Many current CPD’s cover the selection process of generic products and services used in the Construction Sector, however, Senior’s CPD explains the correct selection process of various elements during the Specification Phase, including Standards, Legislation, Design Issues and Material Choice. The importance of getting the process correct will ensure that building owners obtain a cost effective build programme with long term added value.
The term ‘Sustainability’ is discussed and explained, as so often it is given a very wide general definition; so to is the growing use of the term for materials that have ‘Cradle to Cradle’ life cycles. Aluminium, for example, can be recycled almost infinitely with long life cycles between uses. Today this high level of material recyclability has lead to the term ‘Urban Mines’ being adopted to explain the local resource of various materials in use which can now be recycled into new products.
The ‘Designing Sustainable Fenestration Systems’ CPD leads appropriately into the growing use of the BREEAM Certification for new buildings. With careful design and specification, up to 40 credits of the total 109 available for the building can be achieved. The CPD explains where these can credits can be obtained and the methodology required.