Monday20 February 2017

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)

Woman with notes

CPD 2 2017: Implementing lean construction

14 February 2017

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 1 2017: Living walls

6 February 2017

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


CPD 23 2016: BIM levels of detail

19 December 2016

Levels of detail define the content of a BIM project at different stages. This CPD, sponsored by Vectorworks, outlines the main points to consider

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

29 November 2016

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

Arlington community centre

CPD 21 2016: Specifying insulation for inverted flat roofs

3 November 2016

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

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

CPD 18 2016: Introduction to acetylated wood

18 October 2016

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

BlackRock swinglanes

CPD 20 2016: Security entrance lanes

15 November 2016

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

Passivhaus residence in Knutsford, Cheshire

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

1 November 2016

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

5 October 2016

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

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