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

A “spirit of mutual trust and cooperation” is mandatory under NEC forms of contract

CPD 23 2015: Avoiding contract disputes

Unless all parties understand where key responsibilities lie, a project can quickly unravel. This CPD, sponsored by QUALSURV International, highlights the major project roles, and areas of misinterpretation, under NEC contracts

On this project for an insurance company, TP Bennett used Newforma software to allow its global team to collaborate using distributed data and systems

CPD 22 2015: Collaborative information management

This CPD focuses on how one architecture practice, TP Bennett, addressed the challenges of managing project data. It is sponsored by Newforma

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

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

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

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