Knauf Insulation announces a new online CPD presentation to help architects and designers comply with the changes, following updates to Section J of the National Construction Code released in 2019 (NCC 2019). Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses help architects and designers develop and maintain their professional standards of competency in a constantly changing landscape of new technologies, best practice and regulations.

Knauf Insulation’s free CPD presentation is structured to help architects and designers understand the requirements for calculating the thermal performance of building envelopes as outlined in the NCC 2019. Previously, this calculation was as simple as adding the individual component R-values together, selecting the climate zone based on location, and considering the direction of heat flow.

Michael Goodhew, national specification manager at Knauf Insulation explained that the updated NCC 2019 requires architects and designers to now consider the impact of thermal bridging on the overall thermal performance of Building Classes 2-9 under the requirements of AS/NZS4859.2.

"To understand the impact of thermal bridging on a building envelope system, a complex calculation is now necessary. Although a big leap from previous methods of calculation, the new considerations for thermal bridging will allow for buildings to be designed more accurately to reflect how they will perform in-situ with regards to energy efficiency," said Goodhew.

Knauf Insulation’s free online CPD presentation explores the changes in the NCC 2019 and provides instruction on how the requirements can be met.

The CPD presentation will cover:

  • Thermal bridging
  • Standards in the NCC 2019 pertaining to thermal bridging
  • Overall changes in minimum R-value requirements by climate zone
  • Principles for considering thermal bridging in system performance

Upon successful completion of the CPD, participants will receive one credit.

Knauf Insulation has collaborated with Architectural Information Services to launch the CPD presentation on their Elevate online platform.

A dedicated space for maintaining professional standards of competency, Elevate enables access to a library of curated educational content, allowing participants to complete CPD points from anywhere at any time.

Knauf Insulation can arrange a virtual presentation of the CPD to your practice. For further information, please visit