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Wednesday 6 October, 9:00 am

Designing for Our Future - Carbon Mitigation and the Built Environment

If we are to meet the goals set out in the Paris agreement and limit global warming to below 2°C, we must reach zero carbon emissions by 2050. How can this be achieved? What choices must specifiers make if they hope to turn this goal into a reality?

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Speakers:
Dr. Caroline Noller (The Footprint Company)

Philip Oldfield (UNSW Built Environment)
Steve Fox (Architectus)

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Wednesday 6 October, 10:30 am

Blinds & the Pathways to Sustainability

Blinds play a significant role in improving thermal efficiency of buildings. As a result, they also contribute to reducing energy costs and cutting carbon emissions. How should you go about evaluating the sustainability of blinds and what tools are available to help you do so?

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Speakers:
Paul Humber (Norfolk Blinds)

Ben Roco (Norfolk Blinds)

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Wednesday 6 October, 12:00 pm

Enhancing your Design with Performance Louvres & The Effects of Wind Pressure on Façade Elements

When choosing performance louvres, everybody tends to want the same thing - 100% rain defense and 100% air flow. So, how can specifiers make this compromise and strike the right balance between airflow, rain prevention and aesthetic appeal? And what are the regulations surrounding the use of natural ventilators in Australia?

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Speakers:
Uddhava Sharplin (Louvreclad)

Dr. Lawrence Sim (Louvreclad)
Gabriel Tan (Louvreclad)

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Wednesday 6 October, 1:30 pm

Sustainable Tiles - a Specifiers’ Guide

Aesthetic potential is one thing, but as ever, architects and designers need to consider other factors like cost and functionality. And, more now than ever before, they also need to factor in sustainability. How should specifiers approach this complex task? How can they assess individual products and where can they access the resources to help them do so?

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Speakers:
Staun Rasmussen (Kaolin)
Madeline Armstrong (The Casper Project)

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Wednesday 6 October, 3:00 pm

Assessing the Sustainability of American Hardwood Products

Despite regulatory change aimed at clarifying the issue of fire safety, there is still a widespread lack of understanding based on comparing ‘generic’ product types regardless of brand. This session will look at what constitutes compliant aluminium cladding products, how they satisfy the fire safety requirements and how they compare to each other.

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Speakers:
George White (AHEC)
Rupert Oliver (AHEC)

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Thursday 7 October, 9:00 am

Antimicrobial Surfaces – Designing for Protection & Integrity

Bacteria are found almost everywhere. While most are harmless, some can cause sepsis – a life-threatening illness caused by the human body’s response to bacteria entering the bloodstream. Specifiers wishing to minimise the risk of bacterial infection need to be aware of the paths they can take – in terms of design and materials – to prevent their transmission.

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Speaker:
John Berry (Rocks On)

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Thursday 7 October, 10:30 am

Façade Rectification - Fixing the Problem of Combustible Cladding

Though figures are difficult to come by and each state has its own ways of measuring the scale of the problem, some estimate that there are thousands of buildings with non-compliant cladding in each of Australia’s larger cities. What are the best ways to proceed with rectification work? Are there any associated problems that make it even more difficult and, importantly, how can specifiers be sure they follow best practice when undertaking this work and choosing new cladding products?

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Speakers:
Craig Penton (Alspec)
Michael Teys (City Futures UNSW)

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Thursday 7 October, 12:00 pm

How to Protect Steel Structures from Fire

When specifying steel framed systems, it is important to always be alert to its fire risks and to know when and how to incorporate fire protection system – including spray applied vermiculite sprays, board encasement systems, and intumescent coatings – to minimise these threats.

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Speaker:
Peter Butler (Promat Australia)

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Thursday 7 October, 1:30 pm

Key Considerations when Specifying Drainage

What are the relevant regulatory requirements to follow when specifying drainage? What practical considerations should specifiers be aware of when taking on this task, and what are some of the most impressive design solutions available right now?

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Speakers:
Troy Creighton (Stormtech)

Max Rafferty (Master Builders Australia)

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Thursday 7 October, 3:00 pm

What’s New in Lighting – Performance, Sustainability & More

Lighting choices are constantly evolving. New products regularly arrive to market with promises of improved performance and expanded aesthetic possibility. How are specifiers to navigate their way through all these developments and find the right lighting products for their specific applications? This CPD Live session is the place to start.

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Speakers:
Tom Stevens (Light Culture)

Dr. Emrah Baki Ulas (Steensen Varming & UTS)
Michael Richards (Aurecon)

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