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Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic. Many seminars are now also available in interactive online format using Zoom, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Active Fire Curtain Barriers
Online Learning, by Coopers Fire Ltd
A comprehensive seminar aimed at architects, building controllers and fire professionals seeking a greater understanding of fire curtain barriers and the governing standards that regulate their use. From compartmentation to protecting a means of escape, this educational presentation illustrates when and where fire curtain barriers should be specified. A review of fire barriers’ operation, installation and continuous servicing requirements also provides delegates with the opportunity to ask pressing and topical questions.

Coopers Fire is a British manufacturer of fire and smoke curtains, dedicated to advancing fire and smoke barrier curtain technology. The high performance and reliability of Coopers Fire products has resulted in them being specified and installed in some of the world’s landmark buildings, including The Shard, the Abu Dhabi Louvre and the Sydney Opera House.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
An Introduction to Workplace Ergonomics
Healthy ergonomics encourages movement by balancing the needs of the person, their working environment and the technology they use, thereby enhancing their wellness and productivity. Learn how to achieve this through the correct adjustment of workstations, chairs and screens to suit the unique requirements of each individual, 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 at 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
Hard Landscaping in Urban Design
Online Learning, by Brett Landscaping
Examines the eight core principals covered in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s guidelines. Also investigates the basic principles of urban design and how these influence the selection of hard landscaping, using case studies and taking into consideration the structure, layout and design of places and neighbourhoods.

Brett Landscaping is an established and trusted independent business. It understands its customers, their aspirations and how it can turn their design ideas into reality. Brett Landscaping works hard to share its paving expertise with architects, engineers and designers, helping them to achieve the best-looking, most durable and cost-effective paving solutions for their projects.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-60 minutes
UK and European Lift Regulations
Seminar, by Schindler Ltd
An informative presentation designed to provide an understanding of lift design, current regulations and potential pitfalls when considering lifts in building design. The seminar includes a general overview of lift technology and answers those questions most frequently asked by building designers. Other topics covered include lift shaft construction, specifying the correct lift, fire-fighting lifts, accessibility, and designing for passengers with disabilities.

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, Schindler is a leading provider of innovative lifts, escalators and related services. Schindler’s environmentally-friendly access solutions move one billion people every day.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes