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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

BS EN 15232 is one of a suite of standards used to calculate the energy efficiency of technical building services, such as heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting systems

CPD 27 2014: Building automation and compliance with BS EN 15232

This CPD module, sponsored by Schneider Electric, shows how the British and European standard BS EN 15232 can help building designers and managers to get the most out of integrated, automated control systems

Cotswolds basement

CPD 26 2014: Introduction to waterproof concrete

Concrete is comprised of aggregate of different sizes, cement and water. This module, sponsored by Waterproof Concrete with Site Supervision, examines the benefits of reducing water content in concrete

A deadload roof frame is one of two options for a flat-to-pitched conversion, and is mechanically fixed directly to the flat roof deck

CPD 25 2014: Flat-to-pitched roof conversions

This CPD module, sponsored by Langley Waterproofing Systems, outlines the key factors to consider when installing a pitched roof on an existing flat-roofed property

Digital design agency NYYVE used Unity to create an award-winning visualisation of the city of Ottawa

CPD 24 2014: Creating real-time 3D visualisations

This CPD module, sponsored by Unity Technologies, will discuss how real-time visualisation engines can be used to communicate designs more effectively to clients and stakeholders

Medite Tricoya Extreme used for exterior screen panelling

CPD 22 2014: Introduction to acetylated engineered wood panel products

Acetylated wood panels can offer improved durability and moisture resistance compared to traditional MDF. This module, sponsored by Medite Tricoya Extreme, outlines their key advantages and uses

Fibre cement slate cladding can provide a smooth, continuous building envelope, as on this house in Belgium where Marley Eternit's Vertigo range was specified

CPD 20 2014: Fibre cement slate cladding

Fibre cement is a strong, durable material used in a number of internal and external construction applications. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Marley Eternit, will examine the use of fibre cement slates for cladding

Curtain walling remains a popular choice for London’s commercial developments

CPD 23 2014: High-performance insulation for curtain wall facades

The facade is one of the key elements governing the thermal performance of office buildings, which can be undermined by large expanses of glazing. This CPD module, sponsored by Dow Corning, examines two solutions

Farmoor reservoir in Oxfordshire

CPD 21 2014: Prevention of limescale

This CPD module, sponsored by Aquabion, explores the harmful consequences of limescale build-up in both domestic and industrial hot-water systems, and evaluates the available solutions

Eurocentral printing facility in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

CPD 19 2014: Software-as-a-service and construction

As collaboration software takes on an ever more important role in construction, leasing arrangements are gaining popularity. This module, sponsored by 4Projects by Viewpoint, outlines the key considerations