Available CPD Topics

These CPD sessions are held at your architecture firm’s office unless otherwise stated.

sydney half day cpd program
4TH OF jUNE 8.30AM - 1PM
4 Formal point
4.5 hours
2 Barrack St, sydney

Brickworks
The four topics covered in this CPD program:

1. Non-combustible Façades; What are the key factors to consider when designing non-combustible façades.

2. Inspirational Global Projects; A deep dive into the glass façades of Crystal Houses, Amsterdam; The red curves of the Australian Embassy, Bangkok and the brick lantern of Celine, Seoul.

3. Concrete Masonry, Inspiration and Design Considerations; Combining great performance with modern architectural outcomes through the use of concrete masonry.

4. The Case for High Rise Brickwork; An in depth look at how 70 unique bricks were used in the design for Darling Square.

AACA Unit: Design and Documentation

Colour Design for Aged Care & Healthcare
3 FORMAL cpd Points
3 HOURS
$150pp
WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Zena O'Connor, PhD (Design Research Associates)
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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.  

AACA Unit: Design, Element: Pre-Design & Conceptual Design

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

Zena O'Connor, PhD (Design Research Associates)
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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. 

AACA Unit: Design, Element: Pre-Design & Conceptual Design

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

Hume Architectural Solutions
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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

CSR Monier CPD How to Specify Roof Tiles

HOW TO SPECIFY ROOF TILES
1 hour
1 formal point

CSR Monier
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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

AACA Unit: Design and Documentation, Element: 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 6.2, 6.5

Weathertex CPD Addressing Condensation & Mould In Stud Wall Construction

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

Weathertex
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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 How to Build The Impossible

how to build the impossible
1 hour
1 formal point

Brickworks
The modules covered in this CPD session;

  • 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

AACA Unit: Design, Element: 3.7, 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 5.5

Brickworks CPD Non-combustible Facades

non combustible facades
1 hour
2 formal points

Brickworks
The modules covered in this CPD session;

  • Performance Solutions vs Deemed to Satisfy Solutions

  • The requirements for cladding products and the recent changes to the NCC

  • Non-combustible façade construction

  • NCC performance requirements for fire, acoustics and weather tightness 5. Australian Standard testing for non-combustibility and fire ratings

AACA Unit: Design and Documentation, Element: 3.4, 3.7, 4.1, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.3, 5.5, 6.5

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Building sustainably with Timber
1 Formal point
1 hour

Weathertex
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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

AACA Unit: Design

Colour Psychology Workshops
3 FORMAL CPD points
3 hours
$150pp
WEA House, 72 Bathurst Street, Sydney NSW 2010

Zena O'Connor, PhD (Design Research Associates)
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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.

AACA Unit: Design, Element: Pre-Design & Conceptual Design

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

Thermal Bridging and it's impact on the thermal performance of buildings
1 hour
1 formal point

Askin Performance Panels
The modules covered in this CPD session: 

  • Understand how thermal insulation works

  • Understand the principles of thermal bridging

  • Analyse the impact of thermal bridging on thermal performance

  • Understand continuous insulation (ci)

  • Explain how continuous insulation (ci) combats thermal bridging

Weathertex CPD Fire Safety in Timber Cladding

Fire Safety in Timber Cladding
1 hour
1 formal poinT

Weathertex
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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

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

Roof and Vertical Gardens, Green facades and 3D Gardening
1 Hour
1 FORMAL CPD POINTS

Fytogreen
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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.

Brickworks CPD Designing and detailing

Brickwork Design and Detailing
1 hour
1 formal point

Brickworks
The modules covered in this CPD session;

  • 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

AACA Unit: Design, Element: 3.4, 3.7, 4.3, 4.5, 4.6, 5.3, 5.5

Brickworks CPD Understanding Solar

understanding solar
1 hour
2 Formal Points

Brickworks
The modules covered in this CPD session;

  • 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

AACA Unit: Design, Element: 3.7, 4.1, 4.6, 4.7, 5.5

Brickworks CPD Lightweight and Compliance

lightweight compliance & benefits
1 hour
1 formal point

Brickworks
The modules covered in this CPD session;

  • How to demonstrate compliance when using Performance Solutions vs Deemed to Satisfy Solutions

  • NCC performance requirements for fire, acoustics and weather tightness

  • Understanding how fire tests are conducted

  • Considerations needed when looking at penetrations within the lightweight wall systems

AACA Unit: Design, Element: 3.4, 3.7, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.3, 5.5

Vitrashield CPD session

Wall Systems & CV3 Verification Method
1 Formal point
1 hour

Fairview
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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

AACA Unit: Design

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

Zena O'Connor, PhD (Design Research Associates)
The modules covered in this CPD session:

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.

AACA Unit: Design, Element: Pre-Design & Conceptual Design

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

Askin Performance Panels
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • Understand what the requirements needed within the BCA/NCC ?

  • Understand the principles of fire performance

  • Analyse the method of compliance for different classes and building types

  • Design considerations concerning fire performance requirements

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

Bluescope Colorbond CPD Coolmax Steel-Cool Roof Energy Savings

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

BlueScope
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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

Brickworks CPD Creating the Canopy

CREATING THE CANOPY
1 HOUR
1 FORMAL POINT

Brickworks
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • 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

AACA Unit: Design, Element: 3.7, 4.1, 4.6, 4.7, 5.5

Brickworks CPD Designing in Precast

designing in precast
1 hour
2 formal points

Brickworks
The modules covered in this CPD session:

  • Precast Applications and Advantages

  • Understanding Materials, Thermal and Acoustic Properties

  • Design Considerations of Precast Elements

  • Precast Products and Processes

  • Connections and Fixing

AACA Unit: Design, Element: 3.7, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 5.5