Vandersanden Introduces New RIBA Certified CPD

  • 11 Jan 2023

Brick manufacturer Vandersanden, recognised for its innovation, sustainability and craftsmanship, has announced its new RIBA certified CPD #7 ‘Brick: Circularity, Sustainability & Innovation’ is now available to architects and all construction professionals.

This essential new training tool comes under the RIBA core curriculum topics of ‘Design, Construction and Technology’ and ‘Sustainable Architecture’ and is the first RIBA certified CPD seminar focusing on bricks and sustainability.


The latest addition to Vandersanden’s portfolio of CPD courses is focused on sustainability in the brick manufacturing sector. Vandersanden’s vision for a more sustainable construction industry is central to the brand’s ambitions, and their innovative ‘Together to Zero’ promise demonstrates the company’s commitment to being completely CO2 neutral by 2050

Mathew Davies, National Specification Manager for Vandersanden, comments: “As a brand, we are committed to developing sustainable products, manufacturing processes and services which have a limited impact on the environment.

“So, we are thrilled to be able to add another highly informative RIBA certified CPD to our seminar series with a focus on sustainability. With the construction industry focused on achieving sustainability targets, this CPD is particularly timely.

“We hope not only to educate, but to inspire CPD attendees by outlining the path for a more sustainable construction industry, that the sector can achieve together.”

This new seminar from Vandersanden is the first RIBA CPD certified seminar in the industry to explore the subject of brick and sustainability in detail.

This seminar is designed to educate attendees on the following key topics:

 – The processes involved in brick manufacture and how sustainability is addressed at each stage of production with renewable energy, heat recuperation and other measures.
 – Why the brick industry is reducing use of clay and exploring alternative options such as eco brick slips, an innovation with an abundance of benefits.
 – The end-of-life circularity of bricks and the possibilities for reuse and recycling.
 – The incoming development of Carbon-negative bricks.
 – The available documentation to be referred to when designing sustainable buildings.
 – The importance of industry standards, health and safety, brick supply, management and handling.

The CPD seminars from Vandersanden are an ideal opportunity for professionals to develop their knowledge base and strengthen their skill sets.

This new RIBA certified CPD is the latest addition to Vandersanden’s portfolio of learning and development tools, aimed at architects and specifiers, helping to enhance their expertise and keep them updated on new trends, techniques and innovations in brick manufacturing.

The first webinar will take place on 25 January 2023 at 12.30PM online. To learn more about this new RIBA certified CPD on ‘Brick: Circularity, Sustainability & Innovation’ and to book your place, visit the Vandersanden website here.

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