CPD events at the Surface Design Show

26 Jan 2010

Two materials-related CPD events will take place during the Surface Design Show 2010 in London, UK: Future Intelligence in Material Application, and Sustainable Concretes and Surface Innovation.

On 17 February, the former session will hear from Neven Sidor at Grimshaw Architects and Professor Mark Enright, Imperial College London. Grimshaw's award winning University College London (UCL) building houses over 350 scientists working in the biomedical arena. The design marries research areas and laboratories with a fa├žade in keeping with a grade II listed structure. The event will look at materials in healthcare, in particular surface areas, and how research will feed into the design off future healthcare buildings. Delegates will learn from the project architects the process behind their material choices and what designers and architects' might be specifying in the next 20 years and beyond.

Sustainable Concretes and Surface Innovation will be held on 18 February, with The Tarling Estate, S333 Architects and Elaine Toogood at the Concrete Centre. S333's residential scheme challenges the traditional concept of the terrace, bringing affordable, family homes into the inner city. The artitects used a dark chocolate polyester concrete to create a luxurious feel on a tight budget. This session aims to increase concrete's residential use thanks to innovation that embeds sustainable technologies, high performance ratings and striking design features. Architects who worked on project will explain their surface material selection and will discuss how concrete science is developing and pushing environmental standards.

Further information
Surface Design Show

To book email: Jessame.cronin@inst.riba.org