Leading industry group Australian Window Association (AWA) will present information sessions on the latest requirements for windows and glazing at the upcoming R+T Australia 2014 exhibition in Melbourne.

These sessions will be presented as part of the ExpeR+T Area seminar program, which is aligned with the exhibition.

To be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21 August to 23 August, R+T Australia 2014 will showcase a wide range of external building systems such as roller shutters, awnings, doors and gates, windows, and sun protection systems.

AWA’s sessions will cover information about compliance with the latest version of the National Construction Code, including structural requirements, energy efficiency requirements, and Australian standards for windows and glazing.

AWA Marketing & Communications Manager Gary Smith said the organisation looked forward to connecting with both visitors and exhibitors at the exhibition. Observing that there has been increasing emphasis over the last 10 years on the part played by windows and fenestration systems in terms of comfort and environmental sustainability of buildings, he said that R+T Australia was the first exhibition in Australia to focus on this segment as other shows till date have all tended to be far more broad-based.

On its part, AWA has been organising tours for its members to the R+T shows in China and Germany over the past few years to study overseas developments in windows.

Entry to R+T Australia 2014 is free for all building industry professionals, and registration is now open.