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Concrete – Focus on Sustainability

CEMEX Future in Action

CEMEX launch new RIBA-accredited sustainability CPD course to help clients with climate action

CEMEX have launched a new RIBA-accredited continuing professional development (CPD) course for architects and engineers called ‘Concrete – Focus on Sustainability’.

The course, which tackles the key issues facing specifiers who aim to accomplish their sustainability goals while continuing to specify safely and effectively, is the latest addition to CEMEX’s wide-ranging portfolio of products and solutions to help those in the construction industry make more responsible decisions when completing building projects.

CEMEX’s dedicated climate action strategy, ‘Future in Action – Committed to Net-Zero CO2’, effectively demonstrates the company’s vision for efficient operations to be present in every area of its business; from the materials it offers, its production methods and supply chain, and now even the CPD course it offers to those in the sector.

The ‘Concrete – Focus on Sustainability’ course will cover the various initiatives from the industry that strive to tackle climate change, and the technologies available within construction materials that are designed specifically to aid these goals. By the end of the CPD course, participants should have a greater understanding of:

  • Initiatives geared towards sustainability in specification
  • Material technologies available to reduced embodied carbon
  • Comparisons between available material options based on structural requirement
  • Examples of construction projects completed with sustainable materials
  • How to specify sustainable materials
  • Relevant opportunities for using alternative materials to meet sustainability objectives
  • Advantages/disadvantages of differing concrete components
  • How to interrogate relevant standards for further detailed guidance.

Mat Saunders, CEMEX UK’s national product support and CPD co-ordinator, commented: ‘The conversation around sustainability is currently at the forefront of the minds of everyone globally, and as an organization we have a responsibility to contribute to that discourse in a positive manner.

‘This is why we felt that educating industry professionals on what cement and concrete technology can do to help specifiers, clients and contractors meet their sustainability targets, while still using concrete to build safe, efficient, beautiful structures that we all live and work in, was paramount.

‘Even at this early stage the course has been wildly popular, and we anticipate a significant uptake over the rest of 2021 and beyond.’

For more information about CEMEX’s free-of-charge CPD courses, click here.

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