RIBA approval sees record numbers book Actis online CPD
Record numbers of people have been booking places on a CPD created by insulation specialist Actis since it became a RIBA-approved training course at the end of 2020.
The much-praised and already very popular session on Addressing the performance gap with reflective insulation looks at how to combat thermal bridging and achieve optimal energy efficiency.
figures for the free online sessions in January and February have been
at their highest level since the sessions went online when the pandemic
first hit - up around 20% on 2020 levels.
well as being available directly via Actis to building control
officers, architects, specifiers and builders, it is also promoted via RIBA's website, and the Institute's monthly newsletter.
is being offered 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.
RIBA approved CPDs must meet strict criteria, be educational,
innovative and balanced, address relevant statutory issues and have a
clear learning outcome.
are designed to provide solutions to design problems and are likely to
address sustainability issues, correct product application and
national specification manager Dan Anson-Hart said: "The two sessions
we've run since RIBA approved the module for its members have seen a
very strong take up. The module looks at why the performance gap exists,
the effects of external factors on the fabric efficiency of a building,
the impact of thermal bridging and how reflective insulation can
Register here to join the CPD on the second Thursday of every month at 1pm.
- (caption) Actis national specification manager Dan Anson-Hart says bookings for the company's CPD
on addressing the performance gap with reflective insulation have
reached record figures since it was been approved as a RIBA training