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Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the ‘Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic (and may also fall within other core curriculum topics too). Only RIBA approved CPD materials count as double towards your total annual requirement of 100 learning points. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, and 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.
A Specifier's Guide to Construction Products Regulations for Digitally Printed Wallcoverings and Graphics
With so many different types of digitally printed product available for use on interiors, how can you be sure you’re choosing the right one?
This seminar explains the differences between various digitally printed wallcoverings and graphics, and what those differences mean to you as a specifier. It covers the relevant sections of the Construction Products Regulations, the UK Building Regulations (post-Brexit), and the transition from EU to UKCA standards. It also discusses how to ensure that your materials meet the BS EN15102 product performance requirements and that the fire certificate is valid for its intended use, includes a declaration of performance, and displays an approved CE or UKCA mark.

With over 35 years’ experience, Papergraphics is one of the UK's leading suppliers of media and equipment to the wide-format print industry. Based in Crawley (West Sussex), and with offices in Scotland, Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands, Papergraphics employs over 100 people with a wide range of experience and expertise. This enables it to meet the needs of a network of specifiers, print companies and installers throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia.
Keeping Water Out: Waterproofing of Underground Concrete Structures
Explores the waterproofing of underground concrete structures, specifically with reference to: the different waterproofing systems available, and the benefits of each; relevant industry codes and standards (including BS 8102: 2009, BS EN 1992 Part 1 and Part 3 and NHBC chapter 5.4); the importance of workmanship and quality assurance systems; the processes and management of waterproofing projects; common problems and how to avoid them; and, case study examples.

DB Group is a specialist provider of innovative solutions to the construction sector, with a focus on improving the durability and sustainability of buildings and infrastructure. DB Group brands include Cemfree ultra-low carbon concrete, PUDLO Waterproof Systems and DB specialist sands.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Specifying Platform Lifts for Private Residences
Examines the specification of platform lifts for private residences as an alternative home lift option. Topics covered include: the various types of home platform lift available, and their benefits; how to specify platform lifts on projects (and help clients choose the right one); and, relevant rules, regulations and guidelines.

Gartec Lifts is a leading UK supplier and installer of platform lifts, with over 20 years' experience. Gartec delivers exceptional commercial and domestic passenger platform lifts that use a screw and nut system (making them suitable as wheelchair/disabled and access lifts). Its commercial passenger platform lift range includes both open platform and (enclosed) cabin lifts that imitate conventional lifts, with simple operation and quick installation. As a founder member of the European Platform and Stairlift Association and member of the Lift and Escalator Industry Association, Gartec Lifts help shape the industry.

Duration: 20-25 minutes, plus Q&A
Step on It: Stairway Safety
Looks at the guidelines for the specification of a safe stairway by addressing: what stair nosings are designed to achieve, and how to select the right one; key legislation and industry standards; how recent BRE and Equality Act (Formally DDA) guidelines affect specifications; environmental and health and safety considerations; and, examples of best practice.

Quantum Flooring Solutions is a leading independent UK stair nosing and accessories manufacturer, with over 50 years’ experience. It supplies a complete range of stair nosings, entrance mattings, PVC accessories and transitions. These can be used in conjunction with all types of floorcoverings, whether contract or domestic. Based in Oldham in Lancashire, the company manufactures and supplies products for use throughout the UK and worldwide. Safety is of paramount concern, with Quantum products offering complete solutions that minimise risk to the end-user. In the UK, supplies of stair nosing profiles are supported by the unique QSMS on-site measuring system. Rapid and accurate step measurements are transmitted electronically to the flooring contractor as part of a responsive service package, saving time and money for the floor-fitter. As part of its commitment to protect the environment and improve the manufacturing process, Quantum Flooring Solutions is ISO14001 and ISO9001 accredited.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A