BUILDING DESIGNERS 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, refreshments are provided throughout the afternoon, and limited free parking is available. CPD points are awarded by the presenters. Seats are limited, so please be sure to register today.

Thursday, 3 May
2:30 - 3:30PM

PRESENTER: Ben Thearle.

TOPIC: HardieSmart acoustically and fire rated wall solutions for class 1 & 10 buildings.

OVERVIEW: This training covers the fundamental BCA requirements for external boundary and separating walls, including fire, acoustic and thermal performance. It will introduce participants to the HardieSmart systems as design solution to meet these requirements. The workshop will cover the relevant system testing, applications and construction details with a specific focus on Zerolot construction.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Understanding of medium density (class 1 & 10) development BCA and other code requirements. Understanding fire resistance technology with a focus on mineral wool/char timber based fire rated walls. Understanding of acoustic, thermal, structural and other associated requirements. Understanding HardieSmart Intertenancy, Zerolot and Boundary wall system construction and design. Provide tools to assist with certification of HardieSmart wall systems.

Thursday, 3 May
3:45 - 4:45PM

PRESENTER: Victor Calligeros.

TOPIC: Specifying concealed fixing systems to ensure plywood protection and appeal.

OVERVIEW: Austral Plywoods will examine new ways to conceal fix plywood externally and internally to better protect the appearance of plywood. The new products that can be used with secret fixing.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Understanding the new systems available with concealed fixing. To eliminate face fixing as a method of securing your panel. To improve the appearance of your plywood lining and the durability against water staining. These systems will ensure your warranty on the coating of plywood and greatly reduce the labour costs of installing.

Thursday, 3 May
5:00 - 6PM

PRESENTER: Michael Mwroka.

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.