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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

George Dixon Academy

CPD 7 2017: Rainscreen cladding

Rainscreen cladding, which uses an inner and outer leaf to create a seal against moisture, has been in use for decades. But modern systems offer a more flexible, lightweight protection. This CPD module is sponsored by Kalzip

Sustainable steel

CPD 6 2017: Sustainable steel buildings

Steel offers sustainability credentials through the whole life-cycle of a building, and is an excellent choice of framing material to deliver high-scoring BREEAM projects. This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, outlines the main points to consider

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CPD 5 2017: BIM levels of detail

Levels of detail define the content of a BIM project at different stages. This CPD, sponsored by Vectorworks, outlines the main points to consider

In insulated suspended flooring systems, the concrete blocks between the beams are replaced by blocks of EPS insulation

CPD 4 2017: Insulated suspended floor systems

Insulated suspended flooring systems can be used in place of conventional beam-and-block to meet higher energy performance standards. This CPD, sponsored by Springvale, outlines the design considerations

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CPD 2 2017: Implementing lean construction

Lean construction can be applied at every stage of a project to cut waste and improve efficiency. This CPD, sponsored by Newforma, discusses the challenges of implementing this approach and how they can be overcome

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CPD 23 2016: BIM levels of detail

Levels of detail define the content of a BIM project at different stages. This CPD, sponsored by Vectorworks, outlines the main points to consider

Cobalt Place, south London

CPD 3 2017: Retrofitting vacuum insulation panels for flooring

VIPs can minimise the loss of floor-to-ceiling height when upgrading the floors of existing homes to meet energy regulations. This CPD module, sponsored by Kingspan Insulation, outlines the main points to consider

The NEC

CPD 1 2017: Living walls

A living wall incorporates vegetation into facades or other internal or external walls. This CPD, sponsored by ANS Global, will examine the benefits and the key design considerations

At Beaumont, a Country and Coast Homes development in Exeter, CX cavity lintels from Catnic supported the sharp, unusual shape of the buildings

CPD 22 2016: Specifying steel lintels

Correct specification and installation is critical to the performance of a steel lintel. This CPD, sponsored by Catnic, outlines the main points to consider