Tuesday24 May 2016

Architecture CPD

Gain your architecture CPD points with BD 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 for architects.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Joie De Vivre, a private residence in Oregon, features thermally broken Reynaers CS 68 windows

CPD 12 2016: Sustainable aluminium window systems

12 May 2016

High-performance windows are crucial to reducing the energy use of buildings. This CPD introduces key aspects of glazing and frame design, as well as the relevant standards and guidance. It is sponsored by Reynaers

The Greenhauses in Shepherds Bush is the largest Passivhaus development in London. The Cartwright Pickard-designed scheme uses the Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel to minimise U-values

CPD 11 2016: Structural insulated panels in cladding systems

4 May 2016

When used in external cladding systems, SIPs can help to reduce thermal transmittance and air-leakage rates. This CPD, sponsored by Kingspan Insulation, highlights the key design considerations

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool

CPD 10 2016: ISO 9001 compliance and BIM

28 April 2016

 This CPD will focus on ISO 9001 and on how firms can ensure their quality management systems are compliant as they become BIM Level 2 ready. It is sponsored by Newforma


CPD 9 2016: Specifying secondary windows

13 April 2016

Secondary glazing offers a range of benefits for both new builds and refurbishments. This CPD highlights the key design considerations. It is sponsored by Selectaglaze

Greenwich Millennium Village

CPD 7 2016: Rainwater outlet design and specification

31 March 2016

The correct design of rainwater outlets is a vital factor in the success or failure of a flat roof. This CPD outlines the key considerations. It is sponsored by Fixfast

A section of an inverted roof system using Radmat’s Quantum vacuum insulated panel.

CPD 3 2016: Introduction to inverted roofs

4 March 2016

This module outlines the key benefits of inverted roof systems and offers guidance on their specification. It is sponsored by Radmat Building Products

Armstrong Ceilings’ CoolZone tiles incorporating phase-change materials were installed to help maintain a stable temperature at the Bristol Royal Infirmary without additional cooling

CPD 8 2016: Specifying suspended ceilings for health and wellbeing

4 April 2016

This CPD focuses on key aspects of a healthy working environment, as they relate to the design and specification of suspended ceiling tiles. It is sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings

On a residential refurbishment at Mottram Towers in Stockport, a non-combustible insulation and facade system from ROCKWOOL was specified to minimise fire risk and improve the aesthetics and thermal performance

CPD 6 2016: Fire safety of external cladding for high-rise buildings

16 March 2016

Tall buildings present a range of additional challenges in terms of fire safety. This CPD discusses fire regulations relating to external cladding. It is sponsored by ROCKWOOL

At the Aldgate Tower in London, Boon Edam’s Swinglane security gates were specified, allowing flow rates of 20-30 people per minute

CPD 5 2016: Specifying secure entrances

4 March 2016

This CPD offers a guide to an essential aspect of building security: entrance gates, lanes and turnstiles. It is sponsored by Boon Edam

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