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CPD Providers Showcase 2016

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The BIID CPD Providers Showcase is a unique opportunity for interior
design professionals to stay up-to-date and to refresh their industry
knowledge in a day of BIID-accredited CPD seminars on a vast range of
different subjects.

Following on from the success of our inaugural showcase
in March 2015, this event has become an absolute must in our annual CPD
calendar. The CPD Providers Showcase is a free,exclusive benefit of
membership for all full Members and Associates that provides not only a
day of valuable CPD, but also a chance to network, meet other designers
and discuss with BIID Industry Partners.

This free event will
take place just before the deadline for the BIID's annual CPD points
total, granting designers 12 CPD points, over half the 20 point minimum
for the year.

  • 8 CPD Providers throughout the day will deliver their BIID-accredited material
  • 45 minute long seminars
  • Attendance is free for BIID Members & Associates
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments
  • 12 CPD Points for attending

Places for this event are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Confirmed speakers this year include:


Integrating Technology into Residential Design
This talk aims to help those in the industry to enter into the world
of smart home technology within interior design. Being trained in
integrated technology will help interior designers to see for themselves
how lifestyle electronics can transform a home, the considerations that
need to be made when working with a smart home, and the latest industry
trends. The 45 minute talk has been developed to answer demand from
interior design community to incorporate technology without sacrificing
design in residential projects. The talk covers everything from the
latest home technology trends, to discussions on knowledge of
legislation that can help designers.


Designing a Fine Bespoke Kitchen
The purpose of this comprehensive CPD is to give interior designers deep
insight into all of the information needed to successfully design their
clients a truly bespoke and beautiful bespoke kitchen. The seminar
will help designers understand how to establish the parameters of the
project, how to establish the brief, and what questions they need to ask
their clients in order to extract all the information needed to deliver
excellent and well considered kitchen design. The seminar will also
explore space planning methods, appliances, materials, styles, hinging
methods and other components that Artichoke has learned in over 25 years
of designing kitchens for some of the finest homes in the UK and


Specifying Water
Efficient Design for the Hotel Industry

There are strong
environmental reasons for incorporating water efficient design into hotels, but
does it make sense from a business perspective?

This new Roca CPD looks at the issues of global water
scarcity and its impact on the hotel industry, identifying strategies and
processes required on a hotel project to achieve a holistic approach to water
management. Through best practice case studies, this CPD aims to demonstrate
practical steps designers and architects can take at the design, construction
and operational stages to reduce a hotel's strain on local water resources,
without impacting the level of guest satisfaction.  

Domus Group

Wood Masterclass: Designing & Specifying with Wood
The Wood Masterclass CPD will provide you with a deeper knowledge of
this timeless, natural material and how best to design and specify
engineered wood for your future projects. The session focuses mainly on
oak wood and key topics covered include the specifying, installation
& maintenance of wood floors, wood and the environment, current
design trends such as parquetry and also combining wood and tiles in
your projects. The CPD also looks in detail at how wood flooring is
graded, the different treatments engineered wood undergoes and what
effects they have on the material, the different finishes wood flooring
can have and the benefits of these, plus the variety of tones available
across the spectrum of cool, natural and warm.


The A-Z of Sourcing
you need to know about interior product sourcing.

Product curating is a hugely creative task, at the same time it carries an
exceptionally high burden of admin. Getting it right can make or break a
project, and yet most Interior Designers report that they can never spend as
much time as they'd like on their curations.
Learn how to source effectively and efficiently; so you have the best
products for your projects every time.
This CPD will cover:
- How to stay up to date with the latest and best products and suppliers
(that your clients can't find)
- Your roles and responsibilities; what you need to know to protect yourself
and your business
- Are you a Principal or an Agent or both? And the advantages and
disadvantages of each.
- How to effectively manage your supplier relationships and save time in the
sourcing process.
- How the latest online tools can help you

Benjamin Moore UK (Shaw Paints Ltd)

The Science of Color & Light
• Obtain an overview of the properties of color and light, in addition
to history on lighting options

• Discuss the various types of lighting available today and how light
technologies can enhance or alter colors within a space

• Understand metamerism, Color Rendering Index (CRI), Light Reflectance
Value (LRV) and how these elements impact design decisions


Acrylic Solid Surfaces
This seminar covers very briefly the manufacturing process and material's
content and then with images shows the material use in the home (kitchen
worktop, bathroom vanity top, shower cladding, wet room) or any type of
commercial building (bar tops, reception counters, display units, till
points, wall cladding, external façade etc.)

Aztec Plants

Benefits of interior plants and how to include them in your specification
This seminar will cover a sweeping introduction to the art and science
of specifying interior plants. We look at the reasons why plants are
proving more desirable for projects, including how to specify
effectively. We also explore the sustainability issues facing the
sector, and the modern solutions available for sustainability concerns.
We provide a brief introduction to a few popular plant species which
have proven their popularity through the years. Finally we look at the
planters themselves, the latest fashions and trends in the sector. You
may also be given the opportunity to see and handle a sample of a living

Previous speakers included Effegibi, Adam Crease Shipping, Spiral Cellars, Roca, Amina, Savoir Beds, Junckers and AGA.

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Following the BIID CPD Providers Showcase, we will be holding a
networking drinks event with Ochre, which is located four doors down the
street and will be the perfect venue to relax and unwind with a glass
of wine after a day of intense continuing professional development!

Click here to book your place at the Networking Drinks at Ochre.

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