The Association of Interior Specialists aims to help specifiers and clients obtain high quality interior fit-outs through its quality membership of suppliers and contractors across the supply chain, and to raise standards by promoting best practice through its publications, helpline, contractors awards, training and representation.
Association of Interior Specialists
245 Warwick Road
CPD booking contact
Mr Joe Cilia
Tel: +44 (0)7795 958 780
Approved CPD materials
The Function and Design of Fire Rated Partitions and Suspended Ceilings
This one day seminar aims to provide a greater knowledge to those involved in the specification, design, construction and installation of interior projects that include partitions and suspended ceilings on key safety topics such as the Fire Regulations and Codes, the principles of Means of Escape, fire tests and their influence on partition design, the effects of thermally induced deflections of fire resisting elements, an understanding of suspended ceilings, fire door technology, and the critical factors in fire resistant glazing.
Site Guide for Wallcoverings
This aims to help the architect or specifier to understand the different types of wallcoverings, identify surfaces and understand preparation and application methods. It will also aid their understanding of the requirement of the contractor as a member of the construction team, and thus help the architect or specifier to specify better.
Site Guide for Suspended Ceilings
This aims to help the architect or specifier understand the different types of suspended ceiling and construction requirements of a chosen suspended ceiling system, and aid their understanding of the requirements of the ceiling contractor as a member of the construction team, and thus help the architect or specifier to specify better.
Site Guide for Raised Access Flooring
This literature will provide information on:
- The structural grade of raised access flooring
- The height of the raised access floor above the subfloor
- The method of covering the raised floor surface
Site Guide For Partitioning
This provides a greater knowledge of the types of, proper use and installation of relocatable partitioning to assist the architect or specifier to specify better and prevent incorrect or unsafe application and practices.
Site Guide for Glazed Partitions
Specifiers will learn about:
- The different types of glass
- Glazing and safety requirements
- Fire regulations and acoustics performance
- The interaction with the main finishing and service trades
- Good installation practice
- Meeting performance criteria
- Health and safety aspects including CDM and site safety
Site Guide for Drylining
This aims to help understand the different types of drylinings and how they are used to subdivide internal space using lightweight internal partitions, to line ceilings and to line the internal face of external walling. It will also aid their understanding of the requirements of the drylining contractor as a member of the construction team, and thus help the architect or specifier to specify better.
Selection of Top Fixings for Suspended Ceilings
This seminar aims to help delegates:
- Understand why ceilings collapse
- Understand the selection process using ‘approach to safe anchorage’
- Understand when preliminary testing is required
- Understand the terminology used in the selection process
- Understand the importance of correct installation of the fixing
- Understand that fixings should be tested after installation using a proof test
Guide to Partitions
This seminar will provide information on:
- How partitioning is being used in a wide range of commercial, healthcare, education, retail and leisure environments
- Different types of systems, from drywall to jointed glass, bi panel monobloc, and timber variants
- Guidance on perfomance to meet current regulations, and the performance requirements of the health and education sectors
- How products are tested in laboratories
- How to specify systems using NBS clauses to ensure they perform on site
- New trends and technologies
- Case studies showing innovative solutions developed from workshop sessions
The factfile includes information sheets covering the major issues relating to interior design:
- information sheet index
- membership directory and association profile
- services helplines and useful contacts
- contractual and legal matters relevant to interiors such as regulations and standards
- health and safety matters such as policy, risk assessment, environmental management systems, equal opportunities and accident procedures
- industry standards and technical performance, building acoustics, glass and the workplace and fire safety
- interior products, glass and glazing, gypsum plasterboard, partitions
- interior services and ancillary products deals with electrical cables concealed in walls and partitions, fixings for plasterboard, anchor selection and installation
- training, training available from AIS members, the Construction Industry Training Board
- levy on the sector and grants available for training
- business management, A to Z guide to collecting debts by phone
- marketing, BS 4940 and technical literature for the construction industry. Classification of technical literature
- a vital key to product selection and specification. National Building Specification
- a tool for specifiers
A Guide to Office Acoustics
- To promote best practice in the design and installation of acoustic solutions in offices.
- It has been designed to encompass the needs of a range of audiences, from first time office occupiers to designers architects and acousticians.
A Guide to Office Acoustics
The guide promotes best practice in the design and installation of acoustic solutions in offices. It encompasses the need of a range of audiences, including first time office occupiers, clients, specialist contractors, suppliers, designers, architects, and acousticians.