Construction CPD

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CPD 08 2021: Passive fire protection for structural steel

This CPD, sponsored by ROCKWOOL, explains the options for fire protection on steel-framed buildings as well as the relevant product standards and building regulations. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 14 September 2021

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CPD 07 2021: PVCu windows for medium-rise buildings

This CPD, sponsored by Eurocell, assesses the use of PVCu windows on medium- to high-rise buildings and outlines design, installation, ventilation and other aspects a developer would need to consider. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 10 September 2021

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CPD 06 2021: Specifying timber to target Net Zero

This CPD sponsored by TG Escapes Eco-Buildings looks at how timber can make its mark in greening the delivery of the built environment, as construction embarks on a step change in techniques DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 27 August 2021

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CPD 05 2021: Building considerations for commercial rooflight refurbishment

This CPD sponsored by VELUX Commercial gives an overview of the rooflight refurbishment process and the opportunities it offers to enhance daylighting and ventilation – as discussed in the company’s recent white paper DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 16 August 2021

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CPD 04 2021: The future of heating – Part L 2022 options

This CPD sponsored by WMS explains the implementation of changes to Part L affecting energy usage, and the role underfloor heating can play in driving household efficiencies. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 9 August 2021

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CPD 03 2021: Identifying suitability of concrete blocks

This Lignacite sponsored CPD examines the performance of various types of concrete blocks in key areas such as fire, thermal and sound insulation, with suitable compliant constructions. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 28 May 2021

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CPD 02 2021: Ventilation requirements for roofing membranes

This CPD, sponsored by Glidevale Protect, explains how to take ventilation requirements into account when specifying roofing underlays. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 16 April 2021

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CPD 01 2021: Specifying roofs to reduce fire risk

This CPD, sponsored by ROCKWOOL, explains how to apply fire-conscious design, construction and materials specification to a building’s fifth facade – its roof. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 12 March 2021

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CPD 15 2020: Specifying HVAC Systems for Ventilation

This Daikin sponsored CPD examines how existing regulations and new technologies can address the problem of poor ventilation in both workplaces and homes

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CPD 14 2020: Environmental Product Declarations

This Kingspan sponsored CPD explains how EPDs are carried out, the advantages they offer in a digitalised industry, and how they are supporting the development of voluntary sustainable building standards such as BREEAM and LEED

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CPD 13 2020: Steel and assessing embodied carbon

This Steel for Life sponsored CPD explains the assessment methods and standards for the embodied carbon impact of buildings and how they apply to steel

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CPD 12 2020: Bespoke structural glazing solutions for commercial daylight design

This CPD, sponsored by VELUX Commercial, explains the considerations to be weighed when specifying structural glazing for commercial buildings, the opportunities it creates for designers and the benefits for employers and their staff

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CPD 11 2020: Heating and ventilation in the light of emissions targets

This CPD, sponsored by Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, explains the potential impact on heating and ventilation schemes of the Climate Change Committee’s latest report

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CPD 10 2020: Daylight design for commercial buildings using structural glazing

This CPD, sponsored by VELUX Commercial, explains how the maximising of daylight through bespoke structural glazing can improve wellbeing and productivity of a building’s occupants as well as cutting energy costs, and sets out the specification considerations

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CPD 9 2020: Understanding the Passivhaus Standard

This Kingspan sponsored CPD takes a close-up look at the requirements of Passivhaus and how offsite approaches are making it increasingly viable and cost-effective

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CPD 8 2020: Specifying acoustic architectural glazing

This TECHNAL sponsored CPD explains what designers need to consider when specifying architectural glazing packages that involve increasingly demanding acoustic requirements

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CPD 7 2020: Building Regs Parts L and F: Planned Changes

This Kingspan-sponsored CPD explains the proposed changes to Parts L and F of the Building Regulations for England and Wales, on energy performance and ventilation.

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CPD 6 2020: Building a modular future

This CPD, sponsored by Portakabin looks at the factors to consider when adopting modular construction and how architects and contractors have a major role to play in realising its full potential

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CPD 5 2020: Natural ventilation; the principles, benefits and practicalities

This CPD, sponsored by WindowMaster Control Systems, looks at the advantages of natural ventilation and technology to optimise performance.

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CPD 4 2020: Designing commercial buildings for improved health and productivity

This VELUX Commercial sponsored CPD highlights the impact of daylight on workers in commercial buildings and how this can improve health, wellbeing and productivity

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CPD 3 2020: Designing daylight solutions for commercial buildings

This CPD, sponsored by VELUX Commercial, looks at how lighting affects health and wellbeing for those working in offices, hotels, transport and industrial buildings

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CPD 2 2020: Understanding PAS 2035 and PAS 2030:2019

This CPD, sponsored by Kingspan Insulation, looks at the role of PAS 2035 and PAS 2030:2019 in the new Retrofit Standards Framework, how these have been developed, and the framework’s requirements for the construction industry

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CPD 1 2020: Ambient loop / carbon zero

This CPD, sponsored by Daikin, considers how the ambient loop heating concept can help reduce energy consumption to meet new targets on carbon emissions

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CPD 24 2019: Radiant ceiling cooling

This CPD, sponsored by Radiana, how radiant cooling works and why it can be an efficient method for reducing heat in a development without adding pressure to the climate

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CPD 23 2019: Benefits of underfloor heating

This CPD, sponsored by WMS, will look at how underfloor heating works in practice, factors that can impact the use of such heating systems, the energy cost implications and installation.

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CPD 22 2019: Saving water and energy

This CPD, sponsored by Franke Sissons, will consider how to conserve water in buildings and the ways specifiers can help to reduce water consumption

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CPD 21 2019: Guidance on thermal comfort in the learning environment

This CPD, sponsored by Kingspan Insulation, looks at the requirements of Building Bulletin BB101, how to meet Building Regulations Part L and thermal comfort recommendations in schools to help learners reach their full potential

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CPD 20 2019: Facades

This CPD, sponsored by Isover, will address a number of the issues facing developers and clients looking to find specific facade solutions to their building needs

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CPD 19 2019: Corrosion protection

This CPD, sponsored by Steel for Life, looks at how corrosion affects steel and how the lifespan of structures can be maximised by protecting them against the elements, from surface preparation through to coating and maintenance

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CPD 18 2019: Guide to daylighting and EN 17037

This CPD, sponsored by VELUX Commercial, looks at why EN 17037 was introduced, which aspects of design it can cater for and how modular rooflights can follow the standard to best effect.

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