3D Printing for Advanced Bathroom Fittings
GROHE, global supplier of complete bathroom solutions and first leading European sanitaryware brand to launch 3D-printed taps, is now able to share its expertise on the innovations behind 3D printing manufacturing and its potential to transform the bathroom design landscape, with the architect and design community via its newly RIBA-approved CPD seminar.
The ultra-thin spout of the GROHE Atrio Icon 3D makes the water flow look like a magical, optical illusion. Copyright - Bjarne Røyland (this tap is in situ at Under restaurant)
3D Printing for Advanced Bathroom Fittings dissects 3D printing technology, its place in the manufacturing sector and its ongoing growth across many industries due to its ability to create small batch custom manufacturing in a much more sustainable and accessible way. The seminar delves into GROHE’s application of the technique and how the brand has instrumented a new design freedom for interior architects and designers, providing them with the opportunity to procure customised products for bespoke client specifications in the future. The session also sheds light on the positive sustainability impact 3D printing can have on reducing CO2 emissions and saving water thanks to less wastage and more efficient use of raw materials.
“Sustainability, along with quality, design and technology, are at the core of GROHE’s brand values and are implemented across all of our processes; from carbon neutral production across all our global plants and our pledge to remove all plastic packaging by 2021, to the exploration of alternative sustainable production methods and the consequential development of its Icon 3D range”, says Raj Mistry, GROHE Marketing Director at GROHE UK, who developed the latest training seminar. Glen Wilson, Head of Projects at GROHE UK adds, “Now we have acquired first-hand experience and understanding of 3D printing, we want to share this knowledge with architect professionals to challenge the status quo around manufacturing processes and help inspire a more widespread shift in thinking when it comes to considering sustainable options. The more information architects have at their fingertips, the more they will understand the potential of this technology for bathroom specification”.
GROHE Atrio Icon 3D
Bookings for 3D Printing for Advanced Bathroom Fittings sessions are available for all design professionals to book now. All RIBA-registered architect attendees who complete the sessions will acquire one hour of continued professional development.
Bookings can be made by emailing Marketingfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Water Saving without compromising performance
As part of its mission statement ‘Shaping the future of water’, GROHE has released a RIBA-approved CPD seminar, Water Saving without compromising performance to encourage greater awareness and action from the architect community when it comes to specifying water fittings for projects. The CPD session will entitle all participants to receive 1.5 hours towards their annual requirement.
The seminar includes discussion around the severity of the global water epidemic and with London ranked as the 9th city most likely to run out of drinking water, highlights to architects and design professionals the importance of integrating water-saving solutions in new builds and structures in the UK. It also dissects the criteria for four of the key accreditation systems concerned with achieving a sustainable status, empowering architects to make more informed choices moving forward.
“We have been working with the architect community for many years and have established a strong reputation for providing water-saving solutions that are designed to meet the regulations of many global sustainability accreditations, such as BREEAM, LEED and Estidama”, says Glen Wilson, Head of Projects at GROHE UK. “As we now look to how our processes and innovations as a brand can shape the future of our environment and the precious resource of water, we feel it is more important than ever to extend our expertise and passion for water conservation to architects, capturing their minds at the very beginning of the process. We have been advising and configuring water-saving solutions for our architect customers for decades and the demand for greater understanding in this area has been growing for some time. Therefore we are delighted that this CPD programme will share insight and raise awareness on this crucial topic”.
Sessions for 2020 are now available to book in either a seminar or ‘lunch and learn’ format for all RIBA Chartered architects directly from RIBA’s CPD website, www.ribacpd.com
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