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in2aplearning webinars are taught by industry experts and offer one formal CPD point.

CPD modules are a good resource to learn about problematic issues and learn new methods and procedures of building materials in accordance with NCC guidelines. Embrace the digital way with virtual conferences.

Audio Visual & Presenter Interaction

 

  • Audio visual and discussion
  • Total duration 1 hour
  • Q&A
  • 10min sponsor product introduction (relevant to CPD)

Each month we share insightful FREE CPD WEBINARS for architects and designers by industry experts.

29TH SEPTEMBER AT 12.30PM

Solutions for Bacteria & Moisture Management in Concrete by Oxtek

In this module you will learn that the construction industry faces a number of challenges in response to new social and environmental pressures especially with Concrete. The current market also demands cost efficiency and rapid execution. Learn about Australian made Oxtek Solution’s unique and environmentally safe technology for PERMANENT concrete protection, and how you can make your specification decision on high performing concrete.

  1. Save significant cost and time by specifying time of pour application.
  2. Recognise the importance of specifying the correct environmentally friendly systems for complete concrete protection (Design: Conceptual Design 3.3).
  3. Recognise the AS 1884-2012 Floor Coverings provisions and apply to design (Design: Conceptual Design 3.4).
  4. Identify the importance of curing concrete correctly and recognising the consequences when it is not (Design: Schematic Design 4.6).
  5. Design for permanent protection against all bacteria in Healthcare, Hospitals, Food and Animal enclosures (Design: Schematic Design 4.6).
  6. Prevent moisture related problems in concrete (Design: Schematic Design 4.2).
  7. Specify the right products and understand how they can speed up construction and installation of topical coatings & coverings.

Louise Howell

Louise joined Oxtek Solutions Pty Ltd April 2014. She has 22 years’ experience within the Trade and Protective Industrial Coatings paint industry before joining the Oxtek team. Throughout her career Louise has been involved with many large developments and projects spanning commercial, retail, residential and recreational. Louise will work closely with specifiers and her focus is to edify architects, builders, applicators and engineers about the advantages of concrete protection. National CPD (Continual Professional Development) presentations to Architects, Engineers & Builders Louise was invited to be one of the four speakers at Master Builder Seminars – Oxtek Presentation awards 3 CPD points for 1300 of the Master Builder Members that attended. On-Site training for new applicators which includes warranty application procedures and product application.

29TH SEPTEMBER | 13th, 27th October AT 1.00PM

Commercial Washroom Design and Construction Challenges (DDA) by ASI JD MacDonald

This module highlights technical and aesthetic design considerations for commercial washrooms. The importance in providing access to public washrooms for the one in five Australian’s living with some type of disability is reflected by current Australian Standards for disabled access and mobility and their adoption as deemed-to-satisfy provisions in the Building Code of Australia (BCA). The module reviews design aspects, sustainability concerns, safety issues and access provisions. It assesses toilet partition components, washroom accessories and selected material options accounting for compliance, hygiene and maintenance concerns.

  1. Describe the importance of design considerations when designing commercial toilets (4, 4.3).
  2. Understand the guideline provided in the NCC 2019 and AS 1428.1 (3, 3.4).
  3. Understand the different types of washroom accessories and the importance to correct selection (4, 4.1).

Angela Macri

Angela Macri has been an Account Manager at ASI JD MacDonald for over 11 years. During this period she has become exceptionally adept at advising the best products to suit the extremely varied washroom applications encountered. Like all ASI JD MacDonald Account Managers, Angela is also proficient in the requirements of the design and specification of accessible compliant commercial washrooms to comply with Australian Standard 1428.1-2009.

Leeanne Bird

Leeanne Bird has been an Account Manager at ASI JD MacDonald for over 8 years. During this period she has become exceptionally adept at advising the best products to suit the extremely varied washroom applications encountered. Like all ASI JD MacDonald Account Managers, Leeanne is also proficient in the requirements of the design and specification of accessible compliant commercial washrooms to comply with Australian Standard 1428.1-2009.

NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Commercial Washroom Design and Construction Challenges (Joinery) by Polytec

This module highlights technical and aesthetic design considerations for commercial washrooms. Washrooms are often overlooked but they say a lot about the image and prestige of the whole establishment. The module reviews design aspects, sustainability concerns, safety issues and access provisions. It assesses toilet partition components, washroom accessories and selected material options accounting for compliance, hygiene and maintenance concerns.

  1. Describe the importance of design and what to take into account when designing commercial toilets (AACA Competency: Design; Schematic Design: 4.3).
  2. Document the guidelines provided in the National Construction Code 2019 and Australian Standards 1428.1-2009 (AACA Competency Design: Conceptual Design:3.4).
  3. Investigate and integrate appropriate material selection for toilet or shower partitions (AACA Competency: Design; Schematic Design: 4.6).

George Abagi

George Abagi is currently the National Specification Manager for Polytec and has been with the company for 13 years. George’s experience at Polytec includes Specification Development Manager, Architectural Product Manager, and National Specification Manager. Prior to joining the Polytec team, George was the General Manager of the Sydney Wardrobe Company. George also holds a Certificate 4 in Visual Arts, a Diploma in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons).

7TH, 21ST OCTOBER AT 12.30PM | 11TH NOVEMBER AT 12.30PM

Considerations for Façade Attachments for Optimal Performance by HAWA

The façade of a building is often thought of as the most important aspect from a design standpoint, as it sets the tone for the rest of the building. The design of a façade can positively trigger physical, physiological and psychological responses. Aesthetic appeal, energy efficiency, sustainability and convenience, the demands placed on the modern facades are high.

  1. Describe some trends for building facades (AACA Competency: Design; Conceptual Design 3.2).
  2. Explain environmental design topics and relevant standards and technical provisions to improve decision making (AACA Competency: Design; Conceptual Design: 3.3 and 3.4).
  3. Explain higher performing material options (AACA Competency: Design; Conceptual Design: 3.3).

Mark Micallef

Mark Micallef has over 15 years’ experience in technical sales and management roles in the Building industry working with some of Australia’s leading building materials manufacturers. Mark is an expert in acoustics, thermal comfort and indoor environmental quality, with formal training in Australia and abroad, and had been involved in a design and construction capacity on many of Australia’s largest building projects, including Barrangaroo, Perth Children’s Hospital, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Melbourne University School of Architecture, Eureka Tower and Melbourne 108. Mark holds an MBA from RMIT University and a Bachelors of Business (Marketing) from Victoria University, in addition to several formal and informal qualifications in building and construction-based subjects.

NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Design solutions in Public Bathrooms with Solid Surface by CASF

This workshop will enhance the education of architects and designers in their design and documentation of DuPont Corian® Solid Surfaces in Public Bathroom environments, and this information translates to other design applications. To find out more about Corian® visit the CASF website.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Identify and overcome common design concerns in public facilities
    • Water splash
    • Soap residue
    • Hand drying
    • Vandalism
    • Maintenance
    • Accessibility
  • Select products that are fit for purpose

Anthony La Rosa

Anthony has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. During this time, Anthony has worked with many high profile projects including the Logan Hospital ED redevelopment. Anthony enjoys seeing designs transformed into reality and is a valuable resource for specifiers to assist identifying the correct solution to a design brief and ensuring that the product is not only fit for purpose but also economical.

Scott Curran

Scott has 36 Years of experience within the Decorative Surface Solution area servicing both Commercial and Residential Markets. Presenting gives Scott the opportunity to interact with clients on a larger scale and the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively. Scott really enjoys conversing with clients and discussing their ideas and providing solutions.

30TH SEPTEMBER | 14th, 28th October AT 11.00AM

Looking to the Future of Learning Spaces by Polytec

The idea that our physical environment has the capacity to shape us, and therefore, that a building has the ability to powerfully influence its users is one of the main tenets of architecture and design. Teachers are at the forefront of education innovation and pedagogy. They are cognizant of the physical environments’ ability to ‘make or break’ creativity and stifle learning. This module creates a resource for architects and school planners to refer to for the construction of new learning environments or the renovation of existing learning environments.

  1. Discuss the primary Acoustic problems in education (AACA Competency 4.7).
  2. Describe material considerations to create inviting, inspiring spaces to enhance the learning experience (AACA Competency 3.2 and 3.1).
  3. Select high quality materials based on whole life costing principles (AACA Competency 3.6).

George Abagi

George Abagi is currently the National Specification Manager for Polytec and has been with the company for 13 years. George’s experience at Polytec includes Specification Development Manager, Architectural Product Manager, and National Specification Manager. Prior to joining the Polytec team, George was the General Manager of the Sydney Wardrobe Company. George also holds a Certificate 4 in Visual Arts, a Diploma in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons).

5TH, 19TH OCTOBER AT 12.30PM | 9TH NOVEMBER AT 12.30PM

Microliving – The Luxury of Living Small by HAWA

In this module we will introduce you to the Global Megatrends which have arisen from population growth. These trends are set to impact how we will live in the future, its challenges and possible approaches on how to cope with it.

  1. Describe the megatrend of Urbanization and its impact on the future of how we live 4.2.
  2. Identify key design challenges resulting from urbanization 3.6.
  3. Describe the topic of Micro-living and how it can resolve certain urbanization challenges 3.3.

Mark Micallef

Mark Micallef has over 15 years’ experience in technical sales and management roles in the Building industry working with some of Australia’s leading building materials manufacturers. Mark is an expert in acoustics, thermal comfort and indoor environmental quality, with formal training in Australia and abroad, and had been involved in a design and construction capacity on many of Australia’s largest building projects, including Barrangaroo, Perth Children’s Hospital, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Melbourne University School of Architecture, Eureka Tower and Melbourne 108. Mark holds an MBA from RMIT University and a Bachelors of Business (Marketing) from Victoria University, in addition to several formal and informal qualifications in building and construction-based subjects.

NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Selection of Aluminium Windows & Doors for Commercial Applications by Alspec (ONLY for VIC, NSW)

  • What are the key design considerations when selecting Aluminium Commercial Windows
  • What are the applicable performance Standards and how do these differ from prescriptive Standards
  • How does energy impact the selection of framing systems for Commercial
  • Understanding the key features and benefits of the typical surface finishing

Ross Baynham

Experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the building materials industry. Skilled in Sales, Insulation, Ductwork, Industrial Engineering, and Market Research. Strong business development professional graduated from Swinburne University of Technology.

NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Solid Surface in Healthcare Design by CASF

This workshop will enhance the education of architects and designers in their design and documentation of DuPont Corian® Solid Surfaces in Healthcare environments, and this information translates to other design applications.

  1. Create designs incorporating contextual issues eg Infection Control (AACA Competency: Design; Conceptual Design: 3.3).
  2. Evaluate design options based on project requirements (AACA Competency: Design; Schematic Design: 4.1).
  3. Investigate and integrate appropriate material selection for the project design (AACA Competency: Design; Schematic Design: 4.6).
  4. Document materials and components based on their physical properties and suitability for project requirements (AACA Competency: Documentation; Detailed Documentation: 5.5).

Anthony La Rosa

Anthony has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. During this time, Anthony has worked with many high profile projects including the Logan Hospital ED redevelopment. Anthony enjoys seeing designs transformed into reality and is a valuable resource for specifiers to assist identifying the correct solution to a design brief and ensuring that the product is not only fit for purpose but also economical.

5TH OCTOBER | 2ND November AT 11.00AM

Sustainability in Design by Polytec

Environmentalists agree that nature provides the ideal model for sustainability.

Nature does not waste, it repurposes and recycles. Today’s fossil fuels account for some 87% of the world’s energy needs. In the modern world, buildings account for approximately 40% of energy consumption. This therefore makes buildings a crucial focus area in the efforts to reduce the use of fossil fuels.

By making the worlds building energy efficient, massive savings can be made to both energy costs and CO2 emissions.

  1. Describe where you would access sustainability and performance information for different products and materials. Design 3.1
  2. Discuss green building standards, labeling programs, and details to be include in specifications. Documentation 6.5
  3. Be able to describe the variables of building product selection that impact sustainability and occupant-tenant health, including efforts on productivity and comfort. Documentation 6.7

George Abagi

George Abagi is currently the National Specification Manager for Polytec and has been with the company for 13 years. George’s experience at Polytec includes Specification Development Manager, Architectural Product Manager, and National Specification Manager. Prior to joining the Polytec team, George was the General Manager of the Sydney Wardrobe Company. George also holds a Certificate 4 in Visual Arts, a Diploma in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons).

28TH SEPTEMBER AT 12.30PM | 15TH, 29TH OCTOBER AT 12.30AM

The Behaviour of Sound by Criterion

In this CPD presentation we bring to you our industry experience and knowledge gained, on how to address acoustic requirements and challenges in commercial fitouts. We look at how to insulate and mitigate sound transfer through glazed walls and doors. We provide real life examples of challenges faced, how they were overcome and how to avoid them in future projects.

  1. Explain the importance of acoustics when designing a space.
  2. Define the measurement of sound.
  3. Evaluate and implement double glazing for improved acoustics.
  4. Identify risk areas for sound transfer.
  5. Identify and evaluate other factors that affect sound in a space.

aaca-competency: Design: Schematic Design

4.6 Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design.

4.7 Coordination and integration of appropriate environmental systems, including for thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics.

Linda Shortis

Linda has 20 years’ experience working in the building products industry, the last three being with Criterion Industries. Linda’s commitment to work with you to see your design go from concept to completion is her passion. Design challenges such as value management and statutory requirements is part of her day to day activities and she loves providing solutions to overcome these issues. Outside of work, her interests include history, law and politics. Linda comes from an Italian background and is bi-lingual.

NEXT DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Waterproofing Solutions by Durotech

Waterproofing failure in buildings has become a significant problem for the industry as the cost of investigation and rectification is exceedingly large. The Australian Institute of Waterproofing is committed to promoting

  • best practices in waterproofing
  • industry awareness
  • professionalism alongside trade qualifications and experience

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify some of the major failures of waterproofing membranes 2 2.3.
  2. Evaluate why current waterproofed areas leak and identify the defects hidden in waterproofing membrane and how to eliminate them 8 8.3
  3. Identify the importance of using compatible full waterproofing system in building particular end use areas
  4. Describe how to identify what products can be used in particular end use areas 3 3.37

Will Green

Will has been in the industry for 17 years and is experienced in the training of presenting waterproofing modules to Architects and Specifiers as well as end users. Will has a thorough understanding of waterproofing systems and methodologies which are currently in the marketplace.

*NOTE to all our WA, SA, NT and QLD architects and users please note the time zone invitation is that for AEDT, please ensure you note the time difference. We would hate for you to miss our CPD presentation.

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