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From building movement to metal web joists, our Featured CPD section always includes a surprise or two. Can’t find what you’re looking for here? Just use the search window or click on the ‘Subject/product areas’ menu heading above.
Gain a better understanding of what metal web joists and metal web rafters are, and how to use and install them.

MiTek specialises in the development of software solutions for structural timber engineering and the provision of steel connector products for timber engineered roof and floor systems. Its global customer base manufactures roof trusses, open web floor joists (such as the popular Posi-Joist), and timber wall framing systems. Visit the MiTek website for more details.
Online Learning, by Schueco UK Ltd
An introduction to building movement that explores how to accommodate building sway and slab deflection within curtain walling systems, the different types of movement that can occur and how to overcome some of those challenges, and industry standards, testing methods and supporting information that can help deliver better building envelopes.

Schueco UK is a leading building envelope specialist, supplying quality aluminium and steel system solutions for windows, doors, façades, sliding systems, security technology and sun shading. It also offers professional consultation and digital solutions for all phases of your building project. Schueco products are used around the world, meeting the highest design, comfort and efficiency standards.
Seminar, by Siderise Group
Looks at common external wall types, the key functions of ventilated façades, and UK regulatory requirements for fire protection within ventilated façades (including the most recent changes in fire classifications). Also examines the functional performance of cavity barriers, suitable applications and important principles, testing and certification, and compliance.

Siderise is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-performance passive fire protection solutions for a wide range of building envelope types, including rainscreen, curtain wall and masonry façades. The Siderise Group also manufactures enhanced acoustic products for construction projects/fit-outs, sound studios and cinemas, etc.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by Oy Lunawood Ltd
Discusses a patented, non toxic process that enhances the benefits of timber in the form of a sustainable wood material for interior and exterior applications. ThermoWood is dimensionally stable, durable and sustainable, and doesn’t require surface coating even in the most challenging climate conditions.

Lunawood facilitates the innovative and long-lasting use of wood in all decorative surfaces. Its product is best known for its dimensional stability, durability and sustainability. It doesn’t require surface treatments, which makes it an ecological choice throughout its lifecycle.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
A look at underfloor heating versus radiators. Compares the advantages and disadvantages of both types of system before discussing how to identify and specify the correct system for your project. Also examines how underfloor heating works with renewable energy, and which floor finishes are compatible.

LTR Trading Co consists of four companies. They variously offer full underfloor heating systems (including a budget range), multi-layer composite pipe (MLCP) systems that can be used for first-fix plumbing and heating, and a comprehensive and nationwide design, supply, install, test and commissioning service for the residential, commercial and educational sectors.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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