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    CPD 02 2024: Specifying natural slate rainscreen cladding systems

    2024-02-23T05:00:00Z Sponsored by Cupa Pizarras

    Sponsored by Cupa Pizarras, this CPD will examine the considerations for specifying natural slate rainscreen cladding systems, including the material’s sustainable credentials, responsible sourcing and installation guidance. Deadline for completion Friday 5 April 2024.

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    CPD 01 2024: Fifth Facade: Regulations on Roofs

    2024-02-16T05:00:00Z Sponsored by ROCKWOOL

    This latest CPD module, sponsored by Rockwool, considers the roof as a building’s fifth facade, examining its functional uses and its vital role in fire safety, and explaining the relevant regulations and what needs to be done to require to comply with them. Deadline for completion Friday ...

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    CPD 09 2023: Understanding third-party certification processes for insulated panels

    2023-12-15T05:00:00Z Sponsored by Kingspan

    This CPD module, sponsored by Kingspan, explores the benefits and processes involved when seeking third-party certification from FM Approvals. Deadline for completion Friday 26 January 2024.

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    CPD 08 2023: Rainscreen facade system regulations

    2023-11-17T05:00:00Z Sponsored by Knauf Insulation

    This CPD, sponsored by Knauf Insulation, takes an in-depth look at the systems that lie behind the rainscreen facades of buildings and sets out the regulations and relevant guidance that should be considered to ensure the specification of safe, healthy and sustainable structures. Deadline for completion Friday ...

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    CPD 07 2023: Specifying pre-finished steel standing seam systems for residential applications

    2023-10-27T05:00:00Z Sponsored by Catnic

    This Catnic-sponsored CPD module looks at the use of steel standing seam systems, exploring their design features, advantages and limitations in residential applications, as well as relevant guidelines considerations during installation. Deadline for completion Friday 8 December 2023.

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    CPD 06 2023: Introducing BS 5422 on pipework insulation

    2023-10-13T05:00:00Z Sponsored by ROCKWOOL

    This latest CPD module, sponsored by Rockwool, looks at the latest version of BS 5422, the British Standard for thermal insulation of pipework and equipment, exploring recommendations and key updates for 2023. Deadline for completion Friday 24 November 2023. 

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    CPD 05 2023: Brick circularity, sustainability and innovation

    2023-10-06T05:00:00Z Sponsored by Vandersanden

    This CPD module, sponsored by Vandersanden, explores the innovations in brick manufacturing, with a focus on the material’s green credentials. Deadline for completion Friday 17 November 2023.

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    CPD 04 2023: Specifying metal web joists

    2023-09-22T05:00:00Z Sponsored by MiTek

    Designed to give you a better understanding of specifying metal web joists in your projects, this MiTek-sponsored CPD module will discuss the material’s properties, alongside possible applications, relevant regulations and various design considerations. Deadline for completion Friday 3 November 2023.

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    CPD 03 2023: Understanding fire stopping and liability

    2023-04-21T05:00:00Z Sponsored by ROCKWOOL

    This CPD module, sponsored by ROCKWOOL, explores the importance of designing for effective compartmentation and the legal liability regarding the provision of fire protection. Deadline for completion Friday 2 June 2023.

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    CPD 02 2023: Sustainable steelwork procurement

    2023-03-17T05:00:00Z Sponsored by Steel for Life

    This CPD, sponsored by Steel for Life, examines the central role sustainability plays in procurement strategies and explains the key recommendations for procuring sustainable structural steelwork. Deadline for completion Friday 28 April 2023.

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    CPD 01 2023: Waterproofing techniques

    2023-02-17T05:00:00Z Sponsored by RIW

    This CPD sponsored by RIW explains the latest requirements on waterproofing structures such as basements as provided in the updated British Standard, BS 8102: 2022. Deadline for completion Friday 31 March 2023.

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    CPD 16 2022: Ensuring social housing windows are fit for purpose

    2022-12-23T05:00:00Z Sponsored by Eurocell

    This Eurocell sponsored CPD examines the specification options for refurbishing or replacing window units in social housing alongside the best practice methodologies for ensuring they are fit for purpose. Deadline for completion Friday 3 February 2023.

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    CPD 15 2022: Utilising value engineering

    2022-12-21T05:00:00Z Sponsored by Eurocell

    This CPD module, sponsored by Eurocell, will explore the scope of value engineering, its application and how utilisation can benefit a production process. Deadline for completion Friday 3 February 2023.

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    CPD 14 2022: Incorporating biophilia and biodiversity

    2022-12-02T05:00:00Z Sponsored by TG Escapes Modular Eco-Buildings

    This CPD sponsored by TG Escapes Modular Eco-Buildings explains the issues around biodiversity and how buildings can help restore an environmental balance by including biophilic features. Deadline for completion Friday 13 January 2023.

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    CPD 13 2022: Designing acoustics for learning environments

    2022-11-18T05:00:00Z Sponsored by ROCKWOOL

    This CPD sponsored by ROCKWOOL examines the issues around acoustic performance in schools, sets out the relevant regulations and standards, and explains some of the solutions available. Deadline for completion Friday 30 December 2022.      

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    CPD 12 2022: Movement in brickwork

    2022-11-11T05:00:00Z Sponsored by Vandersanden

    This CPD sponsored by Vandersanden explores the benefits of specifying clay brick, alongside the types and causes of movement in brickwork and how to design to accommodate movement. Deadline for completion Friday 23 December 2022.      

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    CPD 11 2022: Rainscreen insulation and cladding retrofit

    2022-09-16T05:00:00Z Sponsored by ROCKWOOL

    This CPD sponsored by Rockwool explains how rainscreen cladding can be a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to upgrade a building, and the specification factors to consider. Deadline for completion Friday 28 October 2022.      

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    CPD 9 2022: Fire safety, digitalisation and the golden thread

    2022-09-13T05:00:00Z Sponsored by PlanRadar

    Disasters such as Grenfell have cast a spotlight on fire safety in buildings, especially residentialdevelopments. As the government tightens up legislation, what role can digitalisation play inimproving fire safety? This CPD, sponsored by PlanRadar, sets out the options.      

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    CPD 10 2022: Specifying roof cover boards

    2022-09-13T05:00:00Z Sponsored by Georgia-Pacific

    This CPD, sponsored by Georgia-Pacific, looks at how roof cover boards are used in flat roofs, between the outer waterproofing layer and the insulation layer.      

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    CPD 8 2022: Streamlining weatherproofing in modular construction

    Sponsored by J&W

    This J&W sponsored CPD explains how modular buildings benefit from a different kind of weatherproofing and how to specify the appropriate materials