Leeds-based ACS Stainless Steel and Fixings has launched a free education programme, helping architects and those in the construction sector create safe and sustainable buildings.

Colleagues at the Cross Green based business have launched a new CPD programme to enhance industry knowledge across a variety of construction based topics – helping attendees stay up to date with the latest products and regulatory requirements.

The CPD takes the form of regular webinars accessible by all in the sector, with more than 420 delegates having signed up for the first sessions. One module is already CPD UK accredited with others to follow; ACS Strategic Specification Director Paul Ruding explained: “From our base in Yorkshire, we are working hard to educate the whole UK sector on safe and sustainable building.

“Since the tragic events of Grenfell in 2017, we have grown our facility in Leeds, reinvesting profits to create new jobs and an upskilled workforce focused on research and development. The result is a suite of new products that can be used by developers looking to create high rise structures that are non-combustible and meet changing government legislation.

“Now, we want to go a step further, and play our part in encouraging responsible building by educating our industry peers with this new, accredited programme.”

The CPD programme has been developed by ACS colleagues in the Cross Green factory, where 118 people are now based. The programme will be rolled out nationally and offered to workers in the construction sector across the UK.

ACS is a leading Yorkshire manufacturer and designer of structural building components, providing patented innovative solutions, including masonry support and brick panel solutions – essential construction components used in construction of the largest modern-day projects in the UK.