Virtual CPD's

Here are the CPD's that are available to book as a virtual presentation.

These presentations will be delivered via an online platform enabling you and your team to continue your personnel development from home or the office.

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Sapphire Balconies

Balcony Fires: Learn from the past, an approach to the future

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.

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Sapphire Balconies

Coach

 

More than 25 years’ experience of working with architects and builders has given us deep insight into what the market wants – and what helps specifiers get the results they are looking for. Our unique online tool, COACH, was born out of a desire to make compliant balcony design as simple as possible across the world.

COACH is the latest enhancement to CABS our Computer Aided Balcony Specifier, and the complete new suite was launched in December 2020. 

COACH in the future will enable auto pricing for balcony project, BIM outputs, streamline the design process including structural calculations and outputting designs for manufacturing machine processes. This vision for COACH also includes quality control processes throughout the platform, ensuring accurate balcony design and manufacture.

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SIDERISE

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.

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Sertus

No Fire Without Smoke CPD

Highlights include the importance of smoke ventilation for buildings and occupants, as well as the regulations that govern compliance around the topic.

 

It advises on the design considerations involved and options available when selecting smoke control systems.

The CPD is comprised of six sections, broken down as follows:

Introduction to Smoke Control

Why we need smoke control in the built environment

Types of System

Different types of smoke control systems

Building Requirements

An overview of requirements in different buildings

Legal Requirements

Smoke control regulations, certification and guidance

Smoke Ventilation Products

Smoke ventilation products, their uses and performance

Sertus Case Studies

A few examples of how the theory fits into real buildings

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Sapphire Balconies

Balconies: From Fires, To ‘The Ban’ & Beyond

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

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Sapphire Balconies

Construction’s Carbon Dilemma

This Carbon CPD breaks down the types of carbon and current reduction approaches. We bring our extensive research to provide you with solutions for the future, methods available and how different balcony materials perform. We also reflect on regional differences.
Toward the end of the presentation, we provide practical steps for ethical carbon reduction, identify themes to look for and show how to spot best practice based on evidence.

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SIDERISE

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.

Learning objectives

  • Masonry façades

  • The regulatory requirements

  • Design of cavity barriers

  • Routes to compliance

  • Product selection

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Quelfire

Effective Passive Fire Protection for Gaps and Penetrations in Buildings

As part of our mission to educate the construction industry about the importance of passive fire protection, we offer a CPD training titled “Effective Passive Fire Protection for Gaps and Penetrations in Buildings”.

The training is primarily aimed at specifiers but is highly beneficial for anyone involved in the design or management of the installation of passive fire protection solutions; architects, designers, contractors, project managers, consultants and surveyors.

The CPD certified training raises awareness of the importance of early engagement thus ensuring compliant installations and enables effective design and specification of complete passive fire protection systems. The training also provides an overview of solutions available and what to look for to ensure suitability and compliance.

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Sapphire Balconies

Balconies Made Rigid, Ready & Right

 

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.

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Sapphire Balconies

Effective Water Management of Balconies

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.

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Rapid Ramp

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

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