In Office CPD's
Here are the CPD's that are available to book as a presentation to your team at your location.
Unfortunately we are presently unable to provide this service due to social distancing, however we are able to take bookings for 2021.
Balcony Fires: Learn from the past, an approach to the future: 30min Presentation
Fire presentation that purely looks at current case studies of a few recent fires that have happened this year, explores common causes and how these can be designed out. It also gives clarity on the current fire regulations and Sapphire’s active product development. These solutions are above what is currently required but will give advice on what regulations we feel balconies will likely need to meet in the future.
You may also be interested that we have also recently published a Whitepaper: “Recommendations regarding fire safety on balconies in high rise residential blocks”.
Further information can be found here.
Balconies: From Fires, To ‘The Ban’ & Beyond: 45 Min Presentation
We have explored the balcony fires that have occurred since the Grenfell disaster and the extensive regulation and advice that has been issued. We bring our research to you in a comprehendible CPD that takes you on a journey through the numerous balcony fires that occurred in the past 3 years, the history of balconies, laminate glass and the combustible cladding ban. We then look into the future to see what action each individual can take in the industry to reduce the fire risk and improve balcony design. Further information can be found here
Balconies Made Rigid, Ready & Right: 1 Hour
With the absence of a balcony specific standard, yet a host of different organizations stipulating a range of requirements, balcony design has often been a minefield. We have extensively explored the thousands of pages of regulations, and add our findings from expansive testing to bring to you a clear understandable presentation in which we explore the requirements that need to be met as well as innovative solutions.
Our CPD presentation includes videos of real life processes, 2D and 3D technical diagrams, tables and extensive professional photos in order to allow attendees to easily digest the wealth of balcony design expertise and understand how they can be applied on their relevant projects.
We aim to explore, educate and inspire balcony design so that we can make a difference to all attendees.
Effective Water Management of Balconies: 20 Min Presentation
Our Water Management CPD explores the various regulations and requirements for managing water on your balconies. We discuss the key differences between piped, free and controlled draining along with key considerations you should be aware of when designing your balcony.
This includes new recommendations from the recently announced BS 8579: 2020 Guide to the design of balconies and terraces.
The Essentials of Class A Decking
Boost your knowledge with one of MyDek's CPDs delivered online via video conferencing.
Confused about the legislation, advice notes and current demands and issues surrounding non-combustible products on external facades?
The MyDek CPD, titled "The Essentials of Class A Decking" goes over key points that you need to know and then dives into further training regarding the specification of suitable decking systems.
By the end of the CPD you will know:
1) The key critical elements of the revised Part B legislation in relation to external facades
2) Up to date information on advice notes from the government and future intentions
3) The performance standards of powder coatings and why they matter in non-combustible decking system
4) How to effectively specify Class A decking to ensure you, your clients and the residents are safe and sound
CPD TRAINING FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
GAIN THE CONFIDENCE TO UNDERSTAND THE BUILDING REGULATIONS
The CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training offered is completely free and gives you an in-depth breakdown of the Building Regulations surrounding access to dwellings.
The session is an hour-long and delivered at a time and place that is convenient for you and your colleagues.
A complete breakdown of Documents M and K of the Building Regulations
Additional tips on best practice solutions to meet your clients' access challenge
Professional advice from our in-house experts
Cavity Barriers in Ventilated Façades
This course is ideal for contractors and manufacturers of rainscreen or cladding systems designed to allow for ventilation and drainage in the system.
This CPD looks at some of the key functions a ventilated façade must accommodate; the UK regulatory requirements for fire protection within this facade type including the latest changes regarding fire classifications. It looks at the different types of fire barriers, which ones are suitable for this specific application and what important principles they must incorporate; also the testing and certification of them and assists you to find the routes to prove compliance when installing the cavity barrier component into the façade system. It also puts forward some typical problematic areas and how to overcome them early in the design stage to avoid them surfacing down the line on site and shows the fundamentals of installing the Siderise RH & RV cavity barrier system for ventilated façades.
Functions of ventilated façades
The regulatory requirements
The design of cavity barriers for ventilated façades
Routes to compliance
Cavity Barriers in Masonry Facades
This course is ideal for contractors installing masonry façades.
This CPD looks at some of the typical build-ups of masonry façades and the UK regulatory requirements for fire protection within this facade type including the latest changes regarding fire classifications. It looks at the different types of fire barriers, which ones are suitable for this specific application and what important principles they must incorporate; also the testing and certification of them and assists you to find the routes to prove compliance when installing the firestops into the façade system. It also puts forward some typical problematic areas and how to overcome them early in the design stage to avoid them surfacing down the line on site and shows the fundamentals of installing the Siderise EW firestop system for masonry façades.
The regulatory requirements
Design of cavity barriers
Routes to compliance