Building CPD – Sustainable steelwork specification quiz


Please answer the following 5 multiple choice questions, then click 'submit' to check the result. The pass mark for a CPD certificate is 5 out of 5, and you may retake the quiz as many times as you wish. Please note that one, two, three, four or all of the possible answers presented for each question may be right, and to gain a mark for that question all correct answers must be identified.

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Building CPD - Sustainable steelwork specification

The calculation methods for assessing the environmental performance of a building should be based on which standard?

BS EN 15978
BS EN 15979
BS EN 15980
BS EN 15981
BS EN 15982

Structural steel suppliers are required to have an environmental management system that follows the principles of which standard (or equivalent)?

BS EN ISO 13998
BS EN ISO 13999
BS EN ISO 14000
BS EN ISO 14001
BS EN ISO 14002

Design should consider any temporary works requirements. The use of temporary works should be considered carefully because they:

Can take an exponentially greater time to set up and take down than permanent works
Can involve bespoke items that are unlikely to be reused, thereby increasing carbon emissions
Have to adhere to stricter building regulations than may be necessary for the finished building
Can prove more expensive to erect and dismantle than permanent works
Run a greater risk of being rejected at the planning stage than permanent works

Why is early engagement with the steelwork contractor to increase lead-in periods desirable?

It reduces on-site cost overruns which could result from subsequent design changes
It challenges designers to come up with better solutions
It enables better planning and co-ordination of site operations, material supply and collaboration with the design team
It empowers local government planning departments who can better judge if a scheme should get the go-ahead
It gives the end customer of a development more time to consider the design outcome

The UK has committed to becoming a carbon net zero economy by which year?