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CPD seminars

Free lunchtime seminars - book now!

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 and 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 email invitation list, please contact Helen Austin on 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.

Tuesday 12 December - Modern Methods of Masonry Repair, Helifix

The seminar presented by Belal Sabih from Helifix will cover common causes of masonry defects and how such structural faults can be repaired and strengthened, specifically by using innovative Helifix techniques. 

The benefits of concealed non-disruptive repair methods with regard to cost-effectiveness, aesthetic impact, project timescales and design implications will also be addressed.

Tuesday 23 January - Green roof and solar solutions, Bauder

This seminar investigates the various cost and environmental benefits of green roofs and photovoltaics (PV), and when they are best specified.

On completion you will be able to understand where each type of green roof and PV system is most suitable, the parameters and the fundamental installation and maintenance considerations.

The seminar will cover the following:

  • Introduction and overview

  • Innovations in green roofing

    • Basics of green roofs

    • Wildflower blankets

    • Maintenance issues

  • Photovoltaics

    • Basics of PV

    • Considerations when installing

    • BauderSOLAR

    • BauderBIOSOLAR

  • Design considerations

  • Ensuring installation quality

  • Guarantees and their value

Tuesday 6 March - Introduction to passive fire protection, Envirograf

This seminar will be presented by Paul Farmer and Tomasz Krolak of Envirograf. For details of the seminar content, please see the icon seminar summary. [37.95KB]

Please note that registration and light refreshments for this seminar will be from 12.15pm and the seminar will start at 12.30pm.

Tuesday 17 April - Cold, hybrid and warm roof construction, Tyvek

This seminar will cover the following:

  • Approved Document C
  • Approved Document L

  • Eliminating the performance gap

  • Unrestricted BS5534 compliance

  • Material durability

  • BBA Certification