Thursday29 January 2015

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 5534 has been updated to reflect the increase in extreme weather and to align UK practice more closely with European standards

CPD 2 2015: Revisions to BS 5534

The latest in our CPD series explains why BS 5534 has been revised and outlines the key changes that designers and contractors need to understand. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit

U-bars are particularly effective when arranged throughout the wall steel on 1200mm vertical and horizontal centres

CPD 1 2015: Best practice for building waterproof concrete basements

To ensure new basements are waterproof, it is essential that a suitable methodology is followed on site. This module, sponsored by Waterproof Concrete with Site Supervision, explains how designers can specify good workmanship

Reynaers choose its CW 86 unitised curtain walling system for its own head office in Duffel, Belgium

CPD 31 2014: Introduction to unitised curtain walling

The latest in our CPD series considers the importance of unitised curtain walling, design considerations as well as legislation and testing issues. This module is sponsored by Reynaers Aluminium

Model by BIMTechnologies

CPD 30 2014: Ensuring data accuracy on BIM projects

The latest module in our CPD series considers the importance of consistent, accurate data in the BIM process, and the key role played by manufacturers in providing it. This module is sponsored by British Gypsum

Centrum building, Norwich Research Park

CPD 28 2014: Project information management

This CPD module, sponsored by Newforma, will discuss the role of project information management software

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

Radiant heating panels

CPD 29 2014: Radiant heating and cooling panels

Radiant panels can be used as an alternative to traditional convectors to heat and cool buildings. This module, sponsored by Zehnder, examines their benefits, design considerations and most common applications

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

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

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