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SA Landscape Technical 2

SA Landscape Technical 2
Essential guide to timber, coatings, Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations


Date: Tuesday 5 May

Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Venue: Adelaide City Council – 25 Pirie St, Adelaide – come to reception in Customer Service Centre

CPD points: 1.5

Cost: free for AILA members, $30.00 for non-AILA members

Light refreshments will be served.


SA Landscape Technical 2: Essential guide to Timber, Coatings, Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations


AILA’s new Landscape Technical CPD sessions provides a forum for presentation and exhibition of industry information in an educational and inspiring format. The sessions offer landscape architects the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and research from Australia’s leading suppliers in one jam-packed session.


Presentation 1: External use of timber and finishes


This presentation will describe and highlight the key factors that need to be considered and addressed to design and specify for successful external timber use and application. These will include, but not be limited to: extent/degree of weather exposure; basic material properties (wood, connections); environmental considerations; and finishes and maintenance. Some case studies will be referenced to highlight specific issues. 

After this presentation participants learning outcomes will be:

  • Describe the key considerations that impact on successful use of timber externally

  • Understand the factors effecting timber performance externally

  • Understand the key timber properties and details for successful performance of timber and wood products used externally

Presenter: Peter Llewellyn - BArchSt (Adel), GradDipStructTimbTech (CQU), FIWSc, FIMMM - Timber Consulting Pty. Ltd - Wood Solutions


Presentation 2: Specification of timber coatings


To increase the lifespan of timber, many species need to be coated. But, with so many different timber coatings available, it can be confusing to choose the right one. Design is one of the most important factors when deciding on a coating, as your choice will determine what you, and the client, wants the timber to look like now, and into the future. This presentation will give you greater confidence in specifying timber coatings by explaining;

  • Describe what coating options are available

  • Name factors to consider when choosing a coating

  • Explain why maintenance is important

Presenter: Amanda Chalmers, Brand Manager, Trade - Intergrain


Presentation 3: Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations – WE-EF Case Study

In modern industry and business, transparency and disclosure are mandatory. All major green building schemes – LEED, GreenStar, DGNB, BREEAM – have implemented systems for disclosing environmental information for building products. WE-EF is one of the world’s leading exterior lighting manufacturers whose success has been built around a simple philosophy, longevity. To help strengthen the market-leading position at home and abroad, WE-EF uses Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to quantify, document and communicate the environmental impacts of their products.

This presentation will give insights into the WE-EF’s hands-on approach to Life Cycle Assessment and will tell you:

  • What Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are

  • Why medium-sized companies like WE-EF invest in LCA

  • How LCA and EPDs are used in facilitating project and product decisions 

Presenter: Garry Talbot – Lighting Sales Engineer WE-EF


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5/05/2015 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Adelaide City Council, 25 Pirie Street ADELAIDE SA 5000

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