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Wednesday07 December 2016

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

At Beaumont, a Country and Coast Homes development in Exeter, CX cavity lintels from Catnic supported the sharp, unusual shape of the buildings

CPD 22 2016: Specifying steel lintels

Correct specification and installation is critical to the performance of a steel lintel. This CPD, sponsored by Catnic, outlines the main points to consider

BlackRock swinglanes

CPD 20 2016: Security entrance lanes

Automatic access systems are essential to ensure the smooth flow of pedestrian traffic to restricted areas. This CPD, sponsored by Boon Edam, examines their main components and outlines the installation process

Arlington community centre

CPD 21 2016: Specifying insulation for inverted flat roofs

This module examines the benefits of using high-performance extruded polystyrene to insulate inverted roofs, a technique that is particularly appropriate for green roofs. It is sponsored by Dow Building Solutions

Passivhaus residence in Knutsford, Cheshire

CPD 19 2016: Air and vapour-tight OSB For timber-frame buildings

Reducing air permeability is a key principle of the Passivhaus standard. This CPD, sponsored by SMARTPLY, shows how advanced OSB panels can help to achieve this goal

Box rooflight

CPD 17 2016: Rooflights and Part K

Part K provides essential guidance for specifiers of access rooflights, ensuring that roofs and terraces are safe to use and maintain. This CPD, sponsored by Glazing Vision, sets out the key requirements to bear in mind

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

Accoya window frames were specified on this house in Bleakhouse Road, Auckland

CPD 18 2016: Introduction to acetylated wood

The acetylation process modifies softwood to make it more durable and dimensionally stable. This CPD, sponsored by Accsys, outlines the product’s main benefits and applications

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

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

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