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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

Metsä Wood’s products can be designed easily using BS EN 1995 (Eurocode 5)

CPD 1 2016: Eurocodes and structural timber

This CPD focuses on technical rules which apply in the EU for the design of timber structures. It is sponsored by Metsä Wood

Barratt Homes’ Courthouse luxury residential building in Westminster, designed by HLM Architects, is clad with Moleanos limestone, installed by Szerelmey

CPD 30 2015: Use of stone and faience cladding

This CPD focuses on two traditional facade materials in contemporary architecture and restoration projects, examining their sustainability credentials and installation methods. It is sponsored by Szerelmey

For this detached house in Worthing, Sussex, DVS supplied a bespoke PR60 glass roof with triangular glazed gables

CPD 29 2015: Specifying glass roofs and skylights

This CPD examines the importance of daylighting and highlights the key considerations when designing or specifying glass roofs and skylights. It is sponsored by Daylight & Ventilation Solutions

Magnifying glass on a contract

CPD 28 2015: Managing contract risk

This CPD module considers how subcontractors can manage the risks to their businesses, focusing on the contract. It is sponsored by Aldermore

CPD 26 Index

CPD 26 2015: Rainscreen cladding support systems

This module looks at rainscreen cladding systems, also known as ventilated facades, which are two-stage constructions designed to weatherproof buildings. It is sponsored by NVELOPE

Concrete was the principal building material for Stormy Castle in South Wales, an award-winning, sustainable new home in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The use of a concrete mix containing 50% GGBS saved 98 tonnes of CO2 emissions

CPD 24 2015: Introduction to ground granulated blast-furnace slag

Using GGBS as an additive in concrete mixes can reduce embodied carbon and improve resistance to chemical attacks. This CPD, sponsored by Hanson, outlines how it works and its various benefits

This mural was painted on a gable end in Okehampton, Dartmoor, using 70 litres of paint donated by Dulux Decorator Centres in Exeter, as part of the company’s Let’s Colour community project.

CPD 27 2015: Sustainable paint specification

This CPD module considers the sustainability benefits of paint and the measures being taken to reduce its environmental impact. It is sponsored by Dulux TRADE

CPD 25 index

CPD 25 2015: Concrete repair and BS EN 1504

This module examines the dangers of concrete corrosion, exploring the most common causes and offering guidance on the most effective methods of repair. It is sponsored by Mapei

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