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Airtight Specification in Practice, Donegal

Join us as we take to the road to bring you a nationwide series on airtightness, delivered through interactive, hands-on workshops. Hosted in multiple locations across the island of Ireland, this roadshow is tailored for construction professionals (architects, engineers, consultants, etc.) who are eager to gain practical experience with airtightness materials. Delve into a learning experience that goes beyond theory, enhancing your understanding of the essential relationship between airtightness, moisture management, and ventilation.

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  • 10:30am - Tea/Coffee
  • 10:45am - Introduction to event
  • 11:00am - Section 1: Intelligent Airtight Specification & Practical Application 
  • 12:30am - Section 2: Moisture Control at Source & Moisture Managing Material 
  • 13:00pm - Lunch  

What you will gain from attending this CPD

  • Practical experience with airtightness materials using scale models, delivered in a group setting to encourage collaboration.
  • Knowledge of moisture levels on site, the movement of moisture through various materials, and the associated consequences caused by moisture. 
  • How to choose fit-for-purpose materials; this is essential in ensuring sustainable buildings and a healthy comfortable living environment is achieved.
  • An understanding of the causes and effects of poor moisture management, and current vs. future airtightness standards.
  • Knowledge of decentralised ventilation systems, including: how the system is designed, the key components, how the system operates, and maintenance of the system.
  • The role ventilation systems play in a highly insulated, airtight home and how they complement each other.
  • A certificate of attendance will also be awarded on completion.

Points Gained

This CPD is a 2.5 hour stand-alone CPD providing 2.5 points upon completion. This can be doubled with an additional 1-2 hour related activity (see RIBA website for more details).

Sustainable architecture is a rapidly developing area and is a RIBA core curriculum topic. There is a requirement for a minimum of 2 hours to be spent on each of the core 10 topics.

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