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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Topseal Systems Ltd - An Introduction to GRP Waterproofing
An Introduction to GRP Waterproofing
Learn about GRP and the benefits of specifying it over other systems, such as felt and EPDM, on flat roof projects. Includes a comprehensive question and answer session.

Topseal Systems is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of GRP waterproofing and roofing systems. It has an extensive and enviable track record of providing high performance systems designed to last at least 100 years, supported by class-leading guarantees.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35-50 minutes.

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
MEDITE SMARTPLY - Extreme Durable MDF - Panel Products with a Minimum Service Life of 60 Years for Exterior and Interior Wet Applications
Extreme Durable MDF - Panel Products with a Minimum Service Life of 60 Years for Exterior and Interior Wet Applications
Seminar, by MEDITE SMARTPLY
Extreme durable MDF is a modified wood panel that has a guaranteed outdoor lifespan of 50 years above ground, and 25 years in-ground. This seminar explains what it is, how it’s made and tested, and how and where it can be used.

MEDITE SMARTPLY is a market-leading manufacturer of MDF and OSB. Drawing on this expertise, it created an extreme durable MDF with a 50-year guarantee. Perfect for outdoor applications where durability and dimensional stability are vital, this modified MDF panel is taking the construction world by storm.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 55 minutes.

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
Pilkington United Kingdom Limited - Glass for Architecture and Facades
Glass for Architecture and Facades
Find out more about glass as a material and as a product. This seminar explains how glass is manufactured and the functions that it can perform: how it can help control energy usage, protect against fire, insulate against noise, decorate, and provide safety, security and privacy – even keep itself clean! From individual panes to all-glass façades.

Pilkington UK Ltd manufactures and processes a wide range of float, high-performance coated, rolled, laminated and toughened glass products, including its own range of structural glazing system and insulating glass units. Pilkington works with UK and international customers to supply glass as stock or as bespoke processed products to meet individual project requirements.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
Saint-Gobain Building Glass - Glass for Interiors
Glass for Interiors
From sand to site, this seminar will take you through the complete process of manufacturing glass. Because glass has both the unique ability to let light through and be transformed by adding back painting, textured or translucent properties, it is the ideal solution for areas that require striking aesthetics and personal design, in addition to functionality.

Saint-Gobain Building Glass is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of flat glass. Its vision, innovation and service standards are relied on by customers throughout the world. Saint-Gobain helps to create great living spaces by combining aesthetics with comfort and sustainability, enhancing the wellbeing of people everywhere.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd - Lime: Traditional Building Products for Today's World
Lime: Traditional Building Products for Today's World
Seminar, by Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd
Provides a comprehensive introduction to lime in building. The course starts with an illustrated talk on the properties and use of lime in building, before focusing on practical demonstrations and hands-on work. It is suitable for anyone involved in the repair of old buildings or in the construction of ecological new-builds, including specifiers, contractors and homeowners.

Ty-Mawr was established in 1995 by Nigel and Joyce Gervis, and has become a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of environmentally-friendly building materials and systems.

Ty-Mawr is well-placed to offer information and support to architects focusing on the “embodied energy” of building products and products that affect the functionality and longevity of buildings.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 90 minutes/

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
Kawneer UK Ltd - Offsite Construction - Unitised Curtain Walls
Offsite Construction - Unitised Curtain Walls
Seminar, by Kawneer UK Ltd
Gain greater insight into the benefits of offsite construction and how unitised curtain walls are tested, manufactured and installed. Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) use more effective materials, speed up building delivery, facilitate higher design quality standards and can help reduce resource consumption.

Kawneer offers a comprehensive range of architectural aluminium building systems. Its expertise, combined with aluminium’s flexibility and recyclability, makes its building systems the right solutions for today and tomorrow. Kawneer products are made from the highest quality materials and are the result of many years’ construction experience. Kawneer extrudes, thermally breaks and powder coats all of its systems in its own UK factory.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
thyssenkrupp Elevator UK Ltd - UK and European Elevator Regulations
UK and European Elevator Regulations
An overview of current UK and European elevator regulations which focusses on the critical requirements of the codes and how elevator equipment addresses these. Also examines building design features necessary to achieve compliance with regulations beyond – but still relevant to –elevator installation.

Thyssenkrupp Elevator is a multinational industry-leading innovator in urban mobility solutions, ranging from standard to bespoke elevators, escalators and moving walkways. With a network of European field offices and manufacturing centres, Thyssenkrupp provides a dedicated local consultative approach for new equipment, modernisation and service requirements, with the backing and expertise of an industry-leading multinational organisation.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology, Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance.
Triton Systems - Waterproofing of Structures Below Ground
Waterproofing of Structures Below Ground
Seminar, by Triton Systems
A comprehensive overview of the often-confusing aspects of waterproofing structures below ground. Clear and knowledgeable explanations of the options available are presented, including how they work together when a combined solution is needed. This seminar is presented by a certified surveyor of structural waterproofing (CSSW) and covers each of the waterproofing systems defined in BS 8102 (2009).

Triton Systems is an expert in timber and damp treatments as well as waterproofing solutions for new build and existing structures. The company provides a one-stop shop for proven technical solutions covering all scenarios, including waterproof concrete construction and external and internal membrane systems. All systems are fully compliant with NHBC, Premier Guarantee and other insurer requirements.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.