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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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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 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 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 14 2019: Fenestration on buildings

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

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

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 11 2019: Lighting, wellbeing and productivity

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

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 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 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 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 5 2019: The benefits of value engineering

This CPD, sponsored by Eurocell, will look at the scope of VE, its application and how its utilisation can benefit a production process

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 condensation

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 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 projects

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 material

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

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

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

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.

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
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