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CPD-Live was a hit on June 25, with over 1700 registered Architects joining online sessions. If you missed it, we have you covered, all five sessions are now available to view online at your leisure – content packed, free and easy. Best of all, each session will allow you to gain a full formal CPD-point. Covering some leading topics to inform specification, CPD-Live makes learning just a click away. Check out the full watch list below.

Videos for each session now available to view online – see the links below to watch:

See below for full program details and outcomes.

Indesign media is committed to offering specifiers meaningful CPD content and have so for 20 years. Part of the AIA Refuel program. Given our changing environment, we believe it is more important than ever for our industry to share knowledge and ideas and are looking forward to CPD Live to be an ongoing staple in the way we learn in future.


June Session – Full Program and Details

Understanding Section J NCC 2019 for Windows and Doors

25 June, 9.00am – 10.00am AEST

Session Synopsis:

This CPD is designed to understand the requirements of Section J NCC 2019 and its implications on Window and Door selections. What are the impacts of different products on overall Façade performance and how they can affect building design.

Key Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation you should be able to:

  • Identify and apply the new requirements for External Facades in NCC 2019
  • Evaluate and apply knowledge about the performance of windows and walls
  • Define the impacts of different products on overall facade performance
  • Define the impacts of NCC 2019 on building design and apply to future projects



Watermark Compliance Considerations – From A Drainage Perspective

25 June, 10.15 – 11.15am AEST

Session Synopsis:

There are major factors that should be considered with bathroom drainage, building compliance and building insurance with WaterMark Certification – Troy explains the implications and also details all of the drainage considerations you should consider in your projects.

Key Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation you should be able to:

  • Identify code requirements
  • Evaluate practicalities
  • Apply knowledge and troubleshoot problems
  • Identify and define design solutions
  • Evaluate and apply knowledge for the best environmental outcomes



Wood & Wellbeing

25 June, 11.30am – 12.30pm AEST

Session Synopsis:

How does Wellness & Health impact our working & living lives? With many new buildings under construction, how many of these can be described or certified healthy? Do we know how healthy buildings can lead to positive impacts on both immediate environments both internal and external? If so what are the implications? We need to understand how working spaces will be used and how connected they are to the natural & built environments. Can biophilic design achieve wellness and positive built environment outcomes? Can we achieve a sweet spot of living and working with increased health and wellness? How does timber and the use of timber in built environments achieve these positive outcomes? Are there existing examples of these to educate current design intents? How does the modern and post-COVID design paradigms allow us to eliminate a dichotomy of health & wellness with built environments?

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • At the end of this presentation you should be able to:
    • Identify what wellbeing is and why it matters
    • Identify and define what is meant by ‘Healthy Buildings’ and ‘Healthy Materials’
    • Evaluate and apply knowledge around the connection between wood and wellbeing in future projects



Specifying Hardwoods with Confidence

25 June, 1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST

Session Synopsis:

The aim of this presentation is to give architects and designers an understanding of where American hardwoods come from, what they are, what their environmental credentials and impact are and how to use them and specify them realistically.

After a brief introduction to the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and its non-commercial role in improving understanding of American hardwoods worldwide, the presentation is split in to three distinct parts, as follows:

Part one focuses on provenance, legality and sustainability, looking hardwood resource management in the United States and its practice today. It covers the size and spread of the resource and its ownership and how this determines harvesting and production. It provides an overview of the American Hardwood Environmental Profile (AHEP) and how this looks at proof of legality, sustainability and the low environmental impact of kiln-dried hardwood lumber and veneer through cradle-to-gate Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

Part two provides a brief overview of production, looking at sawmilling and kiln-drying and then focuses on the key American hardwood species in terms of commercial availability, their physical attributes and their potential for applications, demonstrated through real life projects from around the world.

Part three covers two recent developments in timber technology, which can be applied to U.S. hardwoods – namely thermal modification (TMT) and cross-laminated timber (CLT). It looks at the species and processes involved in these technologies and how the material can be applied in construction, along with some of its benefits.

In essence, this presentation is designed to provide the listener with enough of a degree of knowledge and confidence in order to make an informed choice when specifying American hardwoods.

Key Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this presentation you should be able to:

  • Assess and integrate construction systems and materials consistent with the project brief
  • Evaluate design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts
  • Apply creative imagination and aesthetic judgement to produce coherent design
  • Investigate and integrate appropriate material selection for the project design



Hydration In The Workplace Specification Considerations 2020

25 June, 2.15 – 3.15pm AEST

Session Synopsis:

This CPD is intended to provide Designers with a comprehensive overview of the areas that effect the specification of plumbed in boiling and chilled drinking water appliances in the workplace.

This CPD seminar will focus on four key areas: Client Needs, Product Selection & types, Water Filtration, Installation

Key Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this panel, attendees will be able to:

  • Select efficient products meeting the requirements of the WHS Act (Design 4.1)
  • Explain how water filters work and describe their attributes (Design 4.6)
  • Apply the energy efficiency principles as required by the National Construction Code (Documentation 5.3)
  • Recognise the plumbing requirements of Australian Standards for installation (Documentation 5.3)



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