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The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic
Whitesales Rooflights - A Guide to Replacing Heritage Rooflights
A Guide to Replacing Heritage Rooflights
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This CPD aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the required approach to replacing heritage rooflights as historic features, to ensure that structural changes are compliant, and serve to complement the style of the building. This article will give you a greater understanding of:
- The criteria for satisfying listed building consent
- How to identify different period styles
- How to match existing layouts with modern performance
- How to re-use decorative features
- The different options for glazing on heritage rooflights
CMD Ltd - BS6396: Understanding the Requirements for Electrical Systems in Office/ Educational Furniture
BS6396: Understanding the Requirements for Electrical Systems in Office/ Educational Furniture
Seminar, by CMD Ltd
New

This CPD will discuss the electrical requirements in office and educational furniture, acting as a guide for good practice in office specification. It will cover topics including power distribution and efficiency, compliance with 6396 and socket limitations, cable routing requirements, earthing protection and testing. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to safely specify power requirements
- When 6393 comes into effect
- How to safely earth all furniture
- How to ensure cables are managed safely
- How to manage a checklist of all requirements
Dulux Trade, brand of AkzoNobel - Colour and Contrast- improving the built environment for visually impaired people
Colour and Contrast- improving the built environment for visually impaired people
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This seminar will enable delegates to appreciate the importance of colour and luminance contrast in designing inclusive environments; equipping them to use colour and contrast to design interiors that will simplify navigation for all users, but especially for those with visual impairments. It explores research that impacted Approved Document part M2 and the impact of other environmental factors such as lighting and surface finish. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How people with a visual Impairments navigate a space with residual vision
- Importance of visual contrast and identifying critical surfaces
- Guidelines on contrast in Building regulation Approved document part M
- How to identify the Light Reflectance Values of surfaces
- How to select colours to create adequate contrast as laid out in the guidelines.
Senior Architectural Systems Ltd - Curtain Wall: Design, Detail and Delivery
Curtain Wall: Design, Detail and Delivery
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This CPD will examine curtain walls – the outer covering of a building with the main purpose of keeping the weather out in the most aesthetically pleasing way. The seminar moves through the design, detail and delivery processes integral to curtain walls. By the end of the CPD you should have a better understanding of:
- The design, detailing and delivery of curtain walling, its purpose, its performance and its construction.
- What your system supplier of choice should be offering and how they can assist the architect with all aspects, from concept, through design, to completion.
- Why you need to consider many aspects of the design.
- How curtain walling interfaces with the surrounding structure.
- How external influences can affect design of curtain walling
CEDIA - Designing the Connected Home
Designing the Connected Home
Seminar, by CEDIA
New

This CPD explores at the design and installation of technology in the connected home. It will question
why good design is so essential in the connected home and the possibilities for integrating technology in
projects. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Why architects should discuss technology with their clients
- The possibilities for technology in projects and the associated processes
James Hardie Building Products Ltd - Dry Screed – Meeting Modern Day Flooring Needs
Dry Screed – Meeting Modern Day Flooring Needs
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This CPD focuses on the evolution of modern day flooring needs, from traditional construction methods through to present day solutions, which meet multiple design requirements. It introduces gypsum fibreboard as a modern building material, detailing its benefits and application examples. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- Changing demands of the modern floor
- Gypsum fibreboard as a flooring system
- Gypsum fibreboard in comparison with other flooring treatments
- Best practice installation
Allgood plc - Finding the Balance: Electronic Security and Access for Doors
Finding the Balance: Electronic Security and Access for Doors
Seminar, by Allgood plc
New

This CPD will explore the balance between electronic security and access for doors. It will provide an overview of different electronic locks and access control systems and fitting these to frames and doors. Following this, it underscores the difference between fail-safe and fail-secure, current standards and fire safety implications.
By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to confidently identify and specify the correct electronic lock
- Fitting applications of the most commonly used electronic lock
- How to specify the correct electronic lock for escape routes
- The key standards on fire escape routes
Pyrostyle - Glass Fire Doors
Glass Fire Doors
Seminar, by Pyrostyle
New

The purpose of this CPD is to give you a better understanding of glass fire doors so you can confidently specify doors that comply with fire safety guidelines and Building Regulations. Topics covered include design, purpose, fire rated glass types and acoustic properties, impact protections, intumescent fire and smoke screens, testing certification and legislation. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
The various components of a glass door
- The various components, design options and locking mechanisms for fire doors
- Advantages and disadvantages of double action doors
- Different fire glass ratings
- Correct installation of glass fire doors and facilitating ongoing maintenance
- How to specify glass fire doors that meet building regulations
Internorm Windows UK Ltd - Glazing for the Future
Glazing for the Future
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This CPD covers how glazing has been developed from the beginning of glass manufacture to the modern day. It looks at the increasing demand for more glass in our buildings and expectations of higher insulation and noise reduction standards to enable a comfortable living environment. It also covers effective solutions to enable the designer to meet efficiency standards and utilise increased glass areas.

It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the history of glazing and modern developments
- Understand the importance of glazing
- Understand the effects of solar gain in glazing
- Understand noise reduction in glazing
- Understand Passive House design principles and glass as an energy source
- Understand innovations and case studies in this field
ATLAS Sp. z o.o. - How to Secure Façade Plinths
How to Secure Façade Plinths
Article, by ATLAS Sp. z o.o.
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A plinth should be designed to protect the façade and walls above the ground against dampness, dirt and damage. It should equally constitute a decorative element in the building. This article will explore the variants of plinth thermal insulation, design details of insulated inset plinth and the application of ceramic finishing on a plinth. It will also examine the design details of non-insulated inset plinths and plinths over the terrace. Through the article you will gain an understanding of:
- Plinth design and ceramic finishing on a plinth
- Variants of plinth thermal insulation
- How to arrange layers on various types of plinth
- How to secure plinth area against mechanical damage
Duravit UK Ltd - Hygiene and Cleanliness in Bathrooms
Hygiene and Cleanliness in Bathrooms
Seminar, by Duravit UK Ltd
New

This seminar explores the topic of hygiene and cleanliness and how the technology and manufacture of toilets is changing to meet the needs of users today and in the future. This will include the features and benefits of rimless flushing, additional hygiene options and shower toilets within bathroom design. This seminar will foster an understanding of:
- Latest technologies in hygiene and technology driven design
- The different products available to help provide a solution for a more hygienic bathroom design
- Shower toilet features and benefits available on the UK market
- The environmental impact of a shower toilet
Kingspan Insulation - Insulation for Education: Guidance on Thermal Comfort and Daylighting in the Learning Environment
Insulation for Education: Guidance on Thermal Comfort and Daylighting in the Learning Environment
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This CPD looks at the requirements for ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in learning environments. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the requirements of Building Bulletin BB101: Guidelines on ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality
- Understand the thermal comfort recommendations in schools and how to meet Building Regulations Part L
- Understand the effects thermal comfort can have on both the learner and educator in a learning environment
- Understand daylighting and the impacts on health, wellbeing and performance
- Understand insulation solutions to meet thermal comfort and daylighting requirements within an education building
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers - Ironmongery and the Impact of the Environment
Ironmongery and the Impact of the Environment
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This CPD aims to discuss ironmongery and the environment. Topics covered include Construction Industry Initiatives and programmes, timber certification schemes, environmental product declarations, ISO 14001 and other relevant standards, industry responses to environmental issues and sources of further information. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- Statistics on waste within the UK construction industry
- Construction industry initiative programmes including UKGBC, BREEAM and LEED.
- Timber certification schemes including the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
- Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) – what they are and when they are required
ASD Lighting plc - Lighting for Multi Occupancy Residential Buildings
Lighting for Multi Occupancy Residential Buildings
Seminar, by ASD Lighting plc
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This CPD explores good practice in lighting across of different residential building types. Topics covered include general lighting, emergency lighting, external lighting, lighting design and lighting guidance and standards. By the end of the seminar, you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to factor residents’ age and ability into different lighting design solutions across building types
- Budgetary differences in building types
- Lighting standards in residential building lighting systems
Kingspan Insulated Panels - Maximising Building Energy Self-Consumption Through Renewables
Maximising Building Energy Self-Consumption Through Renewables
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This seminar covers the optimised selection and integration of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage on commercial buildings. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand key design considerations for optimised rooftop solar PV
- Understand environmental factors and their influence of rooftop solar PV design
- Understand considerations for choosing the right battery storage technology
- Understand how to effectively integrate rooftop solar PV and battery storage in the commercial environment
Ideal Standard (UK) Ltd - Part M – Accessible Bathrooms in the Home
Part M – Accessible Bathrooms in the Home
Revised

This seminar will:

- Focus on accessibility in new residential Buildings
- Focus on Volume 1 of Part M Building regulations
- Explain the bathroom layouts in detail to help facilitate planning of new residential bathrooms and cloakrooms. There is a particular focus on explaining the realationship between products and wheelchair access zones.
- At the end of the seminar attendees will be able to both understand requirements, why they are in place and know what to do or who to ask when planning residential bathrooms
Tractel (UK) Ltd - Permanent Access
Permanent Access
Seminar, by Tractel (UK) Ltd
New

This is a seminar aimed at helping architects in the planning of permanent access cleaning and maintenance equipment for buildings they are designing. Topics covered include typical types of equipment in common use, together with common items to design around. Upon completion of the seminar, you should have a greater understanding of:
- What suspended access is and the different categories included
- Details to consider when specifying suspended access systems and solutions
- Legislation and Standards covering suspended access
- Issues that may occur when selecting suspended access systems
Papergraphics Limited - Picture This!  A Specifier's Guide to Construction Products Regulations for Digitally Printed Wallcoverings
Picture This! A Specifier's Guide to Construction Products Regulations for Digitally Printed Wallcoverings
Revised

This CPD looks at the specification of digitally printed wallcoverings suitable for commercial interiors. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the Construction Product Regulations in respect to digitally printed wallcoverings and the correlation between these and the UK Building Regulations
- Understand which product types fall under these regulations
- Understand European Standard EN 15102 and product performance requirements
- Understand fire testing and certification and what to look for in terms of fire performance and classification
- Understand the relevance of a declaration of performance and CE marking
T-T - Pumping Stations
Pumping Stations
Seminar, by T-T
Revised

This seminar is concerned with the functionality of pumping stations, their design, installation, operation, and maintenance. It will help you to understand the following topics
- Understand the functionality of a pumping station and what a pumping station is composed of
- Understand your options when selecting a pumping station
- Understand what is Sewers for Adoption
- Understand the design considerations of a pumping station
- Understand the selection process
- Understand the installation processes
- Understand how pumping stations operate
- Understand the requirements of maintaining a pumping station
- Understand the statutory issues where relevant
RIBA Journal  - RIBA Contracts: Why do architects need to have a form of appointment?
RIBA Contracts: Why do architects need to have a form of appointment?
Video, by RIBA Journal
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This CPD will cover the following topics:
- Why do architects need forms of appointment? The importance of the written agreement for projects of all scales and Practices of all sizes
-What should a form of appointment contain?
-How do you ensure a fair and balanced contract?
-What is an architect’s main responsibilities in a form of appointment?
-How do you set out fees?
-Liabilities and the RIBA Professional Services Contracts –
-What if something goes wrong?
Whitesales Rooflights - Specification for ‘Non-Fragile’ and ‘Walk-On’ Rooflights
Specification for ‘Non-Fragile’ and ‘Walk-On’ Rooflights
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This CPD aims to explore rooflights as an invaluable source of daylight for structures with otherwise low levels of natural illumination. It will cover rooflight categories and discuss topics including fragility, loading level, installation and surface coating. This article will give you a greater understanding of:
- Non-fragility classification criteria
- Classification levels of non-fragility
- Rooflight application specification
- Different installation methods relevant to rooflight categories
- Different surface coatings on walk-on units, in the context of slip ratings
Gartec Platform Lifts - Specifying Platform Lifts for Private Residences
Specifying Platform Lifts for Private Residences
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This CPD will discuss the specification of platform lifts for private residences instead of alternative home lift options. It will provide an introduction to the lifting platform, later moving into regulations and responsibilities, suitability and the features and benefits of the lifting platform. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Types of home platform lift
- How to specify platform lifts on your projects
- How to guide your clients through the lifts
- Associated rules and benefits of platform lifts
Selectaglaze Ltd - Specifying Secondary Glazing for Enhancing Thermal Performance, Window Acoustics and Security
Specifying Secondary Glazing for Enhancing Thermal Performance, Window Acoustics and Security
Seminar, by Selectaglaze Ltd
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This seminar aims to provide an overview of how and where secondary glazing can be used to provide thermal enhancements, acoustic insulation and added security to primary windows. Topics discussed include; specification for listed buildings, functions and benefits of secondary glazing, suitability, design considerations, sustainability and economics. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How secondary glazing meets various Building Regulation’s requirements
- Considerations when specifying secondary glazing – fixing details, surrounding architectural details, features and fittings
- How to design a discreet, beneficial treatment, which is passed by Conservation Officers and aesthetically pleasing for the client
- Performance capabilities of the different types of secondary glazing
- Sustainability related to the units as well as the impact of installation on buildings and economics
Whitesales Rooflights - Structural Roof Glazing – Design Considerations
Structural Roof Glazing – Design Considerations
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This CPD aims to discuss the design considerations for glazed roofs as an aesthetically pleasing and durable source of natural light. Topics covered will include compliance within glazing, performance standards and how to achieve robust, safe and durable outcomes to ensure the completed building can be approved. By the end of the article you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to define structural and size parameters
- The various types of glass for different building uses
- The required performance standards
- How to incorporate smoke ventilation into structural roof glazing
- The advantages of modern bespoke designs
CMD Ltd - Technology Integration and Ergonomics within Office Space
Technology Integration and Ergonomics within Office Space
Seminar, by CMD Ltd
New

This CPD aims to discuss the changing face of office design and technology usage. Topics covered include DSE and HSE requirements of a fixed workstation, incorporating technology into meeting space, power legislation required to power workstations, meeting rooms and hubs, using laptops in an ergonomic manner and workstation/DSE/HSE ergonomics and legislation. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- Types of workspace scenario and how to apply technology within them
- Types of power requirements and restrictions within office space
- How to set up an ergonomic fixed workstation according to DSE rules and HSE
- How to specify the correct power requirements to British Standards whilst considering the restrictions around setting up technology
Whitesales Rooflights - Testing and Certification for Glass Rooflights
Testing and Certification for Glass Rooflights
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This CPD aims to discuss testing and certification of rooflights to ensure they remain a durable and safe source of natural light. Topics covered will include withstanding load forces, selection and fitting, and mitigation against degradation from the elements and accidental damage. This article will give you a greater understanding of:
- The factors which impact loading
- Permeability and breathability characteristics
- Glass rooflight fire regulations
- Glazing performance requirements for glass rooflights
- Compliant security ratings for glass rooflights
Cobal Sign Systems Ltd - The Core Principles of Graphics, Wayfinding and How to Use them to Connect People to Places
The Core Principles of Graphics, Wayfinding and How to Use them to Connect People to Places
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This CPD aims to give an introduction to wayfinding and signage in a design context. It will cover the purpose of wayfinding schemes and five principle elements of wayfinding. Following this, it will explore four types of graphic wayfinding and the role of graphics and colours. By the end of this CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Wayfinding and how to create a comprehensive signage system
- Signage and The Equality Act 2010
- How to balance aesthetics against practicality
Jackon UK Ltd - The Design & Construction of Low Energy Buildings - Insulated Concrete Raft Foundation Systems
The Design & Construction of Low Energy Buildings - Insulated Concrete Raft Foundation Systems
Seminar, by Jackon UK Ltd
New

This CPD aims to provide a better understanding of
- Key features of XPS insulated concrete raft foundation systems
- Suitability of XPS for below the ground applications
- Sustainability of XPS
- Compatibility with different wall structures
- Installation process
- Project types
Tegral Building Products Ltd - The Principles and Design of Fibre Cement Rainscreen Cladding
The Principles and Design of Fibre Cement Rainscreen Cladding
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This CPD has been developed to help any level of architect gain the essential knowledge to design, specify and inspect fibre cement rainscreen cladding. Attendees will gain an overview of how to choose the correct materials and systems, including fixing methods, basic detailing, getting up to date with relevant standards, including fire safety, being aware of potential problems and how to avoid them and ultimately achieve a successful rainscreen cladding system. This CPD will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand rainscreen principles
- Understand design
- Understand specification
- Understand choosing materials and material options
- Understand carrier systems and fixing methods
- Understand detailing
- Understand relevant standards, including fire classification
- Understand what makes a successful rainscreen cladding system
Szerelmey Ltd - The Selection, Design and Installation of Natural Stone for Hard Landscaping (and Furniture)
The Selection, Design and Installation of Natural Stone for Hard Landscaping (and Furniture)
Seminar, by Szerelmey Ltd
New

This CPD aims to provide an overview of using natural stone in hard landscaping. Topics covered will include stone selection, design, installations, standards and guidelines. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The design possibilities and limitations of stone in hard landscaping
- Fixing and installation of stone
- The sustainable properties of the material
- Best practice for good design
Stressline Ltd - Thermal Flooring: Making it work for you
Thermal Flooring: Making it work for you
Article, by Stressline Ltd
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This article looks at why thermal flooring is important and how it works. It also examines exactly how the required u-values can be achieved and how this helps housebuilders when it comes to complying with building regulations such as Part L and SAP ratings. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The types of thermal flooring available in the market
- What u-values are and how they relate to thermal flooring
- Understand what specification requirements need to be advised for thermal flooring
- How manufacturers achieve specified u-values
- Live examples of thermal flooring in construction
- Alternatives to thermal flooring
Hambleside Danelaw Ltd - Understanding NBS and Other Speicification Requirements for Industrial Rooflights
Understanding NBS and Other Speicification Requirements for Industrial Rooflights
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The primary function of the underlay is aerodynamic, in other words, to act as a wind and air tight barrier. This seminar will outline the composition of a roof tile and slate underlay and use, particularly in Cold Pitched Roofs. It will also discuss the associated regulatory requirements and relevant standards, later progressing to advise on applications of roofing underlays. Upon competition, you should:
- Be able to understand the compositions, use and product characteristics of roofing underlays
- Be aware of the regulatory requirements and relevant standards in the application of roofing underlays
- Have additional knowledge on applications of roofing underlays in conjunction with designs and roof coverings
- Have additional knowledge on requirements of how to ventilate a pitched roof
Rockfon - Unique Benefits of Stone Wool Acoustic Ceilings and Walls for Education
Unique Benefits of Stone Wool Acoustic Ceilings and Walls for Education
Seminar, by Rockfon
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This CPD will explore the benefits of stone wool acoustic ceilings and walls. Discussing topics including compliance and regulations in education, acoustic challenges, functional suspended ceiling design, fire safety, product durability and sustainability, it aims to underscore the advantages of stone wool over other materials. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The different reverberation time regulations in different teaching spaces and how to demonstrate compliance with current UK and Irish acoustic regulations.
- How to specify the appropriate acoustic ceiling or wall product
- Challenges faced when specifying acoustic solutions for schools
EnviroVent Ltd - Ventilation Strategies and Best Practice Compliance
Ventilation Strategies and Best Practice Compliance
Seminar, by EnviroVent Ltd
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This CPD outlines the roadmap to ventilation compliance and current environmental and political drivers in ensuring good indoor air quality through efficient ventilation. It will discuss the need for adequate ventilation, technical theory around ventilation strategies outlined in Approved Document F and Approved Document L and competency requirements regarding installation and commissioning. By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:
- The health impacts of poor ventilation
- The various ventilation strategies in Part F and their suitability
- The notifiable works applications and responsibilities for incumbent installers
- How to fully meet the needs of the consumer via the specification process including long-term servicing requirements
Actiu - VR, The Present and Future of Graphic Representation in Modern Architecture
VR, The Present and Future of Graphic Representation in Modern Architecture
Workshop, by Actiu
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This CPD will discuss the new ways in which architectural projects can and will be visualized with VR. It will move through a history of architectural graphic representation before exploring new technologies and their place in each stage of the creative process.
The aims of this workshop include:
- To inform you about new design and VR technologies for architecture
- To allow you to experience different types of VR
- To increase awareness of the VR revolution and its impact on the architect and designer’s daily work
- To understand the evolution of graphic design in architecture from a technology-related perspective