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CPD Seminars – Wednesday 26th 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

Brick Design and Innovation

This seminar focuses on the aspects of clay brick that provide architects with the opportunity to create innovative, imaginative and beautiful brick buildings.  Following a brief history of brick and insight into manufacturing processes it looks at colour and texture, bond patterns, sizes, product orientation, mortar joints, special shapes and contemporary methods of construction. It aims to provide knowledge of: The Continue Reading »

10:30 - 11:15

Using Phase Change Materials in Construction for a More Sustainable Built Environment

Armstrong Ceilings RIBA approved CPD “Using phase change materials in construction for a more sustainable built environment” is designed to help architects, interior designers and clients better understand where and how PCMs can be used to create a more energy-efficient and comfortable environment and how they play a role in supporting high-performing sustainable properties. Formulated specifically to meet the requirements Continue Reading »

  • John Spicer Technical Sales Manager, UK, Ireland and South Africa - Armstrong World Industries
11:30 - 12:15

Polycarbonate: The Natural Choice for Design Flexibility and Freedom

This seminar aims to provide a greater awareness and understanding of polycarbonate sheet materials and how these can satisfy the most stringent demands on structural design and architectural vision whilst meeting legislative requirements and environmental objectives. Offering an informative and illustrative overview, the presentation demonstrates the key material properties and performance characteristics of polycarbonate sheet and discusses its use and Continue Reading »

  • Chris Czyzyk National Sales Manager - Brett Martin Daylight Systems
  • Ian Oliphant Area Business Manager - Brett Martin Daylight Systems
12:30 - 13:15

Optimised hybrid structures delivering on cost, design, sustainability and resource efficiency – BskyB BiBB

Attendees will gain insight into state-of-the-art design solutions for complex structures that deliver on cost, efficiency and sustainability. Using one of the most prominent examples of hybrid construction in the UK, Tim Snelson, Arup, will present specific challenges and solutions around the BskyB Believe in Better Building project from a design and engineering perspective. A leading provider of hybrid solutions, Continue Reading »

14:00 - 14:45

Glass and Structural Glazing Systems

This seminar aims to highlight what the architect/specifier should consider when specifying/designing structural glazing systems and promotes the use of glass in buildings. The presentation highlights the main components of the system and their relative performance limitations within the design.

15:00 - 15:45

The Fibre Cement Building Envelope

This seminar: Introduces fibre cement as a building material including types and forms. Covers the features of fibre cement that provide a range of benefits to designers and specifiers. Provides information on the use of fibre cement on both the roof and the facade. Details how fibre cement roofing and cladding products can help achieve higher Green Guide rating to Continue Reading »

16:00 - 16:45

Specifying Stainless Steel for Architectural Applications

The “Specifying Stainless Steel for Architectural Applications” RIBA CPD presentation provides architects with practical guidance on the specification of stainless steel, including material grade, surface finish and flatness criteria. It also explores factors influencing the cost of different specifications. Module aims: Guidelines for cost effective specification of stainless steels for architectural applications. Identifying specification standards. A review of the most Continue Reading »

  • Paul Barker Managing Director - British Stainless Steel Association

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