RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic.
HDI Railing Systems - An Introduction to the Process of Designing Guardrails and Handrails
An Introduction to the Process of Designing Guardrails and Handrails
Find out more about the important design principles governing balustrades and handrails, including architectural railing design, railing and balustrade material and infill options, fixing solutions, relevant British Standards, regulations and approved documents, and tips on correct specification. This seminar also covers performance, the importance of structure for fixing, and material costs and lifecycles.

HDI Railings is a pre-engineered balustrade company based in Columbia in the United States. It specialises in stainless steel ornamental balustrades for interior and exterior applications in both residential and commercial markets. HDI provides a turn-key operation that includes estimating, project management, drafting and installation support. It can also provide your team with REVIT/CAD details, NBS specifications, budget-sensitive forecasts and project references/photos. Depending on your design, HDI’s offering can further extend to the inclusion of LEDs in handrail systems, with attendant potential LEED credits.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40-45 minutes
K Rend (Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd) - British Standards for External Render
British Standards for External Render
An overview of the British standards relating to external render, covering the various renders available, their benefits, and issues such as compressive strength, capillary water absorption and thermal conductivity. Also discusses design considerations when using render.

This is a great overview of renders and the perfect way to identify specific topics worthy of further exploration.

K Rend is a large, well-established and successful national group that manufactures in the UK and distributes throughout the UK and Ireland. Its product range encompasses both the agricultural and construction industries, and includes the market-leading K Rend brand. K Rend’s focus is on innovation and customer service – working creatively with clients to develop partnerships.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Marvin Architectural - CE Certification and how it Supersedes Existing Testing Procedures when Specifying Windows and Doors
CE Certification and how it Supersedes Existing Testing Procedures when Specifying Windows and Doors
Covers: the importance of specifying CE certified products, three compulsory tests for CE certification of window and door elements, the benefits of the CE mark in providing a level playing field and breaking down trade barriers, and how the whole supply chain is responsible for compliance.

Marvin Architectural was established in 1994 with the mission of designing, supplying and installing the best window and door brands from around the world to the UK market. In 2019 the company further expanded its range to include premium quality products from leading window manufacturers.

As the home of leading premium brands, Marvin is committed to offering clients the best high-performance window and door products available.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35-40 minutes
Kampmann UK Ltd. - Discrete HVAC Solutions for Modern Building Design: Today's Trench Heating, Cooling, Ventilation Technology
Discrete HVAC Solutions for Modern Building Design: Today's Trench Heating, Cooling, Ventilation Technology
Seminar, by Kampmann UK Ltd.
Provides an overview of the applications of modern trench heating, cooling and ventilation technology, including available solutions, how to integrate trench systems into modern architectural design in a discrete and aesthetic way, and legislative and environmental issues affecting modern trench products.

Kampmann UK Ltd is part of the Kampmann Group of companies that has its HQ in Germany. Kampmann is a leading manufacturer and global distributor of HVAC products. Kampmann UK is responsible for the distribution of products across the UK and Ireland.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Kingspan Access Floors Ltd - Introduction to Raised Access Floors
Introduction to Raised Access Floors
Covers: the history of raised access floors; what raised access floor systems are, including their features, benefits, applications and finishes; guidance on specification and installation, and; system selection and criteria.

Kingspan is a world leader in the access flooring sector, supplying and installing flooring for a variety of applications, including offices, data centres, retail and education. By combining all the practicality of a raised access floor system with high-quality aesthetics, the Kingspan range delivers the ultimate in flexible flooring without compromising architectural intent. Kingspan access floors incorporate a variety of integrated, bonded and overlay options.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30-45 minutes
The Sanitaryware Company Ltd - Specifying Sanitaryware Today
Specifying Sanitaryware Today
A look at how to specify sanitaryware efficiently and effectively. Includes how the way an area is used should affect the sanitaryware specified, design considerations for sanitaryware items, relevant Building Regulations and standards, and how to specify within the confines of a fixed budget.

The Sanitaryware Company has been making market-leading washrooms for 40-years. Its products have been manufactured to meet and exceed your building requirements, in terms of quality standards, compliance, durability and cutting edge design.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Schindler Ltd - The Environmental Impact of Lift Installations
The Environmental Impact of Lift Installations
Seminar, by Schindler Ltd
Offers a greater understanding of lift design and regulatory requirements, a general overview of lift technology, and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions from building designers. Topics covered include lift shaft materials/strength and lift capacities, requirements for fire-fighting lifts, accessibility and communication, and lift design for passengers with disabilities.

Schindler supplies market-leading products, from service lifts to scenic lifts and moving walkways. All are designed, manufactured, installed and tested to the highest safety, efficiency and reliability standards. They are also all inspired by Schindler’s commitment to be the best service provider in the industry.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes