CPD Seminar Programme

29-30 September 2021 | Stadium MK, Milton Keyes

The RCI Show is committed to bringing you emerging industry trends and topics from speakers at the forefront of of their fields.
Technology specialists and industry experts will deliver a series of pre-bookable keynote conference sessions and panel debates on both days within a conference theatre on the show floor.

CPD accredited workshop seminar sessions allow you to earn CPD for free with content delivered by leading manufacturers.

Time Information
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
TBC1

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
A. Proctor

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
ACCESS ALL AREAS; Roof Access and Natural Smoke Ventilation
Maria Carthy, Specification Sales Manager (Northern), Bilco UK

This session provides exclusive information about roof access solutions, roof safety and natural smoke ventilation for flat roofs.

The presentation outlines current practice regarding the supply of smoke ventilation and roof access and discusses new design considerations and applications as a result of the latest Building Regulations, with particular reference to the areas of fire, safety and security.

It also includes best practice guidance for installation of roof hatches and natural smoke vents, such as ensuring the correct choice of ladders and demonstrating how new principles have been applied to ensure the highest standards of safety and functionality.

5 key learning points for this session:


  1. Exploring the purpose and reason for access
  2. Identifying and overcoming access challenges
  3. Designing safe access to the roof and through the floor and ensuring safe movement around the roof
  4. Considerations for Natural Smoke Ventilators and how to use them for infrequent roof access
  5. An overview of regulations and standards
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Designing to Zero Carbon: Regulations, Future Homes Standard and RIBA Climate challenge 2030
Simon Tucker, Specification Manager - North, Xtratherm

Part L regulations in England are changing. This presentation is designed to help understand the developments towards achieving Net Zero emissions in new dwellings buildings from 2025.

5 key learning points for this session:


  1. The changes needed for specifications to fit the upcoming legislation
  2. How Part L fits as just one of the developments towards achieving Net Zero emissions
  3. How to future proof specifications to avoid retrofit or rework
  4. How to avoid significant design changes to current specifications
  5. How SAP 10 has been impacted
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Roofdec

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Vivalda Group

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mates in Mind

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Effective roof inspections
Keith Roberts, Managing Director, Roberts Consulting

Many of us within the industry are called upon to inspect roofs from time to time and then produce written reports, often with varying degrees of success. There is scope for improvement. The short talk develops some of the good practice described in the current series of Technical Notes published in RCI. We explore why we inspect, how we can inspect safely, what equipment we may need, the importance of observational skills and finally the need to write up our findings.

5 key learning points for this session:
  1. Identify objectives of a roof inspection
  2. List 3 actions that can reduce the risk of a fall in carrying out a roof inspection
  3. Recognise different types roof measurement equipment
  4. Value the importance of observational skills
  5. Understand the need to produce concise written reports and issue promptly
Time Information
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
TBC1

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
LRWA

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Marley

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
The Green Infrastructure Consultancy

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Changes in Fire Regulations and how they relate to Flat Roofing
Nigel Blacklock, Technical Director, Bauder Ltd

An overview of all the references relevant to Flat Roofing in Sections B1 – B5 including review of Regulation 7 (‘The Ban’) and Regulation 2 (the interpretation) of Approved Document B - Fire Safety-2019 Edition (use in England). Examining the confusing areas of waterproofing balconies, dressing membranes and insulation up walls with reference to contributions from MHCLG, BSI and NHBC. This will be set in context of what are the requirements for Flat Roof testing for Reaction to Fire and External Fire Exposure. This will be a timely reminder of what the fire regulations have traditionally required of flat roofing and what has changed.

5 key learning points for this session:


  1. References to Flat Roofing in ADB 2019 Edition (England)
  2. Regulation 7 – The Ban
  3. Guidance on Balconies
  4. Guidance on Wall Flashings
  5. Flat Roof Fire testing
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
TBC2

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TBC3

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
TBC4