Despite regulatory change aimed at clarifying the issue of fire safety, there is still a widespread lack of understanding based on comparing ‘generic’ product types regardless of brand. This session will look at what constitutes compliant aluminium cladding products, how they satisfy the fire safety requirements and how they compare to each other.
A CPD that differentiates powder coating from wet paint, and allows participants to understand the quality and warranty differences between types of powder coatings to ensure the design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards.
In this CPD you will be able to identify the importance of below ground waterproofing in structural design, planning and construction and correctly specify appropriate materials to meet a design brief.
The beauty of Natural Timber. A CPD that allows participants to understand the difference between stains, oils and clears, as well as the ongoing maintenance requirements and design considerations of natural timber.
Understanding the importance of colour in design considerations against the values of physical, environmental, and cultural contexts, and in accordance with relevant legislation codes and industry standards.
The NCC introduced condensation management in 2019 under health and amenity. This CPD looks at legacy problems and how design, specification, and understanding of various control layers can contribute to effective management of condensation risk.
Participants completing this activity will be able to:
• Identify where major water problems commonly occur in new construction.
• Assess and integrate construction systems and materials consistent with the project brief.
• Apply AS3740, AS4654 & 2019 NCC to enforce proper waterproofing of Internal & External wet areas.
The civil construction sector has something of a blind spot when it comes to corrosion, despite it being a real and present issue. What then is the most effective approach to corrosion management? What processes should be undertaken to minimise the threat of corrosion and what can alleviate the problem once it occurs?
Learn the basics of Acrylic Solid Surfaces, from composition to the design capabilities. With seamless, thermoformable features of Acrylic Solid Surfaces, shape creation and design has never looked so good.
Our presentation is aimed to educate and aid specifiers and designers on mental health and safety issues faced when designing buildings. The focus in this presentation is how we can use best practice design principles to make every project the best experience for each user from a mental health perspective We detail key principles set out in the current Australian Health Facility Guidelines so you can meet and exceed these expectations when designing acute mental health facilities.
In a move to make homes and workplaces in Australia healthy and safe, EQUITONE have developed a CPD presentation that provides a deeper understanding into the issues and challenges facing the building and construction industry. A technical and highly informative presentation, we will equip you with NCC compliant solutions to each topic, and provide insight into how these concerns can be managed and prevented in the future.
Understand the built environment global warming impacts and learn how LCA tools are used to achieve reductions in building upfront /embodied carbon at design stage through low carbon material selection.
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.
The rise of e-commerce and the associated increase in parcel deliveries has had unintended environmental consequences. This session looks at the solutions to this, balancing the benefits of e-commerce while minimising congestion and foot traffic.
As our climate changes, we look to source and use materials that embody a more conscious and sustainable future. As a renewable source, timber tops the list. However, what makes timber special? How is it best used? What timber is best for which application? The variety of timber is manifold and this session’s expert knowledge will inform and educate.
As technology, process, materials and codes change, product design needs to adapt to this new reality and architects must rely on the ability of the artisan or manufacturer to translate their bespoke ideas into a reality. In this session, we will explore how design works with process to achieve optimum outcomes for both single residences and large commercial buildings.
While lighting is a fundamental part of every project, it is of particular importance in urban design. In public spaces, darkness can directly affect the safety and wellbeing of citizens and their ability to interact with the cities they live in. This session explores where and what to install on a site, new research that may inform design decisions, and the regulations that guide us.
Breathable Coatings over Masonry substrates. In this CPD participants will be able to understand the difference between conventional and mineral coatings, and how this benefits the life cycle of a design and project.
Developed by the ABCB, the purpose of the course is to provide guidance on, and understanding of, NCC requirements and associated design principles relevant to the design of buildings in designated bushfire prone areas.
Window coverings play a crucial role in ensuring that commercial buildings are sustainable. The most recent update to NCC 2019 reflects this fact. This session will explore NCC 2019 Section J and will provide an understanding of window covering options and how to evaluate them for design, functionality and energy efficiency.
Knowing your numbers is the biggest key to the ongoing success for your business. Discover how to read a P&L statement, know what your true break even figure is, confidently manage your cashflow and more…
A CPD that breaks down the differences between Paint, Render, Flexible Acrylic Texture and Membrane finishes. Allows participants to correctly design and specify systems and identify the risk associated with design under relevant legislation and building codes.
Discover how you can increase your sales conversions with these easy to follow, super practical strategies. From creating a new sales funnel, know what to ask, where to sit, how to overcome objections, price negotiators and close those sales!
This presentation will explore changes to the NCC2019 and their impact on building design and the opportunities they provide. Bondor in conjunction with BCA Energy will present an overview of the changes.
Our presentation is aimed to educate and aid specifiers and designers on issues faced when considering slips & trips 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.
Architects can reduce the embodied carbon of a building by specifying lower carbon construction materials. Concrete represents a significant portion of the embodied carbon of a building. This one hour course explains why concrete has a high embodied carbon content and how it can be reduced without compromising the project schedule or the engineering properties of the concrete.
With a focus on passive design — working with the climate, not against it — Rebecca Steanoni will give you a better understanding on how to incorporate air movement in a building’s design, reducing energy consumption and offering a more sustainable comfort solution.
Today, more than ever, it is paramount that we use water wisely. This session will explore how technology and specification can increase water efficiency, identifying products that meet the WELL Building Standard, are fit for purpose and are aesthetically pleasing.
The seminar explores what engineering responses and physical outcomes might be triggered by the architect’s details and decisions, and how clever co-ordination at the start of a project can save your client both time and money during the construction.
Understand acoustic terms/functions and their relevance in designing optimal acoustics in open spaces. Through research/case studies, you’ll consider acoustic lighting to improve worker satisfaction and productivity.
Identify local slip resistance standards and understand the slip resistance rating system.
Understand and identify slip resistance test methods and where each should be applied for correct results.
Recognise the different aggregates used to create a slip resistant profile within resin flooring and how it can affect the outcome.
Understand how to specify slip resistant resin flooring systems correctly.
In this session, we outline key strategies to streamline design workflows, conduct performance analyses, and track 2030 targets. We’ll also take a look at a case study example of an architecture firm that integrated an automated workflow to achieve LEED credits and reduce costs.
What is required when addressing water management and drainage? This session will address this core question and will also examine which products to use, what meets code, how drainage impacts design aesthetics and how to utilise correct systems for a more sustainable future.
Whenever the functional requirements of windows are discussed, energy efficiency is invariably raised as windows play an integral role in heat transfer. This session looks beyond glazing to explore additional window components that affect sustainability and specification.
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