RIBA CPD Showcase

Featured CPD

Our regular look at CPD materials that don’t necessarily fit any other category but are nevertheless worthy of attention. This month we feature acoustic lighting, the modern mobile workforce, designing lifts, masonry supports and concrete blockwork. Most CPD materials are 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.
Seminar, by Lignacite Ltd
This presentation and factory tour offers a practical insight into the use of concrete blocks to meet the performance criteria of current regulations.

Lignacite’s Norfolk and Essex-based manufacturing plants produce over 100,000 blocks daily. The company works closely with many leading builders merchants throughout East Anglia and the City (South East) as well as supplying major house builders and contractors. Its fleet of FORS Gold accredited and Euro 6 compliant lorries allow it to deliver to almost any site in the capital.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by KLEEMANN Lifts UK
Discusses the basic tools needed to design a lift. Topics covered include key terms, guidelines and regulations, automatic drawings, elevator types and door openings. Also addresses the different types of technologies used in the lift industry, door selection and the types of door most commonly used, and cabin dimensions and standard dimensions used in lift design.

KLEEMANN is one of the most important lift companies in the European and global markets. The company is noteworthy for its extensive product range, high quality, world-class designs, unique solutions and fast delivery.

Duration: 34 minutes, plus Q&A
Discusses the importance of masonry support and why specifying high quality support early in a project’s lifecycle is as important as laying solid foundations. A common feature in masonry clad buildings everwhere, masonry support has the critical function of taking the external masonry load and applying it back to the structure of the supporting building.

ACS is one of the UK’s largest and most innovative manufacturers of structural building components. It designs and supplies masonry support, brick slip systems, wall ties, cavity trays and more. With over 40 years’ experience it has a unique understanding of the challenges customers face. From design stage to full installation, ACS is there to advise and support.

Duration: 55 minutes, plus Q&A
A comprehensive look at how mobile working practices have changed over the past few years, and how some trends are likely to become permanent, leading in turn to new risks. This seminar suggests some practical controls, as well as discussing the benefits to individuals and organizations that flexible, mobile working can bring.

Colebrook Bosson Saunders is an international designer, manufacturer, and distributor of award-winning ergonomic products. It strives for new ways to enhance user experience through the seamless connection of people and technology, and is driven by the desire to create the new and be a pioneer in everything it does.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by BuzziSpace
Happiness, health, and wellbeing have never been higher on the agenda of organisations worldwide. This course showcases how adequate acoustics and lighting play a key role on mental health and physical well-being in the workspace. It is aimed at designers, architects and facilities managers, and emphasises the importance of considering acoustics and acoustic lighting at the start of any project.

BuzziSpace creates solutions for happy and healthy workspaces around the world. With a mission to improve wellbeing through human-centric design, the Belgian brand provides original acoustic solutions, lighting and furnishings to meet the needs of the modern workplace.

Duration: 55 minutes, plus Q&A
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