Customer Spotlight: Ambar Kelly joins RIBA CPD Providers Network
We recently welcomed Ambar Kelly to the RIBA CPD Providers Network. We caught up with its Director, Nick Atkinson, to find out more about the benefits of being part of the Network and providing RIBA-approved CPD has brought to the business so far.
Ambar Kelly details and manufactures RiserSafe, a solution to the risks riser shafts present when constructing multi-storey buildings. It's a steel-framed unit with a steel Durbar lid, delivered to site and cast into the structural frame, providing a complete riser steel flooring solution that works with all frame types. Having recently joined the RIBA CPD Providers Network, we caught up with its Director, Nick Atkinson, to find out more about Ambar Kelly's RIBA-approved CPD content and the benefits that joining the Network has brought to the business:
We've joined the RIBA CPD Providers Network to raise awareness of the value of detailing modular riser steel flooring and how it's fundamental to avoid risks in design. We believe the industry should be specifying a single-source flooring solution that meets or exceeds the five standards associated with riser shafts, which occur in every multi-storey building.
In our CPD material 'Riser Shafts – How To Avoid Failure', we look holistically at multi-storey building riser shafts and the lifecycle, which explains how to eliminate risk through design. We use the King's Cross underground station fire of 1987 as an example - caused by an escalator shaft fire as inappropriate materials had been used for 76 years and contributed to a historic disaster. Through this horrendous incident, people learned that a holistic approach needs to be taken regarding the products used in these environments.
When we initially submitted our CPD content to the RIBA for approval, we were surprised at the level of depth of the review, which made us consider details that we previously had not. It has made the content so much more valuable for our audience.
I would encourage any business considering joining the RIBA CPD Providers Network to do it. The assessment process will give your audience the confidence that your CPD is worth viewing. They'll know that it is credible, educational and not a sales pitch – which when you're looking to learn, let's be honest, nobody likes.
Due to the pandemic, we've carried out many webinars over the past year via Microsoft Teams and Zoom, and our presentation is also available as a video. When our content went live, we were included in RIBA CPD Showcase, which has led to a recent spike in CPD bookings. Our material has been very well received, and many of the people that attend the webinars said that they had wished they'd known about us before. Well, that's the value of these CPD seminars – you're never too old to learn!
Interested in becoming a member of the RIBA CPD Providers Network?