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The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
Ayrshire Metals Ltd - Build Fast and Light with Confidence
Build Fast and Light with Confidence
This CPD seminar introduces cold rolled steel framing systems and highlights the many benefits of the systems compared to traditional building methods. The potential costs savings that may be obtained from using cold rolled sections are also demonstrated.

Ayrshire is a leading manufacturer of cold rolled steel sections used in the construction industry.

With over 100 years’ experience of manufacturing and supplying cold rolled steel, Ayrshire has the know-how, technology and expertise to ensure customer satisfaction every time. The company’s many accreditations include BIM level 2 certification and CE Marking, both of which are fully supported by its sales and technical teams.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
SieMatic UK - Domestic Kitchen Design
Domestic Kitchen Design
Seminar, by SieMatic UK
A brief history of kitchens, today’s kitchen market and clientele, kitchen manufacture and materials, worktops, appliances and extraction, understanding the client’s brief, spatial planning and kitchen layouts, the principles of kitchen design, design tools and CAD software, current design styles and the future of kitchen design – all are covered in this one presentation!

Since its founding as family business in 1929, SieMatic has been driven by a single, simple idea: to develop exemplary kitchens. Today, SieMatic strives to not only set the standard in the variety of individual planning options it offers, in its elegant designs, its precision workmanship and the high-quality materials it uses, but also in its company values.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Spiral Cellars Ltd - Go Underground and Give Wine a Home of its Own
Go Underground and Give Wine a Home of its Own
Seminar, by Spiral Cellars Ltd
Gain a thorough understanding of the need for wine storage, how to store wine correctly and the benefits of underground wine storage. This detailed and entertaining seminar provides a technical background to the components and processes involved in constructing a prefabricated natural wine cellar. Learn how to advise residential and hospitality clients on how best to store their wine collection.

Spiral Cellars is a privately-owned, UK-based company with over 35 years of knowledge and expertise in creating premium wine rooms and wine cellars. Creating optimum conditions in which to store wine is paramount in everything it does, but the company also believes that this needn’t be at the expense of great design. Spiral Cellars strives to provide tailored cellaring solutions that look as good as they perform, because it not only understands your passion for wine, it shares it. With more than 3,000 wine cellars and wine rooms installed and enjoyed in homes around the UK, and numerous others throughout the world, Spiral Cellars has rather got the hang of creating exceptional wine storage.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 1½ hours.
Ash & Lacy  - Good Practice in Lightweight Structural Frame Design and Installation Over Existing Roofs
Good Practice in Lightweight Structural Frame Design and Installation Over Existing Roofs
Seminar, by Ash & Lacy
This presentation covers the following subject areas: how to specify a flat to pitch conversion system; the elements that dictate the pitch, shape and aesthetic of the roof; best practice in design and connection to existing roof structures; the benefits of a flat to pitch conversion; a review of system types; a review of connections to existing structures; material coverings and finishes; connection of PV and renewables; recyclability and sustainability, and; environmental management systems and ISO14001.

The Ash & Lacy Group manufactures an exciting range of products and systems for the construction, automotive, acoustic and audio markets, exporting to numerous countries around the world.

In the construction sector, Ash & Lacy manufactures a diverse range of engineered façade and roofing systems tailored to the architectural sector, complemented by a comprehensive range of fasteners, load-bearing components and accessories. The company’s in-house testing facilities, as well as design and engineering analysis capabilities, ensures that all Ash & Lacy products are at the forefront of technical performance, and often exceed industry standards.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.
Flood Control International Ltd - Protecting Commercial Buildings from Floods
Protecting Commercial Buildings from Floods
This highly practical seminar provides an overview of the main types of flooding, the steps required to ensure that buildings have the right level of flood protection in place, and the benefits and drawbacks of various flood protection options for commercial buildings.

Flood Control International designs, supplies and installs bespoke engineered flood walls, flood barriers, flood gates and flood doors. Operation may be passive, manual, float-up or fully automatic. Flood Control International works with architects and consultants all over the world to supply flood defences that are innovative, efficient and, above all, dependable.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
thyssenkrupp Elevator UK Ltd - UK and European Elevator Regulations
UK and European Elevator Regulations
This seminar covers the basic safety rules for the construction and installation of elevators. It explains the current European and UK elevator regulatory requirements (EN81) and potential challenges and issues when considering elevators in building design. It also examines the new European regulations EN81-20 and EN81-50, which became mandatory on 1 September 2017.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator UK is part of ThyssenKrupp AG, one of the world’s leading elevator companies with 1.2 million units maintained worldwide. ThyssenKrupp provides professional consultancy for your elevator requirements, sales support and installation of elevators, escalators and moving walks. The company also provides high quality after sales service and support for all vertical transport products within your business.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour.
Ultrafabrics - Using Intelligently Crafted Fabrics in A&D Situations
Using Intelligently Crafted Fabrics in A&D Situations
Seminar, by Ultrafabrics
The aim of this presentation is to offer guidance on the specification of fabrics in architecture and design. It covers: the manufacturing and performance of modern man-made polyurethane fabrics (with never-before-seen samples of the product in its development forms); appropriate applications and uses of fabrics in design; requirements one should explore when specifying fabrics in architecture and design, and; the pros and cons of using different upholstery products in design, and how these will affect a project’s appearance and continued lifespan.

Ultrafabrics is a pioneer in the polyurethane synthetic leather industry. Merging six decades of passion and experience with proprietary technology and an artisan process from Japan, Ultrafabrics creates some of the most enhanced fabrics on the market – intelligently crafted for a global tomorrow.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 30 minutes.