RIBA Accredited CPDs


ASSA ABLOY UK Specification are proud to be a RIBA accredited training provider who regularly hold seminars and courses on matters of vital interest to architects.

Our seminars form part of the Continuous Professional Development programme which contributes to architects wishing to keep their practises up-to-date.

 We deliver content developed by specialists in the field to help architects, specifiers and decision makers develop their knowledge in key areas of architecture and construction.

  • Our seminars are free to book and attend
  • We cater to individual or combined CPD course programmes
  • Architects earn points toward their annual target

Please fill in the form on the right, to register for our RIBA accredited CPD's

Demystifying Ironmongery


This seminar outlines fundamental principles which can then be applied to the successful specification of architectural ironmongery. The module details how to hang, close, lock, open and dress a door when specifying a project. The discussion of the seminar centres on many external stimuli such as Part M, Part B and the Equality Act.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a better understanding of the terminology and phrases used when specifying architectural ironmongery
  • Develop an understanding of how to specify architectural ironmongery
  • Obtain an insight into the standards and regulations that affect architectural ironmongery

Steel Doors: Performance & Specification:


High performance steel doors are used in a wide variety of applications due to their impact and fire resistance characteristics combined with high levels of durability and low lifecycle maintenance.

This seminar addresses the various types of steel doors, standards compliance and their applications in order to provide clear insight in to how to ensure correct specification. All aspects of door design are considered including frames, glazing systems, louvres, door controls and hardware while important design considerations are highlighted throughout.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a clear understanding of where steel doors should be utilised, the various types of door and their specific performance characteristics
  • Develop an insight in to standards compliance, quality assurance and other key application specific specification considerations
  • Understand how to correctly specify doorsets, considering a wide range of options in order to optimise acoustic performance, fire resistance, ventilation, thermal values, blast resistance, aesthetics and durability thought the lifecycle of the building

Enhancing the Efficiency of BIM Door Object Development:


The latest door scheduling software tools are designed to simplify the process of sourcing accurate BIM objects, correctly populating BIM Models and managing version control in order to save considerable time and reduce project cost.

This seminar provides a breakdown of the process of creating standard-based BIM Objects. Covering the level of product data available, adaption of pre-built BIM Objects and use of next generation software tools – this course provides essential BIM training to improve the conventional specification and scheduling process.

 Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a clear understanding of the fundamentals of BIM object design
  • Develop an insight into information requirements and data available
  • Understand how to correctly source and modify pre-validated, standards compliant BIM objects
  • Discover how working with the latest scheduling tools can create greater efficiency in the development of custom BIM objects, population of BIM models and maintaining version change consistency between door schedule revisions and the BIM Model

Opening Your Eyes to Door Controls:


This seminar explains the different Door Controls available and where they are best placed. It also considers types of products that can help to ensure compliance with required standards. The seminar also considers forthcoming changes in legislation and how these might affect specification and the effects they may have on building safety and security.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a wider understanding of the different types of door closers available
  • Understand the areas which require consideration when specifying Door Controls for a project based on requirements (fire safety, anti-vandalism, security)
  • Expand knowledge on building regulations and fire tests
  • Discover which factors can impact on door performance