Vandersanden launches new CPD series aimed at architects and specifiers

  • 5 May 2022

Brick manufacturer Vandersanden is launching a newly enhanced series of six engaging and informative CPD webinars. The sessions are part of Vandersanden’s portfolio of learning and development tools, aimed at architects and specifiers, to help build their knowledge base and keep them updated on new techniques and innovations in brick manufacturing.

Vandersanden’s new CPD webinar series launched on 4th May. The sessions are designed to be concise yet packed with useful information to inspire architects to learn more about the creative design potential of bricks.


Mathew Davies, National Specification Manager for Vandersanden comments: “Vandersanden is one of Europe’s most innovative producers of bricks and our CPD modules, many of which are RIBA approved, have already had great feedback from our partners at architectural practices.

“Following their response, we decided to extend our CPD programme, based on requests for more diverse and in-depth brick topics. We aim to make the sessions as interactive as possible, with plenty of time for live Q&A with team members during, and at the end of each session.”

The webinar series consists of six CPD sessions, which go live from 4th May, and will continue on the first Wednesday of every month. The CPD series includes the following:

RIBA Certified CPD #1– Brick basics

This CPD explores the origins and anatomy of brick, as well as covering the main brick types and commonly used configurations and bonding patterns. The CPD also discusses the influence of joints and mortar, accommodating building movement and important considerations when specifying brick.

RIBA Certified CPD #2 – How to avoid brick stains and efflorescence

This CPD explains about the discolouration issues commonly experienced with brickwork facades and the reasons behind the different types of staining that occur. The course then covers the preventative methods that can help avoid this efflorescence and the protective role that innovative coated bricks can play.

CPD #3 The brick – From the fundamentals to inspired design

An introduction to the different types of clay brick and the range of sizes, colours, textures and finishes available to help create inspired building design. This CPD reveals some of the key technical considerations and will help attendees learn more about brick as a sustainable building product.

CPD #4 The brick – Special techniques & innovations

This CPD explores some of Vandersanden’s new brick innovations and how different manufacturing techniques are used to deliver their unique range of bricks. The webinar then looks at a number of project examples that demonstrate how these can be applied to create beautifully inspired building designs.

RIBA Certified CPD #5 – Textured brickwork

This CPD demonstrates the texture effects that can be achieved when specifying and designing clay brick facades. The webinar explores how texture can be used to enhance building aesthetics and then looks at the main brick types, relevant bonding patterns and technical considerations.

RIBA Certified CPD #6 – Movement in brickwork

This CPD shows how to accommodate movement in brickwork, and the possible causes and types of movement. It looks at where to position vertical and horizontal movement joints, and discusses the technical considerations for cavity wall construction in relation to movement joints.

Mathew Davies concludes: “Vandersanden is committed to sharing our expertise and providing inspiration that supports our collaboration with architects and specifiers, so this new CPD series will continue to help build our professional partnership community.

“Look out for our new CPD webinar teaser campaign, which offers a snapshot of what our new CPD series will deliver.”

To register to attend and to find out more, visit the CPD area of the Vandersanden website here.

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