Insulation specialist Actis announces 2022 CPD programme

The free training sessions, both certified by the Construction CPD Certification Service, look at addressing the performance gap through reflective insulation and ensuring compliance within systems.

The RIBA-approved module on Addressing the Performance Gap with Reflective Insulation, which looks at the impact of thermal bridging on a building’s energy performance, will run on the fourth Thursday of every month at 1pm. The first session for 2022 is on January 27th.

It looks at why the performance gap exists, evidence of its existence through research by bodies such as BBA and Glasgow Caledonian University and the effects of external factors on the fabric efficiency of a building.

In addition to the monthly online Zoom sessions, it is available via the RIBA website to RIBA chartered architects, who, along with their non-RIBA affiliated counterparts, must complete 35 hours of CPD every year.

RIBA-approved CPDs are worth double the points of a standard CPD and are therefore much prized by members, with 76% of them choosing training which has been specifically approved by the professional body.

Proven Compliant Systems, which looks at how installers can ensure their insulation and membrane use complies with building regulations, will be hosted on the second Thursday of every other month again at 1pm, with its initial 2022 session on February 10th.

This looks not just at Part L, but also Parts B (fire safety), C (site preparation and resistance to contaminants and moisture), D (toxic substances) and E (resistance to the passage of sound).

It examines how the blanket style nature of insulation Hybris, insulating vapour control layer HControl Hybrid and insulating breather membranes Boost R Hybrid and Boost R Hybrid Roof all help minimise or eliminate thermal bridging. It also looks at how they achieve superb U-values without risk of condensation.

And it flags up tools which specifiers can use to ensure they make the correct choices to ensure compliance.

The sessions will be hosted on a rotational basis by Actis regional specification managers Amaret Chahal, Jason Docherty and Connor Monk.

The sessions are aimed at architects, contractors, building control officers and specifiers across England and Wales.  The small group nature of the online events will enable delegates to ask project specific questions after the presentation.

The CPDs are also available on a face-to-face basis to groups such as architectural practices or local building authorities or as part of a wider construction event.

Book  Addressing the Performance Gap with Reflective Insulation on any of  the fourth Thursday of every month sessions at 1pm here.

And register for Proven Compliant Systems at 1pm on the second Thursday of every other month from February onwards here.