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Alutec - Aluminium Rainwater, Fascia and Soffit Systems (Durable Eaves Solutions)
Aluminium Rainwater, Fascia and Soffit Systems (Durable Eaves Solutions)
Seminar, by Alutec
Addresses the unique benefits of aluminium eaves solutions. Aluminium rainwater systems offer distinct advantages over more traditional materials, such as ease of installation, superb sustainability credentials and vastly improved life expectancy (up to 50 years virtually maintenance free), making it the ideal material for specification and use in modern construction.

With an extensive portfolio of highly sustainable products, Alutec is a UK leader in innovative aluminium rainwater and fascia and soffit solutions. Committed to delivering the excellent service and technical expertise that only comes from partnering with a specialist manufacturer, Alutec offers everything, from help with initial designs to delivery of detailed estimates and on-site assistance.

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

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
Mosa Tiles - Driving Digitization in the Building Industry with BIM
Driving Digitization in the Building Industry with BIM
Seminar, by Mosa Tiles
Building is perhaps among the least digitized industries, leading to delays and overspending on many projects. It is up to architects, designers and product manufacturers to disrupt the industry by embracing digitization using building information modelling (BIM). This CPD seminar delves into this.

Mosa is passionate about ceramics. For over 130 years, it has manufactured tiles using the purest materials, innovative design and a little Dutch magic! By embracing the cradle-to-cradle philosophy, and through its commitment to offering the best customer support, Mona helps clients around the globe create signature walls, floors and façades that last and have impact.

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

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
Spiral Cellars Ltd - Go Underground and Give Wine a Home of its Own
Go Underground and Give Wine a Home of its Own
Seminar, by Spiral Cellars Ltd
A seminar designed to give the specifier a greater understanding of the need for wine storage, how to store wine correctly and the benefits of underground wine storage, with technical background on the components and processes involved in constructing a prefabricated natural wine cellar.

Gain a practical grounding in how to correctly advise residential and hospitality clients on the best ways to store wine collections.

For 35 years, Spiral Cellars has offered an unrivalled range of design-led and luxurious wine cellaring options to suit every client brief; everything from its eponymous underground cellars to bespoke wine rooms, cabinets and wine walls – all delivered by an adept and passionate team of surveyors, project managers and installers.

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

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
T-T - Pumping Stations
Pumping Stations
Seminar, by T-T
An informative and interactive seminar on pumping stations, covering their functionality, design, installation, operation and maintenance. In short, everything the specifier needs to ensure correct product selection.

With nearly 60 years’ experience, Cheshire based T-T is one of the UK’s leading companies in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of pumps, controls, valves, environmental products and systems. T-T products are all backed by T-T’s own support services, including project assistance (from concept to handover), after-sales support and service agreements.

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

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
RENOLIT Cramlington Design  - PVC as a Flexible Decorative Surface
PVC as a Flexible Decorative Surface
An inspirational seminar that demonstrates how to create innovative interior designs using this flexible material. As well as discovering the benefits of PVC films over other decorative surface materials, learn about PVC’s uses in interior construction projects, how to recognize different types of surface films, and some common and specialist applications.

The RENOLIT Group produces high-quality films, sheets and other plastic products. With a turnover of approximately £27m, more than 30 production sites and a sales presence in over 20 countries, RENOLIT is one of the world’s leading plastic product manufacturers. Today, more than 4,700 employees continue to develop the knowledge and expertise built up over seventy years of trading. The RENOLIT brand stands for technical excellence, modern design and a partnership-based service. Always developed with customer requirements in mind and manufactured to the highest quality, RENOLIT products often make the vital difference.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-50 minutes.

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
Serge Ferrari - Tensile Fabric Structures
Tensile Fabric Structures
Seminar, by Serge Ferrari
Examines the history and development of composite membranes and technical fabrics as a viable construction material. The evolution of tensile architecture began in 1964. It has since progressed to being a credible, sustainable and cost-effective design option relevant to today’s innovative environment. This CPD seminar aims to both inform and inspire by referencing some of the world’s most imaginative architecture.

The Serge Ferrari group designs, manufactures and distributes high-technology, eco-friendly flexible composite materials. The unique properties of its products open up a world of opportunity in three distinct areas: architecture (solar protection, tensile architecture and acoustic solutions), specific membranes for the industry, and composite membranes for the consumer market.

The group’s main competitive advantage resides in its differentiating technology. For the past 10 years, Serge Ferrari has been developing an exemplary environmental strategy and has played a leading role in sustainable development.

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

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
Secco Sistemi spa, trading as Venturi UK Ltd - The Evolution of Steel Windows
The Evolution of Steel Windows
This seminar examines the history and evolution of steel windows, the different systems available today, and the opportunities this provides to architects and other specifiers.

Venturi UK Ltd has supplied building components of the highest quality to the UK construction market since 2008, and delivered solutions for many prestigious UK buildings, including the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning Evelyn Grace Academy in London.

Venturi UK Ltd only works with a select number of manufacturers who offer the best in design and performance through continued innovation and investment.

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

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.
Cosentino UK Ltd - Ultra Compact Surface
Ultra Compact Surface
Seminar, by Cosentino UK Ltd
An introduction to ultra-compact surface as a material and its various applications and benefits. Includes an overview of the material’s composition and the manufacturing processes that go into making it, as well as its characteristics, benefits, care and maintenance, and those applications best suited to it.

The Cosentino Group is a global company that produces and distributes high-value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. Its pioneering, award-winning brands are leaders in their respective sectors, offering revolutionary technological solutions. Cosentino products have been used in many notable projects, including the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar in Manacor, the Archway Tower in London and the Cap Ferrat building in Río de Janeiro.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: TBA.

Core Curriculum topics: Design, construction and technology.