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Request A CPD (RIBA Approved)

We have two CPD's, which have been accredited by the RIBA CPD Certification Service as providing a valuable contribution to the Continuous Professional Development of architects, specifiers and all construction professionals.

1) Part 1: Reducing Thermal Bridging at the wall-floor junction.

Reducing Thermal Bridging at the wall-floor junction in a building can reduce heat loss by upto 30% and addressing this is now part of the building regulations. Although building regulations are now the main driver behind having to address this there are other reasons to stop the heat loss at this junction, namely, the environmental and financial implications. This seminar focusses on: -

Why recent changes to the building regulations have made heat loss through the wall/floor thermal bridge junction more important.

What y-values and psi-values are and how they are used in the SAP/SBEM calculation.

How to comply with the current CfSH levels 5 and 6 and meet the proposed zero carbon regulations by eliminating cold bridges.

Implications of adopting the different options for compliance: accredited construction details, enhanced details or thermal bridging blocks.

Thermal Bridge requirements in the proposed zero carbon Part L regulations for 2016 (domestic) and 2019 (non-domestic).

2) Building Boards For Damage Free Tiling

This seminar focuses on the factors that damage ceramic and natural stone tiles when fixed to modern building boards. It will look at the advantages and disadvantages of modern building boards, the creation of shower floors, the installation of foam cored building boards and how building boards can be used for heat insulation and impact sound reduction. It will help you to understand the following topics:

  • - Understand why ceramic and natural stone tiles become damaged when fixed to modern building boards
  • - Understand the advantages and disadvantages of modern building boards
  • - Understand and appreciate the differences between expanded and extruded polystyrene foam cored building boards, why movement joints are required and where they should be located
  • - Have an overview of British Standard BS5385 in relation to the fixing of ceramic and natural stone tiles to board and sheet materials, wall and floor installations
  • - Understand how shower floors can be created and appreciate the benefits of pre formed shower floors
  • - Understand how foam cored building boards can provide heat insulation and impact sound reduction
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