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Saturday25 October 2014

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)

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

24 October 2014

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

15 October 2014

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

Radiant heating panels

CPD 29 2014: Radiant heating and cooling panels

7 October 2014

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

Centrum building, Norwich Research Park

CPD 28 2014: Project information management

3 October 2014

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

Cotswolds basement

CPD 26 2014: Introduction to waterproof concrete

26 September 2014

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

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

19 September 2014

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

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

1 October 2014

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

24 September 2014

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

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

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

17 September 2014

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

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