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 01 2024: Fifth Facade: Regulations on Roofs

2024-02-16T05:00:00+00:00Sponsored 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 29 March 2024.

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

    2023-12-15T05:00:00+00:00Sponsored 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

    2023-11-17T05:00:00+00:00Sponsored 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 29 December 2023.

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

    2023-10-27T05:00:00+01:00Sponsored 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

    2023-10-13T05:00:00+01:00Sponsored 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

    2023-10-06T05:00:00+01:00Sponsored 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

    2023-09-22T05:00:00+01:00Sponsored 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

    2023-04-21T05:00:00+01:00Sponsored 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

    2023-03-17T05:00:00+00:00Sponsored 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

    2023-02-17T05:00:00+00:00Sponsored 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.