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Free Technical Seminar Series – Identifying Quality uPVC Windows to suit Australia’s climate
The unique challenges that the Australian climate presents when choosing energy efficient building materials, and specifically window profiles, will be explored at a Technical Seminar presented by the uPVC Windows Alliance in Sydney 12 August and Melbourne 13 August.
The seminar will draw on the extensive experience of the European uPVC windows market looking at how window profile quality can be certified locally to stand up to Australia’s climatic conditions.
International guest speaker is Mr Bernhard Elias, responsible for quality and certification under the German RAL window certification system - recognised in Germany and internationally as a symbol for superior quality products and services. He will be joined by Chief Executive of the Vinyl Council of Australia, Ms. Sophi MacMillan in this free technical seminar who will talk about local uPVC window industry developments.
This seminar is organised by the uPVC Windows Alliance, an initiative of the Vinyl Council of Australia, to give specifiers, architects, designers and home-owners information on uPVC windows and how such high performance windows can help to create more energy efficient homes.
“Europe have long focused on using energy efficient windows for comfort and cost savings. And in those regions, uPVC window frames with double or triple glazing are the most popular choice. However in Australia, we have traditionally used timber frames which require high maintenance; or aluminium window frames, which are lower maintenance than timber but poor thermal insulators,” said Ms MacMillan. “The opportunity to have Mr. Elias here to share the European experience will be invaluable as the Australian industry is continually striving to create more energy efficient buildings.”
The invitation to the Technical Seminar is open to all who are interested in achieving energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings and how the Australian certification process will provide confidence in durability and long lasting energy performance.
What: Viewpoint 2 Technical Seminar on uPVC Windows
Speakers: Mr Bernhard Elias, German RAL & Ms Sophi MacMillan, Vinyl Council of Australia
When: 10am – 12pm, Tuesday 12 August 2014
Where: Park Royal Parramatta
When: 8:30am – 10:30am, Wednesday 13 August
Where: Bell City Preston
About Mr. Bernhard Elias
Mr. Elias studied to be engineer for plastics technology in Vienna / Austria. Following that he worked in a test and research institute for plastics, engaged in testing of pipes and piping systems. As an expert in testing he was delegated to national and international standardization working groups.
In Germany he was appointed as auditor to the RAL quality association for plastic pipes. In 2007 the RAL quality association for plastic window profile systems assigned Mr. Elias as responsible for quality and certification. He coached several working groups which established the RAL-quality and testing requirements for plastic window profile systems.