All CPD articles – Page 5

  • Terrace houses in Wigan
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    CPD 14 2016: Hybrid systems for domestic heating

    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

  • LSI’s Eco Villa was built in Qatar using sustainable materials. LSI used augmented reality to make the 2D blueprints more readily understandable for the client.
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    CPD 18 2015: Augmented reality and building design

    2015-09-07T07:17:00Z

    The latest in our CPD series introduces augmented reality and building design. This module is sponsored by Augment

  • At the Bridge Learning Campus in Bristol, architect Wilkinson Eyre specified Marley Eternit’s Equitone fibre cement façade system, for which there is an environmental product declaration
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    CPD 10 2015: Introduction to Environmental Product Declarations

    2015-06-26T15:48:00Z

    The latest in our CPD series introduces Environmental Product Declarations. This module is sponsored by Marley Eternit

  • Reynaers choose its CW 86 unitised curtain walling system for its own head office in Duffel, Belgium
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    CPD 31 2014: Introduction to unitised curtain walling

    2014-10-24T06:00:00Z

    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

  • Centrum building, Norwich Research Park
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    CPD 28 2014: Project information management

    2014-10-03T06:00:00Z

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

  • Digital design agency NYYVE used Unity to create an award-winning visualisation of the city of Ottawa
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    CPD 24 2014: Creating real-time 3D visualisations

    2014-09-19T09:00:00Z

    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

  • Fibre cement slate cladding can provide a smooth, continuous building envelope, as on this house in Belgium where Marley Eternit's Vertigo range was specified
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    CPD 20 2014: Fibre cement slate cladding

    2014-09-05T06:00:00Z

    Fibre cement is a strong, durable material used in a number of internal and external construction applications. Our latest CPD module, sponsored by Marley Eternit, will examine the use of fibre cement slates for cladding

  • An Armstrong White Fabric braced canopy was specified for the Cutty Sark, Greenwich.
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    CPD 8 2014: Fit-out solutions for ceilings

    2014-03-14T07:00:00Z

    Ceiling specifications can affect the sustainability, acoustics, fire resistance, visual appeal and cost-effectiveness of an office building, so it’s an area in which every decision counts. This module is sponsored by Armstrong

  • BIM
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    CPD 7 2014: BIM and sustainability

    2014-03-07T12:39:00Z

    In an effort to improve the energy efficiency of the UK built environment, the government is making bim mandatory on all public projects from 2016. Here’s how the process can cut waste and monitor sustainability

  • Lighting CPD
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    CPD 6 2014: Sustainable lighting

    2014-02-28T07:19:00Z

    Improvements in LED technology offer architects more ways to integrate light into their designs. As lighting is one of the most energy-intensive elements of a building, such options are vital

  • Forbo flooring
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    CPD 26 2013: Electrostatically flocked flooring

    2013-11-07T06:30:00Z

    Understanding how this durable floor covering is manufactured and classified will help architects specify it in the right commercial applications. This CPD module is sponsored by Forbo

  • Glasgow’s Silverburn shopping centre
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    CPD 24 2013: Specifying entrance flooring systems

    2013-10-17T09:00:00Z

    A building’s entrance flooring system plays a key role, and it is vital to understand how to specify to meet the demands of legislation and provide efficiency and visual appeal. This CPD module is sponsored by Forbo

  • BIM
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    CPD 21 2013: Putting bim into practice

    2013-09-20T11:00:00Z

    Implementing bim goes beyond technology change, requiring design processes and roles to be rewritten. This article charts the experiences of a practice using bim on a healthcare project. This CPD module is sponsored by Vectorworks

  • Student accommodation at Leeds University
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    CPD 19 2013: Vacuum-insulated panels

    2013-09-13T10:00:00Z

    The insulation of buildings has long been a concern, and the technology has continually evolved. This article focuses on a new insulation technology: vacuum-insulated panels. This module is sponsored by Kingspan Insulation.

  • Finsbury Circus in the City of London
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    CPD 16 2013: Safety rules for automatic doors

    2013-07-25T15:15:00Z

    A new European standard for automatic doors builds on existing guidelines to ensure that specifiers and installers can minimise any danger to door users. This CPD module is sponsored by GEZE UK

  • Yorkshire Dales
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    CPD 14 2013: Sustainable paint specification

    2013-07-03T11:06:00Z

    When specifying paint, architects must be aware of the sustainability issues around its manufacture and use, as well as the steps being taken to improve its environmental performance. This CPD module is sponsored by Dulux Trade

  • Linoleum
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    CPD 12 2013: Specifying linoleum flooring

    2013-06-13T15:00:00Z

    Durability, sustainability, bacteria resistance and ease of installation are just some of the benefits of linoleum, a natural product that can be used on floors, as well as on furniture and walls

  • Kalzip
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    CPD 8 2013: Rainscreen cladding

    2013-03-21T14:56:00Z

    Rainscreen cladding, which employs an inner and outer leaf to create a seal against moisture, has been in use for decades. But modern systems offer a more flexible, lightweight protection. This CPD module is sponsored by Kalzip

  • CPD: Phase-change materials
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    CPD 1 2013: Phase-change materials

    2013-02-14T00:30:00Z

    The energy storage and release properties of phase-change materials allow their use to improve the thermal performance and energy consumption of a even lightweight structures. This CPD module is sponsored by Armstrong

  • Bowater's System10
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    CPD 19 2012: Specifying aluminium curtain walling

    2012-11-28T11:31:00Z

    Modern curtain walling comes in a range far greater than its 19th century equivalent, which is why many factors must be considered when choosing, designing and installing it. This CPD module is sponsored by Bowater