The need for qualified Thermal Bridge Modellers arises from the requirement for increased performance of buildings under the Part L of the Building Regulations. Thermal bridge modelling is a complex process which demands an understanding of applied building physics principles and an ability to use a variety of inter-related calculation software applications to measure performance in two- and three-dimensional assemblies. Its correct use is central to energy-efficient & healthy sustainable building design and to achieving long term performance of new build and retrofit building solutions
The DT775b CPD Diploma in Thermal Bridge Assessment is a 2 semester part-time multi-disciplinary upskilling programme for architects, engineers, building surveyors and architectural technologists.
The programme is set at Level 9 in the National Framework of Qualifications and aims to provide graduates of building design and construction related programmes with an educational setting in which to develop skills in thermal bridge assessment and an ability to apply principles to construction detailing.