CPD Events in Lancaster Head Office

Provider: Durisol UK
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British manufactured Durisol blocks are the simple and sustainable alternative to cavity masonry, brick and block, block and block and timber-frame construction.  Durisol is the original Insulated Concrete Form (ICF). The units were introduced to the UK in 2005 having been successfully used in build projects across mainland Europe for over 70 years.

The CPD event will cover Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) in terms of:

  • History of the ICF (Insulated Concrete Form)
  • ICF principals and why not use other methods of construction
  • Applications
  • Technical detail & benefits
  • Case study information
  • Questions and answers

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: AG NovaBrik
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This CPD will focus on the NovaBrik® mortarless brick system which provides the ideal cladding solution for everything from residential housing and apartments to commercial projects and extensions. The versatility of NovaBrik® means it lends itself equally well to timber frame, steel frame, concrete panel, conventional block wall, innovative ICF systems, as well as insulated panels.

NovaBrik®’s interlocking design prevents water from penetrating the wall from the outside and the mortarless construction promotes air flow in the wall cavity, thus removing any moisture coming from the inside. The water-absorption of the high-strength concrete composition is less than 5%, ensuring exceptional resistance to freeze-thaw cycles.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: NCC-Emseal
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Designing, detailing and then installing the right kind of movement joints correctly, is vital for all types of buildings and civil engineering structures, as problems arising from joints create a hugely disproportionate amount of building repair, retrofit and refurbishment costs.

The latest CPD, sponsored by NCC-Emseal, will outline the different types of movement joints involved in building and civil engineering structures and the requirements on them, which is frequently not just to accommodate the anticipated levels of movement, but also to ensure water tightness and fire resistance, as well as many other demands according to their location and function. This CPD is intended to highlight these different requirements and the alternative methods and solutions for meeting them, especially for wider joints and joints with high movement requirements that historically have been the most difficult and expensive to accommodate.

This CPD will be of benefit for building, structures and facilities owners, their architects and design consultants, surveyors and property developers, as well as main contractors and facilities maintenance managers, because the damage and issues arising from inadequate or failing movement joints can and does affect everyone involved in all types of projects.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation
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Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation is dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of sustainable, efficient and desirable heating and ventilation products and systems throughout and around buildings.

This CPD will cover understanding of Part F of the Building Regulations and Ventilation Types 1 – 4.

Venue: The Borough

3, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Mitsubishi Electric
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Mitsubishi Electric has almost 100 years of experience in providing reliable, high quality products and support to installers, specifiers, corporate clients and general consumers all over the world.

This CPD will cover:

  • an introduction to heat pumps
  • information on the new Ultra Quiet Ecodan range
  • guidance on the recently updated SAP 10

Also joining the event are Mawson Energy who are a renewable, commercial and domestic plumbing & heating company nestled in the heart of the Cumbrian Lake District.  They specialise in gas, oil and biomass boiler installations as well as underfloor heating, heat pumps, solar and all associated plumbing and pipework.

Venue: The Borough

3, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Carpenter Oak
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The Craft & Design of Timber Framing

Carpenter Oak have created oak framed buildings for over 30 years, constructing numerous bespoke oak framed houses, conservatories and timber frame extensions.  Their expertise and portfolio offers the most comprehensive range of projects in the industry.

This CPD will cover:

  • the history of timber framing in Britain
  • our involvement in the industry over the last 30 years
  • considerations when working with green timber
  • design and detailing, and how this has evolved
  • the use of green timber in a contemporary context
  • timber engineering

Venue: The Borough

3, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: MEES – Challenges and Opportunities for the Property Profession
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Murton & Co are experts regarding energy efficiency and help their clients to achieve compliance, comfort and cost savings on commercial and domestic properties.  They are also keen to share expertise with other professionals and clients and put on events focusing on the latest developments in the property and construction industry.

This CPD will cover the Minimum Energy Efficiency Regulations:

  • Implications with lease terms, tenant request for alterations and dilapidations
  • Implications on capital and rental values
  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Solutions – which improvement measures have significant impact on the EPC rating

Venue: The Borough

3, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Internorm
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Internorm is a high performance window specialist, developing from a family business 85 years ago to the largest internationally active window brand.   From UPVC windows to the production of timber/aluminium windows and the current high-tech and high-design innovations, Internorm is setting standards Europe-wide.  They are pioneers in their field and consistently developing and innovating their ideas.

This CPD event will include a demonstration of Interform products and their new glazing technology.

Venue: The Borough

3, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: ALUMASC Roofing Systems
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Single Ply Roofing

Alumasc is the Commercial and Industrial authorised Distributor for Derbigum VAEPLAN® single ply roofing systems in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Vaeplan has built up a solid reputation as a producer of high-end VAE synthetic roofing of which the durability has proven itself in practice.

These synthetic membranes are marketed under the name VAEPLAN® and are made with the VAESTOMERE-technology.
This technology is based on a unique mix of copolymers, the acrylic polymers being chemically bonded to the vinyl structure. This molecular combination of vinyl with acrylic polymers results in a highly flexible and stable rubber copolymer.

Venue: The Borough

3, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: IKO polymeric
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ABOUT IKO polymeric

The IKO Group is a global leader in the manufacture and supply of quality roofing products including shingles, commercial roofing and asphaltic and bituminous waterproofing products. They formed the new division IKO Polymeric in 2005 specifically to develop its single ply business. IKO Polymeric is now a market leader in the UK.

CPD Overview

  •  Introduction to single ply roofing market – size, track record, types of products/systems available.
  • Single Ply’s sustainable credentials and its place in modern building design.
  • Tricky detailing such as upstands, door thresholds and avoiding pitfalls.
  • Good & Bad Practice: What to watch out for on site?
  • Key design elements in single ply roofing.

Venue: The Borough

3, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Sovereign Chemicals Limited
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ABOUT SOVEREIGN

Founded in 1965, Sovereign has long been acknowledged as the respected name in the field of chemical products for the building and construction industry. They were the first company in the damp-proofing field to gain BSI approval for its whole range of products. They offer an extensive range of both remedial and general building products as well as specifications and technical services.

Sovereign was awarded the Royal Warrant in 1987 as a result of its building chemicals being used with great success in several Royal residences.

CPD Overview

  • Application of Tanking Paints
  • The ‘Do’s and Dont’s’
  • More complex applications and scenarios

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: ATSPACE Ltd
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ATSPACE Ltd. specialise in providing a full range of support services to help plan, prepare and ensure that residential or commercial construction projects meet building control demands and achieve the required levels of certification.

They have a fully accredited professional team of energy assessors and engineers – dealing with the many differing aspects of the Building Regulations and provide UK-wide coverage.

CPD Overview
The commissioning for extractor units in dwellings etc. and how they test for compliance.

These tests are completed in compliance with Part F of the Buildings Regulations and are inclusive of all background ventilation systems and intermittent systems.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Miller Goodall Acoustics and Air Quality
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MILLER GOODALL ACOUSTICS AND AIR QUALITY

Miller Goodall provides assessment and design advice related to acoustics and air quality for feasibility and planning studies, construction and demolition, and final commissioning.

CPD Overview

  • Sound testing for flat conversions/rooms for residential purposes
  • HMOs and what standard details would achieve and suitably achieve requisite dB levels

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Celotex
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Celotex is one of UK’s leading manufacturers of high performance PIR insulation boards.

It provides solutions for specific applications for the building and construction industry.

CPD Overview:

  • Climate & Sustainable Architecture – why is it important to focus on sustainability and how do Celotex support this?
  • Compliance – focuses on the different approved documents and how to comply with them.
  • Designing It & Building It – what applications do we offer solutions for?
  • Designing Context – Examples of how our products have been used.
  • Where People Live – A broader look at the community and how manufacturers can support them.
  • External Management – Celotex offer many services that can be very beneficial to architects. This section will have a much closer look at them and how they can be used.

 

 

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: SFS intec
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SFS intec is part of SFS’s Construction Division and is one of the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of carbon and stainless steel fastening systems for metal and flat roofing, cladding and façade systems.

They have been manufacturing high performance door hinges in Europe since 1980, and offers one of the industry’s most advanced ranges to suit PVC-U, composite, timber and aluminium entrance doors, as well as internal doors.

CPD Overview:

Evolution & Innovation…Fixing of Warm Roofs

This presentation covers the following:

  • SFS company profile
  • Flat ‘warm’ roofs – the choice
  • Adhered systems V innovative mechanical fixed solutions
  • Wind uplift / Corrosion / Thermal Bridging
  • Site Considerations
  • Membrane innovation
  • Warranties for SPM roofs

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Pointer Fire
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Pointer Fire are part of the world renowned Pointer team, providing security and fire systems integration around the world. The Pointer Fire team specialise in fire protection systems suitable for a wide range of applications, both large and small.

This event will be run in conjunction with Hochiki (a partner of Pointer Fire)

CPD Overview:  Emergency Lighting Standards & Design Considerations

  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Duration: Approximately 1 hour
  • Who should attend: M&E Consultants & Engineers, End Users, Architects or anyone involved in the process of providing or maintaining commercial Emergency Lighting systems.

This presentation aims to give all those involved in the process of design, maintaining, providing and installing of Emergency Lighting Systems an overview of the standards and items that must be taken into consideration when dealing with Emergency Lighting Systems.

The presentation looks carefully at the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting (ICEL) regulations, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and standards, both current and forthcoming.

It will also provide a clear, pictorial overview of the positioning of Emergency Lighting luminaires, highlighting high risk areas and minimum levels of illuminance. This presentation has been updated in line with BS 5266 Part 1: 2016.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Marley Eternit
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With 100 years of roofing expertise and heritage, Marley Eternit is one of UK’s leading roof systems manufacturers. They are the only UK manufacturer offering all elements of a roofing system from clay and concrete tiles, fibre cement slates, shingles and profiled sheeting to roofing accessories and battens including the BS 5534 compliant JB Red batten.

Their innovative and market-leading products are all supported by a wide range of easily accessible technical services and expert support to meet the needs of their customers from across the construction industry.

In recognition of their customer focus, in 2016, Marley Eternit was awarded the coveted ServiceMark accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) for our commitment to deliver ‘world class customer service’.

CPD OVERVIEW

Changes to the British Standard for Slating and Tiling BS 5534

The British Standard for Slating and Tiling has been updated and makes some significant changes to roofing installation. Marley Eternit are on hand to help you and here we set out the key changes and some of the solutions we have in place to help you deal with those changes.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: ISO-Chemie
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ISO-Chemie, one of Europe’s main producers of energy efficient and sustainable sealing solutions, has been developing, producing and distributing innovative sealing solutions for a range of different markets and purposes since 40 years.
The technical requirements for energy-efficient and long-term building seals are increasing all the time.  Factors such as air-tightness, permanent movement, weather-resistance, emissions free, thermal and acoustic insulation as well as humidity and fire protection are important for building seals that comply with the various building regulations.

CPD Overview: Air-tight Construction Joint Sealing

Air tightness, insulation and weather proofing of construction joints. The emphasis will be on the joint between windows/doors and the main structure, but will show the same principles and solutions apply to all joint areas.
Vapour control in these areas and differential movement will also be covered.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Brett Martin Daylight Systems
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Brett Martin Daylight Systems is in the business of natural daylight and has built a solid reputation as the industry specialists in the provision of daylight solutions. The company is a leading manufacturer of rooflight systems and demonstrates an impressive portfolio. With more than 50 years experience, they have been involved in the daylighting of a wide range of building types from high profile stadia such as Wembley Stadium, Old Trafford and the Emirates to educational, healthcare, infrastructure and residential building types throughout the UK and Ireland.

CPD Overview:

This seminar looks at the rationale behind designing with rooflights to achieve sustainable, low carbon buildings with an objective overview on Part L of the Building Regulations (England and Wales). The seminar also covers industry guidelines and requirements to meet stringent fire classification and safety standards and concludes with guidance and practical advice on specifying rooflights using case study examples.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: YBS Insulation
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YBS Insulation are one of the leading UK manufacturers of insulation products, all specially designed for both domestic and commercial applications.

All their products are compliant with Building Control Regulations and are certified to Industry Standards. They produce one of the best performing multi-foil products in the market along with cavity closers and foil membranes.

CPD Overview:

This CPD Event will cover SuperQuilt, a flexible, easy to install, multilayer insulation offering tremendous thermal benefits. The unique composition of the product effectively deals with all forms of energy transfer.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Timberwise Specialist Property Care
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This month’s seminar will be presented by Timberwise, UK’s largest family run, Specialist Property Care Company and offers services nationwide with branches across the country.

They provide Specialist Property Care and Preservation services for both domestic and commercial properties and their services include basement waterproofing, dry rot, wet rot, damp proofing and woodworm among many more.

CPD Overview:

Timber Preservation – Dry / Wet Rot and Woodworm – Causes, effects, diagnosis and solutions. With over 4 decades experience in treating infestation and decay this CPD looks at how to recognise the problems associated with various forms of timber decay and beetle infestation in structures.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Plumis Smartscan
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Plumis’s Smartscan is the latest in the Automist range of active fire safety products that reinvent water mist technology for a residential setting. It received the highest distinction in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016, which goes to only 1.5% of all entries.

CPD Overview:

The seminar will feature Automist Smartscan, the next evolution of Automist, which complies with the performance specifications for BS 9251 domestic and residential sprinklers.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: CRL Structural Warranty Providers
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CRL is one of the most respected and competitively-priced structural defect specialists in the business. As standard, they cover developments for 10 years against latent defects in design, workmanship and material or components.

CPD Overview
Overview of new homes structural warranty.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Aldrock Chartered Surveyors & Energy Assessors
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Aldrock Surveyors is a Multi-Disciplined Practice of Chartered Building Surveyors & Energy Assessors.

The seminar will cover:
The importance of providing a SAP or SBEM calculations at the early stages when designing buildings
– Air tightness testing, when is it needed? How does it affect my SAP or SBEM?
– Energy Performance Certificates
– The provision of comparison SAP calculation for a more flexible approach to extensively glazed extension

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Tobermore World Class Paving and Walling
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Tobermore are a European Quality Award Winning Manufacturer of block paving, flags, facing brick and retaining walls.

The seminar will cover:
– Hard wearing surfaces
– Preventing efflorescence
– Stepped access to buildings and tactile products

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Roofglaze Ltd
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Roofglaze specialises in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of Flatglass Rooflights and Roof Glazing Systems.

CPD Overview
Contemporary Rooflight Solutions: A Specifier’s Guide to Flat Glass Rooflights

This seminar will outline
– Contemporary daylighting systems and the growing demand for flat glass rooflights
– The leading-edge glass solutions in today’s marketplace
– What you need to consider when specifying flat glass rooflights
– The relevant British Standards and testing procedures
– How to install and maintain these rooflights

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Plumis Automist Smartscan
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Plumis’s Smartscan is the latest in the Automist range of active fire safety products that reinvent water mist technology for a residential setting. It received the highest distinction in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016, which goes to only 1.5% of all entries.

CPD Overview

Open plan layouts with smart water-mist fire suppression solutions
The seminar will feature Automist Smartscan, the next evolution of Automist, which complies with the performance specifications for BS 9251 domestic and residential sprinklers.

 

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Vectaire (Ventilation Specialists)
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Vectaire Ltd is a market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of ventilation products and systems, with over thirty years’ experience in the air movement industry.

The seminar will cover:
Company Background
Condensation Control
Approved Document F
• Background
• Current Regulations
• Methods of Complying / Pros & Cons

Approved Document L
• Energy Efficiency Requirements
• BRE – SAP Appendix Q
• BPEC – Improving Indoor Air quality for the long term.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: GENT by Honeywell
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Gent by Honeywell is a leading manufacturer of innovative and flexible fire detection and alarm products. With its wide network of experts across the UK, Gent offers end users unmatched choice and control over their fire safety system.

CPD Overview

Standard EN54-23 Made Easy
The seminar will provide an understanding of the key drivers of this new standard and what has changed since it’s introduction. You will also see some standard examples of when Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) should be used and selecting the right devices depending on the environment

 

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Thor Helical Ltd
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Thor Helical Masonry Repair Systems

CPD Overview
The History of helical reinforcement and its use in masonry construction

This seminar will cover:
Why helical reinforcement is used in masonry structures
Crack stitching techniques
Formation of masonry beams
Pinning techniques
Driven helical fixings (Remedial wall ties)
Grout Ties

Applications:
Lintel formation
Lateral restraint
Bay window stabilization

The seminar will also provide a brief introduction to ShirePiles and Stabilizers.

A buffet lunch will be provided.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Moy Materials
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Founded in 1979, Moy Materials Ltd is now one of Ireland’s and the UK’s leading suppliers of high performance flat roof waterproofing systems for the roofing industry.

CPD Overview
Looking at flat roof applications with a step by step guide in “achieving zero leaks”

The seminar will discuss the following topics:
Correct Specifications & Detailing.
Analysis of Systems Proposed.
Build Phase Management.
Completion Phase.
Post Completion Phase O&M.

A buffet lunch will be provided.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Roofglaze CPD March 2016
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CPD Overview
Roofglaze specialises in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of Flatglass Rooflights and Roof Glazing Systems.

Contemporary Rooflight Solutions: A Specifier’s Guide to Flat Glass Rooflights.
This seminar will outline
– Contemporary daylighting systems and the growing demand for flat glass rooflights
– The leading-edge glass solutions in today’s marketplace
– What you need to consider when specifying flat glass rooflights
– The relevant British Standards and testing procedures
– How to install and maintain these rooflights

RIBA Core Curriculum:
Compliance: legal, regulatory and statutory frameworks and processes
Designing and building it: design, construction, technology and engineering
Knowledge level: General Awareness

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: COLT Group
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The General Principles of Smoke Control.

Smoke Control Systems, which include smoke ventilation and smoke containment, save lives and help protect property.

This presentation covers:

  • An overview of the history of Smoke Control
  • Legislation and the use of smoke control in the construction industry, including basic principles and guidelines for the main applications, including:
    • Single Storey Buildings
    • Shopping Centres
    • Atria
    • Fire Fighting Shafts
    • Apartment Buildings
    • Car Parks

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Spiral Cellars
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Spiral Cellars create personalised wine galleries for their discerning clientele. Everything from exquisite natural materials to the latest in cellar conditioning are pulled together in a design unique to their clients, their homes and wine collections.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Wykamol Group
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The Wykamol group is a member of the RIBA CPD Network and the NBS scheme and will be presenting the following RIBA accredited seminar.

ribaBasement Waterproofing for Habitable Use.

  • New Requirements of BS8102 2009
  • Cementitious systems
  • Cavity drain membranes
  • External membranes
  • Why systems fail
  • Radon and other gases
  • Documents & Standards
  • Case studies

This CPD seminar lasts approximately 45 minutes and covers both new build and existing basements. This seminar also covers all types of systems and the reasons why they work and fail.

A buffet lunch will be provided.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: Building Regulation Changes
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Approved Inspectors are arranging a free 4 hour certified CPD event to cover the changes to Building Regulations that come into force on 1st October 2015.

We have arranged for Kevin Blunden (Deputy Chief Executive of Chartered Association of Building Engineers) to deliver the session to explain the changes and how they will affect you.

There will also be a number of Approved Inspectors staff available during and following the event for any questions regarding the new regulations.

Refreshments will be available upon arrival and lunch provided following the event.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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Provider: JJI Joists
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JJI-Joists are the most widely specified engineered wood product in the UK and are used in residential and commercial construction as load-bearing and non-load-bearing members for floors, walls and roofs.

Venue: The Borough

3 Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancs, LA1 1PP
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