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Featured CPD

Our Featured CPD materials are also themed around residential development and demonstrate the wide variety of CPD materials available from the RIBA CPD Providers Network. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
A Technical Guide to Specifying Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) Flooring Products
Online Learning, by Milliken
A comprehensive guide to the key construction, performance, safety and aesthetic factors one should consider when specifying luxury vinyl tile (LVT) for a commercial interior project. Includes information on: what LVT is and how it compares to other hard and resilient flooring products; how LVT products are tested, and how to interpret technical specification data; and, case study examples showing how LVT can be used to best effect in commercial environments.

Milliken is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of floor coverings for the corporate, public, retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. By combining design with proprietary technologies and unique market insights, Milliken makes floor coverings that are as functional and sustainable as they are inspiring and original. Milliken offers a full range of LVT floor covering solutions.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
An Overview of Tile Specification
Seminar, by Solus Ceramics Ltd
A very practical guide to wall and floor tile specification, including advice on product selection and slip resistance.

Solus Ceramics offers a complete solution to the specifier, regardless of the size or complexity of their project. Using only quality materials from market-leading factories, whatever the requirement Solus Ceramics will almost certainly have the answer. The Solus Ceramics portfolio includes more than 60,000 products sourced from manufacturing partners across Europe. These include porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal, anti-slip, eco and natural stone tiles.

In addition to first class customer service, Solus Ceramics can provide initial samples, advice on suitability, durability and budget, bespoke cutting and fabrication, and cleaning method statements.

Duration: 55-60 minutes, plus Q&A
Design, Detail and Installation
Seminar, by VELFAC Windows
Offers an in-depth insight into how windows interface with different construction methods and commonly used build-ups. Also discusses how build sequence can affect the design, installation and sealing methodologies used, and how manufacturers can assist from early-stage guidance and support through to provision of full interface details used for successful installation.

VELFAC is the windows expert, providing tailored advice and consultancy at every specification stage – from initial design ideas through to post-installation support. Talk to VELFAC as soon as your project starts to take shape and use its product knowledge and industry expertise to specify glazing that matches your budget, design vision, and performance targets.

Duration: 40-45 minutes, plus Q&A
Laminated Stone Panels
Seminar, by Silkar Mining
A guide to laminated stone panel and its varieties, including information on: the benefits and limitations of laminated versus natural stone; the different substrates most suited to cladding and flooring applications; correct technical specification and application; current legislation and standards, including health and safety and test results; and, case study examples.

Silkar is one of the largest quarriers and manufacturers of stone, having production facilities in Turkey and China as well as distribution centres in the US, and Silkar Stone-branded UK showroom. Silkar’s laminated stone family combines super-thin stone with different backings.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A