National Seminar Series 2018

Refuel CPD Provider Network

  • Have you developed educational programs suited to the architectural profession?
  • Do architects ask if your educational programs offer CPD points?
  • Can you demonstrate your ability to deliver high quality and relevant CPD for architects?

If the answer is 'yes' to any of the above you would benefit from joining the Refuel CPD Provider Network.

The Institute's Refuel CPD Provider Network offers external providers recognition and endorsement of CPD events and activities, you will gain permission to use our Refuel logo as well as promotion on our website and direct marketing to our 11,000 members.

The Refuel Provider Program is currently under review and we are not approving any new CPD providers for the time being. In saying this, if your CPD activity addresses one of the AACA competency standards in architecture and has stated learning outcomes and formal assessment then participants will be able to claim formal CPD. 

Want to know more? See the frequently asked questions.

Refuel CPD providers & programs

Activities and providers listed here have been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects.

Participation in recognised activities will accrue formal or informal points.

Refuel CPD providers

Accoya® Wood - Accoya® wood is created from readily available, sustainably sourced, non-durable woods that are modified to match or exceed the durability, stability and beauty of the very best tropical hardwoods. Manufactured using Accsys’ proprietary acetylation process, Accoya® wood is durable, stable and guaranteed for 50 years above ground and 25 years in ground or freshwater.

AkzoNobelAkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka.

Alinta Energy Geothermal - As part of Alinta Energy, the rapidly growing Australian energy retailer and generator, Alinta Energy Geothermal provides high quality geothermal solutions.

Allduro - Waterproofing is one of the most critical areas of modern day construction. As a member of the Refuel CPD Provider Network Allduro are proud to offer CPD training on all aspects of structural waterproofing with a current focus on: ‘Below Ground Waterproofing.'

Altro - Our presentation is aimed to educate and aid specifiers and designers on the occupational
health and safety issues faced when designing buildings.

Architectural Hardware Consulting (AHC) - Ingress Egress Solutions – Your partner to compliant Ingress/Egress door openings integrating standard and bespoke door hardware with design intent.

Architecture Media – providing first-quality communication experiences for building industry professionals – conferences, seminars, magazines and websites

Ardex – provides CPD training in the areas of “Specifying under tile waterproofing with confidence” and “Floor preparation issues and solutions for floor finishes”.

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions - the world's largest manufacturer of acoustic ceilings systems. CPD topic is "Acoustics for Design Professionals"

Austral PlywoodsManufacturers of Appearance Grade Plywood

AWS – Architectural Window Systems.

BGC Fibre Cement


Bondor – Australia's leader in complete thermal building solutions and lightweight architectural panels

BQE Software - provides leading project management, accounting, and business intelligence software to the architecture firms worldwide.

Bradford – Improving living and working environments through greater thermal and acoustic comfort.

Brickworks - Brickworks Building Products is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse building material manufacturers. 

Bromic Heating - Stay ahead of the game with Bromic Smart-Heat™ solutions

Capral Aluminium
- Windows and Doors - Maximising Performance.

CASF – DuPont™ Corian® Solid Surfaces in Healthcare Environments.

CEDIA - CEDIA is a leading global authority for home technology that represents over 3,700 member companies specialising in designing and installing electronic systems for the home either at new build or refurbishment stage. Our CPD course aims to help architects understand the basics of smart home technology and will give them the knowledge to talk confidently to clients.

Chemisys Cutek Pty Ltd - Since 1989, Cutek, as part of Chemisys, has been developing, manufacturing and delivering outstanding wood care products.
Cutek protects the structural integrity and stability of timber – protecting the capital investment and delivering unforgettable style.
Cutek is the professional’s choice for wood protection.

Criterion - Criterion Industries specialise in the supply of premium quality aluminium
partitioning systems, sliding systems, doors and hardware accessories for commercial and
residential purpose.

CSR Hebel - 
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete is now “deemed to satisfy” as a new Australian Standard AS5146. AAC lightweight concrete reinforced panels are the only locally manufactured fully tested in Australia. 

Daikin - Daikin Australia has been providing air-conditioned comfort to Australians for 50 years. As one of Australia's most trusted names in air conditioning, Daikin can be found in homes, businesses, and community projects across Australia.

This CPD course will provide better understanding of different air conditioning systems and their domestic application to suit different construction types.

Dementia Centre - The International Design School is presented by internationally recognised experts, who share their knowledge and tools for designing dementia enabling environments.

Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT - non-profit referral service for majority of underground services in all NSW and ACT.


Dyson Appliances - A leading global technology company, providing innovative lighting, hand drying, and purification solutions for public, leisure and work spaces

EcoSmart Fire / MAD Design Group - creators and curators of concepts, brands and solutions including world leading EcoSmart Fire

ERCO – ERCO Lighting is a leading international specialist in architectural lighting, using 100% LED technology.

Equitone - is the world’s leading architectural facade material that offers unparalleled design flexibility

Fairview Architectural - Façade Compliancy CPD workshops designed for architects

G.James Glass & Aluminium - One Australia’s leading glass suppliers with an extensive range of laminated, toughened, IGU, decorative and painted glass products.

Guardian Glass - Guardian Industries largest business and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, value-added and fabricated glass products and solutions.

HVG Facades - HVG Facades, a division of Halifax Vogel Group Pty Limited (HVG), distributes a range of superior and innovative facade products throughout Australia for the construction industry, providing CPD formal and informal presentations for Architects on: Aluminium Composite Panels: Fire Safety and Compliance and Rear Ventilated Facades.

IN2AP Learning We are educated by global partners about the latest up to date technologies and trends and we are committed to sharing this information with Australian Architects.

Independent Cement and Lime Pty Ltd - was established in 1987 and is a specialist supplier of cement and cement-blended products supplying to a wide variety of industries.

Indesign Contemporary Wine In Design is tackling the biggest issues in A+D today.

Instyle -  Instyle is a leading supplier of sophisticated, high quality textiles, leathers, wall-coverings and acoustic solutions for interiors, including workplace, hospitality, healthcare, public building, transport, public space and residential spaces.

Karndean Designflooring are the market leaders in flooring design and innovation

KeimMineral paints Australia.

Kingspan Insulation -  Australia’s leading insulation innovator offers a suite of six formal Refuel CPD seminars to help architects understand the insulation options for thermal efficiency and design appropriate thermal solutions for the building fabric.

Leda SecuritySecurabike are world leaders in bicycle parking facilities and requirements under 2890.3

Matilda Veneer - Matilda Veneer is Australia’s leading manufacturer of architecturally specified timber veneer, renowned for sourcing and manufacturing beautiful, unique and special veneers from Australia and around the world. 

Nash Timbers - Supplier and Installer of quality internal & external timber and flooring.

Ontera-MillikenOntera-Milliken is a design-focused, commercial flooring leader throughout the Australian and New Zealand markets. Our CPD presentation provides an overview on “Designing Out the Common Causes of Flooring Failures | Moisture & Existing Site Conditions” for the Commercial sector.

ParchemParchem Construction Supplies.

Partridge -  Partridge is a structural engineering consultancy that seeks to further and foster the relationship between architects and engineers by presenting workshops and seminars that explore the structural requirements and implications of architectural design – with a sharp focus on residences and houses.   The aim is to assist architects in understanding what structure, detailing, and specifications may be required to achieve their desired amenity, functionality, and budget.

Planned Cover - specialises in the insurance and risk management requirements of the architectural profession. We offer expertise in the areas of insurance placement, risk management and claims management. Our legally qualified Risk and Claims Managers offer a series of in-house or group CPD seminars to architects and various construction professionals.

Porta - Supplier and manufacturer of durable architectural timber products for all internal and external applications, including custom timber designs.

Proctor Group Australia - 
Provide building envelope solutions to enable a more sustainable and healthy built environment with less condensation, less sick buildings and healthier occupants.

RBA Group - AS1428.1-2009 Tips, Tricks and Trends for Bathroom Design for Commercial Bathrooms

SAS International

- With more than 130 years of history, Tarkett is a worldwide leader providing innovative and sustainable flooring.

The Footprint Company - Global LCA leaders, The Footprint Company offers a complete experience to keep you and your team up to date with the latest in low carbon and sustainable design.

USG Boral Building Products- combines a leading manufacturing and distribution network with leading technology and world-class innovation capacity.  

VM Zinc – VMZINC is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Umicore Group.

Workplace Access and Safety -  Fall Prevention Specialists - Established in 1997, Workplace Access & Safety is a market leader in height safety.

Refuel Provider programs

Has the very best environmental credentials, acquiring Cradle to Cradle Certification at the elusive C2C Gold Level, and a C2C Platinum Level recognition for the most important C2C sustainable category; Material Health. A new world of high performance, beautiful, sustainable, low maintenance products – including windows, doors, decking and cladding is opened up by Accoya® wood.

Please visit us at for more details.  



AkzoNobel  creates  everyday  essentials  to  make  people's  lives  more  liveable  and  inspiring.  As  a  leading  global paints  and  coatings  company  and  a  major  producer  of  specialty  chemicals,  we  supply  essential ingredients, essential  protection  and  essential  color  to  industries  and  consumers  worldwide.  Backed  by  a  pioneering heritage,  our  innovative  products  and  sustainable  technologies  are  designed  to  meet  the  growing  demands  of our fast - changing  planet,  while  making  life  easier.  Headquartered in  Amsterdam,  the  Netherlands,  we  have approximately  46,000  people  in  around  80  countries,  while  our  portfolio  includes  well - known  brands  such  as Sikkens,  International,  Interpon  and  Eka.  Consistently  ranked  as  a  leader  in  sustainability,  we  are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.

For further information please call:


phone: Australasia 131 474 
phone: New Zealand 0800 808 807,
email or

phone: 1800 630 516

As part of Alinta Energy, the rapidly growing Australian energy retailer and generator, Alinta Energy Geothermal provides high quality geothermal solutions. With an experienced and qualified workforce and modern fleet of drill rigs, we have the resources and capability to deliver a broad range of projects. Our experienced team has many years of experience working with leading Australian companies on various project types. These geothermal projects have ranged from large scale aged care facilities to precinct wide residential estates and upscale restaurants to schools and retail facilities. We are currently undertaking one of the largest residential geothermal HVAC projects in the southern hemisphere in Blacktown, a western suburb of Sydney for Frasers Property Australia. Our flagship GeoAir™ heating and cooling system is designed and manufactured in Australia. We also have available alternate products supplied by leading international manufacturers of geothermal heat pumps.

For more information visit:

Our CPD event, Geothermal Air Conditioning covers the following topics: 

• Introduction to the principles of geothermal systems
• How to apply best practise for site access and installation principles for drilling of ground loops
• How to identify geothermal air conditioning systems for an application
• How to define position location of fan coil and heat pump installations in applications
• How to apply design guidelines for horizontal trenches
• How to analyse performance and running cost benefits of geothermal systems

This course takes 1 hour to complete and is worth 1.5 Formal CPD point for attendees.

For more information or to book a presentation at your location, Alinta Energy Geothermal can be contacted on the following:
Phone: 1800 896 598



Allduro is a proudly Australian owned company that has evolved over the past 32 years with both local and global trade partners resulting in one of Australia’s most comprehensive range of asset protection products. Innovation has driven the company’s product portfolio so that in addition to the wide range of liquid and sheet waterproofing membranes it also now includes insulated roofing systems, concrete repair mortars, gas mitigation membranes, industrial floor coatings and leak injection equipment and materials.

Our mission at Allduro is “To provide superior quality products that our customers recommend
to other trade professionals, architects prefer to specify, builders select for their clients and property owners have confidence in to protect their investment.”  

For further information please visit us at:

Our current CPD presentation forms part of our Structural Waterproofing Course with:

Module 1:            ‘Below Ground Waterproofing’

Topics include:

  • How to implement a waterproofing strategy from the ground up
  • How to select the correct below ground membrane for your project
  • An analysis of typical project design considerations and issues related to full system integration

This course takes 1 hour to complete and is worth 1 Formal CPD point for attendees.

For more information or to book a presentation at your location we can be contacted on the following:

Ph:         (08) 9455 1658

Our presentation is aimed to educate and aid specifiers and designers on the occupational health and safety issues faced when designing buildings. The focus in this presentation is slips and falls and the preventive measures that should be considered in the design stages. We detail the testing methods and guidelines set out by Standards Australia to meet duty of care requirements, providing you the knowledge to get your project specifications right the first time.

Some of the topics covered include:
• OH&S Statistics
• The compensation culture
• Specific requirements for flooring
• Your role and duty of care
• Understanding slip ratings
• Prevention & solutions



Architecture Media is an online and print publisher and events company with a focus on the built environment. Our professional programs and publications are highly respected and valued information sources for architects, designers, landscape architects and other building professionals. 

Our talks, seminars and conferences make high calibre local and international speakers available to members of the architecture and design professions, sharing valuable experience and promoting discussion and debate. These learning opportunities include Design Speaks one day seminars – Work Place / Work Life, Old School / New School and Health Care / Health Design; symposiums and forums such as the Architecture Asia Pacific Symposium and ad hoc conferences; as well as shorter learning sessions such as Artichoke Night School and Our Houses. These activities typically attract formal CPD credit.

Architecture Media is an associate company of the Australian Institute of Architects and its products are also endorsed by the the Design Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. 

Our print and online portfolio includes the highly regarded digital and print publications – Architecture Australia, Artichoke, Houses, Houses Kitchens+Bathrooms, Landscape Architecture Australia and Architectural Product News; and websites – and     


For more than 60 years, Ardex has been the quality leader for an entire industry, offering excellent products which make up Ardex systems in the areas of: 

-       Waterproofing
-       Floor preparation, levelling, adhesives and finishes
-       Tile & natural stone adhesives, grouting and sealants.

Ardex is proud to be a registered Refuel Provider, offering Architects 1 formal CPD Point for their 3 training presentations on offer.

The 4 Key Components of Successful Waterproofing

  • Understand where membranes should be positioned. 
  • Detail critical areas of the membrane.
  • Specify which types of membranes should be used in certain areas of a building.
  • Identify what causes membranes to fail.
  • Know how to check for membrane thickness.

Floor Preparation for Resilient & Textile Floor Finishes

  • Understand why slab moisture occurs & provide solutions to ensure this does not affect the floor finish.
  • Identify how to test if the slab is flat enough for resilient floor finishes.
  • Know what type of screed is suitable & not suitable for resilient floor finishes.

Understanding Grout 

  • Understand the advantages & disadvantages of different grout to specify the most appropriate option.
  • Identify issues that can arise with grout.
  • Ensure preventative measures to these issues are specified.

Please visit or contact Mark Zangari on + 61 (0) 417 493 527 should you have any further queries.e


Signature spaces to special applications, Armstrong’s expansive portfolio is unrivaled in the industry. From cool metals and warm woods to bold colours and bright whites, Armstrong’s broad range of ceilings and suspension systems offer the design flexibility and the performance you need for your commercial space.

Choose between a large variety of ceilings including curves, clouds, baffles, panels, and planks in standard, custom, or one-of-a-kind looks to meet both your design and functional needs. Armstrong’s mineral fibre ceilings provide solutions for all acoustical needs from high sound absorption to high sound attenuation or a balance of both. ARMSTRONG METALWORKS and WoodWorks are available in a range of perforation choices, finishes and colours- from standard to custom, to provide an impressive visual impact and to satisfy your unique acoustical needs. This range is always expanding to accommodate both technical developments and design trends, ensuring Armstrong is at the forefront of innovation.

Armstrong also pride themselves on their Eco credentials. Armstrong is a world leader in environmental excellence in ceiling manufacture and design. Armstrong ceiling products are listed by Ecospecifier and certified by Global GreenTagCertTM as “eco- and health-preferable” and able to contribute to Green Star™ and WELL rating systems. Not only are Armstrong ceiling panels produced from high levels of recycled material, they are fully recyclable.

For more than 150 years, Armstrong have built a business on trust and integrity. It set them apart then, and it sets them apart now, along with their ability to collaborate and innovate for the people they serve – customers, shareholders, communities and employees. No matter the issue, the sales and customer service team at Armstrong will be there to support you and your project anywhere in the world.

For the latest project images and product information check out the Armstrong website –


Austral Plywoods is Australia's leading manufacturer of premium grade plywood based in Brisbane, Queensland.  Operating since 1925, we have earned a reputation for high quality products and excellent customer service. 

Our resource is 100% plantation grown Hoop Pine sourced from HQPlantations in southeast Queensland.  All our products also have Chain of Custody, linked to the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) and we also have Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification.  

Manufactured to Australian/New Zealand standards, we maintain a process quality control system in compliance with the EWPAA-JAS-ANZ product certification scheme. All our A-Bond products have a super E0 rating, the lowest formaldehyde emission rating obtainable. We distribute through wholesalers throughout Australia and New Zealand.  

Our Refuel CPD presentation will show you how 'Plywood is only as good as its protection' and provide a full overview of the design and installation covering the protection of plywood for interior and exterior ceilings, walls and soffits.

To book a mill tour or if you are after more information please contact our sales team on 07 3426 8666 or email


AWS is a registered Refuel Provider. Architects can receive 1 formal CPD Point from the listed endorsed CPD presentations: 

•             Flush Threshold Solutions for Commercial & Residential Doors 
•             Thermally Broken Commercial Framing 
•             Understanding Standards applicable to the Selection and Specification of Windows and Doors 
•             Understanding the requirements for windows in Bushfire Prone Areas and elevated applications 
•             Passive Ventilation Solutions – Trickle Ventilation 
•             Windows & Energy 

To book, contact Lucy Howells on 1300 026 189 or email

BGC commenced building homes in Western Australia in the early 1960s and expanded into commercial construction in the 1990s. As the construction arm of BGC grew, BGC needed to start manufacturing building materials in Perth to ensure continuous supply of quality materials. In 1997 a Fibre Cement factory was built in Canningvale and in 2003 a plasterboard factory was commissioned in Hazelmere – best practice in sustainable manufacture and quality control is assured in production at both of these facilities.

Module 1: Fibre Cement in Lightweight Buildings

This module explains how Fibre Cement is manufactured and the qualities it has along with how it is used in the construction of lightweight buildings and the advantages of using fibre cement compared with other alternative products.

After completing this course attendees will be able to:
• Describe the benefits of Fibre Cement
• Explain how Fibre Cement is manufactured
• List a minimum of 6 qualities of Fibre Cement sheeting
• Describe the 2 types of Fibre Cement as described in the Australian and ISO standards 
• Describe how compressed Fibre Cement differs from standard Fibre Cement
• Describe the use of a Top Hat system in the installation of Fibre Cement
• Describe the role of gaskets and sealant in the joining of Fibre Cement
• Describe how Fibre Cement can be finished

Module 2: Specifying Fibre Cement in Lightweight Buildings

This module explains how to specify Fibre Cement in order to meet Building Code Australia (BCA) and Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) requirements as well as how different architectural outcomes are achieved.

After completing this course attendees will be able to:
• Describe how Fibre Cement is manufactured
• Quote the Building Code of Australia (BCA) in relation to the specification of Fibre Cement as a building exterior lining system
• Describe the accessories and fasteners required to install Fibre Cement as a façade system
• Specify construction details required to meet thermal break, moisture management and control joints
• Specify Fibre Cement and other materials required to meet Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) requirements for a boundary wall
• Demonstrate how Fibre Cement can be used to achieve a variety of architectural appearances on the facade of a building.

Each module takes 1 hour and is worth 1 CPD point.

Location: We’ll come to your office and present.

For more information or to book a presentation call Daniela on 03 9696 9288, email or visit:



BlueScope's industry leading brands, COLORBOND®, ZINCALUME® and GALVASPAN® steel continue to play a key role in Australian architecture. The attributes that have built these brands, such as world-class quality, durability, technical backup and support will continue to encourage innovation and inspire confidence by assisting to minimise risks in the construction process. BlueScope values the continued support of architects as they take these brands into the future.

Australia’s leaders in Thermal & Architectural Building Design. Bondor/Metecno have a comprehensive product range to suit and compliment any commercial or residential application. More than just the leading manufacturer of insulated panels, Bondor’s unrivalled installation and construction experience ensure practical, effective design solutions. Confidence can be completely assured with Bondor being 100% Australian made and tested with Nata Accreditation.
Bondor is a sponsor of the AIA and acknowledges the importance of assisting in the design of a building. We have staff educated and trained to help in numerous CPD subjects.

Bondor’s formal CPD presentations can be requested from Bondor’s Architectural contacts: 

Andrew Hudson
MOB:    0423 021 661

Andrew Walton - WA & SA
MOB: 0404 444 472

Bradford for smarter environments 
Improving living and working environments through greater thermal and acoustic comfort

Celebrating 80 years, CSR Bradford has been helping Australians live comfortable, more energy efficient lives through our knowledge, experience and innovative, energy-saving products. We're also backed by CSR, founded in 1864 and the name behind some of Australia's most trusted and recognised building product brands.

Our highly trained and experienced team has world class engineering knowledge, research and development, technical and customer service skills, providing support to a vast manufacturing and distribution network across Australia and New Zealand. 

Bradford Insulation provides thermal and acoustic solutions for residential, commercial and industrial applications including glasswool, rockwool, foil insulation and speciality products designed for commercial buildings. Delivering the best building science solutions for your home, commercial or industrial projects.

For more information please visit


We are Brickworks. 

Brickworks Building Products is one of Australia’s largest and most diverse building material manufacturers. Under the Brickworks Building Products umbrella are some of Australia’s best known building materials brands.

Our products include bricks, pavers, masonry blocks, retaining wall systems, precast concrete panels, concrete and terracotta roof tiles, timber products and specialised façade systems. 

With a broad product portfolio and manufacturing and sales facilities across Australia, Brickworks Building Products is uniquely placed to service the demands of the building industry. 

With over 1200 staff across Australia and New Zealand, we pride ourselves on our commitment to product, service excellence and our leadership position.


Bromic Heating’s continuing professional development (CPD) activity has been endorsed by Refuel for 1 informal CPD point and focuses on the competency standards: Design and Documentation.

This one-hour course will provide participants with the necessary information to plan and specify heating solutions for any outdoor space in a functional, affordable, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing way.

By completing this activity, participants will learn how to:

  1. Identify the most effective and efficient outdoor heaters for outdoor areas.
  2. Design a heating solution plan for optimum usage of an outdoor area.
  3. Understand the legislation requirements for gas and electric outdoor heaters.

Visit our website to learn more about Bromic Heating


With more than 400,000 users worldwide, BQE Software is trusted by leading architecture, engineering, and other professional services worldwide. It’s latest innovation BQE Core streamlines the way you enter and use information for time tracking, billing, project management, as well as accounting.  With beautiful ‘at a glance’ dashboards, you are able to make informed decisions, increase productivity and grow profits.

 CPD Program – “Improving Profitability Through Business Intelligence”

“Business intelligence” might seem like a buzzword or outlandish concept, but the truth of the matter is that it’s here to stay. You already have the option of knowing exactly how your firm is doing and consistently making the right decisions to dramatically increase profits.

 Learning Objectives:

•    Determine how trends in architectural technology will affect the industry
•    Discover how artificial intelligence and automation impact your firm in unique ways
•    Pinpoint the most vital key performance indicators for your business
•    Assess which kind of technology is right for your firm

 For more information:

 Capral commenced operations in Australia in 1936 and is Australia's largest manufacturer and distributor of aluminium profiles.
We are the market leader in supply to fabricators and distributors, focussing on the Residential, Commercial and Industrial segments.

Capral has a comprehensive product range including Commercial, Architectural, Residential and most recently Thermally Broken suites.

With Australia's largest R&D capability, we are well positioned to take advantage of changing building regulations in Australia and being able to technically back up all our products.

Capral’s Formal CPD presentation (1 Point) is entitled “Windows and Doors – Maximising Performance”

Learning outcomes include
• Applying Australian Standards 
• Identifying Wind Design Pressures and testing methods 
• Understanding Thermal performance
• Defining Acoustic performance

For more information visit
To request a presentation please contact

CASF is a registered training provider for the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel program. We provide 1 formal CPD point for our Corian® Solid Surface in Healthcare presentation.

In this module, participants will learn:

  • How and where Corian® solid surfaces can assist in hygiene control
  • Specifying – aspects for specifiers and designers to consider
  • Eco performance of Corian® and its Greenstar contribution
  • Importance of using correct adhesives, fabrication and installation techniques

This workshop will enhance the education of architects and designers in their design and documentation of DuPont Corian® Solid Surfaces in Healthcare environments.

To find out more about Corian® visit the CASF website.


Designing Integrated Future-Ready Homes

This course offers the opportunity to discover how to integrate home technologies for now and the future. It will show you what is possible, describe some alternatives and explain how to incorporate the various systems without detracting from your design and plans. You'll have a good grasp of modern best practice for low-voltage systems in the home and feel more confident specifying these systems. Most importantly you'll know who to ask if you need help in a particular area. This CPD will explore the advantages of working with a professional integrator and explore the solutions available.

Learning Outcomes: 
1. To educate about the benefits and processed involved in custom installation 
2. Learn how to integrate home technologies for now and in the future
3. Learn how to incorporate various home technology systems without distracting from the design 
4. Understand the benefits of preparing a home for technology and why your clients would want it to be included for consideration

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1 Formal CPD point.
AACA Competency: Design 
Location: Varied locations including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane
Participants: unlimited
To enquire about a presentation please contact Lauren Tuckwell 
M: 0401 045 972

The Wonders of Wood!

Do you love the idea of featuring timber, but shy away from specifying wood because of concerns about long-term maintenance and durability?
Its a common perception that wood won't last the long-term and it hard to maintain - however with the right preparation and car you can specify with confidence. It's time to change those perceptions and design an award-winning project!

Learn about the compelling qualities of wood:

  • Sustainability
  • Versatility
  • Fire Resistance
  • Durability
  • Strength
And how to specify and use timber for long-term success as part of our Wonders of Wood CPD endorsed training. 

You'll earn 1.5 formal CPD points and will be able to explain how and why timber is a wonderful choice for any project.
Call our dedicated Architectural Consultant - Greg Boulter - on 0455 028 006 or email him at to find out more information or to book an in-house CPD training for your firm


Criterion has established a reputation for designing innovative products for the residential and
commercial building industry.

Specialising in superior quality aluminium partitioning and sliding systems, doors and hardware accessories. Our cutting-edge solutions continue to transform businesses and homes; meeting the unique expectations of our customers while ensuring stringent quality control and ultimate product performance.

Criterion’s products have been created for maximum flexibility, supreme quality and a first-class user-friendly experience.

Our dedicated team is committed to partnering with you on your next project, offering professional expertise every step of the way.

We understand your unique circumstances and will ensure deadlines are met, guaranteeing a partnership that will extend beyond the life of your project.

To request an appointment, please contact us on 1300 754 337, and/or via email at :

For more information, visit


CSR Hebel  

Going deeper into the use of Light weight Aerated Autoclaved Concrete- acoustic, fire and thermal performance.

AAC lightweight panels for Intertenancy, shaft, service risers and facades in apartments, student accommodation and hotel projects. Correct certification in acoustic and fire rated wall systems using AAC panels. Thermal and sustainable design in single, medium and multi residential dwellings, aged care, commercial, retail, hospitals and civil construction using AAC panels.

For further information please contact: 
Jeff Trevarthen
National Architectural Specification Manager
T: +61 2 99641054
M:+61 419475438 

or visit our

CPD Course: Air-Conditioning in Domestic Applications

This course is designed to provide a good level of understanding of air conditioning systems and their application. It is intended for architects who are only peripherally involved with HVAC systems in their professional activities but would like to learn more about air conditioning concepts, principles, and system types.

Attendees will receive 1 formal CPD point for the completion of the course.

Learning outcomes:
1. Recognise the most appropriate system to suit the building design
2. Understand the requirement for sufficient ventilation around outdoor units
3. Identify the different types of refrigerant and their characteristics
4. Apply best practice when considering zone control systems and their ducting

To register for this course, or for more information, please contact



Combining research, education and practical experience, the Dementia Centre works to empower everyone from health professionals and managers to carers in the home to take action to improve quality of life for people living with dementia. We are delighted to offer The International Design School, which is presented by internationally recognised experts, who share their knowledge and tools for designing dementia enabling environments.

The International Dementia Design School offers:

Practical solutions to design excellence - We will explore design principles and features including lighting, acoustics, interiors, outdoor spaces and multi-storey design.
Strategies to design for success - Serving the needs of both staff and clients: reducing adverse incidents, optimising the comfort of clients and staff, reducing behavioural symptoms of clients, reducing staff turnover, maximising delivery of quality care.
Tools to empower you to make things happen - How to move from concept to reality by making the most of what you have while aiming for best practice, high-quality design. 
The course is ideal for architects, designers, decision-makers, dementia specialists, planners and project managers.


Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT is a non-profit State-based organisation representing most underground services in the State of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

It has a Board composed of representatives of its members. Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT is in partnership with the Dial Before You Dig service nationally. The NSW/ACT office is located at unit 38, 8 Avenue of the Americas Newington NSW 2127. 

Dial Before You Dig in partnership with SafeWork NSW, would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the free CPD Safety Day event.

There will be three free sessions across the day. These sessions are a fantastic opportunity to network, discuss safety when digging or designing near the underground networks that run our daily lives.

SafeWork NSW will be talking about their SafeWork functions. These functions will be conducted as part of Safety Month, and as such will be focussing on high risk harms and projects. They will include the new Falls From Heights Blitz, and also the Silica Awareness Campaigns.


Date:  Thursday 17th October 2019

Session Times: 

The sessions are designed and targeted towards developers, builders, surveyors and those associated with the civil and construction industries.


There are three similar free sessions for the day.

Morning (8:00am to 11:00am)

Afternoon (12:00pm to 3:00pm)

Evening (4:00pm to 7:00pm)


Oatlands Golf Club

94 Bettington Road opposite (Ellis St)

Oatlands NSW 2117


A range of topics will be discussed around safety when working near underground networks. These topics will also include the Falls From Heights Blitz, and the Silica Awareness Campaigns.

            •          Dial Before You Dig               

•          SafeWork NSW

CPD points will be available for:

  • Architects
  • Surveyors ( points TBC)
  • Builders (4 points)


For free registration to this event, please register at

 Should you have any questions regarding this event please do not hesitate to contact:

Otre Moussa

Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT

Mobile: 0408279226


Unit 8 / 38 Ave of the Americas

Newington NSW 2127


Our corporate webpage is:

Dial Before You Dig NSW/ACT aims to promote the service to anyone associated with digging,  in order to prevent damage to its members' underground services. It achieves this by distributing promotional collateral, attending field days and tradeshows, providing presentations and seminars, sponsoring community based associations, partnering with civil construction bodies and working with local and State governments.


Dulux is a registered Refuel Provider, offering Architects 1 formal CPD Point from the listed endorsed CPD Presentations below:

  • Introduction to Surface Coatings
  • Micaceous Iron Oxide Coatings
  • An Introduction to AS/NZS 2312
  • Hot Dip Galvanised vs Zinc Coatings
  • Heat Reflective Coatings

Dulux provides Architects and Specifiers with total product and colour solutions to ensure every project is perfect according to specification.

From decorative to powder and protective coatings, to texture and timber finishes, Dulux offers the widest range of protective, high performance and corrosion resistant finishes ensuring your vision becomes a durable reality.

To register your details and to find out more visit the Dulux Continuing Professional Development website.


 Dyson is a leading global technology company, passionate about engineering and solving problems others ignore. With a team of 3,500-strong engineers and scientists, Dyson spends £7 million a week on R&D and works with over 40 universities globally to develop early-stage technologies.
From inventing the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner, to hand dryers that use 690kph sheets of air to remove moisture from hands, to bladeless fans, heaters, humidifiers and intelligent connect air purifiers to a completely re-thought hair dryer, Dyson is relentless about engineering better solutions. 

Over the past ten years, Jake Dyson, has developed ground-breaking technologies in lighting. The range includes CSYS™ task lights and Cu Beam™ suspended lights. Both use heat pipe technology to overcome the problems with LEDs and provide you with powerful light, precisely where you need it.   

Dyson’s presentation on lighting covers:

• The early origins of task/architectural lighting
• Lighting requirements for office and task work 
• Considerations for  lighting specification
• Lighting standards and their impact on Task Lighting
• Undoing the jargon of lighting standards
• Objective criteria versus Subjective impression
• How to build user flexibility into lighting design
• What is ‘glare’ and how is it measured?
• How to easily design around glare for best user experience possible

For more information visit:
1800 426 337 or


What started as a spark of an idea was turned into a reality by the MAD Design Group who launched its multi-award winning EcoSmart Fire brand in 2004. 

With representation now in over 75 countries, MAD’s passionate drive behind EcoSmart Fire not only saw the brand positioned as the pioneers of the global bioethanol fireplace industry but also keeps it at the forefront of innovation as it continues to set benchmarks in design, originality, safety and sustainability.

With over 16 years of experience building brands and benefiting from feedback and experience from across the globe, we’ve got some impressive case studies to share with you.

CPD Point: This course is valued at 1.5 Formal CPD points.
AACA Competency: Design 

To enquire about a presentation please contact us on (02) 9997 3050 or email


ERCO is a leading international luminaire supplier for architectural lighting. The family business based in Lüdenscheid, Germany was founded in 1934.  ERCO pioneered architectural lighting across Europe and continues as a premium global brand today.  Utilising 100% LED technology ERCO is a recognised leader in manufacturing products for perception-orientated lighting design and efficient visual comfort.

ERCO specialises in hardware for architectural lighting.  We see ourselves as selling light, not luminaires.  This approach has been the company’s trademark for many years, resulting in lighting tools that satisfy all the technical and economical requirements of good lighting practice - while at the same time opening up the fascination and magic of that 'immaterial material' known as light.

ERCO recognise light as the fourth dimension of architecture – it provides atmosphere and orientation, enhances the appreciation of architecture and creates spaces for people to enjoy.  In short, light improves society.

Each topic below is available in the following formats:

  • 3 Hour Workshop - ERCO North Sydney Studio                    3 Formal Points
  • 1 Hour Presentation - Client Office                                         1 Formal Point
  • 1 Hour Project Tour - Various Sydney CBD locations             1 Formal Point

For dates and to register yourself into a workshop and/ or project tour, please email Ana at  

Sydney: For the full list of 2019 Workshops, click hyperlink below

ERCO Sydney CPD dates

ERCO Lighting
349 Pacific Highway, North Sydney

For dates and to register yourself into a workshop and/ or project tour, please email Ana at

Perth: Language Of Light Workshop (3 CPD points)

Lighting Options Australia
6A Aberdeen Street

Email your interest to Andrew at

Language of Light

Covers the lighting philosophy of Richard Kelly, its implications on the design process and a demonstration of its use as a simple communication tool.  Language of Light also covers recent developments in technology, with a focus on how to provide the optimum balance between efficiency and visual comfort.  This workshop allows you to feel how different lighting effects can influence user experience and the perception of interior spaces in a flexible and interactive workshop space.

Dark Sky

The Dark Sky program at ERCO provides an overview of how light pollution threatens to impact the sustainability of our natural and built environments.  The lighting philosophies of Richard Kelly and their implications on the design process from an exterior and landscape perspective are covered.  This topic demonstrates and explains how different lighting effects can influence user experience and the perception of exterior spaces.  A one-hour evening walking tour of Sydney CBD commencing at Sydney Observatory incorporates real world examples of lighting with a ‘Dark Sky’ approach for exterior and landscape lighting.  Through discussion and demonstration, explanation is given as to how more effort is needed to control the quantity, direction and composition of light in order to improve outcomes for architecture, health and the environment.

Light for Offices

The debate concerning attractive, creatively stimulating and flexible office worlds is in full swing but a significant component of office equipment is still observed quantitatively, including the lighting.  Light is essential in knowledge-orientated work environments that focus on people; light contributes to the quality of the room and supports dialogue and concentration.  We show you what lighting concepts look like that meet the needs of a dynamic, digitally networked knowledge society.  This topic explains how different lighting effects can influence the perception of workplaces.  There is also discussion of technical and commercial issues with a demonstration of the flexibility provided by digital light in a creative and interactive environment.

Light for Public Buildings

What binds our society together, allows it to function and makes it worth living?  This topic considers how to successfully light community buildings and spaces in which people as visitors, citizens or politicians move, gather and exchange information.  Discussion and demonstration is provided on qualitative lighting techniques for what are often large spaces in buildings such as public administration centres, educational facilities, libraries, entertainment venues, transport interchanges and airports.  Explanation is given as to how lighting can be used to enhance architecture and support social needs.  Creating new features or maintaining existing structures provides both opportunities and responsibilities for planners and designers.  Care and quality in all planning aspects are critical.  Light assumes much more than just functionality it also determines the character and representative symbolic force of public buildings.

Light for Art

Collecting, conserving, researching and exhibiting – these keystones of museum activities were established more than 200 years ago as part of the European Enlightenment and characterise work in public museums, galleries and private collections up to the current day.  Each of these individual artistic spheres is now provided with suitable lighting thanks to the possibilities of high-quality LED lighting, without having to compromise in terms of visual experience and conservation.  This topic explains lighting possibilities in museums and galleries for the display of art.  We also show you how light is able to upgrade exhibition spaces to become qualitative cultural brands – ranging from the exhibition and sculpture garden to the shop and café.

Light for Shopping

In this era of online shopping the innate strength of over-the-counter retailing is to be found in the real, spatial experiencing of brands and merchandise.  This topic explains how light not only presents the products, but also determines the atmosphere, and therefore enhances the customer experience.  We demonstrate how light is presented in seductive or tempting ways to elevate merchandise.  Further discussion covers the unique presentation of space and products with the use of light, to become an essential component for dialogue with customers.

ERCO Sydney CPD dates


EQUITONE is a through-coloured material designed by and for architects. Our company has produced these facade panels since the 1950´s under the name ¨ETERNIT¨. Every EQUITONE panel is unique, showing the raw, untreated texture of the fibre cement base material.  Our material is a high-density, through-coloured, pre-finished fibre cement that comes with a wide range of colours.



Fairview Architectural – offers a range of Formal CPD workshops on façade compliancy designed especially for architects and certifiers

“All You Need to Know About ACM Cladding” Formal CPD Workshop

Fairview’s newest in-house formal CPD presentation focusses the changes in the NCC 2019 in relation to Wall Systems and CV3 as well as the AS5113 full-scale fire test. Learning outcomes from this course including:

  • 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 requirementsThe workshop is 1 hour in length and attendees are credited with 1 formal CPD point, along with a personalised CPD certificate and a copy of the presentation.

If you are interested in organising an in-house workshop for your team, please contact our Marketing Manager, Victoria Tayler, on 1800 007 175 or email:

“All You Need to Know About ACM Cladding” Formal CPD Workshop

Fairview’s ACM Cladding CPD presentation focusses on developing a comprehensive understanding of the ACM cladding products widely used on construction projects and their paths to compliancy. Learning outcomes from this course include:

  • Determining the difference between the products and their combustible content
  • Outlining fixing systems required for installation as well as a typical wall build-up
  • Describe the changes of Amendment One and NCC 2019
  • The course also provides information on the different types of construction where ACM products are typically specified as well as alternate cladding solutions.

The workshop is 1 hour in length and attendees are credited with 1 formal CPD point, along with a personalised CPD certificate and a copy of the presentation.

“SafeClad” Awareness Course = 3 CPD Points (3 hours)

The Awareness course is a 3 hour session that has been designed specifically for commercial builders, developers, project managers, architects and engineers who are engaged in construction projects where aluminium-based cladding is, or may be, installed.

After completing the course attendees will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of the current BCA to a compliant wall build-up
  • Identify a compliant wall build-up according to the BCA
  • Define the correct testing standard for ACP cladding product
  • Analyse the correct installation processes required for a compliant wall build-up

The workshop is 3 hours in length and attendees are credited with 3 formal CPD point, along with a personalised CPD certificate and a copy of the presentation.

“Should I Worry About My Façade” Formal CPD Workshop

Fairview’s popular in-house workshop for architects is presented by the internationally acclaimed fire engineer and technical director of RED Fire Engineers, Jonathan Barnett who is a leading authority on this subject.

With ongoing developments in the area of façade compliancy, this workshop provides attendees with an up-to-date review of the current regulations with regards to the use of external cladding for commercial, multi residential and residential buildings. The session also looks at how the National Construction Code impacts the design and construction methods that architects can adopt as well as the effect that all of this has on project designs and conformance in terms of fire requirements and weatherproofing.

The workshop is 1 hour in length and attendees are credited with 1 formal CPD point, along with a personalised CPD certificate and a copy of the presentation.

“Thanks for arranging the CPD for us today, as it was one of the best CPDs we have experienced. Very educational, entertaining & informative and a nice lunch!”

Greg Bray, The Buchan Group

If you are interested in organising an in-house workshop for your team, please contact our Marketing Manager, Victoria Tayler, on 1800 007 175 or email:



G.James specialises in the supply and install of glass to large commercial projects as well as the residential market.

G.James is a family owned business – celebrating 100 years in 2017.  We have over 2300 employees nationwide across 4 divisions:

  • Glass Products
  • Aluminium Products
  • Façade Solutions
  • Windows and Doors
With subsidiary divisions:
  • Quick Ally Scaffolding & Access
  • Gossi PARK & Street Furniture
  • Cheras Industries

Production facilities in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with a further 42 branches nationwide.

Our presentation offers 1 CPD Point and is:

Why you should use Laminated Glass.

Learning outcomes are:

  • Why we need to use Safety Glass
  • What is laminated Safety Glass
  • Laminated Safety Glass:
    • Components
    • Production
    • Benefits
    • Applications
The use of glass is increasing and it is important that the correct glass be used in each and every application.

Glass can be a dangerous building product id incorrectly specified. Increasing knowledge of Safety Glass and its applications can help protect the public.

To request / arrange a presentation time please contact Jess – 07 3877 2866 or

Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. Headquartered in Auburn Hills Michigan, you’ll find Guardian Glass in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic commercial projects. Guardian Glass’s energy efficient Sputter Coated Low-E glass is designed to meet the toughest architectural and aesthetic challenges.

Founded in 1932, Guardian Glass has 27 float plants across the world, 22 sputter coaters, 13 wet coaters, 9 laminating lines and 3 pattern lines. Guardian is now a subsidiary of Koch Industries who are the second largest privately-owned company in the US.

Guardian Glass is committed to constant improvement, so innovation is at the centre of everything we do. We strive to innovate in ways that enable us to make better products and solutions for our customers using fewer natural resources, safely and responsibly. Simply put, we make products that improve people’s lives.

As a CPD endorsed Refuel Network Provider for the Australian Institute of Architects, we offer one formal Continuing Professional Development point for each of our following presentations;

1. Glass – Substrates and Limitations

An introduction to Guardian’s history and a look at the properties behind glass, its substrates, design and transportation limitations, and how value is added to the raw material.

2. Low-E Coated Glass

Looking at the latest technology in high-performance glass. Low emissivity coatings are the future in optimising both solar and thermal control of buildings as well as colour rendering.

3. The Evolution of Low-E Coatings

Understanding how coated glass has evolved from clear to tinted, solar, pyrolytic, DGU and now sputter coatings. Learn the pros/cons and when to specify each product.

4. Glass Analytics

A comprehensive look at the glass analysis tools used to evaluate performance, building energy consumption, produce 3D visualisations and compile a glazing specification report.

5. Interior Glass

Learn more about mirrored, laminated, splashbacks, anti-reflective, obscure and patterned glass for interior applications.

6. Principals of Glass selection for Facades

Working on large scale commercial projects with glass facades? All facets of glass selection criteria are analysed in relation to specification and safety.

7. Laminated Glass

Looking at the different types of interlayers, how the laminated glass make-ups are created as well as performance, strengths and weaknesses.

8. Thermal Stress

Understand the factors that influence thermal stress and how to identify, calculate and specify to eliminate thermal breakage.

For more information please visit our websites:
Or to book a presentation, appointment, or seek consultation regarding the specification of glass in any of your projects, please contact: Mr Lachlan Stanton:


Cost Planning - Refuel CPD Seminar for 2 points

Horizon Habitats Residential and Commercial Builders offer superior quality and service across a wide and diverse field which include residential building – new architectural designed luxury homes, alterations & additions; high end commercial fitouts; small works and recurring maintenance.

With 25 years’ experience offering a full range of construction services from pre-DA budgets through to total value project management.

Horizons Habitats have developed a seminar specifically designed for architects and their staff on understanding when and how to get builders engaged in the design development phases of preconstruction, so you get more competitive tenders, and a more realistic budget and design.


This seminar formulates strategies around the following:

  • Knowing when to engage with your builder
  • Identifying specific considerations when choosing a builder
  • Identifying project delivery options
  • Recognising the importance of working within realistic budgets
  • Defining advantages of keeping budgets up-to-date
  • Describing how and why builders tender, in relation to risk management
  • Identifying risk management for all stakeholders
  • Recognising common issues throughout the tendering process and developing strategies on how to overcome them
  • Understanding the aim of tendering for work, and its steps and processes

Location: Rose Bay, Sydney

Participants: Up to 10

For more information please visit or to book a seminar email


HVG Facades, a division of Halifax Vogel Group Pty Limited (HVG), distributes a range of superior and innovative facade products throughout Australia for the construction industry, providing CPD formal and informal presentations for Architects on:

-          Façade Cladding Products & NCC Fire Compliance; and

-          Rear Ventilated Facades.

HVG Facades offer a range of materials suitable for a wide range of projects requiring a reclad or retrofit.  The range offers high fire performance, low maintenance and proven durability in the harsh Australian environment, ensuring complete design freedom.


Alucobond, MondoClad, Swisspearl,  Zintl, Trespa Meteon, Trespa Pura, Dibond, SIDERISE fire safety and noise control for facades and Terreal Terracotta facade systems.

Full local technical and sales support is available in each state and stocked locally.

Ph: 1300 881 712

or email:

We are a trusted leader in the supply of quality and safe façade materials.


IN2AP Learning has been sharing specification information and knowledge nationally since 2000. Our knowledge is based on our direct relationship with global partners, extensive research, architectural discourse, innovation, and considerations for different design environments. The focus is to provide education to the profession. We are continually developing new modules for different design environments to meet the needs of  A+D specifiers.

Our modules address some common issues including but not limited to, considerations affecting performance, discussing safety issues, National Guidelines and Standards, compliance issues, maintenance, hygiene, accessibility, and life cycle functions.

You can select which modules offer the learning opportunities most relevant to you and the day to day requirements of your practice.

Current Modules (all modules 1 Formal CPD Point):

  • Washroom Design and Construction Challenges
  • Kitchen Joinery Construction for Best Practice Design
  • 9c Aged Care Material Considerations
  • Acoustic Materials in the Design of Sound Acoustic Spaces
  • Planning for Healthier Hospitals and Welcoming Environments
  • Considerations of Specifying Sustainable Architectural Products


Educational programs are offered nationally as in-office catered presentations at a day and time that suits you, or via our online platform.


To request a presentation or for more information;

call 03 9646 1007


'Greenstar Concrete'

Independent Cement and Lime Pty Ltd was established in 1987 and is a specialist supplier of cement and cement-blended products supplying to a wide variety of industries.

ICL is also a specialist supplier of SCM’s such as Slag and Fly-Ash focused on blended cements.

This CPD course will help architects understand more about:

  • How the use of SCM (Substitute Cementitious Material) in the manufacture of cement provides environmental, technical and economic benefits
  • How the Australian Standards pertain to the manufacture of cement and concrete
  • How to obtain GECA and GBCA certification including three Green Stars when utilising SLAG and SCM in the manufacture of concrete


For further information please call 03 9676 0000,,, contact Selma Alic




Instyle has evolved over the last 30 years largely by adapting to the market and addressing its clients ever-changing needs. This has been in direct response to the way interior spaces constantly change, demanding new materials with added functionality and a fresh contemporary aesthetic.

Workplaces have opened up by adopting open-plan, collaborative working spaces, while bars and restaurants have incorporated hard, sound-reverberating surfaces. Both of these trends have resulted in increased noise and disruption, driving the demand for sound absorbing materials.Instyle’s intelligent Ecoustic collection features sophisticated and highly functional acoustic panels, screens and tiles for walls and ceilings. Our wide range of acoustic products are designed for the environment, easy to install and provide sound absorption to reduce and control reverberated noise in building interiors.

Instyle is an ethical and environmentally responsible company with a holistic approach to sustainability. Since beginning its sustainability journey in 2002, Instyle has established itself as an industry leader through its development of LIFE Textiles and Ecoustic.

Integrity is at the core of Instyle and this extends to its approach that acoustics are a fundamental aspect of interior design. With an understanding of the critical nature of interior acoustics, materials and systems, Instyle has developed a CPD series for architects.

Instyle's CPD series encompasses physics of sound, human reaction to noise and sound, room acoustics and design considerations for education, public spaces, workplaces, multipurpose halls and restaurants.

Please visit: Instyle for further details.




Karndean Designflooring are the market leaders in flooring design and innovation. Known for our Luxury Vinyl designflooring and Flotex Sheet Floor Coverings, we’ve used the latest technology and most durable materials to bring you floors that excel in design and performance. Both products are have achieved GreenTag™ and GreenRate™ that offers eco-credit points towards GreenStar building projects.

Karndean Designflooring’s CPD presentation includes the following learning outcomes:

1. Understanding the physical elements that makeup Luxury Vinyl Tiles

2. Selecting the most suitable vinyl tile so it is fit for purpose

3. Specifying the appropriate vinyl tile to comply with AS/NZS 4586

4. Understanding the role of Luxury Vinyl Tile in the environment

Karndean find inspiration for their Designflooring in the beauty of the natural world and feel passionate about bringing this natural beauty into every product. Their Australian Business Managers, Internal Sales Teams, excellent product stock availability, technical and specification support, all combine together to provide market leading support for their customers.

For more information visit the website:


Keim Australia supplies specialised products to the building and maintenance sectors related to breathable coating systems, water-proofing, hydrophobic agents, anti-graffiti coatings, and coatings for Heritage buildings. Keim’s complementary product systems allow for all over façadé protection as well as interior paints that actually make the air cleaner.

Keim Mineral Paints and stains are natural, water-borne, liquid silicate paints which produce an extremely durable, colourfast, and sustainable protective finish with high vapour permeability, These work in harmony with the environment. Due to the unique way in which the system works, it ensures a longlife, colourfast, protective finish with low maintenance. Keim Australia also consult to the Heritage Building sector, working with original paint systems that have been in production since 1878. 

Keim’s Formal CPD presentation (1 Point) covers:
  • the role that breathable coating systems have in consideration of health, the environment, and building longevity.
  • The preventative/protective nature of coating systems
  • Identifying problems and potential problems with damp and rising damp in buildings
  • Specification of coating systems for Heritage Buildings
For more information visit

Kingspan Insulation

Refuel CPD Seminars available for formal points:
1. Insulation 101
2. Insulation Solutions: Walls & Floors
3. Section J & Insulation Solutions
4. Good, Better, Best Insulation Solutions for Roof, Wall, and Underfloor
5. Continuous Insulation: The First Consideration in Energy Efficient Building Envelopes 
6. Insulation Systems for the Health & Aged Care Sectors

Kingspan Insulation is a market leading manufacturer of innovative ultra-thin flexible insulation, super high performance rigid insulation and high performance pre-insulated ductwork for building fabric and building services applications offering unique alternatives to conventional bulk fibre and rigid polystyrene insulation.

Kingspan Insulation is committed to reducing carbon footprints with thermal solutions for the building envelope. To achieve this Kingspan Insulation has one of the most technically advanced support services in the industry offering a full spectrum of advice on both new constructions and refurbishment projects across the residential and commercial building sectors.

 For more information please call 1300 247 235 or visit
To book a CPD seminar email

Matilda Veneer is Australia’s leading manufacturer of architecturally specified timber veneer, renowned for sourcing and manufacturing beautiful, unique and special veneers from Australia and around the world. Matilda Veneer also specialises in the production of appearance-grade Hoop Pine plywood, and architectural timber products, such as Fireply (Group 1 fire-retardant plywood), Lite Ply and Truewood veneers. With an exclusive selection of companies distributing its products around the world, Matilda Veneer ensures it provides products that are truly distinctive.

Matilda Veneer’s free, one-hour presentation titled ‘Veneer: the intricate basics’ is designed to give architects a broader understanding of all aspects of timber veneer. Our experience with architects has taught us that while many have an affinity with timber and timber products, some are wary of timber’s natural variation which has the potential to result in outcomes which may vary from the design brief and from client expectations.

With this is mind, our presentation covers everything from resource procurement to lacquers, and everything in between, with the objective of giving an understanding of all aspects of timber veneers. Through this understanding, participants gain the ability to specify beautiful, unique and natural timber veneers with confidence.

Should you have any queries please phone: General Manager, Craig Graham on (07) 5595 0655 or visit:

Nash Timbers aim is to sell quality timber to our clients at an affordable price, maintaining eco-sustainable timber.

Over the years NASH TIMBERS has offered many clients a specialised and personalised approach to selecting any type of timber new or recycled, which includes solid & engineered flooring, decking, weatherboard, and stair case material and structural beams for residential and commercial applications.

NASH TIMBERS takes a holistic approach consulting with the client, architect, interior designer and builder to ensure the best timber product is provided.

With many years in the timber industry our passion and desire for timber continues to grow, as does our absolute unwavering desire for customer satisfaction. Myths and mysteries are well established in this industry and to make it easier and more understandable we have developed the Nash Timbers Select System

Nash Timbers Presentation:

1. Discusses A Select Systemp

  • Guides you through a timber selection process
  • Internal, External 
  • Species, floor type, colour, sizes, width, height
  • Timber Grading, Hardness, Durability
  • Timber floor installation and Coating
  • Timber Knowledge Base full of information

2. Timber Site Inspection

  • Substrate- moisture, leveling ,battens, ply, acoustic
  • Under sub floor ventilation
  • Floor installation Techniques,-Checklist and tips
  • EMC Formula for installing timber floor
  • Floor sanding & coating- Checklist and Tip

For more information visit
To request a presentation please contact
To book for a presentation at Nash Timbers Showroom please contact

Ontera-Milliken is a design-focused, commercial flooring leader throughout the Australian and New Zealand markets.


Our current Australian Institute of Architects Refuel CPD presentation provides an overview on “Designing Out the Common Causes of Flooring Failures | Moisture & Existing Site Conditions” for the Commercial sector.

We recommend it for architects, designers, builders and contractors.

Topics will include:
• How the construction industry has changes, products and timelines
• Effect of moisture in concrete slabs on floor coverings
• Testing for moisture
• Moisture mitigation systems available in the market
• Site related issues - Refurbishments
• Installation of flooring for refurbishment projects

This course takes 1 hour to complete and is worth 1 Formal CPD point for attendees.

For further information please visit us at:



Parchem Construction Supplies offers design professionals the following informative seminars to provide a practical approach to understand how these common construction applications should be incorporated into sound project design, by providing appropriate solutions.

Wet Area Waterproofing: Design Options (NEW)
From this seminar you will gain a full understanding of the minimum requirements of AS3740 and best practice waterproofing for wet areas.

Sustainability & Waterproofing: A Practical Guide (NEW) Green Star CPD
This seminar is an opportunity to understand the role of waterproofing and its application in sustainable projects.

Exterior Waterproofing: Above Ground: Design Options (NEW)
Leaks are a common building defect that can be prevented; the seminar will review the recently updated AS4654, including detail drawings.

Residential Concrete Pavements: Design Options (NEW)
The seminar will cover key aspects of AS372 and illustrate decorative concrete options.

Concrete Corrosion (Repair & Prevention): Design Options
Designed specifically for architects, review the cause of concrete corrosion, repair and options available to prevent corrosion.

Understanding Sealants in Joint Design
Upon completion of this seminar you should be able to identify common sealant defects, causes and application.

Parchem Construction Supplies are a leading manufacturer and supplier of Construction Products and Decorative Concrete in Australian and New Zealand.

Please visit


Established in 1982, Partridge is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, providing services in the field of structural, civil, hydraulic, stormwater, remedial, forensic, and event engineering. 
Supporting and partnering with top architects and innovative designers, Partridge is proud to have played a role in helping bring thousands of innovative concepts into stunning reality.
Partridge seeks to further the relationship between architects and engineers by presenting workshops and seminars that explore the structural requirements and implications of architectural design – with a sharp focus on residences and houses.   
The aim is to assist architects in understanding what structure, detailing, and specifications may be required to achieve their desired amenity, functionality, and budget.
For further information or queries please call us on 02 9460 9000 or visit us at

    Planned Cover specialises in the insurance and risk management requirements of the architectural profession.

    Over the years, Planned Cover has been recognised as the Insurance Industry's Broker of the Year (Australian Insurance Industry Awards 2010, 2013 & 2014) by offering more than just insurance placement. Planned Cover offers expertise in the areas of:

    • Insurance placement
    • Risk management
    • Claims management

    Our legally qualified Risk and Claims Managers offer a series of in-house or group CPD seminars to architects and various construction professionals.

    For more information, please contact


    TOPIC: Designing with Timber – Ensuring durability, style and compliance – 1 point

    You are an architect or designer and love the feel, warmth and aesthetics of timber in your designs. This Designing with Sustainable Timber CPD is designed to help you understand the key factors required to ensure timber used in your designs and specifications is responsibly sourced and designed in such a way to ensure it will last for years to come, as well as achieving sustainable building design criteria.

    Key Learning Outcomes

    1. Describe the benefits of using timber in design
    2. Outline the assessment criteria to understand timbers performance characteristics
    3. Describe how to assess timbers material performance to meet performance requirements
    4. Describe how to ensure compliance to NCC requirements when designing with timber 
    5. Outline the steps to design cladding to enhance durability
    6. List the reasons, benefits and  different types of coatings

    Porta is an Australian-owned and operated company with a rich family history spanning over 75 years designing, manufacturing, distributing a broad range of timber products using various local and imported certified timber specie. We pride ourselves on being Australia’s leading supplier of timber products, mouldings and custom moulding services to the architectural, home improvement, building, trade and commercial sectors.
    Porta….the people who know and love timber!

    Please visit our website at: or for more information and bookings please contact:  

    • Architects & Designers: Claire Greenwood – – 0427 771 072
    • Landscape Architects / Landscape Construction – Lyle Maybury – - 
      0413 707 425

    Note: Please advise if you would like us to bring morning or afternoon tea. Offer applies for a minimum group size 8. We can also personalize the presentation, adding on specific topics that relate to your current projects.



    Long perceived to be immune from such problems, ‘the lucky county’ has seen an increase in the occurrence and severity of condensation problems across disparate climate zones as standard designs start to fail. An ABCB nationwide survey estimates that about 40% of new buildings suffer from condensation or mould.  The NCC 2019 includes for the first time a dedicated condensation management section under health and amenity.

    The presentation considers the role played by various control layers and how they impact design and specification to aid the understanding and effective management of condensation risk.

    By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

    • Identify and understand the legislative framework and duties and obligations with respect to Condensation Management.
    • Explain what condensation is, and why condensation can and does occur in the built environment.
    • Identify and explain the functionality and interplay of water, vapour, air, acoustic, thermal and fire control layers.
    • Recognise the psychrometric chart and be able to use this to calculate dew point temperature.
    • Identify for standard construction details for a given climate zone where there is potential for condensation to form and if this presents a risk.
    • Understand the functionality and performance of different types of sarking membranes.
    • Understand the role played by effective ventilation in managing condensation risk.
    • Know when and where to seek assistance.



    At RBA Group we understand the challenges involved with designing Accessible bathrooms so we have put together a one-hour CPD presentation specifically for Architects and Interior designers.  We know there is a broad range of understanding of AS1428.1-2009 [incl AMDT 2010] so we have tailored our program to accommodate Beginners and seasoned professionals.

    To arrange a visit from one of our consultants, please call Mr Kel Lupis on1300 788 778 or email

    SAS International is the leading global manufacturer of quality metal pan acoustic feature ceilings and bespoke architectural metalwork. Installed in iconic, landmark buildings worldwide, we lead through innovation, cutting-edge design and technical acoustic expertise.

    Our success is built on continued investment in manufacturing and achieving value for clients through world-class engineering and ingenuity.

    Within Australia, our projects include Sydney Airport, 50 Martin Place and International Towers Barangaroo.

    Supplying the region for over 20 years, we opened our Sydney office and warehouse in 2013. We have since delivered interior fit-out products direct to customers across Australasia, providing one-stop design, cost and delivery certainty.

    Passionate about sustainable design, our suspended metal pan ceiling systems are Global Green Tag accredited and fully recyclable.

    We currently offer a ‘Specifying Metal Pan Suspended Ceiling Systems – Acoustics, Environmental, Design and Integration Options’ CPD.

    After the CPD seminar, attendees will be able to:

    • Describe the benefits of metal pan acoustic ceilings
    • Identify the principle types of metal pan and feature ceilings
    • Explain the various design and integration options when specifying acoustic ceiling systems

    To view our latest case studies and project photography visit our website or for further information please email us on



    Tarkett provides integrated and coordinated flooring solutions to professionals and end-users that measurably enhance both people’s quality of life and a building facilities’ life-time return.

    At Tarkett we leverage our worldwide expertise, broad product portfolio and intimate understanding of customers’ needs to offer a complete suite of front door to back door solutions, with distinctive flooring experiences across an almost unlimited range of applications including public, commercial, residential and sports facilities in both new construction and renovation projects.”

    For more information go to:



    The Footprint Company was founded in 2012 by Dr. Caroline Noller who identified the need for a comprehensive, tangible Ecological Footprint tool. 
    Our twenty five years experience in the business of sustainable design and building and our partnerships with some of the world’s most respected researchers and professionals means that you can have confidence in the validity of our outputs and our passion for making the built environment a better place.
    Our purpose is to enable architects, designers and property professionals achieve low carbon leadership for all designs and projects.

    For the latest project images and product information check out the Footprint Company website –

    Presentation: “Materials Carbon Footprint & Low Carbon Design”
    Our presentation with deliver the following learning outcomes:

    • understand materials (embodied) carbon footprint from cradle to grave.
    • Learn about the impact of popular building materials and assemblies.
    • Understand how to detail and design to minimise embodied carbon footprint.
    • Learn about how to reduce low carbon research time.


    In October 2013, USG Corporation and Boral Limited announced an exciting joint venture.  USG Boral Building Products combines a leading manufacturing and distribution network with leading technology and world-class innovation capacity.  From Asia to Australia to the Middle East, USG Boral is enabling builders and contractors alike to build faster and build better for a greater tomorrow.

    We strive for continuous improvement in our support and service of customers, business partners and stakeholders.   With around 3,500 employees, USG Boral is a leading manufacturer and supplier of gypsum based wall and ceiling systems, suspended ceilings, metal framing, joint compounds and high performance panels operating throughout Asia, Australasia and the middle east.

    We are well positioned to service the Australian market with manufacturing facilities in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, supported by an Australia-wide distribution network of approximately 100 company-owned stores and independent resellers. We pride ourselves on our local distribution coverage, making sure our customers are equipped and have access to USG Boral products and services.

    See more at:

    Refuel CPD Seminars available for formal points:

    1. Manufacturer and supplier of light weight interior products and systems
    2. The role of insulation in acoustics
    3. Seismic consideration and design for suspended ceilings in Australia


    VMZINC is the international brand name of rolled zinc products manufactured and sold by the Umicore Group.

    For over 150 years VMZINC has been providing innovative building solutions for architects around the world. With an extensive and unique range of products, VMZINC offers the Australian market many options for zinc cladding, roofing and interior applications.

    Zinc is a non-toxic, durable, recyclable and malleable material. As an essential trace element, zinc is also vital to biological equilibrium and growth. Zinc used in the building industry is 100% recycled, putting it far ahead of many other materials which are just taking their first steps in recycling. Less energy is required to produce zinc than the other principal metals.

    VMZINC Australia has a Refuel CPD (formal points) seminar available, awarding 2 formal points for architects.

    For more information please contact VM Zinc Sydney 02 9358 6100 or email



    Safety in Design for Working at Height

    Australia’s Safe Design of Structures Code of Practice demands designers eliminate hazards – whether in the construction phase or the decades of maintenance that follow – even before they are created. It sets out specific steps for designers at each stage, including predesign, the conceptual and schematic design phase, design development phase, and review of control measures.

    In the Safety in Design for Working at Height CPD Presentation, Workplace Access & Safety will demonstrate how to practically implement Australia’s Safe Design of Structures Code of Practice so architects can meet their safety in design obligations.

    Participants completing the Safety in Design for Working at Heights workshop will be able to:

    1. Identify and understand the legislative framework and your duties and obligations
    2. Gain an understanding of the Australian Standards relating to safe access and height safety
    3. Understand how the Code of Practice Safe Design of Structures applies to their role and
    4. Apply the Code of Practice Safe Design of Structures to when designing access for working at height safelyeagl
    5. Identify potential work health and safety hazards early in the design process
    6. Apply safety design principles all the way through the design process
    7. Learn how to conduct a risk assessment and choose the right safety measures using the hierarchy of controls to eliminate risk
    8. Identify key risks areas to consider when designing a building
    9. Evaluate and choose controls
    10. Understand what documents are required for handover including user manuals, rigging/layout plans; commissioning testing information; manufacturers test reports; risk assessments and controls.


    Frequently asked questions – information for providers of CPD

    1. What is CPD?

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Architects is any activity that enhances the professional knowledge and personal skills needed for the advancement of architecture, society and the environment.

    Key requirements of CPD for Architects are that an activity:

    • relates to the practice of architecture but is not an activity undertaken in the normal course of practice
    • has stated learning outcomes/objectives, demonstrating that the primary purpose of the activity is educational
    • relates to at least one of the National Competency Standards for Architecture: Design, Documentation, Project Delivery, Practice Management

    2. What are the competency standards?

    The National Competency Standards in Architecture (NCSA) is a document published by The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) setting out the benchmark standards of competency for registration as an architect in Australia and New Zealand.

    The NCSA can be found under publications at

    3. Is CPD compulsory for architects?

    CPD is compulsory in WA, NSW, Queensland and Tasmania. It is expected to soon become compulsory for architects in other states in Australia. CPD is also compulsory for A+ members of the Australian Institute of Architects. Architects are advised to do CPD to continually develop their professional skills and knowledge within the industry.

    4. Should providers maintain records of attendance?

    Architects are required to manage their own CPD records. The Institute provides a sample CPD record form for members, available for download. However, CPD providers must also maintain records of attendance for each CPD activity.

    5. How long should a CPD provider maintain records?

    You must maintain records relating to each CPD activity for a period of five years.

    6. Are CPD points recognised Australia-wide?

    Yes. The Institute allocates points to activities in alignment with the requirements of its own policy and policies/guidelines of other registration bodies.

    7. Are providers allowed to use the Australian Institute of Architects corporate logo?

    No. All Refuel CPD Provider Network members are supplied with Refuel CPD Provider Network logos and CPD points badges for use on marketing materials. Marketing materials must accurately advertise the program length, CPD points available, learning objectives and any costs associated with the program.

    8. How are points allocated?

    Points are allocated on the basis of one (1) point for every hour of involvement for both formal and informal activities.

    In some cases, limits have been applied to the number of points that can be allocated to a single activity. While these tend to apply to less structured-generally informal-activities such as reading or attending meetings, some formal CPD activities also have limits.

    Points can only be allocated to the educational components of an event: refreshment breaks, registration, drinks/networking sessions and the like, do not accrue points.

    9. What is Refuel?

    Refuel is the Australian Institute of Architects brand for continuing professional development. Refuel was launched in 2005 and is recognised nationally by members of the Institute as providing quality CPD.

    10. What is Formal & Informal CPD?

    CPD activities are defined as formal or informal. Formal activities require some form of assessment or evidence of significant interaction between the presenter and attendee as part of the activity.

    11. Is assessment compulsory?

    No. Most commonly a CPD activity that does not include assessment or significant interaction between the presenter and attendee will attain informal CPD points.

    12. Can I provide online CPD?

    Yes. CPD can be delivered in a number of ways. For example the Institute delivers both face-to-face programs in chapter offices and online CPD via

    13. How are CPD Providers' activities promoted?

    Promotion of activities within the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel CPD Provider Network is coordinated nationally. Recognised activities will be listed on the Australian Institute of Architects website and included in local promotions via Institute chapters.

    14. How do I join the Refuel CPD Provider Network?

    Once you have read all the information and understand the AACA/Institute joint policy on CPD as well as the Memorandum of Understanding, you may submit the application form for the Refuel CPD Provider Network.

    If you have any further questions regarding the form please don't hesitate to ask. Telephone Knowledge Services at the Institute on 03 8620 3877 or email