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This course is intended to provide an introduction to some key materials and components used in contemporary building envelopes.  This course will identify key British, European and CWCT standards and guides relevant to those elements.

NOTE: The material for this course is based on previous MTCP and CWDC courses.

Target audience:

This course is aimed at those who specify and use the more common materials that are used in the construction of contemporary building envelopes.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the factors affecting the durability of key façade metals,
  • Understand commonly used coatings,
  • Understand key performance criteria of key polymeric materials,
  • Understand different insulation and thermal break materials,
  • Appreciate different commonly used panel and board materials,
  • Appreciate key production and fabrication issues relating to façade materials.


  • Assessment will be via a series of multiple-choice questions following the course,
  • The assessment is timed and must be passed in order to receive a CPD certificate for the course,
  • If the assessment is failed, one re-take will be permitted.


None, although C201 Introduction to contemporary cladding and façade systems is recommended.

Course availability: 

30 September - 27 October 2024

Lecture time:

1 day


Member price

Non-Member price

£180 + VAT

£360 + VAT