RIBA Chartered members are obliged to undertake a minimum of 35 hours of CPD to maintain competence. This equates to about 45 minutes per week. 20 of the required 35 hours of CPD must be from the ten topics in the RIBA CPD Core Curriculum (two hours per topic per year). We continue to work with Architects nationally to help them to achieve this criteria by offering free of charge CPD sessions in 3 of the 10 RIBA Core Curriculum topics. We can offer the below 45 minute presentations at your place of work or at one of our central locations to suit your needs. If any of these are of interest to yourself or your team please get in touch.

My Window into the Future

This seminar looks at the advances made in new window technologies. It will help you to specify the right window for the right job and to understand the following topics:

  • Understand the history of window development and current performance requirements
  • Understand which materials can be used when specifying windows and the advantages and disadvantages of using metal, timber, UPVC and composite materials
  • Understand the importance of glass and the development from single to multiple pane glazing systems
  • Understand the new technologies available to enhance insulation, thermal performance, solar shading and ventilation

RIBA Core Curriculum: Design, construction and technology
Knowledge level: General Awareness

An Introduction to Specifying Aluminium Curtain Walling

This seminar is intended to be an introduction to aluminium curtain walling. It gives a broad overview of the product and the various options available. It also gives an insight into the legislation and standards that must be considered when specifying the product. It will help you to understand the following topics:

  • Understand aluminium curtain walling and what it is
  • Understand the design and aesthetics of aluminium curtain walling
  • Understand relevant regulations, standards and performance issues that should be considered when specifying curtain walling
  • Understand the type of aluminium curtain walling that may be most suitable for a project

RIBA Core Curriculum: Design, construction and technology, Legal, regulatory and statutory compliance
Knowledge level: General Awareness

Sustainability and its Implications for Specifying Aluminium Glazing Systems

The CPD presentation will give the specifier a good understanding of:

  • Aluminium Systems including background and industry information
  • Aluminium as a material
  • Drivers in the growth of sustainable glazing
  • Evolution of aluminium window design and thermal performance

RIBA Core Curriculum: Design, construction and technology Sustainable architecture
Knowledge level: General Awareness