Understanding Daylighting

The Xtralite CPD Programme

The design and manufacture of premium rooflights and structural glazing solutions for a building project is a specialist process and requires a thorough understanding of the science of designing with daylight and the materials and innovations that can deliver the optimal solution.

At Xtralite we are pleased to share our expertise via a range of CPD seminars, which inform delegates about rooflight science and technology and helps architects and specifiers learn how to incorporate modern daylight design techniques into their building design applications.

Currently there are three separate CPD seminars available. All can be delivered directly to your teams at a time and venue to suit you.

Rooflight Solutions

This is the first seminar in our series and covers the core arguments and benefits for good rooflight design as well as the key legislative considerations.

Following a brief introduction, the seminar is split into 4 sections:

  1. Why should we use rooflights? - the benefits designed daylight can offer
  2. Why shouldn't we use rooflights? - looks at common, and some not so common, problems with rooflights and the solutions to those problems.
  3. Impact and safety testing legislation - ACR [M] 001:2005.
  4. Building Regulations, Part L - overview of this legislation relevant to rooflights.
Overhead Glazing – the Choices to be made

This presentation gives an objective outlook on the rationale behind specifying rooflights.

Structured into six sections it takes the participant through an informative and illustrated overview of typical overhead glazing projects while balancing the advantages and disadvantages of different shapes, materials and systems.

This seminar offers a balance of practical and technical information and learning and is ideal or any architect or construction professional involved in specifying ovefrhead glazing.

Advanced Fenestration Technology

With a particular emphasis upon overhead glazing this forty-minute seminar reviews how glazing technology has changed and why it continues to evolve.

We identify the value and benefits of effective “Daylighting” in its fullest meaning, with a look at the guidelines associated with it.

We also introduce knowledge of aerogel technology and its value in building construction projects, especially its role in transforming sustainable design and construction.

To find out more about the Xtralite CPD seminar programme, or to book a place at our next event, please contact our customer service team.

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