Manufacturer Spotlight: Roca offers future-facing training through RIBA CPD
When the pandemic disrupted the ways in which businesses could offer training, Roca embraced the advantages of being part of the RIBA CPD Providers Network to innovate its successful CPD programme – designed to help architects make more sustainable bathroom design decisions...
Since 1917, Roca has expertly crafted products in the bathroom space. In addition to its ceramic, brassware, furniture, showering and bathing product range, the company also offers a completely bespoke programme for design flexibility. With over 24 000 employees and 85 production plants, Roca is well positioned to provide industry-leading guidance and training to architects.
Roca’s flagship showroom, Roca London Gallery, was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Roca regularly used it to host architectural tours, exhibitions, and lectures. With Roca benefitting from RIBA’s content development advice, they created digital training that could be held in place of their popular in-person guided tour of the Roca London Gallery. Now available as a documentary film and virtual tour, the CPD material gives architects insight into the design and construction of this unparalleled space. By examining the conceptual and technical development of the project, the tour analyses the initial challenges presented by the existing building, the design concept and spatial strategies, and gives an in-depth look at the processes and materials used to achieve the iconic double curvature of the interior.
As members of the RIBA CPD Providers Network since 2013, Roca offers an excellent array of RIBA-approved training materials and practical solutions for architects throughout the UK – including the ‘Shaping the Bathroom Space of the Future’ presentation. This highlights new technologies and innovations in the bathroom environment, focusing on sustainable and versatile solutions. Ground-breaking products and new material advances for hygiene are also explored, along with recent developments in SMART technology. Finally, the presentation offers helpful advice on managing restrictions and challenges in the bathroom, while maintaining a high-quality experience.
Other specialist presentations include ‘Specifying Water Efficient Design for the Hotel Industry’, which helps architects working in the hotel sector to create more efficient and sustainable water management designs.
By embracing change and adopting new techniques, Roca continues to support the architecture sector, and has offered training to over 2000 architects to date.
Roca’s RIBA-approved CPD materials are either available for you to watch now, or to book as live seminars.