ARCHITECTS are invited to Formal CPD presentations by industry leaders in a venue where all the latest building products are presented in world class showrooms.

All CPD events held at the Build and Design Centre are free to attend, light lunches are provided from 11:30, afternoon tea during the break at 13:00 - 13:15, and limited free parking is available. CPD points are awarded by the presenters. Seats are limited, so please be sure to register today.

Tue, 25 Sep - Session 1
12:00 - 13:00

PRESENTER: Shaun Scott, Director.

TOPIC: Principles of Double Glazing.

OVERVIEW: More and more, property owners are looking to create homes that are adaptable, sustainable and resilient. A comfortable home that uses less energy and can deal with environmental impacts is becoming the choice of many. While double glazing is most commonly associated with colder climates, the system is an important tool in the creation of energy efficient houses. This presentation explains the principles of double glazing, and how it can achieve thermal and energy efficiency while at the same time reducing the harmful effects of environmental noise. The presentation includes information to assist specifying double glazing products for residential and commercial applications.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: To understand and recognise the principles of double glazing and secondary glazing. To understand thermal break and uPVC technology and how this is applied in double glazing. How to specify double glazing products.

Tue, 25 Sep - Session 2
13:15 - 14:15

PRESENTER: Alison Peach, Commercial Manager QLD.

TOPIC: Introduction to window treatments.

OVERVIEW: Windows are the weakest point in any building, but remain the most critical to design, with the view beyond often the biggest single reason for location decision. This presentation aims to show you how to best select and specify window treatments to assist good design, and deliver significant efficiency and cost savings over the life of a project. This course is designed to equip you with knowledge of what window treatments are, what options are available, how they can be used, where they can be used, and why.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Understanding of Window Treatments, and applications to deliver a safe, functional and beautiful space for your clients. Define industry terms, create treatment solutions, Application of the solar optical results and performance fabrics. Cover off legislative requirements and safety.

Tue, 9 Oct - Session 1
12:00 - 13:00

PRESENTER: Belinda Worden, Specification Manager.

TOPIC: Designing with Solid Surface from simple to complex and find out what's new for healthcare.

OVERVIEW: This presentation will give you information to assist and guide you to specify across various design opportunities available in Solid Surface.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Understanding the support requirements across various applications and what can be achieved with the thermoforming process. Not just benchtops, solid surface has been incorporated into healthcare and high traffic areas for years learn about the benefits and characteristics of Solid Surface to understand why it has been a proven performer in the building industry. Review a selection of various projects and design detail and understand the differences across some colours and ranges so that your selection is the best choice for your project.