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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently revised CPD materials.
Electrosonic Ltd - Audiovisual Design: Effective Use of Media Display Technology
Audiovisual Design: Effective Use of Media Display Technology
Seminar, by Electrosonic Ltd
Revised

Attendees will gain an understanding of the factors and requirements that can create the best environment in which to deploy technology in a cost-effective way for your clients. They will learn about many of the current and forthcoming means of displaying still images, video and data, including different types of flat screen, projection and large-scale LED displays and the challenges faced when designing spaces to accommodate them. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics.

- The different types of displays available, flat screen, projection and large-scale LED displays
- Their suitability for differing requirements, displaying still images, video and data
- Understand and be able to assess their suitability for different environments and spaces
- Technology design considerations for optimal viewing and comfort
- The impact of audio visual technology on a building, space and building management systems
- Universal design and accessibility considerations so all users receive similar experiences
Heat Mat Ltd  - Electric Underfloor Heating Systems
Electric Underfloor Heating Systems
Seminar, by Heat Mat Ltd
New

This CPD is designed to introduce the various types of electric underfloor heating system that are available, when they are most appropriate to be used and the benefits of each type of system. The CPD covers the options for heating beneath various floor coverings as well as the control of these systems, and the remedial work that can be carried out if systems have issues. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The different types of electric underfloor heating, and when they can be used
- The benefits of EUFH, and when these benefits make it a desirable choice
- Which floor coverings can or can't be heated with EUFH, and to understand why this is the case
- The suite of control options available and their connectivity
- How damage can be located and repaired on EUFH systems
Cemfloor Liquid Screeds - Guide to Different Types of Screed
Guide to Different Types of Screed
New

This presentation examines the different types of screed used in the construction industry. Topics covered will include advantages and disadvantages of each type of screed, methods of installation, the drying process and factors effecting drying time. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The different screeds available on the market
- The benefits of various screeds
- How screed dries and potential problems that can be encountered on site
Sto Ltd - Innovative Facade Solutions using External Wall Insulation
Innovative Facade Solutions using External Wall Insulation
Seminar, by Sto Ltd
New

This CPD seminar explains how external wall systems offer a different method of thermally cladding a building whilst enabling complete flexibility of building design. Topics covered include the definition of an external wall insultation (EWI) system, the benefits of insulating externally, important criteria to consider when specifying and aspects to be considered during the design of the scheme. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- How to identify an EWI system by its component parts
- The benefits of an EWI system in comparison to alternative insulation technologies available
- How to match the appropriate solution to the building specification requirement
- Detailing an EWI solution

Silkar Mining (AKDO) - Laminated Stone Panels
Laminated Stone Panels
New

This CPD aims to increase the awareness and knowledge of the audience about laminated stone which is basically a composite material form of marble. The content includes technical descriptions, specifications, benefits and limitations and different fields of application for laminated stone, supported with case studies. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand what a laminated stone panel is and the varieties available
- Understand the benefits and limitations of laminated stone and which limitations of natural stone could be solved with this material
- Understand the variety of substrates for different cladding and flooring applications
- Understand the technical specifications of different laminations to be able to specify the right solution
- Understand the possible fields of use for each substrate
- Understand compliance with current legislation, including health and safety and test results
- Understand lessons learnt from case studies
Temmer - Marble, from Quarry to Project
Marble, from Quarry to Project
Seminar, by Temmer
New

This CPD aims to discuss marble from the quarrying process to its use in interior and exterior projects. Topics covered include the story of marble, the process at quarries, factory processes from arrival to packaging, quality control and testing, and marble as an environmentally friendly choice. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- How marble can be relevant to your practice
- The uses of marble
- How long it takes for marble to get to a project
- How it may be applied to different elements of projects
- What to be aware of when working with marble
Sigmat Limited - Modern methods of construction - A ‘best practice’ presentation demonstrating load bearing light gauge steel framing
Modern methods of construction - A ‘best practice’ presentation demonstrating load bearing light gauge steel framing
Seminar, by Sigmat Limited
New

The aim of this seminar is to give an understanding of what load bearing light gauge steel framing (LGSF) is, what it is capable of and how it can be applied to suitable new building projects. Topics covered will include the benefits of LGSF over traditional methods of construction, how to engage with LGSF contractors and what typically happens on site. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The building types that suit LGSF construction
- The design principles that need to be employed to gain the most benefit
-The limitations of LGSF along with the fact that all systems are not the same
- The potential of LGSF as a complete solution with an earlier return upon investment
Hanson Plywood Ltd - Plywood: A Definitive Guide to Specification
Plywood: A Definitive Guide to Specification
Seminar, by Hanson Plywood Ltd
New

Habitual specification of Marine plywood is common when high quality plywood is required. This CPD aims to educate specifiers regarding the key features of well made, fit for purpose construction plywood, fully in line with current European Standards, leading to informed product selection. By the end of the session you should have a greater understanding of:

- The key features and origination of plywood within a global context
- The legal and environmental framework that impacts on plywood specification
- The key aspects and variability of the plywood manufacturing process
- The origination of Marine Plywood and the disconnect with current European Plywood Standards
- The European Technical Standards that underpin robust plywood specification
- The key features of the different birch plywood face grades available
- Reaction to Fire European Standards applicable to plywood
Armitage Shanks - School Washroom Design Parameters
School Washroom Design Parameters
Seminar, by Armitage Shanks
New

The design of school washrooms needs to take into account a number of considerations including Technical Annex 2A
published by the Education and Skills Funding agency. This seminar explains the requirements of Annex 2A and
discusses how you can specify and design better washrooms for each age group within educational facilities.
Gerflor Ltd - Specifying to Address Risk in Healthcare Environments
Specifying to Address Risk in Healthcare Environments
Seminar, by Gerflor Ltd
New

This CPD will cover the following topics:

- How vinyl flooring can help with NHS risk management
- The Department of Health’s Building Notes in relation to flooring
- Evidence-based flooring design considerations for dementia care facilities
- Vinyl and its sustainability credentials
- Installation and budget considerations
- Evidence-based design considerations for flooring in the healthcare environment

Cembrit Ltd - The Use of Natural Fibre Cement in Architectural Facades
The Use of Natural Fibre Cement in Architectural Facades
Seminar, by Cembrit Ltd
New

This CPD aims to discuss the origins and use of rainscreen. Topics covered will include the basic principles of rainscreen, the advantages, possible concerns, façade panels, wind tight layers, types of fixings and health and safety. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- What a rainscreen is and its first uses
- Risk of fire and advantages of fibre cement rainscreen
- The production process
- Principles of an open rainscreen and the advantages
- Different subframe options available
- Design ideas
Schindler Ltd - UK and European Lift Regulations
UK and European Lift Regulations
Seminar, by Schindler Ltd
Revised

The seminar focuses on:

- Design of lift shafts including wall material and strength and lift capacities
- Requirement for fire-fighting lifts, accessibility and communication
- Lifts for passengers with disabilities including choice of lift size, lift control devices, lift indication and car equipment
- Answering lift related questions which are commonly asked by architects