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Continuous professional development – project introduced for intelligent building design

7th October 2021
James Anstee

‘When Intelligent Technology Meets Breathtaking Design’ is the latest CPD (continuous professional development) available by Gira UK, which is part of the professional development programme from the Royal Institute of British Architects. This CPD is aimed at architects and specifiers who wish to gain greater insights in functional intelligent build solutions spanning commercial, residential, and hospitality sectors.


Learning activities include:

  • Taking beauty beyond aesthetics so that form and function are considered equally in contemporary smart buildings
  • In depth case studies which demonstrate how beautifully designed smart systems enhance comfort, convenience and environmental awareness for end users
  • How beautiful spaces can impact quality of life, so that end users are happier and healthier
  • All about KNX – what it is and what it does, including features, benefits, applications and common myths
  • Discussion of open vs closed protocols in smart home technology
  • Real life examples of intelligent technology meeting breathtaking design
  • The many benefits of specifying smart solutions with a focus on sustainability and inclusivity

Jacob Muijnck, managing director at Gira says, “We are committed to extending the possibilities of smart building technologies as the building industry moves into a new era in which future proofing and green technology are becoming increasingly important. As part of our global commitment to share our expertise and demystify the fundamentals of smart buildings, we are very proud to develop BIID-approved CPD with RIBA, so that more architects and project specifiers can utilise the latest technology with ease and confidence. As consumers and homeowners alike are keen to discover the capabilities of home automation and the ‘Internet of Things’, we stand ready to educate and inform design professionals, as the market continues to evolve.”

To explore the new RIBA and BIID-Approved CPD by Gira‚ ‘When Intelligent Technology Meets Breathtaking Design’, visit

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