RIBA CPD Showcase

Design, construction and technology

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA core curriculum topic ‘Design, construction and technology’ (and may fall within other core curriculum topics as well). This covers the latest technical, design, engineering, services and technological issues, trends and changes. It also covers having the knowledge and skills to deliver a successful building process in a rapidly changing industry and profession. Most CPD materials are available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest, do click on the link and check.
A practical insight into the technical detailing issues and design factors involved in waterproofing. Also covers the different types of waterproofing applications available and factors to take into consideration when designing buildings, including roof type, installation methods and detailing.

ICB (Waterproofing) is one of the UK's leading providers of waterproofing solutions. ICB offers systems to meet most building applications and is a specialist in flat roofing. Through sister companies ICB also offers bespoke metal fabrications and an installation service for ancillary flat roofing products, as well as solar PV, roof gardens and roof safety systems.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Horning UK
Explore the environmental and health benefits of specifying timber products in architecture. Topics covered include: the different types of carbon associated with construction, how specifying timber products plays a role in offsetting carbon emissions, how to ensure that you’re specifying sustainable products, and the health and economic benefits of biophilic design.

Founded in 1925, Horning has been dedicated to solid wood floor craftsmanship ever since. The company has worked on many high-profile projects, including the National Gallery in Oslo, Ferring headquarters, and several Scandinavian airports. Horning’s integrated product range also features adhesives, surface care products and skirtings.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Zip Water
A look at electrical hot water systems and how to select the right hot water appliance to suit your client’s needs. Covers the various types of electrical hot water systems available, the differences between centralised distribution systems and point-of-use systems (as well as point-of-use storage and instantaneous point-of-use), and the importance of filtration, scale management and safety.

For more than 75 years Zip Water has created the world's most advanced drinking water solutions, developing leading technologies that have positively impacted health, wellbeing and the planet. To date, Zip Water has helped to deliver better water to over six million homes and 2.5 million offices in both developed and developing countries.
Seminar, by Rako Controls Ltd
Explores how smart lighting control systems benefit and enhance the user experience in both commercial and residential settings. Featuring insights from several lighting designers, this seminar also discusses how to plan smart lighting control systems, relevant terminology, and how to ensure the best outcome for your client.

Rako Controls has been developing and deploying state-of-the-art smart lighting systems and controls since 2002. Designed and manufactured at its own ISO9001-certified factory in Kent, Rako’s smart lighting control systems are straightforward to install and easy to use. Control options range from keypads, smartphone apps and voice command, to integration with third party systems and controllers.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Velfac Windows
An overview of sustainable window system design and how early engagement with manufacturers can help architects and designers achieve sustainability goals. Also explores how sustainability has a direct impact on indoor climate, together with other relevant issues such as operational and embodied carbon, Passivhaus, SBTIs and EPDs.

VELFAC is the window expert, providing tailored advice and consultancy at every stage in the specification process – from initial design ideas to post-installation support. VELFAC composite windows bring together the durability and versatility of aluminium and the beauty and warmth of natural wood, with U-values as low as 0.8W/m²K and slim 54mm sightlines.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Examines how mechanical ventilation with heat recovery provides the complete ventilation solution. Also outlines: the reasons why we need to improve indoor air quality in residential buildings; relevant Building Regulations and how they apply to ventilation system; the dos and don’ts of ducting; and, building control compliance issues.

Founded in 1955, Airflow Developments is an international group of companies and world leader in ventilation systems. Based in High Wycombe, and with its own manufacturing and research facilities, Airflow boasts an extensive product portfolio. You can rely on Airflow to meet or exceed the highest quality standards, including Passive House.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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