2013-10-25

Style’s RIBA CPD Seminars Attract Growing Numbers

Rising demand for architects to create flexible space in new and refurbished buildings has led to a marked increase in the number of RIBA CPDs delivered by Style.

According to group managing director, Julian Sargent, interest in Style’s two CPD seminars has never been so high, reflecting the soaring demand for moveable partitioning walls in companies, hotels, schools, local authorities, hospitals, conferencing centres, churches and anywhere else where multifunctional space can enhance a building’s design and use.

“We offer two RIBA CPD seminars,” said Julian. “These are on the topics of multi-functional space, and fully automated vertically rising acoustic partition systems.
“Multi functional space focuses on the extensive range of options architects have to sub-divide space and create flexibility within buildings. It covers all aspects of space division including design, structure, acoustic performance, finishes, health & safety and maintenance.
“The CPD on fully automated vertically rising acoustic partition systems is focused on Skyfold, the only fully automatic, vertically rising acoustic moveable wall in the UK market, housed in the ceiling cavity.”

Feedback from architects who attend the CPDs is always very strong. Julian puts this down to Style’s extensive expertise and product knowledge as exclusive UK agents of DORMA moveable walls, SWG and Skyfold, which offer some of the most innovative, flexible and stylish solutions in the market.

“The moveable walls sector is moving quickly in terms of the demand for new and more innovative solutions, and expectations are also rising in terms of the variety of finishes and acoustic standards demanded by architects and their clients,” he said.

“Our CPD seminars are delivered at the offices of architects, and in most instances we make the presentation over a buffet lunch. We’re always happy to spend as much time as is needed to take questions, and respond to any particular challenges or opportunities that architects are working on that currently require the creation of flexible space.”

Style is five times winners of the prestigious AIS Contractors Gold award, and IMS accredited to a UKAS standard for ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System.

For more information, or to book a RIBA Approved CPD seminar from Style, please complete the form in the Specifiers section of the web site or contact your nearest regional Style office.