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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.
PRO-TEK - Advantages of WPC LVT Flooring
Advantages of WPC LVT Flooring
Seminar, by PRO-TEK
New

This CPD aims to provide an overview of WPC flooring against traditional and modern flooring types. It will cover how WPC flooring is constructed, the benefits of WPC LVT flooring, where to use it in residential and commercial applications and give a technical specification of WPC LVT flooring. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The strengths and weaknesses of WPC LVT flooring against other finishes
- Technical data available and how to compare flooring products
- Where best to specify certain floor types
- How a flooring product with high maintenance requirements increases life cycle costs
GeoSmart Information Limited - Contaminated Land – Impacts and Implications on Property and Development
Contaminated Land – Impacts and Implications on Property and Development
Online Learning, by GeoSmart Information Limited
New

This CPD aims to provide a definition of contaminated land and investigate its impacts on property professionals. Topics covered will include legislative background, contaminated land liabilities, contaminated land within the pre and post planning regime, roles and responsibilities, and risk assessment across phases 1 and 2 and beyond. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- What contaminated land is
- The implications for site purchase or development
- Where responsibilities lie
- When it is appropriate to consider contaminated land
- How to manage contaminated land in a development scenario
SFS Group Fastening Technology Ltd - Designing the Correct Roof Safety System
Designing the Correct Roof Safety System
Revised

This seminar is about the correct specification and design of roof safety systems. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the need for roof safety and who has the design responsibility
- Understand line and post safety systems
- Understand issues around arrest or restraint systems
- Understand which aspects of the building to consider including Building Regulations, air-tightness and thermal efficiency
- Understand available design and service support and system warranties

GeoSmart Information Limited - Environmental Information for Masterplanning
Environmental Information for Masterplanning
Online Learning, by GeoSmart Information Limited
New

This CPD aims to discuss the different environmental constraints and opportunities that may be associated with site acquisition and the masterplanning process. The important environmental issues for site development feasibility are considered including sustainable drainage; foul & surface water management; contaminated land; flood risk; and ecology. Examples and case studies are presented throughout. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The different types of environmental constraints and opportunities
- How to describe the data available and methods of analyses
- Mitigation options that can be considered during the masterplanning and site selection process
- How integrating environmental data into the masterplanning process across all disciplines can encourage creative thinking to test the range of potential options
Rockpanel - Everything You Need to Know About Fire Safety and Façade Cladding
Everything You Need to Know About Fire Safety and Façade Cladding
Seminar, by Rockpanel
New

This seminar will give an overview of terminology used in the context of fire safety and façade applications. It will progress through topics including test standards, high rise and high-risk buildings, UK fire safety regulations, façade cladding types and ventilated facades. By the end of the CPD you should have a better understanding of:

- Current UK fire regulations focusing on ventilated façade construction and cladding panels/systems
- Test Methods and how to challenge manufacturers to produce the relevant certification or test evidence.
- Buildings that may need extra attention due to usage, occupants or building dimensions
- How different cladding types are produced, what the raw materials are and what this means with regard to their reaction to fire performance.
- Ventilated façade construction and be able to identify/specify all components required.
- The benefits of Stone wool cladding boards.

Stelrad Radiators - Evolution of the Central Heating Radiator with a Focus on Safety Radiators
Evolution of the Central Heating Radiator with a Focus on Safety Radiators
Seminar, by Stelrad Radiators
New

This presentation examines the risks and regulations applicable to safe heating in public areas, how a radiator works, their features and benefits with a focus on Low Surface Temperature radiators, and installation processes. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The history and background behind the evolution of a central heating system
- How a modern radiator works through radiant and convected heat
- Industry terminology
- The different types of radiators
- When and how to install a Low Surface Temperature 'Safety' Radiator
SPSenvirowall - Fire Compliance & Performance of ETICS Façade Solutions
Fire Compliance & Performance of ETICS Façade Solutions
Seminar, by SPSenvirowall
New

This CPD will discuss what is expected when using External Wall Insulation as a form of cladding. It will move through an explanation on reaction to fire and resistance to fire, an overview of testing, legislation, health and safety, sustainability and some case studies. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- Complex changing legislation in relation to EWI facades and fire.
- The issues that have been raised post Grenfell
- The makeup of the Euroclasses used in Reaction to Fire and the importance of the smoke and burning droplet sub categories
GeoSmart Information Limited - Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs): A Guide for Architects and Planners
Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs): A Guide for Architects and Planners
New

This CPD aims to discuss the different sources of flooding including groundwater, the risks to development and what can be done, catchment management, what FRAs are and how to discharge flood related planning conditions. Examples and case studies are discussed throughout the presentation. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

- The types of flood data and modelling
- How to mitigate risks to development
- How to describe the implications of flooding on a site purchase or development
- Why a Flood Risk Assessment is needed and what it assesses
James Latham - How to Specify Wood Veneer
How to Specify Wood Veneer
Seminar, by James Latham
New

This seminar looks at how to specify wood veneer in order to achieve the required results. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand what wood veneer is and what it can be used for
- Understand what determines the look of wood veneer
- Understand current trends in the use of wood veneer

Kingspan Insulation - Insulation for Education: Guidance on Thermal Comfort and Daylighting in the Learning Environment
Insulation for Education: Guidance on Thermal Comfort and Daylighting in the Learning Environment
Revised

This CPD looks at the requirements for ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in learning environments. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the requirements of Building Bulletin BB101: Guidelines on ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality
- Understand the thermal comfort recommendations in schools and how to meet Building Regulations Part L
- Understand the effects thermal comfort can have on both the learner and educator in a learning environment
- Understand daylighting and the impacts on health, wellbeing and performance
- Understand insulation solutions to meet thermal comfort and daylighting requirements within an education building

Cooledge Lighting Inc. - Luminous Surfaces in Architecture
Luminous Surfaces in Architecture
Revised

Learn how luminous surfaces will change the way lighting is incorporated into architecture. Topics include the history and role of luminous surfaces in creating spaces that are more synchronized with the human experience of our environment, standards driving the incorporation of human well-being in design, the applications and design approaches for successfully specifying luminous surfaces into architecture, as well as a look at how luminous ceilings can contribute to acoustic performance.

Program Overview

1. Understand the role of luminous surfaces for providing illumination in architectural spaces and the implications for human well-being
2. Understand the design requirements for luminous surfaces as a source of general illumination
3. Understand three (3) applications for luminous surfaces in architecture
4. Understand how luminous ceilings can contribute to acoustic performance
Barkers Fencing - Mitigating Road Vehicle Incursion on the UKs Rail Network
Mitigating Road Vehicle Incursion on the UKs Rail Network
Seminar, by Barkers Fencing
Revised

Local Authorities, Highways England and the Rail Industry (Network Rail, TFL) have a duty to mitigate the risk of vehicles accidentally getting on to live tracks. This is known within the industry as Road Vehicle Incursion (RVI). The Department for Transport issued a report following an accident in 2001 outlining what would be required to help prevent this and now many schemes are been developed. This CPD looks at products considered suitable to mitigate RVI with the added benefit of maintaining a physical trespass boundary. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Fencing specification and standards for products used on the rail infrastructure
- The requirements for RVI design
- Fencing product development from high security to RVI
- Environmental considerations
Xtratherm UK Ltd - Part L1A 2013: Fabric Performance and Towards Passive/NZEB Targets
Part L1A 2013: Fabric Performance and Towards Passive/NZEB Targets
Seminar, by Xtratherm UK Ltd
Revised

This seminar focuses on the Building Regulations Part L1A 2013, fabric performance specification and the corresponding insulation specification for each of the fabric components. It also looks at specification changes expected to come in the near future to achieve upcoming Passive Level Performance and Near Zero Energy Building standards.

It will help you to understand the following topics

- Understand the latest version of the Building Regulations Part L1A 2013 and fabric performance specification
- Understand target U-values and the reference house
- Understand thermal bridging and how to achieve good fabric performance
- Understand the y-value calculation
- Understand airtightness targets
Imperial Bricks - Revolutionising Restoration
Revolutionising Restoration
Seminar, by Imperial Bricks
Revised

The seminar guides you on how to select the right brick for renovation, restoration and traditional new build projects. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- The history of UK brick making
- The range of brickwork bonds used
- The regional variations in brick size, colour and texture
- The production process of handmade bricks
- Brick types and sizes
- The benefits of using traditional handmade bricks in conservation, heritage and traditional new build projects
- How to problem solve
Xtratherm UK Ltd - Section 6 2017 Scotland: Fabric Performance and towards Passive
Section 6 2017 Scotland: Fabric Performance and towards Passive
Seminar, by Xtratherm UK Ltd
Revised

This seminar looks at the Scotland Building Standards Technical Handbook Section 6 on energy efficiency. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the goals set within Section 6 for fabric performance, the fabric first approach and how to achieve compliance in your specification
- Understand the advantage of good detailing to achieve good fabric performance
- Understand the thermal bridging factor, the Y-value and how it is calculated
- Understand how to calculate target U-values and the reference house
- Understand how to get towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB), Zero Carbon House and Passive standards
QUALICOAT UK & Ireland - Setting the Standard for Architectural Powder Coating
Setting the Standard for Architectural Powder Coating
Revised

The Qualicoat powder coating organisation and the process that manufacturers and applicators need to go through in order to gain a Qualicoat licence.

- The powder coating process for aluminium profiles, sheets and castings
- Classes of finish for appopriate conditions
- Specifying and maintaining powder coatings
GeoSmart Information Limited - Sustainable Drainage Systems – An Introduction to SuDS for Property Professionals
Sustainable Drainage Systems – An Introduction to SuDS for Property Professionals
Online Learning, by GeoSmart Information Limited
Revised

Architects will gain information that will help them to specify entrance matting systems effectively, where and how to use it, ideas on how to use it, types of product available etc.
Boyco (UK) Ltd - Sustainable Tidy Design
Sustainable Tidy Design
Seminar, by Boyco (UK) Ltd
Revised

This Seminar will feature the following:

- Process 1: Timber processing and application of high performance anti-microbial protection
- Process 2: " hot Dip Nylon" coating application process
- Class 1 and Class 0 Fire Certification - the difference between flame spread and heat propagation and how this has to be viewed when looking at application of anti-microbial coatings.
- Combined features and benefits of the manufacturing processes in finished manufactured products, plus additional innovate FF & E product features and benefits.
- " Hot Dip Nylon" coated grab rails and use to 2016 NHS Guidelines (bariatric loadings)
- Introduction to " Teacher Walls" and use in the learning environment.
Jackon UK Ltd - The Design and Construction of Low Energy Buildings - Insulated Concrete Formwork Systems
The Design and Construction of Low Energy Buildings - Insulated Concrete Formwork Systems
Seminar, by Jackon UK Ltd
New

The construction industry has seen an increasing interest in low energy buildings which offer high quality and low running costs as well as reduced building costs. This CPD focuses on the features and the construction of EPS insulated concrete formwork systems as the wall structure for low energy buildings. By the end of the seminar, you will have a greater understanding of:

- The history of ICF buildings including features, design potential, standards and regulations
- EPS material sustainability
- The construction process and considerations
- Exemplar projects
Gradus - The Specification and Design Considerations of Barrier Matting Systems
The Specification and Design Considerations of Barrier Matting Systems
Seminar, by Gradus
Revised

Architects will gain information that will help them to specify entrance matting systems effectively, where and how to use it, ideas on how to use it, types of product available etc.
Panariagroup - Tile Types and Uses: What and When
Tile Types and Uses: What and When
Seminar, by Panariagroup
New

This CPD looks at tile specification and design. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the types of ceramic tile available and dimensions and formats available
- Understand tile performance
- Understand relevant standards
- Understand project applications and where tiles can be used
- Understand design possibilities with tiles
- Understand environmental aspects of production and use
Galvanizers Association - Tour of Galvanizers Plants: Galvanizing Industry Open Day, 15th October 2019
Tour of Galvanizers Plants: Galvanizing Industry Open Day, 15th October 2019
Factory Visit, by Galvanizers Association
New

Hot dip galvanizing is a highly controlled factory led process and everything from small nuts and bolts to large structural sections can be galvanized. Whether it is for agriculture, transport, utilities or the energy sector, galvanizing plays an important role within our day-to-day lives.

Galvanizing companies the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland will take part in the second Industry Open Day this Autumn, shining a light on the impressive alchemy that is hot dip galvanizing.

Various sites ranging from Elgin, Exeter, Hull and Galway in Ireland, will be opening their doors on October 15th.

You will follow the production process where steelwork is coated with zinc. Plant visits give specifiers and fabricators an opportunity to learn how to extend and improve their use of galvanizing. The tour will take approximately 2 hours and will help attendees to:

- Understand the hot dip galvanizing process, handling, cleaning and galvanizing steelwork coming into the plant
- Understand issues around quality control, sustainability and the recycling of heat and waste
- Design better structures
- Make more informed corrosion protection decisions

The coordinated site visits are aimed at giving construction industry professionals a valuable opportunity to learn how to extend and improve their use of galvanizing.

Booking a plant tour is easy, simple and quick. Complete the form here by selecting your preferred area and galvanizing plant: https://www.galvanizing.org.uk!open-day/book-a-tour

For group bookings or alternative enquiries , please contact Grace Nikobari g.nikobari@hdg .org.uk

Further information about the Open Day can be found at:
http://www.galvanizing.org.uk/Open-Day