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Featured CPD

Our Featured CPD materials are also themed around fixtures, fittings and furniture, and demonstrate the wide variety of CPD materials available – free of charge – from the RIBA. Many seminars are now available online. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Carbon and the Built Environment
Discusses the effect of carbon on climate change, the impact of the built environment on global carbon footprint, the difference between embodied carbon and operational carbon, and how to design with carbon in mind.

Interface Inc is a global commercial flooring company with an integrated collection of carpet tiles and resilient flooring, including luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and rubber flooring. Its modular system helps customers create interior spaces which positively impact both the people who use them and our planet. Guided by material science, Interface has blended new thinking with material innovation to manufacture backings with a much lower carbon footprint. Its mission, ‘Climate Take Back’, is an invitation to the construction industry to join in its commitment to work in ways that are restorative to the planet and create a climate fit for life.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Go Underground and Give Wine a Home of its Own
Seminar, by Spiral Cellars Ltd
A practical and fascinating guide to wine storage, including how to store wine correctly and the benefits of underground wine storage, with technical background on the components and processes involved in constructing a prefabricated natural wine cellar.

For 35 years, Spiral Cellars has offered an unrivalled range of design-led and luxurious wine cellaring options to suit every client brief. Everything from eponymous underground cellars to bespoke wine rooms, cabinets and wine walls, all delivered by an adept and passionate team of surveyors, project managers and installers.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Shaping the Bathroom Space of the Future
Online Learning, by Roca Ltd
Examines the key considerations that influence bathroom spaces – now and in the future – by focussing on new technologies and innovations in the bathroom environment, with particular attention paid to sustainable and versatile solutions. Ground-breaking products and new material advances are also explored, along with recent developments in SMART technology, and helpful advice offered on managing restrictions and challenges in the bathroom while maintaining a high-quality experience.

Roca is a company engaged in the design, production and commercialisation of products for the bathroom space, as well as ceramic floor and wall tiles for architecture, building and interior design. Its origins date back to 1917, when the Roca family started building their first production plant in Gavà (Barcelona, Spain).

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
The Evolution of Luxury Vinyl Flooring: Past Present Future
Online Learning, by Invictus Luxury Vinyl Flooring
Explores the rise in popularity of luxury vinyl tile flooring (LVT) by addressing its design and performance features and benefits, slip ratings, and future developments.

Invictus Luxury Vinyl Flooring is a high-performance flooring solution available in a range of colours and styles. The name Invictus means ‘invincible’. Whatever your interior design need, there’s an Invictus luxury vinyl floor to match – across the hospitality, office, care, retail, education and residential housing sectors. Use Invictus’ online room visualiser and be inspired.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A