CPD Talk - Thermal Mass and Energy Efficient Design

By Alain H Chazelles
daytime nighttime
continuing professional development

June 20, 2013

6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Unit 5, 37-69 Union Street, Pyrmont

Australian Architecture Association


The thermal performance of typical Australian construction techniques from research undertaken at Newcastle University over the last 10 years will be discussed at this CPD Talk.

Learning outcomes from this CPD talk will be:

  • The thermodynamic principles of thermal resistance and thermal mass
  • The thermal performance of various construction types including lightweight, brick veneer, cavity brick and reverse brick veneer.
  • That R value alone does not predict the thermal comfort.  


Presenter: Cathy Ingliss, Group Research and Technical Manager for Brickworks and its' companies which include Austral Bricks, Austral Precast, Bristile Roofing and Austral Masonry.

Cathy is responsible nationally for research and development of new products, technical matters and sustainability incluidng energy and carbon reporting.  

Presentation Duration: 1 Hour (1 Formal CPD Point).


Public - A$25.00, AAA Member - A$15.00, AAA Volunteer/Corporate - 'FREE'


Alain Henri Chazelles
+612 9588 6585