The Importance of Online CPD’s

Arno Britz Swartland

During the COVID-19 lockdown period Swartland’s architectural team, consisting of Arno Britz and Rudelle Jansen van Vuuren, was able to offer a two-hour webinar on “Sustainability in the Joinery Industry”. The course is a valid Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation from The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP).

The course has been modified as an online presentation aimed at architectural professionals, interior designers and even builders, to earn their CPD credits in a convenient online platform. The lockdown period proved to be a valuable time for thousands of professionals to earn their credits.

The webinar covers a brief history of Swartland’s manufacturing processes, the procurement of sustainable raw materials, our sustainable business practices, new building regulations and its implications, product testing and performance, best building practices, how to specify joinery and lastly, the architectural services Swartland can offer to architectural professionals.

More than 180 professionals attended the course, which was offered on three separate webinars. The architectural team received positive feedback from attendees who found the course to be particularly interesting and resourceful. The webinar also offered a chance to exchange contact details building good future relationships between the architectural team and other professionals.

Swartland’s online CPD course plays an important role in assisting other architectural professionals with staying up to date with the latest product offerings and technology while connecting with like-minded professionals from all over the country on one convenient platform.

More about the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)

The architectural profession in South Africa is governed and regulated by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) in terms of Section 2 of the Architectural Profession Act No 44 of 2000 (‘the Act’).

SACAP is directed and managed by council members who are nominated in terms of section 3 of the Act. The Council is appointed by the Minister of Public Works (DPW) and serves office for a period of four (4) years.

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