RIBA CPD Showcase

Inclusive environments

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA core curriculum topic ‘Inclusive environments’ (and may fall within other core curriculum topics as well). This covers the legislation and principles that apply to creating inclusive environments that meet the diverse needs of the people who use them. It also covers having the knowledge and skills to develop and implement inclusive design strategies.
A seminar about the importance of colour and luminance contrast when designing inclusive environments. Colour and contrast help people – especially those with visual impairments – to navigate more easily. Among others, this presentation explores the research that helped shape Approved Document Part M2, alongside environmental factors such as lighting and surface finish.

Dulux Trade is one of the UK’s leading paint brands for professionals. Its comprehensive range of premium quality decorative finishes, exterior and specialist products transforms buildings into beautifully designed living spaces that enrich people’s lives.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by Ultrafabrics
Explores how to use the power of the senses to design an experience, not just a space. Topics covered include why each of our senses is unique and important, and how to create multi-sensory designs and experiences that communicate a desired feeling.

Ultrafabrics creates materials for tomorrow. A pioneer in performance fabric innovation, uniting Japanese craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and purposeful innovation, Ultrafabrics makes intelligent fabrics designed to do more.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Addresses the importance of inclusive design, the true cost of not complying with BS 8300-1:2018 and BS 8300-2:2018, Approved Document M and the Equality Act 2010, as well as providing guidance on specifying door hardware to help buildings be inclusive and accessible to all.

ASSA ABLOY is a global leader in door opening solutions. The company’s strength lies in its brands, which include some of the best-known and most trusted names in security. Its extensive product range includes master key systems, security and emergency locks, electric locking products, and supporting hardware such as door furniture, hinges, door closers and escape systems.

Duration: 35 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by dlinexsign
An introduction to modular signs, the complexities of handling sign information, the use of online tools, end-user considerations, innovations in materials and text methods, opportunities to extend the brief to encompass corporate identity, and Equality Act considerations.

XSIGN is a UK-based architectural signage and wayfinding manufacturer that specialises in interior, exterior, modular and bespoke products. Formerly part of the D Line ironmongery group, it offers a full turnkey solution to deliver signage and environmental graphic projects into the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure and residential markets.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Focusses on how the throughtful specification of ironmongery can have a disproportionate impact on accessibility. Also offers advice on legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act, Equality Act, BS 8300: 2009, and Approved Documents and their equivalents throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as the implications of BS 8300.

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) is the trade body that represents the interests of the UK architectural ironmongery industry. Widely respected throughout the UK and overseas, its technical information service is the only specialist service of its kind. It provides members with advice on issues relating to legislation, regulations and standards governing the use of ironmongery and hardware.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
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