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Design, construction and technology

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the ‘Design, construction and technology’ RIBA Core Curriculum topic. Chartered architects must undertake a minimum of 20 of their annual 35 hours CPD from the RIBA Core Curriculum. You can record and keep track of your CPD activities using the RIBA’s online CPD recording service. 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.
Aluminium: Building a Sustainable Future
A comprehensive guide to aluminium – including its properties, sustainability credentials, extraction, production and recycling – that also focusses on its use in window design. Topics covered include BREEAM assessment of aluminium windows, their thermal performance, and aluminium windows within the BFRC’s Window Energy Rating scheme.

Metal Technology is a leading UK and Ireland architectural aluminium systems company, specialising in the design and distribution of innovative fenestration systems that offer architects, fabricators and developers glazing solutions for modern window, door, curtain walling and sloping roof constructions.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Renovating Resilient Floors - Fast, Cost Effective and Sustainable Solutions
Seminar, by Bona Limited
Explores a new approach to renovating resilient flooring. Instead of removing the old floor and replacing it with new flooring, there is now a fast, cost-effective and significantly more sustainable alternative that involves deep cleaning and recoating it – allowing for the application of new colours, sports lines, graphics and logos. This seminar discusses how that process works and how to specify it.

Bona is a Swedish company with over 100 years’ experience in the development of high-performance finishes and maintenance products for commercial and domestic wood flooring. These include lacquers, oils and hard wax oils, specialist wood floor adhesives and – its latest innovation – a refurbishment system for resilient floors. All Bona formulations are certified low emission, designed to have minimal impact on the environment and to be clean and safe to use.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Specifying Sustainability; Protecting People, Planet and Prosperity
Explores how sustainable design has adopted a more people-centric approach, with places, health, and wellbeing at the core of the design process. Topics discussed include how building occupants are directly affected by specific elements within the built environment, indoor environment quality (IEQ), how careful design consideration at the start of every project will improve occupants’ overall experience over the building’s lifetime, and how to assess the sustainability of various design solutions.

Karndean sees flooring differently. Its employees travel the world in a quest to bring you exceptional floors that inspire and delight. From the ancient forests of Europe to the remote Australian outback, Karndean seeks out expressive and intriguing forms in the natural world to influence its unique floor designs. By combining these original features with cutting-edge design, the company creates beautiful floors that bring your vision to life. Karndean is ready to take clients on a journey of discovery.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Steel Rainwater Systems: the Contemporary and Sustainable Solution
Seminar, by Lindab Ltd
Examines rainwater drainage system options, including how to select the right materials; their benefits and design flexibility; basic calculations needed when designing to British standards; specificying detailing; and, common issues and their solutions, including curved buildings, sustainable urban drainage (SuDS) and protection from vandals.

Lindab employs more than 4,000 people and has an international presence in over 30 countries worldwide. It develops, manufactures, markets and distributes products and system solutions in sheet metal and steel for simplified construction and improved indoor climate. Indeed, Lindab is at the forefront of producing technologically-advanced, innovative and eco-friendly products for the building industry, which offer real and sustainable alternatives to less environmentally-friendly products such as plastic, without compromising performance. Within the UK, Lindab has two major offerings: ventilation and profile building products.
Ventilation in Schools
Seminar, by Jaga UK
Practical guidance on school ventilation systems, detailing why they must: respond to variation in occupancy and ambient temperature; be immune to the effects of wind speed and direction; be energy efficient; and, comply with regulations. Also covers the advantages and disadvantages of different system types, and why CO2 is the most practical measure of IAQ to use as a control parameter.

Jaga is a pioneer in the design of innovative, sustainable, heating, cooling and ventilation systems that use less energy and fewer raw materials. Its award-winning, energy-efficient products consume less energy to produce higher outputs, and so naturally work with environmentally-friendly technologies such as heat pumps and solar energy.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A