CPD Module Category: Free

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 CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES DEADLINE: 11 OCTOBER 2019 Introduction The materials and products used in cladding high-rise residential developments continue to be put under scrutiny, along with the testing regimes such products …

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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 CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES Introduction Sustainable softwood timber decking is a versatile material for designing …

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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. Introduction In construction thermal breaks prevent or reduce the flow of thermal energy between elements of a building. Structural thermal breaks help prevent thermal bridges in structurally loaded building …

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CPD 8 2019: Understanding the hidden costs of ‘cheap’ insulation

This CPD, sponsored by Kingspan Insulation, looks at different types of insulation products for masonry cavity walls, how energy efficient they are and the cost implications of choosing one product over another for projects of varying sizes CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES DEADLINE: 5 JULY 2019 Introduction Achieving value for money is a fundamental ambition for …

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CPD 7 2019: Specifying suspended ceilings for health and wellbeing

This CPD, sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, focuses on how a working environment can promote health and wellbeing through the design and specification of suspended ceiling solutions, leading to greater productivity CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES DEADLINE: 28 JUNE 2019 Introduction There is increasing awareness of how the design of buildings impacts the health and wellbeing …

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CPD 6 2019: Design considerations for potable water pipework

This CPD, sponsored by Viega, looks at the issues around ensuring that piping systems carrying drinking water meet current regulations, alongside the design, manufacture, installation and risk of contamination for pipework CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES DEADLINE: 10 MAY 2019 Introduction Ensuring that a building has a supply of water suitable for drinking and food preparation is vital. While …

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CPD 4 2019: Performance characteristics of glazing in rooflights

This CPD, sponsored by Glazing Vision, will look at the installation of non-fragile glass in rooflights, including standards, safety testing and assembly specifications, alongside how to maximise acoustic performance and reduce condensatio CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES DEADLINE: 6 MAY 2019 Introduction At face value, the role of glazed rooflights or roof windows seems straightforward. They …

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CPD 3 2019: Solid surface facade system

This CPD, sponsored by Avonite, will outline the design of solid surface facade systems, their installation and maintenance, and examine regulatory requirements CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES DEADLINE: 19 APRIL 2019 Introduction The attributes of a solid surface facade system include aesthetic appearance, ease of maintenance and colour fastness. Being compatible with virtually any insulation system, substrate and …

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CPD 2 2019: Harmonising design collaboration using BIM 360 Design

This CPD, sponsored by Autodesk, will consider how BIM 360 Design is overcoming the challenges design teams face and changing the nature of collaboration to improve working practices, while maintaining security on project CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES DEADLINE: 19 APRIL 2019 Introduction In the architecture, engineering and construction industries, it is well known that design teams …

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CPD 1 2019: Welsh slate

This CPD, sponsored by Welsh SlateTM, will look at how slate can be used in construction, how it should be installed for different purposes and the regulatory standards that need to be followed by those working with the materia CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES DEADLINE: 8 MARCH 2019 Introduction Slate has long been used as a …

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