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Doors and entrance systems

The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Reynaers Ltd - Accessible Solutions for Aluminium Windows and Doors
Accessible Solutions for Aluminium Windows and Doors
Seminar, by Reynaers Ltd
A seminar on aluminium system solutions that meet current accessibility requirements. Includes an overview of accessibility issues and background alongside more recent changes to Approved Document M. Also features case study examples of level access thresholds, clear opening widths and accessible handles.

For over 50 years, Reynaers Aluminium has been designing cutting-edge glazing solutions for some of the most iconic buildings in the world. Engineered without compromise, its range of aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall systems has been specified time and again by leading international architects and construction companies.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Arpa UK Ltd - EBC Smart Materials for Interior Design
EBC Smart Materials for Interior Design
Seminar, by Arpa UK Ltd
A comprehensive overview of electron beam cured (EBC) smart materials. Examines how they are made, where they are used and the benefits of using smart materials for interior design projects. Also demonstrates the key features of these materials by showing how they are both durable and repairable, thereby reinforcing their sustainability and lifecycle credentials.

With over 60 years’ experience in manufacturing decorative surfaces, Arpa’s focus is to create innovative and on-trend solutions for interior design projects. The electron beam cured smart material is a great example of this. It is used on many applications, such as desks, kitchen cupboards, worktops and cubicles, and in a variety of market sectors, such as commercial, residential, retail, hospitality, education and healthcare.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Allgood plc - Finding the Balance - Electronic Security and Access for Doors
Finding the Balance - Electronic Security and Access for Doors
Seminar, by Allgood plc
Explores the balance between electronic security and ease of access. Provides an overview of the different electronic locks and access control systems available, and how these fit to frames and doors. Also examines the difference between fail-safe and fail-secure, current standards and fire safety implications.

Established in 1948, Allgood is a leading UK architectural ironmonger in the supply of architectural ironmongery, washroom products and integrated security systems to architects, designers and the construction industry.

Specialising in unique fine design and high-performance products, Allgood provides a complete technical service, from specification scheduling to project liaison and site support.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes
Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems - Function and Reliability of Entrance Design
Function and Reliability of Entrance Design
An in-depth look at the problems associated with entrance design, together with the DDA’s recommendations regarding operating forces, weights, safety and drainage. Also discusses the weatherproofing of entrances and the influence the client will have in the design.

Comar is one of the largest privately-owned British aluminium systems companies. It is based in Mitcham and uses a network of fabricator/installers throughout the UK. Comar has an extensive product range, from simple shop front systems to six-window and three-curtain walling suites, as well as louvers and brise-soleil products. The company has also recently launched a composite aluminium/timber range.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Pyrostyle - Glass Fire Doors
Glass Fire Doors
Seminar, by Pyrostyle
A CPD presentation on glazed fire resisting doors and screens. Covers specification, design, detailing, testing and certification, and standards and legislation. Includes short videos demonstrating fire resisting testing and glass impact resistance. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions both during and at the conclusion of the session.

The company behind Pyrostyle was established in 1990 as complete office refurbishment specialists. Today, Pyrostyle offers a full design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance service.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes