RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Sustainable architecture

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Sustainable architecture’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic.
FOAMGLAS® - Cellular Glass - Insulating the Whole Building
Cellular Glass - Insulating the Whole Building
Seminar, by FOAMGLAS®
Addresses the structural and thermal properties of cellular glass and its application in building elements requiring non-flammability, dimensional stability and longevity. This closed cell technology has been specified in some of the highest-profile building projects of the last 50 years, and offers unrivalled performance when specified and installed correctly.

FOAMGLAS’s A1 fire-rated, watertight material has the dimensional strength to be the first choice for architects designing podium, terrace and basement applications. Its cellular glass is versatile enough to be used on the entire building envelope to provide a strong, water-resistant and non-flammable insulation, capable of being much thinner in profile than other solutions.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes.
Lindner AG - Energy Efficient Suspended Heated and Chilled Ceilings
Energy Efficient Suspended Heated and Chilled Ceilings
Seminar, by Lindner AG
Provides a basic understanding of the functionality of heated and chilled ceilings as well as chilled beams (active and passive). Learn about the operating efficiency of heated and chilled ceilings and how they can be combined with other systems, and discover how chilled ceilings compare with fan coil systems with regards to energy consumption and costs.

The Lindner Group is one of Europe’s leading building envelope specialists and providers of interior fit-out (metal ceilings, heated and chilled ceilings, floor systems, partition systems, wall claddings, doors), insulation and construction-related services.
Founded in 1965, Lindner values sustainable development and applies future-oriented energy management and environmental protection to all building and production sites.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes
Ventive - Pure Natural Ventilation and School Design with the New BB101
Pure Natural Ventilation and School Design with the New BB101
Seminar, by Ventive
Focuses on ventilation within schools to reflect the requirements of the new BB101 regulations. Also examines the factors to consider when choosing a ventilation strategy, regulations and issues that impact design decisions for schools, and why a natural ventilation strategy fits with RIBA best practice guidelines for school design.

Ventive is a pioneer in the design of natural ventilation systems to deliver fresh air with minimal energy cost. All its systems come with intelligent connected controls, allowing its units to adapt to any environment. Ventive’s real-time performance monitoring allows it to see if your building operates the way it was designed to.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
RWDI Consulting Engineers - Stack Effect in Tall Buildings
Stack Effect in Tall Buildings
Stack effect describes an uncontrolled energy loss that can cause irritating noise, infiltration of humidity and odour, draughts and thermal discomfort. This presentation examines the physics that cause stack effect, discusses the impact on tall buildings of stack effect, and addresses how to control and manage stack effect through passive strategies and the role of the ventilation system.

Renowned for its expertise in engineering modelling and analysis, RWDI offers a range of services to help create buildings that are more efficient, sustainable, comfortable to inhabit and resilient to natural disasters. RWDI partnerships provide design optimisation ideas throughout all project stages. With 22 offices worldwide, RWDI can support a wide variety of building projects on every continent.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Ventrolla Sash Window Restoration - Timber Window Solutions
Timber Window Solutions
Outlines the benefits of timber window renovation, repair and replacement. Also discusses common timber window problems and their solutions, including draught-proofing and slim double glazing.

With over 35 years’ experience, Ventrolla offers a range of period timber window solutions, including repair and renovation, slim double glazing, complete replacement and secondary glazing solutions. As a market leading expert in sash and casement window renovation, Ventrolla is a natural first choice for free expert advice when working on any historic building. Ventrolla has worked on projects of all sizes and with some of the UK’s biggest construction companies. See the company’s website for case study examples.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes