An Introduction to Engineered Roof Timber Products

Murdock Builders Merchants is approved by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland for deliver the CPD presentation above to its members. If you want to find out more about this CPD please contact the Truss Manager by clicking here. To go directly to our Truss website please click here

Continuing Professional Development has been defined as: "The systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skill and the development of personal qualities necessary for the execution of professional and technical duties throughout the practitioner's working life". (Construction Group, UK).

It has always been the responsibility of any member of a profession to maintain his or her professional skills, and to take steps to stay well-informed about developments in the field. However, in recent times the pace of change has made keeping up-to-date an increasingly onerous task. At the same time, increasing expectations on the part of consumers put pressure on both practitioners and the professional bodies to ensure that skills are indeed being maintained.

Effective CPD results in better buildings, more consumer protection and client satisfaction for the public, better job satisfaction and career advancement for the architectural employee, and greater success for the architectural practice.

For the individual architect or technician, in today's competitive and changing world, CPD is essential for continued employment and advancement. For the practice it is essential for survival.

The RIAI Website State - This is an excellent presentation for architects, with a good balance of design advice, technical information and examples. It sets out clearly the practical benefits and potential cost savings associated with Roof Trusses and Metal Web Joists over traditional cut roofs and flooring.

You can see this CPD Network Course listed on the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland website here.