Facilities Management 2017 achieves CPD accreditation 

Western Business Exhibitions has announced its Facilities Management 2017 seminar programme has been CPD-certified. For the first time, all those who attend Facilities Management seminar sessions will earn Continuing Professional Development points.

Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC between the 21 to 23 March, Facilities Management 2017 visitors will now earn CPD points by attending any of the 18 seminars over the three days due to the show’s new organisers focusing on delivering a quality content programme.

CPD is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities through different ways of learning such as training workshops, conferences and events. The British Institute of Facilities Management encourages all members to undertake CPD to help with identify and achieving development goals.

In addition to the daily dedicated FM programme, Facilities Management 2017 visitors will receive access to the Health & Safety Event and Maintec, offering an additional 35 hours of CPD-certified content.

Speakers across the shows include NHS Grampian, OCS, IOSH, British Safety Council, Talent FM, KBR, Cranfield University, Herman Miller, University of Sunderland and Vodafone.

To register to attend, or if you are interested in exhibiting at Facilities Management 2017 visit: www.fm-birmingham.com


Portakabin Hire Launches New CPD Programme To Guide Specifiers And Facilities Managers

Portakabin Hire, the UK’s leading interim modular building specialist, has launched a new CPD programme ‘Decanting without Compromise’, to help architects, contractors, facilities managers, and other construction professionals procure and specify accommodation for short-term use.

The free, one hour-long interactive seminar can be organised at a time and venue to suit attendees and a certificate of attendance will be provided, helping to maintain professional accreditations.

The RIBA-accredited workshop looks at some of the perceptions of interim modular buildings and how the approach has evolved to compete with site-based construction in the quality of the finished accommodation and the diversity of applications.

Interim modular buildings from Portakabin can accommodate up to 1,000 people in schemes up to three storeys high and with no internal columns for maximum flexibility in space planning. And, as the case studies covered in the workshop demonstrate, there is no compromise on appearance or the internal environment. High levels of natural light can be achieved, for example, which is important for the wellbeing of occupiers and employee productivity.

Other topics in the seminar include:

  • The advantages of interim accommodation
  • The manufacturing process and quality controls that should be in place
  • The latest innovations in modular construction
  • Health and safety considerations
  • How to minimise impact on the environment
  • Sector-specific case studies, including decant and surge wards, interim offices and emergency school buildings
  • What to look for when sourcing a modular building supplier.

Commenting on the new seminar, Robert Snook, Director and General Manager of Portakabin Hire, said, “Interim modular buildings can provide vital accommodation for emergency situations and deliver continuity of services while a new scheme is under construction. However, just because a building is for short-term use, doesn’t mean there has to be any compromise whatsoever on the quality of the accommodation.”

“Our latest CPD presentation is designed to share the wealth of our hire team’s experience and to illustrate just what is now possible even if a building is for short-term use. No site is too difficult – we can even install buildings on roof tops and interim accommodation can be integrated into existing structures. These are energy-efficient and permanent-standard solutions and with the additional advantages of no capital outlay, flexible hire periods and inclusive of maintenance.”

Portakabin Hire manufactures a wide range of buildings for interim applications and has the widest Hire and Visitor Centre network in the UK. It can deliver both specially-designed projects and standardised accommodation solutions in the most challenging timescales, on difficult sites with no access, with less disruption and less impact on the environment.

For further information about modular buildings for short-term use and the new CPD programme, visit www.portakabin.co.uk/cpd, email information@portakabin.co.uk or call 0845 401 0010.


HOPPE joins CPD training

Leading hardware manufacturer HOPPE UK now offers architects and other specifiers a RIBA-approved Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training on Lever Handles and Liability. The training, which can be carried out as a seminar at any location, covers the importance of specifying the correct lever handles to comply with legislation, regulatory guidelines, building regs and fire regulations. It also advises specifiers of door hardware how best to limit their liability.

The training can be carried out in seminar format by HOPPE’s team of specialist architectural ironmongery representatives on the architectural practice’s own premises. It has been assessed by RIBA as meeting the high quality standards required to conform to strict CPD guidelines and can be counted by architects, architectural ironmongers and other specifiers towards their annual CPD requirements.

The presentation covers some of the things that can go wrong with lever handles – unsuitable for access, incorrect performance grade, inappropriate standard for fire doors, amongst others – and the myriad the legislation covering handles. And, crucially, it focuses on what specifiers can do to ensure they specify the right handle every time and reduce their exposure to liability if a problem occurs.

HOPPE is well known in the construction industry for its wide range of the highest quality hardware for a wide variety of applications. This is backed up by a full technical service that gives specifiers access to the latest information and testing as well as specific advice on any technical aspects of a project’s hardware requirements.

Founded in 1988 HOPPE (UK) Ltd is a market leader in the field of door and window hardware. Based in Wolverhampton, where it operates from a purpose built state-of-the-art distribution centre, HOPPE UK is committed to serving customers with pride. HOPPE’s products have been tested to meet the latest European and British standards, offering quality and innovation to all sectors of the market. The company is part of the family-owned HOPPE group with manufacturing plants across Europe and North America and more than 3000 employees.  www.hoppe.co.uk