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, and limited free parking is available. CPD points are awarded by the presenters. Seats are limited, so please be sure to register today.

Tuesday, 20 March
12:00 - 13:00

PRESENTER: Alison Sayce & Sharneil Shapland, Specification.

TOPIC: AS1428.1 2009 amendment 1: Design for Access & Mobility Part 1.

OVERVIEW: General Requirements for Access New Building. Items Covered: Backrests, Seats, Accessible Toilets, Grab Rails, Ambulant Toilets, Sole Occupancy Basins, Accessible Basins, Tapware.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Recognise the difference between compliant and non-compliant sanitary fixtures. Consider the different requirements for "Accessible" and "Ambulant" facilities. Understand the definition of "sole occupancy". Recognise the appropriate tap-ware to comply with AS1428.1-2009.

Tuesday, 10 April
12:00 - 13:00

PRESENTER: James Moller, Application Specialist.

TOPIC: Enhancing concrete performance through specification and managing site practices.

OVERVIEW: What is achievable with Concrete has changed considerably. Concrete suppliers are constantly working on advanced product solutions, however the product still needs to be handled correctly to achieve the best outcome.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Understand changes in concrete mix capability. Recognise how the change in concrete performance has demanded a change in site handling. Understand how to specify concrete products and site practice controls.

Tuesday, 24 April
12:00 - 13:00

PRESENTER: Brendon Orth, National Manager Commercial Systems.

TOPIC: Windows and Doors – Maximising Performance.

OVERVIEW: This presentation covers a number of key issues faced everyday in the selection of glazing products for a building. It includes a review of current applicable Australian Standards, its seeks to clarify what is required in relation to wind design pressures and water penetration resistance including testing information and video about AS2047 and AS1170.2. It also covers some general information required around energy performance of products and options to get a better Acoustic outcome.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: An ability to apply Australian Standards to the selected glazing products, being able to Identify wind design pressure requirements and testing methods, understanding Thermal performance and Defining Acoustic performance.