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Commercial Interiors UK CPD

The Commercial Interiors UK CPD program offers a range of events which can be used to develop skills and knowledge when specifying contract products for commercial projects and applications. Delivered by professionals within the Commercial Interiors UK membership Commercial Interiors UK CPD material is generic, well balanced and focuses on the design context in which a product is to be used. The specifier will come away with a clear understanding of how to specify the product, how the product will help them to do a better job, how to avoid incorrect applications and how to think in a new way in the context of the product and its usage.

What is a Commercial Interiors UK CPD and what are the benefits?

Specifying Contract Furniture
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Protocol Office Ltd
Type:
Powerpoint Presentation

Our CPD will help the audience understand more about how to successfully specify contract furniture; understanding materials, following regulations, quality and how to avoid common pitfalls when putting a scheme together.

Key Learnings:

  • Contract vs Domestic furniture
  • ​Understanding materials
  • ​Types of contract furniture
  • Customising furniture
  • Upholstery – The Martindale Test, Crib 5, FIRA
  • Durability testing
  • Sustainability
  • Care and maintenance
  • ​End to end process

Further info

Duration: 1hr including Q&A 

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Jo Gibson 

Telephone: 0208 5916770

Email: sales@protocoluk.com

Is the chair you specify killing people? The effects of poor seated posture on the human body.
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Kirwin & Simpson
Type:
Powerpoint Presentation

This CPD discusses factors that designers and consultants need to consider when specifying seating for projects – and, no, these are not centred around aesthetics, but the affect poor seating can have on the body. On average, present-day customers are physically bigger than 100 years ago and to simply widen the design of seats is not enough. Seat comfort may be a subjective assessment, but one precursor to seat discomfort is widely agreed: slumped posture. Slumped seated posture has also now been proven to affect anatomical, physiological, and psychological functions.

This interactive presentation covers:

  • physical and ergonomic factors causing people to sit badly
  • poor posture’s negative influence on physiological well-being and emotions
  • clinical findings
  • history of improving seated posture
  • ideas to improve seat comfort and customer satisfaction

Learning outcomes:

  • Effects of poor posture on the human body
  • How to assess seat comfort
  • New ways to address poor seated posture
  • What to look for when specifying a seat

Further info

Duration: 45mins + 15mins of Q&A

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Ian Moore

Telephone: 01375379200

Email: ian.moore@kirwin-simpson.com

Panaz
Understanding Antimicrobials in Contract Fabric
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Panaz
Type:
Powerpoint Presentation

Antimicrobial technologies are quickly becoming an important factor in all sectors of interior design.

Learn about how intelligent antimicrobial protection is being embraced in contract fabrics, with this informative CPD for designers and architects, to help create spaces that are both beautiful and safe.

  • Understand the role fabrics can play in the spread of infection and how antimicrobials can prevent this
  • Learn about different types of antimicrobial fabrics
  • Understand how to utilise antimicrobial fabrics in design
  • Learn how to protect non-antimicrobial fabrics with antimicrobial cleaning solutions

Further info

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Panaz Head Office

Telephone: 01282 696969

Email: sales@panaz.co.uk 

Specifying for Bathroom Accessories
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Waterbury Bathroom Accessories
Type:
Powerpoint

The CPD discusses the factors that designers need to consider when specifiying for bathroom accessories for commercial projects - the base material, the chrome plating or finishing specification and whether the product has been designed for the purpose it will be used for. It looks into each of these factors; at non- ferrous materials, the chrome plating service conditions are more closely at Service Condition 2 which is required for bathrooms, the testing is required to check these service conditions and other design features required for products in this setting. 

Learning Outcomes:

1) An understanding of the different types of non-ferrous materials and their properties
2) An understanding of the four types of chrome plating service conditions and the testing required for these
3) An understanding of the properties of Service Condition 2 Chrome Plating required for a bathroom setting
4) An understanding of other design requirements needed for the purpose of a bathroom accessory in a commercial setting 

Further info

Cost: Free

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Alison Eglinton-Cook

Telephone: 0121 333 6062

Email: alison@waterbury.co.uk

lincrusta
Specifying & Restoring, Lincrusta wallcoverings and it derivatives on commercial and residential projects
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Lincrusta
Type:
Seminar

This seminar will look at:

  • Technical Information / Project Support both on site & off site for commercial and residential projects
  • Fire- rated material and its application 
  • Advantages and Disadvantages, maintenance and life cycle of Lincrusta Wallcoverings 

Further info

Duration: 1Hour

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Andrew Sarson

Telephone: 01524 35110

Email: andy.sarson@lincrusta.com

Larson
An insight into Framing
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Larson-Juhl
Type:
Digital Presentation

Our CPD is a digital presentation showing current interior design trends where framing has been at the core of the scheme. We will inspire our audience to explore the many ways in which framing can be incorporated in to a contemporary, industry leading, interior scheme. There will be 10-15 minutes when attendees will have the opportunity to look at framing samples and ask questions regarding specification.

Further info

Duration: 1Hour

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Matt George, Sales and Marketing Director 

Telephone: +44(0)7833 438414

Email: matt.george@larsonjuhl.co.uk 

Edge
The Future of the Workplace and the Way we Work
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Edge Design
Type:
Seminar

How will the Workplace change and how will Workplace designers accommodate the significant impact of technology in the next 5 to 10 years?

This dynamic and stimulating CPD poses fascinating questions and postulates a number of alternative scenarios. Presented by Edge Design and created through exhaustive research and analysis of the thoughts of many of the leaders in the sector.

If your Interior Architects, Workplace Designers and Interior Designers want to understand how their design parameters might change in the near future this CPD will give them a creative insight, stimulus for debate and a glimpse into the future.

Further info

Duration: 1Hour

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Stephen Russell

Telephone: 0207 253 7277

Email: srussell@pledgechairs.co.uk

Agua
Testing and Specifying Contract Upholstery Fabrics
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Agua Fabrics
Type:
Seminar

This seminar will look at:

  • Fire retardancy, Levels of and Testing Procedures
  • Water Proofing Fabrics, Benefits in Commercial Spaces
  • Fabric StrengthStain
  • Resistance, Effectiveness

Further info

Duration: 1

Hour Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Suzanne Ralton

Telephone: 020 8205 0050

Email: suzanne@aguafabrics.com

Top 10 things to bear in mind when specifying contract fabrics
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Edmund Bell and Company
Type:
Powerpoint Presentation

This presentation is ideal for anyone specifying for the contract sector. Some areas we will touch on are:

  • British and International FR Standards providing a greater knowledge and understanding
  • Technical differences between fabric types (ensuring “fit for purpose” specification)
  • The effect of using fabrics that are produced in the UK (sustainability, availability)
  • Confidence when specifying fabrics from contract specialists (third party testing)
  • Technical performance by market sector
  • Plus more!

Further info

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Stephen Dobson

Telephone: 07870191480

Email: Stephen.dobson@edmundbell.com

milliken
The WELLv2 Building Standard and how floor covering impacts health and well-being
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Milliken
Type:
Seminar

This seminar identifies key considerations for effective signage. It will help you understand the following topics:

  • Understand the significance of designing spaces with a focus on human health and well-being
  • Become familiar with the origin and Concepts of the WELLv2 Building Standard
  • By reviewing in detail the Concepts of the WELL v2 Building Standard that specifically reference flooring, learn about how particular aspects of flooring can impact health and well-being in the built environment
  • Understand how careful consideration in the specification of flooring, and in particular carpet and luxury vinyl tile, can help contribute towards achieving the WELL Building Standard certification for future projects.

Further info

Duration: 1Hour

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Morag Girdwood

Telephone: 07837 444408

Email: morag.girdwood@mocommsmarketing.com

An Introduction to the principles of wayfinding and signage
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Modulex UK
Type:
Powerpoint Presentation

Key Learnings:

  • What wayfinding is.
  • Understanding all user groups.
  • The four pillars of success.
  • Principles of sign design.

Further info

Duration: 1hr 

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Mark Lightfoot

Telephone: 0203 917 3602

Email: ml@modulex.com 

Versital
Are Solid Surfaces created Equal
This seminar is delivered by Commercial Interiors UK member Versital
Type:
Powerpoint Presentation

An overview of the different type of Solid Surface on the market.  As well as sheet solid surface, there are also other surfaces available. This training session will allow attendees to identify the different type of material, the benefits and draw backs of the materials  and identify which ones would be most suitable for a given project.

Further info

Duration: Approx. 40 mins.

Cost: Free

Regions Covered: Nationwide

Knowledge level: General Awareness

Contact: Gemma Stockberger 

Telephone: 01204 380780

Email: gemmastockberger@langnp.co.uk