The Australian Institute of Architects is organising a series of seminars in key cities across Australia with the topic to focus on ‘building product compliance’.

To be held in June, the National Seminar Series 3 will disseminate information on specifying compliant building products for a project as well as reducing the risk of choosing products that may not be fit for purpose. The CPD events will be held in Melbourne, VIC, Brisbane, QLD, Potts Point, NSW and Nedlands, WA in addition to a Livestream session.

Presenters for the National Seminar Series include Kristin Brookfield from the Housing Industry Association (HIA), who will discuss the APCC Procurement of Construction Products: A Guide to Achieving Compliance, and offer guidance on how to determine whether a building product is suitable to use. Kristin will be joined by representatives from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), Brett Hyland (VIC Chapter and Livestream Seminars) and Marcel Vanderslik (QLD, NSW and WA Chapter Seminars) to outline the product assurance processes that underpin some of the most common forms of compliance documentation for building products and key attributes to look for when nominating products in a specification.

Learning outcomes

Participants will be able to define the terms ‘non-conforming building product’ and ‘non-complying building product’; identify an appropriate methodology to select the type of evidence required for various building products based on their risk; identify the different types of evidence that can be provided to a building surveyor for a building product; and understand how to check whether a certificate of product conformance is valid and relevant.

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National Seminar Series Schedule


Victorian Chapter, Level 2, 41 Exhibition St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

June 3rd 2016, 9.30am - 12.30pm; Register before 1st June


Queensland Chapter, Level 1, 70 Merivale Street, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

June 8th 2016, 9.30am - 12.30pm; Register before 6th June

New South Wales

NSW Chapter, Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011

June 9th 2016, 9.30am - 12.30pm; Register before 7th June

Western Australia

WA Chapter, 33 Broadway, Nedlands, WA 6000

June 15th 2016, 8.00am - 11.00am; Register before 13th June


June 3rd 2016, 9.30am - 12.30pm AEST; Register before 1st June