NEW SOUTH WALES

2024

Formal CPD Presentations

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Audio Visual Integration & Automation

Construction & Engineering Products

Delivery, Lockers & End of Trip Amenities

Facades & Cladding

Floor & Wall Coverings

Heating, Cooling & Insulation

Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry

Landscaping & Outdoor Products

Lighting

Paints & Surface Treatments

Surface Finishes

Windows & Door Hardware

It is important to take note of the manufacturers availability listed below (Online only/Face to Face only).
Some of our presenters are based inter-state. While we aim to bring you the best product information Australia Wide, we are at mercy of the government regulations. Please keep in mind the format you have chosen when selecting manufacturers. 

Audio Visual Integration & Automation

Hear and Learn

Format: Online Only

Topic 1: Auditory Learning:  Riding the Winds of Change

Presenter: Jim Russell is the Principal of www.hearroom.net and a full member of the Australian College of Audiology.  He is an Education Audiology expert with deep experience in technology relevant to hearing augmentation and sound-field.

 

Jim conducts presentations for education construction stakeholders including Architects and Electrical Consultants.

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Learn how today’s Australian learners have more challenges receiving and processing auditory signals including voices and screens
      • Learn how the intelligibility of vocal signals decreases over distance and for learners, this is the difference between understanding content and not
      • Learn how trends towards more agile learning spaces can be complemented with best-practice education audio technology
      • Learn how Code and Regs evolve slower than technology and therefore any deemed to satisfy tech will not work for everyone
      • Learn how to economize AV and hearing augmentation spends with three-in-one voice/screen and hearing augmentation
      • Learn how performance-based solutions can be embraced to offer legally and morally superior outcomes

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Construction & Engineering Products

GCP Applied Technologies

GCP Applied Technologies

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic 1: Waterproofing in Multi Story Construction

Overview: Structural concrete has strength, is a robust, durable, commonly designed and  adopted building material. However, to survive long term, provide amenity and service to any occupied or functional structure, concrete must be designed, manufactured, and managed correctly. Concrete must also be protected or “Waterproofed”.

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Waterproofing – Why and when to waterproof
      • Where waterproofing is used in multi-story applications 
      • Sheet membrane applications
      • Liquid membrane applications 

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Topic 2: Spray Applied Fireproofing

Overview: Fireproofing is a vital but complex part of all new building design and construction. Of recent years this aspect of the industry has seen much renewed scrutiny. Many factors surround analysis, design and application an overview is given with this presentation.

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Definition of Fireproofing
      • Why Fireproof
      • Product Classification
      • Types of Spray-Applied Fireproofing
      • Key Codes, Standards and Testing
      • Building Code of Australia
      • Fire Assessment Reports
      • Examples of thickness calculation
      • Application of Cementitious spray applied fireproofing
      • QA testing and finishing

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Delivery, Lockers & End of Trip Amenities

Facades & Cladding

Network Archtectural

Alpolic NC®

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic 1: Facades of the Future:  Looking Beyond Compliance, Prioritising Best Practices & Sustainable Design

Overview: In this CPD presentation, we look at the state of the façade market – where we have come from and where we are today. We explore Australian and global fire testing methods, their role in evaluating façade designs and systems, and discuss how looking beyond compliance is critical when designing safe buildings and futureproofing your specifications. With the increase of extreme weather conditions and climate change, we also investigate weatherability performance testing methods for common weather events such as hailstorms and severe wind.

Learning Outcomes:

      • Understand the state of the façade market today and how the industry has evolved since the Grenfell disaster.
      • Explain how looking beyond compliance can help us design safer buildings, by exploring Australian and International testing methods and standards.
      • Design for extreme weather and understand the importance of impact and pressure testing for extreme weather conditions such as hail and severe wind.
      • Outline key considerations and inclusions when specifying safe and futureproof facades.
      • Formal outcomes: Practice Management and Professional Conduct – PC1 and PC16. Project Initiation and Conceptual Design – PC28. Detailed Design and Construction Documentation – PC39, PC44, PC45, PC46

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Topic 2: Designing Ceiling Systems for Infrastructure Projects – the importance of a design-lead approach CPD

Overview:Specifying and designing ceiling systems for infrastructure projects is a complex and specialised capability. In this CPD presentation we will guide you through the process of successfully delivering large scale infrastructure projects. We’ll review case studies in transport, education and sports and explore examples of the capability and limitations of modern metal ceiling systems, sharing how a design lead approach is key (or critical) for turning imaginative designs into reality.

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Understand project limitations and how they could affect ceiling design.
      • Recognise the advantages of a design-led approach and a robust design process.
      • Meet obligations for ceiling technical requirements, incl. seismic, aesthetics, access, integrated lighting.
      • Outline key considerations and inclusions when specifying ceilings for infrastructure projects
      • Formal outcomes: Practice Management and Professional Conduct – PC9. Detailed Design and Construction Documentation – PC-38, PC- 39, PC-44

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Topic 3: Modern Ceiling Systems and Healthcare CPD

Overview: With a focus on designing for healing, we take a look at how modern ceiling systems impact our health and wellbeing. We will share how the design of modern ceilings spaces has evolved and explore how approaches to healthcare ceiling design have progressed, integrating elements such as natural light and flexible approaches to today’s modern healthcare buildings.

Learning Outcomes:

      • Project initiation and understanding the journey of healthcare ceiling design.
      • Designing healthcare ceilings post Pandemic.
      • Meeting obligations for ceilings technical requirements within healthcare facilities.
      • Formal Outcomes: Project Initiation and Conceptual Design PC18, PC24, PC28, PC31, PC35. Detail Design and Construction Documentation PC45.

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Floor & Wall Coverings

Tarkett

Tarkett

Format: Face to Face Only

Topic: Performance Flooring & Acoustics

Presenter: Scott Kelly, Business Development Manager – Education, Tarkett Australia.

Scott has worked in the flooring industry overseeing commercial sales, architectural and government specifications and distribution of resilient floorcoverings, safety flooring, carpets, primers, screeds and adhesives for 15 years and as a product specification professional for over 20 years.

OverviewAcoustics is not just a building code compliance. Good noise control can improve employee wellbeing and comfort, leading to higher productivity. Our Acoustics CPD will cover the key attributes to sound, noise sources and noise control in buildings so that we can improve the Indoor Environment Quality.

Learning outcomes: 

      • How noise travels into and within a building
      • Recognising acoustic issues & how flooring systems aid compliance
      • Transmission and absorption strategies
      • How flooring materials can assist with noise control
      • Regulations of building code clauses & the application standards

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Topic: Infection Prevention & Interior Finishes – Flooring Considerations

Presenter: Matt has over 30 years flooring experience and is currently Tarkett’s Business development manager for the health & aged care segments. Matt is responsible for ensuring our product offering for this market deliver performance and durability while meeting all health practice guidelines for our market. 

  

Recently Matt was involved in the Campbelltown hospital redevelopment, and works with some of Australia’s largest aged care providers to delivery high performance solutions that last. Our ongoing relationships with our customers is testament to Matt’s approach and dedication to working with them through projects advising from start to finish. 

OverviewIn this CPD, we look at the threat antimicrobial resistance poses and how this is leading to an increase in healthcare associated infections. We detail high versus low risk areas, allowing you to determine what floor finish should be specified. We also look at antimicrobial test methods, and discuss how the misuse of antibiotics and biocides can lead to Antimicrobial Resistance – a major public health threat.

Learning outcomes: 

      • The threat antimicrobial resistance poses
      • How this is le REading to an increases in health associated infections
      • What is deemed as a high vs. low risk area or surface
      • Antimicrobial assays and standards
      • The importance of the responsible use of antimicrobials
      • Regulations of building code clauses & the application standards

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Topic: Slip Resistance Design Considerations

Presenter: Scott Kelly, Business Development Manager – Education, Tarkett Australia. 

Scott has worked in the flooring industry overseeing commercial sales, architectural and government specifications and distribution of resilient floorcoverings, safety flooring, carpets, primers, screeds and adhesives for 15 years and as a product specification professional for over 20 years.

OverviewIn this Slip CPD, we look closely at the importance of slip in design, the different test methods to ensure compliance, and safety flooring performance requirements. You will gain sound knowledge of the National Construction Code regulations and Australian Standards for slip resistance. We also cover some of the common mistakes around where to use safety flooring or smooth surface flooring.

Learning outcomes: 

      • Safety flooring & its application
      • Different slip test methods & where to use them
      • Reading and understanding slip test values
      • Relevant standards to the surface you are specifying
      • The stakeholder responsibilities throughout the lifetime of flooring

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Gerflor

Gerflor

Format: Face to Face Only

Topic: Reducing the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections through Evidence-Based Design.

Learning outcomes: 

      • Identify areas of risk and high infection control requirements in hospitals and healthcare facilities and use the principles of Evidence-Based design to assess flooring and integrated systems in healthcare.
      • Design to minimise the risk of hospital-acquired infections and protect assets from preventable damage.
      • Demonstrate the financial and human impact of hospital-acquired infections and justify immediate capex to reduce operational expenditure in healthcare.

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Heating, Cooling & Insulation

Airius

Airius

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: Thermal equalisation and Air Purification in any built environment

Presenter: Sam Rochaix

Duration: 1 hour

Overview: Reinventing airflow since 2004, Airius have revolutionised the global fan markets with their market leading air circulation and thermal destratification systems. Our Patented Airflow Technology is reinventing the expectations of a fan with amazing outcomes, providing comfort from heat in summer and optimising warmth in cooler environments. Airius fans also provide significant benefits for cold aisles in supermarkets while offering excellent condensation reduction in all building types.
Airius also distribute a range of active air purification systems that are effective at combating a range of VOCs, bacteria and viruses including SARS COV-2 (COVID-19).

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Recognise how air circulation can offer building design efficiencies with or without air conditioning and offer cooling comfort
      • Understand how directional air flow can reduce/negate ductwork inducted A/C system designs from a mechanical and architectural perspective
      • Understand the level of energy savings that can be achieved through utilising engineered air movement
      • Discuss how destratification can save both heating and cooling energy in buildings
      • Understand the design benefits modular turbine style fans present over HVLS type fans in high volume internal spaces

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry

Dolphin

Dolphin Solutions

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic 1: Washing Sustainability and Design with Dolphin. 

Overview: This CPD will help you to understand how to specify washrooms that are more hygienic, waste significantly less water and energy than traditional design, are aesthetically please, save space, comply with regulations whilst remaining cost effective.

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Using modern technology to maximise water saving and reduce energy usage in the washroom
      • Enhancing aesthetics and improving hygiene through using appropriate fittings
      • Design challenges and making better use of available space in the washroom
      • Brief overview of accessible and standard washroom ergonomics
      • Design ideas to maximise unlettable areas of a building
      • Handle actual sample taps and fittings during the seminar

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Topic 2: Designing Washrooms to Prevent Cross Contamination

Overview: This CPD will cover the cause and effects of Pre-COVID washrooms and the solutions to better preventing the spread of bacteria and how simple changes in design can decrease the spread of germs and improve the flow in public bathrooms.

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Using the most advanced touch-free washroom appliances to prevent the spread of germs.
      • Enhancing the flow of the environment in public bathrooms to allow adequate space to move around and less contamination on surfaces.
      • Design challenges and making better use of available space in the washroom
      • Brief overview of accessible and standard washroom ergonomics
      • Design ideas to maximise unlettable areas of a building
      • How modern fittings decrease work and time spent for cleaners to maintain washrooms.

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

TPI - Toilet Partition Industries

Format: Face to Face

Topic: TPI specialists in commercial toilet and shower partitions and wet area joinery

Overview: TBA

Learning outcomes: TBA

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CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Landscaping & Outdoor Products

Lighting

LA Lounge

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: Exploring contemporary lighting design, Dali automation, and circadian lighting.

Learning Outcomes:

      • Architectural Lighting Design: Exploring the World of Architectural Lighting Design.
      • Dali Lighting Control: How to Utilize It: Unlocking the Potential of Dali Lighting Control: Reasons to Upgrade and Practical Applications.
      • Evolution of Circadian Rhythm and Human-Centric Lighting: The applications of Circadian Rhythm and Human-Centric Lighting Evolution.
      • LA Lounge Lighting Range – In-Set Plaster Specialization: Introducing the LA Lounge Lighting Range, a collection born from diverse and intricate designs that have evolved over time.
      • New Product Showcase: The Exclusive ‘Dream Range’: Providing an exclusive sneak peek into our upcoming ‘Dream Range’ of products, set to be unveiled soon.
      • ‘The Dark range’: A Comprehensive Overview of Our Durable Solid Brass Outdoor Product Range.

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Paints & Surface Treatments

Surface Finishes

Newmat

Newmat

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: The fundamentals of Back Lighting Stretch Ceilings

Learning outcomes: 

      • Why use light weight membranes for back lighting
      • Evolution of LED and back lighting
      • Applications (wall, ceiling + 3D)
      • Back lighting overview
      • Light Box vs Recessed
      • Depth + LED Spacing
      • LED Types
      • LED Control
      • LED Design
      • Acoustic Back Lit ceilings ( 2 layer system)

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point. 

Windows & Door Hardware

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