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Latest CPD materials

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. They include both new and recently revised, online and in-person, CPD seminars.
Advanced Technology For Achieving Part L1A Air Tightness
Online Learning, by Intelligent Membranes
Revised
This CPD explores the benefits of liquid-applied, airtight membranes and how they can be used by main developers, house builders and contractors to achieve better airtightness performance. It takes a look at current solutions and technologies for achieving airtightness, as well as presenting a balanced overview of their pros and cons. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- Liquid applied airtight vapour control membranes and their benefits
- The airtightness technologies available
- The latest regulations around airtightness
- What makes a liquid applied membrane effective
Behind the scenes of anti-fingerprint laminate surfaces
Online Learning, by Greenlam Laminates
New & Available Online
This CPD provides an overview on high pressure laminates and the key technical standards for classification. In particular it provides an insight on the anti-fingerprint technology for HPL and the key features and specification considerations surrounding the product type.
Biophilia, Evidence-Based Design and Integrating Plants for Longevity
Online Learning, by ANS Group Global
New & Available Online
What does Florence Nightingale have to do with design? Why do workers who have no view of nature take more sick leave? In this session, you'll learn about the three pillars of biophilic design, the social and economic effect of biophilia, why hospitals are designed as they are, the introduction of evidence-based design (EBD) and how it's our responsibility to design our future.
After this we'll take a look at the technical side of integrating nature into our interior designs and the four principles that allow you to design for long-term success.
Brick Slip Facades
Online Learning, by Stofix UK ltd
"New & Available Online
This presentation will give the audience an overview and use of a pre-pointed lightweight brick slip facade.it will outline how systems react to fire, the varied range of certification required to meet the requirements of the market and current building legislation.
Climate Change as a Force for Innovation
Online Learning, by Milliken
New & Available Online
By providing qualified data and real world examples, this CPD will help architects and designers develop a better understanding of how specifying materials for the built environment impacts climate change. It goes on to provide valuable insights for adopting positive specification practices that minimise carbon emission and the impact on our world for the future.
Daylighting in the Vertical Plane
Online Learning, by Kingspan Light + Air
New & Available Online
Daylighting in the Vertical Plane is a CPD presentation which explains the use and application of translucent façade systems as an alternative to vertical glazing. In this CPD we cover:

- Why Daylight Matters and the positive impact of natural daylight in buildings
- Defining Design Goals
- Strategies for Effective Design
- Translucent Options
- Design Constraints
- Life Cycle
Designing and Specifying Overhead Ceiling Track Systems
Online Learning, by Arjo UK Ltd
New & Available Online
This CPD is designed to demonstrate the flexibility, versatility and benefits of ceiling track systems. It provides options that are available, including layout design and various methods of installation.
Evidence has shown that using ceiling track systems can be quicker and easier to use than floor lifters and, in some cases, residents / patients prefer them.
Exploring the design possibilities of resin flooring
Seminar, by UZIN UTZ
Revised
- What is resin flooring and discover the benefits.
- Explore the interior design potential.
- Look at best practice and how to reduce risk.
How Advanced Walling Systems Can Produce Sustainable Outcomes in the Built Environment
Online Learning, by Specwall SP
Revised
The CPD explores evolving trends in walling system design and its relationship with sustainable construction methods. The net energy savings realised within off-site construction and sustainable material choices are now well understood, and these savings are increasingly required by stringent local building and energy codes. Further considerations around fire safety will also be discussed within the session, as the need for Class A rated construction materials continues to grow in light of recent changes within Building Regulation. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Of advanced walling systems
- How you can apply the principals of 'designing out waste' to help deliver sustainable outcomes
- A better understanding of regulations around fire safety
- How interior walls are constructed
How to specify sustainable flooring
Online Learning, by Junckers Ltd
New & Available Online
A presentation aimed at providing candidates with a good understanding of the role solid hardwood floors can play in sustainable building design. Wood is a carbon neutral material and specifying the correct wooden floor can produce a measurable reduction in global warming. We provide candidates with an understanding of why this is so, and to help them realise the potential of solid wood floors over the extended life span of the product.
Marmomacc 2022, 27 - 30 September 2022
Other, by Veronafiere
New
Marmomac is the most important world fair dedicated to the entire stone production chain, from the quarry to the processed product, from technologies and machinery to tools. Born in one of the main Italian districts for the extraction and processing of natural stone, Marmomac is today the main international hub of the sector’s protagonists, an irreplaceable platform where business and professional development meet, becoming a privileged place for innovation and training.

The 2022 talk schedule is a journey through architecture, design, and universities to think about stone materials and share new experiments. The show includes sessions on:

Upcycling, and sustainability of furniture

Creation of prototypes using a single slab, including recycled materials, thereby flanking creativity in industrial design

In depth analysis on the development of experimental works of art in stone processed with computer numerical technology

Stone materials and the urban landscape in public spaces in a number of contexts in Italian provinces together alongside major Italian and international universities.

Analysis on the use of natural stone by 16 significant international architectural firms

Marmo+Tech, a stage where machinery and tooling companies will present technical innovations for stone processing

Marmo+Press, a program of four conferences organised by four international technical publications discussing topics related to sustainability, trends, and markets

The Plus Theatre at Marmomac: where business, culture and training meet natural stone

Italian Stone Theatre: Italian companies are invited to collaborate with internationally renowned architects and designers to create new projects, highlighting excellence in stone through works and installation

Learn about

Knowledge of design and architecture solutions with natural stone
Case histories of architecture works by Simone Soardo and Giovanni Simonelli, architects
Stone in Architecture -- The sustainable lightness of marble
Stone in Architecture – Not Conventional Uses of marble
Stone in Architecture – Retail Project of Stone
Natural Stone, Marbles and Granites – types and characteristics
Marble in Italy. Focus on the main stone districts
Stone – Robot and Finishings in 3D
Knowledge of Italian natural stone districts
Sustainability in the stone sector
Natural stone in the collections of major international design brands
The development of experimental works of art in marble, worked with numerical technology
Realization of carefully developed prototypes. Realizes sustainability, seriality, ease of transport and placement of the artifacts
University research and landscape of the urban public space
Stoneland Exhibition projects and case studies presented by 16 international architects
Knowledge of machineries, tools and systems development in stone industry

participants can register at the online platform at https://www.marmomac.com/en/visit/ and discover the best products, projects and events of the exhibiting companies.
All events are free of charge – included in the cost of the ticket for Marmomac 2022.
Passive House Design – Aluminium Glazing Systems
Seminar, by Aluprof UK
New
This CPD provides the attendee with a general overview of Passive house design and its key principles, followed by
specific criteria and requirements for glazing systems. Providing the attendee with an understanding of passive house design and what is required during the design and construction of buildings to meet the standards set out by the PassivHaus Institute (PHI) and achieve overall certification.
Principles of Surface Protection
Revised
This CPD will discuss interior surface materials using the Servant and Served principle. Topics covered include an explanation of the Servant and Served principle, the need for an effective surface materials strategy, antimicrobial and hygienic surface materials, installation techniques and seamless jointing, and sustainability. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The Servant and the Served principle
- The benefits of single source supply and material requirements for different areas
- How antimicrobial and hygienic materials work
- Environmental impact and the processes used to mitigate this impact during manufacture and delivery

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely
Sample Smarter - A guide to working sustainably with samples
Online Learning, by Swatchbox
New & Available Online
Samples are needed for every project, but returning or disposing them can be problematic. Some manufacturers will take samples back, but quite often this isn't the case. This then causes the designers sample library to be full of samples that they no longer need and creates a recycling problem.
This CPD covers a wide range of topics to help teams understand the impact of sample waste and what can be done to reduce it.
Sustainable Design Using Geosynthetics
Seminar, by Geofabrics Ltd
New
Sustainable Urban Drainage (SuDS) is at the forefront of any urban development and with many Geosynthetics products out there it can be difficult for designers to know which products to use in different scenarios.
This presentation will provide guidance on what applications; geotextiles and geocomposites can be used and where. The presentation will also aid in how to correctly specify products and inform on the correct testing, standards and certification to consider.
The learning presentation will be of interest to those in design, engineering, planning and procurement where sustainable design and drainage is of high importance.
The Future of Healthcare Design: Water Delivery Systems
Seminar, by Rada
New
Healthcare has faced the most challenging period in UK history with Covid-19, prompting a focus on how future hospitals can be designed to better prevent infection and to aid care delivery. As well as this, the drive to ensure the NHS meets net-zero by 2040 means buildings must be operating efficiently, while optimising care delivery. Water delivery systems are crucial to delivering safer care and improving efficiency. This seminar examines:
- The challenges and opportunities facing healthcare services of today and in future
- How care delivery looks set to change and what this will mean for hospital design in future
- How infection prevention, digitisation and climate resilience could shape future hospital design
- Why water delivery systems are crucial to healthcare and their important role in future

By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The various increasing challenges facing UK healthcare and the evolution of care priorities
- The physical changes which must be made to healthcare estates and facilities to meet these challenges
- How digital water delivery systems can aid in effective infection prevention and control
- How digital water delivery systems can improve operational and environmental efficiency in healthcare facilities
- The improvements offered by integrating digital water controls in future healthcare design
The Power of Acoustic Lighting
Online Learning, by BuzziSpace
New & Available Online
Happiness, health, and well-being have never been higher on the agenda of organizations worldwide. This course will showcase how adequate acoustics and lighting play a key role on mental health and physical well-being in the workspace. The course will also help designers, architects and facility managers to get a better understanding of the importance of considering acoustics and acoustic lighting at the start of each project. After this session, acoustic lighting will no longer be an afterthought.
Tomorrow’s Insulation Solutions for Future Homes and Buildings Standard
New
This CPD module covers in detail changes to Building Regulations introduced in June 2022 as an interim step towards the Future Homes Standard and net-zero building target by 2050.
The training module gives an overview of changes to the Building Regulations 2021 edition in England which aims at futureproofing new homes and retrofitting existing homes, whilst phasing out fossil fuels and decarbonising the electricity grid. These objectives are obtained via an uplift of requirements to achieve ‘nearly zero energy buildings’, addressing unintended consequences such as overheating and the performance gap and the transition towards electric heating as laid out within revised Approved Documents Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (Ventilation) and new Approved Documents Part O (Overheating) and Part S (Infrastructure for the charging of electric vehicles).
This CPD module aims at providing a 360° view on this topic outlining individual requirements and going into details on how compliance is achieved. It looks in particular detail on Part L and how to address the 31% uplift CO2 savings via a fabric first approach of highly energy efficient building envelopes focussing on U-values, Thermal Bridging and Airtightness, whereby the risk of unintended consequences is reduced by applying new procedures, such as the new compliance report (BREL) and Home User Guide and overall increased on-site testing and photographic evidence to make sure that products installed as part of construction systems can be trusted to achieve what they predict on site.
Details and implications of new SAP10 energy efficiency calculation modality will be shown as well as changes to U-value convention BR443.