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    CPD 6 2022: Achieving net zero carbon in the built environment

    Sponsored by Darren Evans

    This CPD feature, sponsored by Darren Evans, will look at the challenges facing the construction industry as it seeks to respond to the climate emergency and deliver buildings that will meet net zero criteria. 

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    CPD 5 2022: Sustainable steelwork specification

    Sponsored 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. 

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    CPD 4 2022: Hybrid electrical solutions

    Sponsored 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.

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    CPD 3 2022: Specifying natural slate

    Sponsored by Cupa Pizarras

    This CPD sponsored by Cupa Pizarras will examine the considerations in specifying natural slate for roofing and cladding.

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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: 4th March 2022

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    CPD 2 2022: Sustainable Drainage Systems

    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: 22nd April 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 2021

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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

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    CPD 10 2021: Structural steel and the circular economy

    This CPD module, sponsored by Steel for Life, examines steel’s credentials on its ability to be reused, recycled and multi-cycled, its structural efficiency, and its alignment to circular economy principles. Deadline to complete: 26 November 2021.

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    CPD 9 2021: Decarbonising existing homes

    This Kingspan Insulation sponsored CPD explains why, to achieve the reductions needed in home energy use, new technology such as heat pumps must be accompanied by measures like insulation. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 29 October 2021

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    CPD 08 2021: Passive fire protection for structural steel

    This CPD, sponsored by ROCKWOOL, explains the options for fire protection on steel-framed buildings as well as the relevant product standards and building regulations. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 14 September 2021

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    CPD 07 2021: PVCu windows for medium-rise buildings

    This CPD, sponsored by Eurocell, assesses the use of PVCu windows on medium- to high-rise buildings and outlines design, installation, ventilation and other aspects a developer would need to consider. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 10 September 2021

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    CPD 06 2021: Specifying timber to target Net Zero

    This CPD sponsored by TG Escapes Eco-Buildings looks at how timber can make its mark in greening the delivery of the built environment, as construction embarks on a step change in techniques

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    CPD 05 2021: Building considerations for commercial rooflight refurbishment

    This CPD sponsored by VELUX Commercial gives an overview of the rooflight refurbishment process and the opportunities it offers to enhance daylighting and ventilation – as discussed in the company’s recent white paper DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 16 August 2021

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    CPD 04 2021: The future of heating – Part L 2022 options

    This CPD sponsored by WMS explains the implementation of changes to Part L affecting energy usage, and the role underfloor heating can play in driving household efficiencies. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 9 August 2021

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    CPD 03 2021: Identifying suitability of concrete blocks

    This Lignacite sponsored CPD examines the performance of various types of concrete blocks in key areas such as fire, thermal and sound insulation, with suitable compliant constructions. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 28 May 2021

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    CPD 2 2021: Ventilation requirements for roofing membranes

    This CPD, sponsored by Glidevale Protect, explains how to take ventilation requirements into account when specifying roofing underlays. DEADLINE TO COMPLETE: 16 April 2021