CPD seminars

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We organise free regular CPD seminars and training updates for our partners and current customers - local agents, architects, builders and contractors. The aim of the seminars is to keep attendees 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.

Please note, due to current circumstances, we are no longer able to offer free CPDs to people who do not use our services. You can still book onto the CPD events for free if you are one of our partners or current customers, however unfortunately there will be a £20 charge, non-refundable and payable on booking for anyone else to cover costs.

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 8 October, Specifying glass, Pilkington

This seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Glass and Structural Glazing Systems

  • Glass for Energy Management

  • Glass for Fire Resistance

  • Self-Cleaning Glass



Tuesday 5 November, MiTek Posi-Joist

This seminar will cover the following:

  • What is a metal web joist?

  • Why are metal web joists specified?

  • What are the alternatives?

  • Span-ability

  • Sound and fire

  • Details

  • Vibration

  • Posi rafters

  • Whole life costing

  • Where to go from here

  • Any questions?

Tuesday 3 December, Using underfloor heating effectively, Omnie

This RIBA approved seminar will cover the following:

  • How do you minimise building energy consumption? The seminar introduces the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, EEPBD, which drives UK Building Regulations Part L.

  • How does underfloor heating (UFH) work? The training explains the science behind how UFH and radiators work, and how this relates to the new design principles.

  • How is underfloor heating integrated within a building?  The training goes into some detail, showing how UFH can be incorporated into any form of floor construction either in new-build or renovation, including acoustic floors (Building Regs Part E).

For more information, see the  icon Omnie Underfloor seminar leaflet. [177.25KB]

Data Protection

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