Established over 140 years ago, Laidlaw has vast experience and expertise, regularly representing the industry on regulations and standards. As part of its commitment to education and training, Laidlaw offers a series of technical seminars on dedicated topics intended for architectural practices and contractors.

Each seminar lasts for approximately 1 hour and 5 CPD topics are currently available.

Introduction to Access Control
  • What is access control?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Types of systems
  • How to specify a complete system
  • Communication options
  • Locking methods
  • Common terminology
  • Health and safety considerations
Access For All
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Approved Document M and BAS 8300
  • Effective clear widths
  • Glazing
  • Ironmongery
  • Light reflectance values (LRVs)
  • Reduced-swing doorsets
  • Inclusive design concepts
  • Implications on specifiers and end users
Handrails and Balustrades: The Specifiers Guides
  • Key regulations and standards including “The Equality Act”
  • Light reflectance values (LRVs)
  • Heat abstraction data of different handrail materials
  • Material options and a video on the strength of toughened glass infills
  • Case studies on different challenges
Helping to Specify Architectural Ironmongery
  • The importance of ironmongery in buildings
  • Components for correct door function
  • Legislation and standards
  • Correct specification procedures
Specifying Integrated Doorsets
  • Building regulations
  • British and European standards
  • Fire certification and the BWF Certifire scheme
  • CE marking
  • Vision panels  and door furniture