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24 August 2007

CEMEX UK Launches First RIBA Accredited Screed Training Programme

Building material solutions company CEMEX UK is pioneering development in screed technology and has launched the first online training programme about the specification, application and performance of screeds.

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, which has been accredited by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), is available from the CEMEX website, see www.cemex.co.uk/cpd and has been designed to ensure that architects and specifiers are up to date with the latest information about screeds.

The programme consists of 40 minute presentations which are followed by short tests. Candidates who successfully complete each unit will be awarded with RIBA certificates. The programme is part of RIBA's core CPD curriculum, which requires all chartered members to do 19.5 hours of development training every year to help ensure that qualified professionals maintain their competence to practise.

CEMEX UK produces an extensive range of screed products, including Readyscreed and Supaflo, which are factory produced and comply with European and British Standards. Due to the flowing nature of Supaflo, it fits with the drive for modern methods of construction and also uses a by-product from coal powered power stations in its production, making it a very sustainable material to use.

CEMEX screeds are suitable for a variety of applications including health, education, commercial, industrial and residential, and other markets where surface finish, accuracy, speed of construction, durability and whole life performance are key priorities.

As part of a wider campaign to provide support and increased knowledge of screed technology, CEMEX has also established a free telephone helpline 0800 667 827 for architects and specifiers, and published a range of new brochures, data sheets and a case study DVD to complement the new CPD programmes.

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Notes to editors:

CEMEX CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also has a significant share of the asphalt, concrete block and mortar markets. The company has a national supply network in the UK with over 500 locations, to ensure that quality building materials is available to customers locally.

For more information, see www.CEMEX.co.uk or www.CEMEX.com RIBA The Royal Institute of British Architects has been promoting architecture and architects since being awarded its Royal Charter in 1837.

Then the RIBA's remit was 'the general advancement of architecture'. Today's mission statement continues to embody these sentiments. The RIBA is a member organisation, with 30,000 members, headed by president Jack Pringle, and with an executive of 170 staff at the HQ in central London and in a dozen regional offices.

More information and photographs: Contact:

Marit Meyer-Bell,

tel. 0786 765 3392

marit.meyerbell@cemex.com

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