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Wells Cathedral Stonemasons, has been accredited by the RIBA to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for architects.
The Somerset-based company will now host training seminars on stone work for UK architects.
Having pioneered a revival of apprenticeship training for new stonemasons, Wells Cathedral Stonemasons has now joined forces with the RIBA to boost architectsâ€™ understanding of stone as a structural material for new buildings and the management or restoration of historic stone buildings.
Simon Armstrong, the Wells Cathedral Stonemasons director heading the new RIBA initiative, said:Â â€œAs one of the UKâ€™s leading specialists in delivering stonework for new-build and restoration, we recognised the need to provide ongoing training and a technical support for architects.
â€œWe can now stage a programme of seminars, assessed by RIBAâ€™s CPD Providers Network. This rigorous assessment process means that our lectures will give architects a valid educational experience, helping them to do their jobs correctly, creatively, cost effectively, and efficiently.
â€œStone is a crucial element of the UKâ€™s built environment, but it demands specialist understanding.Â Our agreement with the RIBA is to share that understanding with UK architectsâ€, said Mr Armstrong.