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Real Flame announces ADA and CPD

Real Flame introduces two new incentives allowing them to give back to the architects who support them throughout the year. The ADA Awards (Architectural Design Awards) and CPD (Continuing Professional Development) are new industry support programs.

Real Flame announces ADA and CPD


May 21st, 2015

The Real Flame Architectural Design awards for Gas Fireplaces (ADA) was created to foster innovation within the Australian Design industry.

In 2014 Real flame launched The Australian Design Awards. The awards are open to all practicing and student architects and designers within Australia.

The ADA recognises and encourages the independent flow of creativity within the realm of this competition. There are no restrictions to how far the designers minds can reach, leaving this task an open playing field.

The entries can be actual or imagined projects as long as they meet certain criteria. The project brief requires competitors to include the type of fire, that is, purely decorative, heating or both. The application of the fire, residential or commercial; the internal finish whether it be modern, contemporary or traditional and all the technical research including flue and ventilation requirements, clearances and construction constraints.

The 2014 Judging panel consisted of Michael Bialek from SJB Architects and Kendra Pinkus from Bates Smart both of whom have agreed to also judge the 2015 awards. They are well known and highly respected in the industry and both bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the judging panel.

As Michael mentions “This is a fantastic opportunity for designers of all levels to use their imagination and talents to create innovative ways of using a Real Flame gas fireplace.”

The 2014 awards received over 300 registrations and 50 submissions.

Real Flame honoured the winners with an amazing degustation dinner where they were presented with their awards from the judges and had the opportunity to talk about their amazing designs. The 2014 winners were from leading Australian architecture companies, B.E. Architecture, +Plus Architecture & Bower Architecture.

In yet another initiative Real Flame has introduced a Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Formal presentation. The Real Flame presentation offers architects 1.5 Formal points, towards their yearly quota to meet industry compliancy.

The Real Flame 90 minute presentation is available nationally in their offices, and for larger companies can be held internally.

It is offered as a free presentation with a certificate provided afterwards.

This is just another extension to Real Flame’s already expansive services and another way they can give back to the industry that supports them and their growth!

For further information please call Real Flame head office on 03 8706 2000 or visit www.realflame.com.au/ada.

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