The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has granted CPD approval to a blog by leading artificial grass manufacturer, TigerTurf UK.
Thanks to its RIBA approved status, a range of posts on the TigerTurf blog, which aims to enhance readers' understanding of how artificial grass can be specified for different sport and landscape-based applications, can now count towards the annual CPD requirement for architects and other construction professionals.
As well as offering regular sport-specific guides to the specification process and guidance on the design and construction of artificial grass spaces, the blog also offers insight into its uses, maintenance, and how sports clubs can increase their chances of submitting a successful funding application.
Architects eager to benefit from regular insight from the world of artificial grass can even sign up to a tailored newsletter, which highlights articles specifically geared towards the interests of RIBA members.
Those wishing to enhance their knowledge of artificial grass further can also take advantage of a RIBA-approved CPD seminar offered by TigerTurf, which explains what it means to specify synthetic grass for a 3G football or rugby project. Upon request, the one-hour session can be delivered at registered practitioners' offices free of charge, and covers a plethora of topics ranging from what a 3G pitch is and the sports' governing bodies testing and accreditation processes, to installation, maintenance, and environmental considerations.
Paul Langford, managing director at TigerTurf UK said: "Our blog reflects our belief that, as a manufacturer, we have a responsibility to offer information and advice as well as our range of products. Architects know only too well how important the specification process is to any construction project, and the content posted on our blog is there to help those considering the use of artificial grass."
Joni Tyler, Head of CPD at the RIBA added: "There can never be a "˜cookie cutter' approach to professional development, and TigerTurf's blog is the perfect example of how a manufacturer has delivered useful content in a format architects can turn to in order to learn about a chosen topic."