RIBA CPD Showcase

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.
Online Learning, by Intelligent Membranes
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
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.
Online Learning, by Viritopia Limited
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.
Online Learning, by Stofix UK ltd
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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.
Online Learning, by Milliken
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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.
Online Learning, by Kingspan Light + Air
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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
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.
Seminar, by UZIN UTZ
- What is resin flooring and discover the benefits.
- Explore the interior design potential.
- Look at best practice and how to reduce risk.
Online Learning, by Specwall SP
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
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.
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.
Seminar, by Aluprof UK
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.
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
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.
Seminar, by Geofabrics Ltd
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.
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.
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