National Seminar Series 2017

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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

Academy Travel - Join a 14-day study tour of the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and earn 10 informal CPD points. Academy Travel is a leading Australian provider of small-group cultural tours. Each year we operate around 50 international and domestic tours, each following distinct themes in history, fine art, architecture, music and archaeology. Several of these tours are conducted as professional development tours.

Access Institute
 - Access Institute sets the benchmark for access and Universal Design education and training relating to the built environment. Formerly Institute of Access Training Australia

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

Airius (Oceania) Pty Ltd -  Worldwide innovators in unobtrusive, simple and effective cooling air movement and destratification solutions for all buildings 2.5 - 40 metres high. Without large exposed blades.
Introducing …..The Air Pear®


AkzoNobel
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka.

 

Altro – Inventors of traditional safety flooring.

Architecture Media – providing first-quality communication experiences for building industry professionals – conferences, seminars, magazines and websites

Architectural Hardware Consulting Pty Ltd – Ingress Egress Solutions – Your partner to compliant door openings integrating standard and bespoke door hardware with design intent.

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

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions - Armstrong is the world's largest manufacturer of acoustic ceilings systems and has been operating in Australia since 1960.

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

Austral PlywoodsManufacturers of Appearance Grade Plywood


AWS
– Architectural Window Systems.

BGC Fibre Cement


BGC Plasterboard


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.

BlueScope

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.

Brickworks - Brickworks Building Products is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse building material manufacturers. 

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.

Cooling Bros - Australia’s leading provider of innovative architectural glass solutions

CSR Hebel 

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

Decor Systems - Presents Design a superior acoustic environment.

Design Republic- Mosa Tiles Ceramic Facades, ventilated and non-ventilated facades solutions.

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

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

Dyson Appliances
- A leading global technology company, providing innovative lighting, hand drying, and purification solutions for public, leisure and work spaces

Earp Bros – Innovative tile solutions.

ERCO – ERCO Lighting

Fairview Architectural
- Façade Compliancy CPD workshops designed for architects

Fisher Paykel  - We aim to be the most human-centred appliance brand in the world.
At the heart of the Fisher & Paykel story are people looking for the innovation that changes the everyday into something out of the ordinary. Our goal has always been to improve life through good design.

Fytogreen - Is Australia’s leader in sustainable vertical gardens, environmental extensive roof gardens, light-weight intensive roof gardens and green facades.  Fytogreen are also the largest supplier to the roof garden industry in Australia with our unique roof garden system products.

Galvanizers – Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA).

Gerflor
- Vinyl floor and wall protection - fit for purpose solutions for all sectors

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

Graphisoft – ARCHICAD, Artlantis, IFC and CineReader training courses.

GBCA – Green Building Council of Australia.

Guardian Glass
- Guardian Industries largest business and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, value-added and fabricated glass products and solutions.

Gunnersen - HI-MACS – Acrylic Solid Surface for interior and exterior commercial environments.

H. I. Fraser - environmentally sustainable vacuum toilets and vacuum drainage systems. 


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.

Humanscale - is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve health and comfort at work.

Hyne Timber - Hyne Timber is Australia’s largest manufacturer of Lightweight Timber Framing and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT), and offers ‘Introduction to Australian GLT’ which is accredited with 1 formal CPD point.

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

IN2AP Learning - 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.

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.

Indesign Contemporary Wine In Design is tackling the biggest issues in A+D today.

Kardean - Karndean Designflooring are the market leaders in flooring design and innovation

Keim – Mineral paints Australia.

Kingspan Insulation -  Australia’s leading insulation innovator offers a suite of six formal Refuel CPD seminars to help architects understand the insulation options for thermal efficiency and design appropriate thermal solutions for the building fabric.


Knauf

Knauf AMF - Performance Ceilings.

Leda Security - Securabike are world leaders in bicycle parking facilities and requirements under 2890.3

LPA Lighting Partners - Lighting Principles Design Course – LPA Lighting and Energy Solutions has been providing sustainable solutions in lighting for over 25 years worldwide, and, with our expertise and experience, we offer our Lighting Principles Design program for Architects

Luxmy - Award winning custom furniture and joinery manufacturer.

Matilda Veneer - Matilda Veneer is Australia’s leading manufacturer of architecturally specified timber veneer, renowned for sourcing and manufacturing beautiful, unique and special veneers from Australia and around the world. 

Mitchell Laminates - Australian family owned distributor and importer of a wide range of specialist decorative laminates and plastics including Perspex® acrylics, AliFrost® doors, EchoPanel®, Laminex®, Formica® and Hettich® hardware. 

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

Murobond Paints - is an Australian owed manufacturer of specialist paint established in 1998 

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

Nucleus Events - “Is Your Façade NCC Compliant”, Parkview Room, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont, 25 October, 6:30 – 9:00pm, 2 CPD Points. Register: www.nucleusevents.com.au

Orrcon Steel - Leading Australian Distributor and Manufacturer of Steel, Tube and Pipe and is a business of BlueScope.

OxtekOxtek Australia are a 20 year-old Australian owned & Manufactured company who specialise in complete concrete protection.

Ozgrind - Innovators and leading providers of polished concrete who educate the industry. 

Parchem
– Parchem Construction Supplies.

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

Partridge -  Partridge is a structural engineering consultancy that seeks to further and foster the relationship between architects and engineers by presenting workshops and seminars that explore the structural requirements and implications of architectural design – with a sharp focus on residences and houses.   The aim is to assist architects in understanding what structure, detailing, and specifications may be required to achieve their desired amenity, functionality, and budget.

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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.

Porta - Supplier and manufacturer of durable architectural timber products for all internal and external applications, including custom timber designs.

Proctor Group Australia

Procore - Procore is the #1 most widely used construction management software.

Quantum Quartz - WK Marble & Granite (Quantum Quartz) is Australia’s leading distributor of engineered stone as well as natural stone slabs and large format porcelain sheets.

Queensland Timber Flooring -  Our CPD approach is to assist you to deliver quality flooring products and finishes to your customers, from conception to completion.

RamsetreidArchitectural Expansion Joint Solutions or Decorative Off Form Concrete Solutions

Real Flame  – Leaders in Gas Fireplace Technology.

Reynolds Polymer Technology, Inc -  World leader in engineered acrylic

RBA Group - AS1428.1-2009 Tips, Tricks and Trends for Bathroom Design for Commercial Bathrooms

Rondo Building Services - Market leading manufacturer and supplier of light gauge rolled form steel wall and ceiling systems

SAS International

SIMESSIMES mission is to create emotions with the best architectural lighting solutions and visual comfort. More than producing light fittings, SIMES produces emotions for architecture, landscape, private contexts and urban spaces.

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

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.

Trend Group - Since its founding in 2000, TREND GROUP has earned a reputation as the forerunner of market research, new tendencies and product development.

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

USG Boral Building Products- combines a leading manufacturing and distribution network with leading technology and world-class innovation capacity.  

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.

West Coast Commerical IndustriesWCCI is a progressive company with innovative technologies, ongoing product development and providing a wide range of solution based products and services from specifications to installation for the construction industry. WCCI have built a solid reputation of all Aqualoo products namely toilet and shower cubicles, lockers, bench seating, IPS units, vanities and washroom accessories. WCCI only use certified building products such as Polyrey, Laminex, Polytec and now Maica Compact Laminate, to which we have been appointed as a distributor into the Australian Market.

Wohr Parking Systems Australia - Wohr Parking Systems Australia is one of the market leaders in the manufacture and installation of innovative car parking systems, car stackers and car lifts.

WoodSolutions
– Timber design ideas and advice.

Zinc Iberico -  Zinc Iberico is the exclusive distributor (A&NZ) of elZinc® rolled zinc products for Architectural Applications. “Architectural Solutions in Zinc”

ZIP Industries -  
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.


Refuel Provider programs

Frank Lloyd Wright with Academy Traveler

Overview
You can earn 10 informal CPD points on Academy Travel’s specialidst architecture tour.  Follow the Frank Lloyd Wright trail from Chicago to Buffalo, through to Pennsylvania and on to New York, discovering the wealth of art, architecture and history in some of America’s most impressive cities. The tour begins in Chicago, then travels north to Wisconsin and Buffalo before heading to Pittsburgh and the nearby Allegheny mountains of Pennsylvania, before ending up in New York. The itinerary features private guided visits to homes and major galleries, fine dining and some great performances. Accommodation is in comfortable four-star hotels throughout.

5-night optional extension to Los Angeles & Taliesin West also available.

Study

  • The course of American modern architecture in the 20th-century, from Louis B. Sullivan and the ‘Chicago School’ to Frank Lloyd Wright and beyond
  • Wright’s transformation of the American home, using inspiration from the prairie landscape of the American Midwest and a Japanese-influenced aesthetic
  • The development of commercial architecture in Chicago and New York
  • The integration of fine art, architecture and design in early modern and mid-century architecture
  • The role of private wealth and architectural patronage in the United States by Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Carnegie, Andrew W. Mellon and John D. Rockefeller

 

Highlights

  • Walking, coach and boat tours of Chicago’s 20th-century architecture
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, renowned for its Impressionist works
  • Wright’s home, Taliesin, and his Johnson Wax Factory in Wisconsin
  • A private interior visit to Fallingwater, arguably his most famous work
  • A private out-of-hours viewing of the Museum of Modern Art in New York
  • Steppenwolf Theatre performance in Chicago and an orchestral concert and a Broadway musical in New York

 

For more tour details and booking information click here

Academy Travel
Ph: +61 2 9235 0023
Email: info@academytravel.com.au
www.academytravel.com.au

 


               

Access Institute sets the benchmark for access and Universal Design education and training relating to the built environment. We create a dynamic and energised training environment where each student feels empowered by the learning experience.

The access industry originated to support people with disabilities to access all areas of life, including the built environment.  The industry stakeholders are responsible for ensuring that the design and development of environments are accessible to everyone. 

Universal Design is a philosophy that ensures that products, buildings, environments and experiences are innately accessible to as many people as possible regardless of any differentiating factors that contribute to the diversity of our communities. It is not limited to the needs of any one particular group, but rather considers the needs of everyone.

Access Institute’s team of qualified and accredited trainers and assessors are industry experts who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience from across the access industry.

Architects regularly attend Access Institute’s nationally recognised courses. These courses have been designed with the needs of Architects in mind and address the wide range of access considerations that must be addressed to meet both legislative and best practice functional outcomes for everyone in using the built environment.

2017 and 2018 Course outline: 

• CPP50711 Diploma of Access Consulting – 11 days and 65 CPD points
• CPP40811 Certificate IV in Access Consulting – 8 days and 65 CPD points
• Bridging course for Diploma of Access Consulting – 3 days
• CPPACC4055A Conduct a Building Access Audit – 2 days and 13 CPD points
• Understanding Access Legislation and Universal Design in Buildings – 1 day
• Livable Housing Australia – Design Guideline Assessor Course – 3 hours and 3 CPD points
• Understanding Universal Design in the Built Environment – 2 hours
• Safety in Design – 3 hours
• Understanding Access and Universal Design for Major Development Contractors – 2 hours

See the Access Institute website for dates and locations at www.accessinstitute.com.au 

Access Institute can also provide a variety of suitable ‘In House ‘training for Architects on all of the areas above as well as a wide range of topics relating to access and Universal Design:
Understanding Access and Universal Design in Buildings; Housing, Streetscapes; Parks and Outdoor Spaces; Public Transport; Playspaces and much more.



 

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AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

For further information please call:

AkzoNobel

phone: Australasia 131 474 
phone: New Zealand 0800 808 807,
email pc-southeastasia@akzonobel.com or www.international-pc.com

Interpon
phone: 1800 630 516
email: marketing@interpon.com.au


 


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 info@asf.com.au or visit www.asf.com.au.


 

 


 

Architecture Media is an online and print publisher and events company with a focus on the built environment. Our professional programs and publications are highly respected and valued information sources for architects, designers, landscape architects and other building professionals. 

Our talks, seminars and conferences make high calibre local and international speakers available to members of the architecture and design professions, sharing valuable experience and promoting discussion and debate. These learning opportunities include Design Speaks one day seminars – Work Place / Work Life, Old School / New School and Health Care / Health Design; symposiums and forums such as the Architecture Asia Pacific Symposium and ad hoc conferences; as well as shorter learning sessions such as Artichoke Night School and Our Houses. These activities typically attract formal CPD credit.

Architecture Media is an associate company of the Australian Institute of Architects and its products are also endorsed by the the Design Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. 

Our print and online portfolio includes the highly regarded digital and print publications – Architecture Australia, Artichoke, Houses, Houses Kitchens+Bathrooms, Landscape Architecture Australia and Architectural Product News; and websites – Selector.comProductNews.com.au and ArchitectureAU.com


 

Architectural Hardware Consulting Pty Ltd (AHC) is an independent risk mitigation consultancy business, specialising in the industry of Door Openings and associated Architectural Door Hardware and Security Access Control.

More demands now than ever are presented to the Specifier of Door Opening components such as – Fire Life Safety Requirements, DDA Accessibility Code, Security Access Control, Acoustic Values and Aesthetic Design Considerations. These often create conflicting factors and demand an integrated and informed approach to Door Opening Design that transcends simply specifying materials, but requires experience and knowledge specific to each circumstance, that is then translated into your Door Openings Specification

Whether, you are a Building Owner that wishes to seek advice on compliance of their existing building openings or just want to look at re-designing a fresh building entrance. Or an Architect that seeks advice on a range of Door Opening related Disciplines. Our specialist knowledge of the Door Openings Industry ensures that a best practice environment can be achieved as well as the mandatory requirements of the Building Code of Australia and referenced Australian Standards.

For more information visit the website or watch the YouTube video.






Airius – Innovation in Air Movement 

Airius offers our customers great insights into how cooling air circulation or destratification will improve thermal comfort or save significant amounts of A/C energy in both summer and winter applications in all types of buildings up to 40 metres high, using their unique range of ‘Air Pears’… Look -no blades! 

We can help you improve your buildings because, in 15 years, we have sold over 130,000 Air Pear units across USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia and NZ into thousands of different types of businesses and facilities. Our knowledge becomes your wisdom. 

Find out more by attending our one-hour x One Formal Point CPD presentation examining the science behind thermal comfort, air movement, destratification as well as energy savings and their relationship to building design. 

For more information:-  www.airius.com.au

 


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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.




A CEILING FOR EVERY SPACE
 
Signature spaces to special applications, Armstrong’s expansive portfolio  is unrivaled in the industry. From cool metals and warm woods to bold colours and bright whites, Armstrong’s broad range of ceilings and suspension systems offer the design flexibility and the performance you need for your commercial space.

Choose between a large variety of ceilings including curves, clouds, baffles, panels, and planks in standard, custom, or one-of-a-kind looks to meet both your design and functional needs. Armstrong’s mineral fibre ceilings provide solutions for all acoustical needs from high sound absorption to high sound attenuation or a balance of both. ARMSTRONG METALWORKS and WoodWorks are available in a range of perforation choices, finishes and colours- from standard to custom, to provide an impressive visual impact and to satisfy your unique acoustical needs. This range is always expanding to accommodate both technical developments and design trends, ensuring Armstrong is at the forefront of innovation.

Armstrong also pride themselves on their Eco credentials. Armstrong is a world leader in environmental excellence in ceiling manufacture and design. Armstrong ceiling products are listed by Ecospecifier and certified by Global GreenTagCertTM as “eco- and health-preferable” and able to contribute to Green Star™ credit points. Not only are Armstrong ceiling panels produced from high levels of recycled material, they are fully recyclable. 

For more than 150 years, Armstrong have built a business on trust and integrity. It set them apart then, and it sets them apart now, along with their ability to collaborate and innovate for the people they serve – customers, shareholders, communities and employees. No matter the issue, the sales and customer service team at Armstrong will be there to support you and your project anywhere in the world.

For the latest project images and product information check out the Armstrong website – armstrongceilings.com.au

Presentation: “Applied Interior Acoustics for Design Professionals”

Our presentation with deliver the following learning outcomes:
• Explain the need for balanced acoustical design by segment.
• Describe the fundamental properties of sound
• Define acoustical terms and concepts
• Understand the need for and how products are tested for acoustical performance
• Interpret how different material selections influence the acoustic environment
• Make informed “acoustically relevant” product selections 
• Design acoustically compliant interior spaces in accordance with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 2107:2016, plus satisfy the Acoustic Comfort Credit in the Green Star Design and As Built & Interiors Rating Tools





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 sales@australply.com.au





AWS is a registered Refuel Provider. Architects can receive 1 formal CPD Point from the listed accredited CPD presentations: 

•             Flush Threshold Solutions for Commercial & Residential Doors 
•             Thermally Broken Commercial Framing 
•             Understanding Standards applicable to the Selection and Specification of Windows and Doors 
•             Understanding the requirements for windows in Bushfire Prone Areas and elevated applications 
•             Passive Ventilation Solutions – Trickle Ventilation 
•             Windows & Energy 

To book, contact Lucy Howells on 1300 026 189 or email marketing@awsaustralia.com.au




BGC commenced building homes in Western Australia in the early 1960s and expanded into commercial construction in the 1990s. As the construction arm of BGC grew, BGC needed to start manufacturing building materials in Perth to ensure continuous supply of quality materials. In 1997 a Fibre Cement factory was built in Canningvale and in 2003 a plasterboard factory was commissioned in Hazelmere – best practice in sustainable manufacture and quality control is assured in production at both of these facilities.

Module 1: Fibre Cement in Lightweight Buildings

This module explains how Fibre Cement is manufactured and the qualities it has along with how it is used in the construction of lightweight buildings and the advantages of using fibre cement compared with other alternative products.

After completing this course attendees will be able to:
• Describe the benefits of Fibre Cement
• Explain how Fibre Cement is manufactured
• List a minimum of 6 qualities of Fibre Cement sheeting
• Describe the 2 types of Fibre Cement as described in the Australian and ISO standards 
• Describe how compressed Fibre Cement differs from standard Fibre Cement
• Describe the use of a Top Hat system in the installation of Fibre Cement
• Describe the role of gaskets and sealant in the joining of Fibre Cement
• Describe how Fibre Cement can be finished

Module 2: Specifying Fibre Cement in Lightweight Buildings


This module explains how to specify Fibre Cement in order to meet Building Code Australia (BCA) and Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) requirements as well as how different architectural outcomes are achieved.

After completing this course attendees will be able to:
• Describe how Fibre Cement is manufactured
• Quote the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in relation to the specification of Fibre Cement as a building exterior lining system
• Describe the accessories and fasteners required to install Fibre Cement as a façade system
• Specify construction details required to meet thermal break, moisture management and control joints
• Specify Fibre Cement and other materials required to meet Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) requirements for a boundary wall
• Demonstrate how Fibre Cement can be used to achieve a variety of architectural appearances on the facade of a building.

Each module takes 1 hour and is worth 1 CPD point.

Location: We’ll come to your office and present.

For more information or to book a presentation call Daniela on 03 9696 9288, email Daniela@theshapegroup.com.au or visit:
http://gtekplasterboard.com.au/services/cpd-presentations/





BGC commenced building homes in Western Australia in the early 1960s and expanded into commercial construction in the 1990s. As the construction arm of BGC grew, BGC needed to start manufacturing building materials in Perth to ensure continuous supply of quality materials. In 1997 a Fibre Cement factory was built in Canningvale and in 2003 a plasterboard factory was commissioned in Hazelmere – best practice in sustainable manufacture and quality control is assured in production at both of these facilities.

Module 1: Plasterboard Linings in Lightweight Buildings

This module explains how plasterboard is manufactured and the qualities it has along with how it is used in the construction of lightweight buildings and the advantages of using plasterboard compared with other lining products.
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After completing this course attendees will be able to:
• Describe the components and processes employed to manufacture plasterboard
• Describe the attributes and benefits of using plasterboard as opposed to alternative lining materials or systems
• Discuss the various National Construction Codes (NCC) and International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) codes that plasterboard needs to comply with
• State the thicknesses and sheet lengths generally available in plasterboard
• Describe the different types of plasterboard and where they are used
• Describe how to install and to ensure plasterboard joints are correctly installed
• Describe how the visual impact of glancing light is managed
• Describe the different levels of finish achievable with plasterboard 

Module 2: Specifying Plasterboard Linings in Lightweight Buildings

This module explains how to specify plasterboard as an internal lining in order to meet BCA Standards in relation to fire and acoustic regulations.

After completing this course attendees will be able to:
• Describe the different lengths and thicknesses of plasterboard sheets
• Describe the different types of plasterboard and their use
• Describe the measures of acoustic performance and how they are calculated and used to monitor and manage acoustic amenity
• Explain the meaning of 60/60/60 with respect to fire rating
• Explain what RISF stands for and its relevance with respect to fire ratings
• Describe the measure for thermal insulation and how this is calculated and used
• Specify a wall system to meet designated acoustic and fire requirements 

Each module takes 1 hour and is worth 1 CPD point.

Location: We’ll come to your office and present.

For more information call Daniela on 03 9696 9288, email Daniela@theshapegroup.com.au or visit http://gtekplasterboard.com.au/services/cpd-presentations/






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
Email: sales@bendtechgroup.com.au
Website: www.bendtechgroup.com.au

 




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.




Australia’s leaders in Thermal & Architectural Building Design. Bondor/Metecno have a comprehensive product range to suit and compliment any commercial or residential application. More than just the leading manufacturer of insulated panels, Bondor’s unrivalled installation and construction experience ensure practical, effective design solutions. Confidence can be completely assured with Bondor being 100% Australian made and tested with Nata Accreditation.
Bondor is a sponsor of the AIA and acknowledges the importance of assisting in the design of a building. We have staff educated and trained to help in numerous CPD subjects.



Bondor’s formal CPD presentations can be requested from Bondor’s Architectural BDM.

To book please contact Andrew Walton.
MOB: 0404 444 472
EMAIL: Andrew.walton@bondor.com.au
WEB: www.bondor.com.au





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
bradfordinsulation.com.au




 

We are Brickworks. 

Brickworks Building Products is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse building material manufacturers. Under the Brickworks Building Products umbrella are some of Australia’s best known building materials brands.

Our products include bricks, pavers, masonry blocks, retaining wall systems, precast concrete panels, concrete and terracotta roof tiles, timber products and specialised façade systems. 

With a broad product portfolio and manufacturing and sales facilities across Australia, Brickworks Building Products is uniquely placed to service the demands of the building industry. 

With over 1200 staff across Australia and New Zealand, we pride ourselves on our commitment to product, service excellence and our leadership position.



 


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:

1. Identify different pathways for BCA Compliance
2. Investigate a number of climate variables that impact the energy performance of Buildings
3. Understand how different components of a typical commercial building can impact energy loads
4. Analyse daylight characteristics of the building form early in design phase
5. Finding a balance between heating, cooling and daylight
6. Designing shading to reduce unwanted Solar Heat Gain
7. Understanding the differences in glass specification and how they can affect natural daylight
8. General services recommendations to reduce energy consumption during occupation
9. Investigating Environmental Industry Benchmarks

To book please enquire with Evan Logan

Mob: 0408693320

Evan.logan@cadds.com.au

 





 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 www.capral.com.au
To request a presentation please contact specify@capral.com.au

 

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.






 


Decorative, Custom Laminated and High Performance Glass
Proudly Australian owned and operated, Cooling Brothers continually invests in new technology to stay at the leading edge of the glass industry. Our presentation covers learning outcomes for Design and Documentation. The educational value to the specifier is to gain greater knowledge and understanding of the complexities, standards, technology, and design options for:

-Custom laminated glass
: frameless balustrading
: coloured interlayers
: structural laminates (PVB and SGP)
: cyclonic 
: acoustic
: bullet proof

-Decorative glass
: digital ceramic printing
: integration with other products

-Energy efficient glazing
: environmental, thermal, visual and acoustic benefits of high performance glass
: terminology 
: double glazed units

As a Refuel Provider we offer 1 formal CPD point as a presentation in your office, or as a tour of our 7000sqm processing facility in Western Australia. 

Website: coolingbros.com.au

To book or for further information please contact Quyen Do on quyen@coolingbros.com.au or
(08) 6104 1777

 

 


                                                         

CSR Hebel  

Going deeper into the use of Light weight Aerated Autoclaved Concrete- acoustic, fire and thermal performance.

For further information please visit - www.hebel.com.au




 


DLGC is a registered  training provider for the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel program. We

provide one formal point for our Designing with Laminated Glass Interlayers presentation.

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

  •  Describe the benefits of Kuraray interlayers including safety, security and decorative
  •  Understand the acoustic  benefits of Trosifol® Sound Control interlayers.
  •  List the characteristics and performance of  SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers
  •  Identify different architectural applications for SentryGlas® ionoplast laminates
  •  Examine design tools used to analyse structural performance of laminates
  •  Recognize the importance of verifying compatibility of materials in contact with interlayers

Kuraray trosifol TM world of interlayers 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.

 

For more information visit:  www.trosifol.com 





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 letstalk@decorsystems.com.au. For more information, visit Decor Systems website www.decorsystems.com.au

 




 

Mosa Tiles Ceramic Facades, ventilated and non-ventilated facades solutions.

Mosa is a ceramic tile manufacturer from the Netherlands. Offering a high-end range of ceramic floor tiles, wall tiles and facades.

Key Learning objectives:

         •           Advantages of using the patented Ultragres unglazed porcelain tiles as a facade system

         •           Cradle to cradle product design principles and benefits

         •           Differences between ventilated and non-ventilated facades

         •           Specifying facades systems

         •           HVAC energy savings and sustainability advantages 

To organise participation in a lunch and learn CPD presentation phone 02 8006 0882
Visit the 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

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.



            

 Dyson is a leading global technology company, passionate about engineering and solving problems others ignore. With a team of 3,500-strong engineers and scientists, Dyson spends £7 million a week on R&D and works with over 40 universities globally to develop early-stage technologies.
From inventing the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner, to hand dryers that use 690kph sheets of air to remove moisture from hands, to bladeless fans, heaters, humidifiers and intelligent connect air purifiers to a completely re-thought hair dryer, Dyson is relentless about engineering better solutions. 

Over the past ten years, Jake Dyson, has developed ground-breaking technologies in lighting. The range includes CSYS™ task lights and Cu Beam™ suspended lights. Both use heat pipe technology to overcome the problems with LEDs and provide you with powerful light, precisely where you need it.   

Dyson’s presentation on lighting covers:

• The early origins of task/architectural lighting
• Lighting requirements for office and task work 
• Considerations for  lighting specification
• Lighting standards and their impact on Task Lighting
• Undoing the jargon of lighting standards
• Objective criteria versus Subjective impression
• How to build user flexibility into lighting design
• What is ‘glare’ and how is it measured?
• How to easily design around glare for best user experience possible

For more information visit: www.dyson.com.au/lighting
1800 426 337 or AUcommercial@dyson.com

 




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 www.earp.com.au.




                              
                                     
                                         

                                              

Light is vital. 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 offer two CPD Workshops. Please watch this space for new workshops to be announced soon for 2018!

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 presentation 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.

Sydney:
ERCO
349 Pacific Hwy.
(entry via Myrtle St.)
North Sydney, NSW, 2060

14th November and 5th December 2017
9am-12pm
Lunch provided.

To secure your place or to organise an exclusive workshop please email to Ana at a.djordjevic@erco.com

Perth: 
Lighting Options Australia
6a Aberdeen St.
Perth, WA, 6000

26th October, 2017
9am-12pm
Morning tea provided.

Secure your place by reply email to Andrew at andrew@lightingoptionsaustralia.com.au

 


 


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: www.x-ed.edu.au



                                                 


“Should I Worry About My Façade” Formal CPD Workshops


Our popular in-house Façade Compliancy CPD Workshops for architects are presented by the internationally acclaimed fire engineer and technical director of RED Fire Engineers, Jonathan Barnett who is a leading authority on this subject.

With recent developments in the area of façade compliancy following the Building Appeals Board ruling on the Lacrosse building earlier this year, these workshops provide attendees with an up-to-date review of the current regulations with regards to the use of external cladding for commercial, multi residential and residential buildings. The sessions also look at how the National Construction Code impacts the design and construction methods that architects can adopt as well as the effect that all of this has on project designs and conformance in terms of fire requirements and weatherproofing.

Attendees receive – 1 x Formal CPD Point, a personalised CPD certificate and a copy of the presentation.
 
If you are interested in organising an in-house workshop for your team, please contact our Marketing Manager, Victoria Tayler, on 1800 007 175 or email: victoria.tayler@fv.com.au. 

 


                
Fisher & Paykel has been designing products since 1934 and has grown into a global company operating in 50 countries and manufacturing in Thailand, Mexico, China and Italy.
Our design heritage is founded on a pioneering spirit and a culture of curiosity that has challenged conventional appliance design to consistently deliver products tailored to human needs.

For us, legacy is about looking to the future while ensuring what we develop today is aligned to the fundamental principles of sustainable design. We are committed to ongoing research and development.

Our culture is one of open innovation, which allows people to work collaboratively to find insights and ideas that connect with our customers and respect our planet.

Our next events are:
Tuesday 14th November 
NZ Design (5:30pm - 7:45pm)

Tuesday 28th November 
Appliance Design & Sustainability (5:30pm - 7:45pm)

For more information please contact Marianna Cseh on Marianna.cseh@fisherpaykel.com





Fytogreen's continuing success is largely due to our specialist technical know-how that has been developed over many years of collaboration between tertiary qualified staff, experts in the horticultural field, senior project managers and our extensive research and development team.  This combination of expertise provides our clients, architects, landscape architects and designers a broad interchange of experience that delivers cost effective, ecologically sustainable solutions for greening the built environment.

Fytogreen works with Australian and International developers, architects and landscape architects along with tier 1 and tier 2 construction companies to create beautiful, environmentally sustainable gardens integrated into built structures.

Further information is available at www.fytogreen.com.au or by contacting Fytogreen on phone 1300 182 341 or email info@fytogreen.com.au  





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 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 Australian galvanizing companies and to provide technical consulting services on a not for profit basis.
The GAA can deliver formal or informal training sessions worth 1 CPD point in the Design Competency covering some, or all, of the following:

• Corrosion of steel and how to determine the corrosivity of a location using Australian Standards.

• The durability of different corrosion protection methods and how to meet the durability requirements of
   the National Construction Code (NCC) and Australian Standards.

• The galvanizing process and how to specify galvanizing.

• The initial and lifecycle cost of different corrosion protection methods, including maintenance and repair requirements.

• Basics of designing against corrosion and how to design for galvanizing.

• Achieving the desired initial appearance and painting or powder coating over galvanizing.

Sessions are free of charge and can be held in architects’ offices anywhere in Australia. The GAA can also provide “lunch and learn” sessions if desired.

Further information and booking is available by emailing gaa@gaa.com.au, or by phoning (03) 9654 1266.








http://www.gerflor.com.au/

70% of Gerflor vinyl floor and wall protection sales worldwide are products that are less than three years old. Constant innovation since our first homogeneous product in 1937 has maintained Gerflor as world leading vinyl manufacturer.  No matter what your sector – Gerflor has a solution for you.

This is the first in a series of continuing professional development opportunities for you and your business.  As a partner, we want to help you provide the best outcome for your clients, and your end users.  

We have engaged an experienced presenter and facilitator who is an infectious diseases scientist.  You will leave with tangible knowledge that you can immediately put to use. You might even want to bring your clients.

When designing health* and aged care facilities you are designing for all of us-our children, our grandparents, our friends and partners.  Learn about how the choices you make can influence the well- being of patients and residents now and in to the future.

Achieve 1.5 formal points in your Design Competency.

*Seminar is modifiable to suit other design challenges.

Discuss opportunities with your local Gerflor representative.


 


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 www.gnconsulting.com.au or email: stevem@gnconsulting.com.au





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 approved by the Institute including Essential ArchiCAD, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), ArchiCAD Upgrade Training, Artlantis Training and CineReader Training.

To learn more about our courses visit us at www.graphisoft.com.au/learning/training-courses.



 

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.












Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. Headquartered in Auburn Hills Michigan, you’ll find Guardian Glass in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic commercial projects. Guardian Glass’s energy efficient sputter coated Low-E glass is designed to meet the toughest architectural and aesthetic challenges.

Founded in 1932, Guardian Glass has 27 float plants across the world, 22 sputter coaters, 13 wet coaters, 9 laminating lines and 3 pattern lines. Guardian is now a subsidiary of Koch Industries who are the second largest privately owned company in the US.

Guardian Glass is committed to constant improvement, so innovation is at the centre of everything we do. We strive to innovate in ways that enable us to make better products and solutions for our customers using fewer natural resources, safely and responsibility. Simply put, we make products that improve people’s lives.

As an accredited Refuel Network Provider for the Australian Institute of Architects, we offer one formal Continuing Professional Development point for our following presentations.
1. Glass – Substrates and Limitations
2. Low-E Coated Glass

For more information please visit our websites:
www.guardianglass.com
www.sunguardglass.com
 Or to book a presentation, appointment, or seek consultation regarding the specification of glass in your projects, please contact: Mr Lachlan Stanton on lstanton@guardian.com

 




Who are H.I.Fraser?
With access to over 50 years of collective global experience, H.I.Fraser's Environmental Solutions Department provides design, supply & through life maintenance of waste and wastewater management systems. 

Over the past 15 years, we have provided solutions across a multitude of industries including the commercial building market, commercial and naval marine markets and the rail industry nationally.

Through our industry group involvement over the past seven years, we have developed industry standards for the regulation of vacuum toilets and vacuum wastewater systems in the national commercial building market.

Our principal clients include leading industry consultants and architects, major construction firms, vessel owners, rail and associated infrastructure operators.

We can design, engineer and deliver vacuum wastewater collection and treatment systems as well as commercial wet and dry waste management solutions.

For further information please visit:

w: http://www.hifraser.com.au/designing-engineering/vacuum-drainage-sewer-system-consultancy/

 Our CPD Course

Our CPD course provides an overview of Commercial vacuum drainage systems for the Building sector. We recommend it for architects, designers and hydraulic consultants.
The course covers the following aspects:

-       A short introduction to Vacuum drainage technology

-       Benefits of Vacuum drainage within commercial buildings: Sustainability – Reliability – Flexibility

-       How to Identify projects where Vacuum adds value

-       Fundmental Elements of a Vacuum drainage system

-       Case Studies

This course is valued at 1 CPD point.

To register for the CPD course please contact Chris Herbert:

e: chris@hifraser.com
m: +61 (0) 404 081 495

 


 

Gunnersen has been the proud distributor of HI-MACS Acrylic Solid Surface for the past 15 years.  We are registered training provider for the Australian institute of Architects Refuel program. We provide 1 formal CPD point for Acrylic Solid Surface training.

 

Our Refuel CPD presentation will show detail how Acrylic solid surface can be used in interiors to create unique environments limited only by your imagination.  The program details how solid surface is constructed, fabricated and finished to give you inspiring results. 

www.himacs.com.au


 



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.


Outcomes

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 www.horizonhabitats.com.au or to book a seminar email info@horizonhabitats.com.au




 

Humanscale's award-winning office solutions – including self adjusting seating, sit/stand desks, monitor arms and task lighting – inspire movement and support the user in their every posture.

Humanscale's design studio, based in New York City, abides by the philosophy that good design achieves more with less. Humanscale regularly partners with esteemed industrial designers and are known for their history of collaboration with the iconic designer Niels Diffrient. Humanscale innovations have been honoured with more than 200 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art.



           

Hyne Timber is Australia’s largest manufacturer of sawn timber products, a leader in preservative treatments and an iconic supplier to the Australian construction industry. 

We are an industry leader in technology implementation, product development, treatments for durability and quality control. Our world-class manufacturing facilities and operational standards throughout the business underpin our commitment to product quality, service, safety and sustainable Australian timber production. 

Hyne Timber is a registered Refuel Provider. Architects can receive 1 formal CPD Point from the accredited CPD presentation ‘Introduction to Australian Glue Laminated Timber (GLT)’.

Should you have any further queries please contact:
Robert Mansell
Business Development Manager - Commercial
ph: 0407 646 416
email: robert.mansell@hyne.com.au


 


 

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 solution 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.

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.

Our ‘Acoustic materials in the design of sound acoustic spaces’ CPD module explains the acoustic terminology in an easy to comprehend form, highlights acoustic issues, informs of typical applications, and lists acoustic design considerations

To complete this CPD Module online or book an In Office Presentation visit: http://cpd.in2ap.com.au/. For enquiries please contact us on 9646 1007. 


 

At IN2AP Learning we pride ourselves on being product solution 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.

IN2AP Learning hosts a range of CPD Modules Australia Wide. We aim to assist specifiers by:

  1. Helping you to choose which CPD Modules are relevant to your needs, learning opportunity areas and day to day practice requirements.
  2. Flexible delivery options: Online Modules and In Office 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.

 

Our ‘Commercial Washroom Design and Construction Challenges’ CPD Module details technical and aesthetic design considerations for commercial washrooms. It reviews safety issues, assesses toilet partitions components, washroom accessories and selected material options accounting for compliance, hygienic and maintenance concerns. To book an In Office Presentation or complete this CPD Module online visit: cpd.in2ap.com.au or call us on 03 96461007 to make an enquiry.


                               

'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, www.independentcement.com.au, SAlic@independentcement.com.au, contact Selma Alic

 


                   

The Workplace Revolution is Here
 
Brought to you by the minds behind Indesign Magazine, the lively and heated WorkLife Seminar Series put a spotlight on A+D in a wholly new way. 

Mobile Working Is The New Agile: How To Design An Office For The ‘Out Of Office’ Workforce

Thirty years ago ‘going to work’ meant going to an office to complete set tasks. Today it means going to ______ to work. Between the two redefinitions lies a social, cultural and grammatical change: ‘work’ is no longer a noun, no longer a ‘given place’. As a result of mobile working options, the commercial sector is being revolutionised by other aspects of our industry: including hospitality spaces and residential environments. Is this the end of the ‘Office’? Or is it simply the end as we know it? 
 
Kitsch Please! How Our Industry Can Disrupt and Experiment Without Getting ‘Naff’
 
Today, our workplaces are diverse hubs of design politics. Everything from agility to ABW to cubicles and change management carries enormous political clout. There is, however, a growing trend in this space to investigate the truly unique working models and design solutions which govern extreme workplaces. Whether in outer space, the deep sea, on the road or in the sky, how has design-thinking and engineering innovations in the commercial sector embraced its inner-weird?
 
Hot Enough To Hashtag: A+D In The Social Media World
  
As the marketing and media landscape continues to change every day, never has building and sustaining brand equity been harder. But, while this is the case, there’s a strong argument being put forward for investing our marketing activities in new channels. The word ‘influencer’ seems to be thrown about a little too recklessly – but is there a lesson or two the A+D community can take from the world of avant-garde social media? Here we get to grips with the politics of ‘likes’, alternative marketing, and prolonging the reach of our digital presence through social media.
 
Tickets available NOW http://www.indesigntheevent.com/sydney/seminar-series/worklife/
 
  
Live Better. Design Better. BE BETTER.
 
With thanks to the biggest movers and shakers in A+D today, #SID17 presents the return of our famed LiveLife Seminar Series.
 
Talking ‘bout Your Generation: Intergenerational Co-Habiting and Residential Design

Throughout the world, two things in particular are forcing us to live in a radically different manner than heretofore: (1) the ever-rising overheads of a voracious property market, and (2) our ever-increasing life expectancy and ageing population. How has the design world approached re-thinking the residential environment to accommodate the multiple needs of many generations in the single domicile? 
 
Design Identities of Australia: Communities in Design

Identity is a hotly contested philosophical arena – and, rightly so. But especially for our creative community, expressing identity through design carries a significantly broad array of integral stakeholders we need to consider. Across Australia, the Indigenous design world is leading the charge for reconsidering the role design plays in expressing the identity of communities. 
 
Size and the City: Our Developers Have Some Explaining To Do

Every year we are informed that urban density across the entire Asia Pacific region has reached a record high. While our collective population continues to increase alongside the growing strain on our urban environments, we look to our developers and urban planners to provide solution. Whether you call it ‘small living’, ‘slow living’, ‘low density’ or ‘high sprawl’, where does the urban planner fit within the A+D community? And, more pointedly, what can we learn from development experiments around the world?
 
Tickets available NOW visit http://www.indesigntheevent.com/sydney/seminar-series/livelife/

 







 


 

 



 

Karndean Designflooring are the market leaders in flooring design and innovation. Known for our Luxury Vinyl designflooring and Flotex Sheet Floor Coverings, we’ve used the latest technology and most durable materials to bring you floors that excel in design and performance. Both products are have achieved GreenTag™ and GreenRate™ that offers eco-credit points towards GreenStar building projects.

Karndean Designflooring’s CPD presentation includes the following learning outcomes:

1. Understanding the physical elements that makeup Luxury Vinyl Tiles

2. Selecting the most suitable vinyl tile so it is fit for purpose

3. Specifying the appropriate vinyl tile to comply with AS/NZS 4586

4. Understanding the role of Luxury Vinyl Tile in the environment

Karndean find inspiration for their Designflooring in the beauty of the natural world and feel passionate about bringing this natural beauty into every product. Their Australian Business Managers, Internal Sales Teams, excellent product stock availability, technical and specification support, all combine together to provide market leading support for their customers.

For more information visit the website: www.karndean.com


 



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 www.keim.com.au


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 is a market leading manufacturer of innovative ultra-thin flexible insulation, super high performance rigid insulation and high performance pre-insulated ductwork for building fabric and building services applications offering unique alternatives to conventional bulk fibre and rigid polystyrene insulation.

Kingspan Insulation is committed to reducing carbon footprints with thermal solutions for the building envelope. To achieve this Kingspan Insulation has one of the most technically advanced support services in the industry offering a full spectrum of advice on both new constructions and refurbishment projects across the residential and commercial building sectors.

 For more information please call 1300 247 235 or visit www.kingspaninsulation.com.au
To book a CPD seminar email cpd@kingspaninsulation.com.au




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
Email: info@knaufamf.com.au
Web: http://www.knaufamf.com.au

 


 

Securabike is the Bicycle Parking Division of Leda Security Products Pty Ltd which operates nationally. The company designs and installs bicycle parking and associated products. 

 

Products in the range includes Bicycle:

Rails, Racks, Lockers, Cages, Shelters, Repair stations

 

The relevant standard for Bicycle Parking is AS2890.3 and is relevant for Greenstar ratings. To organise participation in a CPD presentation ph 1300 780 450 or email sales@ledasecurity.com.au 

 



              

Lighting Design and LED Technology is a relatively new discipline within a rapidly growing industry.
This course is aimed to provide designers with an understanding and appreciation for lighting and lighting design. 
You will be exposed to tools to work with and things to look for when considering quality lighting and products.
Topics covered are; Lighting principles, LEDs and their efficiencies, the importance of Colour Rendering, Lighting design applications and techniques, lighting controls

Our presenter has a Lighting Engineering and Design background, is a Technical Member of the IES (The Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand), and has over 10 years lighting experience with various international brands and companies.

To register, please contact:
e:  cristian.lopez@lighting-partners.com
m: 0428 830 237 






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.

 






Matilda Veneer is Australia’s leading manufacturer of architecturally specified timber veneer, renowned for sourcing and manufacturing beautiful, unique and special veneers from Australia and around the world. Matilda Veneer also specialises in the production of appearance-grade Hoop Pine plywood, and architectural timber products, such as Fireply (Group 1 fire-retardant plywood), Lite Ply and Truewood veneers. With an exclusive selection of companies distributing its products around the world, Matilda Veneer ensures it provides products that are truly distinctive.

Matilda Veneer’s free, one-hour presentation titled ‘Veneer: the intricate basics’ is designed to give architects a broader understanding of all aspects of timber veneer. Our experience with architects has taught us that while many have an affinity with timber and timber products, some are wary of timber’s natural variation which has the potential to result in outcomes which may vary from the design brief and from client expectations.

With this is mind, our presentation covers everything from resource procurement to lacquers, and everything in between, with the objective of giving an understanding of all aspects of timber veneers. Through this understanding, participants gain the ability to specify beautiful, unique and natural timber veneers with confidence.

Should you have any queries please phone: General Manager, Craig Graham on (07) 5595 0655 or visit: http://matildaveneer.com.au/



 

 

The Mitchell Group is an Australian family owned specialist wholesale distributor and importer of quality products for the kitchen, joinery, shop fitting and design industries. At Mitchell's we believe in building relationships, not just with our customers, but also our suppliers. Over the last 65 years Mitchell's has established strong relationships with some of the world's leading manufacturers allowing us to offer a unique range of top quality brands such as Perspex® acrylics, AliFrost® doors, EchoPanel®, Laminex®, Formica® and Hettich® hardware. 

www.mitchellgroup.com.au


 



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 www.moddex.com.au

To request a presentation please contact info@moddex.com.au




 

With its uncommon combination of creativity, intelligence and integrity, Murobond is internationally renowned for its unique range of high-quality, water-based paints. Since its inception in 1988, Murobond has focused on three pillars: aesthetics, technological expertise and environmental sensitivity. As a result the company is unmatched in its ability to create paints that offer wonderfully rich, individual finishes.

Developing Murobond's beautiful palette of technically superior paints that meet the highest environmental standards is a complicated task - at Murobond, it requires the ongoing dedication of a meticulous research and development team.

In contrast, however, it is simplicity that is the key to the company's success. The people who use Murobond paints love the fact that they can create individual colours and unique finishes that will stand the test of time.

www.murobond.com.au



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 Systemp

  • 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, leveling ,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 www.nashtimbers.com.au
To request a presentation please contact info@nashtimbers.com.au
To book for a presentation at Nash Timbers Showroom please contact info@nashtimbers.com.au


 

Nucleus designs events that keep architects and designers in Australia up to date with the latest industry developments.

Our upcoming event focuses on the issue of 'Facade Compliancy'. Expert speaker, Jonathan Barnett, Technical Director at Red Fire Engineers will provide attendees with a greater understanding of Aluminium Composite, it’s inherent risks and recommended uses. Jonathan will also give a step-by-step guide on how to specify cladding and wall systems on commercial buildings and will look at building access and ongoing serviceability issues as a result of these rulings.

With the building industry and facade cladding in particular having been in the spotlight since the Lacrosse apartment building fire and the ABCB recently issuing their Practice Note in late August, Jonathan will also outline the implications of this and how to interpret these new rulings to ensure façade compliancy on past, current and future projects.

Our Speaker

Jonathan Barnett is an international fire engineering with over 38 years’ experience. As a former Professor in fire safety engineering and mechanical engineering and currently as a chartered professional engineer, he has conducted fire safety research and designed numerous commercial, residential and special purpose buildings.

About Nucleus Events
We create events based on CPD presentations provided as in-house lunchtime workshops or evening conference style events with featured exhibitors. Our focus is also on providing networking forums for like-minded professionals enable them to view the best products and services available from our selected exhibitors.

To register, please visit: www.nucleusevents.com.au

To register for the upcoming session in Sydney, register here.

 


 

Orrcon Steel will provide a technical presentation about an innovative zinc-alloy coated tube and pipe section that shows high corrosion resistance in many aggressive environments. Earn 1 formal CPD point through attending a technical presentation about the ZM275 zinc alloy coating technology available for tube and pipe products.

Extended Description:

MAXI-TUBE® is an innovative zinc-alloy coated steel section with a ZM275 coating that shows high corrosion resistance in many aggressive environments with good galvanic protection.

The five learning outcomes from the technical presentation are as follows:

1. Have knowledge of the new ZM275 coating technology on Tube and Pipe.

2. Understand the advantages of the ZM275 coating innovation for the complete cycle from design, installation and maintenance.

3. Understand the limits of the ZM275 zinc alloy coating technology, and what the section size and thickness limitations are.

4. Improve knowledge about wet paint and powder coating specification, and learn about practical resources that assist with specification.

5. Learn about new construction systems that are available using tube and pipe products.

To book a CPD presentation or get more information, contact Stephen Reghenzani on 07 3214 0580 or email s.reghenzani@orrcon.com.au.   Also reference our website as www.orrconsteel.com.au/products/maxi-tube


 







  
'Polished Concrete Educators, Innovators and Leading Providers’


Please join us for an interactive presentation on everything you need to know about polished concrete flooring and earn 1 formal CPD point, alongside a tour of SE Queensland's leading edge polished concrete showroom, displaying a huge range of polished concrete mix colours and various finishes, available to see and touch for 0.5 informal CPD points.


"Everything you need to know about Polished Concrete"
Date:
  Wednesday 13th September or Thursday 5th October 2017
Time: 12.00 midday - 1:30pm (13th September) or 2:00pm - 3:30pm (5th October)
Location: 10/29 Links Avenue, North Eagle Farm, Queensland, 4009
Light refreshments will be provided
All enquiries: please contact Grace or Laura on (07) 31773367 / 1300OZGRIND or e mail: enquiries@ozgrind.com.au

OzGrind Polished Concrete sets the benchmark for polished concrete flooring in Queensland.  Our dedicated team works to educate clients and industry specialists in order to standardise specifications which will lift industry standards in polished concrete Australia wide.  Our presentation covers anything you need to know about polished concrete flooring, including an amazing virtual reality session where you can change the polished concrete flooring on which you are standing in a real life setting.

Other topics include:
 
• The benefits of Polished Concrete
• Types of Polished Concrete – limitations and advantages
• Indoor and outdoor concrete finishes – MPC, G&S, Honed
• Difference between polished concrete finishes, exposures & gloss levels
• Types of sealers – interactive session with sample board
• Risks & common issues associated with Polished Concrete
• Protection of your concrete surface
• Build times & best practices
• How to specify Polished Concrete correctly in tenders
• How your finish can affect pricing
• How to ensure your client knows exactly what finish they want – Virtual Reality session
 
To enquire about any further sessions please contact the office on 07 3177 3367 or email enquiries@ozgrind.com.au.

 




 

Oxtek Australia are a 20 year-old Australian owned & Manufactured company who specialise in complete concrete protection. Their full range is environmentally friendly and a 15 year warranty is available.

Oxtek Australia's unique technology allows application of topical coatings such as vinyl & other floor coverings, line marking, paint, epoxies, sealers and timber in record time which results in a significant cost saving. Mechanical preparation or toxic acid etching is not required if concrete is treated with Densi Proof and many more of the Oxtek products. Our mission statement of "Products that won't cost the earth" says it all.

Concrete of any age is treatable and can be decontaminated and re mediated back to any ''Health Departments'' satisfaction.

Oxtek Australia’s no 1 product is Densi-Proof™

Cures, Densifies, Hardens and  Waterproofs up to 200mm

Does not form a membrane - After trade friendly (Wattyl, Dulux, Ardex, Carboline, BASF, RLA Polymers, Mapei)

Reduces Efflorescence, Reo Corrosion & Bacteria Growth

Colloidal Silica – fills all capillaries and voids

A cure regime equal to water pond curing, giving a higher MPa value, increased tensile strength and provides reduced drying shrinkage cracking

Floor Coverings-Resilient Sheet & Tiles – Installation Practises

Environmentally Friendly & HACCP Certified  - Low Odour – 0.0g/l VOC

A 15 year warranty can be provided with an approved trained applicator.

Oxtek Australia has products that will Waterproof, Cure, Harden, Densify & protect from Contamination in one easy application.  

We prepare the specification for your specific project needs and insist in training applicators, and monitoring purchases before awarding a 15 year warranty.

See our Full Range, Projects, Technical Data & Test documents on our website www.oxtekaus.com

Please visit the website for more information on our CPD.




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 www.parchem.com.au/parchem-specification-team.


              

Established in 1982, Partridge is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, providing services in the field of structural, civil, hydraulic, stormwater, remedial, forensic, and event engineering. 
 
Supporting and partnering with top architects and innovative designers, Partridge is proud to have played a role in helping bring thousands of innovative concepts into stunning reality.
 
Partridge seeks to further the relationship between architects and engineers by presenting workshops and seminars that explore the structural requirements and implications of architectural design – with a sharp focus on residences and houses.   
The aim is to assist architects in understanding what structure, detailing, and specifications may be required to achieve their desired amenity, functionality, and budget.
 
For further information or queries please call us on 02 9460 9000 or visit us at www.partridge.com.au
 



 

“Partners Energy now provides an onsite training course entitled “Section J – Pathways to Compliance “. This course 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 David on 0421 - 381- 005 or email david@partnersenergy.com.au . We look forward to seeing you soon or you can visit www.partnersenergy.com.au

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 enquiries@plannedcover.com.au.


 


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.



  

TOPIC: DESIGNING WITH SUSTAINABLE TIMBER – EXTERNAL – 1 point

You are an architect or designer and love the feel, warmth and aesthetics of timber in your designs. This Designing with Sustainable Timber CPD is designed to help you understand the key factors required to ensure timber used in your designs and specifications is responsibly sourced and designed in such a way to ensure it will last for years to come, as well as achieving sustainable building design criteria.

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Understand how responsibly sourced timber aids in sustainable design
2. The key characteristics of timber and how they are measured
3. Timber compliance with various NCC requirements
4. How to select the right timber for the right application
5. Good timber design principals
6. The importance of protection and maintenance systems
7. Exploring what is possible in custom timber design

Porta is a family business, Australian-owned and operated company with a rich history spanning over 68 years designing, manufacturing, distributing a broad range of timber products using various local and imported certified timber specie. We pride ourselves on being Australia’s leading supplier of timber products, mouldings and custom moulding services to the architectural, home improvement, building, trade and commercial sectors. 

Porta….the people who know and love timber!

Please visit our website at: porta.com.au or for more information and bookings please contact:  

• Architects & Designers: Claire Greenwood – clairegreenwood@porta.com.au – 0427 771 072
• Landscape Architects / Landscape Construction – Lyle Maybury – lylemaybury@porta.com.au - 
  0413 707 425

Note: Please advise if you would like us to bring morning or afternoon tea. Offer applies for a minimum group size 6

 





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.


               

Procore, the top cloud-based construction project management solution, now offers Continuing Education courses! Members of the Australian Institute of Architects can access all of Procore's courses to gain new knowledge and learn about current and future trends in the industry. The courses are completely free and include on-demand webinars, recorded presentations, and publications. Select Procore Continuing Education courses have been approved for Refuel CPD credit. Get started by visiting education.procore.com and looking for the Refuel logo!

For more information email: continuingeducation@procore.com




WK Marble & Granite Pty Ltd is Australia’s leading distributor of both natural and engineered stone under the WK Stone and Quantum Quartz brands. In 2016 QuantumSix+ large format porcelain sheets were introduced to the market. 

Established in 1989 and remaining under Australian ownership, 
WK‐Quantum Quartz provides innovative design options to the architectural and design communities, stone fabricators, builders, developers and renovation retailers as well as homeowners. 

With warehouses and showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast, WK have your stone needs covered on the eastern seaboard. We also have distributors representing our products in other states and territories.  Our showrooms provide a pleasurable viewing experience allowing you to comfortably explore all stone options for your project. The selection includes many popular varieties of natural stone as well as 40 varieties of Quantum Quartz (engineered stone) and 10 QuantumSix+ porcelain sheet options. 

CPD Program – “Choosing the Right Stone for your Project” 1.5 CPD Formal Points

Learning Outcomes
• Be confident in recommending a stone type for a specific application
• Recognise the strengths and limitations of each stone type
• Gain knowledge in the history and evolution of various stone types

For more information:
wk.com.au
marketing@wk.com.au

 













Queensland Timber Flooring was founded by a passion for timber over 25 years ago. Today, we are one of the most experienced and respected timber flooring companies in Australasia.
 
Queensland Timber Flooring supplies and installs a range of the highest quality Australian hardwoods, imported species and engineered flooring. We offer a comprehensive range to accommodate all designs and budgets. This has ensured our place as a leader in this specialised industry servicing Queensland and New South Wales.
 
For more information, please visit www.queenslandtimberflooring.com
 
Timber is a popular and frequently requested flooring product. Providing architects with relevant training and information about the technical, physical and financial implications of using timber flooring will allow you to better service your clients.
 
Our CPD Course provides an overview of the technical and practical aspects of selecting, installing and finishing a timber floor system. You will learn:
 
·         How to select the correct timber flooring product
·         How to design and cost the flooring system
·         How to determine costing and duration of the installation of the timber floor
·         How to select the floor finishing product, and determine cost and duration of the application of the finish

 


 

ramsetreid™ is firmly focused on customers in the Commercial Construction, Precast, Tilt-Up, Structural Steel and Flooring & Paving markets in Australia and New Zealand, we are a business with a proud heritage of serving the market through our core brands – Ramset™, Reid™ and Danley™.

ramsetreid™ has been approved as a CPD Provider Network Member by the Australian Institute of Architects and is in the position to offer your team a choice of 2 CPD presentations.

Architectural Expansion Joint Solutions 
presented by Shaya Wouts
 
On the completion of this presentation you will have acquired the necessary knowledge to enable you to correctly select and specify architectural Expansion Joints for your project.  The learning outcomes are :

Expansion Joints

–      Why they are needed

–      Expansion Joints vs Expansion Joint covers

–      Construction Joints vs Contraction Joints vs Control Joint

Types of Expansion Joints

      Retail/Commercial/Public

Construction
Contraction

Control

–      Car Park

Construction

How to specify Expansion Joints

–      Retail/Commercial/Public & Car Parks

–      Seismic applications

 Decorative Off Form Concrete Solutions 
 presented by Shaya Wouts  

On the completion of this presentation you will have acquired the necessary knowledge to enable you to best plan for, design and specify technologies for your Decorative Concrete project.  The learning outcomes are :

  • Understanding Decorative Concrete Applications
  • Common Types of Decorative Concrete Finishes:
    • Exposed, Depth, Smooth & Polish
    • Off-Form Concrete Fabrication Techniques:
      • Offsite, Onsite Stack Cast, Cast in Place (CIP)
      • Decorative Concrete Technologies:
        • Graphic Concrete™, Formliners,  Off Form Finishes
If you would like to enquiry about course information - please contact Russell Williams via email rwilliams@ramsetreid.com or Presenter Shaya Wouts via phone 0439 300 615 or  
swouts@ramsetreid.com.





At RBA Group we understand the challenges involved with designing Accessible bathrooms so we have put together a one-hour CPD presentation specifically for Architects and Interior designers.  We know there is a broad range of understanding of AS1428.1-2009 [incl AMDT 2010] so we have tailored our program to accommodate Beginners and seasoned professionals.

To arrange a visit from one of our consultants, please call Mr Kel Lupis on1300 788 778 or email info@rba.com.au



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 www.realflame.com.au or email info@realflame.com.au



           

Reynolds Polymer is the world’s leader in highly engineered acrylic and polymer material products. For over 30 years, we have provided turnkey projects in the aquarium, architectural, signage, furniture, and scientific industries across the globe. There is no project too big, too complicated, too visionary—we build the impossible.

For enquiries please email us on mgreene@reynoldspolymer.com 

For more information, visit the Reynolds Polymer website www.reynoldspolymer.com





Rondo has been manufacturing and supplying a wide range of market leading wall and ceiling systems for over 50 years.

Our manufacturing capabilities are highly flexible, versatile and innovative. Not only can we produce our standard range at fast rates but we can also customise products to suit your individual project needs.  In addition we offer customer services that include our technical design support, product training, and superior technical resources; all backed by a written guarantee and leading environmental performance.

It’s our dedication to providing outstanding customer service that has led us to being a part of the best buildings here in Australia and overseas.

As a registered Refuel provider, we currently offer architects 1 formal CPD Point for our “External Non Load Bearing Wall and Façade Framing Systems” course.
This module covers:

  • What is it
  • Applications in which it can be used
  • Advantages of lightweight steel in external façade applications
  • Design considerations for external wall framing
  • How wind behaves
  • The impact of wind on corner zones and openings
  • How major projects use external wall framing to achieve design intent

 

For more information visit www.rondo.com.au/cpd


 


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: enquiries@sasint.com.au




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 info@sgi-architectural.com.au



Studform

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 4 ceiling design solutions, the services gap, the architect’s role & simple solutions to reduce compliance complexity.

 

As a registered Refuel Provider, our CPD can be delivered as a 1hr or 1.5 hr programme for 1 or 1.5 formal CPD points respectively. To request an appointment, please contact us on 1800 352 366, and/or via email at info@studform.com.au.

For more information, visit the Studform website www.studform.com.au







SIMES mission is to create emotions with the best architectural lighting solutions and visual comfort. More than producing light fittings, SIMES produces emotions for architecture, landscape, private contexts and urban spaces. 

1hr “Land Water Time” CPD Seminar – 1 formal Point

Land Water Time is a formal CPD presentation for those interested in learning about the design considerations for outdoor illumination. This seminar has the purpose to stimulate and share the many different rules and approaches in design and to identify the main techniques to obtain a desired lighting solution. You will learn how to approach a landscape project on the basis of the different shapes, behaviour and design of nature itself.







             
Eagle Lighting Australia design and manufacture lighting solutions for the Indoor, Outdoor & Retail market sectors out of their state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne. They distribute the leading European lighting brands of SIMES, FAGERHULT, and DESIGNPLAN.
Eagle Lighting Australia employs 120 people with offices in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane and is represented by distributors in Perth, Tasmania and Adelaide.
 
Join us for the Land Water Time roadshow taking place in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane this July

City: MELBOURNE
Date: Tuesday 25th July 2017
Time: 5-8pm
Address: The Trust, 405 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC 3000
CPD 530-630pm followed by EUROLUCE 2017 Product Showcase 630-8pm. 
Canapes and beverages provided

Note that spaces are strictly limited so register to avoid disappointment.
Register HERE


City: SYDNEY
Date: Wednesday 26th July 2017
Time: 6-9pm
Address: Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
CPD 630-730pm followed by EUROLUCE 2017Product Showcase 730-9pm. 
Canapes and beverages provided

Note that spaces are strictly limited so register to avoid disappointment.
Register HERE


City: BRISBANE
Date: Thursday 27th July 2017
Time: 6-9pm
Address: Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
CPD 630-730pm followed by EUROLUCE 2017 Product Showcase 730-9pm. Canapes and beverages provided.

Note that spaces are strictly limited so register to avoid disappointment.
Register HERE




For more information, please contact Jayne Piercy, Eagle Lighting on (03) 9344 7441

 


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.”

For more information go to www.tarkett.com.au




 

TREND GROUP is one of the world’s leading producers of decorative glass mosaic, Venetian enamel, gold leaf tesserae and engineered stone surfaces. Using advanced technology, our distinct Italian heritage, and imaginative design, we will create inspiring surfaces that enable dreams for beautiful and sustainable environments. 

With over 300 colours, any image or pattern can be replicated precisely in glass tile. The reflective brilliance, legendary durability and LEED characteristics imbue tile with exceptional functionality, while your unique vision creates extraordinary originality.  

trend-group.com


 

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 roslyn@universalanodisers.com.au visit our website www.universalanodisers.com.au




OUR HISTORY
In October 2013, USG Corporation and Boral Limited announced an exciting joint venture.  USG Boral Building Products combines a leading manufacturing and distribution network with leading technology and world-class innovation capacity.  From Asia to Australia to the Middle East, USG Boral is enabling builders and contractors alike to build faster and build better for a greater tomorrow.

WHAT WE DO
We strive for continuous improvement in our support and service of customers, business partners and stakeholders.   With around 3,500 employees, USG Boral is a leading manufacturer and supplier of gypsum based wall and ceiling systems, suspended ceilings, metal framing, joint compounds and high performance panels operating throughout Asia, Australasia and the middle east.

We are well positioned to service the Australian market with manufacturing facilities in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, supported by an Australia-wide distribution network of approximately 100 company-owned stores and independent resellers. We pride ourselves on our local distribution coverage, making sure our customers are equipped and have access to USG Boral products and services.

See more at: www.usgboral.com

Refuel CPD Seminars available for formal points:

  1. Fire Principles -Safety in Buildings in case of fire using passive fire protection
  2. Building Acoustics: The Fundamentals


Find out how paint and coatings can affect your design choices in delivering maximum durability, corrosion protection, fireproofing, 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
  • Understanding AS2312.1:2014 Standards
  • Specification of Composite Coating Systems Incorporating Intumescent Fire Protection

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

Wattylprotectivecoatings@valspar.com
www.wattylpc.com



VM ZINC

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 leanne.howlett-mckay@vmzinc.com.




CPD PRESENTATION ACTIVITY

Offering 1 Formal CPD points, our 60 minutes presentation aims to educate architects and interior designers the benefits and limitations of using compact laminate products by:

- Understanding the structure and manufacturing process 

- Learn about the properties of compact laminate when designing for:
  • Schools / Universities / Early Learning & Childcare
  • Health Care / Aged Care
  • Commercial / Industrial / Shopping Centres
  • Hospitality
  • End of Trip Facilities / Sports & Leisure Facilities / Communities
- Fit for purpose design that can reduce vandalism, carbon footprint and built cost without comprising the aesthetic of their projects

- Understanding test certificates and environmental / sustainability accreditations of Australia’s main board suppliers.

Contact:
Isa Rapley l 0415 778 758 or isa@wcci.com.au
Mandy McAloon l  (08) 9528 6657 or mandy@wcci.com.au


                                              

Wohr Parking Systems Australia – Car parking systems, car stackers & car lifts.


Otto Wöhr GmbH is a family owned business, and has been since the opening of the Wöhr Scholesseri Metal Working shop in 1902.
 
Today, Otto Wöhr GmbH has the largest range of parking systems available in the market and continue to push the envelope in terms of innovation and quality engineering.
Wöhr can also boast one of the widest distribution networks in the world with distribution in over 50 countries.
 
Our CPD presentation – Car park design using mechanical parking systems covers the finer nuances and the ‘tricks of the trade’ when designing car parking systems in a basement. Minor changes can make a massive difference in the useability of a system and can save a considerable amount of space.

See more at www.wohr.com.au

To book or for further information contact us please email us at sales@wohr.com.au or call 1300 964 728




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.


“Architectural Solutions in Zinc” 

Based in Spain and established in 2006, elZinc® has quickly grown to be one of the world’s largest manufacturers of architectural zinc.
Driven by their commitment to quality and innovation, elZinc invests in the latest technology to produce the worlds’ highest quality zinc and offers the widest range of finishes in the market today.

Zinc Iberico is the exclusive distributor of elZinc® products for Australia & New Zealand.
With our comprehensive understanding of zinc, installation systems and applications, we are on hand to assist with all of your design requirements. 
We provide technical expertise, design support and services to assist with your project from concept to completion. 

Zinc Iberico can offer a 60 min presentation on “Designing with zinc” (Refuel CPD - 1 Formal point).

This presentation has been designed to help participants develop a better understanding of the,
• characteristics of zinc
• various surface finishes
• various installation systems
• key design considerations and solutions for various roof and wall construction types


For more information, please contact us.

E:    info@elzinc.com.au
P:    (03) 9314 2426
W:  www.elzinc.com.au



 



 

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.

Topics covered include:


Product Selection:

  • Efficient Hydration in the workplace meeting the requirements of OH&S Act
  • Products selection “meeting your clients expectations”
  • Understanding water filters
  • Energy efficiency meeting the requirements of BCA J6

 

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
www.zipwater.com

 





 







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 www.aaca.org.au.

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 continuum.com.au.

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 knowledge@architecture.com.au.