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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Brintons Carpets Ltd - Carpet Manufacturing Processes: Module 3
Carpet Manufacturing Processes: Module 3
This CPD module details the tremendous variety of carpet manufacturing processes and the relative attributes of each method. It also explores the different types of carpet construction and their features and benefits.

Brintons has been producing quality carpets for over 230 years. As a royal warrant holder, Brintons has carpeted the world’s most prestigious locations: from palaces to hotels and cruise liners to airports. With offices and manufacturing facilities around the world, Brintons’ reputation is built on design innovation, product excellence, technical expertise and customer focus.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.
Formica Group - Laminate Factory Tour
Laminate Factory Tour
Factory Visit, by Formica Group
A tour of a laminate factory, office and fabrication support unit. Includes: an overview of the laminate manufacturing process and a hands-on opportunity to work with laminate, including bonding and post forming; the components and processes of laminate manufacturing; a discussion of the various grades of laminate; an overview of laminate specification, and; environmental considerations.

Formica Group is a global industry leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. Formica laminate is the ‘original’, with over 100 years’ design and product innovation and manufacturing experience. Durable, easy to clean and resistant to impact, heat and scratches, Formica laminate requires minimal maintenance. Resistant to humidity, it can also be steam cleaned or disinfected with no adverse effects. Typical applications include wall panelling, doors, cubicles, furniture and counter tops.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 2½ hours.
BASWA acoustic AG - Seamless Marble Acoustic Ceilings
Seamless Marble Acoustic Ceilings
Seminar, by BASWA acoustic AG
Offers technical insight into seamless acoustic ceilings, also known as acoustic plaster systems. Seamless acoustic ceilings reduce reverberation and increase acoustic comfort, and conform to the design with a smooth monolithic finish. This seminar looks at how seamless acoustic plaster works, how acoustics affect the user experience and what can be achieved.

Based in Switzerland, BASWA is the innovator behind seamless acoustic ceilings. With a smooth marble finish and up to Class A acoustic absorption, BASWA’s product is made for interiors that are held to the highest visual and functional standards. Notable BASWA projects include the Shard main reception, the Louvre, Carnegie Hall, Elbphilharmonie, Chateau de Versailles and the Lanesborough Hotel.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Automatic Systems UK & Ireland  - Secure Entrance Control
Secure Entrance Control
Examines the options facing specifiers when designing safety and security into a site. This seminar concentrates on the following learning aims: assessing the security risks, looking at the infrastructure, product choice, and implementation. Upon completion the specifier should have a thorough understanding of the security risks associated with the work environment and some of the products one can install to not only protect staff and assets, but also fit any building infrastructure.

With more than 40 years’ experience Automatic Systems designs and manufactures entrance control equipment. Its product portfolio complements security entrance lanes, swing gates, tripod turnstiles, full-height turnstiles, interlocking doors and detection units, rising and swinging barriers, extra-long and security barriers, rising fenced barriers, rising bollards and road blockers.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.