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.

Latest CPD

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CPD 6 2019: Design considerations for potable water pipework


This CPD, sponsored by Viega, looks at the issues around ensuring that piping systems carrying drinking water meet current regulations


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    CPD 4 2019: Performance characteristics of glazing in rooflights


    This CPD, sponsored by Glazing Vision, will look at the installation of non-fragile glass in rooflights, including safety testing and assembly specs

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    CPD 3 2019: Solid surface façade system


    This CPD, sponsored by Avonite, will outline the design of solid surface facade systems, their installation and maintenance, and examine regulatory requirements

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    CPD 2 2019: Harmonising design collaboration using BIM 360 Design


    This CPD, sponsored by Autodesk, will consider how BIM 360 Design is overcoming the challenges design teams face

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    CPD 1 2019: Welsh slate


    This CPD, sponsored by Welsh SlateTM, will look at how slate can be used in construction, how it should be installed for different purposes and the regulatory standards that need to be followed by those working with the material

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    CPD 25 2018: Insight into insulation


    This CPD, sponsored by Kingspan Insulation, outlines insulation options, the way that the performance of insulation is measured and how to ensure the correct thickness is installed to maximise energy efficiency, comfort and space for building users

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    CPD 24 2018: Mitigating risk in an increasingly digitalised construction industry


    Construction projects rely on information, from the outset of a scheme to its conclusion. This CPD, sponsored by Newforma, examine the steps organisations can take to ensure the information they need is at hand

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    CPD 23 2018: Waterproofing system selection - simplified


    This CPD, sponsored by RIW, will outline the additional considerations that designers should be aware of to ensure the most efficient and robust waterproofing system is selected for their project.

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    CPD 22 2018: Working climates in rail maintenance facilities


    This CPD, sponsored by Nortek, will examine how such spaces, often hundreds of metres long and featuring large openings to allow trains to enter, can be maintained at temperatures conducive to those who work in them.

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    CPD 21 2018: Introduction to acoustics


    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

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    CPD 20 2018: Aluminium curtain walling


    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

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    CPD 19 2018: Glazing


    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

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    CPD 18 2018: Changing Nature Of Risk – Layering technology for enhanced building occupant safety


    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.

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    CPD 17 2018: Steel and offsite construction


    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

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    CPD 16 2018: The 'low risk' approach to facades on high-rise buildings


    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

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    CPD 15 2018: Ventilation


    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

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    CPD 14 2018: Intumescent coatings


    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

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    CPD 13 2018: Daylighting


    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

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    CPD 12 2018: Joint Contracts Tribunal


    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

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    CPD 11 2018: Virtual desktop infrastructure


    Virtual workspaces simplify the process of adopting BIM Level 2. This CPD, sponsored by Creative ITC, looks at the advantages of visual desktop infrastructure


    CPD 10 2018: Flooring insulation


    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

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    CPD 9 2018: Roof windows – performance, efficiency and aesthetics


    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.

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    CPD 8 2018: Cradle to Cradle and the circular economy


    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

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    CPD 7 2018: Movement joints in buildings and civil engineering structures


    This guide, sponsored by NCC-Emseal, outlines different types of joints, seals and technical issues facing the project team

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    CPD 6 2018: Colour-considered design for the visually impaired


    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