RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Finishes

The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Fassa UK Ltd - Best Practice in External Wall Insulation
Best Practice in External Wall Insulation
Seminar, by Fassa UK Ltd
An introduction to external wall insulation (EWI) and best practice. Provides greater insight into EWI, highlighting potential issues and problems and how to spot them early.

Fassa Bortolo is a 300+ year-old family business that is still run by the Fassa family. The company manufactures a large portfolio of products, from renders, screeds, tiles, concrete repair solutions and NHL lime to plasterboards, gypsum products and suspended tile systems.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Aluminium Roofline Products Ltd - Correct Design, Construction and Maintenance of Rainwater Systems
Correct Design, Construction and Maintenance of Rainwater Systems
Examines the key factors relevant to understanding rainwater systems. Covers: design, rainwater calculations, construction, correct gutter positioning, maintenance and guarantees, and environmental impact of materials.

ARP is a market-leading supplier of metal rainwater and roofline products to the UK market, working with hundreds of customers on projects from enquiry stage to delivery.

With decades of design experience, ARP’s technical experts are knowledgeable, friendly, and there to offer ongoing support. Call ARP if you need specification assistance, flow calculations, drawing take-offs, CAD drawings or just advice. ARP also has a nationwide team of area managers who can visit site and offer advice at every stage to keep your project on track.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd - Lightweight Structural Frames: Design and Installation Over Existing Flat Roofs
Lightweight Structural Frames: Design and Installation Over Existing Flat Roofs
An introduction to the flat-to-pitched roof concept. This presentation covers the reasons why a conversion may be considered, such as improving insulation levels, solving issues with the existing roof, aesthetic improvements and to introduce sustainable technologies. Also included is an overview of design, structural and installation considerations, as well as the integration of existing services.

Award-winning Langley Structures Ltd is changing the roofscape of towns and cities across the country, whether it be the conversion of an existing flat roof system to a new pitched structure or Langley’s ‘upwardly-living’ concept, erecting new habitat dwellings on top of existing buildings.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50 minutes
Mastic Asphalt Council Ltd - Mastic Asphalt: Black to the Future
Mastic Asphalt: Black to the Future
Examines how mastic asphalt is being re-imagined as a highly relevant building material for today, and analyses the key reasons for its resurgence in the construction industry. Topics covered include typical application areas such as roofing, paving and flooring, key performance benefits, design considerations, sustainability and lifecycle costs. Relevant project case study examples are referred to throughout.

The Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) is the trade association for the UK’s mastic asphalt industry. It represents more than 90 companies, including manufacturers, installation contractors and associated suppliers of equipment and services.

The MAC logo is a true mark of quality, as MAC membership is open only to organisations that satisfy stringent requirements in terms of quality, service and reliability.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
QUALICOAT UK & Ireland - Setting the Standard for Architectural Powder Coating
Setting the Standard for Architectural Powder Coating
Ensure that the powder coating you specify best matches your needs in terms of application and location. This seminar aims to answer all your powder coating questions, and should enable you to choose and correctly specify the most appropriate pre-treatment and powder system to last a building’s lifetime.

Qualicoat (UK & Ireland) is part of the global Qualicoat organisation, based in Zurich. The association researches coating technology and updates the standard on a regular basis, thereby continuously improving the coating quality delivered by its large membership base.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
SAS International Ltd - Specifying performance demountable suspended ceiling systems: acoustic, environmental, design and integration options
Specifying performance demountable suspended ceiling systems: acoustic, environmental, design and integration options
Offers a brief overview of the benefits of specifying suspended metal ceilings, together with details of the specifications and standards relating to suspended ceilings (including compliance with BREAAM, LEED and SKA). Also examines acoustic comfort, design and integration options, and the main types of ceiling system.

SAS International is a leading British manufacturer of quality metal ceilings and bespoke architectural metalwork. Installed in iconic, landmark buildings worldwide, SAS leads through innovation, cutting-edge design and technical acoustic expertise. Success is built on continued investment in manufacturing and achieving value for clients through world-class engineered solutions.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Saint-Gobain Isover - Stone Mineral Wool insulation for rainscreen and masonry facades
Stone Mineral Wool insulation for rainscreen and masonry facades
Discusses the fundamentals of ventilated façade and masonry overcladding systems, including current regulations and the benefits of specifying a stone wool insulation solution. Stone wool insulation slabs are widely used throughout the industry. This presentation details the performance and installation properties you should look for when specifying insulation for buildings over 18 meters in height.

Saint-Gobain Insulation UK (SGIUK) was formed by bringing together the Celotex and Isover businesses into one organisation. Its thermal and acoustic product portfolio includes glass mineral wool, stone wool and PIR insulation, supporting all market segments with a range of insulation solutions.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Rimex Metals (UK) Ltd - The Application of Surface Finishes on Stainless Steel and Aluminium and Other Metals and Alloys
The Application of Surface Finishes on Stainless Steel and Aluminium and Other Metals and Alloys
Focusses on the specification and use of specialist stainless finishes, including case study examples showing how they have been used effectively on high-profile projects. Includes the opportunity for specifiers to ask questions specific to projects they are working on currently.

Rimex Metals Group is a global manufacturer of specialised metal finishes and is internationally recognised as a leader in its field. Rimex specialises in coloured and textured stainless steel. The group was incorporated in 1959 and operates subsidiaries in Australia, Germany, the UK and US, supported by a global network of distributors and representatives.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Armatherm, a Brand of Armadillo Noise & Vibration Limited - Thermal Bridging Solutions: Improving Building Envelope Performance
Thermal Bridging Solutions: Improving Building Envelope Performance
A seminar on thermal bridging. Find out more about what thermal bridging is, why it occurs, types of thermal bridges, the effects of thermal bridging on the structure and performance of a building, how to calculate the effect of thermal bridging, and the difference between U-values and R-values. Also covers condensation issues and how to calculate condensation risk, and the different solutions available to prevent thermal bridging.

Armatherm is one of the leading suppliers of structural thermal break materials for the construction industry. Its goal is to provide architects, structural engineers and building design professionals with effective solutions to prevent thermal bridging.

Thermal bridging has been recognised as a significant factor in building envelope heat loss. Armatherm thermal break materials have low thermal conductivity and high strength.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 20 minutes
Panariagroup - Tile Types and Uses: What and When
Tile Types and Uses: What and When
Seminar, by Panariagroup
Interested in specifying ceramic tiles but unsure about their performance capabilities? Want to know what type of tile to use? Using real-life projects as examples this seminar reviews the tests and standards that ceramic tiles must conform to, and explains their relevance.

Panariagroup is a multinational Italian group and leader in the production and distribution of ceramic tiles. With 1,700 employees, 10.000 customers, six production facilities (three in Italy, two in Portugal and one in the United States), and a turnover of £328m in 2018, Panariagroup produces high-end ceramic tiles for the discerning customer.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes

ALPI spa - Wood by Design
Wood by Design
Seminar, by ALPI spa
Provides a complete overview of the huge potential of reconstituted wood veneer in designing furniture and interiors.
Discover: why architects choose reconstituted wood veneer; the infinite design potential of reconstituted wood veneer; its applications and uses; the sophisticated production process of recomposed wood and its certifications; the different types of finished products, and; the connection between the material and designer and architect.

A leader in the production of decorative surfaces in reconstituted wood veneer, ALPI claims to be the first company in the world to have industrialised this manufacturing process. This true revolution was made possible by extraordinary technological research, extensive experience, investment in R&D, and constant analysis of the market.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour