|The Architecture of Zero Emissions Housing|
|The world faces an urgent challenge in creating a living future that is “culturally rich, socially just and ecologically restorative”. How can we ensure good standards of living for all, while having a positive rather than negative impact on the world? The architectural profession can have a crucial role in this opportunity, with good, smart housing a great place to start. Caroline Pidcock will address the leading approaches to zero emission housing around the world and how this could affect Australian directions in the future. This seminar will also explore how integrated design teams and responses are integral to achieving these goals.|
|Building Product Compliance|
|This seminar will explore how to be sure that the building
products you specify for a project are compliant and how to reduce your
risk when choosing products that they may not be fit for purpose.|
Kristin Brookfield from the HIA will discuss the APCC Procurement of Construction Products: A Guide to Achieving Compliance and offer guidance on how to determine whether a building product is suitable to use.
|2016 NCC Change: Now you can aim higher with timber|
|Until now, the choice of construction materials for mid-rise urban developments has been limited to a traditional palette that excluded timber. However changes to the National Construction Code (NCC) from 1 May will enable timber buildings of up to eight storeys without the need for expensive Alternative Solutions to gain approval. This seminar aims to deliver a hands-on workshop that will work through the WoodSolutions Technical Guide on mid-rise timber buildings and provide attendees with the knowledge to confidently implement the NCC changes.|
|Tendering: How to strategically position and present your business for success|
|This seminar will explore the world of competitive tendering. It will allow you to better navigate the tender process, from pursuit through to submission. The seminar will provide insights into how to select the right partners, how to maximise the likelihood of being shortlisted, how to strengthen your contribution to major tender processes and how to develop a tender strategy and translate that into action.|
|How to Flex: Creating flexible practice for all|
Flexible working arrangements are essential to achieving gender equity in the workplace.
What are the challenges, what works, what doesn’t, and how have other practices implemented flexible conditions for their staff? These are some of the questions to be discussed and debated at this entertaining and informative roundtable discussion.