National Seminar Series 2017

What's on

NSS3: Changes, implications and work arounds
May 2017

NSS4: BIM and Sustainability
July 2017

NSS5: Technology for Architects - Xero / MYOB /Union Square / Bowerbird / Site Supervisor
September 2017

NSS6: Fee Breakdown / Psycology
November 2017

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.

Apply to join the Refuel CPD Provider Network:

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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.

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

AkzoNobelAkzoNobel 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.

Arcadia – Ventilation and sunscreen specialists.

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

Austral PlywoodsManufacturers of Appearance Grade Plywood

– Architectural Window Systems.

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

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


BiorokImpermeable Concrete & Impermeable Concrete Repair Materials

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.

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

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

Decor Systems - Presents Design a superior acoustic environment.

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.

Earp Bros – Innovative tile solutions.

ERCO – ERCO Lighting

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.

Forbo Flooring Systems –Globally, provide premium design focused, yet functional flooring solutions based on true and measured sustainable principals and operations.

Galvanizers – Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA).

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

Designing with Glass in Australia’s Cyclonic Wind Regions

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.

- 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.

IATA - Institute of Access Training Australia.

Impact OrganisationJoin a Study Tour to Japan in April 2017 to discover the Architecture, Culture and Cuisine with Peter Maddison, host of Grand Designs Australia. Earn 10 Informal CPD Points.

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.

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

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

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


Knauf AMF - Performance Ceilings.

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

Luxmy - Award winning custom furniture and joinery manufacturer.

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. 

- 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:

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.

Parchem – Parchem Construction Supplies.

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

Planned Cover

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.

Proctor Group Australia

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.

RamsetreidArchitectural Expansion Joint Solutions or Decorative Off Form Concrete Solutions

Real Flame  –
 Leaders in Gas Fireplace Technology.

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

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.

– Timber design ideas and advice.

Workplace Access and Safety - Safe design for working at height

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

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.


  • 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



  • 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





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 Australasia 131 474 or New Zealand 0800 808 807, email or

Altro – inventors of traditional safety flooring

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

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

Some of the topics covered include:

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

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


Group Arcadia is an Australian leader in external façade sun shading, louvres and natural ventilation for commercial, multi-residential and industrial buildings. Our reputation for knowledge, quality and reliability has been established as a result of our dedication to innovative technologies, ongoing product development and genuine customer service.

We assist our clients’ in their realisation of a naturally controlled built environment, by providing sustainable technologies through adaptive products.

As a registered Refuel Provider, our current CPD programme offers attendees 1 formal CPD point. The 60-minute seminars are designed to provide architects, engineers and specifiers an enhanced understanding of the principles of sun control in architecture, and the importance of selecting appropriate systems and products so as to achieve the desired outcome. Our team of designers and engineers are highly qualified and committed in sharing their industry knowledge and experience on this subject with you.

Arcadia's most recent CPD focuses specifically on the topic of Sun Control in Architecture.

Throughout the presentation we cover the following topics:

□    Defining Solar Shading

□    Design Principles for Sun Control Systems

□    Today’s System Types

□    Common Fixing Methods

□    Material & Finishes – Benefits & limitations

□    Case Studies

To book a presentation please call our team on 1300 458 458, or email us at

For more information, visit our website at

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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 – and


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.


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

-       Waterproofing

-       Floor preparation, leveling, adhesives and finishes

-       Tile & natural stone adhesives, grouting and sealants.

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

Learning outcomes to be achieved are:

Specifying under tile waterproofing with confidence training

1/ Identifying correct system design & specifying this.

2/ Understanding & identifying issues with applicators/application.

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

4/ Supervising projects and what to look out for.

Floor preparation issues and solutions for floor finishes training

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our presentation will cover the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flush Threshold Solutions for Commercial & Residential Doors

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

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

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

Key Learning Objectives

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

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

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

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

Phone: +61 (08) 9459 8600


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

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


Biorok Construct has a bold Vision.

We focus directly on the issues facing Architects providing realistic workable solutions with proven outcomes.

The biggest ISSUE facing all designers of buildings and facades, especially concrete & steel super structures is “WATER”.

As Frank Lloyd Wright stated  “Architecture is the Struggle Against Water”

Water ingress in concrete is claiming the life of so many well-designed buildings.

Biorok Construct is committed to finding the World’s best proven solutions to this most challenging real-life situation.  Our portfolio of solutions will get your attention.  We promise.

Our CPD program addresses the impact of traditional & impermeable concrete inside and outside the building envelope.  It discusses methods to improve longevity and consequently sustainability of all concrete applications.  It provides a solution to the moisture & flooring problems as well as water and damp proofing concrete.

Learning Objectives: After completion of this course, participants will be able to understand and identify solutions for common problems relating to:

 Efflorescence, Concrete Cancer, Slab curl

 Moisture Sensitive coatings and adhesives (flooring) issues

 Water & damp proofing concrete      

 Permanent concrete repairs

To book a presentation, please call us on (08) 7006 5335 or email: 
Learn more about our World Class Moisture Mitigation System

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information please visit


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.

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

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

Within this course you will learn the following:

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

To book please enquire with Evan Logan

Mob: 0408693320


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

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

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

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

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

For more information visit
To request a presentation please contact


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

In this module, participants will learn:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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

Earp Bros

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

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

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

The learning outcomes that will be achieved are:

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

For more information go to

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

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

We are proud to now offer two CPD Workshops.

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

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

Language of Light Workshop 
     Join our discussion on the philosophies of Richard Kelly and their implications on the design process from a lighting perspective. Discover how these concepts can be used as a simple communication tool between you and your clients.  The workshop covers recent developments in technology but with a focus on providing a balance between efficiency and visual comfort

 Thursday 6th April 2017
Time: 9am - 12 midday
(3 hours - Morning Tea provided)
Address: 6a Aberdeen Street, Northbridge

Secure your place by reply email to :

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


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

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

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

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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.

For more information please contact Jono Cathersides on



Forbo Flooring Systems – take pride in offering design inspired, yet functional flooring solutions that are well made in sustainable production processes and wholly owned operations.  Flooring solutions that look good and last are the key to Forbo’s long existence.

Forbo offer a wide variety of options across different types of resilient floors and varied applications.

The CPD presentation examines the different types of resilient floors, their make-up, fit for purpose applications and sustainability profiles. Additionally, acknowledging international and Australian standards that should be considered when selecting resilient floorcoverings.

  • Natural long lasting linoleum
  • General purpose homogeneous and heterogeneous PVC resilient flooring
  • Safety floors and AS4586:2013
  • Installation AS1884:2012
  • Sustainability raw materials, EPD’s, Greentag, GRI and Social Accountability SA8000.


Forbo are nationally represented by an experienced group of architectural consultants. For more information visit or email

Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


A comprehensive look at how tropical storms and cyclones in the cyclone belt of Australia are considered within the relevant building codes. The course will detail how the latest glass technologies can substantially mitigate adverse effects of these devastating natural events; how impact resistant glass can be employed to deliver superior safety and peace of mind without compromising aesthetics in both New Build and Retro-Fit scenarios.

If you are interested in the program, please contact Richard Duckworth on

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

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

1 A service offered with our strategic partners McCallum PFCA

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

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

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

For more information visit or email:

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

We have been teaching ArchiCAD to industry for over a decade and many of our training courses have been 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


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.

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:


 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:

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.


Cost Planning - Refuel CPD Seminar for 2 points

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

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

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


This seminar formulates strategies around the following:

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

Location: Rose Bay, Sydney

Participants: Up to 10

For more information please visit or to book a seminar email


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.

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

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

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

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

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

We invite you to join Peter Maddison on this tour that’s been tailored around his desire to experience a balance of heritage and contemporary Japanese architecture and culture. It will be his first trip to Japan.

He’s looking forward to discovering why Japanese shibui has had such an influence on Mid Century architects. Understanding this principle was formative then and a powerful international influence today.

Japan has some of the best contemporary architects in the world who are not shy of experimentation and he looks forward to you joining him on this voyage of discovery.

Participants on this tour will accrue 10 Informal CPD Points and learn to: 

  • Understand and apply the tatami proportioning system to residential design
  • Understand and apply construction detailing found in solid timber buildings using Japanese interlocking techniques 
  • Understand the meaning of sustainable forestry with an all day workshop at Kitayama State Forest
  • Through comparison of the latest urban projects in Tokyo, Kyoto and Kanazawa, bring a new perspective to Australian design
  • Through expert instruction and one off access, gain a heightened understanding of one of Australia's most important influencers in architecture in our region 


Experience the architecture, culture and, cuisine of Japan at its scenic best in cherry blossom time.

Click here to discover more.


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: 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: 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,,, contact Selma Alic



"East v West"   -   The Professions of Architecture and Design on the West and East Coasts of Today

Design discussion often throws the words ‘collaboration’ and ‘co-operation’ around a little too recklessly. In Western Australia, the word ‘competition’ should be added to the mix. The focus and hype around A+D in this country is undeniably skewed in favour of the East Coast. But what does the West do differently? What is the distinction between the two orientations toward design? What can we learn? 

"Design Democracy: ! or ?"   -  Architecture and Design Stakeholder Engagement and Democracy in Practice

The way the public perceives design is often very different to how the industry perceives it. This comes as no shock whatsoever. With huge projects like the New Museum or the revamped Perth Stadium on the cards, the design discussion in WA is not in the studio: it’s on the street. What does designing for the public sphere actually mean? Is this the only public? Meanwhile, in Europe, there is heated debate on the designer-side too. With landmark legislation that attempts to finally do away with ‘the replica’, democracy in design has come full circle to include the producer-side as well. When we talk about democracy in design, just how far-reaching are the ramifications? 

"West-Side Stor(e)y"   -   The Architectural Profession and the Heritage Industry

Looking backward, moving forward, Perth’s cityscape has a unique architectural identity. But, alongside massive redevelopments of some of the city’s old icons – The Treasury, Allendale Square, the Walsh Family Residence – we have to think about what architecture is worth protecting. How important is creating or maintaining an architectural identity? How much of a role should architects and designers have in the story of Perth’s identity? 

"Go West!"  -  Architectural Identity and its Relationship to Tourism

With the increased investment in Western Australia’s cultural and civil infrastructure, we have to ask what our A+D community is doing that seems to be getting the world’s attention. Tourism on the West Coast is growing from strength to strength annually, and the unique skyline of Perth is luring visitors from all over the globe. What did A+D do that has helped make Perth an international destination? How have they done this? Or, simply, why? 

To register for an event please visit our website.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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:


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

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

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

Kingspan Insulation

Refuel CPD Seminars available for formal points:

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

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

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

For more information please visit or to book a seminar email

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

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

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

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

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

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

Phone: +61 (02) 8198 9900



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 


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.




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.


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.

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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.

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

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To book for a presentation at Nash Timbers Showroom please contact


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:

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   Also reference our website as



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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Insurance placement
  • Risk management
  • Claims management

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

For more information, please contact


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

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

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

For more information, visit the Plastral website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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




–      Car Park


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 or Presenter Shaya Wouts via phone 0439 300 615 or

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

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

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

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

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

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

For all enquiries go to or email

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


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

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

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

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

For more information please email us on:

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

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

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

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

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


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

For more information, visit the Studform website

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

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

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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.


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

Our presentation is based on Anodising v Powder Coating. 

The presentation provides

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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Refuel CPD Seminars available for formal points:

  1. Fire Principles -Safety in Buildings in case of fire using passive fire protection

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
  • Specifying Intumescent Fire Protection For Structural Steel

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

Wattyl Customer Service 132 101


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

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

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

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

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

Knowledge that comes to you

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

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

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


Australia’s Safe Design of Structures Code of Practice demands designers eliminate hazards – whether in the construction phase or the decades of maintenance that follow – even before they are created. It sets out specific steps for designers at each stage, including predesign, the conceptual and schematic design phase, design development phase, and review of control measures.

Workplace Access & Safety, Australia’s leader for fall prevention products and services, demonstrates how to put that into practice so architects can meet their safety in design obligations.


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



  • 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



Frequently asked questions – information for providers of CPD

1. What is CPD?

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

Key requirements of CPD for Architects are that an activity:

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

2. What are the competency standards?

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

The NCSA can be found under publications at

3. Is CPD compulsory for architects?

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

4. Should providers maintain records of attendance?

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

5. How long should a CPD provider maintain records?

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

6. Are CPD points recognised Australia-wide?

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

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

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

8. How are points allocated?

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

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

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

9. What is Refuel?

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

10. What is Formal & Informal CPD?

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

11. Is assessment compulsory?

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

12. Can I provide online CPD?

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

13. How are CPD Providers' activities promoted?

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

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

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

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