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Live online seminars

With seminars presented via digital interactive platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting and Microsoft Teams now a more commonplace alternative to face-to-face meetings, we’ve included a selection of live online seminars here.
Solid Surface: Colour, Texture and Trends
Seminar, by CDUK
Describes the features and benefits of solid surface, together with how acrylic based solid surface is manufactured, the three different types of solid surface material and differences between them, how the properties and colour palette of solid surface matches current design and colour trends, and how it can be fabricated to create unique designs.

CDUK is a supplier of surface materials and complementary products to the UK and Ireland. It works with architects, interiors designers, kitchen designers, fabricators and contractors. Having built a strong reputation as the exclusive UK and Ireland distributor of Corian® Solid Surface, CDUK now offers an extended range of services as well as products from several leading brands. As a family-owned business with over 40 years’ experience, CDUK’s team of experts provides technical advice, sampling and bespoke training courses for designers, manufacturers and fabricators.

Duration: one hour plus Q&A
Specification of High Pressure Laminate for the Interior Built Environment
Online Learning, by Formica Group
Looks at the manufacture and specification of high-pressure laminate (HPL), including the different types of HPL available, the benefits, limitations and opportunities presented by HPL and how it can be applied in the built environment, and how to specify high pressure laminate, relevant standards and the key features that make variants suitable for different applications and sectors.

Formica Group is a leading global designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. Formica® laminate is ‘the original’, with 100 years of innovation and manufacturing experience.

Duration: 30-40 minutes, plus Q&A
The Specifier’s Guide to Frameless Glass Balustrades
Online Learning, by Q-railing
A useful guide to frameless glass balustrades that covers specification tools and considerations, regulatory standards, case studies and examples of best practice, and new innovations.

Q-railing, a premium brand in railing systems, specialises in stainless steel and glass balustrade and handrail systems. Its railing components are cleverly engineered for quick and easy installation on-site, saving time and money. Its extensive range of balustrades, meanwhile, are found in residential, educational, commercial, healthcare, sports stadium and airport projects, in both horizontal applications and stairways. From glass banisters and glass balcony balustrades to handrails with linear LED lighting, Q-railing has a product to suit every project.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
What have the Romans ever done for us? Public health, well-being and sustainability in the washroom
Seminar, by Dyson
Following the Coronavirus outbreak public awareness of the need to wash hands to prevent the spread of infection has increased. This presentation covers the history of public health engineering and how problems in history were solved. It touches on personal hygiene and habits and considers the needs of washroom design in the future. It also offers guidance on those building regulations applicable to public health engineering, use of BIM, and the potential consequences of poor design and engineering.

For technology to have a positive effect, it must work properly. By solving problems and relentlessly innovating, Dyson strives to set new standards for performance and wellbeing in business and leisure environments.

Duration: 40 minutes plus Q&A