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Fixtures, fittings and furniture

While buildings may come in all shapes and sizes, it’s as nothing compared to the sheer variety of fixtures, fittings and furniture we use as interior decoration. The materials featured below have all been compiled by specialists in their field. All providers are members of the RIBA CPD Providers Network and, as such, are fully committed to best practice and raising industry standards. 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.
Access Control: System Design Options
Seminar, by TDSi
A guide to access control, how it’s enforced within the built environment and its benefits. Examines different modes of control, such as edge versus distributed intelligence across the system, cloud versus server-based systems, and IP versus serial network connectivity, and types of credentials from cards to biometrics.

TDSi is one of the UK's leading manufacturers of integrated access control systems that protect and secure your building, assets and people. It offers peace of mind through its extensive range of readers, controllers and software systems – all used throughout the world.
Ironmongery Specification in a Post-Pandemic World
A useful guide to the types of ironmongery designers might specify in future, in a post-pandemic world. Focuses particularly on how to reduce time spent touching doors and hardware, as well as the role of anti-microbial ironmongery. Includes advice on specialist closing devices and door automation, access control and electronic locking, anti-microbial products and retrofitting.

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) is the only trade body in the UK that represents the interests of the whole architectural ironmongery industry, including architectural ironmongers, wholesalers and manufactures.
Let's Design a Lift Together
Online Learning, by KLEEMANN Lifts UK
A practical guide to designing a lift. Includes useful advice and information on key terms, guidelines, regulations, automatic drawings, elevator types and door openings.

Renowned for its pioneering research, state-of-the-art equipment and exceptional customer service, KLEEMANN is one of world’s leading lift companies. KLEEMANN’s extensive product range includes hydraulic and traction complete lift systems, freight, residential, anti-vandal, firefighting, and even earthquake resistant lifts, as well as stair lifts for those with reduced mobility, escalators and moving walkways, dumb waiters, car lifts and parking systems, green lifts and marine solutions.

Duration: 34 minutes
Specification of Hinges
Seminar, by Simonswerk UK Ltd
A guide to specifying hinges. Covers regulations, how to identify and select the correct hinge for each type of application, other door hardware elements that can affect hinge performance, and specifying hinges for non-standard doors.

SIMONSWERK manufactures high-quality, design-led, maintenance-free brass, stainless steel and aluminium ironmongery for doors and windows. It offers an extensive portfolio of advanced hinge technology, iconic design and precise engineered functionality. Its website features an advanced online product selector for architects, ironmongers, specifiers, interior designers and building contractors.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Specifying Hardwood Timber External Doorsets
Online Learning, by Urban Front Ltd
Includes information on typical requirements and challenges, insulation and acoustics, security, regulations, longevity, accessibility and sizing.

Urban Front designs and manufactures hardwood contemporary front, internal, feature and garage doors. Its products include steel reinforcement and high security locks with pivot or 3D hinges. The company specialises in oversized and flush doors up to 1.5m x 3m in size, available in a choice of five hardwoods and any RAL colour.
Ultracompact Surfaces
Seminar, by Cosentino
An introduction to ultracompact surfaces as a material and their use in architecture and design. Includes information on the composition of the material and the processes involved in making it, general applications and areas of use, material characteristics and benefits, care and maintenance, and health and safety issues.

Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design – technologically advanced surfaces that enable the creation of unique designs for the home and public spaces. Cosentino distributes to more than 110 countries, and manages eight factories and 140 commercial and business units throughout the world from its headquarters in Almeria, Spain.