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Amwell Systems Ltd - 5 Key Steps to Successful Washroom Specification
5 Key Steps to Successful Washroom Specification
Seminar, by Amwell Systems Ltd
As the title suggests, this seminar takes a fundamental look at how to successfully specify washrooms, focusing on the three main elements: cubicles, ducting and vanity units. It also examines the appropriate use of different material options while offering guidance on washroom regulations, budgeting and value engineering.

With over 30 years’ experience, Amwell Systems is a leading manufacturer of washroom cubicles and panelling systems. It offers a range of toilet, shower and changing cubicles, IPS, vanity units, changing room lockers and benching, as well as washroom accessories. Whether for an office, a retail washroom, a leisure changing cubicle or a school washroom, Amwell Systems can provide the perfect solution to your needs.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Ayrshire Metals Ltd - Build Fast and Light with Confidence
Build Fast and Light with Confidence
Offers an overview and guidance on how to build fast and light using lightweight cold-rolled steel systems for apartments, offices, schools, warehouses, student accommodation, mezzanine floors and hospitals. Covers steel framing systems (SFS), purling and cladding rails, mezzanine floors, portal frames and full structures. Also includes details of performance values, the design process, and how to create cost-effective solutions.

With over 100 years’ experience in the field of cold-rolled steel, and a reputation for innovation, design and quality, it’s no wonder that Ayrshire Metals continues to be a leading manufacturer and supplier to the building and construction industry. Ayrshire Metals is proud to have earned the trust and loyalty of countless customers through its cost-effective designs and products.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 60-90 minutes.
PUDLO Waterproof Systems & Cemfree Zero-Cement Concrete, part of the DB Group Ltd - Can Concrete be Sustainable? Taking on the CO2 Challenge
Can Concrete be Sustainable? Taking on the CO2 Challenge
Looks at concrete and cement-free concrete alternatives, with particular regard to the CO2 impact of cement production and use. Find out more about: the benefits and drawbacks of concrete; the scale of the CO2 challenge as it relates to concrete, and what is currently being done to meet this challenge; cement-free concrete alternatives available today, including their technical attributes and potential CO2 savings, and; real-life applications of cement-free technologies through project case-studies.

PUDLO has been providing specialist, innovative expertise and support to the construction industry for over 40 years. PUDLO waterproofing systems have a proud track record of protecting structures, while PUDLO’s parent company’s ultra-low carbon concrete dramatically reduces the environmental impact of concrete.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
BLM - Getting Paid
Getting Paid
Seminar, by BLM
Offers practical guidance on good practice in the negotiation, conclusion and operation of an appointment, with a view to maximising the architect’s chances of being paid in full. Also examines the options available to those seeking recovery of overdue or disputed fees.

Berrymans Lace Mawer offers a full range of legal services through its office network that spans England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In particular, it has a strong construction law division, which can advise on almost any legal issue the architect or their practice is likely to encounter, including regulatory, intellectual property disputes and contract drafting.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Stelrad Radiators - Radiator Burns: How to Avoid and Comply with Legislation
Radiator Burns: How to Avoid and Comply with Legislation
Seminar, by Stelrad Radiators
Provides guidance on the use of, and standards and regulations covering, low surface temperature steel panel radiators for space heating, with particular reference to their installation in healthcare environments, schools, and other public buildings.

Stelrad Radiator Group manufactures one of the most extensive ranges of technically-advanced radiator styles and sizes in the UK. Founded in 1936, Stelrad takes great pride in delivering superior innovation, quality and customer service standards, while offering a comprehensive selection of designer products, towel rails and market-leading low surface temperature radiators.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
BASWA acoustic AG - Seamless Marble Acoustic Ceilings
Seamless Marble Acoustic Ceilings
Seminar, by BASWA acoustic AG
A technical insight into seamless acoustic plaster systems that offer a smooth, seamless appearance, while effectively reducing reverberation and echo, thereby increasing user comfort and enhancing the perception of quality and luxury – alongside many other benefits.

This seminar examines how seamless acoustic plaster works, how acoustics affect the user experience, and what can be achieved.

Based in Switzerland, BASWA acoustic pioneered the modern seamless acoustic plaster system.

With a smooth marble finish and up to Class A acoustic absorption, BASWA acoustic plaster is made for interiors that must meet the highest visual and functional standards. Notable BASWA projects include The Shard main reception, the Louvre, the new United States London Embassy, the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre and The Lanesborough hotel.

Approximate duration (NOT including time for questions/answers): 45 minutes.
Automatic Systems UK & Ireland  - Secure Entrance Control
Secure Entrance Control
An overview of the options available to architects when designing safety and security into a site. Topics covered include: assessing the security risks, infrastructure, product choice and implementation. Learn more about the security risks associated with the work environment and what products one can install that will not only protect staff and assets but also fit within any building infrastructure.

For more than 40 years, Automatic Systems has been designing and manufacturing entrance control equipment, with a product portfolio that 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: one hour.
Automatic Systems UK & Ireland  - Secure Entrance Control
Secure Entrance Control
An overview of the options available to architects when designing safety and security into a site. Topics covered include: assessing the security risks, infrastructure, product choice and implementation. Learn more about the security risks associated with the work environment and what products one can install that will not only protect staff and assets but also fit within any building infrastructure.

For more than 40 years, Automatic Systems has been designing and manufacturing entrance control equipment, with a product portfolio that 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: one hour.
Garland UK - Standing Seam Metal Roofing Systems – Design Considerations & Specification
Standing Seam Metal Roofing Systems – Design Considerations & Specification
Seminar, by Garland UK
Offers an overview of common metal roofing systems, but with particular focus on standing seam systems. Topics covered include: typical metal roofing systems and the design considerations, features, benefits and advantages/disadvantages of each; what standing seam metal roofing is; typical construction and material choices; applications and basic requirements; the benefits of using standing seam, and; an overview of design and building regulations.

The Garland Company is a worldwide leader in high performance roofing and building maintenance systems, specialising in the architectural, local authority, commercial and industrial markets. It is dedicated to its customers, continually developing innovative systems to meet the ever-changing needs of a demanding market.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes.
Brett Landscaping - SUDS and the Role of Permeable Paving
SUDS and the Role of Permeable Paving
Seminar, by Brett Landscaping
Examines the drivers behind sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) to explain why they are needed, before considering the different techniques for creating SuDS. This is followed by a discussion of all aspects of permeable pavements: how they work, managing surface water, their design, materials required, application and maintenance. In short, everything needed to ensure a successful project.

Brett Landscaping and Building Products is part of the Brett Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of hard landscaping materials. It provides solutions for all aspects of hard landscaping, whether in concrete, natural stone or porcelain. Brett Landscaping actively works on various technical committees for trade associations and the British Standards, further sharing its extensive engineering knowledge and experience.

Approximate duration (NOT including time for questions/answers): 45 minutes.
Tarkett Ltd - Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
Seminar, by Tarkett Ltd
Outlines what the current problems are regarding sustainability and, perhaps more importantly, the different approaches available to alleviate these problems, such as reductions in energy use and waste, and recycling.

Tarkett is the flooring manufacturer with a keen focus on sustainability. The challenges we face due to climate change and resource scarcity require us to re-think the way we design and manufacture everything. Moving towards circular design, Tarkett believes that it is vital that we go beyond having simply a neutral impact on the environment, to having a positive impact.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 1-2 hours.
Westag & Getalit AG / Westag UK Ltd - What is HPL?
What is HPL?
An informative insight into the machinery, techniques and experience that go into the manufacture and effective use of high pressure laminates.
Includes detailed and interesting case study examples alongside interactive hand-outs.

Westag & Getalit AG is a leading door, laminate and solid surface manufacturer based in the Westfalia region of Germany. With over a 110 years’ manufacturing experience, the company specialises in own-brand worktops for the DIY, contract, educational, and KBB industries.

Westag & Getalit’s main strengths are its flexibility and reliability within the global market. One-offs and multiples are handled with ease.

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