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On the Hunt for CPD Points? CPD Live is just a Week Away!

CPD Live is less than a week away! Have you registered?

On the Hunt for CPD Points? CPD Live is just a Week Away!

There’s just under a week to go until the industry’s easiest way to earn CPD points is back! Join us June 2nd and 3rd for two full days of dynamic panel discussions from a range of architecture and designs leading brands. Join sessions that catch your eye or attend them all and earn a whopping 10 formal CPD points as part of the AIA’s refuel program. You’ll hear from and interact with panels comprised of industry experts, covering a range of topics including drainage, lighting, timber specification, corrosion and architectural design.

The best part about CPD Live is that it’s 100% free and 100% digital, meaning you’ll be able to tune in from wherever you have an internet connection.

So what are you waiting for? Register today!

Discover the full lineup:

Day #1 (2 June, 2021)

Sustaining the Flow: Water for the Future

Today, more than ever, it is paramount that we use water wisely. This session will explore how technology and specification can increase water efficiency, identifying products that meet the WELL Building Standard, are fit for purpose and are aesthetically pleasing.

Presented by John Hoogendoorn (Phoenix Tapware), Ljiljana Gazevic (SJB Interiors), Ben Robertson (Tecture).

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

  • Explain the concept of water conservation and how it applies to residential projects
  • List the critical issues/points of water efficiency and which products can help achieve optimum results
  • Identify the technology that can help to address the conservation of water
  • Outline the WELL Standard and what this means when specifying products
  • Define what is possible to achieve to conserve water through good design

(Design: Conceptual Design 3.1, 3.4. Design: Schematic Design 4.2, 4.4, 4.7. Documentation: Documentation 6.5)

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Greening Parcel Deliveries for the Built Environment Today

The rise of e-commerce and the associated increase in parcel deliveries has had unintended environmental consequences. This session looks at the solutions to this, balancing the benefits of e-commerce while minimising congestion and foot traffic.

Presented by Lauren Melton (Groundfloor), Dale O’Brien (Gray Puksand), Liam Timms (International Towers Sydney).

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

  • Identify the negative consequences associated with the rise in e-commerce and therefore parcel deliveries, particularly for multi-storey commercial and residential buildings.
  • Outline the emerging alternatives that can help alleviate these impacts. Examples include parcel management systems that enable deliveries for all occupants to be made to a single pick-up point.
  • Detail the typical component parts (software, security protocols, parcel lockers, etc.) of parcel management systems and how they interact to deliver parcels securely and efficiently.
  • Identify the potential financial, social, and environmental benefits associated with such systems.
  • Apply your critical evaluation to choose an appropriate parcel management system for a given project.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2. Design: Pre Design 2.6. Design: Conceptual Design 3.3. Design: Schematic Design 4.2, 4.5. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.2)

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Lighting to make Cities Safer

While lighting is a fundamental part of every project, it is of particular importance in urban design. In public spaces, darkness can directly affect the safety and wellbeing of citizens and their ability to interact with the cities they live in. This session explores where and what to install on a site, new research that may inform design decisions, and the regulations that guide us.

Presented by Tom Curtis (Light Project), Rebecca Cadorin (ARUP).

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

  • Establish and evaluate client requirements in lighting urban and public spaces and how best to meet these.
  • Analyse a project brief with relation to a client’s objectives, budget and timeframe to decide what is the best solution for the site.
  • Identify how a design response meets the requirement of the location, as well as associated regional, contextual and environmental issues.
  • Outline how a particular lighting design response incorporates relevant codes, legislation and industry standards for both urban and regional areas.
  • Use creative and aesthetic judgement to produce a resolved project that takes into account site appropriate planning, physical composition and spatial planning.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2. Design: Pre Design 2.4. Design: Conceptual Design 3.1, 3.3, 3.4. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.1)

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How Timber Sustains Us

As our climate changes, we look to source and use materials that embody a more conscious and sustainable future. As a renewable source, timber tops the list. However, what makes timber special? How is it best used? What timber is best for which application? The variety of timber is manifold and this session’s expert knowledge will inform and educate.

Presented by Brent Calow (Havwoods), Peta Heffernan (Liminal Studio), Rebecca Yeo (Billard Leece Partnership).

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

  • Explain how timber can address a brief, the intent of the use and how it can influence the built form.
  • Identify how timber can be used creatively, provide an aesthetic difference and contribute to formulating design options in regard to site, physical composition and spatial planning in line with the brief.
  • Outline that using timber complies with guidelines, codes and regulations, what they are and how and when they apply.
  • List how timber can add aesthetically to a project and which timber is appropriate for which use.
  • Define the properties of timber, its strengths, how it is formed and where it is best to be used.

(Design: Conceptual Design 3.1, 3.2, 3.4. Design: Schematic Design 4.1, 4.6. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.1, 5.5)

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Aluminium Core v Solid Aluminium: Fire Safety and Beyond

Despite regulatory change aimed at clarifying the issue of fire safety, there is still a widespread lack of understanding based on comparing ‘generic’ product types regardless of brand. This session will look at what constitutes compliant aluminium cladding products, how they satisfy the fire safety requirements and how they compare to each other.

Presented by Ben Wallis (Bluechip).

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

  • Outline the regulations dealing with external cladding and fire safety in Australia and explain how products achieve compliance.
  • Identify the various types of aluminium cladding products and explain why each is/is not compliant with fire safety regulations.
  • Identify the general benefits associated with the two types of compliant aluminium cladding, namely Aluminium Core Panel and Solid Aluminium Panel.
  • Evaluate the benefits of Aluminium Core Panel and Solid Aluminium Panel individually in terms of waterproofing, durability, sustainability, and thermal transfer.
  • Use your professional judgement to specify aluminum cladding that meets aspirations in terms of not only design and fire safety, but also the criteria mentioned in the previous point.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.4. Design: Conceptual Design 3.4, 3.7. Design: Schematic Design 4.6, 4.7. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.3, 5.5. Documentation: Documentation 6.5)

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Day #2 (3 June, 2021)

Window Systems of the Future, Delivered Today

Whenever the functional requirements of windows are discussed, energy efficiency is invariably raised as windows play an integral role in heat transfer. This session looks beyond glazing to explore additional window components that affect sustainability and specification.

Presented by Ross Baynham (Alspec), Samantha Anderson (Inhabit), Vince Wardill (Technoform).

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

  • Explain the key requirements of quality window systems, including not only functional and aesthetic considerations but also environmental ones.
  • Identify the role that window systems play in heat gain and heat loss, and therefore their potential for maximising a building’s overall energy efficiency.
  • Explain the concept of a ‘window system’ and identify the fact that it extends beyond glazing to components like window frames.
  • Outline the various types of window frames available and the benefits of each.
  • Analyse a project brief in terms of both client objectives and environmental considerations to choose the best, most sustainable window framing option.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2. Design: Pre Design 2.6. Design: Conceptual Design 3.3, 3.4, 3.7. Design: Schematic Design 4.2, 4.7)

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Corrosion Protection: Contributing to Sustainability

The civil construction sector has something of a blind spot when it comes to corrosion, despite it being a real and present issue. What then is the most effective approach to corrosion management? What processes should be undertaken to minimise the threat of corrosion and what can alleviate the problem once it occurs?

Presented by Justin Rigby (Remedy Asset Protection), John Barker (HBT Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd), Troy Walters (TWC Group Pty Ltd).

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

  • Explain the prevalence of corrosion in the built environment and identify its impacts in terms of cost and sustainability.
  • Identify the legislative framework surrounding corrosion and assess its effectiveness.
  • Outline the common characteristics of comprehensive, effective corrosion management strategies.
  • Identify the potential benefits (financial and environmental) of adopting best practice in this area.
  • Having considered all relevant factors (including location and building materials), use your professional judgement to implement an effective corrosion minimisation strategy.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.4. Design: Pre Design 2.1. Design: Conceptual Design 3.3, 3.4, 3.7. Design: Schematic Design 4.4, 4.6. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.3, 5.5. Documentation: Documentation 6.2)

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How to Help Architects Achieve their Objectives through Clever Design

As technology, process, materials and codes change, product design needs to adapt to this new reality and architects must rely on the ability of the artisan or manufacturer to translate their bespoke ideas into a reality. In this session, we will explore how design works with process to achieve optimum outcomes for both single residences and large commercial budlings.

Presented by Tim Phillips (TILT), Anita Panov (panovscott), James Perry (fjmt), Luigi Rosselli (Luigi Rosselli Architects).

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

  • Identify the processes involved with designing new products to achieve aesthetic and practical goals.
  • Define what is and isn’t possible, including financial constraints, to bring a new idea to manufacture.
  • Be aware of other parameters such as budgets that can influence the design of a new product.
  • Familiarise yourself with available processes and materials that can address client and design needs.
  • List how to achieve best outcome for a project, site, environment and client when designing or customising various products for particular projects.

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2, 1.3. Design: Pre Design 2.1, 2.3. Design: Conceptual Design 3.3, 3.4. Design: Schematic Design 4.1, 4.3, 4.4. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.1)

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Opening the Blinds on Section J and Beyond

Window coverings play a crucial role in ensuring that commercial buildings are sustainable. The most recent update to NCC 2019 reflects this fact. This session will explore NCC 2019 Section J and will provide an understanding of window covering options and how to evaluate them for design, functionality and energy efficiency.

Presented by Alison Peach (Verosol), Dr. Roberto Minunno (Curtin University), Sarah Tyson (Hassell).

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

  • Identify the sections of the NCC that relate to the energy efficiency of commercial buildings.
  • Outline the changes to NCC 2019 Section J and their relevance to the specification of window coverings for commercial buildings.
  • Identify the various tools – including the NCC 2019 facade and other modelling software – that help maximise thermal efficiency.
  • Analyse a project brief and evaluate the relative effectiveness of various window covering products in reducing energy consumption for that specific application

(Design: Project Briefing 1.2, 1.4. Design: Pre Design 2.3. Design: Conceptual Design 3.3, 3.4. Design: Schematic Design 4.7)

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Water Management Solutions: Future Proofing Drainage

Wise water management is integral in ensuring a successful built outcome for any project. But what is required when addressing water management and drainage? This session will address this core question and will also examine which products to use, what meets code, how drainage impacts design aesthetics and how to utilise correct systems for a more sustainable future.

Presented by James Huggett (Everhard Industries), Kevin Smerdon (Everhard Industries), Marnie Morieson (Kennedy Nolan).

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

  • Explain how products can best help when siting a project with reference to drainage run off and ground water issues.
  • List processes and products that will help in sustaining water in relation to the brief and also uphold the desired aesthetics of the build.
  • Identify experts and products that will help to obtain the appropriate outcome for the project that includes liaising with experts in the field.
  • Outline best practice in relation to sustainability in drainage for a variety of projects.
  • Be able to list those products that meet standards but are also comply or exceed environmental guidelines and regulations.

(Design: Pre Design 2.1. Design: Conceptual Design 3.1, 3.2. Design: Schematic Design 4.1, 4.4, 4.6. Documentation: Detailed Design 5.5. Documentation: Documentation 6.5)

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