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Interactive online seminars

The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
A Journey through Specifying Fires
Online Learning, by DRU Fires
Covers the design, specification and installation of gas fires and wood stoves, including conventional and balanced flue gas fires, and the use of smart digital controls. Also covers open and closed combustion systems for wood stoves, and their compliance with clean air regulations, the European Ecodesign Directive and other emissions standards.
DRU Fires, based in the Netherlands, designs and produces gas, wood and electric fires and stoves. It developed the balanced flue system, which enables fires to be installed in almost any domestic location, with or without a chimney.
Together with its approved dealers, DRU regularly assists architects and builders in specifying fires and stoves for new build and refurbishment projects.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 16 minutes
Applied Window Films - Benefits and Considerations
Seminar, by Glass Films Europe
Take a look at the benefits of applied window films and factors to consider when specifying them. These include health and safety issues, as well as choosing the correct window film for your project. This CPD seminar also examines new technologies, such as cloaking technology film, and how this can improve data privacy within a working environment.
Glass Films distributes decorative privacy window films throughout Europe, Russia and the Gulf States. Glass Films’ products are available in a wide variety of textures and designs at a fraction of the cost of laminated panels and patterned or sand blasted glass. The company has over 200 years’ experience in the window film industry.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Building with Colour: The Evolution of Colour Theory
Explores the relationship between colour and architecture from the 20th century to present day. The seminar starts by looking at different colour theories and the application of colour in modern architecture, referencing the work of Le Corbusier and the De Stijl movement. It then examines contemporary architecture and the application of colour psychology and neuroarchitecture. The presentation concludes with an introduction to how colour is 'made' – the apparatus and methodology for creating colour for powder coatings.
Axalta is a global coatings company focused on delivering innovative, colourful and sustainable solutions. With more than 150 years’ experience in the coatings industry, Axalta continues to find ways to serve its more than 100,000 customers with the finest coatings, application systems and technology.
Axalta’s Colour Experience rooms, located around the world, provide an exciting and colourful environment in which to discover its architectural powder coatings range and let your imagination run wild.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Extruded Polystyrene Construction Boards in Internal Tiling
Online Learning, by Jackon UK Ltd
Examines the construction of wet rooms and bathrooms and the further use, including underfloor heating, of extruded polystyrene (XPS) construction boards in both new-build and refurbishment projects, with full BBA accreditation.
Jackon Insulation is a leading manufacturer of XPS board solutions for construction and industrial customers. The company has extensive manufacturing expertise and offers a broad range of innovative and sustainable thermal insulation products for use in construction projects.
Since the company’s founding in 1956, progress, sustainability and innovation have been its main drivers. Jackon has a history of developing novel processes and new products, and as a result has enjoyed continuous growth. With 19 state-of-the-art factories and more than 300 employees, Jackon Insulation is one of the leading suppliers of XPS and EPS solutions in Europe.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Go Underground and Give Wine a Home of its Own
Seminar, by Spiral Cellars Ltd
Explains what an underground spiral cellar is, how it’s constructed, and the environmental conditions required to store wine, before describing how a specially designed cellar is able to deliver these conditions without the need for an electronic climate control system.
Spiral Cellars is the UK’s leading supplier of luxury wine storage, having installed over 4,000 cellars in the UK alone – and numerous others abroad. Spiral Cellars is a British, family-run business with 40 years’ wine cellaring experience.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Green Roofs - Advantages and Principles of Design
Seminar, by Axter Ltd
Our towns and cities are crowded; we should look up and consider the roof spaces available to us. Creating green or living roofs enhances the built environment and provides versatile, aesthetic, usable spaces, ecological benefits, rainwater management and improved thermal performance. This CPD seminar seeks to inspire designers, looking at the design and benefits of green roofs and their waterproofing/insulation requirements.
Axter Limited is a dynamic team of waterproofing design and manufacturing specialists that shares a passion for innovation. For more than 30 years curiosity has driven Axter to deliver excellence to its customers, compelling it to reshape the future of roof waterproofing and sustainable roof design.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Wooden Floors: Specification of Finishes and Maintenance Products
Seminar, by Bona Limited
How to produce an effective specification for the treatment of timber floors, bearing in mind how the floor is to be used, and aesthetic considerations. An effective specification, supported by an effective maintenance regime, will lower costs and keep floors in service with minimal downtime.
Bona is a Swedish company with 100 years’ experience in the development of coatings and other treatments for wood and resilient flooring. Bona products are highly functional, clean and environmentally friendly. Floors finished, protected and maintained with Bona products are used worldwide in domestic, commercial and historic environments.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes