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Seminar 2 Agenda – Tuesday 25th April


09:30 - 10:00

Thermally modified hardwoods in construction

Thermally modified timber is becoming increasingly popular in the UK construction industry. Ideal for cladding, decking and external joinery this type of product is set to grow its market share. After starting with a general introduction to the range of modified timbers available on the market this seminar provides and in-depth explanation of how thermally modified products are produced, their Continue Reading »

10:15 - 10:45

Revolutionising restoration – choosing the right brick for renovation, extension & new build

Imperial Bricks’ seminar, which is part of the RIBA CPD Core Curriculum, reviews traditional brickmaking methods and regional brick variations across the UK – and the impact these factors have. It takes specifiers on a journey through the history of brickmaking and helps them recognise regional variations in brick size, colour and texture and learn how to specify the right Continue Reading »

  • Ruth Hughes UK Specification Manager - Imperial Bricks
10:45 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:00

Engineered filmic materials

RENOLIT REFACE by Metamark is a remarkable new development in the field of building cladding design & refurbishment. It works with existing cladding technologies and yet removes many of their creative, functional and economic limitations. It will revolutionise refurbishment. It will present new opportunities in construction & design. It will offer better protection, improved aesthetics and it will help lower Continue Reading »

  • Mark Smith Head of Business Development - Metamark Technical Films
12:15 - 12:45

Shape your world

This seminar entitled “Shape Your World” broaches the subject of why there doesn’t need to be a compromise between good acoustics and smooth surfaces. The Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic system was first developed, as a contemporary, high performance, versatile alternative to traditional gypsum and plaster finishes. Now ROCKFON have taken the solution a step further by adding marble powder to the Continue Reading »

12:45 - 14:00


14:15 - 14:45

Evolution of glass and high performance coatings

This interactive presentation covers the foundations of glass and its use on the facade. Discussions on how float glass is made, application of low-e and solar control coatings to glass. Then how to select the right glass that meets both energy and solar gain requirements while matching the design intent. Also, discussing the types of solar control glass available in Continue Reading »

  • View full profile for Andrew BrookAndrew Brook Technical Manager - Guardian Glass UK & Ireland
15:00 - 15:30

Polymeric glass – an innovative surface material

This RIBA approved CPD sits with the RIBA core curriculum subjects ‘Designing and building it: design, construction, technology and engineering’. The learning aims highlight alternative glass effect surface solutions by identifying unique benefits in comparisons to conventional glass, economical considerations through product specification, manufacturing and fabrication processing capabilities and future product innovations. The learning outcomes provide a sound understanding of Continue Reading »

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:30

Material colours in the built environment: Artwork.2000

On the art of making in the context of the built environment that shows design, research, material techniques and choices, installation, and the narrative content of a specific site, and the approximate costs. Philip will discuss the commissioning process, the development of ideas and the presentation of the outcomes for clients. The artworks are often made with professional artisans as Continue Reading »

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