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CPD Seminars

CPD (Continued Professional Development)

Our CPD seminars are designed to help you improve or maintain your industry knowledge and skills. 

There are a wide range of topics available, delivered by our relevant experts across the business. We are more than happy to deliver CPD seminars at your office locations within working or lunchtime periods to suit your needs.

The seminars we currently offer are listed below and run for a duration of one hour each.

 

 

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1.

Energy efficient housing using ICF and fabric first approach

 

Exploration of the main concepts of 'integrated design' and the principles of Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF). Sustainable internal and external finishing options are considered to provide a 'total envelope' approach using project examples where possible.

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2.

Using concrete as a sustainable material in design

 

An introduction to ready-mixed and precast concrete including concrete constituets, colour, strength and ad-mixtures as well as learnings on thermal mass and insulated masonry.

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3.

SUDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems)

 

Illustrating the need for SUDS and different hard landscaped SUDS pavement options as well as considering the design and maintenance of the system. 

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4.

Natural stone from quarry to street

Taking a look at the history of natural stone and its selection process in todays landscape in terms of design, installation, standards and ethics. 

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5.

An introduction to asphalt

  

Providing an introduction to the different types of asphalt and constituents used in manufacture, this seminar looks at the different characteristics of asphalts and how to use in the right application. 

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6.

SUDS- Asphalt Sustainable Drainage Systems 

  

Reviewing the increasing concerns and problems associated with localised flooding, we look at the latest developments in source control, focusing on asphalt as the surface solution.

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7.

Sustainability in asphalt

  

Exploring the various ways that asphalts can be specified and used sustainably so that the most appropriate is chosen within the design.

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8.

Asphalt for architects

  

Offering an overview of asphalt materials and their applications including performance asphalts, sustainable options, SUDS surfacing and those selected on aesthetic properties.

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9.

Asphalt pavement design

The seminar provides an insight into the development of the structural design of asphalt pavements in the UK, covering the key elements, explaining their purpose and how they are incorporated within the process, it concludes with a worked example of a typical pavement.

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10.

Modified bitumens in pavements

 

An insight into the increasing role which modified polymer modified bitumens have within asphalt pavement solutions.

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