Construction CPDs

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

Leeds Arena

CPD 18 2014: Specifying retractable seating

Retractable seating systems are tiers of seating that fold away into a space the depth of a single row. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Audience Systems, will examine the different systems available and the key factors that specifiers should consider

Vectorworks BIM software was implemented during the planning of Moorlands College in Christchurch multi-use teaching and community spaces

CPD 17 2014: BIM for small practices

As of 2016, all centrally procured government construction projects must implement level 2 BIM. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Vectorworks, defines levels of BIM

These houses in Berwick-upon-Tweed have been externally insulated and then finished with a basecoat, Tonachino protective coating and topcoat from Mapei’s Silancolor range

CPD 16 2014: Render-protected external wall insulation

EWI systems are an effective means of improving a building’s thermal efficiency. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Mapei, examines the types of system available, as well as colours, finishes and the relevant standards

Birmingham Library

CPD 15 2014: Specifying sustainable paints

Paint systems can have a major impact on the environmental performance of a project. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Johnstone’s Trade, outlines the key factors that specifiers need to consider

OSB3 is suited to applications that are exposed to humid conditions, such as roofing

CPD 13 2014: Specifying oriented strand board

The latest in our CPD series examines the applications and benefits of OSB wood-based panels, as well as the various standards governing their use. This module is sponsored by Coillte

A bespoke Multipart GV Flushglaze Walk-on Rooflight was specified at architect MVRVD’s Balancing Barn in Suffolk

CPD 11 2014: Specifying rooflights

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

4Projects by Viewpoint was used as a collaboration tool on the Olympic stadium, linking up more than 60,000 project documents and more than 100 organisations

CPD 14 2014: BIM - collaboration and the common data environment

The latest in our CPD series examines the data-sharing requirements of BIM projects, and the various online tools that can help to meet them. This module is sponsored by 4Projects by Viewpoint

Icopal’s Eco-Activ Noxite membrane was installed on 320m2 of roof at Copenhagen airport in Denmark, as part of the airport’s commitment to maintaining a clean environment in the local area

CPD 12 2014: Reducing NOx air pollution

Across Europe, levels of air pollution remain unacceptably high. This CPD module, sponsored by Icopal, examines air quality targets and the role that building designers can play in hitting them

Derwenthorpe Village low-carbon community in York was built using an innovative timber engineered panelised roof and wall system developed by Roofspace and Knauf Insulation. This reduced the fabric U-values to 0.20-0.08W/m2K

CPD 10 2014: Practical approaches to complying with Part L1A 2013

The latest in our series of CPD modules outlines the key changes to the thermal efficiency regulations, which were introduced last month, and suggests solutions for meeting the new requirements