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


CPD 5 2022: Sustainable steelwork specification

2022-04-26T08:41:00+01:00Sponsored by Steel for Life

This Steel for Life sponsored CPD introduces the first edition of a new Sustainability Specification for structural steelwork and sets out requirements and practices for achieving environmentally sustainable steelwork building construction, including maximal efficiency and minimal waste. DEADLINE: 3 JUNE 2022

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    CPD 4 2022: Hybrid electrical solutions

    2022-03-31T11:00:00+01:00Sponsored by Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation

    This Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation-sponsored CPD explains how to specify hybrid electrical heating systems to achieve lower energy use and emissions for buildings. Deadline: 7th May

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    CPD 3 2022: Specifying natural slate

    2022-03-30T09:06:00+01:00Sponsored by Cupa Pizarras

    This CPD sponsored by Cupa Pizarras will examine the considerations in specifying natural slate for roofing and cladding. Deadline: 10 May 2022

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    CPD 2 2022: Sustainable Drainage Systems

    2022-03-16T11:30:00+00:00By Sponsored by AG

    Regulations now state that sustainable drainage systems should be included in new housing schemes where feasible. This AG-sponsored CPD explains how these systems work and the specification considerations. Deadline: 22 April 2022

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    CPD 1 2022: Decarbonising structural steelwork


    This Steel for Life sponsored CPD explains the roadmap produced by the BCSA to decarbonise the UK structural steelwork sector to meet the UK net zero carbon target by 2050. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 4 March 2022

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    CPD 15 2021: Residential overheat solutions


    This Radiana sponsored CPD will look at how radiant cooling works and why it can be an efficient method for reducing overheat in a development without adding pressure to the climate. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 14 January 2022

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    CPD 14 2021: Bridging the performance gap


    This Kingspan Insulation sponsored CPD looks at the need to reduce heat loss through thermal bridges in the light of coming changes in statutory energy performance requirements. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 7 January 2022

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    CPD 13 2021: Fire-resistant expansion movement joints


    This CPD, sponsored by NCC (Movement Joint Systems), looks at the key criteria and considerations for selecting, specifiying and installing fire-resistant expansion movement joints and compares the options. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 7 January 2022

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    CPD 12 2021: Window refurbishment in social housing


    This Eurocell sponsored CPD examines the specification options for refurbishing or replacing window units in local authority owned homes or other social housing. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 24 December 2021

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    CPD 11 2021: How to avoid brick stains and efflorescence


    This Vandersanden sponsored CPD explains how salt, lime and gypsum efflorescence can stain brick facades and the options for prevention and correction. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 10 December 2021