Continuing professional development forms a significant part of an architect's yearly diary, with a requirement for individuals to monitor and manage their own training programme. In an effort to help designers fit this into their busy schedule, Hanson Brick's technical department has provided a CPD module online. This consists of a series of slides in a PowerPoint format, complete with dialogue which follows very closely the talks given by one of the company's experienced technical staff during a typical 40-minute presentation.
There is currently one CPD module online, 'The specification of clay bricks to BS 3921', which outlines the requirements for that code. In the near future the company plans to provide another three modules all of which would be available to the designer and would have CPD approval. These units will cover durability and workmanship, movement in brickwork and structural use of masonry.