RIBA CPD Showcase

Latest CPD materials

The CPD materials featured below are the most recent to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. They include both new and recently revised CPD materials.
Specifying mortar for public realm projects made easy.

All parts of BS 7533 with the exception of part 13 are being condensed into 2 parts, part 101 & 102. Part 101 published August 2021.

This seminar provides detailed information for the specification of paving mortar to BS7533 part 101. It highlights new requirements such as permeability and changes in mortar description i.e. type B in now type 35.

We take a look at eco mortar, what makes it eco & what impact that will have on your project in terms of CO2 savings.

Terminology, traffic category, pavement build up, application depth, joint width, primer, sealing are all topics covered.

By the end of this seminar delegates should:
1. Be able to specify paving mortar in line with the latest British Standard.
2. Have an understanding of traffic categories.
3. Have an understanding of product application.
Seminar, by Waverley
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The new Part O building regulation is forcing architects, developers and specifiers to change the way they tackle overheating in new-build residential projects, and CIBSE's TM52 methodology for avoiding overheating is applicable to all building types.

Both Part O and TM52's objectives are to mitigate overheating; Part O in particular by making reasonable provision to limit unwanted solar gain and provide adequate means of removing heat from the indoor environment.

In this CPD we guide specifiers through the legislation, we explain the benefits of external solar shading, provide an overview of the types of external shading systems available, and we go over points you need to consider when specifying external shading systems.

Waverley are a family firm, established since 1979, with a wealth of expertise in the solar shading industry. We look forward to helping specifiers with this fresh approach to shading which has been used in Europe for many years but is relatively new to the UK market.

By the end of this CPD delegates should:
1. Understand the new legislation that now applies.
2. Understand the benefits that external shading can offer.
3. Know the types of external shading systems that are available.
4. Be aware of what considerations will need to be addressed when specifying external shading systems.
5. Understand how external and internal shading can work together to lower carbon footprint of projects.
Seminar, by Aritco UK Ltd
Two of the biggest challenges facing British society are an ageing population and the climate crisis. The national census in 2021 showed that 24.4% of the UK population is now aged 60 or over – that’s almost a quarter of the country. As climate change continues to escalate, local and national government, developers and architects are under increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of construction by focusing on retrofitting existing housing stock or designing new build properties that are future-proofed for the long term.

The Lifetime Homes standard introduced in 1991, now replaced by Building Regulations M, lists 16 design criteria including the installation of a platform home lift, or space to include one at a later date in order to future-proof a residential property.

This CPD explains the definition of a platform home lift, and the regulations that govern installation and safety. It outlines the different models on the market, their benefits and approximate costs. It includes details about maintenance, sustainability credentials and five different case studies that have incorporated different types of home lift.

By the end of the seminar delegates should:
1. Two of the biggest challenges facing British society are an ageing population and the climate crisis. The national census.
2. Understand the rules and regulations around platform home lifts.
3. Know the features and benefits of platform home lifts.
4. Be comfortable discussing home lifts with your clients.
5. Be confident in specifying platform home lifts in home design projects.
This seminar looks at how to avoid resin floor failure in industrial environments and provides a guide to successful installation of resin flooring. It covers the different Resin Flooring Types by FeRFA type and goes further into the key considerations when specifying resin flooring from understanding client requirements to the preparation based on substrate. The seminar offers a specification framework to ensure all the bases of functional design for the floors are covered.
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Nearly 1 in 5 working adults (that is potential consumers) have a disability, and surveys show that 3 in 4 disabled people and their families have walked away from a UK business, citing poor accessibility and/ or poor service.

This CPD looks at how platform and retracting stair lifts can provide access to all types of private and commercial buildings, including Grade I listed.

This CPD aims to cover:

1. The requirements of the Equality Act.
2. The relevant Building Regulations & the Hierarchy of Accessibility.
3. British Standards and Approved Documents with which access lifts must comply.
4. Relevant Fire Regulations regarding Access Lifts.
5. nclusivity and Heritage Buildings & the impact of the Purple Pound.

By the end of this CPD delegates ought to have:

1. Enhanced knowledge of access requirements & solutions.
2. Greater confidence in the specification of platform and retracting stair lifts to overcome accessibilty issues.
3. Enhanced knowledge of the impact of the Purple Pound and importance of accessibility to the economy.
4. An understanding of the impact that disabled influencers have on accessibility.
5. Enhanced knowledge of accessibility statements for accessibility audits.
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The CPD aims to give an overview of the materials currently available for flooring, primarily looking at under screed situations. It looks briefly at how heat transfer works and it considers the parameters involved in choosing and using a particular material and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Finaly it looks at current changes in the marketplace and innovative options available.

By the end of this CPD delegates ought to:

1. Have an understanding of how insulation works.
2. Have an overview of materials suitable for flooring applications.
3. Understand the relative performance of commonly used materials (thermal and other).
4. Know installation methods and site requirements.
5. Be able to look at new options.
Seminar, by Prolicht GMBH
This CPD is an insight to the current new technology and wireless control of many home appliances, and is focused on Matter controlled lighting.

It covers the basics of the technology, how to specify safely into your projects, the credentials and installation, case studies to highlight the features of controlled lighting and the benefits in spaces and humans it can assist with.
Plus, a look into the future and how the next stages of products can assist with designing spaces.

By the end of the CPD delegates ought to:

1. Understand current Wifi protocols.
2. Understand when to specify Matter products.
3. Undertand how to use Matter to define an environment.
4. Have observed how to install controlled lighting.
5. Be able to find resources for future projects.
Seminar, by Hafele UK Ltd
The Specifying Door Ironmongery CPD, presented by Hafele covers the five basic elements of door hardware specification. Within this presentation we will examine the hardware solutions used to hand, operate, lock, close and protect doors on your projects. We will also break down and discuss the relevant legislation and regulations surrounding door hardware, providing real world examples of common specification requirements.

By the end of this CPD delegates ought to be able to:

1. Discover the key components of door specification.
2. Discuss the relevant standards for door hardware.
3. Discuss the legislation and regulations surrounding door hardware.
4. Discover real examples of door hardware specification.
This CPD will impart essential knowledge that is required when specifying products manufactured from recycled plastic. It outlines the reasons why these products should be specified and how doing so, can help clients satisfy their obligations in relation to decarbonisation targets, sustainable architecture, and construction.

The CPD outlines the different uses and forms of the products which include but are not limited to Street furniture, playground products, decking and bin bays that are all manufactured from 100% solid recycled profile. Delegates will have an understanding of the products’ advantages and its limitations and also how these products are worked in comparison to more traditional materials, paying particular attention to thermal expansion and reinforcing.

The CPD will also convey knowledge regarding CDM, install / maintenance and health and safety considerations, delegates will be able to assess the suitability of these products for future projects.

By the end of this CPD delegates ought to:

1. Have knowledge regarding the connection with sustainable architecture / construction and the use of recycled.
2. Have an insight into how street furniture made from recycled plastic has evolved into award winning.
3. Understand how recycled plastic materials behave differently to more traditional building materials.
4. Know the key information relating to statutory and regulatory compliance and health and safety information.
5. Have the confidence to specify recycled plastic products on projects.
This CPD presentation provides a comprehensive exploration of architectural terrazzo tiles, delving into the historical origins, material composition, and manufacturing process.

We will explore terrazzo's inherent design flexibility, offering an array of colours, patterns, and textures that can be customised for various applications. In-depth discussions will cover the sustainability benefits of terrazzo, its installation and maintenance procedures, cost considerations, and case studies showcasing its versatility in different spaces.

The course aims to equip attendees with the knowledge and confidence to consider and implement terrazzo tiles in their future design projects.
Seminar, by Optima
The classification of wall linings for reaction to fire is widely misunderstood when taking finishes and using them in specific applications. manufacturers of finishes, be they fabrics, veneers, high pressure laminates or glass, often fail to put the classification of their products and their own fire test evidence in the proper context for specifiers and there is a considerable risk that finishes will be specified without appropriate supporting evidence.
This targeted CPD will guide specifiers through this complex issue and give confidence in accurate and compliant specification.

This CPD will cover:

1. An overview of what the regulatory guidance requires for reaction to fire.
2. An explanation of how the required Euro classifications are developed.
3. A guide to how the testing is carried out.
4. A look at other forms of testing which may incorrectly be used to justify the specification of a finish.
5. A cautionary guide to understanding why manufacturers claims may not be accurate in the context of the end-use.

By the end of this CPD delegates ought to:

1. Know what form of classification to look for in specifying a finish for a wall lining.
2. Understand the limits of the field of application of test evidence.
3. Be aware of the limits of non-Euro classifications when tested to non-representative testing standards.
4. Be confident in questioning manufacturers of finishes on the context of their fire test evidence and classifications.
Online Learning, by Recticel Insulation
The fundamentals of heat transfer, insulation, U-value calculations and condensation risk. How to design and specify insulation and understand typical construction to achieve intended performance.

- Overview of heat transfer and insulation performance
- Thermal performance of materials and calculation of R-values and U-values
- How and why condensation occurs
- Placement of vapour control layers and breather membranes to achieve best performance
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