and CPD

Our Lintel specification team deliver CPD presentations which have been designed with architects and specifiers in mind, to educate and inform on steel lintels and how lintel specification can help to achieve unique shapes and affect the thermal efficiency of buildings. Our CPDs can be presented virtually or in person if social distancing can be adhered to.

Lintel CPDs Available

Lintel Innovation & Thermal Bridging

This CPD offers an introduction to innovation in steel lintels to support design including bespoke special steel lintels to achieve complex shapes and brick slip feature lintels which offer an offsite solution to intricate brick detailing. The CPD also explores thermal bridging in lintels and how lintel specification can affect SAP ratings and help meet Part L regulations.

What you can expect

  • Introduction to Steel Lintels
  • Addressing Thermal bridging in Steel Lintels
  • Offsite Steel Lintel Solutions


  • Specification Support
  • Design and Specification of Steel Lintels to Achieve Architectural Features

Addressing Thermal Bridging in Steel Lintel Specification

This CPD offers a more in depth insight into thermal bridging in lintels and Part L regulations.
It examines heat loss in buildings and areas in the fabric of the building where a thermal bridge
can occur.

What you can expect

  • An overview of heat loss in buildings
  • Difference in a Psi value and a U-value
  • What does Part L focus on?


  • SAP calculations
  • Specification of thermally efficient lintels

Meet the Team

Chris Cowley
National Specification Manager – GB

Chris has a diverse background in the construction industry which has spanned 7 years. Starting out in Finance, spending time as Procurement Manager and Technical Manager before turning his hand to Specification Management over 2 years ago. Delivering Technical Information & CPD’s has become second nature to Chris and he has had the privilege of working with numerous large architectural practices and Main Contractors to deliver projects for High-end clients across the UK & Europe. He has a keen interest in learning and is always looking to develop his skillset enabling him to deliver the best information and solutions available to his customers.

This varied knowledge of the construction industry along with achieving a Master in Business Administration in 2021 has allowed Chris to progress to National Specification Manager with Keystone Lintels, overseeing his ever-growing team in the delivery of new Innovative Solutions to their vast array of clients.

Azeem Israr
Specification Executive – GB (North)

Azeem has been with Keystone Lintels for four years and started his career as a technical engineer having completed a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) focused in Civil Engineering. Azeem has continued to develop his industry knowledge and has recently moved into a specification role providing technical project support for architects and engineers as well as delivering technical CPDs in the North of England.


Ciaran Mc Aliskey
National Specification Manager (Ireland)

Ciaran has been with the company for nearly 10 years gaining a vast array of experience and knowledge across the Keystone Group specialising in Keystone Lintels and Keylite Roof Windows. For the past 4 years Ciaran has been delivering CPDs and providing first class Specification support and Technical services to Architects and Specifiers across the island of Ireland.

Cathal McShane
National Specification Executive (Ireland)

My name is Cathal McShane, Specification Executive for the Keystone Group. I have been with the company for the past 2 years working closely with Builders Merchants, Specifiers, Schools and Universities and Customers across the island of Ireland. My role within the company is to deliver CPD’s, discuss current projects and provide specification support to a very high standard. In addition I work closely with Builders Merchants to front the Kick it With Keylite campaign across the Island of Ireland. In both these roles I get the opportunity to speak to our customers and provide any assistance they may need.

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