VICTORIA

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

Paints & Surface Treatments

Surface Finishes

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

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. 

HiFraser Environmental Solutions

HIFraser Environmental Solutions

Format: Online Only

Topic: Environmentally sustainable vacuum toilets and vacuum drainage systems

Overview: Are you working on green projects? Have you ever found conventional sewer solutions on difficult sites costly and challenging? Perhaps you might then consider a vacuum drainage system. 
The Australian Vaccum Systems presentation includes a high level overview of vacuum technology and its history, as well as the summary of technical aspects of a vacuum drainage system that will allow you to defy gravity and lift waste vertically. This presentation is accredited by the AIA Refuel Program for one CPD point.

Learning outcomes: 

      1. Introduction to Vacuum Drainage technology 
      2. Benefits of Vacuum Drainage within commercial buildings
      3. Identifying projects where Vacuum Drainage adds value 
      4. Fundamental elements of a Vacuum Drainage System 

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. 

Bluechip

Bluechip

Format: Face to Face or Online

Topic: Fire Compliance Pathways in NCC 2019 and Identifying Different Types of Aluminium Cladding Panels

Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify the 2 compliance pathways for cladding in NCC 2019
      • Identify to 5 criteria for DTS bonded laminate materials
      • Identify the testing required for each compliant pathway
      • Identify if DTS non-combustible products require AS 5113 testing
      • Identify the 5 different types of aluminium cladding panels
      • Identify which 2 panels are DTS compliant for A, B and C construction
      • Identify which DTS compliant panel has up to 3x more debris
      • Identify which DTS compliant panel has the lowest heat transfer
      • Identify which DTS compliant panel has risk of cracking and oil-canning
      • Identify which DTS compliant panel has 50% less carbon footprint

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

Network Archtectural

Alpolic NC®

Format: Online Only

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.

Weathertex

Weathertex

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic 1: Fire Safety when using Timber Cladding

Overview:
Timber cladding is an increasingly popular choice for Australian commercial and domestic buildings due to its striking natural aesthetic, durability and low environmental impact. However the strong fire-resistant qualities of timber are often unknown or poorly understood.

This presentation clarifies combustible and non-combustible materials, the science of how timber reacts in a fire, and the building codes in relation to timber cladding and compliance.

Learning Outcomes: 

      1. Examine the nature of recent non-compliant cladding incidents
      2. Recognise the fire resistant properties of timber
      3. Describe in detail the DtS applications for timber cladding in the NCC

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

Topic 2: Building Sustainably with Timber

Overview: If sustainably sourced, timber is undoubtedly one of the most environmentally-friendly building materials currently available, being a natural carbon sink and truly renewable. With an overwhelming global shift towards environmentally-focused sustainable designs, more and more specifiers are turning towards timber as a building material for its sustainability, aesthetic qualities, ease of transport and speed of construction.

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

Topic 3: Addressing Mould & Condensation within Stud Wall Construction

Overview:

Learn all you need to know about condensation and mould within stud wall construction. Upon successful completion of this CPD webinar, participants will be able to demonstrate a general understanding of the History – factors contributing to increased condensation, Mould – risks and possible damage, Condensation & Vapour – the Science, Solutions – address the issue and R Values – clarifying the facts.

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

Floor & Wall Coverings

Embelton

Embelton

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: Timber Flooring in Multi-storey Residential

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Learn how to identify and specify timber grading.
      • Understand the performance, aesthetic and acoustic difference between floating and glued installation.
      • Detailing a specification to ensure that the design intent is carried thorough to the final installation,
      • Learn how to ensure a green star specification is achieved.

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

Heating, Cooling & Insulation

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. 

Zip

Zip

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: Drinking Water in the Workplace: Customer Needs, Regulatory Requirements and Real Solutions

Overview: This CPD is intended to provide Designers with a comprehensive overview of the areas that effect the specification of plumbed in boiling and chilled drinking water appliances in the workplace.

Learning outcomes: 

This CPD Seminar aims to provide attendees with an understanding of:

1. Product Selection:

      • Efficient Hydration in the workplace meeting the requirements of WHS Act
      • Products selection “meeting your clients expectations”
      • Understanding water filters
      • Energy efficiency meeting the requirements of National Construction code of Australia

 

2. Installation:

      • Plumbing requirements of AS 3500, Water pressures, Tundish and Vent discharge
      • Providing an accessible solution; how to specify to meet the requirements of AS 1428.1&.2 accessibility in tea point design/public access drinking water
      • General siting and installation requirements

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. 

Paints & Surface Treatments

AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel

Format: Online Only

Topic 1: Structural Steel Fire Protection – Understanding passive fire protection through the use of intumescent paints

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Understand the different types of fire and their behaviours (Design: Pre Design)
      • Gain knowledge of the different types of passive fire protection (Design: Pre Design)
      • Understand how intumescent paint works (Design: Pre Design)
      • Have an understanding of the different types of intumescent paint and where they should be used (Design: Conceptual Design)
      • Understand the critical components of a good intumescent passive fire protection specification (Design: Conceptual Design)

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

Topic 2: High Performance Protective Coatings

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Understand how different service environments impact coating selection (Design: Pre Design)
      • Gain an appreciation of the influence that design detail can have on coating performance (Design: Pre Design)
      • Understand different levels of surface preparation (Design: Pre Design)
      • Understand the different layers/coats that make up proper coating specification (Design: Schematic Design)
      • Understand how to paint galvanised steel correctly (Design: Project Briefing)

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

Topic 3: AS 2312.1: 2014 Guide to the protection of structural steel against atmospheric corrosion by the use of protective coatings

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Be able to identify corrosivity categories by reference to the standard (Design: Pre Design)
      • Be able to define the durability expectations (Design: Pre Design)
      • Be able to distinguish the difference between system durability and system warranty (Design: Conceptual Design)
      • Gain an appreciation of how design influences impact coating performance (Design: Schematic Design)
      • Gain an understanding of different paint types and how they are used to build various systems (Design: Schematic Design)
      • Gain an understanding of the importance of inspection, testing and traceability (Design: Conceptual Design)

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

Topic 4: ASNZS 5131: 2016 Structural Steel – Fabrication & Erection An overview of the surface treatment content of this standard

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Understand factors influencing the decision to introduce the standard
      • A basic understanding of the National Structures Steelwork Compliance Scheme (NSSCS)
      • Familiarisation with the various catergories/qualities of finish
      • Confidence to use these categories in future specifications

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

Surface Finishes

CASF

CASF Corian

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: Solid Surfaces in Healthcare Environments

Overview: This workshop will enhance the education of architects and designers in their design and documentation of DuPont Corian® Solid Surfaces in Healthcare environments.

Learning Outcomes: 

      • How and where Corian® solid surfaces can assist in  hygiene control. 
      • Specifying – aspects for specifiers and designers to consider.
      • Eco performance of Corian® and its Greenstar contribution.
      • Importance of using correct adhesives, fabrication and installation technique. 

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

Newmat

Newmat

Format: Online Only

Topic: Stretch Ceiling Applications and Their Benefits

Learning Outcomes:

      • Stretch ceiling applications (wall, ceiling, 3D) and their benefits vs alternative ceiling finishes, mirror finishes, etc.
      • Overview of backlighting stretch ceilings: covers optimal depth, spacing, seam-free installations with extra wide membranes, other considerations and recess vs lightbox
      • Options for customisation: finishes, printing, etc.
      • Fire rating
      • Recyclable

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

TCK Solar

TCK Solar

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: All-electric solutions – getting the most out of solar energy

Learning Outcomes: 

      • Who TCK Solar is and why we stand for ‘Do it once. Do it right.’
      • Premium solar and what it actually means
      • Tesla Powerwall batteries – how they work and when they make sense
      • What a heat pump does and how it can heat your house and/or supply hot water
      • How we work with you to streamline the process
      • Maintenance, monitoring nd warranty
      • The environmental impact: We don’t sell solar. We reduce emissions.

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

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