Archives: CPD Modules

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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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 Introduction The threat of climate change is exacerbating a shortage of freshwater across the globe. A total of 97% of the world’s water is seawater – salty – and consequently undrinkable. Glaciers …

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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 Introduction The environment of any building can have a significant and lasting impact on its occupants, not least in the realm …

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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 Introduction As our towns and cities become more densely populated, there is an increasing call for either the building of new medium and high-rise buildings or the renovation of …

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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 Introduction Cost-effective corrosion protection of structural steelwork should present little difficulty for common applications and environments if the factors that affect …

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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. CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES DEADLINE: 8 NOVEMBER 2019 Introduction Slate. A material familiar to many, …

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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 CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES Introduction Glass is a versatile material, enabling views from within a building to the outside world and offering protection …

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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 CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES DEADLINE: 25 OCTOBER 2019 Introduction The global construction industry has been forced to confront the issue of fire testing cladding as reports of fires in building cladding have …

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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 CPD CREDITS: 60 MINUTES Introduction There’s a misconception that when discussing fenestration on building projects that it simply refers to windows and doors. In fact it covers all glazed areas including windows, doors, wall panels, curtain walling, skylights, vents …

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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 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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