RIBA CPD Showcase

Latest CPD materials

The CPD materials featured below are the most recent to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. They include both new and recently revised CPD materials.
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This CPD focuses on how effective use of luxury vinyl tile (LVT) can help transform an ordinary area into an inspiring design space. It covers the different designs that can be created by exploring the wealth of laying patterns available, as well as the impact of zoning, and how to incorporate use of LVT into commercial schemes. Referencing product specification, appearance, and specific considerations such as sustainability and performance, it also covers how LVT can be a practical, problem-solving solution.

By the end of this CPD delegates should:
1. Understand the features and benefits of luxury vinyl tile (LVT).
2. Know how to use laying patterns.
3. Know how to create bespoke designs.
4. Know how to use zoning, wayfinding and breakout areas.
5. Understand design considerations and how to meet regulations.
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The presentation aims to provide an overview of the new Part L 2021 edition and the proposed future homes standard performance requirements. There is also an introduction to the RIBA Climate Challenge 2030 and an outline of the target criteria including embodied carbon. The presentation aims to inform attendees about the process and conventions involved in a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The recent Govt announcements on the Part L 2021 and the proposed Future Homes Standard
- An introduction to embodied carbon as a metric - Future regulations
- The principles of the RIBA Climate Challenge 2030
- What an EPD is and what role it has in calculating embodied carbon
-The assessment of embodied carbon on 4 dwelling types
Seminar, by Onity Ltd
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This CPD will illustrate the benefits, in terms of Energy Reduction and Improved Guest Experience, by using advanced locking systems which are in turn integrated and connected to such items as intelligent thermostats and passive infrared sensors.

The CPD also covers the use of Mobile Key technology and highlights the many benefits such technology can bring.

By the end of this seminar delegates should know how to:
1. Advise on Increase energy and operational efficiency.
2. Generate cost savings and improve hotel RevPAR (Revenue per Available Room).
3. Complement sustainability practices and reduce carbon footprint.
4. Enhance guest comfort and satisfy their expectations.
5. Improve the level of security based on a digital strategy.
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Given that there are many types of flooring available, it is imperative to select the option that meets all necessary legislative requirements, while also ensuring it has a big visual impact on the indoor environment.

Bearing these factors in mind, this CPD module fully explains the benefits of specifying luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) in commercial environments. The module includes: a look at the properties and benefits of a multi-performance system; how LVT is manufactured; why LVT is suitable for commercial specification; technical benefits of LVT (vs other types of flooring); how to install and maintain LVT; technical standards; and sector specific features and benefits.

By the end of this CPD seminar, delegate ought to:
1. Understand the properties and benefits of LVT as a multi-performance system.
2. Have learnt how LVT is manufactured and why it is suitable for commercial specification.
3. Understand the technical benefits of LVT versus other types of flooring.
4. Know how to install and maintain LVT.
5. Understand the features and benefits of LVT in relation to specific sectors (e.g Office, Retail, H&L, Education).
Seminar, by Siamp UK
The CPD presentation is aimed at helping designers to identify factors that will help them correctly specify sanitaryware frames in commercial applications & hotel bathrooms.

By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to identify what is the correct sanitary frame for their needs
- The right product where water saving is a consideration
- The right actuation method for the location
This CPD covers “Understanding Low Pitched Roofs And The Benefits Of Sub-roof Systems"". During the presentation we will talk about the importance of roof pitches and the considerations required to ensuring the right pitch for a building. The CPD also focuses on the tighter restrictions that came in to force within roofing with the launch of BS 5534, with amendments in 2015 and 2018 in relation to extreme weather changes and a need to align with European Standards.

BS 5534 recognises that there are situations where it would be difficult to avoid using a roofing product at less than the recommended roof pitch, and highlights that a roof that is designed below the recommended minimum roof pitches should have a functional weatherproof sub-roof system to remove any rainwater ingress safely to the eaves gutter. These situations can include a lean-to on an existing building where a window, cavity tray line or boundary restricts the roof pitch.

The seminar aims to help delegates:
1. Understand why roof pitches differ.
2. Have an understanding of the pros and cons of different roof pitches.
3. Have an understanding of when to use a different roof pitch.
4. Have an insight in to how a low pitch roof can benefit an end-user.
5. Have an understanding of what a sub-roof is, and when to use one.

By the end of this CPD you should understand:

1. The impact of a roof pitch on a building.
2. The importance of roof pitch for watertightness.
3. How a roof pitch can increase living space.
4. What a sub-roof is, and the pros and cons of the different types available.
5. How to create a low pitch roof with roof tiles.
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In our new RIBA-approved CPD presentation, entitled ‘Advantages of Timber Ceilings', we explore the design options including many project images and case studies.
Within our presentation there are a variety of samples to enable the audience to get a ‘hands on’ approach to the different wood systems available. We also include how our products with a long-life cycle have a positive impact on the environment, as well as being sustainably sourced.

Wood ceilings and walls introduce a beautiful and organic element that fits in applications from commercial ceilings to leisure centres and more. Our wood systems provide extensive design freedom for interior and exterior functionalities. Hunter Douglas is a market leader in ceiling systems and are well placed to give a technical overview on wood solutions.

Hopefully, this presentation will be of sufficient interest to include in your current or future CPD programme.
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