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Live online seminars

With seminars presented via digital interactive platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams now a more commonplace alternative to face-to-face meetings, we’ve included a selection of live online seminars here.
External Elegance
A seminar about the specification of steel glazed curtain wall and façade systems, windows and doors. Covers: the benefits of steel glazed systems; considerations when specifying a steel glazed system; available finishes; types of project where steel glazed systems are best used; and, how to specify the right system for your requirements.

Forster Profiles operates directly within the UK but is part of a worldwide company with a presence in more than 35 countries. Forster has over 100 years’ experience manufacturing steel profiles and systems for internal and external applications. Fire rated, high security, high thermal performance and very slim sightlines are just a few of the benefits Forster products offer.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Inspirational lighting for Listed and Historic Homes
Seminar, by Brilliant Lighting
Examines how regulatory pressure and consumer demand for energy-efficiency have changed the lighting landscape, thereby creating particular challenges when lighting historic and other sensitive buildings. LED is a rapidly evolving light source capable of offering high quality light and energy-efficiency, but it is technically more complex to design and work with. This presentation therefore also discusses how lighting control systems are the best way to control LEDs, both from an end-user and professional installer’s perspective. Finally, case study examples illustrate how lighting design, high quality LED fittings, and lighting control systems combine to deliver stunning lighting schemes in historic, sensitive and listed properties.

Brilliant Lighting is an inspirational lighting design business with a difference. Its small, highly skilled team brings expertise across a range of disciplines. It understands interior design and how lighting integrates with, and enhances, residential spaces. The company also has an in-depth knowledge of construction, cabling and project management.

Duration: 30-40 minutes, plus Q&A
Understanding and Specifying Invisible Sound Solutions
Online Learning, by Amina Technologies Ltd
Explores the options available to architects and interior designers wishing to incorporate sound sources into projects for entertainment, ambience, education or safety reasons. Includes a discussion of the properties and benefits of DML (distributed mode loudspeakers), how invisible sound solutions can be created with zero visual impact, sound reproduction and how the listening experience is impacted by the presence (or otherwise) of different parts of the frequency spectrum, speaker requirements for different applications (including 3D sound), and options for fire barriers and voice evacuation, where required.

Amina designs and manufactures invisible loudspeakers at its base in Huntingdon, UK. Ideal for both modern minimalist designs where audio clutter is ruinous to appearance, and historic buildings where an authentic look and feel can be combined with modern AV requirements. Amina systems are typically found in high-end residential and commercial premises.

Duration: 45-50 minutes, plus Q&A