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.
This CPD, sponsored by Isover, will look at the fundamentals of acoustics and how we understand sound, how it is measured and how sound is dealt with in order to comply with relevant aspects of Building Regulations
This CPD, sponsored by Reynaers, will offer insight in to what needs to be considered when specifying curtain walling and provide a basic understanding of regulations and standards
This CPD, sponsored by Glazing Vision, looks at how rooflights can be installed to maximise light, heat retention in cold weather and ventilation in the summer
This CPD will outline the sorts of risks different buildings and spaces face and outline a range of potential technologies that could reduce those risks for people going about their daily lives.
Steel has a key role to play in the government’s drive for greater use of offsite construction techniques. This CPD will look at the structural steelwork construction process, with a focus on established offsite processes and practices
In the light of recent industry discussions, this CPD, sponsored by Rockwool, will look at what the industry needs to understand in terms of a product’s combustibility rating and how clients, designers and contractors can achieve ‘lower-risk’ options in facades
Ventilation systems in commercial buildings are vital to remove pollutants from the air and control temperature and humidity. This CPD, sponsored by Daikin, looks at how ventilation systems can be used to improve air quality
Intumescent coatings are often used as fire protection for steelwork in busy public locations. This guide, sponsored by Jotun, looks at how film intumescent products react with heat and flames and how they are applied, along with regulation and certification
Homes and workplaces with a lack of natural light cause a range of problems for occupiers. This CPD, sponsored by Kingspan, looks at how to design and build structures that meet daylight targets
Procurement contracts can be complicated to arrange and have many risks attached. This CPD, sponsored by the JCT, is a guide to the different contract options available
Virtual workspaces simplify the process of adopting BIM Level 2. This CPD, sponsored by Creative ITC, looks at the advantages of visual desktop infrastructure
This CPD module, sponsored by Dow, will examine a range of factors which need to be considered when addressing ground floor insulation, including construction techniques
This CPD, sponsored by Keylite, will outline specification issues, as well as guidance relating to installation, technical performance including energy savings, security and ventilation, and safety.
This CPD module, sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings, looks at how the construction sector is increasingly embracing the circular economy, as clients demand higher environmental standards and greater efficiencies from a finished product
This guide, sponsored by NCC-Emseal, outlines different types of joints, seals and technical issues facing the project team
Our latest CPD, sponsored by Dulux Trade, explores why colour is important when it comes to designing for inclusivity and meeting the requirements of the Equality Act
Wetrooms are all the rage, but there are myriad technical and regulatory factors to consider. This CPD, sponsored by Impey, provides all the details
This CPD, sponsored by Nortek, outlines energy-efficient ways to heat and ventilate sports halls that conform to recent changes in legislation
This CPD, sponsored by Steel for Life, provides an overview of the performance of steel in fire, including key standards and fire resistance periods
This CPD module discusses the use of aluminium standing seam roof and wall cladding systems.
Getting the curtain walling design right is essential if a building is to remain watertight. This CPD module, sponsored by Kawneer, outlines the main points to consider
This CPD, sponsored by Vectorworks, explains how the organisational structure works for using BIM on existing architecture
This CPD, sponsored by Lamilux, examines the standards, certification and other factors to consider when designing or specifying smoke vents
Solid surface is a man-made material, suitable for a range of interior and exterior applications. This CPD, sponsored by Avonite, outlines the key considerations for designers
This CPD, sponsored by Isover, discusses how “smart” membranes can help achieve airtightness and moisture management within buildings