RIBA CPD Showcase

Design, construction and technology

The following RIBA-approved CPD materials fall within the RIBA core curriculum topic ‘Design, construction and technology’, which addresses the technical, design, engineering, services and technological issues, trends and changes within the construction industry. It also covers having the knowledge and skills to deliver a successful building process using the latest technology in a rapidly changing industry and profession.
Seminar, by Accoya
Focuses on the features, benefits, applications, sustainability and specification of acetylated wood – a most versatile and durable building material.

Accoya long-life modified wood has become the timber industry benchmark for performance and sustainability. Few other timber types offer its combination of stability, durability and versatility. It is sustainably sourced (with FSC certification) and it has minimal environmental impact throughout its entire life: from production through application to disposal.

Duration: 50 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Cupa Pizarras
Provides an overview of the production and application of natural slate rainscreen cladding systems, from a technical and practical viewpoint. Includes information on: how cladding slate is produced from quarry to façade; the benefits of natural slate as an external façade solution; slate quality and how to detect potential problems; and, guidance on installation and componentry.

Cupa Pizarras is a world leader in the production of natural slate, owning twenty quarries and twenty-four processing plants in Northern Spain. One in every two slates supplied for roofing and façades worldwide carries the company’s brand name, while more than 98% of the company’s product is exported to over sixty countries across five continents. Cupa Pizarras is the natural slate specialist.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Examines the differences between powder coatings and liquid paint, alongside their manufacturing requirements, design opportunities and constraints, longevity and value, and sustainability. Architectural coatings use environmentally-friendly raw materials and state-of-the-art production processes. Discover how adaptable powder application is to individual design requirements.

IGP Powder Coatings is a multinational company specialising in the development, production and distribution of powder coating solutions for surface applications in architecture, industry and transport, as well as on wood-based materials. IGP powder coatings enhance façades, furniture, window frames, vehicles, and a host of other products by providing a protective, aesthetic finish.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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