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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic. The RIBA CPD Core Curriculum is accompanied by an extensive CPD primer, which provides context for each of the ten topics and acts as a suggested framework of target issues for each topic. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
10 Point Plan for a Perfect Wetroom
Online Learning, by Schlüter-Systems Ltd
Explores wet room installations at the design and specification stage. Includes advice on: integrated versus multi-manufacturer combined systems; design, and how point and linear drains can be hidden or accent the design; waterproofing requirements, and how an integrated system can offer complete peace of mind; and technology, and the difference between waterproof and water-resistant systems. Also covers further considerations such as lighting, acoustics and under-tile heating.

Latest GoTo Webinar:
25 May 2021 [link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2847578298252437772]
08 June 2021 [link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5248796244598345486]
15 June 2021 [https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3807676249649193742]

Leicestershire-based Schlüter-Systems has worked with architects and specifiers for over 25 years, providing trusted advice on projects of every size. Schlüter-Systems doesn’t just supply market leading, innovative tiling systems and solutions – its technical team is second to none, providing full support across the UK and Ireland. With over 10,000 products, Schlüter can be trusted to provide the best advice and solutions for the application of tile and stone.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Fire Resistance Requirements for Balconies on Residential Buildings
Online Learning, by Able Canopies Ltd
This 52-minute video presentation discusses the new legislation in The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 and the advice note on balconies on residential buildings. Following an overview of regulations it moves on to explore product solutions that adhere to the regulations and how The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 affect specifiers and their projects.

Able Canopies designs, manufactures and installs quality canopy, shelter and shade systems for commercial organisations throughout the UK. Working across every sector, including education, leisure, healthcare, hospitality and retail, it is committed to providing the very best cover and shade systems to meet customers' requirements.

Duration: 52 minutes
Five Top Lighting Design Tips
Includes key pointers for when planning lighting layouts, including: the importance of layering light and what it brings to a scheme, what to look for when selecting LEDs, creating different zones in larger spaces, and the positive difference good lighting control can make.

The leading name in discreet lighting, John Cullen offers a complete service for interior and exterior lighting for the residential, superyacht and hospitality markets. The company sells a unique collection of light fittings, designed in-house and UK manufactured, and offers an award-winning lighting design service to inspire you.

Number of pages: 5 pages
Luxury Residential Lighting
Online Learning, by Homeplay Ltd
Provides a comprehensive overview of how to design lighting systems for luxury residences. Covers all aspects of residential lighting, from design to luminaires and control systems. Includes advice on: the drawbacks of LED and how to overcome them; why documentation is important (and what's required); zones, scenes and dimming technologies; and, how control systems make lighting easier to use.

Transform how you live. Discover sound you can feel, home cinema that transports you to another world, and lighting that brings spaces to life. Homeplay is the expert in beautiful home technology. Simple, stylish systems, seamlessly integrated into the fabric of your home.

Duration: 90 minutes, plus Q&A
Projecting and recessed brickwork design and durability
Article, by Ibstock Brick Ltd
Projecting and recessed brickwork design can provide additional interest and texture in buildings and free-standing walls. Although projecting and recessed brickwork isn’t a new concept, unique contemporary brick aesthetics are being achieved using these techniques. This article covers: 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; and, whether additional mechanical restraint or support will be required to a wall containing these features.

Ibstock Brick is a leading UK manufacturer of clay bricks. With 21 brickworks and a network of 23 active quarries it has the largest production capacity in the UK, producing more than 850 million bricks each year.

Number of pages: five