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Design, construction and technology

The following CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic area.
A Magazine About Brickwork and Responsible Architecture
Literature, by Petersen Tegl A/S
Petersen is a magazine about interesting architectural projects that use brick, and about the various technical developments within the process of making and building with bricks.
Petersen Tegl, founded in 1791, has been run by the same family ever since. The brickworks exports to the USA, Japan, Russia, Australia and many European countries.
Petersen Tegl’s product portfolio includes 100% handcrafted bricks, and it remains one of the few brickworks in the world to have mastered the art of firing bricks using coal as fuel.
Approximate reading time: one hour
Design Considerations for Decking and its Alternative Uses
Explores the decking options available to design professionals alongside the key points of each. Includes information on health and safety requirements, sustainability, durability, performance, fire safety, aesthetics, installation and maintenance. Also highlights the alternative uses of outdoor flooring.
As a family-run business, Millboard has been blending British craftsmanship with nature’s inspiration since 1976. Millboard’s decking demonstrates the company’s commitment to quality and visual distinction. It uses a unique material, unrivalled anywhere. Consequently, Millboard boards have been used in some of the most prestigious international builds, including the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, and the East India Docks in London.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: a morning or afternoon
Glass as a Construction Material
Seminar, by Cantifix Ltd
Takes an in-depth look at glass as a structural material. Covers engineering, glass specifications and types, as well as the different ways of using glass in design, illustrated with beautiful case studies. Get the answer to every question you ever had about glass as a construction material – and a few more besides!
A pioneer in structural glazing since 1991, Cantifix’s focus has remained on innovation. Working alongside a visionary cohort of architects, Cantifix’s favourite projects are always those that prove most challenging. It relishes tricky detailing, difficult installations and the most striking and visually arresting solutions. That’s what Cantifix does year in, year out.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour
I'm Not Just a Flat Roof
Seminar, by Polyglass Ltd
Looks at different types of flat and low-pitched roof structures and applications and the various types of membrane available, and then examines the benefits of each. Also addresses common pitfalls in roof design and construction, thereby helping the specifier to learn from others’ mistakes.
Polyglass, part of the Mapei Group, is a manufacturer of high quality bituminous and synthetic membranes with over 50 years’ experience in the industry. Here is an opportunity to share in that experience.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 35-45 minutes
The Art of Specifying Natural Stone
Offers a working knowledge of natural stone for all interior applications, exterior paving and cladding. Includes advice on: the basic geology and mineral make-up of those stone varieties most commonly used in architecture and design; which varieties of stone are most suited to various applications; what to look out for and what to ask when specifying natural stone; and, how to troubleshoot the various issues that can occur with stone.
Artisans of Devizes was founded in 1989. Over the last 30 years, it has grown to become one of the UK’s leading stone and tile companies. Carefully curated, its stone and tile collections bring together the contemporary and classic. In addition to an extensive UK inventory the company offers expert guidance on natural stone selection, worldwide direct stone sourcing, bespoke stone creation, site surveys and installation.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
The Power of Colour: Using Colour to Evoke Feelings and Create Moods
Seminar, by Ultrafabrics
By exploring colour psychology and symbolism this CPD takes an in-depth look at how colour can be used to create an emotional and physical response. Discover the meanings and associations of colours and how to effectively use colour in design to evoke emotions and create moods.
Ultrafabrics is redefining performance fabrics by creating intelligent materials that speak to, and elevate, the senses. With a continuously growing portfolio of leather-free alternatives that innovate and inspire, Ultrafabrics creates premium, unrivalled technologies that deliver the ultimate in comfort across all markets.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: one hour