Earn CPD points, presented by industry leaders in a venue where all the latest and greatest building products are presented in world class showrooms and displays.

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, 24 October
12:00 - 13:00

PRESENTER: Alison Peach, Commercial Account 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.

Tuesday, 31 October
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.

Tuesday, 5 December
12:00 - 13:00

PRESENTER: Michael Mrowka Director REA Solar.

TOPIC: AC Solar Technology - Advanced Applications.

OVERVIEW: This presentation will cover the latest in solar technology and upcoming rules and regulation changes by Energex, Ergon and the Electrical Safety Commission. which will affect the design, specification and integration of solar technology on new and existing buildings.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: To understand and identify the difference between DC and AC solar systems. Learn the latest in upcoming Solar Electrical Standards. Learn how to calculate actual solar yield and the difference between kW peak system rating and total kWh production. Understand how Solar products need to be designed for regulatory changes and how they address the ongoing issues of safety, reporting, space requirements and correct orientation.