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Live and online seminars

Video presentations and live seminars presented via digital platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams are now a commonplace alternative to face-to-face meetings. Here is just a small selection of what’s on offer at ribacpd.com. For an even greater choice, click on the search bar above.
3D City Models Overview
Online Learning, by AccuCities
Provides an overview of various digital 3D city modelling types, including examples used in architecture, urban planning and construction. A very useful presentation for those wanting to know more about extruded buildings footprint polygons 3D maps, airborne lidar, aerial photogrammetry, textured photogrammetry and non-GIS game-ready models, among others.

AccuCities is a specialist 3D city modelling agency. It captures photogrammetric 3D city models of the as-built environment, both in CAD solid and textured formats, providing accurate and detailed 3D models of London and other UK cities for architects and planners. Accurate and affordable, context 3D city models can be purchased in a variety of levels of detail in AutoCad, SketchUp or FBX formats. AccuCities’ 3D library includes models of London, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, and even as far afield as Detroit, Michigan. The company can also capture custom 3D context models anywhere in the UK, with an average five day turnaround.

Duration: 30 minutes
Building energy efficiency optimisation with Low-E solar protection
Online Learning, by MERMET S.A.S.
Introduces the impacting criteria of screen solar shading protection and suggests the smart solution to optimizing building façade energy efficiency.

For 70 years, Mermet has been designing and manufacturing hi-tech fabrics to provide visual and thermal comfort to building occupants. By controlling the effect the sun exerts, Mermet fabrics used in external and internal blinds have a dual effect: reduced energy consumption by reducing the need for heating, air conditioning and lighting, and improved comfort and well-being by controlling light and temperature winter/summer. EN 14501 compliant, Mermet fabrics are suitable for the bio-climatic façades of low-energy or HEQ buildings, and meet the requirements of thermal regulations. They can also help considerably in obtaining credits for eco-efficient or eco-design building certifications such as LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, and Passiv Haus.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Safe Access All Areas: An Essential Guide to Safe, Practical and Aesthetic Roof, Ceiling, Wall and Floor Access Solutions
Online Learning, by Howe Green
Covers the full range of access product types, providing a clear overview of the access, fire, safety and security requirements in your building, and how to manage these. Topics covered include purpose and reasons for access, identifying and overcoming access changes, design considerations, weight loadings and configurations, and relevant regulations and standards.

Established in 1983, Howe Green is a specialist manufacturer of floor, access covers and bespoke architectural metalwork. Its range of premium quality, fabricated metal access hatches is designed to resolve the issue of accessibility to concealed services safely, quickly and cost-effectively. It provides architects and specifiers with innovative, practical solutions to everyday access problems. Howe Green access covers can be found in high profile and iconic buildings across the globe, from airport terminals and underground railway stations, schools, supermarkets and shopping centres to hospitals and hotels, commercial offices, castles and cathedrals. Access covers are manufactured in the UK at the company’s facility in Ware, Hertfordshire. Howe Green operates alongside Bilco UK and Profab Access as part of the Access 360 division of Tyman.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Working at Height and the Latest Legislation
A close look at safety and fall protection, including: relevant legislation – what you need to know and why; system design, choice and product differentiation; system testing and standards; and, other work at height considerations.

MSA manufactures the Latchways range of products and services for personal and collective fall protection safety systems, covering work at height applications.

Duration: 21 minutes, plus Q&A