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For the first time, RIA is bringing its Certified Restorer (CR) and Water Loss Specialist (WLS) prerequisite course, Building Science to you. Stand out in the industry by obtaining your CR or WLS credentials today!

About our Building Science Course:


Participants will focus on the effects of water on different materials, the interdependent system, and how this affects water migration, as well as how buildings “behave” in response to moisture. The course will go into the effects of water on:

 +Drywall +Wood +Concrete lahdf 

+Insulation +Masonry +Steel Framing




Join RIA in Brisbane and Perth for this exciting opportunity:




RIA Members*: $895 AUD (Incl GST)

Non-Members: $995 AUD (Incl GST)


To register please contact Roz Bennett with CPK Training Pty Ltd., via phone at 0409-752-745 or email at

*Not sure whether you're an RIA member?  Want more information on joining?  Contact Leigh Maltby at  


About the Instructor


Christopher Schumacher is a Principal at Building Science Consulting Inc. and oversees much of the work done through BSCI’s research division, Building Science Laboratories.

Chris’ formal education in architecture and engineering is balanced by almost two decades of experience in design, computer simulation, physical testing, and forensic investigation.

As a consultant, he regularly conducts field investigations and large-scale retrofit assessments. He has a special interest in historical buildings and has consulted on many projects for universities and other large institutional and commercial facilities.

As a researcher, he has extensive experience in product testing, including specialized testing of material properties and assembly performance.

Chris has also led the design, installation and analysis of monitoring projects both in the lab and in field locations around the globe.

His combined interest in research and practice, and in the connections between the two, reflects his commitment to the continuous development of building science.