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** Due to significant concern about the spread of illness, we are moving all Partel CPD seminars online, offering interactive live webinars via Microsoft Teams.

Our dedicated team at Partel is passionate about innovation and sustainability and has vast expertise across all areas of engineering, architecture, and building physics. Being one of the leading companies in the green building sector we wish to encourage and educate trade professionals in low energy building as well as promoting further growth in the move towards energy-efficient smart building.

In addition to providing tailored technical advice, WUFI risk analysis and onsite inspections we have for the past 8 years provided a variety of CPD courses and seminars on the issue of green building practices.

If you are eager to upskill on the key issues, procedures, and application methods in the areas of airtightness, wind tightness, ventilation, and thermal bridging, these courses are available and open to all – designers, architects, engineers, building consultants, tradesmens, installers, and building industry professionals.

For further information please see below our CPD and seminars available.

Current Courses

Best Practice for Air and Windtight Structures

As part of our service to architects, Partel runs a dedicated RIBA CPD seminar for architects, engineers and specifiers. This RIBA Approved CPD focuses on the importance of air and wind tightness in low-energy building design. It discusses the importance of external and internal membranes, their sealing and highlights best practice on how to specify and install. It also focuses on the risks associated with airtight buildings and how best to overcome these.

Duration: 45 minutes presentation, plus a 10 minute for Q&A

By the end of the seminar you should have a greater understanding of:

  • Correct product choice for specific scenarios
  • Correct detailing and specification for optimum results
  • How to determine where an airtight layer should be
  • How to specify correct products for varying scenarios
  • Airtight principles and risks associated

Partel Business Development Managers are available for CPD bookings across the whole of the UK and Ireland. 

2021 Programme:  

The days dedicated to our RIBA on-demand CPD are Wednesday and Thursday. This online Seminar is booked and delivered individually. For registrations, bespoke presentations, or any inquiries, please fill out the form below, or contact Partel at contact@partel.com.

CPD points

This CPD has been rigorously assessed by the RIBA and is worth double CPD points to RIBA Chartered Architects. Attendees can earn up to 8 CPD points. 

Certificate of Completion

Every person that attends this CPD will receive a certificate of attendance, available upon request. 

Methods and Applications to Improve Air & Windtightness, Thermal Bridging

The cornerstone of any low energy build is making sure you get the airtightness right!

This presentation focuses on the importance of airtightness and windtightness in both new and retrofit building design. It is led by one of our Certified Passive House Designers and among other things; discusses the value behind making the right design choices to begin, choosing the correct products for the project brief as well as then crucially the correct installation and application on site.

Duration: 1 Hr duration with time for Q&A | Free to Attend 

Learning objectives:

Airtightness and its execution on site

  • Introduction to Airtightness
  • Condensation dangers and their impacts
  • Ventilation considerations
  • Intelligent moisture management
  • Material specifications for specific Airtightness applications
  • Types of Airtight barriers advantages and disadvantages

Windtightness and its execution on site

  • Introduction to Windtightness
  • Condensation dangers and their impacts
  • Material specifications for specific Windtightness applications
  • Types of Windtight barriers advantages and disadvantages

Sustainable Structural Insulation Solutions for reducing thermal bridges 

Presented by:

Hugh Whiriskey, Technical Director @ Partel. 

Dara McGowan, Technical Sales Consultant @ Partel

2021 Programme (April- June): 

April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, June 30 .

Hour: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (BST)

The dates above are valid for an open CPD with attendees joining from varied companies. If you have a number of colleagues interested to attend and a more particular approach would be preferable, we also provide a dedicated CPD webinar for your needs, which can be requested by sending an email to contact@partel.com or filling out the form below. 

Certificate of Completion

Certification: Every person that attends this Seminar offered by Partel, will receive a certificate of attendance & completion, available upon request. 

Product Sample Pack

*Each participant has the option to receive a Product Sample Pack with Partel's most popular building components discussed in this seminar. To register your interest, please visit:  Request Sample Pack.

Ventilation solutions for energy-efficient buildings

Studies have shown that many of us spend up to 90% of our time inside buildings.

In addition to this modern construction techniques are moving towards more airtight buildings to meet lower energy demands, therefore the need for great Indoor Air Quality is more important than ever. In this presentation, one of our technical managers will explain the benefits from an energy, cost and lifestyle perspective of Decentralised Ventilation. This will cover MVHR, HYBRID and Demand controlled ventilation systems suitable for residential and commercial projects.

Duration: 1 Hr duration with time for Q&A | Free to Attend 

Learning objectives:

  • Introduction to Ventilation
  • Why do we ventilate?
  • Building Regulations - NZEB Part F changes
  • Types of ventilation systems available: Natural, CMEV, MVHR
  • Types of ducting systems
  • Getting things right
  • Sound
  • Examples & case studies

Presented by: 

Hugh Whiriskey, Technical Director @ Partel 

Dara McGowan, Technical Sales Consultant @ Partel

2021 Programme (April-June):

April 14,  April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9, June 23

Hour: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (BST)

The dates above are valid for an open CPD with attendees joining from varied companies. If you have a number of colleagues interested to attend and a more particular approach would be preferable, we also provide a dedicated CPD webinar for your needs, which can be requested by sending an email to contact@partel.com or filling out the form below. 

Certificate of Completion

Certification: Every person that attends this Seminar offered by Partel, will receive a certificate of attendance & completion, available upon request.

Moisture Management Solutions - VARA Smart Airtight System

One of the main goals of a successful building design is to keep water out and provide thermal control within the interior spaces. 

When moisture infiltrates the building envelope, several undesirable conditions can occur, including mold, and structural decay. These conditions can result in high energy costs, ongoing maintenance problems, compromised indoor air quality, and failure of one or more architectural and engineering building systems. 

Understanding the principles of moisture management and selecting the smartest vapour control layers in designing high-performance buildings is fundamental for a healthy, durable, and energy-efficient building.  This will help provide protection to the assembly on long-term, avoid interstitial condensation, ensuring optimised comfort and safety.

Duration: 45 minutes presentation with time for Q&A | Free to Attend

Learning Objective:

  • What is moisture management and why is so important?
  • What is VARA Smart Technical Airtight System and how does it work?
  • Variable Technology explained
  • Interstitial condensation and how to overcome this
  • Moisture management in buildings using the smartest vapour control layers
  • Energy-Efficient Projects

Presented by:

Hugh Whiriskey, Technical Director @ Partel

Dara McGowan, Technical Sales Consultant @ Partel

2021 Programme:

The dedicated days to our Moisture Management CPD are Wednesday and Thursday. For registrations, bespoke presentations or any inquiries, please fill out the form below, or contact Partel at contact@partel.com

Product Sample Pack

Each participant has the option to receive a Product Sample Pack with Partel's most popular building components discussed in this seminar. To register your interest, please visit: Request Sample Pack.

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Partel CPD and Training Registration

To join our CPD Seminars and Trainings contact Partel on 0818 333355 or fill in the form below.