VICTORIA

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 or Face to Face

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

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 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. 

Topic 4: ALPOLIC™ NC Sustainable Façade Coatings CPD

Overview: In this CPD presentation, we discuss the sustainability strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for façade panels and curtain walls. We will evaluate coating performance tests and discuss the implications for the life of different coatings. We will also assess the life-cycle advantage and discuss 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.
      • Formal outcomes: Project Initiation and Conceptual Design – PC24, PC28, PC31, PC33; Detailed Design and Construction Documentation – PC39, PC45

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

Topic 5: Fire Safe Facades CPD

Overview: In this CPD presentation, we discuss how polyethylene panels were permitted to be used on all types of construction. We also talk about testing methods such as AS1530.1,1530.3 and AS5113 as well as provide a brief overview of installation systems and design.

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 events.
      • Installation Systems & Design – How a holistic approach of façade materials and design is required to meet optimum performance results.
      • Formal outcomes: Project Initiation and Conceptual Design – PC12, PC16, PC28; Detailed Design and Construction Documentation – PC39, PC44, PC45, PC46

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

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.

Learning Outcomes: 

      1. Examine the benefits of using sustainable construction products
      2. Learn how timber embodies energy and is the ultimate renewable resource
      3. Compare how timber rates environmentally against other construction materials
      4. Introduction to Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in Australia
      5. Learn about carbon cycle and the important role timber plays
      6. Examine various third party environmental industry accreditations available
      7. Understand the concept of the “Circular Economy”
      8. Learn the difference between Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) vs Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
      9. Explore the concept of “greenwashing” 
         

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.

Learning Outcomes: 

      1. History – Factors contributing to increased condensation
      2. Mould – Risks & Possible Damage
      3. Condensation & Vapour – the Science
      4. Solutions – Addressing the Issue
      5. R Values – Clarifying the facts

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

Floor & Wall Coverings

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 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. 

Enware

Format: Face to Face

Topic: Bathroom Designs for Access and Mobility and designing for the control of Legionella.

Overview: This CPD is intended to provide Designers with a comprehensive overview of the areas that effect the specification AS1428.1 2021 Bathroom Designs for Access and Mobility and designing for the control of Legionella.

Learning outcomes: 

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

 

    1. AS1428.1 2021 Bathroom Designs for Access and Mobility
      • Understand recent updates and changes the AS1428.1
      • Recognise the appropriate tapware to comply with AS1428.1 2021.
      • Recognise the difference between compliant and non-compliant sanitary fixtures.
      • Understand the definition of a sole occupancy unit.
      • Consider the different requirements for Accessible and Ambulant facilities. 

 

2. Designing for the control of Legionella

      • The Challenges and Risks of Healthy Water Delivery in Healthcare Facilities
      • Water Risk Management Planning
      • Legionella and Other Opportunistic Water Borne Pathogens 
      • Steps to Control Legionella Sp. Within the Water Delivery System in Healthcare Facilities
      • Automated Operational Monitoring Systems

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

Landscaping & Outdoor Products

Lighting

LA Lounge

Format: Online or Face to Face

Topic: The History of Lighting, Dali Control and the evolution of Human Centric 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

CASF

CASF Australia

Format: Online

Topic 1: Design solutions in Public Bathrooms with Solid Surface

Overview:  This course will enhance the education of architects and designers in their design and documentation of Solid Surfaces in Public Bathroom environments.

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

      • Evaluate design options based on project requirements. AACA Competency: Design; Schematic Design: 4.1
      • Investigate and integrate appropriate material selection for the project design. AACA Competency: Design; Schematic Design: 4.6
      • Document materials and components based on their physical properties and suitability for project requirements. AACA Competency: Documentation; Detailed Documentation: 5.5

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

Topic: Solid Surfaces in Healthcare Design

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

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

      • Create designs incorporating contextual issues eg Infection Control. AACA Competency: Design; Conceptual Design: 3.3
      • Evaluate design options based on project requirements. AACA Competency: Design; Schematic Design: 4.1
      • Investigate and integrate appropriate material selection for the project design. AACA Competency: Design; Schematic Design: 4.6
      • Document materials and components based on their physical properties and suitability for project requirements. AACA Competency: Documentation; Detailed Documentation: 5.5

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: Face to Face Only

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. 

Windows & Door Hardware

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