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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 Introduction The provision of daylight has long been a part of commercial roof design. From small …

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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 Concrete aggregate blocks A material familiar to many and tried and trusted in building construction, concrete blocks’ popularity is evident in the new housing market in England, with …

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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 Introduction The government’s goal of reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 is going to have a significant impact on the way homes and other buildings are constructed. As legislation develops, …

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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 We all know the advantages of natural daylight, and this extends to places of work. Clearly there is a need for electricity …

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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 IntroductionThe Committee on Climate Change (CCC) assesses the UK’s progress towards hitting its emissions-based targets, such as net zero by 2050. In its latest document, published in June this year, …

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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 Introduction This CPD will explain the importance of structural glazing, examine the role of natural light in building …

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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 Introduction Enhanced acoustic requirements are commonly being stipulated in contract documents for many types of developments to help attenuate a progressively noisy external environment. Clients are therefore looking to their project teams to deliver …

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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. Introduction: Natural ventilation has the potential to offer considerable energy savings compared with mechanical systems and offers other advantages including better indoor air quality and savings on plant room space for new and retrofit situations. Given …

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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 Introduction The availability of artificial light over the last two centuries and the restructuring of our working day have freed us from the constraints of the natural diurnal cycles of light …

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