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CEDIA to host conference for architects

test 19 May 2010

CEDIA’s first-ever Designing Integrated Future Ready Homes conference will take place during next month’s Home Technology Event. Supported by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), the conference will provide training for architects and design professionals who want to find out more about residential custom installation and the benefits it can bring to their projects.


The free half-day conference at the Home Technology Event will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 16 June at the ExCeL London venue, giving architects access to a tailored education programme. CEDIA is offering two courses at the event to explain the benefits of including smart home technology in residential projects. Attendees will participate in the RIBA CPD course, ‘Designing Integrated Future Ready Homes’, followed by CEDIA’s latest RIBA-accredited, advanced CPD offering, ‘Using Technology to Manage Energy in the Home’.


While the generic ‘Designing Integrated Future Ready Homes’ CPD course outlines the benefits and processes involved in residential custom installation, as well as the advantages of using a CEDIA member, ‘Using Technology to Manage Energy in the Home’ provides an insight into how simple technological solutions can make a significant environmental difference by efficiently managing energy in the home.


Gary Lewis, CEDIA outreach chair and director of Future Systems, commented: "This is a fantastic opportunity for architects and design professionals to attend a focused event and learn about how to add value to their projects by working with a custom installer. Educating architects about the industry and what our members do is an important role for CEDIA. It allows us to raise awareness of the growing residential electronic systems industry, its technology and the potential benefits for architects and their clients."


Architects taking part in these RIBA CPD accredited training courses will earn RIBA-approved CPD points. The sessions will be followed by the opportunity to take a guided tour of the showfloor, which is itself CPD accredited, where they can meet and discuss technologies face-to-face with exhibitors.


For more information and to pre-register for a place, visit the first link below.

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