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CPD 15 2021: Residential overheat solutions

This Radiana sponsored CPD will look at how radiant cooling works and why it can be an efficient method for reducing overheat in a development without adding pressure to the climate. Deadline: 14th January 2022

CPD 14 2021: Bridging the performance gap

This Kingspan Insulation sponsored CPD looks at the need to reduce heat loss through thermal bridges in the light of coming changes in statutory energy performance requirements. Deadline: 7 January 2022

CPD 13 2021: Fire-resistant expansion movement joints

This CPD, sponsored by NCC (Movement Joint Systems), looks at the key criteria and considerations for selecting, specifying and installing fire-resistant expansion movement joints and compares the options. Deadline 7th January 2022

CPD 12 2021: Window refurbishment in social housing

This Eurocell sponsored CPD examines the specification options for refurbishing or replacing window units in local authority owned homes or other social housing. Deadline: 24th December

CPD 11 2021: How to avoid brick stains and efflorescence

This Vandersanden sponsored CPD explains how salt, lime and gypsum efflorescence can stain brick facades and the options for prevention and correction. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 10 December 2021
Free

CPD 10: Structural Steel and the Circular Economy

This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, examines steel’s credentials on its ability to be reused, recycled and multi-cycled, its structural efficiency, and its alignment to circular economy principles
Free

CPD 09: Decarbonising Existing Homes

This Kingspan Insulation sponsored CPD explains why, to achieve the reductions needed in home energy use, new technology such as heat pumps must be accompanied by measures like insulation. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 29 October 2021
Free

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
Free

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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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