Archives: CPD Modules

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 Introduction  With the changes in Part L of the Building Regulations being introduced in June 2022 and the constant drive to increased building fabric standards, residential overheating issues are set to become more pressing.   Such heating challenges have come …

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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 Introduction In any home, windows play an integral part in keeping the property warm, dry and secure. When the time comes to replace a window unit, there are best practice methodologies, guidelines and …

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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 Introduction The provision of daylight has long been a part of commercial roof design. From small individual rooms to large open spaces, …

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

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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 Introduction The UK’s housing stock is among the oldest and least energy-efficient in Europe, with more than half of properties having been built before …

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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 Introduction Climate awareness is now embedded across most if not all industries, including the construction sector. New legislation aimed at cutting energy consumption and reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050 …

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