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The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
DRU Fires - A Journey through Specifying Fires
A Journey through Specifying Fires
Seminar, by DRU Fires
Includes an explanation of the different kinds of gas fire, including conventional flue models that are connected to standard UK chimneys, and balanced flue models, which require no chimney. This presentation also deals with built-in and freestanding models and offers a guide to installation options, including the networking of gas fires across multiple rooms in apartment buildings.

DRU Fires was founded in 1754 and distributes its products to over 20 countries. It claims to have first developed the balanced flue system, which is used for gas boilers, fires, heaters and other appliances worldwide. Its recent innovations include a power-assisted flue system that enables gas fires to be installed in multiple locations, and a gas fire control app for smartphones and tablets.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: two hours
Petersen Tegl A/S - A Magazine About Brickwork and Responsible Architecture
A Magazine About Brickwork and Responsible Architecture
Literature, by Petersen Tegl A/S
Petersen is a magazine about interesting architectural projects that use brick, and about the various technical developments within the process of making and building with bricks.

Petersen Tegl, founded in 1791, has been run by the same family since. The brickworks exports to the USA, Japan, Russia, Australia and many European countries.

Petersen Tegl produces the 100% handcrafted Kolumba and Petersen Cover, and is one of the few brickworks in the world to have mastered the art of firing bricks using coal as fuel.

Approximate reading time: one hour
Naylor Concrete Products Ltd - Less Stress with Pre Stressed
Less Stress with Pre Stressed
Find out more about prestressed concrete lintels. In addition to examining the current market, this seminar looks at the history, production, certifications, product variables, performance levels and legislation associated with prestressed concrete lintels. It also offers advice on how to access appropriate technical support.

Naylor Concrete has been a manufacturer of building materials since 1890, resulting in a wealth of experience in manufacturing techniques and in-depth ranges with a reputation for quality. Naylor’s range of lintels has been continually improved and enhanced over the last 60 years, in direct response to constantly evolving client needs. The result is an unrivalled range of lintels to suit every circumstance, backed by speedy and efficient customer service.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes
CD (UK) Ltd - Modern Solid Surfaces: Invention, Manufacture and Design
Modern Solid Surfaces: Invention, Manufacture and Design
Seminar, by CD (UK) Ltd
A look at the endless possibilities of designing with solid surface. Covers: characteristics and benefits; architectural and design possibilities; current applications; the properties of solid surface; environmental considerations; support, warranty and service infrastructure; the production to fabrication process, and; the development of solid surface from the 1960s to the present day.

With over 40 years’ experience in the industry, CD (UK) is the UK and Ireland distributor of the leading solid surface material for interior design and architecture. As well as solid surface sheets, CD (UK) also distributes a range of complementary products.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Genwork Ltd - Sound of Silence
Sound of Silence
Seminar, by Genwork Ltd
A seminar on environmental noise barriers, this presentation includes information on the nature of sound – or noise – itself, breaking down the science into its various components and showing the effects of noise and how it works. It also addresses the issues associated with eliminating the problem at source, how to create effective ‘reflective’ and ‘absorption’ solutions, and how to evaluate the various options available on the market.

Genwork is part of the Bache Group, a well-establish design and fabrication company based in Stourbridge. It provides a complete range of high-performance security and environmental acoustic barrier solutions. With a wealth of experience in both the supply and installation of acoustic barriers, Genwork is able to offer a comprehensive service, including noise surveys, first-class product solutions and full installation. Genwork is dedicated to delivering environmental solutions at the lowest possible lifetime cost.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 25 minutes
Kemper System Ltd - Specification of Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Systems: A Sustainable Approach
Specification of Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Systems: A Sustainable Approach
Seminar, by Kemper System Ltd
Covers the key areas relating to cold liquid-applied waterproofing for flat roofs and other applications. Liquid waterproofing is the fastest growing sector of the roofing market, and in many cases now the preferred method for both new build and refurbishment. This presentation places particular emphasis on sustainability and covers the specification of sustainable liquid roofing in new build and refurbishment projects, and in warm roof and green roof systems.

Kemper System is a specialist in the manufacture and supply of liquid roofing and waterproofing systems for the long-term protection of flat roofs, buildings and critical structures, including balconies, walkways, green roofs and car parks.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Cistermiser Ltd - Using the Internet of Things for Water Temperature Monitoring to Help Reduce the Risk of Legionella
Using the Internet of Things for Water Temperature Monitoring to Help Reduce the Risk of Legionella
Seminar, by Cistermiser Ltd
The fourth edition of ACoP L8, published by the HSE in 2013 with technical guidance published separately in Health & Safety Guidance 274, was compiled to help duty-holders comply with their legal responsibilities. Part 2 of this document specifically deals with the control of Legionella bacteria in hot- and cold-water systems. This CPD seminar discusses the issues surrounding this important compliance requirement and describes how the latest remote monitoring systems using IoT technology platforms deliver significant advantages for management of commercial buildings in the 21st century.

Cistermiser Ltd is one of the UK’s leading intelligent washroom controls and water efficiency specialists, with over 35 years’ experience in delivering proven solutions for the UK construction industry. ISO.9001:2015 certified and a member of Made in Britain, Cistermiser is a subsidiary of Davidson Holdings, a privately-owned group of brand-leading businesses in the lightside building products sector.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Inpro - Wall, Corner and Door Protection Systems
Wall, Corner and Door Protection Systems
Seminar, by Inpro
An in-depth examination of materials used in all levels of wall protection in interior applications, and of strategies for designing and specifying appropriate materials and placement for effective wall, corner and door protection. Includes descriptions of each application, installation options, raw materials that may contribute toward BREEAM certification, and maintenance/lifecycle factors for each material.

Inpro is obsessed with buildings: how they look, how they work, how they make us feel, and how they impact the environment. Inpro makes hundreds of different architectural products, all under one roof. It works tirelessly to ensure that building professionals – and buildings themselves – succeed. Inpro is therefore indeed, obsessed. But it wouldn’t have it any other way.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Latchways plc - an MSA Brand - Working at Height and the Latest Legislation
Working at Height and the Latest Legislation
Online Learning, by Latchways plc - an MSA Brand
Planning a safe method of maintaining a building often results in scheduled work at height, so understanding the current legislation around this topic is essential. Delivered by a team of fall protection specialists, this seminar delivers the information needed to ensure the correct choice and specification of the most appropriate safety system for any project, enabling the specifier to fulfil the requirements of CDM.

MSA’s Fall Protection team offers a free design and specification service, capable of providing you with the ideal fall protection system layout for your project, as well as BIM models that may be integrated into your own schemes. With an engineering background and a wealth of experience, there is an MSA fall protection solution for every project.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes