RIBA CPD Showcase

Windows and doors

A selection of window and door related CPD topics, with a particular emphasis on rooflights.
A helpful guide to specifying rooflights that includes advice on: the benefits of natural light; the different types of glass available and their uses; rooflight performance characteristics, testing and accreditation; the use of supports in multi-panel glass; health and safety issues and Building Regulations compliance; glass fragility and loadings; and, design options (using case studies).

Next Generation Rooflights has the perfect rooflight for every application, whether it be a high-end residential project, commercial and domestic building. From its manufacturing base in Cambridge, England, it offers an extensive product portolio, and can make to order (within certain size ranges), supply only or supply-and-install throughout the UK.

Duration: one hour, plus Q&A
Discusses the history and advanatges of aluminium windows, from non-thermal windows to polyamide and polyurethane thermally broken windows. Also examines the background to Approved Document L and the changes to it that have influenced the design of aluminium windows over the years.

Senior Architectural Systems is one of the largest privately-owned fenestration companies in the UK. It designs, manufactures and supplies innovative high-performance aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall systems for use on projects across all sectors. Senior’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in South Yorkshire is supported by distribution centers in Scotland and Rotherham.
Seminar, by The Rooflight Co.
A practical seminar packed with information aimed at helping the architect to: better understand heritage buildings and their importance; identify which rooflight design is most appropriate to a given set of circumstances; appreciate planners’ and conservation officers’ priorities; and, recognise the value and operation of modern conservation rooflights.

The Rooflight Company manufacturers rooflights to help architects create beautifully designed, naturally lit spaces. Founded in 1993 by architect Peter King RIBA, the Rooflight Company created the original conservation rooflight, which continues to be a market leader. Today the company is still breaking new ground in contemporary architecture and interior design.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
Looks at rooflights as a source of daylight within structures with otherwise low levels of natural illumination. Topics discussed include: non-fragility classification levels and criteria; specifying the correct rooflight based on application; different installation methods; and, selecting the right surface coating on walk-on units, taking into consideration slip ratings.

Whitesales is a specialist manufacturer and distributor of rooflights and specialist flat roof glazing with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry. Whitesales specialises in thermoformed dome roof lights and flat glass roof windows, barrel-vaulted continuous rooflights, bespoke glass roof glazing and tubular skylights. It also offers site surveys, technical specification writing and a CAD drawing service.
Seminar, by Krona Koblenz SpA
A look at concealed hinges and gears for doors in residential and commercial settings. Topics covered include the fire and corrosion performance of stainless steel, steel and zamak versions of concealed hinges, hinge maintenance, and new developments in concealed sliding door equipment.

Krona Koblenz is a leading Italian manufacturer of architectural hardware and door suspension systems. Its specialist product range includes fully adjustable, concealed hinges for flush doors and sliding pocket door equipment, patented concealed tracking for sliding doors, and swing/pivoting door leaves for physically impaired users.

Duration: 40-45 minutes, plus Q&A
Online Learning, by Glazing Vision Ltd
Discusses the most recent changes to the Approved Document in relation to rooflights and roof glazing, including U-values, upstand requirements, the differences between roof windows and rooflights, SAP calculations and notional buildings, and where to find supporting materials.

Glazing Vision is the technical expert in the design and manufacture of architectural glass rooflights. Operating at the cutting edge of rooflight design, its products can be found on rooftops across Europe, Australia and the United States. Its range of standard rooflights encompasses a variety of applications, from simple fixed rooflights to more complex sliding rooflights and access configurations.
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