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Continuing Professional Development

Ted says: I love nothing more than sharing what I have learnt, sometimes the hard way, with anyone who will listen. I am passionate about my role in Continuing Professional Development and feedback has been only positive.

See: Sheehy & Partners CPD endorsement › 360KB PDF and John Grealy director of Architectus CPD endorsement › 70KB PDF

Topics Available and CPD Points

As well as Full Day Courses, the available Professional Development topics are listed below. From the guidelines laid out by the Board of Architects Queensland and by Engineers Australia each presentation will be eligible for one hour of CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

Topic 1: Timber Preservation 

This presentation teaches, in the context of AS1601.1, how to achieve a long service life by combining natural wood durability with timber treatments. Time 45 minutes plus question time.

Learning Outcomes. The participant will:

Topic 2: Hardwood Grading 

This presentation explains stress grades in the context of AS2082 and case histories. Time 40 minutes plus questions.

Learning Outcomes. The participant will:

Topic 3: Timber Decks - Designing for Durability 

Careful specification of commercial decking means that deck failure is now frequently related to the substructure design. This presentation teaches how to design to avoid common problems. Time 55 minutes plus questions.

Learning Outcomes. The participant will:

Topic 4: Utilising Small Diameter Hardwood 

The Queensland Forests Agreements have seen the average log stem size and quality drop dramatically. This presentation teaches how to adjust expectations and work with the available resource. Time 53 minutes plus question time.

Learning Outcomes. The participant will:

Topic 5: The Seven Deadly Sins of Timber Design 

Successful external timber design required that many small points of detail be attended to. The same main problems keep occurring. This presentation highlights these and reinforces important points made in Topic 3 and 4. Time 48 minutes plus question time.

Learning Outcomes. The participant will:

Topic 6: Timber Joints 

Timber joints have been known for 7000 years but in the last century they have changed and improved dramatically. This presentation will look particularly at weather exposed joints.

Learning Outcomes. The participant will:

Topic 7: Architectural Timber Battens 

While timber battens can look very good on contemporary buildings they can be a maintenance nightmare. This presentation explains how to design to avoid this possibility.

Learning Outcomes. The participant will:

Topic 8. Timber 101.  (Optimally Topics 8 & 9 to be presented together)

The basics of external timber are discussed. The presentation will allow you to:

Topic 9. Boardwalk Design   (Optimally Topics 8 & 9 to be presented together)

For a boardwalk to succeed many small points of detail must be attended to at the design stage. This presentation will allow you to.

Topic 10. Footbridge Fundamentals.  

This presentation will allow you to write a specification that avoids the common shortcuts mage with kit bridges and explains how to use a a tool for assessing submissions. This presentation addresses:

Note: This stand-alone session can be included as part of a full day course on footbridge inspection.

Costs - Individual Courses

I charge for travelling and the presentation. For example a single presentation in Brisbane would be 3 - 4 hours at $80.00 per hour for travelling and $140 per hour for presenting. Parking at cost is charged if free onsite parking is not available. Travelling further afield can be quoted as it may involve airfares and accommodation. Full day seminars can be quoted and costs will vary depending on whether I have to hire a venue and cater.

Special Offer: For a limited time Wilson Timbers/Outdoor Structures Australia are offering to subsidise the CPD Sessions’ cost. Must be able to be done in a day’s travel (from Brisbane) and will include a sales presentation by Wilsons/OSA.

Contact me (Ted) on 0414 770 261

Full Day Training Courses

Footbridge Purchasing & Inspection course overview

Topic 1. Footbridge Fundamentals

This presentation will allow you to write a specification that avoids the common shortcuts made with kit bridges and explains how to use a combined specification and checklist for assessing submissions. The course looks at the checklist line by line and explains with many images why the item must be addressed before letting a tender. The course looks at a number of case histories of good and bad purchasing.

This presentation addresses:

Footbridge Purchasing & Inspection Course Overview › 520 KB PDF

Coastal Timber Decks course overview

Topic 2. Coastal Decks

This course will allow you to write a specification that avoids the common shortcuts and errors made with coastal decks and explains how to use a checklist for assessing submissions. The course looks at the checklist line by line and explains with many images why the item must be addressed before letting a tender. The course looks at a number of case histories of good and bad purchasing and also looks at the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives to traditional hardwoods.

This presentation addresses:

Coastal Timber Decks Course Overview › 400 KB PDF

Full day seminars are quoted and costs will vary depending on whether I have to hire a venue and cater etc.

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