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External CPD providers

Refuel CPD Provider Network

The Institute offers the use of our experienced education team to assist you to develop content to best suit an architectural audience and meet CPD requirements. By becoming a member of the Refuel CPD Provider Network your association with us will ensure integrity and relevance of your CPD content. 

Email cpd@architecture.com.au for more information or apply online here.

CPD providers & programs

Refuel CPD providers & programs

CPD Providers listed here have had their CPD content reviewed by the Australian Institute of Architects.

Participation in recognised activities will accrue formal or informal points.

REFUEL CPD PROVIDERS

Accoya® Wood - Accoya® wood is created from readily available, sustainably sourced, non-durable woods that are modified to match or exceed the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods. Manufactured using Accsys’ proprietary acetylation process, Accoya® wood is durable, stable and guaranteed for 50 years above ground and 25 years in ground or freshwater.

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

Alinta Energy Geothermal - As part of Alinta Energy, the rapidly growing Australian energy retailer and generator, Alinta Energy Geothermal provides high quality geothermal solutions.

Altro - Our presentation is aimed to educate and aid specifiers and designers on the occupational health and safety issues faced when designing buildings.

Architectural Hardware Consulting (AHC) - Ingress Egress Solutions – Your partner to compliant Ingress/Egress door openings integrating standard and bespoke door hardware with design intent.

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

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

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions - the world's largest manufacturer of acoustic ceilings systems. CPD topic is "Acoustics for Design Professionals"

Austral Plywoods - Manufacturers of Appearance Grade Plywood

BondorAustralia's leader in complete thermal building solutions and lightweight architectural panels

Boral ConcreteConcrete is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions of the built environment. This training session will provide architects with an understanding of why concrete has a high embodied carbon content and what can be done to reduce it.

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

Calibre - Geothermal Air Conditioning Presentation Overview
This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of geothermal systems; suitability for projects and how to integrate the technology into projects.

Capral Aluminium - Windows and Doors - Maximising Performance.

Chemisys Cutek Pty Ltd - Since 1989, Cutek, as part of Chemisys, has been developing, manufacturing and delivering outstanding wood care products.

Cutek protects the structural integrity and stability of timber – protecting the capital investment and delivering unforgettable style.

Cutek is the professional’s choice for wood protection.

Criterion - Specialising in superior quality aluminium partitioning and sliding systems, doors and hardware accessories.

Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT - non-profit referral service for majority of underground services in all NSW and ACT.

EcoSmart Fire / MAD Design Group - creators and curators of concepts, brands and solutions including world leading EcoSmart Fire

Equitone - is the world’s leading architectural facade material that offers unparalleled design flexibility

Fairview Architectural - offers a range of formal CPD workshops on façade compliancy designed especially for architects.

HVG Facades - HVG Facades, a division of Halifax Vogel Group Pty Limited (HVG), distributes a range of superior and innovative facade products throughout Australia for the construction industry, providing CPD formal and informal presentations for Architects on: Aluminium Composite Panels: Fire Safety and Compliance and Rear Ventilated Facades.

Instyle - Instyle is a leading supplier of sophisticated, high quality textiles, leathers, wall-coverings and acoustic solutions for interiors, including workplace, hospitality, healthcare, public building, transport, public space and residential spaces.

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

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

Ontera-Milliken - Ontera-Milliken is a design-focused, commercial flooring leader throughout the Australian and New Zealand markets. Our CPD presentation provides an overview on “Designing Out the Common Causes of Flooring Failures | Moisture & Existing Site Conditions” for the Commercial sector.

ParchemParchem Construction Supplies.

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

Planned Cover - specialises in the insurance and risk management requirements of the architectural profession. We offer expertise in the areas of insurance placement, risk management and 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.

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

Proctor Group Australia - Provide building envelope solutions to enable a more sustainable and healthy built environment with less condensation, less sick buildings and healthier occupants.

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

Tremco Construction Products Group - When we say Tremco Construction Products Group (CPG) brands provide envelope solutions for all six sides of the building, that means comprehensive product systems that make it faster to build or restore and simpler to maintain, and that extend the building’s usable life.

Together, solutions from Tremco CPG empower your team to bring their vision to life, whether it’s new construction, renovations or restoration – to improve weathertightness and energy efficiency, give a brand new look to an aging structure, or complete a historical preservation.

The Footprint Company - Global LCA leaders, The Footprint Company offers a complete experience to keep you and your team up to date with the latest in low carbon and sustainable design.

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


BlueScope

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

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

Bondor is a sponsor of the AIA and acknowledges the importance of assisting in the design of a building. We have staff educated and trained to help in numerous CPD subjects.

Bondor’s formal CPD presentations can be requested from Bondor’s Architectural contacts:


Boral Concrete

Boral Australia is the largest integrated construction materials supplier in Australia. Products include cement, aggregates, concrete, asphalt, bricks, roofing, masonry products and timber.

At Boral, we recognise that developing sustainable products is fundamental to meeting the increasing demands from our clients. Boral has adopted an innovative approach which has enabled us to meet our client’s sustainability requirements whilst also improving the concrete’s engineering properties.

Boral’s continuing professional development (CPD) activity has been endorsed by the Institute of Architects for 1 formal CPD point. By completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain what is meant by the embodied carbon content of a manufactured product
  2. Explain why concrete is high in embodied carbon
  3. Explain how the embodied carbon of concrete can be reduced and how this could affect the performance of the concrete
  4. Give an overview of the rating tools to assess sustainability of a structure
  5. Provide examples of the industry response to reducing the embodied carbon of concrete
  6. Explain how a building can be carbon neutral.

Location: Face to face at your facility or online.
Contact: Chris Jones – call 0401 893 484 or email christopher.jones@boral.com.au.


Brickworks.

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.


Calibre

Geothermal Air Conditioning Presentation Overview

The fast-growing appetite for greener, sustainable outcomes is powering demand for energy efficient solutions like geothermal heating and cooling. While the technology is commonplace in Europe and the USA, the geothermal sector in Australia is still relatively new. This presentation will provide attendees with an understanding of geothermal systems; suitability for projects and how to integrate the technology into projects.

Key learning outcomes are defined below.

  1. Define a geothermal system including outline the first principals of a system
  2. Evaluate design considerations when considering system
  3. Identify documentation of works / system
  4. Define requirements for integration with consultants
  5. Define the economics of geothermal installations.

Find out more at calibregroup.com

Capral

Capral commenced operations in Australia in 1936 and is Australia's largest manufacturer and distributor of aluminium profiles.

We are the market leader in supply to fabricators and distributors, focussing on the Residential, Commercial and Industrial segments.

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

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

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

Learning outcomes include

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

For more information visit www.capral.com.au

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


Cutek

The Wonders of Wood!

Do you love the idea of featuring timber, but shy away from specifying wood because of concerns about long-term maintenance and durability?

Its a common perception that wood won't last the long-term and it hard to maintain - however with the right preparation and car you can specify with confidence. It's time to change those perceptions and design an award-winning project!

Learn about the compelling qualities of wood:
  • Sustainability
  • Versatility
  • Fire Resistance
  • Durability
  • Strength

And how to specify and use timber for long-term success as part of our Wonders of Wood CPD endorsed training.

You'll earn 1.5 formal CPD points and will be able to explain how and why timber is a wonderful choice for any project.

Call our dedicated Architectural Consultant - Greg Boulter - on 0455 028 006 or email him at greg@chemisys.com.au to find out more information or to book an in-house CPD training for your firm

Criterion

Criterion has established a reputation for designing innovative products for the commercial and residential building industry.

Specialising in superior quality aluminium partitioning and sliding systems, doors and hardware accessories. Our cutting-edge solutions continue to transform businesses and homes, meeting the unique expectations of our customers while ensuring stringent quality control and ultimate product performance.

Criterion’s products have been created for maximum flexibility, supreme quality and a first-class user-friendly experience.

Our dedicated team is committed to partnering with you on your next project, offering professional expertise every step of the way.

We understand your unique circumstances and will ensure deadlines are met, guaranteeing a partnership that will extend beyond the life of your project.

To request an appointment, please contact us on 1300 754 337, and/or via email at: sales@criterionindustries.com.au

For more information, visit criterionindustries.com.au


Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT

Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT is a non-profit State-based organisation representing most underground services in the State of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

It has a Board composed of representatives of its members. Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT is in partnership with the Dial Before You Dig service nationally. The NSW/ACT office is located at unit 38, 8 Avenue of the Americas Newington NSW 2127.

Dial Before You Dig in partnership with SafeWork NSW, would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the free CPD Safety Day event.

There will be three free sessions across the day. These sessions are a fantastic opportunity to network, discuss safety when digging or designing near the underground networks that run our daily lives.

SafeWork NSW will be talking about their SafeWork functions. These functions will be conducted as part of Safety Month, and as such will be focussing on high risk harms and projects. They will include the new Falls From Heights Blitz, and also the Silica Awareness Campaigns.

Date:Thursday 17th October 2019

Session Times:

The sessions are designed and targeted towards developers, builders, surveyors and those associated with the civil and construction industries.

There are three similar free sessions for the day.

  • Morning (8:00am to 11:00am)
  • Afternoon (12:00pm to 3:00pm)
  • Evening (4:00pm to 7:00pm)

Address:

  • Oatlands Golf Club
  • 94 Bettington Road opposite (Ellis St)
  • Oatlands NSW 2117

Topics:

A range of topics will be discussed around safety when working near underground networks. These topics will also include the Falls From Heights Blitz, and the Silica Awareness Campaigns.

  • Dial Before You Dig
  • SafeWork NSW

CPD points will be available for:

  • Architects
  • Surveyors ( points TBC)
  • Builders (4 points)

Registration:

For free registration to this event, please register at http://www.beforeyoudignswact.com.au/training/register-for-an-event/

Should you have any questions regarding this event please do not hesitate to contact:

Otre Moussa

Our corporate webpage is: http://www.beforeyoudignswact.com.au/

Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT aims to promote the service to anyone associated with digging, in order to prevent damage to its members' underground services. It achieves this by distributing promotional collateral, attending field days and tradeshows, providing presentations and seminars, sponsoring community based associations, partnering with civil construction bodies and working with local and State governments.


Dulux

Dulux

Dulux is a registered Refuel Provider, offering Architects 1 formal CPD Point from the listed endorsed 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 Innovative Tile Solutions

Sustainable Slip Resistance CPD Presentation


EcoSmart

What started as a spark of an idea was turned into a reality by the MAD Design Group who launched its multi-award winning EcoSmart Fire brand in 2004.

With representation now in over 75 countries, MAD’s passionate drive behind EcoSmart Fire not only saw the brand positioned as the pioneers of the global bioethanol fireplace industry but also keeps it at the forefront of innovation as it continues to set benchmarks in design, originality, safety and sustainability.

With over 16 years of experience building brands and benefiting from feedback and experience from across the globe, we’ve got some impressive case studies to share with you.

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1.5 Formal CPD points.

AACA Competency: Design

To enquire about a presentation please contact us on (02) 9997 3050 or email info@mad-australia.com


EQUITONE

EQUITONE is a through-coloured material designed by and for architects. Our company has produced these facade panels since the 1950´s under the name ¨ETERNIT¨. Every EQUITONE panel is unique, showing the raw, untreated texture of the fibre cement base material. Our material is a high-density, through-coloured, pre-finished fibre cement that comes with a wide range of colours.


Fairview Architectural – offers a range of Formal CPD workshops on façade compliancy designed especially for architects. “All You Need to Know About ACM Cladding”
This presentation provides attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the 3 types of aluminium composite cladding widely used on exteriors, fascia and soffit projects. Learning outcomes from this course include:
• Identifying the different types of ACMs and their benefits
• Determining the proper application of the different types of ACM
• Describe a typical wall build up
• Recognising the most popular fixing method for ACMs
• Understanding the different paths to compliance in accordance to the most current BCA and what they require
• Identify and understand the components of panel testing
The workshop is 1 hour in length and attendees are credited with 1 formal CPD point, along with a personalised CPD certificate and a copy of the presentation.
If you are interested in organising an in-house workshop for your team, please contact our Events Team at events@fv.com.au
“Wall Systems and CV3 Verification Method”
This session covers the different path to compliance with an in-depth discussion on the characteristics of a full wall build-up.
Learning outcomes from this course include:
• Analyse the CV3 performance solution for external walls
• Apply knowledge to BCA
• Identify required performance and compliance in system or full wall build-up
• Analyse the AS5113 test requirements
• Define related characteristics of a full wall build-up
• Identify and understand the components of panel testing
The workshop is 1 hour in length and attendees are credited with 1 formal CPD point, along with a personalised CPD certificate and a copy of the presentation.
If you are interested in organising an in-house workshop for your team, please contact our Events Team at events@fv.com.au


HVG Facades

Cost Planning - Refuel CPD Seminar for 2 points

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

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

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

Outcomes

This seminar formulates strategies around the following:

  • Knowing when to engage with your builder
  • Identifying specific considerations when choosing a builder
  • Identifying project delivery options
  • Recognising the importance of working within realistic budgets
  • Defining advantages of keeping budgets up-to-date
  • Describing how and why builders tender, in relation to risk management
  • Identifying risk management for all stakeholders
  • Recognising common issues throughout the tendering process and developing strategies on how to overcome them
  • Understanding the aim of tendering for work, and its steps and processes
Location: Rose Bay, Sydney Participants: Up to 10 For more information please visit www.horizonhabitats.com.au or to book a seminar email info@horizonhabitats.com.au

HVG Facades, a division of Halifax Vogel Group Pty Limited (HVG), distributes a range of superior and innovative facade products throughout Australia for the construction industry, providing CPD formal and informal presentations for Architects on:

  • - Façade Cladding Products & NCC Fire Compliance; and
  • - Rear Ventilated Facades.

HVG Facades offer a range of materials suitable for a wide range of projects requiring a reclad or retrofit. The range offers high fire performance, low maintenance and proven durability in the harsh Australian environment, ensuring complete design freedom.

Products:

Alucobond, MondoClad, Swisspearl, Zintl, Trespa Meteon, Trespa Pura, Dibond, SIDERISE fire safety and noise control for facades and Terreal Terracotta facade systems.

Full local technical and sales support is available in each state and stocked locally.

Ph: 1300 881 712

or email: info@hvgfacades.com.au

We are a trusted leader in the supply of quality and safe façade materials.


Instyle

Instyle has evolved over the last 30 years largely by adapting to the market and addressing its clients ever-changing needs. This has been in direct response to the way interior spaces constantly change, demanding new materials with added functionality and a fresh contemporary aesthetic.

Workplaces have opened up by adopting open-plan, collaborative working spaces, while bars and restaurants have incorporated hard, sound-reverberating surfaces. Both of these trends have resulted in increased noise and disruption, driving the demand for sound absorbing materials.Instyle’s intelligent Ecoustic collection features sophisticated and highly functional acoustic panels, screens and tiles for walls and ceilings. Our wide range of acoustic products are designed for the environment, easy to install and provide sound absorption to reduce and control reverberated noise in building interiors.

Instyle is an ethical and environmentally responsible company with a holistic approach to sustainability. Since beginning its sustainability journey in 2002, Instyle has established itself as an industry leader through its development of LIFE Textiles and Ecoustic.

Integrity is at the core of Instyle and this extends to its approach that acoustics are a fundamental aspect of interior design. With an understanding of the critical nature of interior acoustics, materials and systems, Instyle has developed a CPD series for architects.

Instyle's CPD series encompasses physics of sound, human reaction to noise and sound, room acoustics and design considerations for education, public spaces, workplaces, multipurpose halls and restaurants.

Please visit: Instyle for further details.


Karndean Design

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

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

  1. Understanding the physical elements that makeup Luxury Vinyl Tiles
  2. Selecting the most suitable vinyl tile so it is fit for purpose
  3. Specifying the appropriate vinyl tile to comply with AS/NZS 4586
  4. Understanding the role of Luxury Vinyl Tile in the environment

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

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


Matilda Veneer

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

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

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

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


Ontera-Milliken

Ontera-Milliken is a design-focused, commercial flooring leader throughout the Australian and New Zealand markets.

TOPIC: DESIGNING OUT THE COMMON CAUSES OF FLOORING FAILURES

Our current Australian Institute of Architects Refuel CPD presentation provides an overview on “Designing Out the Common Causes of Flooring Failures | Moisture & Existing Site Conditions” for the Commercial sector.

We recommend it for architects, designers, builders and contractors.

Topics will include:

  • How the construction industry has changes, products and timelines.
  • Effect of moisture in concrete slabs on floor coverings
  • Testing for moisture
  • Moisture mitigation systems available in the market
  • Site related issues - Refurbishments
  • Installation of flooring for refurbishment projects

This course takes 1 hour to complete and is worth 1 Formal CPD point for attendees.

For further information please visit us at: www.ontera.com.au


Parchem Construction Supplies

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

Wet Area Waterproofing: Design Options (NEW)

From this seminar you will gain a full understanding of the minimum requirements of AS3740 and best practice waterproofing for wet areas.

Sustainability & Waterproofing: A Practical Guide (NEW) Green Star CPD

This seminar is an opportunity to understand the role of waterproofing and its application in sustainable projects.

Exterior Waterproofing: Above Ground: Design Options (NEW)

Leaks are a common building defect that can be prevented; the seminar will review the recently updated AS4654, including detail drawings.

Residential Concrete Pavements: Design Options (NEW)

The seminar will cover key aspects of AS372 and illustrate decorative concrete options.

Concrete Corrosion (Repair & Prevention): Design Options

Designed specifically for architects, review the cause of concrete corrosion, repair and options available to prevent corrosion.

Understanding Sealants in Joint Design

Upon completion of this seminar you should be able to identify common sealant defects, causes and application.

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

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


Partridge

Established in 1982, Partridge is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, providing services in the field of structural, civil, hydraulic, stormwater, remedial, forensic, and event engineering.

Supporting and partnering with top architects and innovative designers, Partridge is proud to have played a role in helping bring thousands of innovative concepts into stunning reality.

Partridge seeks to further the relationship between architects and engineers by presenting workshops and seminars that explore the structural requirements and implications of architectural design – with a sharp focus on residences and houses.

The aim is to assist architects in understanding what structure, detailing, and specifications may be required to achieve their desired amenity, functionality, and budget.

For further information or queries please call us on 02 9460 9000 or visit us at www.partridge.com.au


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

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

  • Insurance placement
  • Risk management
  • Claims management

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

For more information, please contact enquiries@plannedcover.com.au.


Porta

TOPIC: Designing with Timber – Ensuring durability, style and compliance – 1 point

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

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the benefits of using timber in design
  2. Outline the assessment criteria to understand timbers performance characteristics
  3. Describe how to assess timbers material performance to meet performance requirements
  4. Describe how to ensure compliance to NCC requirements when designing with timber
  5. Outline the steps to design cladding to enhance durability
  6. List the reasons, benefits and different types of coatings

Porta is an Australian-owned and operated company with a rich family history spanning over 75 years designing, manufacturing, distributing a broad range of timber products using various local and imported certified timber specie. We pride ourselves on being Australia’s leading supplier of timber products, mouldings and custom moulding services to the architectural, home improvement, building, trade and commercial sectors. Porta….the people who know and love timber!

Note: Please advise if you would like us to bring morning or afternoon tea. Offer applies for a minimum group size 8. We can also personalize the presentation, adding on specific topics that relate to your current projects.


Proctor Group Australia

Long perceived to be immune from such problems, ‘the lucky county’ has seen an increase in the occurrence and severity of condensation problems across disparate climate zones as standard designs start to fail. An ABCB nationwide survey estimates that about 40% of new buildings suffer from condensation or mould.  The NCC 2019 includes for the first time a dedicated condensation management section under health and amenity.

The presentation considers the role played by various control layers and how they impact design and specification to aid the understanding and effective management of condensation risk.

By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the legislative framework and duties and obligations with respect to Condensation Management.
  • Explain what condensation is, and why condensation can and does occur in the built environment.
  • Identify and explain the functionality and interplay of water, vapour, air, acoustic, thermal and fire control layers.
  • Recognise the psychrometric chart and be able to use this to calculate dew point temperature.
  • Identify for standard construction details for a given climate zone where there is potential for condensation to form and if this presents a risk.
  • Understand the functionality and performance of different types of sarking membranes.
  • Understand the role played by effective ventilation in managing condensation risk.
  • Know when and where to seek assistance.

RBA Group

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

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


SAS International is the leading global manufacturer of quality metal pan acoustic feature ceilings and bespoke architectural metalwork. Installed in iconic, landmark buildings worldwide, we lead through innovation, cutting-edge design and technical acoustic expertise.

Our success is built on continued investment in manufacturing and achieving value for clients through world-class engineering and ingenuity.

Within Australia, our projects include Sydney Airport, 50 Martin Place and International Towers Barangaroo.

Supplying the region for over 20 years, we opened our Sydney office and warehouse in 2013. We have since delivered interior fit-out products direct to customers across Australasia, providing one-stop design, cost and delivery certainty.

Passionate about sustainable design, our suspended metal pan ceiling systems are Global Green Tag accredited and fully recyclable.

We currently offer a ‘Specifying Metal Pan Suspended Ceiling Systems – Acoustics, Environmental, Design and Integration Options’ CPD.

After the CPD seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of metal pan acoustic ceilings
  • Identify the principle types of metal pan and feature ceilings
  • Explain the various design and integration options when specifying acoustic ceiling systems

To view our latest case studies and project photography visit our website www.sasint.com.au or for further information please email us on info@sasint.com.au


Sherwin-Williams is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry, with key sales and manufacturing operations across Australia and New Zealand. Our Protective & Marine Coating division delivers world-class industry subject matter expertise, unparalleled technical and specification service, and unmatched regional commercial team support to our customers around the globe. Our broad portfolio of high-performance coatings and systems excel at combating corrosion, and helps customers achieve smarter, time-tested asset protection.

As a CPD endorsed Refuel Network Provider for the Australian Institute of Architects, we offer one formal CPD point for each of our following presentations;

  • Introduction to Protective Coatings – 1 formal point
  • Understanding AS/NZS2312:2014 – 1 formal point
  • Next Generation Intumescent Coatings – 1 formal point

Wattyl, our decorative business, has been used by generations of consumers across the residential, commercial and industrial segments. The business produces a broad range of decorative paints, varnishes, texture coatings, lacquers and special purpose protective and marine coatings. Our paints and finishes are designed to perform and deliver brilliant aesthetics with colour, sheen and texture, without compromising Australia’s stringent building requirements.

As a CPD endorsed Refuel Network Provider for the Australian Institute of Architects, we offer one formal CPD point for each of our following presentations;

  • Understanding Low VOC paint - 1 formal point

With more than 150 years in business and a culture of product innovation, Sherwin-Williams today is the single source of supply for complete paint and coatings solutions tailor made to your specifications.

To find out more

Sherwin-Williams: www.sherwin-williams/protective, or contact us at pmanz@sherwin.com

Wattyl: www.wattyl.com.au/specifier, or contact is at wattyl.specifier@sherwin.com


Tremco Construction Products Group

The Footprint Company was founded in 2012 by Dr. Caroline Noller who identified the need for a comprehensive, tangible Ecological Footprint tool. Our twenty five years experience in the business of sustainable design and building and our partnerships with some of the world’s most respected researchers and professionals means that you can have confidence in the validity of our outputs and our passion for making the built environment a better place. Our purpose is to enable architects, designers and property professionals achieve low carbon leadership for all designs and projects.

For the latest project images and product information check out the Footprint Company website –www.footprintcompany.com

Tremco Construction Products Group

At Tremco Construction Products Group (CPG), we’re committed to shaping the future through innovative approaches and sustainable solutions.

This commitment is backed up by the fact that we bring together first-class technology with a customer-focused approach, along with skills that have been built up over multiple decades within very specialised fields, to provide a truly unique service.

From joint sealing, façade bonding through to passive fire protection, performance resin flooring, waterproofing, and roofing solutions — our broad range makes us the ideal partner to solve the complex challenges faced by today’s architects, contractors, developers, and trades.

With expertise in a range of product technologies on a national scale, Tremco CPG provides solutions to help you engineer structures that are more efficient to build and maintain, are virtually impervious to the elements, and can provide a multitude of finishes.

Our brands include Tremco, Willseal, Flowcrete, illbruck, Nullifire and Euclid Chemical. This is encompassed with the advantage of one singular point of contact for access to all of these brands under one roof.

Please visit our website on www.tremcocpg.com.au or contact us on (02).9638.2755 specifications@tremco.com.au for more details.