RIBA CPD Showcase

Design, construction and technology

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA Core Curriculum topic ‘Design, construction and technology’. It focusses on technical, design, engineering, services and technological issues, trends and changes. It also covers having the knowledge and skills to deliver a successful building process using the latest technology.
A detailed insight into the causes and effects of condensation and the wide range of modern-day treatments available, as well as a look at the plans, methods and materials available to avoid mould build-up in the first place.

Safeguard Europe manufactures and supplies specialist damp-proofing and waterproofing products. It can provide technical specifications, CAD drawings, training days, on-site visits, datasheets and application guidelines. With a 30-year track record, the company is able to supply to anywhere in the UK via cash purchase or credit account. Ordering can be done via telephone, email or fax.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Using examples of different approaches to building services integration this seminar highlights the potential to create better ceiling designs through the use of coordinated components. Adopting this approach, and combining it with engineering and architectural expertise, is the key to producing architectural and building services solutions that are greater than the sum of their parts.

PARC's mission is to enable forward-thinking building designers to achieve their vision by delivering innovative, beautiful ceiling systems that are easy to specify, order, install and maintain. PARC is experienced in complex integration projects and can work directly with owners and design teams to create and execute solutions tailored to your project’s needs.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Saint-Gobain Weber
All builds require a suitable finish, and render is a popular solution, but there are different options depending on the type of construction. This seminar looks at framed construction and other MMC solutions and what you need from a render system for it to deliver the required performance.

Weber is a leading manufacturer of easy-to-apply products in the façade, tile fixing, technical mortar and flooring systems markets. The natural synergy between these activities enables Weber to provide integrated solutions for a wide range of applications, from renovations and refurbishments to new builds and major civil engineering projects. Weber is part of the worldwide Saint-Gobain Group.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Cupa Pizarras
Provides an overview of the production and application of natural slate rainscreen cladding systems from a technical and practical viewpoint. Includes information on how cladding slate is produced, the benefits of natural slate as an external façade solution, and guidance on system installation.

Cupa Pizarras is a world leader in the production of natural slate, owning 20 quarries and 24 processing plants in Northern Spain. One in every two slates supplied for roofing and façades worldwide carries the company’s brand name. With more than 125 years’ experience and a team of over 1,500 associates, Cupa Pizarras is the natural slate specialist.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Axter Ltd
Topics covered include: the importance of roof construction and maintainance, how to proceed when things go wrong; safe roof access strategy and inspection procedures; structure, insulation and waterproofing; and, flat roof refurbishment options including repair, overlay and replacing existing roof coverings.

Axter is a dynamic team of waterproofing design and manufacturing specialists. All share a passion for detail, innovating beyond the ordinary and endeavouring to inspire positive change in the way roofs are designed, waterproofed and used. For over 30 years Axter has delivered excellence to its customers and worked tirelessly to reshape the future of roof waterproofing and sustainable roof design.

Duration: 55 minutes, plus Q&A
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