RIBA CPD Showcase eBulletin

Featured CPD

Brick specification, sintered stone, secured by design and secondary glazing – as usual, our handpicked selection of CPD materials covers a broad range of topics. Most seminars are now available online, but this is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Brick Specification and Site Workmanship
An overview of the clay brick manufacturing process and the European performance guidelines with which they must comply. Looks at all areas of brick specification, such as water absorption, strength, mortar strength and colour, designing for movement and good site practice. Also covers the clay brick manufacturing process, the characteristics and physical performance of brick, and how choosing the correct mortar strength and joint profile can aid to build longevity.

Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks is a joint venture, formed in 2009, between two industry leaders: Country Manor Bricks of the outHaus Group and Kingscourt Bricks of the Breedon Group. Between them these two companies share over a century’s worth of experience supplying quality brick products and delivering first class service to Irish construction projects.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Secondary glazing: the retrofit solution to building sustainability
Online Learning, by Selectaglaze Ltd
An overview of how and where secondary glazing can be used to provide thermal enhancements, acoustic insulation and added security to primary windows. Topics discussed include: specification for listed buildings, functions and benefits of secondary glazing, suitability, design considerations, sustainability and economics.

Founded in 1966, and a royal warrant holder since 2004, Selectaglaze is the acknowledged specialist and a market leader in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary window systems. From its manufacturing base in St Albans, its policy of continuous product development has resulted in a broad selection of units with applications ranging from significant noise reduction and thermal insulation to environmental control and protection against bomb blast or sustained physical attack.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Secured by Design - An Introduction for Architects
Online Learning, by Secured by Design
Explores the Secured by Design scheme. Topics covered include how the scheme is implemented and successes in previous development projects, terminology, and how to find certified products that have achieved police preferred specification.

Secured by Design operates across a wide range of building sectors, including residential, education, health, transport, commercial, retail, sport and leisure. The scheme promotes security standards for a wide range of applications and products. These principles have been proven to reduce crime risk by up to 60%, by combining standards of physical security and principles of surveillance and defensible space

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
The Dawn of Sintered Stone Age
Online Learning, by Lapitec S.p.A.
Sintered stone is an A1-rated, manmade stone slab, offering bespoke solutions for applications like façades, flooring, kitchen and vanity tops, swimming pools and spa areas. This CPD seminar explores the technology behind it, its sustainability credentials, and its design potential.

Lapitec is the world’s only sintered stone: a timeless surface made from a selected mixture of natural and incredibly pure minerals, ideal for adding a touch of charm to any environment.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A