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CPD Seminars

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.

Tuesday 25th April

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Wednesday 26th April

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 »

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 »

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 »

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