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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently revised CPD materials, and may include both face-to-face and online seminars.
Bridge Contract Interiors - A Guide to Specifying Fire Retardant Curtains in a Non-Domestic Residence
A Guide to Specifying Fire Retardant Curtains in a Non-Domestic Residence
New

This presentation has been created to develop awareness of the importance of fire retardant curtains, blinds and soft furnishings in a non-domestic environment. It will also provide an overview of the different curtain types and fabrics that can be used and where they should be applied. You will also learn about anti-ligature and what you will need to consider when specifying blinds and curtains for specialist healthcare. By the end of the session you should have a greater understanding of:
- The curtain requirements for specialist healthcare
- How to improve patients safety
- How to identify which curtains are suitable for the environment you are working on
- The different types of curtains and blinds
- The different fire-retardant fabrics and their ratings as well as the implications of not specifying fire retardant fabric
Roca Ltd - Artificial Intelligence in the Bathroom
Artificial Intelligence in the Bathroom
Seminar, by Roca Ltd
New

This seminar explores how artificial intelligence (AI) is likely to affect bathroom design in the future. Exploring existing innovations, new concepts and research proposals, the CPD will give atendees a crash-course in what AI is, how it is influencing the design of our homes, and how it can improve bathroom spaces.
VELUX Company Ltd - Bespoke Daylight Design
Bespoke Daylight Design
Seminar, by VELUX Company Ltd
New

This CPD will discuss the importance of daylight in designing residential spaces. Topics covered include the use of daylight in creating different lighting effects, the background of daylight in architecture, bespoke rooflight and smart automation technology, and technical considerations for bespoke rooflight solutions. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The fundamentals of the daylight design
- Bespoke rooflight solutions and inspiration on how to use them
- Lighting design techniques using natural light
- Technical considerations for bespoke rooflights
Chieftain Fabrics - Contract Fabrics and Enviromental Sustainability
Contract Fabrics and Enviromental Sustainability
Seminar, by Chieftain Fabrics
New

This seminar explores how contract fabrics might be made more sustainable through the replacement or removal of certain added chemicals. Alternatives to high-volume commercially produced fabric are explored. Future directions are appraised - especially those based on naturally occurring phenomena. New innovations in fabric production are also identified and explored. By the end of the CPD you will have a greater understanding of:
- What is meant by added chemistry and what possible substitutes are available.
- What makes a contract fabric
- How to distinguish between harmful and beneficial added chemistry
- What fabrics are best from a sustainable viewpoint
- Future directions in biomimicry and fabric design
Homeplay Ltd - Factory tour
Factory tour
Factory Visit, by Homeplay Ltd
New

During this tour attendees will be introduced to the latest luxury residential technology. Themes covered include lighting design and control, automated shading, cinema and media rooms, integrated HVAC control and ‘Wall acne’ reduction. Book online at www.homeplay.tv/cpd or call 01932 781327 and ask for James.
Jacaranda Carpets & Rugs - Handmade Carpets and Rugs - Mixing Natural Fibres with Beauty, Ethics and Practicality
Handmade Carpets and Rugs - Mixing Natural Fibres with Beauty, Ethics and Practicality
New

This seminar will examine the myths and realities of specifying hand-woven, hand-tufted and hand-knotted carpets and rugs. It discusses raw materials, design, manufacturing, testing, labelling and maintenance, as well as the issue of affordability and suitability for residential and commercial applications. By the end of the CPD you will have a greater understanding of:
- How handmade carpets and rugs are made
- Why ethical manufacturing matters
- The differences between wool, viscose and lyocell
- Why and where to specify handmade carpets and rugs
- What to ask when specifying handmade carpets and rugs
- What testing to look out for when specifying luxury handmade carpets and rugs
Select Access Premier Solutions  - Height Safety Systems
Height Safety Systems
New

This CPD Presentation is designed to provide detailed legislation, product and installation information to allow the attendees to specify and integrate Work at Height Systems into their project designs. Topics covered include an introduction to Work at Height, applicable legislation, duties when designing and specifying Work at Height Systems, and an overview of access solutions and their benefits. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Work at Height and the designers responsibilities
- Applicable legislation
- Access Strategy documents
- Selecting the correct access solution
- The correct inspection/testing/management criteria
SFS Group Fastening Technology Ltd - Hinge Technology: Design, Function and Compliance
Hinge Technology: Design, Function and Compliance
New & Available Online

This seminar is about the principles and advantages of rainscreen cladding. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Design and specification considerations for rainscreen cladding
- The different cladding types available
- Project specific calculations including the correct support system for relevant façade material
- Environmental factors and environmental ratings

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
ERCO Lighting Ltd - Light and LED introduction for Specifiers
Light and LED introduction for Specifiers
Seminar, by ERCO Lighting Ltd
New

An explanation of how artificial lighting has evolved (Light sources) and specifically how LED technology will improve the design and flexibility of a scheme. This will explain colour choices and quality levels and also Lighting design techniques for specific applications focusing on energy efficiency as well as longevity. Visual renders explain examples of these applications and in addition how simple controls can be easily implemented to schemes. The principles will cover both indoor and outdoor applications.
ERCO Lighting Ltd - Lighting for Today's Work Environment
Lighting for Today's Work Environment
Seminar, by ERCO Lighting Ltd
New

The introductory slides to this presentation shows how office lighting has evolved over the last few decades and how you can approach the new modern work environment. Understanding the different areas within office buildings and how they might be designed. Significant energy reductions can be achieved and are demonstrated compared to a more conventional approach. Energy and Longevity, or through life costs, are also explored in this presentation.
Ocee Design Limited - Mid Century Design: The legacy of Ernest Race - from Aeroplane Scrap to Beautiful Furniture
Mid Century Design: The legacy of Ernest Race - from Aeroplane Scrap to Beautiful Furniture
New

""This CPD explores the work of Ernst Race, focusing on innovation in recycling and reuse, and materials and design. The presentation will provide historical context to the designs of Ernest Race and his part in post war design, and cover topics including the evolution of furniture design since the 1940s from utility furniture to the Scandinavia aesthetic and how WWII and the scarcity of resources changed manufacturing techniques. It will later question if adversity encourages greater innovation and creativity in our output. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The work of Ernest Race
- The rise of the ‘festival style’ movement
- Recycling and reuse as a necessity
- The impact WW2 had on design at the time and on design now.
- Why 20th Century design is still relevant and why we should include it in our schemes and designs
Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd, Protective Segment - NCS - Natural Colour Systems
NCS - Natural Colour Systems
New

This CPD will discuss the Natural Colour System (NCS). Topics covered include colour psychology, the difference between basic colours in design and colours in the paint industry, the NCS notation system, and NCS as a global colour and communication tool between architects and designers. This seminar also incorporates individual exercises and activities using NCS colour chips. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Colour psychology and how colours affect our feelings
- How to use colours in space - Design tips
- How to read colours using the NCS notation system
- How to create a colour scheme using the NCS system
- How to use the NCS system in your projects
SunPower Corp UK Ltd - Not all Solar is the Same!
Not all Solar is the Same!
New

This CPD aims to discuss back-contact cell technology and why it should matter for architects designing energy systems. The presentation will discuss the technology in terms of durability, reliability, and performance in relation to BREEAM ratings. It will also underscore how this type of solar cell can provide more power in less space, mitigate risk and improve aesthetics. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Back-contact cell technology
- How to specify solar in BIM Objects
- How to improve a buildings CO2 ratings
- How to maximize power generation from a solar system
Ian A. Kernohan (N.I.) Limited - Optimising MVHR
Optimising MVHR
New & Available Online

This CPD is intended for delegates with a limited, background knowledge of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems. The presentation provides an overview of the relevance of MVHR to modern homes in Northern Ireland, with specific reference to Building Regulations Technical Booklet K. It examines relevant issues including Sustainability, Balanced Ventilation, Controllability, The Transfer of Sound and Noise, and Filtration. It also considers additional items which must be addressed when designing or specifying an MVHR system. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The relevance of MVHR in achieving compliance with Building Regulations in Northern Ireland
- How to inbuild sustainability into MVHR projects
- The concept of 'Balanced' Ventilation and how to specify it
- How to specify manual and automated system controls as appropriate
- How to minimise the transmission of noise within MVHR systems
O’Reilly Bros. Ltd t/a O’Reilly Concrete - Permeable Pavements - Advice and Guidance
Permeable Pavements - Advice and Guidance
New

This CPD aims to give the client an understanding of the basic principles in designing a permeable paving system. It looks at the legislation behind SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems) and gives typical construction details of pavements and maintenance requirements. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- Why we need Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)
- Design of, Construction of and Maintenance of Permeable Pavements
- Key Advantages of Permeable Paving
- The different types of Pavement Construction
Secco - Precious Metals in Steel Windows and Doors
Precious Metals in Steel Windows and Doors
Seminar, by Secco
New

This CPD aims to discuss the application of integrated systems for doors, windows and shutters, and façades in galvanized steel, stainless steel, Cor-ten or weathering steel and brass, to guarantee maximum levels of sustainability, comfort and wellbeing. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- Different precious metals and their associated technical features
- The nature of steel
- Shaping steel
- Design variations
- Building integrated steel doors and windows
Ibstock Brick Ltd - Projecting and recessed brickwork design and durability
Projecting and recessed brickwork design and durability
Article, by Ibstock Brick Ltd
New

Projecting and recessed brickwork design can provide additional interest and texture in buildings and free standing walls. Although projecting and recessed brickwork isn’t new, unique contemporary brick aesthetics are being achieved using these techniques. This CPD Article sets out what needs to be considered in designing projecting or recessed brickwork details. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Popular terminology for the anatomy of a brick and brick types.
- Why partially exposing the bed face of a brick is classed as a non-standard application of brick.
- The exposure and its effect on the projecting or recessed brick detail.
- The freeze thaw durability classification of brick, as defined in BS EN 771-1.
- Whether additional mechanical restraint or support will be required to a wall containing these feature
Boulder Developments - Rethinking Roof Construction:  Creating a ‘SuperROOF’
Rethinking Roof Construction: Creating a ‘SuperROOF’
New

This CPD examines one specific area where the opportunity to adopt modern materials in construction is being overlooked. It will put forward both practical and commercial benefits for the adoption of modern insulation materials in preference to traditional tried and tested solutions. Topics covered include specifying multifoil insulation and multifoil solutions, requirements for successful installation, making decisions based on value - in terms of materials, labour and time, and identifying pathways to seek technical assistance and support. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to identify opportunities/situations for specifying multifoil insulation solutions
- The commercial and practical benefits a multifoil solution offers - in terms of space saving, material costs and time
- Specific solutions to meet current Building Regulation requirements
- The essential elements to be considered in assessing the quality of an installation
Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring - Seamless Flooring Solutions for the Food and Beverage Industry
Seamless Flooring Solutions for the Food and Beverage Industry
New

This CPD examines seamless flooring solutions. It will discuss how resin systems function in food manufacturing, food processing and food service industries and how they comply with the strict hygiene and safety standards stipulated by HACCP International. The seminar will also look at the range of resin floor solutions available as well as the installation process. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The requirements for flooring in the food industry
- The performance which resin flooring systems provide
- How to identify and specify specific resin flooring for heavy duty food processing facilities
- The basics of how resin flooring is installed
- Anti-slip flooring solutions and regulatory compliance
Milliken - Showroom Tour
Showroom Tour
Factory Visit, by Milliken
New

This CPD reviews the criteria required for achieving the International Well Building Institute’s WELL Building Standard and presents Milliken’s journey to achieving Platinum Certification for its London Showroom space.

Delegates can book onto the CPD by calling the Milliken London Showroom Manager on: 027 336 7290
Site Sealants Ltd  - Structural Waterproofing - BS8102 2009 & NHBC Chapter 5.4
Structural Waterproofing - BS8102 2009 & NHBC Chapter 5.4
Seminar, by Site Sealants Ltd
New

This CPD will explore what Structural Waterproofing is and why substructures leak. It aims to provide an unbiased discussion of waterproofing, examining the key points of BS8102 2009 and NHBC Chapter 5.4 - including a brief overview of ground gasses and sustainability. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The design process
- Ground gasses and the relevant standards within the UK
- What the three grades of basements are and the three types of systems available
Kvadrat Ltd - Textile Acoustic Design
Textile Acoustic Design
Seminar, by Kvadrat Ltd
New

This seminar will look at:
- Acoustics
- The modern workspace
- Designing the optimal acoustic environment
- Textiles
- Collaborations
Milliken - The Impact of Noise on Well-being and Productivity: How Floor Coverings Can Provide a Solution for Managing Acoustics in the Built Environment
The Impact of Noise on Well-being and Productivity: How Floor Coverings Can Provide a Solution for Managing Acoustics in the Built Environment
Seminar, by Milliken
New

This CPD explores the importance of a building’s acoustics on the well-being and productivity of people in the workplace and in education. Topics covered include factors to be considered whilst evaluating floor coverings for acoustic performance, measuring sound in relation to floor coverings, how particular floor coverings can positively contribute to a building’s acoustics, and how floor coverings are measured and certified by the WELL v2 Building Standard for their acoustic impact on well-being.
By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
-The negative impact that high ambient sound levels can have on well-being and productivity in the workplace and in education
Q-railing - The Specifier’s Guide to Frameless Glass Balustrades
The Specifier’s Guide to Frameless Glass Balustrades
Seminar, by Q-railing
New

System types available with a brief overview
- Specification tools and considerations regulatory standards
- Relevant case studies to explain regulatory standards and good working practice
- Innovations and things to be proud of in 2014 including the acquisition of the d-line balustrade range
MechoSystems - Turn on the Daylight - Automated Shading for Human Health and Building Performance
Turn on the Daylight - Automated Shading for Human Health and Building Performance
Seminar, by MechoSystems
New & Available Online

This presentation explains how automated shading solutions can make our indoor environment more engaging with happier, healthier, and more productive occupants. The benefits of automation go beyond just energy savings and increased natural daylight. Buildings that utilise automation feel different. It will also explore the concepts of Circadian Rhythm, Biophilia and Allesesthesia to unpack these questions and understand why daylight is imperative in good building design. By the end of this CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The daylighting impacts between the use of a manual shade system vs an automated shade system
- How to best implement automated shading systems in projects of various scopes and scales
- How to explain the benefits and advantages of an automated shading solution to a client
- How to identify the right shading solution for clients’ projects to suit their budget and requirements
- How to identify the correct fabric for a project using the fabric data provided

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Sovereign Chemicals Ltd - Understanding Structural Waterproofing
Understanding Structural Waterproofing
New

This presentation focuses upon the design and application of below ground waterproofing systems for basements, cellars, retaining structures and buried podium decks. It discusses the importance of correct design principles and the considerations that must be taken into account following the guidance of BS 8102-2009 and other codes of practice.
wedi  - Wet Room Solution
Wet Room Solution
Seminar, by wedi
New

This seminar will help you:
- understand the features and benefits of a wet room system using extruded polystyrene (XPS) versus traditional construction materials
- understand the variety of designs, functions and sizes for both commercial and domestic applications
- understand the components that if used collectively achieve a CE approval for a 'seals for floors and walls in wetrooms'
- understand how to achieve accessibility for wheelchair users
- understand certifications on both fundo trays & boards with benefit to architects
- understand how to select the correct system dependent on the substrate