Components

This section contains information on fixings, insulation, acoustics, roofing, walling and flooring systems. There are a number of CPD sessions being offered in the industry, which are designed to highlight the various different solutions available and explain how these can be applied in real life scenarios. See below courses for more detail and if you request more information then we will pass your enquiry directly to the supplier:


Alsecco

Alsecco UK

Lightweight Natural Stone and Glass Ventilated Rainscreen Facades and the Requirements of Modern Architecture

Historic use of stone covering both extraction and use in city architecture:
- Traditional construction methods, including ashlar construction and stone on pre-cast units
- Requirements of modern architecture considering speed of installation, weight constraints and lead times
- Specification of ventilated rainscreen cladding including relevant Standards
- Features and benefits of ventilated rainscreen cladding including installation sequence



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British_Gypsum

British Gypsum

Ceiling Solutions for Improved Acoustic Environments

This seminar includes up-to-date regulations, requirements and best practice in sound-absorbing acoustic linings, fundamentals of building acoustics - measuring, controlling and reducing sound and reverberation and sector-specific details covering residential, healthcare, education and office design.



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Euroclad

Euroclad

Evolution of Cladding

This seminar looks at the history of metal cladding and how it has evolved from a simple patent to the dynamic products of today. It covers the origins of rainscreen cladding and curtain walling, the impact of standards and legislation in the late 20th Century and takes a futuristic look at the next influencers. It will help you to understand the following topics:

- Understand the history of metal cladding
- Understand the key influencers that have driven change, including changing views on asbestos
- Understand the highly sophisticated materials and production techniques available and the metal cladding industry today
- Understand likely future influencers
- Understand that cladding has been used imaginatively in the past and can be in the future



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Euroform

Euroform Products

EN Tested Fire Protection 'Futureproof Protection'

This seminar includes how to help prevent misspecifications of fire protection building boards, how to increase awareness of importance of EN testing / tested products, how to consider the extra performance required to meet with EN testing criteria and examples of misuse.



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Fermacell

Fermacell

Modern Construction Needs Modern Materials

This CPD seminar provides information on the use of gypsum fibre boards where the performance properties of solid blockwork is required with the speed and flexibility of conventional drywall construction. It offers an update on the latest drywall construction methods and materials and will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand how to use alternative products to design high performing internal and external partitions, ceiling and floors
- Understand how to optimise designs for structural, fire, sound and impact performance
- Understand systems for sustainable design and how to achieve better BREEAM ratings
- Understand the true maintenance costs of a building and how better building materials can reduce life costs
- Understand how to improve building designs by using slimmer partitions and how to maximise performance without compromising quality



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IKO

IKO Polymeric

RIBA approved ‘Offsite Innovation’

IKO Polymeric’s new RIBA approved ‘Offsite Innovation’ CPD provides a great insight into different offsite construction methods and how they can be a solution for today’s modern construction challenges. The seminar starts with an outline to Government’s Construction 2025 targets and also features the recently launched a zero-waste, long spanning composite roofing panel called Armourdek and this CPD is a result of their unique product innovation and involvement in the offsite industry. As well as their recent launch, IKO Polymeric has been manufacturing pre-fabricated roofing units for fast track installation for over 5 years. Recently they won the ‘Innovation Award’ at the Single Ply Roofing Association Awards for a modular school project they delivered with Module-AR.



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Illbruck

Illbruck

Timber Frame Construction. Differential Movement – Considerations relating to window installation

This seminar covers timber frame, timber considerations, differential movement, product applications, weather tightness and air tightness.



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James_Jones

James Jones & Sons

Engineered Wood Products For Modern Methods Of Construction

Seminar covers the background and use of engineered wood products; in particular I-Joists; pre-fabricated panelised sections and stud walls. Also covers how such products overcome problems and inefficiencies of traditional methods of construction. Includes details of relevant Standards and Regulations.



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Knauf

Knauf

Interior Solutions for Public Buildings

This presentation focuses on gypsum board solutions and aims to identify and review key legislation, understand innovation - solutions through new product development, understand gypsum fibre sustainability and waste management, increase knowledge of acoustic calculations, explore the best solutions and answer common questions.



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Raico

RAICO Bautechnik

Advances in Curtain Walling

Seminar gives an insight into the criteria needed to apply curtain wall facade cladding into a building whilst retaining flexibility of design using alternative materials. It discusses basic principles of curtain walling, recent developments and covers sustainability, budget costs and maintenance issues.



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RCM

RCM

Sheathing, backing and other specialist building boards

This CPD has been designed and aims to provide an understanding of the range of building boards available in today’s construction industry, used within internal and external linings and façade solutions. We endeavour to give a clear understanding of the differences between products that can be manufactured from similar base materials. Touching on the required accreditations and testing this CPD aims to provide the audience with a rounded understanding of the products, their suitability and performance criteria.



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Recticel

Recticel Insulation

Single layer insulation systems - the future of tapered roofing

This seminar explains the concept of tapered roofing insulation compared to other solutions, highlights the advantages of single layer tapered roofing and suits all levels of knowledge in designing or specifying roofing insulation.



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Rockpanel

Rockpanel Group

Future Proof Facades: With Stonewool Cladding Boards

This seminar will provide an understanding of rainscreen benefits, difference between ventilated and non-ventilated construction and the benefits of lightweight boards that can be easily cut and shaped.



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SIG

SIG Design & Technology

Specifying Hard Metals: Choosing the Right Product for the Project

This seminar equips the specifier with better knowledge of hard metal roofing and cladding systems. It explains and provides guidance on the following topics.
- Hard metal roof construction methods
- The range of hard metal options available and the benefits of zinc, copper and stainless steel
- Hard metal specification and defining the client’s brief
- The role that the manufacturer or distributor can fulfil from the point of specification to installation and guarantee
- How to factor out common problems through best practice



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Simpson

Simpson Strong-Tie

Building Safer Structures

Aimed at structural engineers, designers and specifiers, this seminar reviews connector solutions for all modern methods of construction; masonry, cross laminated timber, glulam, timber frame and light gauge steel, as well as concrete anchors and resins. Featuring innovations and installation features, design methods, plus technical backup and design software. Conducted by a Simpson Strong-Tie engineer on a date to suit you.



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Simpson

Simpson Strong-Tie

Structural Connector Solutions

Aimed at structural engineers, designers and specifiers, this seminar explores our latest innovative structural connector solutions to meet the changing demands of the building industry. Featuring timber frame construction; floors, roofs and walls, plus product solutions for engineered timber to timber, and timber to masonry connections. Conducted by a Simpson Strong-Tie engineer on a date to suit you.



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Siniat

Siniat

Gypsum Sheathing

This seminar provides an overview of the applications of a range of sheathing materials and a guide to the unique potential of using gypsum sheathing boards to reduce time and materials on site. It will help you to understand the following topics:
- Understand the sustainability benefits of gypsum products
- Understand the range of available sheathing materials and the pros and cons of using these products
- Understand the applications of gypsum sheathing boards
- Understand the attributes of gypsum sheathing materials and how to design efficiently with them
- Understand the principles of framed wall construction and the installation and on-site considerations of using gypsum sheathing boards.



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Telling_Architectural

Telling Architectural

Natural Mineral Rainscreens: Design and Specification

This seminar looks at the principles of rainscreen cladding offering a general overview, examining performance and design parameters, looks at detailing and specification, discusses maintenance and finally touches on innovations, regulations and products.



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Xells

Xella UK

Fast-Track Large Format Wall Systems

Seminar provides an in-depth analysis for designers and contractors on building with fast-track large format wall systems in calcium silicate and autoclaved aerated concrete blocks and panels. Also provides information on the composition, sustainability and environmental impact of such products and includes a comparison of the fire, thermal and acoustic properties.



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