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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
Zip Water UK - Boiling Water and Hydration in the Workplace
Boiling Water and Hydration in the Workplace
Seminar, by Zip Water UK
New

This CPD provides the information needed to make an informed decision on the right drinking water appliance to suit the individual needs of clients. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand drinking water regulations for businesses.
- Understand drinking water options for commercial sites, the good, the bad and the ugly.
- Understand how to make an environmentally conscious choice.
- Understand the importance of filtration when it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability.
- Understand the accreditations you need to lookout for.
Interface Europe Ltd, t/a Interface - Creating Positive Spaces using the WELL Building Standard
Creating Positive Spaces using the WELL Building Standard
New

This CPD introduces the process and contents of the WELL building standard, helping participants to understand how to approach this emerging human centred commercial building standard. It covers the contents and approach to delivering the WELL standard, using evidence to support the core concepts and uses 3 case studies to demonstrate how it can be implemented into the workplace. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the WELL building standard and process and how to simplify the detail and complexities of the process.
- Understand the costs associated with delivering health and wellbeing.
- Understand how to create a business case for taking a human centred approach and using the WELL standard for architects to present to their clients.
- Understand what aspects, need to be considered when considering health and wellbeing in the built environment
- Understand how design services and creative thinking can benefit health and wellbeing in the built environment.
- Understand where to find further information.
Applelec - Design with OLED
Design with OLED
Seminar, by Applelec
New

This CPD covers the design opportunities for Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs). It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand about OLEDs and the benefits of OLED lighting technology.
- Understand the human centric lighting qualities that OLED present.
- Understand design possibilities and inspiration for integrating OLED into lighting projects.
- Understand appropriate power management for the OLED light panels.
- Understand installation opportunities and guidance for use with OLED.
James Hardie Building Products Ltd - Evolution of Rainscreen Facade Cladding
Evolution of Rainscreen Facade Cladding
Revised

This seminar looks at the development of rainscreen cladding systems, the design purpose and principles for rainscreen systems and the use of fibre cement. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the evolution of rainscreen systems, historical examples and the birth of the modern facade solution.
- Understand the purpose and benefits of rainscreen systems.
- Understand rainscreen systems available and their applications.
- Understand design applications of fibre cement rainscreen solutions.
- Understand technical information and best practice for installation with reference to case studies.
Jackon UK Ltd - Extruded Polystyrene Construction Boards in Internal Tiling
Extruded Polystyrene Construction Boards in Internal Tiling
Seminar, by Jackon UK Ltd
New

This CPD is about the specification of extruded polystyrene construction (XPS) boards for tiling. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the properties and applications of extruded polystyrene construction boards.
- Understand the advantages of XPS boards in comparison to alternative tiling substrates.
- Understand the importance of industry recognised certification of materials.
- Understand ways to achieve accessibility for disabled users.
- Understand the specification of complete wetroom solutions in accordance with British Standards.
- Understand installation requirements of construction boards in internal applications.
Vutox - Glass Ceramics: Upcycling Natural Waste
Glass Ceramics: Upcycling Natural Waste
Seminar, by Vutox
New

This CPD provides an introduction to the specification of glass ceramics. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what is glass ceramics and how it is manufactured using waste materials.
- Understand environmental issues.
- Understand the products available.
- Understand how glass ceramics compares to other products.
- Understand the applications of glass ceramics and how to work with them.
Mapei (UK) Ltd - Large Format Porcelain Installation
Large Format Porcelain Installation
Seminar, by Mapei (UK) Ltd
New

This seminar looks at the use and installation of light weight, large format porcelain tiles. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the use and benefits of large format porcelain tiles.
- Understand substrate preparation.
- Understand adhesives to use and safe tile application.
- Understand the risks and how to avoid failures.
SIG Design & Technology - Liquid Waterproofing: Choosing the Best Solution
Liquid Waterproofing: Choosing the Best Solution
New

This seminar looks at the roof specification and design process to ensure maximum longevity when specifying liquid waterproofing systems. It sets out a step by step process to help you arrive at the best solution, looking at how to establish the client’s brief, how to ensure compliance, with advice on British Standards and Codes of Practice, and how to make the right cost decisions. Project examples show how to choose the best liquid product for your project. The CPD also addresses common problems with detailing, compatibility and interfaces, and how to avoid them. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand design considerations .
- Understand how to establish the client’s brief.
- Understand how to ensure compliance with British Standards and Codes of Practice.
- Understand how to choose the best roofing system for the job.
- Understand roofing options and when to specify liquid waterproofing solutions.
- Understand green roofing solutions.
- Understand what support to expect from suppliers.
- Understand detailing, compatibility and interfaces.
Porcelanosa Grupo - Raised Access Flooring: A System with all the Answers
Raised Access Flooring: A System with all the Answers
Seminar, by Porcelanosa Grupo
Revised

This seminar will:
- Explain origins and the current market.
- Assess the main advantages of raised access flooring.
- Provide an understanding of components and accessories.
- Provide guidance on the specification of the product.
- Demonstrate how to install raised access flooring.
COMPAC The Surfaces Company - Rethinking the Way of Design: Technological Marble and Quartz as a Passionate Creative Process
Rethinking the Way of Design: Technological Marble and Quartz as a Passionate Creative Process
Revised

This CPD looks at the possibilities for creative architectural design provided by the availability of technological marble and quartz. It covers the use of this material for all kinds of applications indoors and outdoors, for facades, floor coverings, wall coverings, and kitchen and bathroom surfaces and countertops. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the manufacture of technological marble and quartz and the processes capable of empowering new architectural solutions.
- Understand the durability, technical features and the environmental efficiency of marble and quartz.
- Understand the versatility of design, texture, formats and thicknesses available and how to choose the right material for the right application.
- Understand architectural applications and the balance between aesthetics and functionality.
Concord Lighting - Seeing the Workspace in the Right Light
Seeing the Workspace in the Right Light
Seminar, by Concord Lighting
New

This seminar gives an overview of how creative lighting designs can contribute towards the creation of an inspirational, energy efficient and more productive working environment. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how good lighting can be a factor in improving workplace productivity.
- Understand why people are more likely to be satisfied with their overall working environment when the lighting is designed to best practice guidelines.
- Understand the recommendations for lighting levels and visual comfort are based on current CIBSE best practice guidelines including the revised LG7 2015 and additionally the industry guidance from Carbon Trust, British Council for Offices, BRE and British Standards.
- Understand where to find further reading and information on this topic.
Silva Timber - Siberian Larch: Aesthetics and Performance
Siberian Larch: Aesthetics and Performance
Seminar, by Silva Timber
New

This CPD aims to introduce architects to Siberian larch for use in both residential and commercial projects. It gives an overview of the larch genus, the difference between European and Siberian larch, and the ideal usage for Siberian larch. It also introduces workability, installation and finishing issues. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand and know what Siberian larch is.
- Understand the differences between European and Siberian larch.
- Understand the specification and applications of Siberian larch.
- Understand how Siberian larch can be installed.
- Understand the outcomes of using unfinished and finished Siberian larch.
The Clement Windows Group - Steel Windows - A New Generation
Steel Windows - A New Generation
Revised

For over 100 years steel windows have been favoured by Architects as their preferred choice of window material due to their elegant sight lines, strength and versatility.

This presentation will cover:
- The importance of the steel window in Architecture over the last century and before.
- The characteristics of steel windows throughout history.
- The role of steel windows today with regards to the environment and sustainability.
- Legislation, standards and performance features governing steel windows.
- The future for steel windows, including the introduction of thermal breaks and the consequences for current day steel window specification.
Milliken - The WELLv2 Building Standard and How Floor Covering Impacts Health and Well-being
The WELLv2 Building Standard and How Floor Covering Impacts Health and Well-being
Seminar, by Milliken
Revised

Health and well-being is becoming an increasingly important consideration for architects when designing new spaces. This seminar explores this theme and the significant role that the WELL Building Standard is playing in progressing health and well-being for the built environment. Delegates will learn about the recent Version 2 enhancements of the Standard and about the impact floor covering can have for projects aiming to achieve the WELL v2 Standard. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand and discuss the key reasons for designing spaces with a primary focus on human health and well-being.
- Understand the WELL Building Standard and learn about the key features and ways to certify your next project.
- Understand how the WELL Living Lab is contributing to future WELL Building Standard features.
- Understand and demonstrate ways floor covering can contribute to the WELL Building Standard and to designing spaces with a focus on human health and well-being.
Impey Showers Ltd - The Wet Room Evolution
The Wet Room Evolution
Seminar, by Impey Showers Ltd
Revised

This seminar will enable you to understand the features and benefits of a wet room and how to specify a high quality wet room. It will explain the process of fitting a wet room in rooms of different construction and how you can modify your specification process to obtain quality results. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the features and benefits of a wet room in both commercial and domestic and conversion and new build projects.
- Understand all of the different types of wet room systems on the market and how these have evolved.
- Understand how to specify a leak free, high quality wet room.
- Understand what to consider when specifying a wet room with different floor and wall constructions and the requirements for both concrete and wooden floors.
- Know how to adapt a bathroom to include a wet room for disabled/ less able users.
- Know what to look for when considering a wet room, incorporating top tips and trouble shooting procedures.
- Understand how to complete a checklist for wet room specification.
Norbord Europe Ltd - To Be or Not to OSB? The Benefits and Applications of Oriented Strand Board
To Be or Not to OSB? The Benefits and Applications of Oriented Strand Board
Seminar, by Norbord Europe Ltd
Revised

This seminar is concerned with the specification of Oriented Strand Board (OSB). It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the manufacturing process of OSB, how it is made and the basis of its properties.
- Understand OSB as a substrate and the variants of OSB available
- Understand the various applications of OSB and its limitations, including for roofing, flooring and timber framing.
- Understand the benefits of OSB.
Topglass Contracts Ltd - U-Profiled Glazing Systems
U-Profiled Glazing Systems
New

This CPD aims to increase awareness of U-profiled glazing systems’ design capabilities and product uses. Also, to increase design confidence when specifying U-profiled glass and choose the right system for your project. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the various profiles, glass types, components, assembly options and ranges available and applications of the system.
- Understand the systems technical details, performance figures and specification variations.
- Understand finishes, ornamentation and aesthetics.
- Understand specialist applications and bespoke installations.
- Understand regulations and standards.
- Understand system advantages and disadvantages and innovations in u-profiled glazing.
VELFAC LTD - Window Village: Tour of Composite Window Manufacturing Facility in Gdansk
Window Village: Tour of Composite Window Manufacturing Facility in Gdansk
Factory Visit, by VELFAC LTD
New

This visit to Window Village in Gdansk, Poland, is by invitation only and limited to a maximum of 4 people. It takes place over 2 days, Velfac will arrange and cover costs of flights, hotel and meals. Attendees must be fit to fly and able to walk around the factory. They will need to arrange their own travel insurance and European Health Insurance Card.

Day one allows for travel, evening meal and a chance to explore Old Town Gdansk.

Day two consists of the factory tour and presentations, meal and flight home. The tour will cover the following elements:
- Welcome to Window Village presentation.
- Factory tour of engineering, painting and assembly processes.
- Quality presentation and walk through production quality processes.
- Visit wood warehouse and powder coating production process.
- Summary of visit and question and answer session.