Our CPD seminars are designed to help you improve or maintain your industry knowledge and skills.
DDA Access and Mobility
The CPD will cover the access and use of buildings, “Building Regulations Part M 2004” and the NHBC recommendations. Ramps, steps and tactile paving will be reviewed in detail along with examples of good and bad product selection. The presentation will also consider how the good design of access and mobility can be incorporated sympathetically into the public realm whilst putting the end user first.
The CPD will cover manufacturing tolerances, British Standards and tests for concrete block paving, flags and kerbs. Installation and Design standards will be reviewed along with general pavement construction. The appropriate selection of pavement materials and their loading capabilities will be discussed and examples of good and bad detailing will be demonstrated. The CPD will leave the attendee with the ability to select the correct paving product for the intended application.
Using concrete as a sustainable material in design
An introduction to ready-mixed and precast concrete including concrete constituents, colour, strength and ad-mixtures as well as learnings on thermal mass and insulated masonry. Responsible sourcing of materials to BES 6001.
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.
The seminar provides an insight into the development of the structural design of asphalt pavements, 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.
We’re at the frontline of the construction and infrastructure industries, producing and supplying an array of construction materials. With over 330 sites and more than 4100 dedicated employees, we’re home to everything from aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. On top of that, we produce, import and export supply materials for cement and offer national road surfacing and contracting services.