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CPD: Zinc Building Envelopes


This CPD is sponsored by VMZINC. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge about the use of zinc products in the construction process. This CPD explores the science behind the products and the benefits of using zinc.


CPD: Materials for corrosion resistant and hygienic drainage


This CPD is sponsored by ACO Building Drainage. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge allowing them to avoid specification risks associated with drainage elements for corrosion resistant and hygienic applications.

A 3D model of Manchester Central Library created through laser scanning

CPD: Laser Scanning


This CPD is sponsored by KOREC. With a greater use of BIM and 3D models, laser scanning is becoming an increasingly popular method for carrying out building surveys. This CPD explores the benefits of 3D laser scanning.

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CPD: Environmental performance of lead sheet


This is the last of three CPDs sponsored by the Lead Sheet Association (LSA). Lead is often perceived as a heritage material. But its sustainability credentials are leading to it seeing a revival. This CPD explores the environmental performance of the material.


CPD: Design and specification of lead sheet roofing


This is the last of three CPDs sponsored by the Lead Sheet Association (LSA). It covers rolled lead sheet finishes to flat and pitched roofs, including fixings, gutters and ventilation details.

Part L Roundtable

Roundtable: How will changes to Part L impact design?


A panel of experts, chaired by The AJ sustainability editor Hattie Hartman and invited by Comar, discuss the thorny issues of indoor air quality and building performance

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How to gain CPD using the AJ


Here at the AJ we know how difficult it can be trying to find time to fulfil your CPD requirements. So we’ve launched a new portal to make it easier for you

Vectorworks BIM CPD

CPD: ARBOLEDA - an Open BIM project


Modo Forma’s apartment development in Santo Domingo benefited from the clear workflows and building analysis of Vectorworks Architect software

Comar curtain walling

CPD: Design and specification of curtain walling


This CPD covers curtain walling systems, including the types available, their assembly, installation and testing


CPD: Design and specification of lead sheet cladding


Applications to traditional and preformed vertical cladding, weatherings, dormer windows, and door and bay hoods sponsored by the Lead Sheet Association (LSA)


CPD: Design and specification of rolled lead sheet


This CPD is sponsored by the Lead Sheet Association (LSA), a trade association for manufacturers of BS EN: 12588 2006-compliant rolled lead


CPD: Innovative envelope solutions


This CPD’s objective is to outline the development of insulated panel technology and improve understanding of innovation in modular building envelopes, helping reduce project complexity and risk


CPD: Lightweight natural stone and glass ventilated rainscreens


The full title of this CPD is ‘Lightweight Natural Stone and Glass Ventilated Rainscreen Facades and the Requirements of Modern Architecture’


CPD: Approved Document L2A


The full title of this CPD is ‘Building Regulations Part L 2010: thermal, solar and air permeability requirements for windows, doors and curtain walling - specialist unit for new build, non-dwellings’, and it is sponsored by Sapa Building System

Part 3: Benefits of fibre cement

CPD: Fibre Cement


The full title of this CPD is ‘Fibre Cement: versatile, sustainable building material’. Its objectives are to introduce fibre cement products, their defining characteristics, advantages, history and predicted future

CPD: Slips and trips


Slips and trips are, perhaps, the major cause of accidents in public buildings. In this CPD we look at the extent of the problem, the legal requirements and obligations, guidelines for risk assessment, flooring standards and slip-resistance measurement

CPD: Unlocking the Potential of Porcelain Tile


The full title of this CPD is ‘Unlocking the Potential of Porcelain Tile: Decorative Solutions for High Pedestrian Slip Traffic Areas.’ It aims to look closely at the benefits of porcelain tiles and examine their suitability for use in high traffic areas

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