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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

Celotex insulation is added to a new flat roof installation

CPD 16 2016: Insulating flat roofs

The correct insulation specification is critical to the success of any flat roof installation. This CPD module, sponsored by Celotex, outlines the main points to consider

StoTherm Classic EPS external wall insulation was installed at the award-winning Abbey Sands development in Torquay

CPD 15 2016: External wall insulation systems

Poorly insulated walls are responsible for considerable loss of heating or cooling energy. This module the discusses the use and correct specification of external wall insulation (EWI). It is sponsored by Sto

Terrace houses in Wigan

CPD 14 2016: Hybrid systems for domestic heating

Using case studies from a monitoring study of recent installations, this module explores the benefits of heating systems that combine a boiler and an air-to-water heat pump. It is sponsored by Daikin

Olympic-park

CPD 13 2016: Specifying softwood decking

The latest in our CPD series introduces specifying softwood decking. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit

The Greenhauses in Shepherds Bush is the largest Passivhaus development in London. The Cartwright Pickard-designed scheme uses the Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel to minimise U-values

CPD 11 2016: Structural insulated panels in cladding systems

When used in external cladding systems, SIPs can help to reduce thermal transmittance and air-leakage rates. This CPD, sponsored by Kingspan Insulation, highlights the key design considerations

Kaboom

CPD 9 2016: Specifying secondary windows

Secondary glazing offers a range of benefits for both new builds and refurbishments. This CPD highlights the key design considerations. It is sponsored by Selectaglaze

Joie De Vivre, a private residence in Oregon, features thermally broken Reynaers CS 68 windows

CPD 12 2016: Sustainable aluminium window systems

High-performance windows are crucial to reducing the energy use of buildings. This CPD introduces key aspects of glazing and frame design, as well as the relevant standards and guidance. It is sponsored by Reynaers

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool

CPD 10 2016: ISO 9001 compliance and BIM

 This CPD will focus on ISO 9001 and on how firms can ensure their quality management systems are compliant as they become BIM Level 2 ready. It is sponsored by Newforma

Armstrong Ceilings’ CoolZone tiles incorporating phase-change materials were installed to help maintain a stable temperature at the Bristol Royal Infirmary without additional cooling

CPD 8 2016: Specifying suspended ceilings for health and wellbeing

This CPD focuses on key aspects of a healthy working environment, as they relate to the design and specification of suspended ceiling tiles. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings