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Catch up on all CPD-Live October 2021 sessions here now!

CPD-Live is now available on demand!

Catch up on all CPD-Live October 2021 sessions here now!

The second instalment of CPD-Live for 2021 offered our industry a chance to come together and engage with a two-day, jam-packed lineup featuring 10 curated sessions and 30 expert panellists covering topics to inform and excite!

Now CPD-Live is making these sessions available On Demand, so you can re-watch all of your favourite sessions and catch up with any you may have missed! Best of all, each session offers one formal CPD point. With so many topics to choose from, CPD-Live offers the most dynamic way for you to earn your CPD points online.

 

Watch the following sessions online now:

Designing for Our Future – Carbon Mitigation and the Built Environment

If we are to meet the goals set out in the Paris agreement and limit global warming to below 2°C, we must reach zero carbon emissions by 2050. To reduce the temperature, increase by more, the cuts will need to be even faster and more drastic.

Presented by Dr. Caroline Noller (The Footprint Company), Philip Oldfield (UNSW Built Environment), Steve Fox (Architectus).

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

  • Outline the scale of the climate change problem as it relates to the construction sectors.
  • Define the term ‘embodied carbon’ and explain how it relates to the built environment.
  • Identify the challenges and complexities involved in any attempt to construct a ‘sustainable building’.
  • Outline strategies that specifiers who wish to minimise the embodied carbon in their projects can follow.
  • List the four key design principles of achieving net zero embodied carbon.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2, 1.4, 1.5. Design: Conceptual Design 3.3, 3.4, 3.7. Design: Schematic Design 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 4.7)

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Blinds & the Pathways to Sustainability

With their ability to block, screen or limit sunlight, blinds play a significant role in improving thermal efficiency of buildings. This sessions looks at how blinds contribute to reducing energy costs and cutting carbon emissions.

Presented by Paul Humber and Ben Roco (Norfolk Blinds).

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

  • Explain the concept of ‘embodied carbon’ as it applies to blinds and window coverings.
  • Outline the role that window coverings can play in improving energy efficiency and cutting carbon emissions.
  • Identify some of the harmful by-products of blind manufacturing and how they can be mimimised.
  • Explain the role that ‘Smart Buildings’ and the Internet of Things can play in improving the efficiency of blinds.
  • Identify environmental certifications that you should look out for when choosing products.

(Design: Project Briefing: 1.2, 1.4, 1.5. Design: Conceptual Design 3.3, 3.4, 3.7. Design: Schematic Design 4.2, 4.4, 4.6)

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Enhancing your Design with Performance Louvres & The Effects of Wind Pressure on Façade Elements

How can specifiers make this compromise and strike the right balance between airflow, rain prevention and aesthetic appeal? And what are the regulations surrounding the use of natural ventilators in Australia? The session will explore this discussion on air flow, rain prevention and design.

Presented by Uddhava Sharplin, Dr. Lawrence Sim and Gabriel Tan (Louvreclad).

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

  • Identify the standard that sets the test method and standard required for testing natural ventilators in Australia.
  • Explain the methods that can be used to measure the performance of louvres.
  • Explain why louvres selection always, to some extent, involves a trade-off between rain defense and airflow.
  • Identify the optimal design phase for selecting the right louvre for a given application.
  • Outline the various design considerations involved in integrating solar shading into building façades.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2, 1.4. Design: Conceptual Design 3.2, 3.4, 3.7. Design: Schematic Design 4.1, 4.3, 4.6. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.3, 5.5)

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Sustainable Tiles – a Specifiers’ Guide

While the growth in the range and quality of tile products is a clear blessing for specifiers, it comes with provisos. Aesthetic potential is one thing, but as ever, architects and designers need to consider other factors like cost and functionality. And, more now than ever before, they also need to factor in sustainability.

Presented by Staun Rasmussen (Kaolin) and Madeline Armstrong (The Casper Project)

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

  • Identify the types of tiles available and outline how they are manufactured.
  • Outline the range of factors involved in assessing the sustainability of tile products.
  • Define the concept of ‘embodied carbon’ and explain how it applies to tiles.
  • Identify environmental certifications that you should look out for when choosing products.
  • Identify other factors, apart from sustainability, that should be considered when evaluating product quality.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2, 1.4, 1.5. Design: Conceptual Design 3.3, 3.4, 3.7. Design: Schematic Design 4.2, 4.4, 4.6)

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Assessing the Sustainability of American Hardwood Products

Globally, despite the ongoing efforts of environmentalists and others, deforestation has continued at an alarming rate. According to the World Bank, between 1990 and 2016, 1.3 million square kilometres of forest (an area greater than South Africa) were lost. While all efforts to reverse this trend – and ensure that only sustainably sourced timbers find their way into our homes and offices – are to be encouraged, it is also critical to identify the most effective of these.

Presented by Rupert Oliver and George White (AHEC).

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

  • Identify the various certifications associated with timber products and sustainability.
  • Outline the means by which forest certifications assess timber products.
  • Explain why forest certification is of limited value when it comes to assessing U.S Hardwoods.
  • Outline the ways in which sustainably managed forests can help maximise carbon storage.
  • Identify emerging and alternative ways of assessing timber products.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2, 1.4, 1.5. Design: Conceptual Design 3.3, 3.4, 3.7. Design: Schematic Design 4.2, 4.4, 4.6)

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Antimicrobial Surfaces – Designing for Protection & Integrity

Poor surface specification can increase the risk of that surface becoming a reservoir for pathogenic organisms. Specifiers wishing to minimise the risk of bacterial infection need to be aware of the paths they can take – in terms of design and materials – to prevent their transmission.

Presented by John Berry (Rocks On).

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

  • Outline the prevalence of bacteria in the built environment and where they can typically be found.
  • Identify the types of bacteria that pose a potential health threat.
  • List the types of projects most prone to the build up of bacteria, and consequently, negative health outcomes.
  • Outlines the design methods that can help minimise the presence of bacteria.
  • Identify materials and products that can help minimise the presence of bacteria.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2, 1.4. Design: Conceptual Design 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7. Design: Schematic Design 4.4, 4.6. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.3, 5.5)

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Façade Rectification – Fixing the Problem of Combustible Cladding

What are the best ways to proceed with façade rectification work? Are there any associated problems that make it even more difficult and, importantly, how can specifiers be sure they follow best practice when undertaking this work and choosing new cladding products?

Presented by Craig Penton (ALSPEC) and Michael Teys (City Futures UNSW).

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

  • Outline the scale of the problem of combustible cladding in Australia.
  • Identify the regulations associated with external facades and distinguish between combustible cladding products and safe, compliant ones.
  • Outline the rectification programs being carried out in various states and how they are progressing.
  • Identify the difficulties and problems associated with these cladding rectification programs.
  • Outline best practice procedures when undertaking rectification and recladding projects.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.4. Design: Conceptual Design 3.4, 3.7. Design: Schematic Design 4.2, 4.4, 4.6. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.3, 5.5. Documentation: Documentation 6.5)

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How to Protect Steel Structures from Fire

When specifying steel framed systems, it is important to always be alert to its fire risks and to know when and how to incorporate fire protection system – including spray applied vermiculite sprays, board encasement systems, and intumescent coatings – to minimize these threats.

Presented by Peter Butler (Promat Australia).

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

  • Outline the risks that fire poses to structural steel used in large multi-storey buildings.
  • Identify the regulations that govern the use of structural steel in Australia.
  • Outline the basic principles surrounding the specification of structural steel.
  • List the minimum requirements for specifying structural steel, including in terms of fire protection.
  • Identify passive fire protection systems that are suitable for use with structural steel and the properties and benefits of each.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2. Design: Conceptual Design 3.4, 3.7. Design: Schematic Design 4.4, 4.5, 4.6. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.3, 5.4, 5.5)

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Key Considerations when Specifying Drainage

A critical means of removing surface and subsurface water from in and around buildings of all types, drainage has developed significantly over the years. This session will explore innovations like the linear drain and the manifold drain which have not only provided specifiers with effective ways to prevent flooding, inundation, and subsoil degradation, but also opened up fresh design possibilities.

Presented by Troy Creighton (Stormtech) and Max Rafferty (Master Builders Australia).

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

  • Identify the relevant code requirements that relate to drainage.
  • Evaluate the practicalities involved with choosing and installing drainage.
  • Apply knowledge and troubleshoot problems associated with drainage installation.
  • Identify and define design solutions that conform to the code requirements.
  • Evaluate and apply knowledge for the best environmental outcomes.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.4. Design: Conceptual Design 3.2, 3.3, 3.4. Design: Schematic Design 4.2, 4.3, 4.7. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.3, 5.5)

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What’s New in Lighting – Performance, Sustainability & More

Lighting choices are constantly evolving. New products regularly arrive to market with promises of improved performance and expanded aesthetic possibility. The session will address the changes, in the form of new finishes, age-resistant materials, LED technology deliver measurable improvements in terms of durability, light spill, colour, safety, corrosion protection and more.

Presented by Tom Stevens (Light Culture), Dr. Emrah Baki Ulas (Steensen Varming, UTS) and Michael Richards (Aurecon).

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

  • Identify the latest developments in lighting technology and materiality.
  • Outline the ways in which these products can expand the design possibilities available to specifiers.
  • Outline the functional benefits of various lighting technologies and products.
  • Identify lighting technologies that can help reduce energy consumption.
  • Identify the various other variables involved in assessing the sustainability of lighting products.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2, 1.4. Design: Conceptual Design 3.3. Design: Schematic Design 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.7. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.5)

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