Bernie San Diego


This presentation will assist designers, architects and specifiers understanding key design considerations when selecting and nominating windows and doors. It will also highlight how energy impacts the selection of framing & glazing systems. Will also cover & identify key features and benefits of typical surface finishing options.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation, you should be able to:

  • Explain the key design considerations when selecting Aluminium Windows and Doors
  • Specify the applicable Performance Standards and how they affect project Specifications
  • List how energy impacts the selection of framing systems for Coimmercial Applications
  • Identify key features and benefits of the typical surface finishing options

This presentation will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects 2015

  • Design: Conceptual Design 3.4 Design response incorporates assessment of relevant legislation, codes and industry standards
  • Design: Conceptual Design 3.7 Assessment and integration of construction systems and materials consistent with project brief
  • Design: Schematic Design 4.7 Coordination and integration of appropriate environmental systems, including for thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics

Bernie San Diego is the QLD & NT Specification Manager for Alspec and has been working in the construction industry for more than 30 years, with experience across multiple sectors, Bernie has supported the architectural and constructions teams in delivery of some large multi- residential, education, defence, NDIS, aged care to hospital and everything in between. Bernie has a huge passion on Liveable Housing Design and Sustainability.