QUEENSLAND

2022

Formal CPD Presentations

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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

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. 

Construction & Engineering Products

BlueScope Steel

BlueScope Steel

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: Light Gauge Steel Framing

Overview: This presentation will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects in Design. 3.4, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5 and 4.6.

Learning outcomes: 

      • Define what is Light Gauge Steel (LGS) for structural (or load–bearing) applications and how it differs to Light Gauge Steel for non-structural
      • Have awareness of types of projects/applications that are currently using Light Gauge Steel Framing and identify projects and applications that are suitable for Light Gauge Steel Framing
      • Recall the Light Gauge Steel Framing Design Process
      • Recognise the associated benefits including design flexibility and cost efficiencies that can be derived as a result of using Light Gauge Steel Framing
      • Identify DTS compliance pathways for Class 9b building design

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

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

GroundFloor

GroundFloor

Format: Online Only

Topic: Last-Mile Delivery Solutions: Knowing how and where to use them

Learning outcomes:

      • Understand and describe the importance of parcel-proofing new builds
      • Identify the different types of solutions available and determine which best suits their project
      • Know the difference between parcel lockers and parcel management systems
      • Include solutions in any project design

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

Facades & Cladding

Alspec

Alspec

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic 1: Understanding Cladding and the Requirements of the NCC – Pathways to Compliance

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes:

      • Provide a clear understanding of Cladding Materials, the requirements of the NCC and the pathways to compliance.
      • There are a number of considerations that need to be addressed, in particular, Fire Performance and Compliance are issues that need to be fully understood to ensure safe buildings.

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

Topic 2: Selection of Windows & Doors for Commercial Applications

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes:

      • What are the key design considerations when selecting Aluminium Commercial Windows and Doors
      • What are the applicable performance Standards and how do these differ from the prescriptive standards. 
      • How does energy impact the selection of framing systems for Commercial Applications. 
      • Understanding the key features and benefits of the typical surface finishing options.

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

Topic 3: Understanding Section J NCC 2019

Duration: 1 hour

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Identify and apply the new requirements for External Facades in NCC 2019
      • Evaluate and apply knowledge about the performance of windows and walls
      • Define the impacts of different products on overall façade performance
      • Define the impacts of NCC 2019 on building design and apply to future projects.

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

Network Archtectural

Alpolic NC®

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic 1: Fire Safe Façade – Non-combustible Cladding

Overview: Network Architectural’s newest in-house formal CPD presentation focuses on the history of the different grades of ACM façade panels sold here in Australia, along with the changes in the NCC 2019 in response to the recent fires involving Polyethylene (PE) grades. As well, the AS5113 full-scale fire test will be covered in detailed.

Learning Outcomes:

      • ACM Façade Materials in History- Understanding how & why highly combustible PE ACM types beat the previous certification process.
      • Current Fire Testing Standards- How the new AS 5113 and large-scale testing methods have advanced our knowledge on what to expect in a real fire event.
      • Installation Systems & Design- How a holistic approach of façade materials and design is required to meet optimum performance results.

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

Topic 2: Fire Safe Façade – Building Sustainability & Building Compliant Façade

Overview: Network Architectural delivers an exploration into the development of energy-efficient and sustainable building facades: Giving consideration to living in harmony with the natural environment, reducing our footprint through less energy, water, and material intensive lifestyle.

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Understanding new design and construction challenges as a result of changes to Section J 2019 BCA.
      • How to design a compliant façade building envelope with sustainability in mind.
      • Meeting sustainability with architectural finishes.

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

Topic 3: Sustainable Façade Coatings

Overview: In this one-hour course, we will discover the sustainability strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for facades panels and curtain walls, as well as onerous maintenance programmes that other coatings are encumbered with. We will evaluate coating performance tests including “accelerated” weathering and “real-time” weathering, and what the implications are for the life of different coatings. We will also assess the life-cycle advantage and sustainability benefits of FEVE topcoats and test standards to specify to ensure optimum and sustainable performance.

Learning Outcomes:

      • Define FEVE coating technology, history and unique weatherability properties that will deliver the best and correct façade coating finish for “sustainable” outcomes.
      • Discuss real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE coatings that demonstrate their proven performance in terms of façade corrosion resistance, and colour/gloss retention over long periods of time.
      • Discuss guidelines for sound performance specification of façade coatings & explore several real-world applications.

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point along with a personalised CPD certificate.

Floor & Wall Coverings

Queensland Timber Flooring

Queensland Timber Flooring

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: Timber Flooring

Overview: 

      • Company Profile
      • Industry Developments
      • Engineered or Solid Flooring?
      • Managing Expansion
      • Species, Grades, Colour Groups and Profiles
      • Density and Durability
      • Installation Methods
      • Finishes and Anti-Slip
      • Acoustics
      • Quiz
      • Question Time

Learning Outcomes: 

      • How to select the correct timber flooring product
      • How to design and cost the flooring system
      • How to determine costing and duration of the installation of the timber floor
      • How to select the appropriate floor finishing product, and determine cost and duration of the application of the finish.

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

Heating, Cooling & Insulation

Big Ass Fans

Big Ass Fans

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: Air Movement For Energy-Efficient Comfort In Conditioned Spaces

Overview: This presentation reviews the concepts of thermal comfort, the benefits of large overhead fans, air movement, stratification, organisational standards & compliance, applications and case studies.

Learning outcomes: 

      • Identify the standard for thermal comfort compliance  (Design; Conceptual Design; 3.4)
      • Name the 6 factors that affect thermal comfort (Design: Schematic Design; 4.7)
      • Understand the use of elevated air speed to improve thermal comfort, air distribution, and energy efficiency in conditioned spaces. (Design 3.2; 4.4)
      •  Describe the design benefits of minimising ductwork, lowering HVAC first costs, and improving ventilation rates. (Design 2.2; 2.3; 4.5)
      • Explain stratification and the energy saving potential of destratifying a large open space. (Design 3.3)

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

Airius

Airius

Format: Online Only

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 Only

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. 

Landscaping & Outdoor Products

Gripsure

Format: Online Only

Topic: Specifying Decking, key considerations

Presenter: Mike Nicholson is the CEO and founder of the Gripsure group of companies operating across Europe, the UK, and Japan. He is the main board director of the UK’s leading trade association The Timber Decking and Cladding Association. He has presented around the world on the topic of decking materials and is particularly passionate about the use of sustainable materials in landscaping.

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of the latest regulations and technical requirements around the wide range of decking materials available

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

Lighting

LA Lounge

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: Understanding Lighting Design and Home Automation

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Understand how utilising DALI Automation can actually be cost-effective compared to standard 240v wiring and dimming.

      • Why 90% of the homes we work on are now using DALI Automation as opposed to standard automation or 240v.

      • Techniques and methods of Lighting Design.

      • Integrating lighting into the fabric of the building and enhancing the architecture.

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

Paints & Surface Treatments

AI Coatings

A&I Coatings

Format: Online Only

Topic: Fluoropolymer (FEVE) based coatings for lowering life-cycle cost of Structures

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this presentation attendees will be able to;

      • Explain how FEVE/fluoropolymer coatings work.            

      • Compare FEVE, polyurethane and polysiloxane.

      • Explain how FEVE/fluoropolymer coatings save time and money over long term, that is have lower life cycle cost.  

      • Specify, or know where to go to specify a coating system.

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

AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel

Format: Face to Face Only

Topic 1: Understanding passive fire protection through the use of intumescent paints

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Specifying – the importance of using complete systems and not individual products. 
      • Testing – understanding and ensuring all passive systems are correctly tested to the relevant standards.
      • Good structural and fire design. 

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

Topic 2: High Performance Protective Coatings

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Understanding Service Environment and impact on coating selection. 
      • Design considerations and their impact on long term coating performance.
      • Coating selection for long turn durability.
      • Time to first maintenance.

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

Topic 3: The protection of structural steel against atmospheric corrosion by the use of protective coatings

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Understanding Service Environment and impact on coating selection.
      • Design considerations and their impact on long term coating performance.
      • Coating selection for long turn durability.
      • Time to first maintenance.

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

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