The Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA, has approved a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) online module from STYROFOAM manufacturer Dow Building Solutions
called “Specifying insulation for inverted flat roofing”.
The RIBA Online CPD offers information on extruded polystyrene products as an insulation choice for inverted flat roofs and gives key pointers to bear in mind when reviewing U-value calculations and specifying insulation material for such applications.
“Specifying insulation for inverted flat roofing” is available to view online at www.ribacpd.com/dow-building-solutions/02540/overview/
and is part of the RIBA Core Curriculum. Chartered RIBA members are obliged to undertake a minimum of 20 of their yearly 35 hours CPD from this curriculum, with two hours of CPD time in each of ten key topics.
The new Dow Building Solutions CPD sits within the “Designing and building it” section, and, because it is RIBA certified, is worth double points. The CPD takes around 30 minutes to complete and comes with voiceover and questionnaire. Certificates of completion are sent via email to delegates who successfully complete the module and questionnaire.
“A roof’s value far outweighs its cost and key decisions need to be made when it comes to design, material choices and installation,” explained Richard Powell, Roofing Manager for Dow Building Solutions.
“It’s particularly important that designers are aware of factors such as rainwater cooling and moisture absorption when making materials choices for inverted flat roofs: our new CPD offers a simple explanation of the relevance of such issues when making or assessing U-value calculations.”
The CPD also provides information about the benefits of inverted flat roofs, and offers advice on how to assess the suitability of different insulation products for such constructions. Summaries of relevant building regulations are included, as well as major issues to be aware of when specifying insulation for inverted flat roofs, such as roof falls, drainage and ponding.
Online CPD presentations are rigorously assessed before receiving the stamp of approval from RIBA, and making the CPD available online means viewers can complete it at a time and location convenient to them.
To access the CPD visit http://www.ribacpd.com/dow-building-solutions/02540/overview/