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Latest CPD materials

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
VELFAC LTD - 360 Degrees Window Consultancy and Specification Building
360 Degrees Window Consultancy and Specification Building
Seminar, by VELFAC LTD
New

This seminar aims to cover the consultancy process to promote the benefits of early engagement with suppliers to assist with the design and development of projects. It aims to provide an understanding of how different project specific requirements can affect the design and specification of a building. It discusses how manufacturers can assist throughout the whole process of a project, from initial preliminary design works through to completion and final handover on site. Covering topics such as energy and indoor climate, acoustics, performance, sustainability, BIM, design and installation and detailing. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how different specification requirements can have an impact on the materials chosen and the design of the building.
- Understand the suppliers’ responsibilities regarding compliance to Building Regulations.
- Understand the nature and scope of window specifications.
- Understand the benefits of early engagement with suppliers.
Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd - A New Compact Option in Air Conditioning Integrating into Your Ceiling Designs
A New Compact Option in Air Conditioning Integrating into Your Ceiling Designs
New

This seminar provides an overview of the specification of air conditioning units integrated into ceilings. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the current air conditioning terminal unit options available.
- Understand a new option which saves valuable void space.
- Understand integration with ceiling systems.
- Understand thermal comfort.
- Understand about exposed units.
- Understand energy saving potential.
Ellis Patents Ltd - A Technical Overview of Cable Fixing
A Technical Overview of Cable Fixing
Seminar, by Ellis Patents Ltd
New

This presentation is designed to raise awareness of the need for good specification in cable fixing practice. It addresses the electrical theory behind short circuit faults and illustrates examples of both poor and good practice. The presentation will help participants understand the importance of cable fixing and provide an overview of the appropriate standards, materials challenges and testing requirements. It also addresses Type Approvals and the need for correct installation procedures and regular inspection and maintenance. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what cable fixings are and how do they work.
- Understand standards and specification.
- Understand materials and testing.
- Understand installation and maintenance.
- Understand applications and case studies.
Senstec - Anti-Slip Shower Tray: The Next Generation
Anti-Slip Shower Tray: The Next Generation
Seminar, by Senstec
New

This seminar is about the properties of anti-slip shower trays. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what properties make a good anti-slip shower tray and the tests which should be applied.
- Understand whether the anti-slip properties are an integral part of the shower tray design or an applied coating.
- Understand whether slip resistance properties have limitations for the life of the shower tray.
- Understand whether slip resistance values take account of likely contaminants found in the shower tray such as soap suds.
- Understand the best installation techniques.
Liquasil Ltd - Asbestos Roof Repairs
Asbestos Roof Repairs
Seminar, by Liquasil Ltd
New

This CPD discusses the various options faced by professional specifiers when dealing with aging asbestos roofs. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand asbestos roof inspection.
- Understand the usual options for repair.
- Understand coatings technologies.
- Understand health and safety.
- Understand roof cleaning and water filtration.
- Understand specification and budget costs.
- Understand construction industry warranties.
Meesons A I Ltd - Creating Secure Entrances: Preventing Unauthorised Access (Tailgating)
Creating Secure Entrances: Preventing Unauthorised Access (Tailgating)
Seminar, by Meesons A I Ltd
Revised

- Understanding of tailgating.
- Why we should care about tailgating.
- Solutions to tailgating.
- Integrating tailgating solutions in to buildings.
- Industry standards.
- Installation methods.
- Considerations of the different solutions.
Halio - Daylight Challenges and Advances in Smart-Tinting Glass Technologies
Daylight Challenges and Advances in Smart-Tinting Glass Technologies
Seminar, by Halio
New

This CPD explores the health and productivity benefits on building occupants who are exposed to daylighting within the working environment. It also discusses the technologies that make it possible to harness these benefits while still meeting increasingly stringent energy efficiency and sustainable standards. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the beneficial health effects of daylight and views on building occupants and the rating systems that have emerged to encourage implementation.
- Understand the challenges to optimising daylight in the built environment.
- Understand the opportunities and limitations afforded by the currently available devices and solutions that aim to mitigate glare and reduce solar heat gain.
- Understand the newest technological advances in smart-tinting glass and its ability to optimise daylighting and colour rendering while achieving maximum energy efficiency.
Arjo UK Ltd - Designing Overhead Ceiling Track Systems
Designing Overhead Ceiling Track Systems
Seminar, by Arjo UK Ltd
New

This seminar will provide information on the benefits of using a ceiling track system and how to design and specify the correct solution for the client. It will cover the following topics:
- What is a ceiling track hoist and who uses it.
- The patient interfaces available.
- Which cassette to choose.
- The flexibility of ceiling track systems, track solutions and layouts
- Installation and fixing methods.
- Bariatric considerations.
NBS - Discover NBS event (national)
Discover NBS event (national)
Course, by NBS
New

As well as receiving CPD accreditation on completion of the event, attendees will find time to speak with experienced NBS specification and BIM experts a useful asset to their development.

By the end of the event you will be able to:
- Understand current issues within the construction industry, in order to highlight the importance of technology when reducing risk in projects.
- Understand future specification tools that are in development to keep abreast of technologies that are available to improve project and process management.
- Understand the BIM Toolkit and how it assists define who is doing what on your BIM project.
- Gain an overview of NBS research and NBS products, to better understand current trends in the construction industry and what the future of construction may look like.
- Hear from guest speakers who use NBS BIM and specification products, detailing how they have used the products and services with Case studies of their projects.
- Understand how industry professional use products and services from NBS, to gain from their experience and save time in your working environment and future construction projects.

This is an all day event, designed to run from 09.00am to 4:00pm.

For further information of the next ‘Discover NBS’ event near you go to https://www.thenbs.com/discover.
NBS - Discover NBS webinar
Discover NBS webinar
Online Learning, by NBS
New

As well as receiving CPD accreditation on completion of the webinar, attendees will find time to speak with experienced NBS specification and BIM experts a useful asset to their development.

By the end of the event you will be able to:
- Understand current issues within the construction industry, in order to highlight the importance of technology when reducing risk in projects.
- Understand future specification tools that are in development to keep abreast of technologies that are available to improve project and process management.
- Understand the BIM Toolkit and how it assists define who is doing what on your BIM project.
- Gain an overview of NBS research and NBS products, to better understand current trends in the construction industry and what the future of construction may look like.
- Hear from guest speakers who use NBS BIM and specification products, detailing how they have used the products and services with Case studies of their projects.
- Understand how industry professional use products and services from NBS, to gain from their experience and save time in your working environment and future construction projects.

This is a one hour webinar, designed to run from 14.00am to 15:00 on the 30th October.
Arpa UK Ltd - EBC smart Materials for Interior Design
EBC smart Materials for Interior Design
Seminar, by Arpa UK Ltd
New

The aim of this presentation is to educate architects on EBC smart materials, how they are made, how they are used and the benefits of using smart materials for interior design. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what EBC smart materials are.
- Understand how EBC smart materials are manufactured.
- Understand what these materials can be used for.
- Understand the advantages of using EBC smart materials and their durability.
- Understand the use of EBC smart materials for interior design.
Zip Water - Energy Efficient Water Heating
Energy Efficient Water Heating
Seminar, by Zip Water
New

This CPD looks at electrical hot water systems and how to select the right hot water appliance to suit the individual needs of the client. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the types of electrical hot water systems available.
- Understand centralised distribution systems versus point of use systems.
- Understand point of use storage versus instantaneous point of use.
- Understand issues around choosing the right system for the application.
- Understand the importance of filtration and scale management.
- Understand safety and risk considerations.
Kingspan Insulation - Flat and Tapered Roofing
Flat and Tapered Roofing
Revised

This seminar covers the different types of flat roof construction, the relevant regulations and different waterproofing systems. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand different types of flat roof constructions.
- Understand the regulations and codes of practice that apply.
- Understand how to determine the suitability of different methods of creating a fall.
- Understand how to identify the features of tapered insulation in flat roofing constructions.
Flowcrete UK Ltd - How to Avoid Floor Failure in the Design of Food and Beverage Facilities
How to Avoid Floor Failure in the Design of Food and Beverage Facilities
Seminar, by Flowcrete UK Ltd
Revised

This RIBA CPD Seminar will explore the true cost associated with the improper, incorrect or unsatisfactory specification of flooring materials within the design of food & beverage production, processing or packaging plants:
- During 45 – 60 minutes, delegates will be able to .
- Address the most common reasons for floor failure.
- Draw on real-life scenarios where a failing floor has resulted in financial and reputational damage.
- Outline key factors to consider in order to minimize these risks.
- Identify flooring solutions that offer long-term durability and wear resistance as well as promote hygiene and safety underfoot.
BRITA Vivreau Ltd - Inclusion, Diversity and Equality
Inclusion, Diversity and Equality
Seminar, by BRITA Vivreau Ltd
New

This seminar looks at office design and why inclusion is important in the modern workplace. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the history of office design.
- Understand what legislation is in place to support the design process.
- Understand the social impact of design.
- Understand products available that support the inclusive design process.
- Understand the future of the working environment .
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers - Ironmongery for Specialist Applications
Ironmongery for Specialist Applications
New

This seminar looks at the specification of ironmongery for specialist applications. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand accessibility and the relevant legislation relating to ironmongery.
- Understand specialist closing devices and what can be used in specific applications such as care homes and hospitals.
- Understand visual contrast and LRV requirements.
- Understand what anti-ligature hardware is available, what can be specified and the current standard available for testing of the product.
- Understand anti-microbial furniture, define what is available and in what circumstances it could be specified.
- Understand finger protection, what types there are, why they should be specified and the relevant British Standard.
- Understand specialist signage, in what circumstances it can be specified such as areas where there are those with visual impairment or dementia.
EcoRight Limited    - Lime in Building Conservation
Lime in Building Conservation
Seminar, by EcoRight Limited
New

This seminar allows you to appreciate the history and manufacturing of lime and gives you an understanding of the types of limes that are available for use in the repair of historic and traditional buildings and structures. It will give you confidence to specify the correct material and help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand lime production and chemistry.
- Understand the types of lime and correct choice and application of particular limes and mortars.
- Understand historical and traditional uses of lime.
- Understand hot mixed lime.
- Understand the properties and benefits of lime.
Köster Bauchemie AG - Moisture Mitigation: Controlling Water Vapour in Concrete Floors
Moisture Mitigation: Controlling Water Vapour in Concrete Floors
New

This CPD looks at moisture mitigation for concrete floors prior to receiving non-breathable flooring finishes, such as resin or vinyl. The use of an appropriate vapour control layer can prevent flooring failures caused by high levels of moisture and alkalinity forming at the top surface of the concrete. The CPD covers the causes of moisture related problems in floors, in both new construction, and refurbishment scenarios, and looks at the floor build-ups that can be used over a moisture mitigation system, including high performance self-levelling screeds. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the different causes of moisture in concrete floors.
- Understand how water vapour can damage various floor finishes.
- Understand how water vapour problems can be eliminated.
- Understand the importance of concrete testing and analysis.
- Understand surface preparation and application.
- Understand floor build-ups, screeds and floor finishes available.
Whitesales Rooflights - No Light Like Daylight: Delivering Daylight Through design
No Light Like Daylight: Delivering Daylight Through design
New

This seminar looks at the benefits of natural daylight and the basics of designing daylight in the built environment. It covers information that is relevant to residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The seminar will cover areas such as the impact of daylight on building occupants through to important design considerations when specifying rooflights, light levels for specific building usage and use of rooflight applications for reducing energy usage and Co2 emissions. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand daylight in the built environment, benefits and importance, daylight theory and achieving higher levels of daylight.
- Understand technical guidance, light and living, the legal requirements, rooflights and energy efficiency and glazing safety.
- Understand designing with rooflights, types and applications, considerations and reference projects.
DCM Surfaces - Playground Safety Surfacing
Playground Safety Surfacing
Seminar, by DCM Surfaces
New

This seminar provides an overview of various types of play safety surfacing. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand standards and requirements for safety surfacing in playgrounds.
- Understand how to choose the right safety surface, looking at wetpour, artificial grass, and rubber mulch.
- Understand specification and installation of play safety surfacing.
- Understand how to achieve a long-lasting, high-quality finish, avoid shrinkage, UV colour changes and undulations in the surface.
- Understand how to keep costs down, design and layout.
- Understand maintenance and warranty of play safety surfacing.
Rada  - Reducing the Risk of Biofilm Formation in Healthcare Water Systems
Reducing the Risk of Biofilm Formation in Healthcare Water Systems
Seminar, by Rada
Revised

This seminar covers the role the management of water has in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the significant role biofilm control plays in preventing HCAIs.
- Understand the methods used to reduce the risk of biofilm formation in water systems.
- Understand the important role specifying the right water controls and washrooms products play in minimising the risk of biofilm formation.
Howe Green Ltd - Safe Access All Areas: Floor Access
Safe Access All Areas: Floor Access
Seminar, by Howe Green Ltd
New

This seminar will explain the different design and specification considerations that need to be addressed when selecting a floor access cover for your project, from frequency of access to load bearing performance to the level of aesthetic required. Selecting the right access cover for the environment and the operational requirements of the building is key. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how to access building services concealed under any type of flooring finish quickly, safely and with minimum disruption, using floor access covers.
- Understand the different design considerations that need to be addressed when selecting a floor access cover for your project.
- Understand how to select the right access cover for the environment and operational requirements of the building.
- Understand the different methods available to remove access covers safely and in line with legislative requirements.
Rapid Washrooms Limited - Smart Washroom Product Design and its Impact on Hygiene, Environmental Responsibility, Customer Experience and Long Term Expenditure
Smart Washroom Product Design and its Impact on Hygiene, Environmental Responsibility, Customer Experience and Long Term Expenditure
New

This seminar will help you to learn how to identify good design practices in smart washroom equipment, understand the ongoing cost and environmental impact of equipment selection and the associated potential health hazards, while following the journey taken by a British design-manufacturer to develop the ultimate soap dispenser. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how to Identify good design practices in washroom equipment.
- Understand the benefits of smart washrooms equipment.
- Understand the unspoken health risks of soap dispensers.
- Understand how to reduce plastic waste, unnecessary expense and labour through product selection.
CES Quarry Products Ltd - Specification of Cement Based Liquid Screeds as a Polished and Unpolished Wearing Surface
Specification of Cement Based Liquid Screeds as a Polished and Unpolished Wearing Surface
New

This seminar aims to guide specifiers on the correct application of the different types of screeds on the market, to aid in the avoidance of screed failures and to educate on the use of cement based liquid screeds as a polished and unpolished wearing surface. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the specification of cement based liquid screeds.
- Understand the types of screed available and their advantages and disadvantages.
- Understand bonded, unbonded and floating screeds.
- Understand how to avoid failures by correct specification of materials.
- Understand polished cement screeds as a wearing surface.
Eclisse UK - The Future of Doors
The Future of Doors
Seminar, by Eclisse UK
New

This CPD looks at the design and specification of pocket door systems. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what a pocket door is and pocket door construction.
- Understand the variations of pocket doors available and their advantages and disadvantages.
- Understand why you should use a pocket door and benefits regarding space-saving, problem-solving and inclusive design.
- Understand considerations when specifying a pocket door system.
- Understand installation considerations with respect to pocket door systems.
BASF Plc Basotect® Acoustic Melamine Foam - The Impact of Noise in Society and Typical High Performance Solutions for Room Acoustic Applications
The Impact of Noise in Society and Typical High Performance Solutions for Room Acoustic Applications
New

This seminar looks at what impact noise has in society and current targets to reduce the impact on humans and buildings. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand acoustic terms.
- Understand the health-related impact of noise.
- Understand the impact of noise in certain architectural scenarios.
- Understand how a sound absorbing material can improve room acoustics.
- Understand best practices in improving room acoustics.
Roth UK - Underfloor Heating
Underfloor Heating
Seminar, by Roth UK
New

The aim of this seminar is to provide architects and consultants with enhanced knowledge of underfloor heating construction and design. Also, to demonstrate why underfloor is fast becoming a system of choice due to changes in life style living space, flooring design and the economic and environmental benefits when combined with today’s renewable technology. This CPD will focus on the importance of system design, heating output, and heat source optimisation for new build and retrofit buildings through to installation, controls and commissioning. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the concept of underfloor heating and how it works.
- Understand the types of building that can benefit from underfloor heating.
- Understand the benefits for construction and for the environment and running costs.
- Understand floor construction build up and design and heat source options.
- Understand underfloor heating system options for new build and retrofit construction.
- Understand installation, commissioning, control and maintenance of underfloor heating systems.