RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin


Our theme this month is finishes. Click on the links for a taster of the extraordinary variety of CPD materials on this topic available from ribacpd.com. To explore the subject further, use the search bar at the top of the page. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Carpet Specification for a Theraputic Environment
Online Learning, by danfloor UK Ltd
Explores how carpet can help create a therapeutic environment in a care or mental health setting. Includes advice on: acoustics, indoor air quality, use of colours, trips and falls and creating a homelike feeling; creating physical, social and psychologically safe places that are specifically designed for healing and wellbeing; cleaning and maintenance; and, how to correctly specify a carpet to match the demands of the care and mental health sector.

Danfloor UK is a specialist manufacturer of impervious and non-impervious broadloom carpets and carpet tiles. Contemporary, hardwearing and stylish, its carpet ranges are suited to the healthcare, education, commercial and leisure industries. Danfloor uses branded carpet fibres, which determines the quality of the carpet and influences aspects such as surface structure, colour and feel, as well as many functional features, together offering a broad range of flooring options. All ranges are tested in accordance with BS EN1307 and carry several comprehensive warranties.

Duration: 40-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Guide to Different Types of Screed
Online Learning, by Cemfloor Liquid Screeds
Examines the different types of screed used in the construction industry. Topics covered include the advantages and disadvantages of each screed type, methods of installation, the drying process and factors effecting drying time.

Cemfloor is a specially formulated screed binder that is used to create self-levelling cementitious floor screeds. With the addition of Cemfloor the screed’s performance is increased significantly and can be applied to a wide range of floor types. Cemfloor binder is simply mixed with cement, water and a suitable sand to create a high-performance screed which complies with EN 13813. Cemfloor is a high-performance cement based liquid screed. It can be foot trafficked within 24-48 hours and dries within 28 days with minimal shrinkage (<0.05%), which reduces cracking and curling. Cemfloor is compatible with all types of subsequent floor finishes, including cement-based tile adhesives, and is installed by fully approved and trained applicators ensuring quality is never compromised.

Duration: 45-50 minutes, plus Q&A
Industrial Flooring: The Generic Resins and Their Real Life Performance
Why specify industrial flooring? Why do floors fail? What are the different types of resin available, and what are the performance characteristics of each? This seminar answers these questions and more. It also includes advice on: whole life pricing analysis; taint/smell, and how to reduce risk; relevant regulations and standards; and, the environmental impact of resins.

Acrylicon is a manufacturer, installer and worldwide exporter of high-quality, long-lasting resin flooring. Founded in Norway in 1978, Acrylicon has recently opened the world’s most technologically advanced polymer factory in Neustad-Glewe, Germany. Acrylicon resin flooring is unique in its chemical composition, providing the high compressive strength – and therefore durability – of polyurethane resin floors coupled with the fast cure of MMA-type resin flooring. With a proven longevity of over 30 years, experience in almost every industry, and a truly turnkey package from manufacture to installation, Acrylicon is the perfect partner for your resin flooring needs.

Duration one hour, plus Q&A
The Path to Compliance for Impact Resistance of Facades
Seminar, by Carea Façade
A seminar about achieving the required impact resistance standards for cladding façade panels. Includes guidance on: the main UK regulations and standards for impact resistance of façades (and comparison between UK and European standards); how to identify impact resistance requirements for external walls; the different impact categories for safety and serviceability; impact resistance test methods for façades; and, the services available from test and certification bodies.

CAREA is a leading manufacturer of cladding products and solutions. The company has over 40 years’ experience in the manufacture and supply of solutions for rainscreen cladding, panelling and surfacing. Produced in accordance with the company’s own strict environmental policy, the benefits of using Carea include invisible fixing cladding, non-porous surfaces (unaffected by graffiti) and resistance to external and meteorological aggressions.

Duration: 40-45 minutes, plus Q&A