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The following CPD materials have been assessed and approved by the RIBA.
High Pressure Laminates, Their Manufacture and Specification.
Seminar, by Abet Ltd
Explains how laminates are made and how to design, select and specify the most appropriate product for each project type. Also includes information on: the history of high-pressure laminates (HPL); technical, cleaning and environmental issues; designing and using bespoke finishes; how HPL is manufactured; specifying HPL; and relevant standards.
Abet Ltd is the UK and Ireland branch of Abet Laminati. It has extensive warehouse and office facilities in London’s Docklands. Abet can supply over 1,000 laminate designs in a variety of finishes, sheet sizes and thicknesses, from arguably the most comprehensive collection available anywhere. These range from different textures to woodgrains, solid core and digital prints.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes
How to Specify Wood Veneer
Seminar, by Decospan NV
What is wood veneer and how should it be specified? This seminar covers this and other topics, including: cutting, slicing, jointing, grain direction and species; the process of manufacturing veneer; regulatory frameworks including FSC/PEFC, acoustics and fire requirements; where wood veneer panels work best; and case studies.
Decospan is one of the largest manufacturers of wood panels in Europe, with eight factories and over 40 years’ experience. The Decospan inventory includes more than 165 wood species and seven million square metres of stock.
Decospan manufactures wood panels, cut-to-size panels, acoustic panels and flooring, while its representatives can assist with everything from NBS specifications to worldwide project support.
Approximate duration excluding time for questions/answers: 45 minutes