Every two weeks or so, on Wednesdays, we have CPD presentations during our lunch break. Delicious sandwiches, prepared by Lucy from our admin team, and other goodies keep hunger at bay while the technical team are being educated. The topics are varied, the skills of the presenters are varied and every now and again there is one that stands out.

Last Wednesday we had one such CPD. The subject – Waterproof Concrete. An important subject, bearing in mind the number of basements and swimming pools the practice is working on.

On the face of it not a subject that one would anticipate grabbing the attention of a bunch of architectural staff, but the presenter, Calwyn DeCoster of David Ball Group, was so enthusiastic that he managed to make the ‘wet grey stuff’ and Pudlo’s waterproofing qualities, surprisingly interesting.