PGA joins the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Refuel CPD Provider Network

PGA joins the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Refuel CPD Provider Network from Proctor Group Australia

By: Proctor Group Australia  28-Nov-2012
Keywords: Cpd Provider

PGA joins the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Refuel CPD Provider Network Proctor Group Australia have recently been approved as a member of the AIA National Refuel Provide Network and offer a seminar on the subject of condensation which is a now a recognised activity that will accrue formal points towards the requirements of the AIA CPD policy and the requirements of the NSW Architects Registration Board’s Continuing Professional Education policy, the Tasmanian Building Practitioners Accreditation scheme and the Architects Board of Western Australia. ‘Formal' CPD activities either include formal assessment or have what is defined as ‘significant interaction’ between presenter and participant. Our one hour presentation on condensation offers 1 formal CPD point. For more details on arranging a seminar please visit CPD Seminars call 1800 174 900. Seminar Outline Condensation Conundrums – Where to put your insulation, vapour barriers and breather membranes. Building envelope design is no longer just about keeping out the rain and wind. We are now faced with the challenge of balancing the need to keep out or keep in, and let in or let out cool and warm air, daylight, fresh air, contaminated air, sound, fire and moisture as appropriate for all seasons and all times of the day. The drive for energy efficient buildings with improved air tightness and insulation has changed the dynamics of the building envelope as insulation, whilst keeping some surfaces warm, also keeps other surfaces cold. Sealing up the building can also prevent the safe passage of water vapour, resulting in potentially damaging condensation on these cold surfaces. Long perceived to be immune from such problems, ‘the lucky county’ has seen an increase in the occurrence and severity of condensation problems across disparate climate zones as standard designs start to fail. The ABCB and the AIA in recognition of this, recently published a Condensation Handbook to inform the industry about these risks and to promote best practice.

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