RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Floors, including beams

The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
ATLAS Sp. z o.o. - ETICS Fire Safety
ETICS Fire Safety
Article, by ATLAS Sp. z o.o.
Looks at the regulations and requirements related to the fire safety of external thermal insulation composite systems (ETICS). Covers the relevant Building Regulations and standards related to ETICS, the fire classification of construction products, issues surrounding the correct installation of ETICS, and how to recognize the fire classes for ETICS.
ATLAS is a well-known Polish group of construction chemicals and raw materials manufacturers. The ATLAS Group portfolio includes a wide range of products and technological system solutions for the construction and renovation of residential, public and industrial buildings. With many years’ experience designing and manufacturing for the construction industry, you can be sure that ATLAS Group products will always be durable, safe and of the highest quality.

Approximate viewing duration, reading time or number of pages: 10 minutes
Schlüter-Systems Ltd - The Practical Guide to Wetroom Specification
The Practical Guide to Wetroom Specification
Literature, by Schlüter-Systems Ltd
Creating a successful wetroom takes research and preparation. The finer details of a project are often overlooked, leading to leaks, cracked tiles and ultimately, loss of room use and revenue. This CPD material covers the pros and cons of installing a wetroom, wetroom failures, the difference between water-resistance and waterproofing, standards and regulations, and additional considerations when designing wetrooms.
Schlüter-Systems Ltd has worked in partnership with architects and specifiers for over 20 years, providing trusted advice for projects both large and small, and offering guidance on the specification of tile and stone installations through its RIBA-approved CPD seminars. With over 10,000 products, Schlüter can always be trusted to provide sound advice and solutions for the application of tile and stone.

Approximate viewing duration, reading time or number of pages: 16 pages
Texfelt Ltd - Underlay: Understanding the Manufacturing Methods, Performance and Environmental Credentials of Different Types of Underlay
Underlay: Understanding the Manufacturing Methods, Performance and Environmental Credentials of Different Types of Underlay
Article, by Texfelt Ltd
How can you improve building acoustics, thermal efficiency and comfort levels? The selection of fit-out materials is of great importance. This article addresses the specific technical attributes associated with various types of carpet underlay. Issues affecting lifecycle, raw materials and performance are discussed alongside a new category of EERP underlays manufactured from single-use plastics.
Texfelt manufactures sustainable non-woven textile products in Bradford. Over the last two years it has developed a range of next-generation products made from fibres derived from single-use plastic bottles and other disposable wastes. Texfelt manufactures for markets including flooring, acoustics, insulation and furniture componentry. Its new EERP underlays are the first to achieve verified EPDs with BRE.

Approximate viewing duration, reading time or number of pages: 20 minutes
FSi Limited - Understanding Fire Protection Standards and Certifications
Understanding Fire Protection Standards and Certifications
Online Learning, by FSi Limited
Examines what passive fire protection is, the differences between reaction and resistance to fire, how products are tested, what standards they are tested to, key differences between EN and BS standards, and the CE mark, and how it is obtained. It also highlights the responsibilities and importance of certified installers and correct specification.
FSi Limited is one of the UK’s largest independent manufacturers of passive fire protection products, supplying innovative and well-tested solutions to satisfy all market needs, whether they be British, European or Worldwide. With its comprehensive systems, tested to many global standards (including CE, UL, FM, AS, ASTM and ISO), FSi is the partner of choice for all your built-in fire stopping requirements

Approximate viewing duration, reading time or number of pages: 23 minutes