PRESENTERS: John Blowers, Geostone Specialist & James Moller, Product Manager.
TOPIC: Designing in decorative concrete (part One).
OVERVIEW: This is part one of managing expectations of full depth decorative concrete. This first module explores the materials used to make decorative concrete and what impact they will have on the colour, strength and finish of the concrete. We look at the relevant Australian Standards and how we design a mix to suit specific requirements and the testing involved. We will show case the stones available in SEQ and define the process of designing decorative concrete for specific use from concept to reality.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: What makes decorative concrete. Why use decorative concrete. How to successfully design with decorative concrete.
PRESENTER: Eddie Briffa, Architectural Manager.
TOPIC: How to specify clay masonry for fire resistance.
OVERVIEW: A large proportion of the National Construction Code (NCC) dictates requirements to ensure the fire safety of buildings. For a given building element, the means for demonstrating compliance with those requirements will depend on the building materials that comprise the element. For clay masonry walls, the deemed to satisfy means for demonstrating compliance is via AS 3700 Masonry Structures' (2018). This presentation will explain how to specify and design clay masonry walls to meet the fire requirements of the NCC.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: After this presentation, participants will be able to: Define the terms 'Structural Adequacy', 'Integrity' and 'Insulation' in relation to building design. List ways FRL values are determined. Calculate the FRL for Masonry walls. Identify the suitability of a masonry wall to meet FRL requirements for a given application. Identify tools available to facilitate system selection.
PRESENTER: Michael Mrowka, Director REA Solar.
TOPIC: AC Solar Technology - Advanced Applications.
OVERVIEW: This presentation will cover the latest in solar technology and upcoming rules and regulation changes (by Energex, Ergon and Electrical Safety Commission.) which will affect the design, specification and integration of solar technology on new and existing buildings.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: To understand and identify the difference between DC and AC solar systems. Learn the latest in upcoming Solar Electrical Standards. Learn how to calculate actual solar yield and the difference between kW peak system rating and total kWh production. Understand how Solar products need to be designed for regulatory changes and how they address the ongoing issues of safety, reporting, space requirements and correct orientation.