Information on the key approvals and certification knowledge required for the Professional Pathway
This tutorial will take you through the survey and calculation process for curtains and blinds.
In Part 2 of Creating a Basic Floor Plan, learn how to create traditional 2D symbols like windows and doors, including recommended workflows to encourage efficiency and advanced techniques to improve presentation. Includes time stamp as a PDF.
This sessions clarifies what is expected on the Professional Pathway and at Final Assessment regarding the issuing and evaluation of tenders
In Part 1 of Creating a Basic Floor Plan, learn how to choose the correct Style for the creation of a technical floor plan and become familiar with the relevant drawing tools to create the walls of a basic floor plan. Time stamp and links to downloads included as a PDF download.
Induction session for new members on the Professional Pathway to explain the BIID requirements
An explanation of the insurance knowledge and requirements for criteria 5 of the Professional Pathway
Explanation of Professional Pathway Criteria 8
A gentle introduction to the SketchUp interface, including setting up your workspace and a tour of the most common drawing tools. Time stamp included as a PDF download.
In the concluding segment of our course, we discuss human perception and spatial design in relation to clinical environments. Whereas studies have shown that nature imagery brings an element of positive distraction to enclosed interiors, until cutting-edge research by Sky Factory, Texas Tech University, and Covenant Health, no one had explored the restorative benefits of multisensory sky images.
When photographic sky images are designed to proper scale and perspective, in addition to about 20 other design and compositional elements, the resultant multisensory images contain strong spatial cues. When such Open Sky CompositionsTM are staged within an architectural setting on the ceiling plane, they generate a vivid illusion of open space that engages spatial cognition. A similar framework can also create the illusion of open space on walls.
This cognitive design framework proposes the restorative value of perceived open space in its two essential orientations: the perceived zenith and perceived horizon line. In contrast to how we perceive these spatial reference frames outdoors, in enclosed interiors where such reference frames are often not visible, staging these multisensory cues alters our experience of interior space.
Restoring these fundamental spatial reference frames through a valid multisensory illusion reveals a range of wellness benefits normally associated with interiors applying biophilic design principles.
In Part II, we explore the hidden impact of enclosed interiors. Citing published studies, we explore the limited success building standards like BREEAM, WELL, and LEED have encountered when dealing with isolated interiors. Viable solutions to mitigate the deleterious impact of isolated interiors require a new cognitive architecture: one based on our hardwired habits of perception.
Part II delves into environmental design and the mechanics of perception. We analyze the internal algorithms that make up spatial cognition, including the relevance of environmental context in modulating visual signal intensity. We also discuss the roles played by focused and peripheral vision, including the latter’s key function in setting a subconscious emotional tone or sense of place that we intuit upon entering interiors.
In this course we explore the impact of deep plan buildings on human performance.
Studies have confirmed that interiors that isolate occupants from a meaningful visual connection to nature dampen cognitive function and wellness.
Part I, introduces how our biological experience of daylight impacts our cognitive function. We review the biology of visual processing and its circadian dimension. We analyze how tunable lighting systems that reduce the natural light of the sky to irradiance and color temperature are inevitably limited.
The environmental framework of sky must be introduced if the third essential element of natural light—its spatial nature—is to be present.
Part I also covers how the spatial context in which we perceive daylight presents an opportunity to engage the spatial maps of previously experienced environments stored by our memory. By mimicking these spatial maps, designers can make space with the proper contextual and environmental cues.
Clarification of criteria 1 of the BIID Professional Pathway
The annual Houzz & Home report is the largest survey of residential renovation, building, and decorating activity with over 229,000 respondents worldwide. The 2017 survey covers every aspect of home renovation in 2016, from interior renovations and extensions to home systems, exterior upgrades, and outdoor projects. It also touches on homeowners' planned projects for 2017. This presentation outlines key findings and insights.
This CPD module on using wood in interiors has been developed in collaboration with the Timber Trade Federation, the British Woodworking Federation and Swedish Wood, working with the British Institute of Interior Design. It covers the use of wood in interior design in all parts of a building and showcases some stunning design case studies.
In this CPD you will learn the key considerations designers should be aware of when customising a piece of furniture for a client through five case studies of one cabinet and its transformations.
How do you know you're an inclusive leader or manager? Leadership is action, not position. Over 80% of people who had worked with an inclusive leader were more motivated, productive, loyal to the organisation and more likely to go the extra mile.
This course will provide an overview of the attributes needed to be an inclusive leader, and how leaders can build a sustainable culture of inclusion.
The Construction Industry Council has adopted the six principles suggested by the Office for Disability Issues in the Built Environment Professional Education Project Report of Progress published in March 2016. This report recommends that all built environment professionals, institutions and related bodies adopt and subscribe to these essential principles for achieving an inclusive environment.
A guide for participants in adjudications conducted under Part II of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 as amended by the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 (“the Construction Act”)
In this Designer Case Study, Lori and her team will take you through the design concept stages to completion of the award winning Royal Star & Garter Homes in Surbiton, UK.
Lori will explain the client’s background, the approach to the project, the specific needs of the care home residents and the design innovations undertaken when designing a home for those with dementia.
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects.
CDM applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance.
This guide is based on sound industry practice and will particularly help small businesses and organisations deliver building and construction projects in a way that prevents injury and ill health.
There are six guides: one for each of the five duty holders under CDM and an additional one for workers.
This guide focusses on Principal Designers.
This industry guidance has been produced by members of CONIAC (Construction Industry Advisory Committee).
CITB has made every effort to ensure that the information contained within this publication is accurate. Its content should be used as guidance only and not as a replacement for current regulations, existing standards or as a substitute for legal advice and is presented without any warranty, either express or implied, as to its accuaracy. In no event will CITB be liable for any damage arising from reliance on upon its content.
This report puts forward a set of innovative ideas to design and operate zero energy buildings for 2050. The purpose of this report is to inspire and challenge the built environment industry to acknowledge the current ‘signals of change’; look forward to 2050 and build capacity for zero energy buildings.
Exploring materials commonly used to produce sanitaryware.
The annual Houzz & Home report is the largest survey of residential renovation, building, and decorating activity with over 229,000 respondents worldwide. The 2016 survey covers every aspect of home renovation in 2015, from interior renovations and extensions to home systems, exterior upgrades, and outdoor projects. It also touches on homeowners' planned projects for 2016. This presentation outlines key findings and insights.
Join Dr Gillian Menzies as she introduces the Heriot Watt University study into the service life of wood windows, demonstrating that all the timber window options considered had a longer service life than their PVC-U alternatives, You will also gain an insight into the progress of manufacturing techniques, key features of wooden windows that increase their lifespan and statistic reports that support all these statements.
In this video, Architect Andrew Waugh discusses the building material of the future; timber.
The two big issues facing our world today are climate change and population, and the solution is to build denser more compact cities with tall buildings, and those buildings need to be built from carbon storing timber.
Dr Gillian Menzies introduces a study by Heriot Watt University comparing the cradle to grave lifecycle assessment of wood windows and comparisons to PVC-U frames and their environmental impact.
This short video gives a brief overview of how to specify and install BWF-CERTIFIRE certified fire doors including fitting and preparation, closers and hinges, trim allowance and a checklist to consider when installing an engineered safety product.
Follow the story of the tree in this three part video and learn how trees are carbon stores, how using timber is good for the environment and how to build with carbon.
The contract sector, whether it be hotels, offices,schools, hospitals or care homes, is key to the UK economy,and ensuring that adequate fire prevention procedures are inplace is an essential safety requirement. Where fire safety for domestic furniture is defined by legislation, the requirements for the contract sector are, at first sight, more complex. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order requires that there are fire risk assessments in place for all buildings used for non-domestic activities. However, it is not always clear how these relate to furniture. This guide clearly shows how furniture should be considered in a risk assessment, and how this impacts on
different types of usage, together with the obligations of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and end-users.
This guide has been formulated using the independent expertise of the Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) which has been testing and advising on flammability issues with valuable contributions from the Executive of the British Furniture Confederation and the wider industry. The guide provide understanding of what needs to be done to ensure product compliance, and which tests apply to which products. In addition, there are still many products, especially imported items, which do not comply. Changes in materials usage, plus novel products, design and technologies, and a growth in imports, mean that vigilance is still required to ensure all those responsible understand their obligations.
This document has been created by CEDIA to enable Design Professionals to better understand the terminology used in the Home Technology Industry.
This is a report commissioned by the UK Green Building Council. It posits that the construction and operation of buildings has a huge impact on resource use and the natural world, and therefore 'green' building represents an opportunity to positively address environmental challenges such as climate change. It gives you an overview of the current research into the relationship between health, well-being and productivity in retail.
Much work has been carried out on establishing the links between poor housing and ill health, and increasingly on the links between sustainable, well-designed homes and better health and wellbeing in residents. However, this evidence has not yet had an impact in
This report is about beginning a concerted effort to shift the market towards a focus on the mental, social and physical health and wellbeing of the people who occupy the homes we build and retrofit.
It is aimed at all those with a role in developing, designing, delivering or managing housing, and is focused on general needs homes in the UK housing sector. We aim to gather and distil the most compelling evidence and advice about building and neighbourhood design features which can enhance the health and wellbeing of residents.
The report also explores the ‘value’ case for action. Through a combination of a literature review, dialogue with housing providers and dedicated consumer research undertaken by one of our task group members, Saint-Gobain, we demonstrate that there is a compelling business case for the industry to focus on health and wellbeing in residential property.
This presentation is an introduction to origins, use and application of decorative antiqued mirror and glass.
Supply chain transparency is of paramount importance if you are to avoid sourcing products made by exploited children and adults. But how do you know? This seminar explores the issues in the handmade rug sector and how you can ensure the rugs you source are ethically produced.
This video guides designers through the practical considerations of commission and installation of stone sculptures through an interview with British artist Paul Vanstone and advises where to find artists in this field.
Full explanation of the design of an underground wine cellar and the installation process involved, together with details of the various cellar design considerations and finish options