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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
Pressalit Limited - Best Practice in Accessible Bathroom Design
Best Practice in Accessible Bathroom Design
Seminar, by Pressalit Limited
Find out more about how people actually use accessible facilities. Are Part M packs suitable in every instance? The simple answer is ‘no’; alternative arrangements are necessary for changing places facilities, school hygiene rooms and (more generally) where there is a reasonable expectation that users will be assisted by carers.

Pressalit manufactures innovative accessible bathroom and kitchen solutions designed to promote independence, safe working environments and return-on-investment opportunities. Its design principles and product arrangements have provided successful outcomes for numerous new build and refurbishment projects worldwide. Typical applications include hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, special needs schools, day centres, hotels, changing places facilities and private accommodation.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 50-60 minutes.
Arjo UK Ltd - Designing Overhead Ceiling Track Systems
Designing Overhead Ceiling Track Systems
Seminar, by Arjo UK Ltd
Defines the different types of ceiling lifts available and the reasons why lifts are required and specified, before then exploring user needs and the many and varied potential track layouts – including an explanation of the pros and cons of each. The interface with other equipment in the built environment is also examined, as well as the most common fixing and installation methods.

Arjo’s work is based on genuine care for human health and well-being, and contributes to a sustainable healthcare system – always with people in mind. Arjo is a global supplier of medical devices, services and solutions that improve quality of life for people with reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. Arjo creates value by improving clinical outcomes for patients and enabling a better work environment for healthcare professionals.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45-55 minutes.
James Hardie Building Products Ltd - Evolution of Rainscreen Facade Cladding
Evolution of Rainscreen Facade Cladding
Focuses on the evolution of rainscreen façade cladding systems by covering: the evolution of rainscreen systems (featuring historical examples and the introduction of modern façade solutions); the purpose of rainscreen cladding and the principles that underpin it; fibre cement material composition and properties, and; installation best practice and case studies.

James Hardie claims to have invented seventh-generation fibre cement. Today, and more than six million homes later, the James Hardie name is synonymous with unsurpassed quality, durability and design excellence around the globe.

Inspired by new technology and driven by its passion for design, James Hardie is constantly growing its extensive range of premium fibre cement products. Its innovative solutions are chosen by architects, housebuilders and homeowners alike to bring their unique visions to life.

Founded in 1888 with an enduring set of values, James Hardie has grown to the point where it employs more than 3,000 people and generates an annual turnover in excess of £2bn.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Blanco Germany - Kitchen Sinks and Taps
Kitchen Sinks and Taps
Seminar, by Blanco Germany
Demonstrates how there are many reasons why one should choose a sink, accessories and mixer taps with great care. The sink is just about the hardest working appliance in the kitchen and one of our most basic human needs springs forth from the mixer tap: water. So specifiers need to be sure that all materials used are completely safe.

Blanco has over 90 years’ experience producing industry-leading kitchen products. Today, having sold over 50 million sinks (from stainless steel to ceramic and composite granite), Blanco is one of the most successful manufacturers in the world. Blanco embodies craftsmanship, first-class materials and unbeatable design. Customers in more than 100 countries rely on the quality, functionality, aesthetics and professionalism of Blanco kitchen sinks and taps.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
GEZE UK Ltd - Specifying, Installing and Maintaining Ironmongery for Fire Doors
Specifying, Installing and Maintaining Ironmongery for Fire Doors
Seminar, by GEZE UK Ltd
Fire doors save lives; more people die from smoke inhalation than fire itself, especially when smoke can travel freely through a building.

This seminar explains what fire doors are, identifies their various components, how they work, the standards and regulations that relate to them, and why smoke is so dangerous. Understanding the effectiveness of fire doors, and specifying, installing and maintaining them correctly ultimately saves lives.

GEZE is a world-leader in manual and automatic door control technology, and window control systems for natural ventilation and smoke and heat extraction.

GEZE products must – and do – comply with many standards and legal requirements and are subject to constant testing and monitoring, both by GEZE’s own in-house quality control team and external organisations. Consequently, GEZE has a comprehensive range of authorisations, test certificates and test marks from a wide variety of national and international institutions.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Rimex Metals (UK) Ltd - The Application of Surface Finishes on Stainless Steel and Aluminium and Other Metals and Alloys
The Application of Surface Finishes on Stainless Steel and Aluminium and Other Metals and Alloys
Find out more about the extraordinary variety of metal finishes available and how they can transform any environment. Learn about standard surface finishing, patterned and bead blasted stainless steel and a unique stainless steel that relies on light interference effects to give the impression of colour. See also how standard and custom designs have been used to tremendous effect on buildings throughout the world.

The Rimex Metals Group has manufactured surface finishes on stainless steel since 1959 and has plants in the UK, USA, Germany, Australia and South Africa, as well as exclusive distributorships in France, Spain and other countries around the world. With its considerable on-site experience and highly developed sales network, Rimex is able to bring the highest level of material management production expertise and quality control to any project, regardless of its location.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 40 minutes.
Optima  - Understanding Partition Acoustics
Understanding Partition Acoustics
Seminar, by Optima
Provides an overview of the sound insulation performance of glazed partitions and doors, to allow architects to specify sound insulation with confidence. Familiarise yourself with the issues surrounding acoustic performance, including laboratory testing, measuring sound insulation values on-site, and how construction quality as a whole can affect performance.

Optima is a market-leading partitioning company. It creates beautiful interiors – here and abroad – using exceptional, flawlessly-crafted glazed partitioning systems. All Optima products are designed, manufactured and installed with care, precision and expertise. Driven by innovation, the company is proud to be known and trusted as a reliable source of industry-leading acoustic performance.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.
Spanish Slate Quarries UK Ltd - Why Specify Natural Slate for Roofing and Cladding?
Why Specify Natural Slate for Roofing and Cladding?
Tailored to suit the needs of the specifier, this seminar reflects the latest trends and industry legislation while also sharing all you need to know about specifying natural slate with confidence.

Spanish Slate Quarries UK (SSQ) was established in 1983, and was one of the first companies to import high quality slates into the UK. As one of the world’s leading producers and suppliers of slate products, SSQ is recognised for its technical expertise, trendsetting activities and superior products.

Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes.