We are excited to announce that our CDP-Live program launches this Thursday, June 25th, with some 1,500 people registered so far to attend CPD Live.

With the potential to earn 5 formal CPD points from the comfort of your own home or office this completely free and digital event is a must for anyone looking to keep up to date with the latest news and information in the industry. Make sure you sign up before Thursday to be a part of it.

We have put together a line-up of visionary industry leaders who will be sharing insights from their many years of experience, CPD-Live will not just be an opportunity to hear from these speakers but also ask your own questions. It’s an opportunity to interact and network at the highest levels all of which can be done online and for free. 

The CPD-Live program is approved by the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel CPD Program, of which we are a network provider. Each session meets the AACA competency standards and you’re able you can earn 1 AIA Refuel CPD Point per individual session for a total of 5 if you attend all of them.

Register now for this Thursday and be a part of CDP-Live.

Details:
Date: Thursday 25th June
Sessions running from 9am, session times based on AEST
 
Registration:
Pre-register for each session below. Please note it is essential to register for all sessions you wish to attend.
 
On-day:
Upon registration, you will be sent a link to access the sessions you have registered to attend. Simply follow that link to join the session during its running time.
Our program includes:

Understanding Section J NCC 2019 for Windows and Doors
Presented by Alspec
Watermark Compliance Considerations – From A Drainage Perspective
Presented by Stormtech
Wood and Wellbeing
Presented by Havwoods International
American Hardwoods: Specifying with Confidence
Presented by AHEC
Hydration In The Workplace Specification Considerations 2020
Presented by Zip Water
 

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.

Full Program and Details

 
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 Fa├žade performance and how they can affect building design.

“There has been a lot of uncertainty in regards to the Section J update in NCC 2019, this CPD should allow the attendees to start to feel more confident about designing a Compliant building.” – Ross Baynham, National Specification Manager, Alspec

ALSPEC:

CPD Documents:

Download the CPD Questionnaire for this session here.

Please remember you are required to attend the full hour of the presentation in order to receive your formal CPD Certificate.

Key Learning Outcomes:

From attending this session participants will learn:

  • The new requirements for External Facades in NCC 2019
  • Understanding the performance of windows and walls
  • The impacts of different products on overall facade performance
  • The impacts of NCC 2019 on building design

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.

“On the 1st of June 2020, the ABCB released an update to the 2018 version of WaterMark Technical Specification WMTS-040:2020. This is one of the most significant changes to the specification in recent years – we’ll cover what materials are certified now and what are not” – Troy Creighton, Managing Director, StormtechKey

Stormtech

CPD Documents:

Download the CPD Questionnaire for this session here.

Please remember you are required to attend the full hour of the presentation in order to receive your formal CPD Certificate.

 

 

Please remember you are required to attend the full hour of the presentation in order to receive your formal CPD Certificate.

Learning Outcomes:

From attending this session participants will learn about drainage considerations including:

  • Code requirements
  • Practicalities
  • Problems
  • Design solutions
  • Environmental aspects

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?

“We’ve already had the privilege of working with world class architects and designers across Australia and have found them to be both interesting and interested in the information and experience we have. We’re looking forward to sharing some of the background to what makes American hardwood species different, their suitability for applications and the latest technical developments from around the world that will provide architects with all they need to make an informed choice when specifying timber in their projects” – Rod Wiles, Director, American Hardwood Export Council Oceania.

Havwoods:

CPD Documents:

Download the CPD Questionnaire for this session here.

Please remember you are required to attend the full hour of the presentation in order to receive your formal CPD Certificate.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand what wellbeing is and why it matters
  • Understand what is meant by ‘Healthy Buildings’ and ‘Healthy Materials’
  • Explore the connection between wood and wellbeing
  • Look to the future of wood & wellbeing

 

American Hardwoods: 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.

AHEC:

CPD Documents:

Download the CPD Questionnaire for this session here.

Please remember you are required to attend the full hour of the presentation in order to receive your formal CPD Certificate.

 

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • 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

25 June, 2.15 – 3.15pm AEST

Presented by Zip Water

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

Zip:

CPD Documents:

Download the CPD Questionnaire for this session here.

Please remember you are required to attend the full hour of the presentation in order to receive your formal CPD Certificate.

Key Learning Outcomes:

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)