Monday24 October 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)

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

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

Celotex insulation is added to a new flat roof installation

CPD 16 2016: Insulating flat roofs

16 September 2016

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

StoTherm Classic EPS external wall insulation was installed at the award-winning Abbey Sands development in Torquay

CPD 15 2016: External wall insulation systems

12 September 2016

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


CPD 13 2016: Specifying softwood decking

27 May 2016

The latest in our CPD series introduces specifying softwood decking. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit

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

Terrace houses in Wigan

CPD 14 2016: Hybrid systems for domestic heating

29 July 2016

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

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

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

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