How a Cladding or Flooring CPD can provide value for your practice
We now offer both External Timber Cladding and Flooring and Interior Cladding CPD certified seminars. Delivered by our Architectural Liaison Team (ALT) and Flooring and Interior Cladding Team, both offer crucial knowledge for the specification of cladding and decking, and flooring and interior cladding, as well as key case studies illustrating notable specifications. Read on to learn how one or both of our CPD seminars can help your practice.
Attending a CPD (Continuous Professional Development) seminar – aside from being a requirement for some practices by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) – is an assured way to stimulate your team and build knowledge in a wider range of materials. The use of timber within the architecture, construction and interior design environment grows annually as the environmental architecture movement continues, and key sustainability standards such as Passivhaus and BREEAM frequently use timber as a leading contributor. Hence, having an understanding of the specification and science of timber is invaluable to a design team.
External Timber Cladding CPD
Our External Timber Cladding CPD is a comprehensive seminar detailing the value and use of external timber cladding on architectural projects. Presented by our architectural technicians the seminar discusses timber science, natural and modified timber, modified timber applications, weathering and surface treatments, fixings and detailing. RIBA and RIAS award-winning projects are utilised to illustrate external timber cladding specification, detailing, coatings and fixings.
This CPD is ideal for those looking for knowledge in specifying timber in external applications such as cladding or decking. Also, for those with ongoing specifications, the information within the seminar can assist with substrate choice, potential coatings and fixing and detailing suggestions.
Flooring and Interior Cladding CPD
Our Flooring and Interior Cladding CPD is a seminar explaining the use of timber flooring and interior cladding in architectural and interior design projects. Presented by our Flooring and Interior Cladding Team, the seminar discusses timber science, timber flooring species, grading, surfaces finishes and laying patterns, engineered and solid flooring, floor finishing and maintenance, finishing material, preparation and fitting methods, and interior cladding. Similar to our cladding CPD, RIBA and RIAS award-winning projects are utilised to illustrate timber flooring and interior cladding specification, preparation, fitting, finishing and maintenance.
This CPD is beneficial for designers who have less experience specifying timber flooring and frequent specifiers of timber flooring alike. Further, the interior specification of timber cladding is detailed, elaborating on the biophilic and sensory benefits.
How to attend or arrange a CPD with us
Either or both of our CPD seminars can be arranged by submitting a contact form here. Our ALT and Flooring and Interior Cladding teams will be in touch to arrange a date and time that suits you.
Alternatively, for practices seeking an External Timber Cladding CPD digitally, we operate a webinar version of this on a bimonthly basis. You can stay up to date on the date and time of these through our newsletter or social media.
If you are thinking about specifying cladding, decking, flooring or interior cladding in your next project please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will be more than happy to help.