RIBA Core Curriculum
- Design, construction and technology
- General Awareness
This CPD looks at situations where problems have arisen from movement in brickwork. The course also covers the basic British Standard requirements for designing as well as how to recognise issues and minimise the risk of damage.
In this section
- The general principles of movement joints
- Guidance for designing with movement
- Examples of movement in brickwork
In addition to overall guidance, we need to consider the plan form of the building, particularly with regard to short returns.
By short return, we mean a wall of less than 3 bricks long generally.
As indicated earlier, it is necessary to consider more movement joints in less restrained walls, including parapets and garden walls.
You’ve reached the end of the CPD. To make sure you’ve taken on board the key learnings of this course, please fill out the quick multiple choice Q&A below. This will certify that you have completed the CPD and provide you with an email certificate, which, if the course is accredited, you can share with RIBA.