Available CPD Topics

These CPD sessions are held at your architecture firm’s office unless otherwise stated. T&C’s apply to all bookings.

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PASSIVHAUS DESIGN PRINCIPLES IN COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
1 formal point
1 hour

Askin Performance Panels
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • What is Passivhaus? Performance criteria.

  • How does thermal bridging impact the overall performance of a building?

  • The importance of airtightness.

  • Insulated Panel, what is it?

  • What is AS/NZS4859.2 and its role within the 2019 National Construction Code?

  • Insulated panel’s contribution to better Passivhaus design.

NSCA Unit: Design
Element: 3. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 5. Documentation: Detailed Design
Performance Criteria: 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 4.2, 4.4, 4.7, 5.3, 5.5

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INSULATED PANEL ROOF SYSTEMS: DELIVERING A COMPLETE ROOFING SOLUTION
1 Formal point
1 houR

Askin Performance Panels
CPD Learning outcomes;

  •  Characteristics, options, and configurations of insulated metal roof panels.

  • Engineering considerations affecting Insulated Panels.

  • How Insulated Panels meet all the performance requirements of the NCC in relation to weatherproofing, air-tightness, thermal considerations and fire. Including its contribution to Passivhaus design principles.

  • Standards required for Insulated Panels - NCC

  • Additional considerations to roof design - Solar.

NSCA Unit: Design
Element: 2. Pre-design, 3. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 5. Documentation: Detailed Design, 6. Documentation: Documentation
Performance Criteria: 2.2, 2.3, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 5.3, 5.5, 6.5

Marketing for Architects & Building Designers
3 Formal points
3 houRs
$175PP
work inc-bay 10, 6 middlemiss st, Lavender bay nsw

Jonathan Watcham - Architect Marketing
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Identify and understand the benefits of a structured marketing strategy and plan for small to mid-size practices

  • Identify and understand key elements of a good marketing strategy and business development plan for architects and building designers

  • Identify and explore 3 specific practical steps architects and designers can take to create a workable marketing and communications plan for their practices in 2019-20.

NSCA Unit: Practice Management
Element: 9. Practice Management
Performance Criteria: 9.8


effective colour design for aged care & healthcare Workshops
3 FORMAL points
3 hours
$150pp
WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2010

Zena O'Connor, PhD (Design Research Associates)
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Identify and distinguish between the attributes of colour: hue, contrast and saturation, and the role these play in visual perception;

  • Understand the roles of colour and contrast in environmental visual literacy;

  • Understand the ways in which colour and contrast can be used to address the needs of older people with declining visual and cognitive ability (including dementia);

  • Identify and explore colour strategies that aim to improve environmental visual literacy, orientation and wayfinding, signage, and engagement in aged care and healthcare environments;

  • Build a resource of information and colour design strategies for future reference

NSCA Unit: Design
Element: 2. Pre-Design, 3. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design
Performance Criteria: 2.6, 3.1, 4.1

Assessing & Integrating AAC Systems
1 Formal point
1 hour

CSR Hebel
CPD learning outcomes;

  • Identify what AAC is, how it is made and where it is used

  • Recognise the three parts of Australian Standard AS5146

    • Part 1- Structures

    • Part 2- Design

    • Part 3-Construction

  • Integrate the Fire-rating compliance, Acoustic compliance and Thermal performance of AAC into design

  • Select and specify AAC systems using an online tool

NSCA Unit: Design and Documentation
Element: 2. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 6. Documentation
Performance Criteria: 3.4, 3.7, 4.7, 6.5

CSR Monier Solar Roofing Architecture CPD

Understanding solar & steps for specificatioN
1 FORMAL Point
1 HOUR

CSR Monier
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Understand the terminology used when specifying Solar systems.

  • How solar is trending in Australia and what is driving solar uptake.

  • Understand how to harness solar energy using battery and solar technology.

  • How to recognise the components of a solar system.

  • How to read and understand solar panel data.

  • Understand the key criteria for designing solar onto a building;

  • How to determine the solar requirements of houses in different Australian cities

  • Impact of roof orientation on system design.

  • Battery technology and capacity.

  • Battery Vs non-battery applications.

NSCA Unit: Design and Documentation
Element: 2. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 5. Detailed Design, 6. Documentation Project Delivery
Performance Criteria: 1.4, 3.3, 4.1, 5.5, 6.2, 6.5


Bluescope Colorbond CPD Coolmax Steel-Cool Roof Energy Savings

COLORBOND® Coolmax® steel – Cool Roof Energy Savings
2 formal points
1 hour

BlueScope
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Gain an understanding of solar reflectance, solar absoptance, Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) and BlueScope's COLORBOND(R) Coolmax(R) steel.

  • Gain an understanding of the current trends towards energy efficient buildings.

  • Understand the number of ways to measure cool roofs and how conventional building modelling energy software may underestimate cool roof savings.

  • Understand the outcomes of BlueScope's case studies

NSCA Unit: Design, Documentation
Element: 2. Pre-Design, 3. Conceptual Design 4. Schematic Design, 5. Detailed Design, 6. Documentation
Performance Criteria: 2.3, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.5, 6.5

The Case for High Rise Brickwork
1 Formal point
1 hour

Brickworks
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Recognise the design details required to build a 19-storey brick building

  • Identify the product development collaboration process for bespoke shapes and finishes

  • Determine the possibilities and limitations of designing bespoke dry-pressed bricks

  • Identify over 70 unique brick types used at Darling Square

NSCA Unit: Design and Documentation
Element: 2. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, Documenation
Performance Criteria: 3.7, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 6.2

Vitrashield CPD session

Wall Systems & CV3 Verification Method
1 Formal point
1 hour

Fairview
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Analyse the CV3 performance solution for external walls

  • Define related characteristics of a full wall build-up

  • Identify required performance and compliance in system or full wall build-up

  • Apply knowledge learnt in presentation to BCA

  • Analyse the AS5113 test requirements

NSCA Unit: Design


Brickworks CPD Understanding Solar

understanding solar
2 Formal Points
1 hour

Brickworks
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Understand how to harness solar energy using battery and inverter technology

  • Learn how to measure solar efficiency

  • Recognise the components of a solar module

  • See how to install solar tiles and solar panel systems

  • Determine the solar requirements for houses in different Australian cities

NSCA Unit: Design
Element: 3. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 5. Detailed Design
Performance Criteria: 3.7, 4.1, 4.6, 4.7, 5.5

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Building sustainably with Timber
1 Formal point
1 hour

Weathertex
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Examine the reasons & benefits for using sustainable products during construction

  • Learn how timber embodies energy and is the ultimate renewable resource

  • Learn about carbon cycle and the benefits of timber

  • Compare how timber cladding rates against other materials

  • Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in Australia

  • Examine greenwashing and the various third party accreditations available within the building industry

  • Learn the difference between EPD vs LCA

  • Learn how Australia rates against the rest of the world

NSCA Unit: Design

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Concrete Masonry Inspiration and Design Considerations
1 Formal point
1 hour

Brickworks
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Recall bond patterns and mortar finish options

  • Apply knowledge of masonry size and formats and how they can be used together

  • Acknowledge the importance of mortar in wall design

  • List masonry finish options

  • Produce design options when using architectural masonry products

  • Apply fire standards related to walling

  • Recognise acoustic considerations when designing masonry walls

NSCA Unit: Design and Documentation,
Element: 3. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 5. Detailed Design, 6. Documentation Project Delivery
Performance Criteria: 3.7, 4.1, 4.6, 4.7, 5.5, 6.5


Brickworks CPD Designing in Precast

designing in precast
2 formal points
1 hour

Brickworks
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Precast Applications and Advantages

  • Understanding Materials, Thermal and Acoustic Properties

  • Design Considerations of Precast Elements

  • Precast Products and Processes

  • Connections and Fixing

NSCA Unit: Design, Documentation
Element: 3. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 5. Detailed Design.
Performance Criteria: 3.7, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.5

Fytogreen CPD Roof and Vertical Gardens Green Facades and 3d Gardening

Roof and Vertical Gardens, Green Facades and 3D Rendering
1 formal point
1 hour

Fytogreen
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Understand the design and delivery and maintenance requirements for these types of gardens.

  • Understand the benefits of having these types of gardens on a built structure.

  • Understand the process for design and delivery of an ecologically sustainable garden on a built structure

NSCA Unit: Design

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Transparent photovoltaic (PV) glass for building (glass that turns light into energy).
1 formal point
1 hour

Hume Architectural Solutions
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Currently Researched technologies will be presented

  • Introduction to different commercialised PV technologies, their configurations, comparisons & integrations into the built environment.

  • a-Si technology

  • c-Si technology

  • Online and Phone PV Estimation Tool explained and demonstrated

NSCA Unit: Design, Documentation
Element: 3. Conceptual Design, 6. Documentation Project Delivery
Performance Criteria: 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 6.2, 6.5


Brickworks CPD How to Build The Impossible

how to build the impossible
1 formal point
1 hour

Brickworks
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Understand how the façade at UTS was designed and constructed

  • Overcome the design limitations with the development of unique bricks

  • Design details for brick restraint systems

  • Describe the design development, engineering, fabrication of the UTS façade

  • Installation and construction on site of highly detailed brickwork

NSCA Unit: Design
Element: 3. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 5. Detailed Design
Performance Criteria: 3.7, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.5

ASKIN CPD Thermal Bridging and It's Impact on the Thermal Performance of Buildings

THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF THE BUILDING ENVELOPE – NCC 2019
1 formal point
1 hour

Askin Performance Panels
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • The 2019 NCC – What you need to know.

  • The science of thermal insulation.

  • Understand the principles of thermal bridging. Analyse the impact of thermal bridging on thermal performance.

  • Continuous insulation – What is it? Continuous insulation and thermal bridging.

NSCA unit: Design, Documentation
Element: 3. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 5. Detailed Design, 6. Documentation
Performance Criteria: 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.3, 5.5, 6.5

Brickworks CPD Creating the Canopy

CREATING THE CANOPY
1 FORMAL POINT
1 HOUR

Brickworks
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Understand the different types of roofing materials, acoustics, thermal performance, warranties

  • Learn how terracotta and concrete roof tiles are produced

  • Differences between different roof tile design profiles, roof design considerations

  • How roof tiles are installed, sarking, insulation and ventilation

  • Designing for climate, thermal and acoustic properties

NSCA Unit: Design
Element: 3. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 5. Detailed Design
Performance Criteria: 3.7, 4.1, 4.6, 4.7, 5.5


CSR Monier CPD How to Specify Roof Tiles

HOW TO SPECIFY ROOF TILES
1 formal point
1 hour

CSR Monier
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Understand the terminology used when specifying roof tiles

  • Understand the different types of roof tiles

  • Materials & benefits

  • Understand roof tile applications (terracotta, concrete and composite)

    • Coastal areas

    • Bushfire prone areas

    • Wind areas

    • Terrain / shielding

    • Thermal performance

    • Acoustic Performance

  • Design considerations

NSCA Unit: Design, Documentation
Element: 3. Conceptual Design, 6. Documentation Project Delivery
Performance Criteria: 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 6.2, 6.5

Weathertex CPD Fire Safety in Timber Cladding

Fire Safety in Timber Cladding
1 formal poinT
1 hour

Weathertex
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Examine the nature of recent non-compliant cladding incidents

  • Recognise the fire resistant properties of timber

  • Describe in detail the DtS applications for timber cladding in the NCC

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Fire Requirements for External Walls & Facades
1 formal point
1 hour

Askin Performance Panels
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • NCC 2019 - specific fire requirements for suitability. 

  • Principles of fire performance. Compliance requirements for different classes and building types.

  • Design considerations concerning fire performance.

  • Understand the different fire tests and where they fit into the requirements of the NCC.

NSCA unit: Design, Documentation
Element: 3. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 5. Documentation: Detailed Design
Performance Criteria: 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.3, 5.5


Weathertex CPD Addressing Condensation & Mould In Stud Wall Construction

Addressing Condensation & Mould in stud wall construction
1 formal point
1 hour

Weathertex
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • History - factors contributing to increased condensation

  • Mould - risks and possible damage

  • Condensation & Vapour - the science

  • Solutions - addressing the issue

  • R-values - clarifying the facts

Brickworks CPD Designing and detailing

Brickwork Design and Detailing
1 formal point
1 hour

Brickworks
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Understand the requirements of the BCA and Australian Standards

  • How to design brickwork to comply with the BCA

  • Good detailing practices

  • Understand fire and acoustic properties

  • Brickwork design

NSCA Unit: Design
Element: 3. Conceptual Design, 4. Schematic Design, 5. Detailed Design
Performance Criteria: 3.4, 3.7, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 5.3, 5.5

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colour apps + tools
3 FORMAL POINTS
3 hours
$150PP
WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Zena O'Connor, PhD (Design Research Associates)
CPD Learning outcomes;

Examine the diverse origins of colour psychology ideas and beliefs, and understand the links between colour beliefs, colour connotations and responses to colour; 

  • Explore colour apps and tools currently available including Canva, Meyer Web colour gradient, colour picker tools, colour palette generators, and colour correlation tools;  

  • Understand how to download and use selected colour apps and tools for iPhone, iPad and laptop use;

  • Understand key colour notation systems relevant to colour apps and tools including Hex codes, RGB, HSV, HSL and CMYK, and the ways these can be correlated online; 

  • Build a resource of colour apps and tools for future reference.

NSCA Unit: Design
Element: 2. Pre-Design, 3. Conceptual Design
Performance Critera: 2.6, 3.1

Colour fundamentals Workshops
3 FORMAL Points
3 hours
$150pp
WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2010

Zena O'Connor, PhD (Design Research Associates)
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Examine and identify colour attributes, categories of colour and basic colour theory constructs including primary colour, secondary colour and tertiary colour; 

  • Explore and experiment with four colour application strategies common in design and the built environment: Monochromatic colour, monotone, analogous colour and seven types of contrasting colour; 

  • Build a resource that collates and illustrates colour attributes, key colour constructs, theories of contrast and four colour application strategies relevant to design and the built environment. 

NSCA Unit: Design
Element: 2. Pre-Design, 3. Conceptual Design
Performance Criteria: 2.6, 3.1

FOUNDATION OF COLOUR
3 FORMAL points
3 hours
$190pp
113 Broadmeadow Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2292 (newcastle)

Colour Palette Training & Consultancy
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Understand and explore the three-dimensional aspect of colour using current apps and tools;

  • Understand and explore the concept of value keys an undertone;

  • Identify and explore the main key colour notations;

  • Explore and experiment hue, chroma and tone with four common colour schemes used in design.

NSCA Unit: Design
Element: 2. Pre-design & 3. Conceptual Design Performance Criteria: 2.2, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3


Colour Psychology Workshops
3 FORMAL points
3 hours
$150pp
WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Zena O'Connor, PhD (Design Research Associates)
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Examine the diverse origins of colour psychology ideas and beliefs, and understand the links between colour beliefs, colour connotations and responses to colour; 

  • Identify and understand the range of factors that influence the interface between colour and human response;

  • Explore the impact of a range of personality traits and patterns of similarity and difference in responses to colour;

  • Examine and apply the ways in which evidence-based colour psychology insight can be applied in design and the built environment.

NSCA Unit: Design
Element: 2. Pre-Design, 3. Conceptual Design 4. Schematic Design
Performance Criteria: 2.6, 3.1, 4.1

Social media for architects
& designers
3 FORMAL points
3 hours
$150pp
WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Design Research Associates
CPD Learning outcomes;

  • Identify and understand the benefits of social media in respect to communication (client/stakeholder), project information dissemination, and brand building;

  • Identify and understand the relative communication strengths and benefits of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube;

  • Build a resource that collates and illustrates the ways in which social media communication strategies can benefit architects, designers and creatives.  

NSCA Unit: Practice Management
Element: 9. Practice Management
Performance Criteria: 9.8