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CPD Seminars – Tuesday 25th April

All CPD seminars at Materials 2017 are provided by officially accredited members of the RIBA CPD Providers Network and therefore CPD learning points are available.


09:30 - 10:15

Galvanizing and Sustainable Construction

Corrosion protection of steelwork should be an important element of design. If overlooked, it can lead to extra maintenance and environmental costs. Our Galvanizing and Sustainable Construction CPD contains information gathered as a result of the European Initiative for Galvanizing in Sustainable Construction, of which Galvanizers Association has been a major contributor. Many independent experts have contributed to this initiative Continue Reading »

  • Iqbal Johal Marketing Manager - Galvanizers Association
10:30 - 11:15

What Lies Beneath: A Detailed Guide to The Fixing of Rain Screen Systems

This seminar aims to cover: Basic rainscreen construction and specification issues. The need to consider detailed structural requirements and the need for detailed specification of fastening systems. Innovative fastening systems, and ongoing issues regarding meaningful warranties.

11:30 - 12:15

Selecting the correct stone

This seminar sets out current best practice for the selection of natural stone for larger cladding, flooring, paving and masonry projects. It is based on relevant sections of a number of British Standards, Codes of Practice and other trade documents and considers the important issues relating to the use and interpretation of samples, the role of the quarry, mine or processing Continue Reading »

  • David Richardson Chairman - Stone Federation Great Britain (SFGB) Technical Committee
12:30 - 13:15

Building Information Modelling (BIM) – Your Next Step

The definition of BIM (Building Information Modelling) is now fairly well established, but as it takes a stronger hold, many questions still exist. This seminar aims to cover questions such as: What is design led BIM? How does an architecture practice begin, in degrees, to use BIM? How does the integration process work? Determining the right level of BIM for Continue Reading »

  • Martyn Horne Product Development Manager - Computers Unlimited
14:00 - 14:45

High Performance Structural Adhesive Systems for Glazed & Panel Facades

The key aim of this seminar is to assist the specifier when considering the importance in the correct specification and selection of joints sealants and structural adhesive systems based on the appropriate level of performance required. A general overview describing the scope of applications available to the specifier for façade structural adhesives. Adhesive technologies available and typical fabrication methods. Use Continue Reading »

15:00 - 15:45

Using Concrete as a Sustainable Material in Design

The seminar covers the basics of concrete mix designs and the impact that cement replacements have had on embodied carbon. Self compacting, lightweight concrete and screeds are discussed and 3 methods of constructing new residential projects using traditional, externally insulated masonry and Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) are explored, together with the use of precast concrete flooring system options and the Continue Reading »

16:00 - 16:45

Dynamic High Performance Insulation

Dynamic insulation is an established principle. It enables extremely low U-Values to be achieved – as low as 0.07. It is only relatively recently that this has been executed in a manufactured product that is practical in terms of performance, design and installation. Dynamic insulation draws air into channels in the insulation medium. The air then captures heat that would Continue Reading »

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