Refuel CPD Provider Network

  • Have you developed educational programs suited to the architectural profession?
  • Do architects ask if your educational programs offer CPD points?
  • Can you demonstrate your ability to deliver high quality and relevant CPD for architects?

If the answer is 'yes' to any of the above you would benefit from joining the Refuel CPD Provider Network.

The Institute's Refuel CPD Provider Network offers external providers recognition and endorsement of CPD events and activities, you will gain permission to use our Refuel logo as well as promotion on our website and direct marketing to our 12,000 members.

Interested companies or organisations that have read the handbook and reviewed the AACA/AIA Joint Policy on CPD as well as the Memorandum of Understanding, may submit an application to join the Refuel CPD Providers Network.

Detailed information on the Refuel CPD Provider Network can be found in the Refuel Provider Handbook.

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Refuel CPD providers & programs

Activities and providers listed here have been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects.

Participation in recognised activities will accrue formal or informal points.

Refuel CPD providers

Accoya® Wood - Sustainable timber windows, doors, decking and cladding with a minimum service life of 60 years.

Airius (Oceania) – ‘Air Pears’ world leaders in air circulation and destratification with no exposed blades.

– Inventors of traditional safety flooring.

Arcadia – Ventilation and sunscreen specialists.

Archicentre Pty Ltd – the building advisory service of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Ardex – provides CPD training in the areas of “Specifying under tile waterproofing with confidence” and “Floor preparation issues and solutions for floor finishes”.

Armstrong Flooring Pty Ltd -Manufacturing locally since 1969 Armstrong is Australia’s only manufacturer of commercial vinyl flooring.

Austral PlywoodsManufacturers of Appearance Grade Plywood

– Architectural Window Systems.

Bend-Tech At Bend-Tech Group we design, manufacture and supply a modular, no-weld safety barrier system including handrail, guardrails and balustrades, for all your commercial, civil, industrial and multi-residential buildings.

Big Ass Fans – Leader in industrial, commercial and residential air-movement solutions.


Blue Turtle Consulting

Bondor – Australia's leader in complete thermal building solutions and lightweight architectural panels

Boral– Build something great.

Bradford – Improving living and working environments through greater thermal and acoustic comfort.

CADDSCADDS Energy aim is to enhance the Sustainable design of the built environment.

Capral Aluminium - Windows and Doors - Maximising Performance.

CASF – DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surfaces in Healthcare Environments.

CSR - CSR is the name behind Gyprock™ plasterboard, Bradford™ insulation, Monier™ rooftiles and Viridian™ glass to name just a few.  

Davies Laminated Glass Consulting – Designing with Structural Laminated Glass Interlayers.

Decor Systems - Presents Design a superior acoustic environment.

Diversified Exhibitions – Truly unique exhibitions, designed to excite and innovate.

Dulux – Dulux offers five one-hour modules, each accredited with 1 formal CPD point.

Earp Bros – Innovative tile solutions.

Elmich – Landscape engineering solutions.

ERCO – ERCO Lighting.

Galvanizers – Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA).

GN Consulting - Specialists in fire engineering, fire services design and bushfire protection – providing professional consulting services nationwide.

Graphisoft – IFC training courses.

GBCA – Green Building Council of Australia.

Horizon Habitats - understanding when and how to get builders engaged in the design development phases of preconstruction, so you get more competitive tenders, and a more realistic budget and design.

IATA - Institute of Access Training Australia.

Institute of Digital Design Australia - IDDA provides tailored online training in design software, digital design techniques and software integration for Rhino, Revit and Grasshopper.

IN2AP - At the forefront of manufacturing technology and R&D changes worldwide.

Interpod Offsite – Australia’s leading manufacturer of prefabricated bathroom pods.  

Independent Cement and Lime Pty Ltd - was established in 1987 and is a specialist supplier of cement and cement-blended products supplying to a wide variety of industries.

Keim – Mineral paints Australia.

Kingspan Insulation - 
Six Refuel CPD seminar options available with formal points to help architects understand the insulation options for thermal efficiency and design appropriate thermal solutions for the building fabric.


Knauf AMF - Performance Ceilings.

Luxmy - Award winning custom furniture and joinery manufacturer.

- Manufacturers of modular, no-weld handrails, guardrails, balustrades and barrier systems across Australia, for commercial, civil and industrial applications. 

Nash Timbers - Supplier and Installer of quality internal & external timber and flooring.

Parchem – Parchem Construction Supplies.

Partners Energy Management– “NCC / BCA Section J – Pathways to Compliance” - 2 CPD points

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Plastral - Australian owned distributor of a wide range of specialty chemicals, acrylics, rigid plastic sheet products, noise barriers, polycarbonate sheets, aluminium composite and plastic welding equipment.

Pointsbuild - Pointsbuild is an approved provider of CPD courses for registered architects.

Proctor Group Australia

Real Flame  –
 Leaders in Gas Fireplace Technology.

RICS - (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is an impartial, non-profit making, multi-disciplinary professional body for property and construction professionals.

SAS International

SGI Architectural - Distributor of premium quality building facades to the Australian construction industry. 

Shaw Contract Group– Commercial flooring solutions.

Studform Seismic Ceiling Design Compliance to AS1170.4

Tarkett - With more than 130 years of history, Tarkett is a worldwide leader providing innovative and sustainable flooring.

Universal Anodisers -
 is a recognised CPD Provider by the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel Program and offers 1 Formal CPD Point Presentation.

Valspar/ Wattyl Protective CoatingsWattyl Protective Coatings, a division of Valspar, is a leading Australasian coatings manufacturer, providing top quality high performance coatings solutions across various industries ranging from architectural to heavy industrial.  

VM Zinc – VMZINC is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Umicore Group.

– Timber design ideas and advice.

Refuel Provider programs



Are your buildings too hot or too cold?  Uncomfortable? Wasting energy? Require clean air?

Find out how to significantly improve thermal comfort, save energy and purify the air in your buildings.

Airius Oceania is the sole importer from the  USA of the unique and patented Airius ‘Air Pear’ Thermal Equalizer®, an engineered air turbine. The Air Pear is designed to move large amounts of air over long distances in a narrow focused column, using very low amounts of energy. Our Air Pears and Designer Series, Narrow Aisle and assorted other models will improve thermal comfort and provide energy savings  for any building  type from 2.5 -40 metres high. There is no equivalent product on the market.

The Air Pear offers excellent cooling in summer via directional and  controllable, non-turbulent, air movement.  Working in unison,  the units’  directional air flow can also optimise the performance of cooling systems, reducing the running time and related costs  of air conditioning, while for naturally ventilated  or non-conditioned  spaces, the unique air flow  pattern will improve thermal comfort by pushing hot air out of the building or simply circulating the air for cooling. Without any exposed blades.

In winter, our unique air delivery shape means we can easily and effectively destratify any  space, pushing the warmer air at the top of the space down through the thermal layers to the floor.  This saves the over delivery of heating energy, saving  money and improving comfort.

Additionally, the ‘Air Pear’ can purify the air if required with the PHI® cell, an innovative attachment to the unit.

For thirteen years and with over a 100,000 units sold worldwide in every type of building, the low noise, reliable, portable, directional, adjustable, simple to install Airius Air Pear has been saving energy, purifying the air  and improving thermal comfort in all climates and building types.

If you want an engineered solution, send us your plans and we can help you design a solution using our expertise in cooling, natural ventilation and destratification.

To find out more please go to or call   0401 848 888 to talk to an Airius ‘Air Pear’ specialist.’

Altro – inventors of traditional safety flooring

Founded in 1919, Altro is a UK family-owned manufacturer and supplier of floor and wall coverings. We have been in business for over 90 years. We specialise in slip-resistant flooring and are experts in this field.

Our presentation is aimed to educate and aid specifiers and designers on the occupational health and safety issues faced when designing buildings. The focus in this presentation is slips and falls, and the preventive measures that should be considered in the design stages. We detail the testing methods and guidelines set out by Standards Australia to meet duty of care requirements, providing you the knowledge to get your project specifications right the first time.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • OH&S statistics
  • The compensation culture
  • Specific requirements for flooring
  • Your role and duty of care
  • Understanding slip ratings
  • Prevention and solutions

For further information please call 1800 673 441, email or visit

Group Arcadia is an Australian leader in external façade sun shading, louvres and natural ventilation for commercial, multi-residential and industrial buildings. Our reputation for knowledge, quality and reliability is based on our innovative technologies, ongoing product development and unrivalled products and services.

Controlling your environment naturally, Arcadia is committed to sustainable practices through utilising recyclable materials from sustainable sources. We assist our clients by harnessing the natural elements to answer the global challenge of sustainability. We design naturally ventilated buildings and provide sustainable solar shading to reduce carbon footprint.

Arcadia's most recent CPD focuses specifically on natural ventilation. As a registered Refuel provider, Group Arcadia offers 1 formal CPD point as recognised under NCSA Unit 1 Design.

Throughout the presentation we cover the following topics:

  • Defining natural ventilation
  • Design principles, parameters and benefits
  • How to calculate ventilation requirements
  • BCA and code requirements
  • Case studies
  • Operating ventilation systems
  • Sustainability
  • Building for cyclone regions

The 60-minute seminars are calculated to provide engineers, architects and specifiers an enhanced understanding of the principles of natural ventilation and the importance in selecting the appropriate products to achieve the required outcome. Our experienced team of designers and engineers are highly qualified and dedicated in sharing their knowledge and experience from over 60 years in natural ventilation with you at no cost.

To book a presentation or for any project specific enquiries please call our sales team on 08 9458 4955 or email We look forward to seeing you soon or you can visit

Archicentre Pty Ltd is a wholly-owned Institute subsidiary that has been helping people buy, build, renovate and maintain property since 1981. During this time we have learned a lot about clients, buildings and the viability of non-core architectural service. This knowledge has been distilled into three practical courses that offer particular value to new and emerging practices:
  • Clients…and how to get your foot in their door
  • Housing faults…and how to recognise them
  • Architecture…and thinking outside the square
Each course offers members 1 CPD point, subject to successful completion of an on-line assessment. Completion of each course also entitles members to undertake a second course that provides instruction on the delivery of the design, inspection or advice services offered by Archicentre’s consumer-facing brand, Ask An Architect.



For more than 60 years, Ardex has been the quality leader for an entire industry, offering excellent products which make up Ardex systems in the areas of:

-       Waterproofing

-       Floor preparation, leveling, adhesives and finishes

-       Tile & natural stone adhesives, grouting and sealants.

Ardex is proud to be a registered Refuel Provider, offering Architects 1 formal CPD Point for either our “Specifying under tile waterproofing with confidence” or “Floor preparation issues and solutions for floor finishes” course.

Learning outcomes to be achieved are:

Specifying under tile waterproofing with confidence training

1/ Identifying correct system design & specifying this.

2/ Understanding & identifying issues with applicators/application.

3/ Different kinds of systems available and the strengths & weaknesses of each.

4/ Supervising projects and what to look out for.

Floor preparation issues and solutions for floor finishes training

1/ Understanding moisture issues in concrete & effects this can have

2/ Important aspect of the flatness of substrate for the floor finishes.

3/ Screed performance, identifying what performance is needed and specifying correctly.

Slip Resistance CPD Presentation
June 2013 saw the Australian Standard for Slip Resistance being updated. Do you know how the changes in the updated standard will affect your selection of products for your projects?

Armstrong Flooring Pty Ltd has been approved as a CPD Provider Network Member by the Australian Institute of Architects. We are in the position to offer your team a presentation to help you make sense of these changes and gain either a formal or informal CPD credit.

Armstrong Flooring is a global manufacturer of flooring products and has been supporting the Australian construction industry with product and technical knowledge for over 50 years.  Commencing manufacturing in Braeside, Melbourne in 1969, Armstrong Flooring is now the sole remaining Australian manufacturer of commercial vinyl sheet flooring.

Our presentation will cover the following:

  • Why is slip resistance so important?
  • Which two Australian Standards cover slip resistance?
  • Understanding the four different tests for slip resistance.
  • Identifying the key changes to each test method.
  • Identifying appropriate test methods for different flooring situations.
  • Introduction to products that meet the various situational requirements.

Other topics we can cover for short presentations which are mainly of interest for interior teams include:

  • Greenstar and best-practice PVC.
  • How to design custom colours and visuals for Armstrong Flooring products.
  • How to apply new Slip Standards to specific projects (a shortened version of the above CPD presentation).

Austral Plywoods is Australia's leading manufacturer of premium grade plywood based in Brisbane, Queensland.  Operating since 1925, we have earned a reputation for high quality products and excellent customer service. 

Our resource is 100% plantation grown Hoop Pine sourced from HQPlantations in southeast Queensland.  All our products also have Chain of Custody, linked to the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) and we also have Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification.  

Manufactured to Australian/New Zealand standards, we maintain a process quality control system in compliance with the EWPAA-JAS-ANZ product certification scheme. All our A-Bond products have a super E0 rating, the lowest formaldehyde emission rating obtainable. We distribute through wholesalers throughout Australia and New Zealand.  

Our Refuel CPD presentation will show you how 'Plywood is only as good as its protection' and provide a full overview of the design and installation covering the protection of plywood for interior and exterior ceilings, walls and soffits.

To book a mill tour or if you are after more information please contact our sales team on 07 3426 8666 or email

Flush Threshold Solutions for Commercial & Residential Doors

Flush thresholds are increasingly popular in a wide range of commercial and residential building projects offering benefits of accessibility, seamless transition between internal and external environments and a clean aesthetic.

The correct specification and detailing of flush thresholds is critical to ensuring compliance with the National Construction Code, Waterproofing Standards, Accessibility and Slip resistance Guidelines.

This informative presentation provides a complete overview of the considerations for the specification of Flush Thresholds under relevant Australian Standards and Codes as well as providing insight into the hydraulic factors influencing drain selection and design for flush threshold applications.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Identify the risks associated with specifying a flush threshold without appropriately considering drainage
  • Understand the impact of grate design on drain capacity
  • Understand the impact of run length on drain capacity
  • Identify the codes and standards impacting on the correct selection and specification of threshold drains
  • Understand the considerations for the selection and specification of an integrated threshold and drain solution

To book, contact Lucy Howells on 02 8783 7611 or email  For more information download a presentation overview.

Our Moddex brand offers a number of different barrier systems developed for
specific building applications:
  • Disability handrails
  • Barriers
  • Commercial balustrades
  • Perimeter barriers
  • Industrial guardrails
  • Trolley bays
Utilising our expert team, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Revit files will
support your design process and give you confidence that your project complies with
AUS/NZ, NCC/BCA standards. Our Moddex barrier systems will save you time and
costs with no welding required during installation.

Delivering a number of large, complex barrier systems to clients throughout Western
Australia, Bend-Tech Group has established itself as a leader in the supply of
modular handrail. Our high quality product combined with an expert team ensures
we deliver the best possible service to our customers.
Successful completion of the Bend-Tech Group workshop provides participants with
1 formal CPD point as outlined by NCSA Unit 1 – Design.

Phone: +61 (08) 9459 8600


As our name suggests, Big Ass Fans isn't your traditional business. While the quirky name understandably garners a lot of attention, it's serious work behind the scenes that drives our continued success in industrial, commercial and residential spaces. Our provocative moniker originated with the massive overhead fans we perfected to bring comfort and energy savings to similarly sized industrial buildings. Today Big Ass Fans is much more than industrial. Big Ass means quality, form and function to solve problems in the built environment.

So what the heck does that mean? It's having a veritable herd of engineers on staff and the world's only R&D facility (which is LEED® Gold, no less) dedicated to testing air movement on a grand scale. It's speaking to our customers directly to understand and solve their problems. But mostly it's an insatiable drive to improve, engineer, design, test, re-engineer, re-design and re-test until we get it just right. And then start over again. It's applying our Big Ass approach to other problems, and inventing or reinventing solutions. We don't do things half-ass. We go Big Ass. And that's precisely why there's No Equal™.

BlueScope's industry leading brands, COLORBOND®, ZINCALUME® and GALVASPAN® steel continue to play a key role in Australian architecture. The attributes that have built these brands, such as world-class quality, durability, technical backup and support will continue to encourage innovation and inspire confidence by assisting to minimise risks in the construction process. BlueScope values the continued support of architects as they take these brands into the future.

Blue Turtle Consulting is an international firm of consultants that specialise in the science of proposing and negotiating design fees. Blue Turtle Consulting's methodology is based on research from the fields of Fee Psychology, Behavioral Finance, Fee Negotiations and our own personal experiences proposing and negotiating design fees for one of the world's most recognised design firms. To find out how our Services, Experience, Workshops, eGuides and Templates can help your firm please visit: or email:

Bondor is Australia's leader in complete thermal building solutions and lightweight architectural panels. In over 55 years operation in Australia, Bondor has manufactured in excess of 100 million m2 and installed in excess of 65 million m2 of insulated panels. More than just the leading manufacturer of insulated panels, Bondor's unrivalled installation and construction experience ensures practical, effective design solutions. As such, Bondor is in a unique position to be able to offer its customers impartial advice on the right insulated panel solution to meet their needs.

Boral's Australian Construction Materials & Cement business is a major supplier of products to the dwelling, commercial construction, and roads and engineering markets. As one of Australia's largest and most experienced Construction Materials suppliers, Boral has the resources and the expertise to perform for customers Australia wide. Committed to providing customers with a reliable supply of quality products, Boral Construction Materials has invested in the most advanced plant and equipment, and progressive work practices. A highly trained and skilled workforce and a focus on continuous improvement programs reflect a commitment to excellence.

Boral has around 240 premix concrete plants producing a wide range of specialist concrete mixes throughout Australia. The business' geographic cover and responsiveness to customer needs provide a strong, sustainable competitive advantage.

Boral Concrete, through a high level of technical know-how, has developed mixes using high quality materials to guarantee the long term durability of your concrete structure as well as deliver the workability and consistency that professional concrete placers require. Boral's Normal Class Standard Concretes are suitable for a number of general purpose applications including house foundations, driveways, footpaths, industrial floors and structures. Boral's Special Class Concrete products are designed to help you deliver your project on time and within budget. From concrete for road construction to concretes designed to line tunnels with a 100 - year design life our technical experts will work with you to ensure the concrete has the right performance characteristics required. Our Decorative Concrete range will highlight the aesthetics of your surroundings and improve the market value of your property.

Bradford for smarter environments 
Improving living and working environments through greater thermal and acoustic comfort

Celebrating 80 years, CSR Bradford has been helping Australians live comfortable, more energy efficient lives through our knowledge, experience and innovative, energy-saving products. We're also backed by CSR, founded in 1864 and the name behind some of Australia's most trusted and recognised building product brands.

Our highly trained and experienced team has world class engineering knowledge, research and development, technical and customer service skills, providing support to a vast manufacturing and distribution network across Australia and New Zealand. 

Bradford Insulation provides thermal and acoustic solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications including glasswool, rockwool, foil insulation and speciality products designed for commercial buildings. Delivering the best building science solutions for your home, commercial or industrial projects.

For more information please visit

CADDS Energy is a leading provider of Environmental Sustainable Design Consultation for the building sector within Australia. Since its inception, CADDS Energy has developed in expertise and experience, offering clients a diverse range of services for all their building projects.

We have staff trained in multiple fields including environmental science, building design, product design and engineering to provide expertise in many facets of Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) consulting.

Within this course you will learn the following:

  • Define parts of a building that apply to the Energy Provisions of the BCA
  • Identify numerous Verification Methods
  • Analyse different Insulation R values & Thickness vs Cost
  • Analyse different Glazing types
  • Case Studies
  • Exceeding minimum requirements

To book please enquire with Evan Logan

Mob: 0408693320


 Capral commenced operations in Australia in 1936 and is Australia's largest manufacturer and distributor of aluminium profiles.
We are the market leader in supply to fabricators and distributors, focussing on the Residential, Commercial and Industrial segments.

Capral has a comprehensive product range including Commercial, Architectural, Residential and most recently Thermally Broken suites.

With Australia's largest R&D capability, we are well positioned to take advantage of changing building regulations in Australia and being able to technically back up all our products.

Capral’s Formal CPD presentation (1 Point) is entitled “Windows and Doors – Maximising Performance”

Learning outcomes include
• Applying Australian Standards 
• Identifying Wind Design Pressures and testing methods 
• Understanding Thermal performance
• Defining Acoustic performance

For more information visit
To request a presentation please contact


CASF is a registered training provider for the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel program. We provide 1 formal CPD point for our Corian® Solid Surface in Healthcare presentation.

In this module, participants will learn:

  • 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 techniques

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

To find out more about Corian® visit the CASF website.


CSR is the name behind some of the most trusted and recognised brand names in building solutions for residential and commercial construction.

Names that architects, builders and generations of Australians have come to know and trust. Like Gyprock™ plasterboard, Bradford™ insulation, Monier™ rooftiles and Viridian™ glass to name just a few.  Our customers can be sure they are manufactured to meet all relevant building codes and standards to do the job.

We operate a strong manufacturing & distribution network to service projects across Australia and New Zealand, we're also continuing to invest in research and development to develop knowledge based outcomes to meet the challenges of contemporary design and building performance.

We aim to share our knowledge with architects, builders and trades, Knowledge You Can Build On.


DLGC is a registered  training provider for the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel program. In partnership with Kuraray Glass Laminating Solutions in Australia we provide one formal point for our 'Designing with Structural Laminated Glass Interlayers' presentation.

At the end of this one hour session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of PVB interlayers
  • List the characteristics and performance of ionoplast interlayers
  • Identify different architectural applications for ionoplast laminates
  • Examine design tools used to analyse performance of laminates
  • Recognize the importance of verifying compatibility of materials in contact with interlayers
Kuraray Glass Laminating Solutions is a global supplier of laminated glass interlayers  for architectural applications. Kuraray was established in 1926.  In l950, the company achieved a corporate milestone as the first in the world to bring polyvinyl alcohol synthetic fiber to market.  In subsequent years, Kuraray used its proprietary technology in the area of polymer chemistry and synthetic chemistry to develop resins, chemicals, fibers and textiles.  Kuraray has overseas subsidiaries in 19 countries and regions outside of Japan.

To register for the presentation and find out more visit the website:

Decor Systems presents an enlightening course to benefit architects, designers and specifiers to design for a healthier acoustic environment. We will guide you through various aspects of the science of sound, what needs to be considered when designing and how to correctly design with the right interior products, to achieve the paramount acoustic performance for diverse environments and applications.

Decor Systems is Australian leading supplier of acoustic and decorative wall and ceiling panelling systems, all with a very high “WOW” factor! Our team has an extensive reservoir of knowledge and experience in providing innovative solutions for wall and ceiling linings. The outstanding camaraderie between Decor’s design, production and service departments makes for a flawless project experience from start to finish and beyond.

As a registered Refuel Provider, our current CPD approved programme offers you 1 formal CPD point. Our presentation will show you the path to design not only with your eyes but also with your ears!

To request an appointment, please contact us on 1800 835 035, and/or via email at For more information, visit Decor Systems website


For over 30 years Diversified Exhibitions has built a reputation for delivering truly unique exhibitions designed to excite and innovate. They now own and run more that 30 of Australia's premier industry-specific trade and consumer events, including designEX, DesignBUILD and Grand Designs Live. Their portfolio of architectural, design and building events allow the industry to showcase the latest product innovations and trends, while gathering together the most progressive talent, all in one place. Their events provide the foremost platform for business networking and allow visitors to come face to face with the industry and meet with the people who are shaping the future of Australian architecture, design and building.


Dulux is a registered Refuel Provider, offering Architects 1 formal CPD Point from the listed Accredited CPD Presentations below:

  • Introduction to Surface Coatings
  • Micaceous Iron Oxide Coatings
  • An Introduction to AS/NZS 2312
  • Hot Dip Galvanised vs Zinc Coatings
  • Heat Reflective Coatings

Dulux provides Architects and Specifiers with total product and colour solutions to ensure every project is perfect according to specification.

From decorative to powder and protective coatings, to texture and timber finishes, Dulux offers the widest range of protective, high performance and corrosion resistant finishes ensuring your vision becomes a durable reality.

To register your details and to find out more visit the Dulux Continuing Professional Development website.

Earp Bros

They are forward-thinking, evolving and innovating surfaces for the designer and architectural, retail and builder markets. Earp Bros provide a range that adds value to projects through design, innovation, form and function, with a focus on ecological integrity.

Earp Bros Slip Resistance Presentation – Selecting flooring materials is a risk-management process that matters. Risk should be minimised by requesting the appropriate data from the supplier so that the product supplied represents the purpose it is intended. Contrary to popular belief, ignorance is not bliss and the most effective way to avoid issues is to understand the methods and to be proactive to any assessment that takes place.

This seminar will examine the various tests available through statistics and case studies, while encouraging discussion and a deeper understanding of the use of slip resistant products.

The learning outcomes that will be achieved are:

  • How to select flooring materials which have sustainable slip resistance
  • How to best minimise risk in the flooring selection
  • How to choose a Slip Test that best reflects the conditions for which you are designing
  • How to be Proactive, not Reactive and how to put processes into action as a result of the risk-assessment process
  • legislation and compliance standards that should be followed

For more information go to

Landscape Engineering Solutions

Elmich Australia Pty Ltd commenced business in 1997 and has expanded rapidly to become a leading designer and distributor of innovative landscape engineering products.

Our product range includes TurfPave grass pavers, VersiCell / VersiDrain sub-soil drainage modules, VersiDrain 25P water retention and drainage trays, VersiTank underground infiltration and storage stormwater tanks, VersiPave paver supports and VersiJack paver, beam and decking support and two greenwall systems, VGM Green Wall Modules and VersiWall GP.

We distribute our product range throughout Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and also service many international markets.

Elmich has the support of a professional, dedicated and technically skilled service network that works closely with specifiers and end-users to provide fail-safe, cost effective solutions to the landscape, construction and engineering industries.

Presentations are usually provided in house to larger and smaller practices. Presentation cover topics ranging from reducing weight on building structures, reducing stormwater runoff on driveways as well as green alternatives to boring facades, ie GreenWalls.

Attendees will be awarded with 1 formal or informal point upon completion. More information can be found on our website

Light is vital. Light is poetic. Light provides atmosphere and orientation. People use light as a way of creating places to enjoy. Light is the fourth dimension of architecture.

ERCO specialises in architectural lighting. We see ourselves as selling light, not luminaires. This approach has been the trademark of our work for many years and results in designing lighting tools for the user that satisfy all the technical and economical requirements of lighting practice, while at the same time opening up the whole fascination and magic of that 'immaterial material' known as light.

We are proud to now offer two CPD Workshops.

1hr “Language of Light 1.0”  CPD Seminar (Theory) – 1 formal point
'Language of Light 1.0' is a one hour seminar covering the philosophies of Richard Kelly and their implications on the design process from a lighting perspective and discuss how they can be used as a simple communication tool between you and your clients. The workshop covers recent developments in technology but with a focus on providing a balance between efficiency and visual comfort. 

3hr “Language of Light 3.0” CPD Workshop (Theory and Practical) – 3 formal points 
We have updated the format of our 3hr workshop – so, while the focus is still on Richard Kelly’s principles, “Language of Light 3.0” extends from the 1hr version with the addition of practical examples. Even if you have attended a workshop previously, there will be new content to keep you engaged and learning. We mock up the lighting principles or ‘layers’ for visual impact and understanding in a set showroom environment and then follow by showing you practical examples of how these principles can be applied to typical project scenarios.

For more information, please contact Ana on (02) 9004 8801 or

Exner Education is an integrated education and consulting firm with over 25 years of experience providing an extensive range of professional management services to the building, construction and engineering industry.  Our hands-on experience includes design and construction, contract administration, expert claims quantification, construction and project management, business systems consulting,  safety in design, risk management systems and the delivery of skills training.

Exner has achieved great success in meeting both government and private clients' needs on small through to major construction projects, with building, rail, civil, energy, IT infrastructure, educational infrastructure, mining and marine projects. Through our innovative approach to key areas of project management, risk management, quality and management systems, we has assisted clients to reduce direct and overhead costs, improved efficiency and improve the value of their projects.

Exner Education, part of the Exner Group is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with the Australian Skills Qualification Authority - who are the national regulators of Vocational Education and Training. 

Visit Exner Education:

Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA)

Hot dip galvanizing provides ideal corrosion protection for steel – no other coating matches galvanizing's unique combination of durability, low first cost, predictable performance, low maintenance, ease of inspection for coating quality, and resistance to abrasion and mechanical damage. Galvanizing is also environmentally sustainable and is 100% recyclable, forever.

Galvanizers Association of Australia is an industry Association established in 1963 to represent galvanizing companies and to provide technical consulting services on a not for profit basis. The GAA comprises the leading galvanizing companies throughout Australia.

The Association's objectives are to provide the highest standards in design and quality of galvanized products and to assist consumers achieve the economics inherent in the correct design and application of galvanized products.

We provide free technical publications, practical assistance and education on all aspects of design, application, process, bolting, welding and painting of galvanized steel.

The GAA is able to schedule formal training sessions with architects on the above aspects. The format of the sessions are flexible and vary from group training in a regional location to individual training held in firms premises and structured around the needs of the individual practice. Sessions are held in all locations in Australia.

Further information is available from the GAA at or by phone on 03 9654 1266.

Founded in 1986, GN Consulting Pty. Ltd. is a specialist consulting engineering company offering nationwide professional services in:

  • Fire Engineering / Alternative Solutions
  • Design of all types of Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulic Fire Safety Systems
  • BCA Reporting and Advice regarding Fire Safety Compliance
  • Property Loss Control for Large Infrastructure and Mining
  • Bush Fire Assessments
  • Independent Compliance Review of Fire Services
  • Expert Witness
  • Peer Review of Fire Engineering Assessments
  • Water Pressure Management
  • Hydraulic Services1

1 A service offered with our strategic partners McCallum PFCA

Our Mission is to provide the most practical and innovative fire engineering solutions in a timely manner, whilst maintaining the ethics and quality of professional engineers.

GNC’s energetic and highly qualified team of engineers offers a responsive and personalised service with any project large or small from inception to completion, on both new or existing buildings and infrastructure across the following sectors:

  • Shopping Centres and Major Retailers
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Education / Universities and Childcare
  • Aged Care and Health Care
  • Hotels, Clubs and Entertainment
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Industrial
  • Infrastructure, Tunnels,  Mining and Power Generation (Special Hazards)

For more information visit or email:

GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution with ArchiCAD®, the industry-leading BIM software for architects. With GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD's Building Information Modelling approach, architects can explore design ideas with full confidence, knowing that every detail is being captured and all documents are synchronized. GRAPHISOFT Australia has developed a range of training courses to assist you in realising the full potential of ArchiCAD and maximising your return on investment.

We have been teaching ArchiCAD to industry for over a decade and many of our training courses have been accredited by the AIA including Essential ArchiCAD 18, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), ArchiCAD 18 Upgrade Training and Artlantis 5 Training.

To learn more about our courses visit us at


More than 2000 people in Australia's property and construction industry participate in the GBCA's Green Star Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and are qualified as either Green Star Accredited Professionals or Green Star Associates. The Green Star CPD program provides built environment professionals with a range of education options that reflect and support the diverse and specialised nature of the Green Star project work they undertake. It gives them the skills and knowledge to work on Green Star projects and GBCA CPD participants are widely recognised as green building experts in the industry.

The GBCA provides the following courses on a regular basis:

AIA and GBCA CPD participants can also gain points by attending the Green Cities conference, held once a year.

For more information, additional courses and bookings, please visit the GBCA course calendar.

The GBCA also provides in-house training. For more information please phone 02 8239 6200.


Cost Planning - Refuel CPD Seminar for 2 points

Horizon Habitats Residential and Commercial Builders offer superior quality and service across a wide and diverse field which include residential building – new architectural designed luxury homes, alterations & additions; high end commercial fitouts; small works and recurring maintenance.

With 25 years’ experience offering a full range of construction services from pre-DA budgets through to total value project management.

Horizons Habitats have developed a seminar specifically designed for architects and their staff on understanding when and how to get builders engaged in the design development phases of preconstruction, so you get more competitive tenders, and a more realistic budget and design.


This seminar formulates strategies around the following:

  • Knowing when to engage with your builder
  • Identifying specific considerations when choosing a builder
  • Identifying project delivery options
  • Recognising the importance of working within realistic budgets
  • Defining advantages of keeping budgets up-to-date
  • Describing how and why builders tender, in relation to risk management
  • Identifying risk management for all stakeholders
  • Recognising common issues throughout the tendering process and developing strategies on how to overcome them
  • Understanding the aim of tendering for work, and its steps and processes

Location: Rose Bay, Sydney

Participants: Up to 10

For more information please visit or to book a seminar email

The Institute of Access Training Australia (IATA) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO22404) and incorporates Access Audits Australia (AAA), leaders in universal and barrier free access consultancy, auditing and training services, relating to all aspects of the built and outdoor environment. We have successfully provided services to a wide range of community, government and business organisations Australia wide since 1993.

IATA was established to provide education, professional development and training in access to the built environment. This is aimed at people with responsibilities for ensuring equitable, dignified access is provided to all services, facilities, communications, events, information, employment and the built environment, for everyone including people with a range of access challenges. Our training programs are highly sought after by many professionals.

IATA provides nationally recognised training courses including units of competency for the CPP40808 Certificate IV in Access Consulting and CPP50708 Diploma of Access Consulting as well as  professional development and training for people wishing to gain a qualification and / or upgrade their skills and knowledge in relation to understanding, identifying and addressing an extensive range of access issues.

IATA professional development program leaders and trainers are drawn from a range of qualified trainers and access professionals who have been delivering education and professional development training programs in access improvement for over 20 years and are recognised leaders in the access industry. IATA team members have extensive knowledge and experience working with government, community and business sectors and have been recognised for their contribution.

Details regarding all courses and training, as well as information on our range of publications are available at 


Established in 2010, IDDA’s online learning platform has been specifically designed to up skill architects, engineers and designers, as well as industry students. It provides custom and tailored online training in design software, digital design techniques and software integration.

IDDA is an essential resource and knowledgebase for all digital design techniques. A subscription to IDDA provides access to over 300 tutorials of industry leading courses in design software such as Rhino 3D, Revit, Grasshopper and Python and includes access to any future courses.

The online learning platform consists of Courses, Subjects and lessons that include easy-to-use HD video tutorials, step by step guidelines and hints/tips. Downloadable Project Files are also provided for users to complete practical training. Whether you are a Beginner, Advanced or Master at digital design, IDDA online learning offers an opportunity to further your learning. Progression through the courses are at your own pace and in your own time. The training material is available 24/7 and you can work through the courses on your computer, laptop, tablet or phone.

For more information or to sign up today, visit


IN2 Architectural Products has been operating since 2000. With over 16 years’ experience as a freelance architectural representation company, we have become specialists in connecting specifiers with products.

At IN2AP we pride ourselves on being product solutions specialists. We are educated by global partners about the latest up to date technologies and trends and we are committed to sharing this information with Australian architects to better inform product decisions through continuous learning developments.

Flexible Delivery Options: Online Modules and Face to Face Presentations mean that you can choose to accrue your CPD points in your own time or in a formalised way as part of a group session.

Refuel your CPD passion!

CPD Courses on offer:

  • Documentation: Consideration for specifying sustainable architectural building products
  • Design: Acoustic materials in the design of sound acoustic spaces
  • Design: Commercial washroom design and construction challenges
  • Design: Planning for healthier hospitals and welcoming environment

Start earning CPD points now by visiting - or feel free to contact us by phone on 03 9646 1007. 


'Greenstar Concrete'

Independent Cement and Lime Pty Ltd was established in 1987 and is a specialist supplier of cement and cement-blended products supplying to a wide variety of industries.

ICL is also a specialist supplier of SCM’s such as Slag and Fly-Ash focused on blended cements.

This CPD course will help architects understand more about:

  • How the use of SCM (Substitute Cementitious Material) in the manufacture of cement provides environmental, technical and economic benefits
  • How the Australian Standards pertain to the manufacture of cement and concrete
  • How to obtain GECA and GBCA certification including three Green Stars when utilising SLAG and SCM in the manufacture of concrete


For further information please call 03 9676 0000,,, contact Selma Alic



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Interpod Offsite is the market leading manufacturer of prefabricated modular bathroom pods for the construction industry, engineering innovative alternatives to traditional bathroom building methods.   

As the future of construction, prefabricated modular bathrooms consolidate the entire bathroom build to a single supplier, allowing Interpod to offer a level of project management efficiency, cost certainty and quality control that cannot be achieved onsite in a traditional bathroom build with multiple trades and suppliers.   

Since 2009, Interpod Offsite have successfully built and delivered thousands of pods to some of Australia’s biggest developments in the student accommodation, aged care, healthcare, hospitality and residential sectors. Our consistently growing portfolio of past projects across Australia has seen Interpod partner with some of the industry’s most reputable brands such as Brookfield Multiplex, Frasers Property, Sekisui House, Crown Property Group, Laing O’Rourke, Richard Crookes Construction and many more.   

Our team of project managers, designers and engineers collaborate with global affiliates to bring the world’s best practices, methods, ideas and technologies to the local arena.  This collaboration and our decades of experience have allowed us to meet diverse client demands and consistently surpass all expectations.  

Interpod Offsite are an Australian, family-owned company that prides itself on its craftsmanship, high quality products, sustainability and innovative contributions to the building industry.   

With extensive experience in prefabricated modular construction and an average production output of 25 bathroom pods per day and growing, Interpod have an exceptionally well-proven track record of providing cost efficient and adaptable alternatives to traditional bathroom builds.  

For more information please visit, alternatively you can contact us directly on 1300 00 PODS or  



Keim Australia supplies specialised products to the building and maintenance sectors related to breathable coating systems, water-proofing, hydrophobic agents, anti-graffiti coatings, and coatings for Heritage buildings. Keim’s complementary product systems allow for all over façadé protection as well as interior paints that actually make the air cleaner.

Keim Mineral Paints and stains are natural, water-borne, liquid silicate paints which produce an extremely durable, colourfast, and sustainable protective finish with high vapour permeability, These work in harmony with the environment. Due to the unique way in which the system works, it ensures a longlife, colourfast, protective finish with low maintenance. Keim Australia also consult to the Heritage Building sector, working with original paint systems that have been in production since 1878. 

Keim’s Formal CPD presentation (1 Point) covers:
  • the role that breathable coating systems have in consideration of health, the environment, and building longevity.
  • The preventative/protective nature of coating systems
  • Identifying problems and potential problems with damp and rising damp in buildings
  • Specification of coating systems for Heritage Buildings
For more information visit

Kingspan Insulation

Refuel CPD Seminars available for formal points:

  1. Insulation 101
  2. Insulation Solutions: Walls & Floors
  3. Section J & Insulation Solutions
  4. Good, Better, Best Insulation Solutions for Roof, Wall, and Underfloor
  5. Continuous Insulation: The First Consideration in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes
  6. Insulation Systems for the Health & Aged Care Sectors

Kingspan Insulation manufactures AIR-CELL®, Australia’s No. 1 thermo reflective insulation brand, and Kooltherm®, a world-leading CFC/HCFC-free rigid thermoset phenolic insulation with zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP).  Both ranges are unique alternatives to conventional bulk fibre insulation.

Kingspan Insulation is committed to reducing carbon footprints with thermal solutions for the building envelope.

For more information please visit or to book a seminar email

Knauf, a leading plasterboard manufacturer, supplies high quality and innovative products and systems to the construction industry worldwide. The company has a range of premium engineered quality wall and ceiling lining products designed to enhance performance and provide fire, water, impact, acoustic and decorative solutions for all construction projects. In Australia, Knauf has manufacturing facilities located in Matraville (Sydney) and Altona (Melbourne) and supplies plasterboard, compounds, cornice and associated products and systems to the Australian market through its national PlastaMasta distribution network.

Knauf AMF manufacture high-performance suspended ceilings systems and acoustic wall panels for use throughout the construction industry.

Our focus is on providing superior aesthetic and acoustic performance in Medical, Office, Education, Hospitality and Retail projects. Our Brands include:

  • AMF Thermatex® acoustic ceiling tiles, rafts, baffles and wall absorbers
  • AMF TOPIQ® soft board acoustic ceiling tiles and rafts
  • AMF Thermatex® Varioline custom-printed, metal or wood-look acoustic ceiling tiles
  • Heradesign® Acoustic wood wool decorative panels
  • AMF VENTATEC® suspension grid systems

With an impressive portfolio of large-scale projects, Knauf AMF has truly established itself in the Australian commercial market, through use of state-of- the-art technology, sustainably sourced raw material and manufacturing processes alongside a high quality, high performance product.

Knauf AMF provides the winning edge over competitors through technology, innovation and German engineering.

Phone: +61 (02) 8198 9900


Continuing Professional Development - CPD Training

Luxmy Furniture is an award winning custom furniture and joinery manufacturer that has been operating since 1997. We operate from our 6,500m2 factory in Punchbowl and are one of the largest Australian based commercial furniture manufacturers.

The manufacturing workshop has been created for Architects and Interior Designers who are involved with the design and specification of custom furniture and joinery.

The objective of this workshop is to share with you our extensive knowledge and demonstrate how custom furniture, joinery and upholstered products are manufactured on a large scale and introduce documentation requirements for accurate tendering and manufacturing.

We will demonstrate constructions methods to increase the designers and architects’ capabilities in design and outline the necessary requirements for documentation, as well as outline methods of best achieving budget compliance in joinery and upholstery specification to assist in achieving this from the design stage.

Outcomes – At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to:


  • Understand and describe the construction methodology of custom furniture
  • Design custom furniture and joinery to best meet budget requirements
  • Document custom furniture and joinery to meet the requirements of a joiner
  • Create best practice furniture and joinery documentation

Location: At our factory located at 19 Moxon Road, Punchbowl
Expected Duration: 75 minutes
Number of participants: 4-10

Register here.




Moddex are manufacturers of modular, no-weld handrails, guardrails, balustrades and barrier systems across Australia and New Zealand

Pre-engineered for structural integrity, our proprietary systems are load tested and configured to Australian and New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS), Workplace Health and Safety guidelines (WHS/OSH), Australia’s National Construction Code (NCC/BCA) and the New Zealand Building Code (NZBC).

Our brand offers a number of different barrier systems developed for specific applications. These include:

  • Disability handrails
  • Bikeway Barriers
  • Commercial balustrades
  • Perimeter barriers and handrail
  • Industrial handrails and guardrails
  • Trolley bays and safety bollards

Our expert team and our 3D CAD files and CAD resource will support your design process and give you confidence that your project complies with AUS/NZ, NCC/BCA standards.

Unlike traditionally welded alternatives, our proprietary modular designs eliminate drafting, engineering and onsite fabrication issues, while reducing installation costs. Supplied as a series of components with simple assembly instructions, every Moddex system can be adapted or extended with additional components, or cut to size on-site.

Pre-engineered to minimise the cost of maintenance and repairs, damaged components are easily replaced with spare parts, available ex-stock.

Delivering a number of large, complex barrier systems to clients throughout Australia, Moddex has established itself as a leader in the supply of modular handrail. Our high quality product combined with an expert team ensures we deliver the best possible service to our customers.

Successful completion of the Moddex CPD workshop provides participants with 1 formal CPD point as outlined by NCSA Unit 1 – Design.

For more information visit

To request a presentation please contact

Nash Timbers aim is to sell quality timber to our clients at an affordable price, maintaining eco-sustainable timber.

Over the years NASH TIMBERS has offered many clients a specialised and personalised approach to selecting any type of timber new or recycled, which includes solid & engineered flooring, decking, weatherboard, and stair case material and structural beams for residential and commercial applications.

NASH TIMBERS takes a holistic approach consulting with the client, architect, interior designer and builder to ensure the best timber product is provided.

With many years in the timber industry our passion and desire for timber continues to grow, as does our absolute unwavering desire for customer satisfaction. Myths and mysteries are well established in this industry and to make it easier and more understandable we have developed the Nash Timbers Select System

Nash Timbers Presentation:

1. Discusses A Select System

  • Guides you through a timber selection process
  • Internal, External 
  • Species, floor type, colour, sizes, width, height
  • Timber Grading, Hardness, Durability
  • Timber floor installation and Coating
  • Timber Knowledge Base full of information

2. Timber Site Inspection

  • Substrate- moisture, levelling ,battens, ply, acoustic
  • Under sub floor ventilation
  • Floor installation Techniques,-Checklist and tips
  • EMC Formula for installing timber floor
  • Floor sanding & coating- Checklist and Tip

For more information visit
To request a presentation please contact
To book for a presentation at Nash Timbers Showroom please contact

Parchem Construction Supplies offers design professionals the following informative seminars to provide a practical approach to understand how these common construction applications should be incorporated into sound project design, by providing appropriate solutions.

Wet Area Waterproofing: Design Options (NEW)
From this seminar you will gain a full understanding of the minimum requirements of AS3740 and best practice waterproofing for wet areas.

Sustainability & Waterproofing: A Practical Guide (NEW) Green Star CPD
This seminar is an opportunity to understand the role of waterproofing and its application in sustainable projects.

Exterior Waterproofing: Above Ground: Design Options (NEW)
Leaks are a common building defect that can be prevented; the seminar will review the recently updated AS4654, including detail drawings.

Residential Concrete Pavements: Design Options (NEW)
The seminar will cover key aspects of AS372 and illustrate decorative concrete options.

Concrete Corrosion (Repair & Prevention): Design Options
Designed specifically for architects, review the cause of concrete corrosion, repair and options available to prevent corrosion.

Understanding Sealants in Joint Design
Upon completion of this seminar you should be able to identify common sealant defects, causes and application.

Parchem Construction Supplies are a leading manufacturer and supplier of Construction Products and Decorative Concrete in Australian and New Zealand.

Please visit

Partners Energy’s new CPD course – “NCC / BCA Section J – Pathways to Compliance”  focuses specifically on the practicalities of Section J and essential knowledge required by Architects.  As a registered Refuel provider, Partners Energy offers 2 formal CPD points for this 2 hr course.

Throughout the presentation we cover the following topics:
  • Defining Section J
  • Describing and discussing critical elements of each Part of Section J.
  • Detailed explanation of insulation and glazing elements of the Code
  • Considering the different pathways to compliance
  • Providing practical outcomes for each pathway type

The seminar is designed to provide architects an enhanced understanding of the elements of Section J  and a confidence to specify the energy requirements of the Code.

To book a presentation or for any project specific enquiries please call us on 02 66286528 or email . We look forward to seeing you soon or you can visit

Founded in 1996, Partners Energy Management is a leading building sustainability and energy consulting firm. We provide our clients with independent advice on energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable design by optimising a building’s energy performance.

Partners Energy provides a wide range of consultancy services associated with the building industry:

  • Residential & Commercial Energy audits and assessments 
  • Residential, commercial and industrial building thermal performance assessments
  • BASIX certification/ BCA-Part 3.12 compliance for houses
  • BCA-Section J energy assessments for commercial buildings
  • Energy efficient building design consultation
  • ESD strategy development and implementation
  • Presentations on energy management and BCA compliance for industry groups 
  • Renewable energy design and installation

Planned Cover specialises in the insurance and risk management requirements of the architectural profession.

Over the years, Planned Cover has been recognised as the Insurance Industry's Broker of the Year (Australian Insurance Industry Awards 2010, 2013 & 2014) by offering more than just insurance placement. Planned Cover offers expertise in the areas of:

  • Insurance placement
  • Risk management
  • Claims management

Our legally qualified Risk and Claims Managers offer a series of in-house or group CPD seminars to architects and various construction professionals.

For more information, please contact


Katja Naethe began working with Plastral in January 2013. She took over the architectural side of the QLD business and since then has been working on architectural projects that involve  Plastral products. 

Before Plastral, Katja worked for Evonik Industries in Germany, the largest Specialty Chemical supplier worldwide.

In this presentation you will learn about the two main acrylic manufacturing processes. Furthermore, you will learn about the many uses of acrylic and what you will need to consider when specifying acrylic in design. The main purpose of this CPD Presentation is to provide more knowledge and understanding of acrylic and its characteristics.  

For more information, visit the Plastral website.

Established in 2005, Proctor Group Australia has been servicing the Australian and New Zealand building and construction industry with an extensive portfolio of high-performance thermal and acoustic insulation, plus precision-engineered geotextiles and vapour permeable construction membranes.

Proctor Group Australia is 100% Australian owned and operated, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from around the globe solving problems through research and product development, designed to meet local climates, building regulations and construction practices.

Proctor Group Australia aims to extend its product range in Australia and New Zealand by assessing the requirements of local customers and matching this with a combination of product developments and a range of tried and tested leading edge products and systems from Europe and North America.

Proctor Group Australia will continue to work tirelessly to pre-empt future thinking to consistently deliver innovative products at the top end of the performance spectrum.

CPD presentation:
Condensation Conundrums
Where to put your insulation, vapour barriers and breather membranes

Understand and minimise the risk of condensation forming in your building projects. During this one-hour presentation, Andy Russell from Proctor Group Australia will present topics on:

  • Condensation principles
  • Moisture management and the building envelope
  • Consequences
  • Condensation risk
  • Addressing the risks

Proctor Group Australia would like to offer Australian architectural practices the opportunity to participate in a free CPD presentation at your premises. Call 1800 174 900 register your interest.


Real Flame has been manufacturing gas log fires in Australia for more than thirty years and is the leader in gas fireplace technology.  All products are conceived, designed, researched, developed and built in their Scoresby facility in Melbourne.  The products are sold around Australia in their specialist showrooms.

Products built at the facility include open fronted decorative fires, decorative fires that create a small amount of heat and glass fronted star rated space heaters that will heat large open areas efficiently. 
All Real Flame products include the latest in flame failure and oxygen depletion safety systems and are built using only the best materials available.

All open fronted fires are compatible with the Power Flue which was developed by Real Flame in 2004 to meet the growing need for flue systems that would allow the installation of fire places in high rise apartments or commercial projects.

The glass fronted fires are all star rated and boast efficiencies of up to 4.7 stars.  They are all double glazed, have great flame patterns and will heat large areas efficiently whilst creating the charm and ambiance that people have come to expect from a Real Flame fire.

With the largest range of fires on the Australian market there is sure to be a Real Flame fire to suit your needs.

For all enquiries go to or email


RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is an impartial, non-profit making, multi-disciplinary professional body for property and construction professionals. RICS accredits 118,000 professionals around the world, we regulate and promote the profession; maintain the highest educational and professional standards; protect clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provide impartial advice and guidance.

Disability Access to Premises

4 formal CPD points awarded
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide

It is now estimated that 1 in 5 Australians have a disability (4 million people). The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and The Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Standards 2010 have been established to protect the rights of people with disabilities within the built environment.

The legislation and standards around accessibility are complex and can have a significant impact on property design, construction, management and refurbishment.

This interactive session provides a practical overview to how accessibility impacts on key professionals within the property life-cycle and key property assets types.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to disability
  • The DDA, Premises Standard and the Building Code
  • The impact of the standards on various stages in the property life cycle: design/building/management/refurbishment
  • The typical impact on different key property assets
  • Common problems/pitfalls/challenges and how to overcome them

 For more information, please visit our website or contact Nick Hudson on or +61 (0)2 9216 2333

SAS International designs, manufactures and distributes worldwide an extensive range of quality interior fit out products specialising in metal ceilings and architectural metalwork solutions; acoustic rafts, wall panelling, baffles and wall cladding.

SAS International is a global manufacturer delivering the highest quality solutions with minimal impact on the environment. SAS International focus on product development and innovation.

SAS International currently offers a CPD titled ‘Specifying Metal Suspended Ceiling Systems – Acoustics. Environmental, Design and Integration Options’.

After the CPD seminar, attendees will be able to:
• Describe the benefits of metal ceilings
• Identify the principle types of metal ceilings
• Explain the various design and integration options when specifying metal ceiling systems

For more information please email us on:

Established in 1988, SGI Architectural is the leading distributor of quality building facades to the Australian Construction industry with an emphasis on providing the world’s finest composite products. Our products offer architects and designers the ability to make sustainable and eco-friendly choices combined with a stylish and contemporary aesthetic.

SGI’s presentation examines the application and design of our ventilated façade systems and the particular benefits they offer the Australian market. As an accredited Refuel provider, this 1 hour presentation offers 1 formal CPD point.

 The ‘Principle and Philosophy of Ventilated Façades’ presentation will review the following topics:

  • Concept and application
  • Structure and functionality
  • Building physics
  • Cost efficiency
  • Design
  • Sustainability

To book a presentation or for further information, please contact our head office on 02 9620 7988 or email

At Shaw Contract Group we are driven by the belief that innovative design can change the way we live, work, think and create. A wholly owned subsidiary of Shaw Industries Inc, the world's largest carpet manufacturer and recycler, our diverse product selection includes carpet tile, broadloom and resilient floor coverings. Servicing the diverse needs of the Australian marketplace, our extensive range offers tailored solutions for the healthcare, education, commercial office, government, hospitality and retail sectors. 

Our flooring is engineered for beauty, durability and cradle-to-cradle sustainability. As the first flooring manufacturer with cradle-to-cradle products that can be endlessly reclaimed and recycled into new high-performance product, Shaw Contract Group leads through innovative, sustainable practices. Operating Australia-wide, our team collectively shares decades of experience within the design and flooring industries, allowing them to offer expert advice and guidance to ensure our clients achieve outstanding results in their projects. 

As a registered Refuel Provider our current CPD approved program, COLORSENSE focuses on design and offers Architects 1 informal CPD Point. Presented by our Design Studio, COLORSENSE is a colour trend forecast that explores colour and design trends for 2015 and beyond. The film takes you on a immersive sensory journey.

To find out more about COLORSENSE please visit

To find out more about Shaw Contract Group please visit


An introduction to: the Australian Standard for Earthquake Actions, Building Importance levels, Earthquake Design Categories, the ‘IL4 special study’, common ceiling design failures, seismic documentation & tools, seismic components for tile & grid, the 3 ceiling design solutions, the services gap, the architect’s role & simple solutions to reduce compliance complexity.


Tarkett provides integrated and coordinated flooring solutions to professionals and end-users that measurably enhance both people’s quality of life and a building facilities’ life-time return.

At Tarkett we leverage our worldwide expertise, broad product portfolio and intimate understanding of customers’ needs to offer a complete suite of front door to back door solutions, with distinctive flooring experiences across an almost unlimited range of applications including public, commercial, residential and sports facilities in both new construction and renovation projects.”

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Universal is a recognised CPD Provider by the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel Program and offers 1 Formal CPD Point Presentation.

Our presentation is based on Anodising v Powder Coating. 

The presentation provides

  • an overview of both processes
  • outlines the advantages and disadvantages of both finishes
  • the vast difference between both surface finishes.

Our presentation will provide the information required to make an informed decision as to the correct surface finish required for specfiication taking into account the environment, appearance and durability of the specified finish.

Universal Anodisers is one of the largest designated anodising plants in Australia.  We have specalised in anodising for Architectural Application since 1967.

To book a presentation call Ros on (02) 8788 2000 or email visit our website

Find out how paint and coatings can affect your design choices in delivering maximum durability, corrosion protection, aesthetics and sustainability outcomes. Wattyl Protective Coatings, a division of Valspar, has a coating system for almost every environment and requirement. Whether your design requires long term UV protection, extended corrosion protection, high gloss finish or colour possibilities, Wattyl’s high performance protective coatings will have a system to suit your need.

Wattyl offers 1 formal CPD point for these accredited presentations:

  • Introduction to Protective Coatings

Valspar/Wattyl Protective Coatings is located across all major metro cities in Australia and New Zealand. To register your next CPD lunch and learn session, contact:

Wattyl Customer Service 132 101



VMZINC is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Umicore Group.

For over 150 years VMZINC has been providing innovative building solutions for architects around the world. With an extensive and unique range of products, VMZINC offers the Australian market many options for zinc cladding, roofing and interior applications.

Zinc is a non-toxic, durable, recyclable and malleable material. As an essential trace element, zinc is also vital to biological equilibrium and growth. Zinc used in the building industry is 100% recycled, putting it far ahead of many other materials which are just taking their first steps in recycling. Less energy is required to produce zinc than the other principal metals.

VMZINC Australia has a Refuel CPD (formal points) seminar available, awarding 2 formal points for architects.

For more information please contact VM Zinc Sydney 02 9358 6100 or email

Knowledge that comes to you

WoodSolutions Tutorials offer you a choice of informative and practical, in-house presentations to architects, engineers, building designers and other professionals.

The 1 – 1.5 hour tutorials educate and inspire innovation in the use of wood to design and construct residential, commercial and infrastructure projects. Delivered by experienced industry professionals, they are available at no cost to attendees.

WoodSolutions Tutorials are available for free delivery in-house to Architects. For more information, visit the WoodSolutions website. The website for wood.

Frequently asked questions – information for providers of CPD

1. What is CPD?

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Architects is any activity that enhances the professional knowledge and personal skills needed for the advancement of architecture, society and the environment.

Key requirements of CPD for Architects are that an activity:

  • relates to the practice of architecture but is not an activity undertaken in the normal course of practice
  • has stated learning outcomes/objectives, demonstrating that the primary purpose of the activity is educational
  • relates to at least one of the National Competency Standards for Architecture: Design, Documentation, Project Delivery, Practice Management

2. What are the competency standards?

The National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA) is a document published by The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) setting out the benchmark standards of competency for registration as an architect in Australia and New Zealand.

The NCSA can be found under publications at

3. Is CPD compulsory for architects?

CPD is compulsory in WA, NSW, Queensland and Tasmania. It is expected to soon become compulsory for architects in other states in Australia. CPD is also compulsory for A+ members of the Australian Institute of Architects. Architects are advised to do CPD to continually develop their professional skills and knowledge within the industry.

4. Should providers maintain records of attendance?

Architects are required to manage their own CPD records. The Institute provides a sample CPD record form for members, available for download. However, CPD providers must also maintain records of attendance for each CPD activity.

5. How long should a CPD provider maintain records?

You must maintain records relating to each CPD activity for a period of five years.

6. Are CPD points recognised Australia-wide?

Yes. The Institute allocates points to activities in alignment with the requirements of its own policy and policies/guidelines of other registration bodies.

7. Are providers allowed to use the Australian Institute of Architects corporate logo?

No. All Refuel CPD Provider Network members are supplied with Refuel CPD Provider Network logos and CPD points badges for use on marketing materials. Marketing materials must accurately advertise the program length, CPD points available, learning objectives and any costs associated with the program.

8. How are points allocated?

Points are allocated on the basis of one (1) point for every hour of involvement for both formal and informal activities.

In some cases, limits have been applied to the number of points that can be allocated to a single activity. While these tend to apply to less structured-generally informal-activities such as reading or attending meetings, some formal CPD activities also have limits.

Points can only be allocated to the educational components of an event: refreshment breaks, registration, drinks/networking sessions and the like, do not accrue points.

9. What is Refuel?

Refuel is the Australian Institute of Architects brand for continuing professional development. Refuel was launched in 2005 and is recognised nationally by members of the Institute as providing quality CPD.

10. What is Formal & Informal CPD?

CPD activities are defined as formal or informal. Formal activities require some form of assessment or evidence of significant interaction between the presenter and attendee as part of the activity.

11. Is assessment compulsory?

No. Most commonly a CPD activity that does not include assessment or significant interaction between the presenter and attendee will attain informal CPD points.

12. Can I provide online CPD?

Yes. CPD can be delivered in a number of ways. For example the Institute delivers both face-to-face programs in chapter offices and online CPD via

13. How are CPD Providers' activities promoted?

Promotion of activities within the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel CPD Provider Network is coordinated nationally. Recognised activities will be listed on the Australian Institute of Architects website and included in local promotions via Institute chapters.

14. How do I join the Refuel CPD Provider Network?

Once you have read all the information and understand the AACA/Institute joint policy on CPD as well as the Memorandum of Understanding, you may submit the application form for the Refuel CPD Provider Network.

If you have any further questions regarding the form please don't hesitate to ask. Telephone Knowledge Services at the Institute on 03 8620 3877 or email