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Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently-revised CPD materials.
Westex Carpets Limited - A Guide to Understanding Carpet Fibres
A Guide to Understanding Carpet Fibres
New

This seminar is about the specification of carpets and how to ensure the correct carpet fibre choice for different applications. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the materials used within todays carpets.
- Understand how different fibre perform in different applications and what fibres should be used where.
- Understand what looks good and why.
- Understand why things can go wrong.
PREFA UK Ltd - Aluminium Roofing and Cladding
Aluminium Roofing and Cladding
Seminar, by PREFA UK Ltd
New

This CPD looks at the use of aluminium in the construction industry and why it is a suitable and economic product. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the benefits of aluminium.
- Understand the range of aluminium facades products available.
- Understand the range of aluminium roofing products available.
- Understand the design of metal roofing build ups, rainscreen cladding build ups and what materials to use to achieve building standard regulations.
- Understand the use of secondary aluminium.
- Understand the aluminium flood defences products available.
National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers (NARM) - An Introduction to Natural Daylight Design in Domestic Properties
An Introduction to Natural Daylight Design in Domestic Properties
New

This technical document provides guidance on daylighting design with rooflights in domestic properties. It covers how to specify rooflights which will provide appropriate levels and quality of daylight and avoid common design pitfalls which may lead to inappropriate daylight levels, poor energy efficiency, glare, or overheating. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the health and well being benefits of daylight in homes.
- Understand the benefits and effects of rooflights and roof windows and factors which can affect design and specification.
- Understand the daylight factor and how it can be established using proprietary software.
- Understand the effects of daylighting on energy efficiency.
- Understand control of solar gain and glare and sun-screening.
- Understand how light can affect your design and ways to match daylight quality and levels to room usage.
Reynaers Ltd - An Introduction to Specifying Aluminium Curtain Walling
An Introduction to Specifying Aluminium Curtain Walling
Seminar, by Reynaers Ltd
New

This seminar is intended to be an introduction to aluminium curtain walling. It gives a broad overview of the product and the various options available. It also gives an insight into the legislation and standards that must be considered when specifying the product. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand aluminium curtain walling and what it is.
- Understand the design and aesthetics of aluminium curtain walling.
- Understand relevant regulations, standards and performance issues that should be considered when specifying curtain walling.
- Understand the type of aluminium curtain walling that may be most suitable for a project.
HDI Railing Systems - An Introduction to the Process of Designing Guardrails and Handrails
An Introduction to the Process of Designing Guardrails and Handrails
New

The aim of this seminar is to educate architects and design professionals on the important design principles concerning balustrades and handrails. This CPD will provide a basic understanding of architectural railing designs, various material options and how to properly specify your balustrades. The focus will be on performance, the importance of structure for fixing, and standards and regulations. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the basics of architectural railing design considerations.
- Understand the various material strengths and options.
- Understand infill options and fixing solutions for balustrades.
- Understand material cost and life cycle analysis.
- Understand British Standards, and Building Regulations Approved Documents related to stairs, ramps and balustrades.
OE Electrics Ltd - Are You Designing with Technology in Mind
Are You Designing with Technology in Mind
Seminar, by OE Electrics Ltd
New

This CPD is designed to provide architects, interior designers and electrical engineers with a thorough understanding of device charging solutions for commercial and educational settings, with a focus on USB charging and its advantages. The goal of the CPD is to make designers aware of the differences in different charging methods, so that by the end of the presentation they can feel confident they are specifying the correct solution for their designs. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the importance of portable devices in today’s workplace/learning environment.
- Understand best practices for specifying device charging solutions.
- Understand electrical safety.
- Understand how to utilise USB as a safe, universal charging solution in design.
- Understand where technology is heading and visualise the future of portable device charging in tomorrow’s workplace/learning environment.
Norcros Adhesives, trading division of Norcros Group (Holdings) - Avoiding Common Failures When Specifying Wall and Floor Tiling
Avoiding Common Failures When Specifying Wall and Floor Tiling
Revised

This seminar identifies and explains how the various common tiling backgrounds may cause failure and provides solutions to avoid installation failure, including:
- Tiling over wood based substrates.
- Tiling over screeds.
- Best practice floor tiling installation.
- Tiling over plasterboard.
- Tiling over plywood.
Portakabin Limited - Changing Design Perceptions: Providing Building Solutions
Changing Design Perceptions: Providing Building Solutions
Seminar, by Portakabin Limited
Revised

This CPD presentation is designed to provide an overview and insight into the modular construction industry and give insight into the process from initial concept through to delivery of completed project. It aims to address any preconceptions or limitations modular construction is perceived to have.
Gallagher Security (Europe) Ltd - Cyber Security in an Access Control World
Cyber Security in an Access Control World
New

This seminar looks at what the industry experts are saying about cybercrime and how manufacturers are developing products to protect against the threat. What should clients expect and what should access control protect against. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how to protect against cyberattacks through an access control system.
- Understand what to look for from manufacturers who produce access control systems.
- Understand best practice techniques to protect against cyber attacks.
- Understand the importance of password policies.
- Understand how new technology is protecting against cyber attacks.
OAG Limited - Design and Specification: A Journey to Fire Resistant Glazing
Design and Specification: A Journey to Fire Resistant Glazing
Seminar, by OAG Limited
Revised

This seminar is about the design and specification of fire glazed barriers. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand fire ratings and glass types used for fire resistant glazing.
- Understand relevant British Standards (BS), European Standards (EN) and CE Markings for fire glazed doors and screens and the difference between current British and European standards for fire barriers.
- Understand Building Regulations for fire glazed doors and screens.
- Understand fire tests data and assessment reports.
CEMEX UK - Design and Technology of Masonry Mortars
Design and Technology of Masonry Mortars
Seminar, by CEMEX UK
Revised

This seminar considers requirements for specifying building mortars for brick, block and stone work and looks at the brief history of mortars, properties and constituents, and design and workmanship.
Kampmann UK Ltd. - Discrete HVAC Solutions for Modern Building Design: Today's Trench Heating, Cooling, Ventilation Technology
Discrete HVAC Solutions for Modern Building Design: Today's Trench Heating, Cooling, Ventilation Technology
Seminar, by Kampmann UK Ltd.
New

This CPD provides an overview of the applications of modern trench heating, cooling, ventilation technology. It will show available solutions, how to integrate trench systems into modern architectural design in a discrete and aesthetic form and looks at legislative and environmental issues around modern trench products. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the latest trench heating, cooling, ventilation products and applications.
- Understand the legislative and environmental background to modern trench systems.
- Understand solutions for architectural requirements with regards to trench products and how they can be integrated within projects to ensure comfort in the space designed.
Pod Point LTD - Electric Vehicle Charging
Electric Vehicle Charging
Seminar, by Pod Point LTD
Revised

This seminar looks at the electric vehicle industry, charging points and the future development of the industry. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the electric vehicle industry.
- Understand issues regarding the location of charging points, including planning guidance.
- Understand how to manage charge points effectively.
- Understand how electric vehicle chargers work, best practices and cost-effective solutions for charger unit installation.
- Understand how the electric vehicle industry could develop in the future.
Kährs (UK) Ltd - Engineered Wood Flooring
Engineered Wood Flooring
Seminar, by Kährs (UK) Ltd
New

This CPD provides information on specifying engineered wood for both commercial and domestic applications. Learn how engineered wood can be used, maintained and installed and the endless design opportunities, as well as the environmental benefits of an engineered construction. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what is engineered wood.
- Understand design options and how to tailor the design brief.
- Understand the installation of engineered wood.
- Understand environmental considerations.
- Understand the maintenance of engineered wood.
- Understand commercial and domestic applications with case studies.
Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd, Protective Segment - Fire Protection of Steel Structures Utilizing Intumescent Coatings
Fire Protection of Steel Structures Utilizing Intumescent Coatings
New

This seminar looks at the use of intumescent coatings as fire protection on steel structures. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how fire protection of structural steel works.
- Understand why fire protection is required.
- Understand the different types of fire protection for structural steel.
- Understand how to select the right fire protection products.
- Understand the specification of the correct fire protection products and how to insert specification clauses to prevent pitfalls.
Marmox (UK) Ltd - Foam Cored Tile Backing Boards (Including wet Roof Systems).
Foam Cored Tile Backing Boards (Including wet Roof Systems).
Seminar, by Marmox (UK) Ltd
Revised

This seminar focuses on the factors that damage ceramic and natural stone tiles when fixed to modern building boards. It will look at the advantages and disadvantages of modern building boards, the creation of shower floors, the installation of foam cored building boards and how building boards can be used for heat insulation and impact sound reduction. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand why ceramic and natural stone tiles become damaged when fixed to modern building boards.
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of modern building boards.
- Understand and appreciate the differences between expanded and extruded polystyrene foam cored building boards, why movement joints are required and where they should be located
- Have an overview of British Standard BS5385 in relation to the fixing of ceramic and natural stone tiles to board and sheet materials, wall and floor installations.
- Understand how shower floors can be created and appreciate the benefits of pre formed shower floors.
- Understand how foam cored building boards can provide heat insulation and impact sound reduction.
Heatrae Sadia Heating - Installed Drinking Water Products
Installed Drinking Water Products
New

The seminar will cover considerations and applications for specifying installed drinking water products, as well as insightful statistics comparing different drinking water units, environmental and health and safety implications and exploring the different types of drinking water units available. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the requirements to provide drinking water and relevant statistics.
- Understand the different types of drinking water units available, their pros and cons.
- Understand all the different considerations when specifying different drinking water units.
- Understand the environmental considerations and health implications of different drinking water applications.
- Understand sector applications how to place the right product in the right environment for its usage.
ATLAS Sp. z o.o. - Internal Wet Area Damp Proofing
Internal Wet Area Damp Proofing
Article, by ATLAS Sp. z o.o.
New

When choosing materials for rooms such as kitchens, bathrooms, or any other that may have any contact with water or may be affected by increased humidity, it is strongly recommended to consider damp proofing. Damp proofing protects wet zones of buildings against ingress of moisture. The type of damp proofing is closely associated with the moisture load and room or building designation. The inappropriate selection of materials and method of application in wet zones can cause immense damage such as tiles coming off, paint flaking, crystallising salt or even presence of fungus which can result in costly and difficult repairs. This article explains how to distinguish wet, damp and dry zones in a room, how to choose appropriate products and how to apply them in proper way. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the ‘why' behind damp proofing.
- Understand how to distinguish, wet, damp and dry zones in a room.
- Understand what layers should be included when applying damp proofing.
- Understand how to apply damp proofing.
Disano Illuminazione - Lighting in Public Spaces
Lighting in Public Spaces
New

The main objective of this seminar is to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities of lighting design in the public realm. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand lighting design in the public realm.
- Understand safety and sustainability issues in relation to lighting public spaces at night.
- Understand livability and well-being in relation to lighting public spaces.
- Understand how implementing dynamic and adaptive lighting design can redefine public spaces and benefit commercial activity.
Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd - Lightweight Structural Frames: Design and Installation Over Existing Flat Roofs
Lightweight Structural Frames: Design and Installation Over Existing Flat Roofs
New

This CPD provides an overview of the practical applications of flat to pitched roof conversions using lightweight structural frames on existing flat roofs. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the advantages of flat to pitched roof conversions.
- Understand the design and installation issues involved.
- Understand the types of systems available.
EcoRight Limited    - Lime in Construction Today
Lime in Construction Today
Seminar, by EcoRight Limited
Revised

This seminar looks at the applications and correct use of lime in construction. It will help you to understand the following topic:
- Understand what is lime and how it is manufactured.
- Understand the historical use of lime.
- Understand the different types of lime available.
- Understand the various applications using hydraulic lime mortars with reference to case studies.
- Understand the key benefits and characteristics of lime mortars.
- Understand the design and specification considerations you need to be aware of.
EcoRight Limited    - Lime Renders
Lime Renders
Seminar, by EcoRight Limited
New

This seminar looks at design and technical issues around lime renders and the differences between traditional and modern lime renders and cement based materials. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the history of lime and lime renders.
- Understand the benefits of a lime based render system.
- Understand the types of render best suited to particular applications and substrates.
- Understand texture and surface finishes.
- Understand design considerations and how to avoid common failures.
KNOLL INTERNATIONAL - London Workplace Trends
London Workplace Trends
Revised

This seminar looks at workplace trends in London. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the drivers of workplace change.
- Understand the new workplace vocabulary.
- Understand the impact new trends are having on work styles, aesthetics, premises and corporate management.
- Understand emerging challenges for architects and their clients.
- Understand the role of furniture in the progressive workplace.
Hilson Moran Partnership Ltd - Overheating Homes: Rules of Thumb and Challenges for Meeting Planning Requirements
Overheating Homes: Rules of Thumb and Challenges for Meeting Planning Requirements
New

This CPD was created to advise architects and developers of residential buildings of the new challenges imposed by recent updates to overheating and acoustic guidance documents that are now referred to by planning policy. Hilson Moran has carried out research on the issue to address the conflicts and imposed methodologies that are having a significant impact on design and procurement. The CPD includes an introduction to the conflicts, an explanation of the assessment methodologies and guidance, the outcome of our research project and a presentation of rules of thumb and solutions to be considered. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand rules of thumb for overcoming overheating risk in new build residential buildings.
- Understand architectural design and specifications that affect and improve thermal comfort.
- Understand how to overcome the conflict between different environmental parameters that affect design, such as daylight and external noise relative to mitigating overheating risk.
- Understand CIBSE TM 59, Design Methodology for the Assessment of Overheating Risk in Homes, 2017 and ProPG Professional Practice Guidance on Planning and Noise, 2017.
- Understand passive design measures for noise mitigation.
- Understand the outcome of an overheating research project to visualise free vent areas required for different glazed areas, room types, orientations and aspects.
- Understand about the draft document, Acoustics Ventilation and Overheating: Residential Design Guide, issued for consultation in February 2018.
Hansgrohe - Part G Made Easy
Part G Made Easy
Seminar, by Hansgrohe
New

This CPD will provide you with the knowledge required to design bathrooms and kitchens which are compliant with Building Regulations Part G. Meeting Part G requirements at design phase will prevent having to retrofit products to meet regulations in future. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the requirements of Building Regulations Part G for cold water supply, water efficiency, hot water supply, sanitary convenience and washing facilities, bathrooms and food preparation areas.
- Understand why saving water is important.
- Understand how to calculate water consumption.
- Understand hot water safety.
Gartec Platform Lifts - Platform Lifts for Private Residences
Platform Lifts for Private Residences
New

This CPD Seminar outlines the benefits of becoming an expert at specifying a lifting platform. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what is a lifting platform.
- Understand relevant Regulations and responsibilities governing platform lifts.
- Understand who needs a platform lift, common applications and environments.
- Understand the features and benefits of platform lifts.
Milbank Concrete Products Ltd - Precast Concrete Flooring
Precast Concrete Flooring
New

This CPD provides an introduction to precast concrete flooring systems, both hollowcore and beam and block, including typical load span capacities, bearing details and a case study on the accommodation of construction loads. It looks at compliance with the requirements of the Building Regulations, Part A, Part B and Part E are discussed together with an outline of manufacturing processes, transport and installation considerations. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand precast concrete sustainability.
- Understand typical load span capabilities of hollowcore and beam and block floors.
- Understand how construction loads, back propping of in-situ floors and MEWPs, can be accommodated, looking at a case study
- Understand the different types of hollowcore slabs and beam and block flooring and typical bearing details.
- Understand Building Regulations including Part A: robustness and disproportionate collapse provisions, Part B: Fire Safety and Part E: Resistance to the Passage of Sound.
- Understand manufacturing processes for prestressed hollowcore and T beams.
- Understand installation considerations including some of the health and safety issues associated with the installation of precast flooring such as working with cranes, working at height and overhead obstructions.
Alumasc Water Management Solutions - Rainwater Disposal from Pitched Roofs
Rainwater Disposal from Pitched Roofs
New

This seminar is about rainwater disposal from pitched roofs. It covers design principles and installation details and considerations. It will help you to understand the following topics.
- Understand BS EN 12056: Part 3: Gravity Drainage Systems Inside Buildings: Roof Drainage, Layout and Calculation, including the sizing of gutters and downpipes.
- Understand system design and the factors that influence it, such as rainfall intensity and effective roof area.
- Understand installation details and considerations of all external factors.
- Understand the importance of maintenance of rainwater systems for pitched roofs.
- Understand specialist solutions that are available for parapet wall and balcony drainage.
Qualicoat (UK & Ireland) - Setting the Standard for Architectural Powder Coating
Setting the Standard for Architectural Powder Coating
New

Architectural powder coating is used today on virtually all our commercial buildings so it is important to get the specification correct to ensure the coating offers a long-life expectancy to meet the clients’ expectations. Where and how the coatings are to be applied is also crucial to the life expectancy of the coating. This short article is an introduction to the full Qualicoat CPD seminar of the same name and covers the crucial elements of getting it right. This article covers the following issues:
- How to avoid powder coat failures.
- The importance of the pretreatment.
- The rigorous ongoing testing of product finish.
- How to specify the correct coating for the location.
Quinn Building Products - Single Leaf Construction: A Modern Method of Construction in the Irish Build Environment
Single Leaf Construction: A Modern Method of Construction in the Irish Build Environment
New

This seminar looks at the history of single leaf masonry in Ireland. Also the improvement in thermal, structural and fire performance and move towards passive house standards. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand historical problems with single leaf masonry.
- Understand issues around the fast track construction process and reducing construction costs.
- Understand the importance of effective insulation and addressing thermal bridges.
- Understand issues around single leaf versus cavity wall construction.
- Understand advances in single leaf masonry and use of Aircrete and solid masonry construction and thin joint technology.
Köster Bauchemie AG - Single-ply Polyolefin Roofing Membranes
Single-ply Polyolefin Roofing Membranes
New

This seminar looks at single-ply roofing membranes in general and polyethylene based TPO membranes in detail. Subjects covered include an overview of the different types of single-ply roofing membrane available, their chemistry and impact on the environment. Roofing build-ups, application techniques and wind uplift calculations. We also examine the importance of using approved applicators and look at the various guarantee options available. This seminar will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the different types of single-ply membrane available.
- Understand what a TPO membrane is made of and the implications for the environment.
- Understand different roofing build-ups and application techniques.
- Understand and gain knowledge about wind load calculations.
- Understand the importance of approved installers and how the client can be protected through inspection and enhanced guarantees.
H & H Acoustic Technologies - Sound Insulation: A Design Guide to a Quiet Life
Sound Insulation: A Design Guide to a Quiet Life
New

This seminar provides an overview of sound insulation, how it is applied within the built environment and how to avoid non-compliance. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand acoustics and sound insulation principles.
- Understand compliance and good practice guides and how to confidently specify party walls and floors that satisfy Approved Document E.
- Understand construction solutions and why they work.
- Understand sound insulation considerations for residential projects.
- Understand pitfalls to avoid and the limitations of each method of noise control.
CEMEX UK - Successful Screeds Avoiding Problems
Successful Screeds Avoiding Problems
Seminar, by CEMEX UK
Revised

This seminar looks at the specification, design and application of different screed types together with the relevant site practice. Current and projected British and European Standards are also addressed.
KNOLL INTERNATIONAL - The Evolution of the Office
The Evolution of the Office
New

This CPD aims to give a broad understanding of how offices came to exist and their evolution through to the present day and so give context to the on-going change in workplace environments. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand early offices.
- Understand architecture and offices including Taylorism, humanisation of the office, Bürolandschaft and panel based furniture systems.
- Understand the divergence of US and European offices.
- Understand the combi office.
- Understand the new office of agile working.
- Understand new roles for furniture in offices.
Gradus - The Specification and Design Considerations of Wall, Corner and Door Protection Systems
The Specification and Design Considerations of Wall, Corner and Door Protection Systems
Seminar, by Gradus
Revised

This seminar will give the specifier all he or she needs to know to make the most effective decisions when specifying interior protection.
Milliken - The WELLv2 Building Standard and How Floor Covering Impacts Health and Well-being
The WELLv2 Building Standard and How Floor Covering Impacts Health and Well-being
Seminar, by Milliken
Revised

Health and well-being is becoming an increasingly important consideration for architects when designing new spaces. This seminar explores this theme and the significant role that the WELL Building Standard is playing in progressing health and well-being for the built environment. Delegates will learn about the recent Version 2 enhancements of the Standard and about the impact floor covering can have for projects aiming to achieve the WELL v2 Standard. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand and discuss the key reasons for designing spaces with a primary focus on human health and well-being.
- Understand the WELL Building Standard and learn about the key features and ways to certify your next project.
- Understand how the WELL Living Lab is contributing to future WELL Building Standard features.
- Understand and demonstrate ways floor covering can contribute to the WELL Building Standard and to designing spaces with a focus on human health and well-being.
Silva Timber - Thermowood: Aesthetics and Performance
Thermowood: Aesthetics and Performance
Seminar, by Silva Timber
New

This CPD aims to introduce architects to ThermoWood, a thermally modified wood ideally suited for use in both residential and commercial projects. It will give them an overview as to what ThermoWood is, how it is produced, the difference between the two types and the ideal usage for each type. It also introduces workability, installation and finishing. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what ThermoWood is and its origins.
- Understand the differences between Thermo-S and Thermo-D.
- Understand the specification of ThermoWood.
- Understand the benefits and applications of ThermoWood with project examples.
- Understand finishes and the outcomes of using unfinished and finished ThermoWood.
- Understand the workability and installation of ThermoWood.
Lapicida - Tile Slip Resistance and Specification Considerations
Tile Slip Resistance and Specification Considerations
Seminar, by Lapicida
Revised

This seminar provides an overview of tile slip resistance and specification considerations. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the importance of selecting safe, slip resistant tile and stone products.
- Understand detailed explanation of material properties affecting slip resistance.
- Understand the testing methods used for rating tile slip resistance.
- Understand HSE accepted testing methods and ratings.
- Understand the key considerations when specifying tile and stone products.
The Rooflight Company - Toplighting Solutions
Toplighting Solutions
New

This seminar is about rooflight specification and how to identify situations in which a rooflight design is an appropriate solution for your project. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the ways in which rooflight and roof window designs and placement complement an overall building design.
- Understand how rooflights can be applied in different situations to solve design and technical challenges.
- Understand the variety of rooflight design solutions available to specifiers.
Formica Group - Understanding Colour
Understanding Colour
Seminar, by Formica Group
New

This seminar looks at the world of colour. How and why certain colours should be used and the impact they can have in an environment. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand what colour is and why it is important.
- Understand how colour is created and how we see and process different colours.
- Understand colour history and associations, what do different colours mean and what do we associate with these colours.
- Understand the psychology of colour and why particular colours are more suitable for specific environments.
- Understand colour harmony and why colours work well with one another.
Understand colour technics, how colour is classified and how it is measured.
National Association of Rooflight Manufacturers (NARM) - Understanding the Differences Between Non-fragile Rooflights and Walk-on Rooflights for Deliberate Foot Traffic
Understanding the Differences Between Non-fragile Rooflights and Walk-on Rooflights for Deliberate Foot Traffic
New

This technical document explains the differences between non-fragile rooflights and walk-on rooflights. It covers how to specify rooflights which will ensure compliant safety levels for individuals accessing roof areas, whether for occasional cleaning or maintenance, or in the case of walk-on rooflights, for regular and deliberate foot traffic. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the definitions of and differences between non-fragile rooflights and walk-on rooflights designed for deliberate foot traffic.
- Understand where non-fragile rooflights should be installed.
- Understand practical recommendations for specification for both types of rooflight to be safe and compliant.
- Understand general guidance for safety on roofs.
Rockfon - Unique Benefits of Stone Wool Ceilings in Healthcare
Unique Benefits of Stone Wool Ceilings in Healthcare
Seminar, by Rockfon
New

This presentation focusses on ceilings in relation to healthcare buildings. An increasing number of studies throughout the world have demonstrated that appropriate design has a measurable and desirable impact on clinical outcomes and costs. This seminar will help you to specify appropriate ceilings for all healthcare buildings and understand the following topics:
- Understand the benefits of stone wool as a primary material type for ceilings.
- Understand factors to consider when specifying ceilings such as, layouts, colour and surfaces.
- Understand infection control requirements.
- Understand acoustics for privacy but also social interaction.
- Understand lighting, access to nature and natural light.
- Understand how to ensure conformance to legislation in healthcare buildings, in particular fire performance.
Mesh Lighting - Use of LED Lighting in Architectural Design
Use of LED Lighting in Architectural Design
Seminar, by Mesh Lighting
New

This seminar focuses on aspects of interior lighting and the importance of light in architectural design. It incorporates examples from recent projects and covers how correct, and incorrect, choice of lighting can affect design outcomes. It addresses environmental and energy considerations and also focuses on choice of colour temperature, colour rendering and other considerations for lighting in architectural design. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand lighting as a way of enhancing architectural design.
- Understand how and why we use light.
- Understand placement of light to achieve different effects.
- Understand the importance of good lighting.
- Understand which light to use and the amount of light.
- Understand how to use suitable colour temperature and colour rendering in the space.
Juta UK Ltd - Waterproofing Underground Structures: The Evolution of Gas Protective Measures
Waterproofing Underground Structures: The Evolution of Gas Protective Measures
Seminar, by Juta UK Ltd
New

This seminar is designed to increase awareness of the requirements of structural waterproofing design for new builds, in relation to BS8102:2009, and the requirements to consider ground contamination and ground gas hazards, in relation to BS8485:2015, such that appropriate material selection can be made at an early design stage. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand structural waterproofing.
- Understand ground gas protection.
- Understand conflicts in the guidance.
- Understand current practice.
- Understand practical considerations for design.
- Understand the next generation of materials.
Westag & Getalit AG / Westag UK Ltd - What is HPL?
What is HPL?
New

This CPD is about the composition and manufacture of High Pressure Laminate and its uses. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand composition and chemical make-up of High Pressure Laminate.
- Understand the methods of manufacture.
- Understand the uses of and specification of High Pressure Laminates in a variety of sectors.