RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Interactive online seminars

The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
An Introduction to the Process of Designing Guardrails and Handrails
Online Learning, by HDI Railing Systems
Provides an introduction to architectural railing designs, material options and how to properly specify balustrades. Focussing on performance, the importance of structure for fixing, and standards and regulations, this seminar offers guidance on: basic architectural railing design considerations, material strengths and options, infill and fixing solutions, costs and lifecycle analysis, and relevant British standards and building regulations.
This seminar is also available in online, interactive format.
HDI Railings is a pre-engineered balustrade company based in Columbia, in the US. It specialises in stainless steel ornamental balustrades for interior and exterior applications, for both residential and commercial applications. HDI provides a turn-key operation, including estimating, project management, drafting and installation support. It can also provide REVIT/CAD guidance, NBS specifications, advice on budgeting and project references/photos. Handrail systems may include LEDs, in which case HDI can also advise on how to earn LEED credits in multiple categories.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40-45 minutes
Discrete HVAC Solutions for Modern Building Design: Today's Trench Heating, Cooling, Ventilation Technology
Online Learning, by Kampmann UK Ltd.
Provides an overview of the applications of modern trench heating, cooling and ventilation technology. Covers the various solutions available and how to integrate trench systems into modern architectural design in discrete and aesthetic ways. Also examines legislative and environmental issues surrounding modern trench products.
This seminar is also available in online, interactive format.
Kampmann UK 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, with Kampmann UK responsible for the distribution of products across the United Kingdom.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Mastic Asphalt: Black to the Future
Online Learning, by Mastic Asphalt Council Ltd
Explains the resurgence of mastic asphalt within the construction sector by examining key areas of interest to specifiers, such as sustainability, performance benefits, design considerations and lifecycle costs. The presentation also details – with the help relevant project examples – the broad range of mastic asphalt applications available, including roofing, paving, screeding, flooring, car parking and tanking.
This seminar is also available in online, interactive format.
The Mastic Asphalt Council (MAC) is the trade association for the mastic asphalt industry in the UK. Representing more than 70 companies within the sector, MAC members include mastic asphalt manufacturers, specialist application contractors and associated suppliers of equipment and services.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes
Paving the Way
Online Learning, by Instarmac Group plc
A seminar on paving, which includes an introduction to BS 7533, a discussion on what rigid and bound constructions are, problems that can arise if one doesn’t adhere to BS 7533, and other material options e.g. resinous mortars for water features.
This seminar is also available in online, interactive format.
UltraScape, part of the Instarmac Group, offers a range of bedding, priming and jointing materials that meet and exceed the strict demands of the British Standard 7533. Consequently, it delivers first class results time and time again. Instarmac’s premium products are specified by contractors, architects and engineers, and have been used extensively in major schemes around the UK.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Revolutionary Developments in Survey Measurement
Modern measured survey companies rely on the latest technology. 3D laser scanners used for reality capture are more accurate and faster, resulting in significant cost and time savings. This seminar examines that technology and its implications, demonstrating how data capture today is driving the change towards 3D information and scan-to-BIM solutions, allowing architects to work in ways not possible before.
This seminar is also available in online, interactive format.
MSA is the measured survey practice of choice for leading architects across the UK and Europe. Its reputation, experience, technical knowledge and commercial understanding make it a key member of any consultant team. MSA is an industry leader in terms of innovation. The company’s offering has developed beyond traditional deliverables to bring new services and solutions to the market.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
Stretch your mind: a New Way of Covering Walls, Ceilings and 3D Forms
Online Learning, by Barrisol
Combining outstanding design aesthetics with excellent technical performance, this guided presentation into the collective features of stretched fabric solutions highlights some of its customisable acoustics applications and bespoke lighting effects. With an overriding emphasis on visual engagement, be inspired by stretched fabric’s potential to create both elegant and functional spaces.
This seminar is also available in online, interactive format.
A world leader in stretched fabric systems, Barrisol offers solutions for ceiling and wall finishes by way of acoustic treatment, lighting effects, mirrored surfaces, printed designs and 3D forms. Its stretched fabric systems can also integrate air-conditioning units, providing a seamless approach to design. Innovation, aesthetics, quality and sustainability are key priorities for Barrisol, and it is these attributes that enhance interior environments everywhere.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
Wood by Design
Online Learning, by ALPI spa
Offers a comprehensive insight into the potential of reconstituted wood veneer in designing furniture and interiors. Discover why architects choose reconstituted wood veneer, its infinite design potential and applications, its sophisticated production process and its certifications. Naturally, the presentation also includes examples of different types of finished product.
This seminar is also available in online, interactive format.
A leader in the production of decorative surfaces in reconstituted wood veneer, ALPI was among the first companies in the world to industrialize this manufacturing process. Its work represents a true revolution, only made possible by extraordinary research, extensive experience, major investment and constant analysis of the market, all in search of new stylistic and product trends.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes