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, 4 December
12:00 - 13:00PM

PRESENTER: Eddie Briffa, Architectural Manager.

TOPIC: How to specify clay masonry for fire resistance.

OVERVIEW: A large proportion of the National Construction Code (NCC) dictates requirements to ensure the fire safety of buildings. For a given building element, the means for demonstrating compliance with those requirements will depend on the building materials that comprise the element. For clay masonry walls, the deemed to satisfy means for demonstrating compliance is via AS 3700 Masonry Structures' (2018). This presentation will explain how to specify and design clay masonry walls to meet the fire requirements of the NCC.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: After this presentation, participants will be able to: Define the terms 'Structural Adequacy', 'Integrity' and 'Insulation' in relation to building design. List ways FRL values are determined. Calculate the FRL for Masonry walls. Identify the suitability of a masonry wall to meet FRL requirements for a given application. Identify tools available to facilitate system selection.

Tuesday, 12 February
12:00 - 13:00PM

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 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.

Tuesday, 26 February
12:00 - 13:00PM

PRESENTERS: Craig Forsyth & Stefan Bader, Business Development.

TOPIC: Design & Documentation of James Hardie Systems Ritek pre-fabricated structural wall systems.

OVERVIEW: James Hardie Systems Ritek Wall Systems are pre-fabricated permanent formwork panel systems, quick and easy to install with a pre-finished substrate ready for your finishing trades. The James Hardie Systems Ritek Thermal Wall Systems offer an attractive, cost effective alternative to conventional masonry block, precast concrete and insitu building methods. The systems use rust free aluminium componentry and provide high thermal and fire ratings, on a range of projects from multi-storied residential to commercial and residential projects.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Understanding pre-fabricated structural wall systems. Selecting the correct product for the application. Benefits which should be considered prior to specifying. Benefits offered by pre-fabricated structural wall systems. Certification, compliance and warranty considerations.