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A guide to technical terms, plus guidance CDM 2015 regulations, wayfinding, Revit and solar control – these are just some of the CPD topics available via the RIBA CPD Providers Network. Click on the links below or, to explore further, use the search bar above. Most seminars are now available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Literature, by CEDIA
This glossary of technology terms aims to help design professionals better understand the terminology and phrases used in the home technology industry. It will help designers to provide more accurate, relevant and in-depth descriptions of their residential clients’ specific needs to home technology businesses.

CEDIA is a leading global authority on home technology. It represents over 3,700 member companies specialising in the design and installation of electronic systems for the home. CEDIA members work with architects, specifiers, interior designers and developers to design and install suitable smart home systems, either at new build or refurbishment stage. Through education and training its members are equipped to provide authoritative guidance on solutions that best meet your clients' needs.

Duration: 13 pages
Seminar, by DDC Solutions
Illustrates the key elements that make for a sound Revit implementation. Topics covered include software configuration, naming conventions, geographical coordination, CAD standards and the technical functions that need to be in place to meet project deliverables.

DDC Solutions works with designers to achieve BIM compliance through training, support and the implementation of custom technology and processes. In short, DDC helps clients improve the way they plan, develop and deliver projects.
Seminar, by Silent Gliss Ltd
This seminar details why the shading of glazing is sometimes necessary, explores the various window shading options available, explains the properties of shading fabrics with regard to technical performance, and examines the various methods of operating and controlling shading.

Silent Gliss is a leading supplier of motorised and manual curtain tracks and blinds to the high-end market. Its product range includes roller blinds, curtain tracks, curtain poles, sliding panels, roman, vertical, venetian and pleated blinds, skylight shading, dim-out blinds, room dividers and hospital cubical tracks. Silent Gliss products can be specified for commercial or residential buildings. From small systems to large heavy-duty systems, including hand, cord and electrically-operated tracks and blinds, Silent Gliss has an internal shading system for every application.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Russell-Cooke LLP
A review of the 2015 Construction Design Management (CDM) Regulations and subsequent legislative changes as they pertain to the role of the Principal Designer.

Russell-Cooke is a long-established firm of solicitors with offices in Central London, Putney and Kingston, and worldwide links with law firms in over 60 jurisdictions. The legal practice has always had a significant interest in construction and property development, from initial planning applications to eventual sale, leasing or occupation. Apart from its work on the non-contentious side of construction it also advises and represent clients in all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration and adjudication. The Russell-Cooke team acts for developers, contractors, subcontractors and construction professionals.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Seminar, by RIVERMEADE
Planning a wayfinding scheme involves taking a fully integrated approach that looks at a variety of factors: from the location of the building and transport access, to the design of maps and directional signs. This seminar offers practucal guidance on the best way forward.

Rivermeade Signs specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of signs for major architectural projects in the UK, and international hotels throughout Europe and the Middle East. The company is based in West London, with a second factory and sales office in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
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