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Ellis Patents Ltd - A Technical Overview of Cable Fixing
A Technical Overview of Cable Fixing
Seminar, by Ellis Patents Ltd
All you need to know about specifying cleats and fixings for cable management systems across a wide range of infrastructure and building applications. Draws particular attention to fire-rated components in system design. Relevant standards and test procedures are also discussed and highlighted with video footage and case studies.

Ellis Patents is a leading designer and manufacturer of cable fixings. It supplies into projects across all industrial and commercial sectors, on a global basis. Where projects require a unique solution, Ellis Patents will work closely with architects and engineers to deliver bespoke quality products.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes
Topseal Systems Ltd - An Introduction to GRP Waterproofing
An Introduction to GRP Waterproofing
Online Learning, by Topseal Systems Ltd
An introduction to GRP (fibreglass) waterproofing, its history and suitable applications. Offers an overview of the precise nature of GRP roofing, the benefits and applications of GRP waterproofing systems (including environmental and health and safety issues), and how to specify them.

Topseal Systems is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of GRP roofing systems with a track record of providing high performance systems, supported by 20-40-year guarantees.

Topseal is only fitted by approved installers. Work is supported by the company’s own technical team, is carried out to BBA standards, and comes backed by a workmanship guarantee.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Colebrook Bosson Saunders Ltd - An Introduction to Workplace Ergonomics
An Introduction to Workplace Ergonomics
Healthy ergonomics encourages movement by balancing the needs of the person, their technology and the working environment, enhancing wellness and productivity. Learn how to achieve this through the correct adjustment of workstations, chairs and screens to suit each individual’s unique requirements, together with the legislative standards already in place to protect them.
Colebrook Bosson Saunders is an international designer, manufacturer and distributor of award-winning ergonomic products. Its unique designs have redefined workplace ergonomics, heavily influencing how people sit and work with computers.

Colebrook Bosson Saunders strives to find new ways to enhance user experience through the seamless connection of people with technology, driving human performance and improving user well-being.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Portakabin Limited - Building a Modular Future
Building a Modular Future
Seminar, by Portakabin Limited
The aim of this seminar is to unite attendees behind a new, shared vision for modular. It seeks to shift prevailing preconceptions about what is possible with modular design, and to shed new light on the benefits of specifying modular products. Discover how the legacy of modular is being translated into modern day construction practices, and get practical advice on working with modular contractors.

Portakabin is the pioneer of modular construction in Europe, delivering interim and permanent bespoke buildings of all sizes, suited to almost any application, site or design. It has provided award-winning off-site built environments of outstanding quality, with unrivalled on-time and on-budget performance, for more than 50 years.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Spiral Cellars Ltd - Go Underground and Give Wine a Home of its Own
Go Underground and Give Wine a Home of its Own
Seminar, by Spiral Cellars Ltd
Find out how underground cellars can create the perfect environmental conditions in which to store up to 1,900 bottles of wine – without the need for a climate control system. This seminar describes how such a cellar is constructed and installed, and details all the information needed to correctly specify one.

Spiral Cellars is one of the UK’s leading providers of luxury wine storage. It offers an unrivalled range of cellaring solutions, including bespoke walk-in wine rooms, start-of-the-art wine walls, free-standing wine cabinets and underground Spiral Cellars.

Spiral Cellars works with architects, contractors, developers and designers to deliver design-led cellaring solutions for both multi-unit new developments and one-off refurbishment projects.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Saint-Gobain Building Glass - How to Specify Glass
How to Specify Glass
Covers glazing specifications, terms and definitions, thermal and solar performance, glass thickness and its impact, aesthetics, and glass innovation and future trends.

Saint-Gobain Glass is a business focused on innovation. Part of the 350-year-old Saint-Gobain Group, Saint-Gobain Glass is expert in the design and delivery of glass for glazing and façade solutions, manufacturing a range of architectural glazing solutions that deliver on performance and sustainability.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour 15 minutes
Gartec Platform Lifts - Platform Lifts for Private Residences
Platform Lifts for Private Residences
Examines home accessibility and how residential architects can support clients with home technology for access and futureproofing. Learn about the different types of home lift, how platform lifts work, regulations, benefits, features, and specification of residential lifts – as well as how to discuss access options with your clients.

Gartec Home is the residential division of Gartec, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019. Gartec’s versatile range of award-winning residential lifts are suitable for almost any home project – with compact, wheelchair and smart lift options to complement any design. Its residential lift experts provide technical advice and project management as standard.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings Ltd - Powder Coatings in Architecture
Powder Coatings in Architecture
Want to learn more about the world’s most visible industry? This seminar introduces specifiers to one of constructions’ most fascinating materials. It covers a variety of subjects including: the powder coating formulation and manufacturing process; comparisons with anodising and liquid systems; available colours and finishes and their respective durability (including GRC, Corten and copper effects); effective specification for aluminium and steel components, and; a brief review of powder coating technologies of the past, present and future.

AkzoNobel is a world leader in powder coatings, manufacturing durable solutions for architectural aluminium and steel applications. The company offers an extensive range of finishes that is proven to enhance the beauty and longevity of buildings worldwide, whatever the location or climate.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
T-T - Pumping Stations
Pumping Stations
Seminar, by T-T
An informative and interactive seminar that addresses a variety of issues concerning pumping stations, including functionality, operation, design considerations, the installation process, maintenance and after-care, and guidance and legislation. This presentation contains information essential to ensuring correct product selection.

Established in 1959, Cheshire-based T-T Pumps is one of the UK’s leading companies in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of pumps, controls, valves, environmental products and systems. These products are complemented by the company’s own support services, including project assistance from concept to handover, after-sales support and service agreements.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
COMPAC The Surfaces Company - Rethinking the Way of Design: Technological Marble and Quartz as a Passionate Creative Process
Rethinking the Way of Design: Technological Marble and Quartz as a Passionate Creative Process
Embark on a voyage of creative discovery where technological marble and quartz form the route map. Find out more about its fabrication, versatility, and seemingly endless potential to cover any kind of building or surface, be it exterior façade, floor or wall covering, kitchen or bath countertop. Examine the technical advantages and disadvantages of each product, enabling you to better chose the right material for your project. This presentation also includes a wide variety of case study examples as inspiration.

COMPAC The Surfaces Company is one of the most innovative trend-makers in the architectural and decorative surfaces industry. The company was established in 1975.

A global leader in the manufacture of engineered quartz and marble, COMPAC’s natural stone recreation patterns have catapulted its brand to the forefront of the hospitality world. The key to its success is COMPAC’s ability to meet the needs of architects and designers, builders and end-users who demand high quality products in exclusive designs and finishes.

COMPAC has a UK headquarters and warehouses in London and Wakefield, plus partner distributors across the UK. Its expert teams are willing and able to help turn your dream designs into reality, while its in-house R&D department continues to explore new ideas and creative avenues.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes
The Rooflight Company - Toplighting Solutions
Toplighting Solutions
Discover the ways in which rooflight and roof window designs and placement can complement a building’s design. Find out how rooflights can be applied in different situations to solve design and technical challenges, and learn more about the wide variety of rooflight solutions available to specifiers.

The Rooflight Company was founded in 1993 by architect Peter King, who designed the original conservation rooflight to replicate the original cast iron top light. Since then the company has expanded its pitched and flat rooflight offering with contemporary ranges and a bespoke design service.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes