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Without Further Ado, CPD-Live Is Coming To You

Hosted by Indesign Media, CPD-Live launches Thursday, 25 June. Don’t miss your chance to register for this free, career making virtual event!

With the potential to earn 5 formal CPD points, from the comfort of your own home or office, this completely free and digital event is a must for anyone looking to keep up to date with the latest news and information in the industry. Make sure you sign up before Thursday to be a part of it.

The Indesign team has coordinated a line up of visionary industry leaders who will be sharing insights from their many years of experience. CPD-Live offers not just the opportunity to hear from these speakers but also ask your own questions. It’s an opportunity to interact and network, across verticals, online and for free.

The CPD-Live program is approved by the Australian Institute of Architects Refuel CPD Program, of which Indesign is a network provider. Each session meets the AACA competency standards and you’re able you can earn 1 AIA Refuel CPD Point per individual session for a total of 5 if you attend all of them.

Register now for this Thursday and be a part of CDP-Live!

See below for full program details and outcomes


Full CPD-Live Program and Details

Understanding Section J NCC 2019 for Windows and Doors

25 June, 9.00am – 10.00am AEST

“There has been a lot of uncertainty in regards to the Section J update in NCC 2019, this CPD should allow the attendees to start to feel more confident about designing a compliant building.” – Ross Baynham, National Specification Manager, Alspec


Session Synopsis:

This CPD is designed to understand the requirements of Section J NCC 2019 and its implications on Window and Door selections. What are the impacts of different products on overall Façade performance and how they can affect building design.

Key Learning Outcomes:

From attending this session participants will learn:

  • The new requirements for External Facades in NCC 2019
  • Understanding the performance of windows and walls
  • The impacts of different products on overall facade performance
  • The impacts of NCC 2019 on building design


More Details Here


Watermark Compliance Considerations – From A Drainage Perspective

25 June, 10.15 – 11.15am AEST


“On the 1st of June 2020, the ABCB released an update to the 2018 version of WaterMark Technical Specification WMTS-040:2020. This is one of the most significant changes to the specification in recent years – we’ll cover what materials are certified now and what are not” – Troy Creighton, Managing Director, Stormtech


Session Synopsis:

There are major factors that should be considered with bathroom drainage, building compliance and building insurance with WaterMark Certification – Troy explains the implications and also details all of the drainage considerations you should consider in your projects.

Key Learning Outcomes:

From attending this session participants will learn about drainage considerations including:

  • Code requirements
  • Practicalities
  • Problems
  • Design solutions
  • Environmental aspects


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Wood & Wellbeing

25 June, 11.30am – 12.30pm AEST

Session Synopsis:

How does Wellness & Health impact our working & living lives? With many new buildings under construction, how many of these can be described or certified healthy? Do we know how healthy buildings can lead to positive impacts on both immediate environments both internal and external? If so what are the implications? We need to understand how working spaces will be used and how connected they are to the natural & built environments. Can biophilic design achieve wellness and positive built environment outcomes? Can we achieve a sweet spot of living and working with increased health and wellness? How does timber and the use of timber in built environments achieve these positive outcomes? Are there existing examples of these to educate current design intents? How does the modern and post-COVID design paradigms allow us to eliminate a dichotomy of health & wellness with built environments?

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand what wellbeing is and why it matters
  • Understand what is meant by ‘Healthy Buildings’ and ‘Healthy Materials’
  • Explore the connection between wood and wellbeing
  • Look to the future of wood & wellbeing


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Specifying Hardwoods with Confidence

25 June, 1.00pm – 2.00pm AEST


We’re looking forward to sharing the latest technical developments from around the world that will provide architects with all they need to make an informed choice when specifying timber in their projects” – Rod Wiles, Director, American Hardwood Export Council Oceania.


Session Synopsis:

The aim of this presentation is to give architects and designers an understanding of where American hardwoods come from, what they are, what their environmental credentials and impact are and how to use them and specify them realistically.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess and integrate construction systems and materials consistent with the project brief
  • Evaluate design options against values of physical, environmental and cultural contexts
  • Apply creative imagination and aesthetic judgement to produce coherent design
  • Investigate and integrate appropriate material selection for the project design


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Hydration In The Workplace Specification Considerations 2020

25 June, 2.15 – 3.15pm AEST

Session Synopsis:

This session is intended to provide Designers with a comprehensive overview of the areas that effect the specification of plumbed in boiling and chilled drinking water appliances in the workplace.

This seminar will focus on four key areas: Client Needs, Product Selection & types, Water Filtration, Installation

More Details Here