Join Lorient live at DCE's online CPD events
We're delighted to be hosting our popular CPDs at various DCE online events throughout 2023.
DCE (Direct Contact Exhibitions) is the UK’s leading provider of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for the construction industry. The live webinars are free to join and will be presented by Sarah Lewis, Lorient's Specifications Manager.
Our webinars are structured to be technically informative, while providing practical advice about acoustic, fire & smoke containment systems.
Find the full schedule with links to book your complimentary slot; followed by more information on each CPD below.
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|Understanding the RRO||Fire Prevention + Protection||11:30AM - 22 June, 23||Here|
|Fire + Smoke Resistant Doors||Fire Prevention + Protection||11:30AM - 14 Sept, 23||Here|
|Air Transfer Grilles||Fire Prevention + Protection||11:30AM - 7 Nov, 23||Here|
|Acoustic Doorsets||London & SE Regional Event||2PM - 23 Nov, 23||Here|
UNDERSTANDING THE REGULATORY REFORM (FIRE SAFETY) ORDER 2005 & ITS IMPLICATION FOR FIRE DOORS
Following the introduction of the RRO in 2006, heavy fines can be given for fire safety breaches of the Act. Prosecutions range from large well-known companies such as New Look who were fined £536,000, to small family-run businesses. The RRO shifts the blame to the ‘responsible person’ of that building; meaning anyone can be prosecuted under the act for lack of fire safety.
The CPD Covers:
- Quick introduction to the RRO and who is responsible for a building’s fire safety
- Examples of companies who have been prosecuted under the RRO
- The danger of fire and smoke
- The importance of fire doors, including installation and maintenance
- Examples of poorly maintained and fitted fire doors with cost-effective solutions
The Role & Performance of Fire & Smoke Resisting Doors
The importance of fire and smoke resistant door assemblies is easily illustrated by the 216 deaths per year in fire tragedies in the UK alone. Apart from the human toll, property losses each year approach £1.3 billion.
The CPD covers:
- Hard facts concerning deaths, injuries and property damage caused by fire and smoke;
- Regulatory requirements for fire and smoke resisting door assemblies; The nature and behaviour of smoke;
- Effective design of door assemblies for smoke containment including the threshold gap;
- Design conflicts between fire containment, smoke containment, durability and ease of operation on the door;
- Independent accreditation.
THE DESIGN + SPECIFICATION OF AIR TRANSFER GRILLES / DAMPERS
Air movement in a building is important. Grilles are fitted into walls and some doors; and ductwork to keep fresh air circulating. But wherever air moves, fire and smoke can travel too. In a fire, intumescent air transfer grilles expand to form a solid block that stops fire spreading.
Our latest CPD explores:
- The latest test standards and building regulations;
- The major difference between intumescent air transfer grilles and dampers;
- The importance of correct specification, installation and maintenance;
- Plus it offers practical solutions to fire and smoke containment over a range of applications.
PERFORMANCE DOOR DESIGN: THE BASICS OF SOUND REDUCTION
Effective acoustic containment helps to improve the quality of the built environment, preserving privacy as well as excluding unwanted noise. Both a duty of care and regulations (including the recent revision of Approved Document E to the Building Regulations for England & Wales) mean it is essential to be informed of the relevant requirements, and the implications for door assemblies.
The CPD Covers:
- The nature of sound – examining both airborne and structural transmission of sound
- Regulatory requirements and British Standards the relate to acoustic performance
- Test procedures and interpretation of test reports
- Effective design of door assemblies for acoustic performance, including door construction and influence of sealing systems
- Design conflicts between acoustic performance, durability and ease of operation of the door
- Independent accreditation
Each seminar will award you with 1-hour’s Continual Professional Development (CPD) when attended.