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Public sector and infrastructure projects

Public sector and infrastructure projects represent construction ‘of the people, by the people, for the people’, to borrow a phrase from Abraham Lincoln. The following materials don’t fall exclusively within this category, but all are relevant to it. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Concrete Protection for Car Parks
Looks at the problems caused by corrosion in car parks. Problems that are often overlooked. Examines: different corrosion mechanics, and how corrosion affects structures in general; what makes car parks unique compared with other structures; standards and regulations affecting products and systems used to protect car parks; crack bridging, slip-skid resistance and abrasion resistance tests, and their relevance in terms of car park deck waterproofing; the different systems available to protect car parks and how they compare with one another; and, best practice examples.

The Master Builders Solutions brand brings together expertise to create chemical solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures. Its portfolio encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, solutions for underground construction, waterproofing solutions, sealants, concrete repair and protection solutions, performance grouts, and performance flooring solutions.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Designing Daylighting for Healthy Buildings
Looks at the advantages of good daylight design, including its physiological, environmental and financial benefits. As well as covering relevant Building Regulations and standards, it includes examples of how current industry practices can be improved, differences between daylighting materials, information on new daylighting technologies, and examples of climate-based daylight modelling.

Kingspan Light + Air is part of the global Kingspan Group, a leader in the design, development and delivery of advanced building envelope solutions. The Kingspan Light + Air range offers an unrivalled quality of daylight management, while providing architects with maximum design flexibility and industry-leading guarantees. Its comprehensive portfolio of daylighting, natural ventilation and smoke management solutions delivers the optimum balance between energy efficiency and natural daylighting and ventilation.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Luxury Vinyl Tile Floor Coverings: Stylish and Innovative Specification Solutions
Explores the makeup of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), the reasons for using them, and their environmental credentials, EN classifications, slip resistance and technical considerations, BREEAM and lifecycle assessment, wear layers, thickness, emboss, bevel and adhesives, and subfloor preparation and ease of maintenance.

Karndean sees flooring differently. Its employees travel the world in a quest to bring you exceptional floors that inspire and delight. From the ancient forests of Europe to the remote Australian outback, Karndean seeks out expressive and intriguing forms in the natural world to influence its unique floor designs. By combining these original features with cutting edge design, the company creates beautiful floors that bring your vision to life. Karndean is ready to take clients on a journey of discovery.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge: How steel building envelope solutions contribute
Seminar, by Tata Steel
A practical guide to the specification and construction of low carbon and low environmental impact buildings. Examines operational energy, including the fabric first approach, efficient services and low carbon heat, maximising onsite renewables and minimum offsetting using UK schemes. Also discusses embodied cardon, potable water and best practises for health metrics – using these topics to question how we can meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.

Tata Steel provides a comprehensive range of products and techniques to create value for the construction industry and support sustainable development. The company works closely with its customers to deliver solutions aimed at improving cost-effectiveness and speed of construction, increasing the functionality and performance of buildings and infrastructure. Its goal is to reduce the consumption of resources, including energy, both in the original construction process and in ongoing usage. The construction industry is Tata Steel’s largest single market globally.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
The Role of Flooring in Dementia-Inclusive Design
A practical, evidence-based seminar on how to correctly design dementia inclusive environments. It explores the effects and challenges of dementia when designing facilities and outlines best practice guidance – with a particular focus on flooring. Aimed at professionals specifying floor coverings for commercial and public buildings – or anyone who has an in interest in inclusive design – this presentation is an invaluable starting point.

Forbo Flooring Systems is a global producer of world-class flooring solutions, constantly striving to produce sustainable flooring systems that create better environments. Forbo has a comprehensive product offering for commercial, public sector and residential interiors, including its long-established, market-leading linoleum, project vinyl and residential collections. Forbo also offers a large selection of commercial quality carpet tiles and a unique range of flocked floor coverings. In addition, and to prevent footborne soil and moisture from spoiling the appearance of interior floor finishes and causing unnecessary wear and tear, Forbo provides co-ordinated and fully integrated entrance matting systems.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A