Discover DUCO's new CPD presentations

Discover DUCO's new CPD presentations
04/05/2021

In DUCO’s new Riba approved CPD presentations about acoustic ventilation and architectural sun control, Commercial Manager Laurence Ward gives you a heads up about our newest techniques and systems.

This range of CPD presentations  will explore the importance of acoustic ventilation, effective solar shading and effective ventilation. Whether it be for residential buildings, offices, schools or care institutions, DUCO offers an innovative and all inclusive solution where health is a prime concern.

Effective solar shading

The first new CPD will explore the importance of effective solar shading and the benefits it can bring to buildings and their occupants. It will first outline Le Corbusier’s philosophy on sunlight in architectural design. Then, to provide arguments for the use of solar shading within a holistic daylight and ventilation strategy, it will explore the effect of daylight on human biology, wellbeing and performance. The CPD will then study essential solar shading considerations, such as building regulations, crucial design concerns, key daylight and ventilation strategies, and important aesthetics and maintenance insights, and investigate significant case studies. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- The varying design and specification considerations associated with solar shading and ventilation

- The impact of daylight and ventilation on buildings and their occupants

- The effect of daylight on human biology, wellbeing and performance

- How we can mitigate the negative impacts of daylight in modern buildings

- How to create a healthy balance between air quality, indoor climate and visual conditions, whilst aiming to provide comfortable indoor temperatures and satisfactory daylight levels

- Why you should choose external solar shading over internal shading

- The importance of a well-thought-out combination of basic ventilation, intensive ventilation and external solar shading provide an optimum indoor environment

Acoustic ventilation

The following CPD delves into e the importance of effective acoustic ventilation solutions and the benefits they bring to buildings and their occupants. It will discuss what sound is, the impacts of noise pollution on building occupants in various sectors and how noise pollution is making us sick, the causes of poor acoustics and noise pollution in buildings, and how trickle vents and louvres work to mitigate acoustic ventilation challenges. It will also draw on several case studies. By the end of the presentation you should have a greater understanding of:

- Architectural acoustics - How acoustic ventilation works and how it can be used to reduce sound

- Why modern buildings need effective acoustic solutions

- The impact of noise on buildings and their occupants, as well as the associated building regulations

- Arguments for the use of attenuated natural ventilation as part of a holistic ventilation strategy

- The challenges of achieving adequate acoustics in modern buildings and how to provide practical solutions

- Other factors to consider when specifying louv

Effective ventilation solutions 

The last CPD presentation highlights the importance of effective ventilation solutions and the benefits they bring to buildings and their occupants. It will question what natural ventilation is and why we should use it whilst covering other topics including the function of ventilation systems and how they help air through a building, overcoming ventilation challenges, issues of letting fresh air into buildings and how to keep the elements out, and ensuring louvres deliver effective ventilation. By the end of the CPD you should have a greater understanding of:

- Why you should use natural ventilation within a holistic strategy

- The impact of ventilation on buildings and their occupants, as well as the associated building regulations

- How to allow air flow freely while protecting against the elements

- How to balance both energy efficiency and health

- Other factors to consider when specifying louvres