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CPD 06 2021: Specifying timber to target Net Zero

This CPD sponsored by TG Escapes Eco-Buildings looks at how timber can make its mark in greening the delivery of the built environment, as construction embarks on a step change in techniques

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CPD 11 2021: How to avoid brick stains and efflorescence

This Vandersanden sponsored CPD explains how salt, lime and gypsum efflorescence can stain brick facades and the options for prevention and correction.

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CPD 13 2021: Fire-resistant expansion movement joints

This CPD, sponsored by NCC (Movement Joint Systems), looks at the key criteria and considerations for selecting, specifying and installing fire-resistant expansion movement joints and compares the options.

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CPD 14 2021: Bridging the performance gap

This Kingspan Insulation sponsored CPD looks at the need to reduce heat loss through thermal bridges in the light of coming changes in statutory energy performance requirements.

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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.

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CPD 01 2022: Decarbonising Structural Steelwork

This Steel for Life sponsored CPD explains the roadmap produced by the BCSA to decarbonise the UK structural steelwork sector to meet the UK net zero carbon target by 2050.

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CPD 02 2022: Sustainable Drainage Systems 

Regulations now state that sustainable drainage systems should be included in new housing schemes where feasible. This AG sponsored CPD explains how these systems work and the specification considerations.

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CPD 03 2022: Specifying Natural Slate

This CPD sponsored by Cupa Pizarras will examine the considerations in specifying natural slate for roofing and cladding.

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CPD 04 2022: Hybrid Electrical Solutions 

This Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation sponsored CPD explains how to specify hybrid electrical heating systems to achieve lower energy use and emissions for buildings.

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CPD 05 2022: Sustainable Steelwork Specification

This Steel for Life sponsored CPD introduces the first edition of a new Sustainability Specification for structural steelwork and sets out requirements and practices for achieving environmentally sustainable steelwork building construction, including maximal efficiency and minimal waste.

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CPD 06 2022: Achieving Net Zero Carbon in the Built Environment

This CPD feature, sponsored by Darren Evans, will look at the challenges facing the construction industry as it seeks to respond to the climate emergency and deliver buildings that will meet net zero criteria.

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CPD 07 2022: Part L Compliance Considerations

This Knauf Insulation sponsored CPD spells out the key elements of the new additions to the Building Regulations that are aimed at improving energy efficiency in homes, and explains which materials can help deliver the best results for an energy efficient project.

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CPD 08 2022: Streamlining Weatherproofing In Modular Construction  

This J&W sponsored CPD explains how modular buildings benefit from a different kind of weatherproofing and how to specify the appropriate materials.

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CPD 09 2022: Fire safety, digitalisation and the golden thread

Disasters such as Grenfell have cast a spotlight on fire safety in buildings, especially residential developments. As the government tightens up legislation, what role can digitalisation play in improving fire safety? This CPD, sponsored by PlanRadar, sets out the options.

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CPD 10 2022: Specifying roof cover boards 

This CPD, sponsored by Georgia-Pacific, looks at how roof cover boards are used in flat roofs, between the outer waterproofing layer and the insulation layer.

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CPD 11 2022: Rainscreen insulation and cladding retrofit

This CPD sponsored by Rockwool explains how rainscreen cladding can be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to upgrade a building, and the specification factors to consider.

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CPD 12 2022: Movement in brickwork 

This CPD sponsored by Vandersanden explores the benefits of specifying clay brick, alongside the types and causes of movement in brickwork and how to design to accommodate movement 

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CPD 13 2022: Designing acoustics for learning environments

This CPD sponsored by ROCKWOOL examines the issues around acoustic performance in schools, sets out the relevant regulations and standards, and explains some of the solutions available.

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CPD 14 2022: Incorporating biophilia and biodiversity

This CPD sponsored by TG Escapes Modular Eco-Buildings explains the issues around biodiversity and how buildings can help restore an environmental balance by including biophilic features

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CPD 15 2022: Utilising value engineering

This CPD module, sponsored by Eurocell, will explore the scope of value engineering, its application and how utilisation can benefit a production process.

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CPD 16 2022: Ensuring social housing windows are fit for purpose

This Eurocell sponsored CPD examines the specification options for refurbishing or replacing window units in social housing alongside the best practice methodologies for ensuring they are fit for purpose

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CPD 01 2023: Waterproofing techniques

This CPD sponsored by RIW explains the latest requirements on waterproofing structures such as basements as provided in the updated British Standard, BS 8102: 2022

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CPD 02 2023: Sustainable steelwork procurement

This CPD, sponsored by Steel for Life, examines the central role sustainability plays in procurement strategies and explains the key recommendations for procuring sustainable structural steelwork

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CPD 03 2023: Understanding fire stopping and liability

This CPD module, sponsored by ROCKWOOL, explores the importance of designing for effective compartmentation and the legal liability regarding the provision of fire protection

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CPD 04 2023: Specifying metal web joists

Designed to give you a better understanding of specifying metal web joists in your projects, this MiTek-sponsored CPD module will discuss the material’s properties, alongside possible applications, relevant regulations and various design considerations

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CPD 05 2023: Brick circularity, sustainability and innovation

This CPD module, sponsored by Vandersanden, explores the innovations in brick manufacturing, with a focus on the material’s green credentials

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CPD 06 2023: Introducing BS 5422 on pipework insulation

This latest CPD module, sponsored by Rockwool, looks at the latest version of BS 5422, the British Standard for thermal insulation of pipework and equipment, exploring recommendations and key updates for 2023

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CPD 07 2023: Specifying steel standing seam systems for residential projects

This Catnic-sponsored CPD module looks at the use of steel standing seam systems, exploring their design features, advantages and limitations in residential applications, as well as relevant guidelines considerations during installation

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CPD 08 2023: Rainscreen facade system regulations

This CPD, sponsored by Knauf Insulation, takes an in-depth look at the systems that lie behind the rainscreen facades of buildings and sets out the regulations and relevant guidance that should be considered to ensure the specification of safe, healthy and sustainable structures. Deadline for completion Friday 29 December 2023.

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CPD 09 2023: Understanding third-party certification processes for insulated panels

This CPD module, sponsored by Kingspan, explores the benefits and processes involved when seeking third-party certification from FM Approvals. Deadline for completion Friday 26 January 2024.

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