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Health, safety and wellbeing

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the ‘Health, safety and wellbeing’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic (and may also fall within other core curriculum topics too). Chartered members are obliged to undertake a minimum of 20 of their annual 35 hours CPD from this curriculum, including at least two hours of CPD from each of the ten key topics. Many seminars are now available online using Zoom, GoToMeeting, and Microsoft Teams etc. This is not always shown here so, if a seminar is of interest to you, do click on the link and check.
Designing for Health
Seminar, by Teknion UK Ltd
Explores how the design of the built environment affects 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 those who interact with the spaces they design.

Teknion is an acknowledged thought leader and innovator, offering an integrated portfolio of furniture for the modern office. Teknion’s in-house team of talented designers and engineers works closely with international architects to push the boundaries of design, perfectly matching your unique organisational culture and workspace.

Duration:45 minutes, plus Q&A
Finding the Balance: Electronic Security and Access for Doors
Seminar, by Allgood plc
Explores the balance between electronic security and access for doors, providing an overview of the different electronic locks and access control systems available, and how to fit these to frames and doors. Also covers the difference between fail-safe and fail-secure, current standards and fire safety implications.

Allgood produces architectural ironmongery of the finest design, quality and craftsmanship, from timeless ranges to bespoke project work on some of the world’s most striking buildings. Allgood continues to innovate and reimagine ironmongery in collaboration with its partners.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Flooring for Dementia
Focuses on the key factors to consider when designing and specifying luxury vinyl tile (LVT) flooring in environments used by people with dementia. Topics covered include differentiating between flooring and critical surfaces, acoustics and reducing impact sound, avoiding sensory overload, and health and safety guidelines.

Amtico International is a British manufacturer of luxury flooring products. As a luxury vinyl tile pioneer, its enduring product performance, collaborative creativity and unrivalled expertise has enabled Amtico to become a respected industry leader. Its vinyl tiles have made in Coventry since 1964. While its manufacturing and sales headquarters are in the UK, Amtico operates customer service bases across Europe, US, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Amtico is a Mannington Mills company, a fourth-generation family-owned US flooring manufacturer.

Approximate reading time: 45 minutes
High-Level Comfort - A CPD in 3D
Online Learning, by Renson Fabrications Ltd
Examines ventilation and solar control in high-rise buildings. Covers: the psychological and physiological benefits of ventilation and solar control; how to optimise ventilation for well-being; how to create an optimal balance between air quality and thermal, visual and acoustic comfort by combining natural ventilation, external sun protection and night cooling; and, how to overcome the challenges of high-rise living building design.

Renson originates, manufacturers, and distributes products for low-energy control of the building environment. It specialises in ventilation and solar shading, helping to reduce the cooling demands of buildings and improve comfort levels for all occupants. Its extensive range of natural ventilation and solar shading products includes self-regulating, acoustic and/or motorised trickle vents, class A louvre blades (weatherability) and moveable solar shading options – all backed by comprehensive technical data and support.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Riser Shafts - How to Avoid Failure
Video, by Ambar Kelly Ltd
A look at riser shafts, the challenges they pose, and the importance of eliminating risk through design. Examines the worst shaft fire in living memory and asks whether the construction industry is heeding the lessons learned from it. Includes information and advice on: the products and materials used in riser shafts (the chimney environment) and how to select the right ones; where responsibility for riser shaft designing lies, and the need to design out risk rather than control the risk created by design.

Ambar Kelly’s RiserSafe is a bespoke modular flooring system for riser shafts in multi-storey buildings, which is easily installed on site by the construction supply chain. Each unit is specifically manufactured to accommodate vertical routing of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services that feed the building. Shafts start as a series of holes in each floor, sitting one above another. Once enclosed by walls, the holes are now connected to form a shaft. It is an elegantly simple concept; a steel box with a floor plate atop, permanently forming and covering the hole, preventing fall from height and fire spread during construction and throughout the building’s life.

Duration: 40 minutes