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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic.
CEDIA - Designer's Guide to Common Tech Words and Phrases
Designer's Guide to Common Tech Words and Phrases
Literature, by CEDIA
This glossary of technology terms aims to help design professionals better understand the terminology and phrases used in the home technology industry, thereby enabling them to better communicate their clients’ residential technology needs with home technology businesses.
CEDIA represents 3,700 member companies worldwide and serves more than 30,000 industry professionals who either manufacture, design and/or integrate goods and services for the connected home. Built on a strong volunteer foundation, in addition to raising consumer awareness CEDIA provides access to industry-leading education, certification and research.

Approximate viewing duration, reading time or number of pages: 15 minutes
Able Canopies Ltd - Fire Resistance Requirements for Balconies on Residential Buildings
Fire Resistance Requirements for Balconies on Residential Buildings
Online Learning, by Able Canopies Ltd
Ensure the safety and compliance of your future high-rise, residential building projects. Covers the latest regulations and source-approved product solutions, offering greater insight into the Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018, Advice Note on Balconies on Residential Buildings and Additional Requirements Approved Document B.
Founded nearly 20 years ago, Able Canopies is well-established within the construction industry. It works directly with architects and construction professionals and holds a wide range of recognised certifications, including ISO 9001, ISO 1400, OHSAS 18001, ConstructionLine Gold, and CHAS Premium Plus.

Approximate viewing duration, reading time or number of pages: 52 minutes
Armstrong Ceiling Solutions - Guide to Building Acoustics
Guide to Building Acoustics
Improve your understanding of the contribution that suspended ceilings can make in creating an optimum acoustic environment without compromising interior aesthetics. Covers the fundamentals of acoustics, the regulations governing ceilings, and practical guidance on creating sound efficient spaces.
Armstrong Ceiling Solutions is a leader in the design and manufacture of acoustic ceilings and suspension systems for commercial applications. After more than a century in the industry Armstrong has become one of its most respected names, known and trusted for its quality, service and high performance product offering. Armstrong offers interior solutions that enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and deliver beautiful spaces.

Approximate viewing duration, reading time or number of pages: one hour
QUALICOAT UK & Ireland - Setting the Standard for Architectural Powder Coating
Setting the Standard for Architectural Powder Coating
Ensure that your specification for powder coating suits your application and location. This article provides the all information that specifiers may need to better understand powder coatings and, more importantly, to assist them in identifying and choosing the correct pre-treatment and powder system. Correctly specified powder coating can last the lifetime of a building.
QUALICOAT UK & Ireland is part of the global QUALICOAT organisation, based in Zurich. The association researches coating technology and updates the standard on a regular basis to continually increase coating quality across its wide membership base.

Approximate viewing duration, reading time or number of pages: 15 minutes
Newton Waterproofing Systems - Structural Waterproofing Design Strategies to BS 8102: 2009
Structural Waterproofing Design Strategies to BS 8102: 2009
A comprehensive overview of the modern methods available for protecting below-ground structures against water. This includes the different forms of waterproofing systems available, how to fulfil the key requirements of the British standard for waterproofing, and how combination systems can be specified to achieve desired results.
Newton is one of the largest independent designers and suppliers of guaranteed waterproofing systems in the country, offering a complete waterproofing design and supply service for architects, specifiers, homeowners, contractors and developers. Its exceptional products are matched by a network of Newton Specialist Contractors to offer a guaranteed installation service – wherever you are and whatever the size of your project.

Approximate viewing duration, reading time or number of pages: 30 minutes
Roca Ltd - WC Pan with Integrated Cistern
WC Pan with Integrated Cistern
Article, by Roca Ltd
This article describes a WC pan that incorporates a concealed cistern, and therefore dispenses with the need to install a cistern and flush plate into the wall. It explains how this product differs from any other WC and covers: how its design benefits overall bathroom design and the environment, how it’s installed and how the flush mechanism works, and how it performs in the event of a water or power cut.
Roca has been designing and manufacturing everything that goes into bathrooms since 1917. From the start it was a pioneer, tackling issues surrounding sustainability, design and technology, and it remains at the forefront of these fields. Today, Roca reaches over 170 countries, supplied by 76 production plants with more than 20,000 employees worldwide. After one hundred years, Roca is still proud to call itself a family business.

Approximate viewing duration, reading time or number of pages: 10-15 minutes