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Latest CPD

Here are the latest CPD materials to have been assessed and approved by the RIBA. These include both new and recently revised, and on- and offline CPD materials.
10 Point Plan for a Perfect Wetroom

This seminar explores wet room installations at the design and specification stage. It will discuss integrated vs. multi-manufacturer combined systems, design and how point drains and linear drains can be hidden or accent the design, waterproofing requirements and how an integrated system can offer complete peace of mind, technology and the difference between waterproof systems and water-resistant systems, understanding the risks, and further considerations such as lighting, acoustics and undertile heating. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- The solutions available for tiled wetroom installations
- How to specify integrated systems
- The applicable British standards and relevant Building Regulations for tiled wetroom applications and design considerations
- How to identify key design considerations when specifying wetroom systems
An Introduction to Ironmongery: Test methods, product classifications and marking requirements
Online Learning, by UL
New & Available Online

This CPD will provide an introduction to the test methods, product classifications and marking requirements for critical architectural ironmongery components including closers, panic and emergency exit devices; and hinges. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- The key concepts regarding closer, exit and hinge type products
- Markings and product use
- Third-party product certification schemes for hardware
Burning Issues
Seminar, by Trimo UK Ltd

This seminar is about the fire performance of composite cladding panels for building facades. It will help you to understand the following issues.
- The requirements of the Building Regulations Part B
- Insurance requirements and principles
- Fire tests and relevant standards including BS 8414 and EN 13501-1
- Issues around boundary conditions
- Issues around buildings in excess of 18m
- External surface requirements
- Issues around installation
Designing for Health
Seminar, by Teknion UK Ltd

This CPD aims to explore how the design of the built environment can have an effect on human health and performance. Topics covered include health trends, the impact of employee health on business, design and wellness strategies and examples of how designers can directly impact the health of the individuals that interact with the spaces they design. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- High level trends around employee health and the impact to business
- Principles of Biophillic Design and examples of its application
- Biomorphic design applications
- What is the WELL Building Standard and its principles
- Practical applications around designing for health
Double and Single Partition System
Online Learning, by Tecno Spa
New & Available Online

This CPD will introduce the double or single glazed and solid partition system, designed according to principles of extremely simple management. It will discuss what a double or single partition system is, why they should be used, types of partitions and how to use them, and the importance of a sustainable partition. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- The components of a partition system and their functions
- The assembly steps
- Sustainability aspects to be aware of
- The acoustic performance of a partition system
- The performance of a double or a single partition system

This CPD can be delivered to you live and remotely.
Fast Track Screeds
Seminar, by Mapei (UK) Ltd

This presentation prepared by Mapei Dubai, focuses on Screeds in the Middle-East and covers different screed types – including bonded, unbonded and floating. Topics discussed include standards governing screeds, performance criteria, construction techniques, the effects of moisture within sub-floors and differentiating between 'normal' screeds and the benefits of using fast track screeds. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to define and categorise screed types
- Construction techniques
- Where to use and not to use screeds
- Standards and how to use them
- Preparation and how to successfully install products
- How to specify use of Fast Track Screeds
Flexible Office Desks
Online Learning, by Tecno Spa
New & Available Online

This CPD guide aims to introduce the concept of ""flexible desks"" that can be adapted to the constant changes of the offices. It will discuss how these systems allow rapid reconfigurability and flexibility and how they support multiple configurations. It will also explore how these systems allow for ease of assembly and disassembly, modularity and flexibility in cable management. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Why choosing the right desk is important for learning
- Evolving systems
- Sustainability of a workstation
- How to deal constant changes in offices
- How encourage the exchange of ideas and information without compromising individual privacy
- How to create visual privacy and reduce acoustic impact in work areas
How Resin Flooring Delivers Seamless Hygienic Finishes for the Food and Drink Industry

This article explains how resin flooring can provide a hard wearing, resilient and durable floor surface. It will discuss the reasons for resin flooring, the main resin flooring systems for food and beverage facilities, standards and legislation for the food industry, surface preparation for resin flooring and keys to success with resin flooring systems. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- Resin flooring systems for food facilities
- Why resin flooring creates a hygienic finish
- HACCP International standards
- The importance of surface preparation
Introduction - Architecture with Stone Sessions
Seminar, by LSI Stone

This CPD aims to extend attendees knowledge of stone. It is will cater for beginners, covering topics including stone types, stone comparisons, stone applications, finishing types and rock formations. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- How to find the best stone solutions for projects
- How to select stone with accuracy
- The production process
- How to distinguish quality between different stones
Roof Refurbishment: A Guide to Best Practice
Seminar, by Flex-R Ltd

This CPD will help specifiers to understand the refurbishment process and how to arrive at the best solution for their project. The seminar offers a step-by-step approach and explores recognising the existing roof and deck and how this can affect design decisions, what to expect from a roof survey, through to specifying the correct insulation and system for the roof. Examples of best practice are illustrated through case studies. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:
- When to overlay a roof and when to strip the coverings
- What to expect from suppliers and legislative and statutory information
- The different types roof types and decking a specifier could encounter and how to approach them
- How to select the correct insulation and roofing system for your project and how to factor out common problems
- Compliance with UK British Standards and Codes of Practice
The Internal Glass Sliding Doors Nowadays: A Connection Rather Than a Barrier
Seminar, by Lualdi UK

The CPD is about the use of the glass sliding doors. It will discuss how spaces can be optimised through the doors when designing an environment, the advantages of designing glass sliding doors, what a standard door and a glass sliding door are made of and their components, the sustainability of the materials used for production - including glass and aluminium – and finally, the UK regulations related to glass sliding doors. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- The advantages of designing open spaces through transparent partitions
- How glass can be efficiently applied to the doors
- How the adaptability of glass sliding doors can permit a more flexible design
- How to specify the correct glass sliding door in line safety requirements and compliance with regulations
The Invisible Doors and Their Impact on Design and Architecture
Seminar, by Lualdi UK

This CPD will discuss the evolution of door design from a traditional to a neat and functional design. Topics discussed include the composition of standard and concealed doors, the importance of using sustainable materials to manufacture doors, the elements used compose fire doors, and health and safety regulations regarding fire and acoustic compliance to British Standards. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:
- How the evolution of architecture and design affects the design of modern doors
- How the technical structure of wooden and concealed doors can allow you to specify the correct product according to needs
- How the materials used for producing doors affect the performance and the environmental impact
- The requirements of a certified fire and acoustic door
- How to specify a door which complies with UK British Standards and guarantees safety for people using the building
Zinc as a Building Envelope
Seminar, by VMZINC UK
New & Available Online

Explores the opportunities afforded by zinc roofing and cladding, including information on: performance, certification and installation; aesthetics; which systems are best suited to various applications; how to get the substrate right; the basics of detailing; and cost, and who should install zinc roofs and walls.
VMZINC manufactures a wide range of rolled zinc products, used primarily for building envelopes, and has done so since 1837. In addition to batten cap and standing seam roof systems, its product portfolio includes rainwater and cladding systems (including several rainscreen façade products), and decorative roofing products such as dormer windows.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes