Construction CPD

Gain your CPD points with Building by completing CPD modules online. Each module below contains a full technical article followed by a link to a multiple-choice questionnaire. All are fully CPD accredited.

Continuing Professional Development

Over 2,000m² of various ROCKFON acoustic products were installed at Phoenix Academy in Telford

CPD 21 2015: Acoustics in schools

Poor acoustics can have a damaging effect on teaching and learning. This module outlines the key contributary factors and some of the most effective solutions. It is sponsored by ROCKWOOL

Tarmac’s asphalt and concrete permeable pavements can be installed as part of a sustainable drainage system

CPD 20 2015: Permeable paving for SuDS

Sustainable drainage systems are a vital tool in the fight against urban flooding. This CPD module examines how they work, with a focus on the role played by permeable paving systems. It is sponsored by Tarmac

70mm Kingspan Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board was specified behind the ventilated cladding system at The Fold, a mixed-use development by Studio Egret West and KDS Associates in Sidcup, Kent

CPD 19 2015: Commercial value of thinner insulation

This CPD module explores the wider benefits that insulation systems based on thinner, high-performance materials such as phenolic foam can bring to property developers and owners. It is sponsored by Kingspan Insulation

LSI’s Eco Villa was built in Qatar using sustainable materials. LSI used augmented reality to make the 2D blueprints more readily understandable for the client.

CPD 18 2015: Augmented reality and building design

The latest in our CPD series introduces augmented reality and building design. This module is sponsored by Augment

A bespoke Ridgeglaze rooflight was specified at AFL Architects’ Gloucester Services on the M5 in Gloucestershire

CPD 16 2015: Specifying rooflights

The latest in our series of CPD modules examines the key issues when selecting a rooflight, including the diff erent types of glass and operating systems, as well as relevant standards and testing procedures

When specifying wetrooms for disabled use, it is essential to ensure that the floor surface can be gripped by tyred wheels

CPD 14 2015: Integrated solutions for wetrooms with tile and stone coverings

The latest module in our CPD series introduces the key considerations in the design and installation of walk-in shower areas. This module is sponsored by Schlüter-Systems

Harmonising colour schemes involve two or more colours that sit next to each other on the artist’s colour wheel

CPD 17 2015: Specifying colour

Our latest CPD module explores the many factors that influence our perception of colour, and shows how this knowledge can be used to inform interior decoration schemes. It is sponsored by Dulux Trade

Premier Inn in King’s Cross, London, designed by Axiom Architects

CPD 15 2015: Innovative BIM in small and medium practices

This module, sponsored by Vectorworks, examines the benefits of collaborative BIM technology for smaller architects, and explores how the process worked on two recent projects

Astor House, a £21m student residential building in Plymouth, uses Marley’s HDPE soil and waste products and eight-way collar boss

CPD 13 2015: Introduction to sanitary pipework design

The latest module in our CPD series examines the regulations, standards, materials and other key factors to consider when designing pipework layouts. This module is sponsored by Marley Plumbing & Drainage