Safe Cladding & Building Facades Innovation Summit Pre-Conference Workshop

november, 2019

18novAll DaySafe Cladding & Building Facades Innovation Summit Pre-Conference Workshop


Event Details

Façade Design, Emergency Planning and Managing the Building Environment Digitally

The workshop has three themes relevant to today’s built environment. Sessions 1 and 3 will focus on the design, approval and construction process for commercial building facades. The combustible cladding crisis and increase in water ingress building defects indicates there is a need for an increase in the level of competency of building practitioners to ensure compliance with Australia’s building requirements. Session 2 will provide an overview of a best practice approach to emergency planning for commercial buildings whilst Session 4 will explore the opportunities and benefits digital technology such as 3D scanning and Virtual Reality for managing and maintaining our built environment.

What you will learn:

  • Key factors in designing, approving and constructing compliant building facades
  • How to implement a best practice approach to emergency planning for commercial buildings
  • The opportunities and benefits available managing the built environment digitally


Session 1 – Design, Approval and Construct: Waterproofing of Facades

  • National Construction Code requirements
  • Minimum levels of documentation for façade construction
  • Considerations for approving façade construction
  • Key risks associated with façade construction

Session 2 – Best Practice Approach to Emergency Planning\

  • Managing base line building data including BCA performance solutions
  • Emergency management plans/procedures and importance of tailored response solutions
  • Training of wardens/staff, emergency response exercises and training in use of equipment
  • Evacuation diagrams and other visual aids
  • Use of technology in emergency planning

Session 3 – Façade Design – What’s Involved

  • Key Considerations for Façade Design
  • Documentation and Certification
  • Prototype Testing for Façade Designs

Session 4 – Managing the Built Environment Digitally

  • Opportunities and benefits for managing the Built Environment digitally
  • Overview of digital products available including 3D scanning and virtual reality
  • Interactive demonstration of Built Environment digital products


All Day (Monday)

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