CPD seminars

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We organise regular CPD seminars and training updates for local agents, architects, builders and contractors. The aim of the seminars is to keep local professionals up to date with the latest techniques within the building industry as well as keeping them informed of changes to the Building Regulations as and when they occur.

Following each seminar, CPD certificates will be issued.

Our seminars are held at the Council offices, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB with registration and a buffet lunch from 12.15pm, giving delegates the opportunity to network with Guildford Building Control and other like-minded professionals.

The seminars start at 12.45pm and last around an hour. They are designed to increase understanding on a particular subject.

Seminar dates

If you would like to book a place at a seminar or be added to our mailing list providing you with information about our Building Control service including CPD seminars, please call 01483 444548 or email buildingcontrol@guildford.gov.uk.

If you represent a company who would like to present a CPD seminar please email buildingcontrol@guildford.gov.uk with the details for consideration.

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Tuesday 11 December - Kooltherm K100 range, Kingspan

This CPD focuses on the specific benefits of phenolic insulation, specifically the Kingspan Kooltherm K100 Range, which has a thermal conductivity as low as 0.018 W/m2.K - the highest performing available rigid thermoset insulation.

Tuesday 5 February - modern methods of timber frame construction, Exova BM Trada

This seminar will cover the following:

  • Why are people building timber frame?

  • Advantages and disadvantages of timber frame

  • Current timber frame market share

  • Common misconceptions of timber frame (durability, fire, sound)

  • Timber frame sole plate detailing

  • Designing for durability.



Tuesday 19 March - Parts F and L 2010, Vent-Axia

  • History of Part F
  • Air tightness in residential buildings

  • Building regulations

  • New ADF
  • New ADL
  • Part F ventilation requirements

  • Case Studies

  • Summary and Questions

The seminar will provide an overview of Parts L1A and F1A  and discuss how they work together. The seminar will also demonstrate the various ventilation solutions within the AD F 2010 document with animations showing how they work.

It explains most energy efficient solutions to complement Part L and demonstrate best practice in the design and installation of MVHR systems and the relevance of the systems to the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Tuesday 14 May - Rainwater disposal for pitched roofs, Alumasc

This seminar provides a comprehensive checklist for specifiers of rainwater systems, helping to avoid common errors and pitfalls in specification. This seminar is based on four key areas:

  • Design principles
  • Installation detail and considerations

  • Parapet wall and balcony drainage

  • Maintenance

Learning aims

  • Introduction to BS EN 12056 Pt 3 - Gravity Drainage Systems Inside Buildings: Roof Drainage, layout and calculation  

  • Sizing gutters and downpipes to BS 12056 the impact of rainfall intensity

  • Knowledge on installation details and considerations of all external factors

  • The importance of maintenance of rainwater systems for pitched roofs

Learning outcomes

  • Attendees will have a good knowledge of BS EN 12056 - the standard for sizing, layout and hydraulic performance  

  • Knowledge about system design and the factors that influence it, such as rainfall intensity and effective roof area

  • Know about specialist solutions that are available for parapet wall and balcony drainage

  • Understanding the importance of installation and regular maintenance

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