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 BIID Registered Interior Designers 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 hours total, granting designers 7 CPD hours of Structured learning.
- 8 CPD Providers throughout the day will deliver their BIID-accredited material
- 45 minute long seminars
- Attendance is free for BIID Registered Interior Designers & Associates
- Complimentary lunch and refreshments
- 7 CPD hours for attending
Confirmed speakers so far this year include:
Designing Integrated Future Ready Homes
This course is designed to help interior designers appreciate the benefits of home automation, systems integration and structured wiring to their clients. The aims of the course are: to ensure homes are connected correctly internally and externally to electronic and data services, for the foreseeable future. To provide an understanding of the basic techniques and common terminology used within Custom Installation, and also explore the opportunities in home electronic design to ensure architects, designers, specifiers and developers know who to contact when they need help in a particular area.
John Cullen Lighting
Designing with Light
This CPD will cover different light sources including LED and light efficient products. It will include latest building regulations, positioning fittings for effect, layering light for added interest and mood flexibility, circuiting, control and integration for full impact and lamps, lenses and controls
Natural Stone Projects
Report from Marmomacc - Trends and developments in stone
Marmomacc is the leading global event for the natural stone industry and represents the entire supply chain, from raw material to semi-finished and finished products, from processing machinery and technologies to applications of stone in architecture and design. Now in its 51st year, the event has over 1500 exhibitors from 55 different countries and is noted for superb presentation in true Italian style. Caroline talks through the trends at this year’s show.
Brass Manufacturing Less Ordinary
This seminar will enhance the knowledge and awareness of contemporary methods in manufacturing from brass, and will: focus on advancements in machining to produce innovative designs covering applications, advantages and disadvantages; cover the advances of manufacturing methods and specifying brass for contemporary and traditional designs Include the sustainable manufacture of brass; look into a variety of high quality finishes for design flexibility and suitability.
Health, Wellbeing and Productivity
This CPD will give participants a better understanding and insight into integrating user-centred interior design to positively impact the health, wellbeing and productivity of occupants.
The Rug Company
Making Rugs by Hand
The aims of this seminar are: To learn about the process of making a hand knotted rug; To understand the design process and possibilities of realising a custom design; To learn about sustainability and the environmental and community impact on the rug making industry in Nepal; To see how hand knotted rugs can be applied with regards to project specification, specifically concerning durability and serviceability.
2016 speakers included: Crestron, Artichoke, Roca, Eporta, Benjamin Moore UK (Shaw Paints Ltd), Lathams and Aztec Plants.
2015 speakers included: Effegibi, Adam Crease Shipping, Spiral Cellars, Roca, Amina, Savoir Beds, Junckers and AGA.