Construction CPD

Welcome to our new look CPD website. By registering once, you’ll be able to access all the Building, Building Design and Housing Today CPD modules – no need to register every time you want to take a module!

All Modules

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. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 17 July 2020

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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 DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 15 July 2020

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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. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 2 July 2020

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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 DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 25 June 2020

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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 DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 9 June 2020

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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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CPD 17 2019: Natural slate

This CPD, sponsored by Cupa Pizarras, examines the strengths of this ubiquitous material and its suitability for roofing and cladding purposes, as well as going through the steps that are needed to ensure quality is maintained from source to the end result.

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CPD 16 2019: Understanding non-fragile glass in rooflights

This CPD, sponsored by Glazing Vision, examines what constitutes fragility and non-fragility, how glass is tested for fragility, suitable locations and uses for certain types of glass, roof assembly tests and standards for application

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CPD 15 2019: Fire testing, certification and inspection for cladding fire safety

This CPD, sponsored by Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants, explains the correct tools to use passive fire protection methods to ensure fire-safe facade systems

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CPD 14 2019: Fenestration on buildings

This CPD, sponsored by Eurocell, will discuss areas that are important to consider in fenestration specification

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CPD 13 2019: Requirements for door hardware on fire doors

This CPD, sponsored by dormakaba, looks at the requirements of hardware for fire doors including handles, door closers and hinges, alongside CE markings and regulations

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CPD 12 2019: Facade design – safety, aesthetics and practicalities

This CPD, sponsored by Siderise, outlines developments in cladding used in high-rise residential tower blocks and examines the testing involved prior to installation

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CPD 11 2019: Lighting, wellbeing and productivity

This CPD, sponsored by Helvar, will look at the issues around the effectiveness of good lighting systems

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CPD 10 2019: Using timber decking to sustainably maximise space

This CPD, sponsored by Marley, will look at the benefits of using different types of decking and why timber decking is a sustainable product. It will also explore possible hazards and solutions to consider at planning stage, alongside profile choices

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CPD 9 2019: Structural thermal breaks

This CPD, sponsored by Farrat, will examine applications, options for structural thermal breaks, energy transfer and loss, materials, BRE analysis, thermal and structural performance and fire assessment

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Assemble Media Group’s CPD distance-learning programme is open to anyone seeking to develop their knowledge and skills. Each module also offers members of professional institutions an opportunity to earn between 30 and 90 minutes of credits towards their annual CPD requirement.

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