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

Ceiling ductwork ventilation

CPD 9 2017: Underfloor air conditioning

It is claimed that underfloor air conditioning can offer improved working conditions. This CPD module, sponsored by AET Flexible Space, considers the different types of system

De Montfort University’s Fletcher Complex

CPD 8 2017: Curtain wall systems: classification, design and testing

Getting the curtain walling design right is essential if a building is to remain watertight. This CPD module, sponsored by Kawneer, outlines the main points to consider

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

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

Woman with notes

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


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

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


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