Karndean Designflooring announces two Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses designed to assist architects with specifying vinyl tiles and textile flooring in their projects.

Continuing Professional Development in architecture enhances the professional knowledge and personal skills needed for practicing professionals. Considered as education additional to the normal course of architectural practice, CPD programs help architects stay abreast of various advancements including changes in Australian standards, new technologies and design trends.

Accredited by the Refuel CPD Provider Network, Karndean Designflooring’s two CPD programs include ‘Beauty that Works’ and ‘Flocked Textile Floor Coverings’.

The ‘Beauty that Works’ seminar provides an in-depth look into the technical terminology of luxury vinyl tiles and the importance of specifying the appropriate vinyl tile fit for purpose.

The ‘Flocked Textile Floor Coverings’ seminar outlines the design considerations of flocked textile flooring for a wide range of sectors and the necessary technical specifications to comply with Australian standards.

CPD in Australia is compulsory for architects in Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania with other states to follow soon. Each CPD relates to one of the National Competency Standards for Architecture (NCSA) as published by The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) including Design, Documentation, Project Management and Practice Management.

The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) brand for continuing professional development, Refuel, is recognised nationally by members of the Institute as providing quality CPD.

Johanna Gasser, National Manager of CPD at the Australian Institute of Architects explained that consumers and practitioners of architecture in Australia stood to benefit if all registered practicing architects undertook CPD to develop their professional skills and knowledge within the industry.