Jacob Reddy


Course Focus – Wood Alternatives. Choosing a material with sustainability in mind. Aluminium is economical, safe and ecologically sensible. By exploring material grade, surface protection, and component solutions, advancements in technology have led to the development of sustainable wood-patterned aluminium products designed for exterior and interior applications.

This course focuses on how these products can be used as a beautiful, high performance, durable alternative for real wood in a range of applications including screens, facades, decking, fencing, gates, cladding, and more.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Attendees to this session will understand:

  1. Why Aluminium is a more capable, durable and sustainable building solution.
  2. Comparisons between common alternative building materials.
  3. How is wood-patterned aluminium manufactured?
  4. What are the design and building benefits of wood-patterned aluminium?
  5. What are some wood-look aluminium products currently on the market?
  6. What are the maintenance and cost considerations of wood-patterned aluminium?

AACA Competencies

  • Practice Management & Professional Conduct: PC12
  • Project Initiation & Conceptual Design: PC24, PC28
  • Detailed Design & Construction Documentation: PC39, PC45

With 8 years of experience in the industry withing various sales, business development and Architectural roles, dealing with builders, developers, designers and Architects with a vast range of projects, Jacob’s focus is assisting Architects with finding the correct system & specification that will provide long term performance solutions while maintaining the desired design concept.