R+T Australia 2014, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 21-23, will be the country’s first ever exhibition specialising in external building systems, such as roller shutters, doors/gates, windows, and sun protection systems.
With global – and Australian – temperatures forecast to increase in coming decades, energy efficiency and bushfire protection are key drivers in modern building design and construction.
The latest sun shading systems, when effectively combined with energy-efficient air conditions, are important elements in dealing with these challenges.
Speaking in two separate sessions over two days in the R+T Australia ExpeR+T Area will be Olaf Voegele, technical expert/consultant and journalist with Germany’s Industrial Association of Technical Textiles (ITRS), roller shutters and sun-shading.
And in separate sessions, with devastating bushfires all too common across Australia, new regulations and codes have recently been released by various jurisdictions aimed at giving increased protection.
Recently updated regulations outline various construction methods and materials that must be used depending on a building’s level of bushfire risk.
R+T Australia will cover in detail the latest regulatory requirements regarding bushfire protection, as well as a number of exhibitors highlighting some of the latest systems.
John Shaw, Principal Technical Advisor with the state government’s Victorian Building Authority will discuss the latest building standards for bushfire construction, while Brownwyn Foord, General Manager of the Windows and Doors Industry Council (WADIC) will present bushfire product training sessions.
All speakers will be presenting as part of R+T Australia 2014’s ExpeR+T Area program, to be held on the floor of the exhibition.
For full details on R+T Australia 2014’s ExpeR+T Area program, please go to www.rt-australia.com/visitor/exper-t-area/exper-t-area-introduction
To register to visit the show, please go to: www.eventdatainterfaces.com/rtaustralia2014
Images (top to bottom): Olaf Voegele; John Shaw; and Bushfire (photo courtesy of www.bom.gov.au).