RIBA CPD Showcase

Featured CPD

The RIBA library of CPD materials includes some rare gems – a mixture of either unfamiliar topics or commonplace subject material approached from an unusual perspective. This month’s selection of featured CPDs includes both.
Seminar, by Lödige Industries
Car lifts allow for increased parking space but they’re also complex, so it is important to specify them correctly. This seminar covers health and safety, regulatory compliance, energy usage, fire safety, product application, and more. It will help the architect design and specify the most efficient car lift possible for either a new or existing building.

Lödige Industries is a leading global provider of lift solutions and logistics systems, including for air cargo handling terminals. Headquartered in Warburg and Paderborn and with subsidiaries around the world, family-owned Lödige Industries’ complex material handling solutions embrace planning, design, manufacture, programming, commissioning and service.

Duration: 30-40 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Henco Industries
More and more professionals are specifying and installing multilayer pipe systems due to their durability and ease of use. Multilayer pipe systems come in several varieties, each with separate characteristics that must be taken into account in the design and installation phases. This presentation offers both specifiers and engineers clear guidance on how to achieve this.

Henco offers a solution for all your sanitary, heating and gas problems, including a wide range of multilayer pipes, fittings, floor heating solutions and tools.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Swatchbox
Samples are needed for every project, but returning or disposing of them can be problematic. Some manufacturers will take samples back, but often this isn't the case. This fascinating CPD seminar helps designers to better understand the impact of sample waste and what can be done to reduce it.

Swatchbox is the premier sample fulfillment platform for building products. With proprietary fulfillment and logistics software designed specifically for the sample workflow, Swatchbox helps turn every sample request into an exceptional brand experience.
Seminar, by Andreu World
An overview of sustainable wooden furniture production based on a case study of a chair by Patricia Urquiola. Topics covered include sustainable furniture design and supply from mass production, available woods and qualities, CNC production fabricating process, finishing processes, and testing techniques and concepts.

Andreu World is a contemporary furniture company that designs for the home, office, hotels, restaurants and corporate spaces. With more than 65 years’ experience, Andreu is a family business faithful to the idea that to build the future we need to keep alive the past. Andreu uses 100% FSC-certified wood to deliver practical yet aesthetic furniture solutions to customers around the world.

Duration: 30 minutes, plus Q&A
Seminar, by Technowood UK
An introduction to wood veneered aluminium, an innovative material type and patented system for an aluminium or GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) substrate which is coated in a completely natural timber veneer. This gives it the aesthetic and natural feel of timber but uses 98% less timber in production. It also meets the A2 Class fire rating, enabling its use on a wide variety of projects.

Technowood is a complete system. Durable and hardwearing, it can already be found in some of the harshest climatic conditions around the world. The majority of Technowood profiles are made to order, while typical applications include cladding, pergolas, furniture and sunshades. Complete packages include proprietary wall brackets, immediate support structures and the cladding system.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
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