Design
The Anatomy of a Leak
The Anatomy of a Leak
Water leaks remain the most frequently occurring and most expensive defect in modern buildings. With the surge in apartment dwelling construction, the frequency of leaks is increasing. Furthermore new regulations mean that designers are more likely to be in the firing line for legal action taken against builders and developers for building defects.

Ross has analysed the defects in thousands of home units to find the common features in design and procurement that lead to leaks occurring. Using a real case study of a large apartment complex, Ross will show how the leaks originate well before the waterproofer turns up with a bucket of goo and a 20 year warranty. The second half of the seminar will be devoted to workshopping the analysis of an actual high rise apartment design. Ross will provide insights into the key issues to look for in defect prevention and the documentation necessary to manage your practices' risk.

AACA Competency: Design

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Presenter: Ross Taylor - Building Repair & Waterproofing Consultant
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Colour Psychology in Architecture
Colour Psychology in Architecture
Following on from the success of last year’s National Seminar Series, “The Application of Colour in Architecture”, Dr Marisha McAuliffe will expand on the role of colour in architecture and design, highlighting how it is used to influence behavioural response in the built environment.

The seminar will explore metamerism and the role of natural and artificial light, as well as practical application, context, perception, and physiological response to colour in architectural environments.

In this context, Marisha will address in detail the three essential considerations when working with colour in architecture and design; Who? What? Where?

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Marisha McAuliffe - Academic and Lecturer, School of Design, Queensland University of Technology
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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The Architecture of Zero Emissions Housing
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.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Caroline Pidcock from PIDCOCK - Architecture + Sustainability (Director)
CPD hours: 2 formal & 2 GBCA

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2016 NCC Change: Now you can aim higher with timber
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.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Boris Iskra and Paul England
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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The Application of Colour in Architecture
The Application of Colour in Architecture
Colour has always played a large role in human society and in the spaces we live and interact. We are constantly absorbing environments and their colours, and our brains process these colours as messages, drawing conclusions and setting expectations, however objective or subjective. When colour is used in architecture and interior design, it means much more than a simple aesthetic choice. In this context, the seminar aims to highlight the role that colour plays in architecture through a historical approach of the phenomenon of colour application, as well as assisting in the practical application of colour in architecture.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Marisha McAuliffe: Academic and Lecturer, School of Design, Queensland University of Technology
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Risk in Architecture
Risk in Architecture
From the National Architecture Conference 2015: Risk

In this session David Gianotten will address the theme of risk and focus on the ways his work engages risk as a productive element within their work.

OMA Projects currently under his design and supervision include the Taipei Performing Arts Centre in Taiwan, the Hanwha Galleria in Busan Korea, the Taiyuan Industrial Heritage masterplan in China, and the Prince Plaza Building in Shenzhen China.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: David Gianotten: Managing Partner-Architect of OMA
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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The Design of Risk
The Design of Risk
From the National Architecture Conference 2015: Risk

Jeremy Till addresses the theme of risk through his work as Head of Central Saint Martins in London, widely considered one of the world’s leading centres for art and design education, and Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of the Arts London.

Jeremy addresses risk-averse authorities and regulations with humour and insight. Case studies include the pioneering building, 9 Stock Orchard Street, winner of the RIBA sustainability prize with Sarah Wigglesworth Architects.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Jeremy Till- Head: Central Saint Martins
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Inspiring Spaces
Inspiring Spaces
What if our health became the basis for judging every building and every public space? What if each of us—every person, everywhere—asked, “Does this place cause health? How does it make me feel?”

The architects involved in this session have design expectations that serve to optimise wellbeing and inspire. This session will explore health facilities that make people better and educational buildings that encourage learning and “teach” students. Case studies from Canada and Australia will be presented with clear examples of the benefits of human-centric design.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Tye Farrow - Farrow Partners | Stefan Mee - John Wardle Architects
CPD hours: 1.5 formal

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Geographic Specificity: An African Perspective
Geographic Specificity: An African Perspective
This course is from the National Architecture Conference 2014: Making.

Making Culture positions architecture as an element of culture, and the process of making architecture an act of cultural production.This approach asserts that the interpretation of and contribution to culture(s) as the primary productive task of architecture, before response to brief, programme, site or other obligations.

David Adjaye and his practice Adjaye Associates (founded in London, but since expanded to the US, Germany and Ghana) seek to create “buildings that belong to yet diverge from their contexts, absorbing and animating difference rather than homogenizing it.” Sensitivity to materials, color, shape, and light informs the work on all scales.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: David Adjaye - Principal: Adjaye Associates
CPD hours: 1.5 formal

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Making Culture I
Making Culture I
From the National Architecture Conference 2014: Making

Making Culture positions architecture as an element of culture, and the process of making architecture an act of cultural production. This approach asserts that the interpretation of and contribution to culture(s) as the primary productive task of architecture, before response to brief, programme, site or other obligations. A series of conversations will explore how the appeal of culture can be used as a tool to enable architecture’s transformative function, to enhance the particularity of place and to stimulate a renewal of institutions.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Andrew Burns - Principal: Andrew Burns Architects, Richard Hassell - Director: WOHA
CPD hours: 1.5 formal

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Making Connections I
Making Connections I
From the National Architecture Conference 2014: Making

Like “sustainability”, the term “collaboration” has started to become a catch cry for architects – we hear it all the time but what does it really mean? Is collaboration the term we use when we hope that everyone will agree with our idea or is this the art of conversation and conflict resolution? Or so much more?
Making Connections examines projects and practices that generously engage with other ideas, people, environments and situations at a range of scales, to produce unexpected outcomes both formally and culturally.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Emma Williamson-Director: Coda, San Sek Ng- Principal: Sek San Design, Gurjit Singh Matharoo- Principal: Matharoo Associates
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Safety in Design
Safety in Design
This seminar will provide a refresher on the work health and safety legislation in relation to designer responsibilities and discuss how designers can achieve a safe design approach in their projects.
The focus will include what designers should endeavour to eliminate from the workplace and design innovations which can create productive workplaces free from injury and disease. The seminar will address methods of communicating safe design in documents, plans and reports to ensure that design intent is not lost in the build process.

AACA Competency: Design, Documentation

Presenter: Deborah Hammond, OHS Solutions Pty Ltd
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Waterproofing In Buildings- Preventing Leaks And Lawsuits By Design
Waterproofing In Buildings- Preventing Leaks And Lawsuits By Design
Ross Taylor's presentation looks at the legal exposure of Architects to the increasing problem of water related defects in new buildings. Case studies of recent legal cases are reviewed, the causes of the problem analysed and the role of design identified. A back to basics approach to using first principles of water shedding and effective use of old fashioned things like flashings rather than just relying on chemicals is provided. Examples of time-proven good practice design detailing are discussed.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Ross Taylor: Management Consultant, Ross Taylor Associates
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Small projects in Malaysia
Small projects in Malaysia
From the 2013 Regional Architecture Conference: Spirit of Place
Smallprojects is about a particular way of thinking and the projects that have resulted, grown from the specifics of monsoon Asia and the questions faced by living in dense humidity, strong sun, a gradually developing society, inconsistent building culture, and the tremendous rates of growth and decay that characterise the hot, wet zone. As a departure from formal concerns, its name references neither size nor scale, but the intimate junctions where elements and issues meet; its interests, less in the production of things than the discovery of relationships.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Kevin Low: Small Projects, Malaysia
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Designing and Building in Mexico
Designing and Building in Mexico
From the 2013 Regional Architecture Conference: Spirit of Place
Jorge Gracia, architect and founder of Gracia Studio, challenges the conventional architecture in Tijuana, México, fostering a demand for inexpensive and design forward architecture, focusing on prefabrication. Projects like Encuentro Guadalupe and Todos Santos House illustrate the complete process of conceiving a project and actually building it, when challenges as design, structure, budgets, material availability, manpower, communication, engineering expertise, artwork and craftsmanship come together.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Jorge Gracia: Gracia Studio USA/Mexico
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Queensland Architecture in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Queensland Architecture in the 19th and 20th Centuries
From the 2013 Regional Architecture Conference: Spirit of Place
Don Watson's employment with the Interim Committee of the National Estate (predecessor of the Australian Heritage Commission) during the recession of 1974 gave him a lasting interest in the history of Queensland’s built environment. He presents a chronology of Queensland architecture from the colonial beginnings through to the mid-20th century, and focuses on the stylistic influences of each era as adapted to the particulars of Queensland’s climate and locally available building materials.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Don Watson: State Library of Queensland
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Braincraft: Thinking in Architecture
Braincraft: Thinking in Architecture
From the 2013 National Architecture Conference
Lyons is a practice with a long-established history of designing medium to large public and commercial buildings in Australia. Working beyond modernist ideas about structural expression and material authenticity, the work of Lyons demonstrates the ways in which materiality and assembly can be used to achieve surface effects and patterns that communicate at the scale of the city and within the visual chaos of the multi-cultural metropolis.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Carey Lyon: Director, Lyons Architecture
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Scale of Expression and the Importance of Hand
Scale of Expression and the Importance of Hand
From the 2013 National Architecture Conference
MAD Architects are adept at achieving seductive forms and surfaces within a vast range of construction contexts, from China to Canada, small to large scale. Yosuke Hayano's presentation will paint a picture of resourcefulness through design aspiration.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Yosuke Hayano: MAD architects, China
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Fire Safety Solutions using Timber
Fire Safety Solutions using Timber
The presentation will provide a brief overview of the advantages and limitations of timber with respect to fire safety followed by a series of examples showing how to retain design freedom whilst satisfying fire safety requirements.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Paul England: EFT Consulting, Director
CPD hours: 1.5 formal

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Architecture and Digital Fabrication
Architecture and Digital Fabrication
From the 2013 National Architecture Conference
Through his research and practice Matthias Kohler is renowned for experimenting with new fabrication tools, such as robots, to achieve complex and precise fabrication with common material elements such as bricks and timber. His work celebrates the assembly of component parts and is at the cutting edge of new design possibilities.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Matthias Kohler: Gramazio and Kohler, Switzerland
CPD hours: 1.5 formal

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Adaptation and Reuse
Adaptation and Reuse
From the 2013 National Architecture Conference
PHooEY Architects are sustainable building professionals concerned about sustainability, upcycling, energy efficiency, and the recapture and reuse of materials. Emma Young demonstrates through her practice's projects: the reprogramming of existing developments, their adaptation and their re-use. Her presentation reminds us to not start our design with a clean sheet but to see the potential in the existing and to retain what is possible.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Emma Young: Director, PHooEY Architects
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Active Landscapes & New Environments
Active Landscapes & New Environments
From the 2013 National Architecture Conference
Whether driven by extreme sites or their own formal aspirations, the work of Aste’s practice LAAC, is characterized by its determined manipulation of familiar materials such as steel or concrete beyond conventional, even reasonable, limits. LAAC are also known for their skilful re-framing of historic materials and sites to open up new associations and social opportunities.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Kathrin Aste: Principal, LAAC, Austria
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Superuse
Superuse
From the 2013 National Architecture Conference
Cesare Peeren’s presentation focuses on the creative use of recycling and upcycling of locally found waste in architecture. He demonstrates the abundance of material available for recycling, and discusses the regulatory and industry frameworks which can constrain or enable its re-use. The projects of his practice Superuse Studios shows how we can design and build beautiful, functional and potentially reusable structures for future generations, and how sustainability begins from the designer.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Cesare Peeren: Superuse Studios, Netherlands
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Material Provenance
Material Provenance
From the 2013 National Architecture Conference
Virginia San Fratello's presentation is concerned with familiar materials, including materials we often fail to notice, used in novel ways.
With partner Ronald Rael, Rael San Fratello is at the forefront of a reconsideration of traditional materials such as earth and straw, using new digital techniques of production.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Virginia San Fratello: Founding Director at Rael San Fratello
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Daylight Design- Beyond the Curtain Wall
Daylight Design- Beyond the Curtain Wall
Area limits on external façade glazing and skylights in Section J of the BCA are making it increasingly difficult for architects to bring natural light into their buildings. With these limitations on glazed area, designers need to better understand daylighting principles in order to tap into the multiple benefits of natural light.

Related EDG note: ‘NCC Section J and Commercial Building Facade Design – 2016 update’ by Michael Shaw.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Michael Shaw: Manager ESD, Connor Pincus Group
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Carbon Centred Approach To Sustainable Design: 41 Exhibition Street
Carbon Centred Approach To Sustainable Design: 41 Exhibition Street
This seminar will focus on the carbon modeling and sustainable design of the Institute's 41 Exhibition Street development in Melbourne. Through a detailed case study it will be shown how a very small CBD site can be transformed to deliver a high quality, highly sustainable, innovative commercial building. The project, concept and total carbon modeling of the building will be analysed in detail.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Russell Evans: Victorian/Tasmanian Manager, AECOM’s Applied Research and Sustainability group
CPD hours: 2 formal & 1 GBCA

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Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Effective Communication
Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Effective Communication
Architecturally Exposed Structural Steelwork (AESS) creates a dynamic and vital aesthetic for a building. This seminar illustrates a selection of internationally significant AESS outcomes and what is necessary to communicate the vision through specification and documentation to get the desired end result in fabrication, finish and completion.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Terri Meyer Boake & Sylvie Boulanger
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Climate Driven Design- Energy Efficiency By Degrees
Climate Driven Design- Energy Efficiency By Degrees
This seminar will examine the principles of energy efficiency based on John Maitland's 30+ years of architectural experience in South Australia. Through a range of project case studies and some results from post occupancy studies, he will review the local climate relevance, material selections and use of technological fixes. John will also relate a building to the human body, how their energy functions are similar, and discuss the impact of human behaviour.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: John Maitland: Director, Energy Architecture
CPD hours: 1.5 formal & 2GBCA

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Timber- Design, Detailing, Durability
Timber- Design, Detailing, Durability
Dr Geoff Boughton has authored over 100 technical papers and a number of books including Timber Design Handbook HB108-98 published by Standards Australia and he participates in a number of Australian Standards committees on timber.

In this presentation he builds on his range of experiences and also on significant work undertaken by the timber industry to investigate the durability of timber, providing models for estimating this at the design stage and understanding how to get the best out of timber in the longer term. Geoff has an affinity for both timber and for design and this presentation combines those two interests.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Geoff Boughton: Director, TimberED Services
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Setting, Occupation & Palette
Setting, Occupation & Palette
Rachel Neeson presents the recent work of Neeson Murcutt Architects including the Castlecrag House, winner of the 2011 Robin Boyd award. Rachel’s projects with her late husband Nick Murcutt can be characterised by a strong tactility. The distinctive qualities of the materials, textures and geometries of the site and those of the building are treated respectfully and heightened by association.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Rachel Neeson: Director, Neeson Murcutt
CPD hours: 1 formal

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New Futures in Heritage Buildings: Responsible Adaptation, Additions and Reuse
New Futures in Heritage Buildings: Responsible Adaptation, Additions and Reuse
It is said that in the near future fifty percent of architects' work will be to existing buildings: this presentation considers the important work of the architect in bringing new roles and new life to existing structures - all part of a sustainable agenda. This course will show relevant examples of adaptive re-use, and also of new architecture in historic precincts, and will discuss the principles behind their success.

AACA Competency: Design and Project Delivery

Presenter: Elizabeth Vines: OAM FRAIA M.ICOMOS B.Arch (Hons) Melb
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Urban + Maidan: experience
Urban + Maidan: experience
In this course, Anu Mathur and Dilip Da Cunha present their thematic landscape and environmental design research. Of particular interest, after a year of intense weather events in Australia, are their studies based on the historic flooding of the Mississippi and the contemporary investigations into the changing seawater, fresh water, groundwater and atmospheric environments of the great city of Mumbai. Their presentation provides salutary insights into natural and cultural fluxes and flows.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha: University of Pennsylvania, Parsons School of Design, New York
CPD hours: 1.5 formal

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Landscape: The Key to Architecture
Landscape: The Key to Architecture
Wang Shu's Amateur Architecture Studio in Hangzhou represents a thoughtful and considered response to the rapid contemporary urbanization of China. The Studio’s projects employ landscape responses, spatial organisations and material qualities that resonate with China’s long history and explicitly challenge the placeless and graceless presence of many recent ‘international’ projects.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Wang Shu: Amateur Architecture Studio
CPD hours: 1.5 formal

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Leaks and Seals: Avoiding condensation through smart design
Leaks and Seals: Avoiding condensation through smart design
Through a combination of case studies and sound technical information, this seminar considers how the building envelope needs to deal with water in its various forms and how considered design and detailing can minimise and prevent damage.

AACA Competency: Design and Documentation

Presenter: Andy Russell: Proctor Group Australia
CPD hours: 2 formal & 2 GBCA

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Inspiring Sustainable Design
Inspiring Sustainable Design
Be inspired as Hermann Kaufmann shares some of the challenges, learnings and strategies he has experienced and developed through years of sustainable design for private, public and commercial buildings.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Hermann Kaufmann: ZT GmbH, Austria
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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Maximising Energy Efficiency in Residential Design
Maximising Energy Efficiency in Residential Design
Informed materials specification and thermal performance in timber frame designs can increase housing star ratings and lower operational energy costs.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Geoff Clark: Troppo Architects
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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Sustainable Design for Low Carbon Footprint
Sustainable Design for Low Carbon Footprint
Carbon positive wood and wood products are enabling architects and designers to create buildings with low or zero (negative is possible!) carbon footprints.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Fabiano Ximenes, NSW Department of Primary Industries
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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Innovative Timber Buildings
Innovative Timber Buildings
New design concepts using engineered timber products are promising to increase sustainability and construction efficiency. Cross laminated timber (CLT) and other laminated products are appearing in multi-level building designs of 10 storeys and more.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Liam Dewar, Director - Eurban Limited UK
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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Does Wood Burn? The Fire Safety of Solutions in Wood
Does Wood Burn? The Fire Safety of Solutions in Wood
Internationally and locally, timber and wood products are increasingly specified for major construction projects as a fire safe building material.

Integrating design principles and fire engineering can ensure the required performance and compliance with relevant building codes.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: David Barber, Principal, Australasia Fire Leader, Arup
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Making it last: Timber durability and exterior wood finishes
Making it last: Timber durability and exterior wood finishes
Durable timber design is a sustainability issue as good timber used outside shouldn't suffer due to poor selection and detailing. This course will present broad guidelines for balancing species performance, site conditions, architectural intent in finishes and maintenance, and an effective building service life.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Greg Nolan, Assoc. Professor, University of Tasmania, School of Architecture & Design
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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From Log Post to Laminated Beam
From Log Post to Laminated Beam
Andrew Lawrence's presentation identifies the limitations and qualities of wood for use in construction and architecture. It also features many ground breaking timber projects including Alvaro Siza's Serpentine Pavilion and the recently completed Metz Pompidou by Shigeru Ban.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Andrew Lawrence: Associate, Arup Advanced Technology and Research Group
CPD hours: 1.5 formal & 2 GBCA

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Climate Change Adaptation
Climate Change Adaptation
How does Climate Change affect design professionals? How will architects deal with climate change adaptation issues? What options and resources are available? This 2 hour seminar with Dr. Dominique Hes examines the challenges and considerations architects face and discusses the approaches and strategies they can put into practice.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Dr. Dominique Hes: Lecturer, University of Melbourne
CPD hours: 2 formal & 2 GBCA

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Walk The Line
Walk The Line
The projects of Chilean landscape architect Teresa Moller convey an ambivalence which recognises the paradox that we cannot appreciate the landscape without altering it. Her work embodies a fearful restraint: sometimes there is nothing to see, at others the intervention is disarmingly stark.

AACA Competency: Design, Project Delivery

Presenter: Teresa Moller: Principal, Teresa Moller and Associates
CPD hours: 1.5 hours formal

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Inner Space
Inner Space
This course is based on Fumihiko Maki’s presentation at Natural Artifice, the 2011 National Architecture Conference.

Architect Fumihiko Maki has written eloquently on the subject of Inner Space: the transferral of nature from the hilltop shrines of the rural village to the innermost recesses of contemporary urban life. The attempt to locate nature within such confines parallels another of Maki’s preoccupations: his quest to provide the experience of solitude within public spaces.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Fumihiko Maki: Principal, Maki and Associates
CPD hours: 1.5 hours formal

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What Emerges
What Emerges
This course is based on Sebastián Mejia and Luis Callejas’ presentation at Natural Artifice, the 2011 National Architecture Conference.

Callejas and Mejia are co-directors of Paisajes Emergentes (Emerging Landscapes). Paisajes Emergentes has come to the fore through rediscovering Romanticism within the technological constraints of virtual architecture. This interplay between architecture and landscape is reflected in projects which blur the lines between buildings and their environments, and which incorporate ecological processes, power generation and temporal change.

AACA Competency: Design and Project Delivery

Presenter: Sebastián Mejia and Luis Callejas: Co-directors of Paisajes Emergentes
CPD hours: 1.5 hours formal

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Natural Artifice
Natural Artifice
This course is based on Juhani Pallasmaa's presentation at Natural Artifice, the 2011 National Architecture Conference. Juhani Pallasmaa sees the task of architecture as 'the defence of the authenticity of human experience'. He asserts the importance of a ‘primary’ human condition which predates any notions of nature or artifice.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Juhani Pallasma, Principal, Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA
CPD hours: 1.5 hours formal

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Dream Big
Dream Big
In this presentation, Michael Green presents some of mgb's earlier and award-winning work in order to discuss how evolving systems and designs in wood can be used to lessen the significant negative effect of buildings on the environment. He demonstrates how new uses of wood technology can be used to construct efficient and affordable structures that cause less harm to the environment, whilst maintaining functionality and aesthetic appeal.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Michael Green (mgb ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN)
CPD hours: 1.5 formal & 2 GBCA

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Integrating Solar Technology
Integrating Solar Technology
In this course Dr Mark Snow uses international and local case study examples to make the case for the integration of solar technology in building design. He discusses the role of solar technology in achieving zero-emission buildings and outlines the current opportunities and barriers that impact on solar technology uptake. He also shows how solar technology can be truly integrated into building designs and gives tips on how to convince your clients to adopt the added value of solar applications for both residential and commercial contexts.

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Related EDG note: ‘Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)’ by Mark Snow

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Dr. Mark Snow: Senior Researcher, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW
CPD hours: 1.5 formal & 2 GBCA

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Slips and Trips: An Introduction to Slip-Resistant Flooring
Slips and Trips: An Introduction to Slip-Resistant Flooring
This Continuum classic has been refreshed and updated for 2010!

Slips, trips and falls within a building generate two-thirds of worker’s compensation claims. This course is aimed at helping you reduce and manage architectural risks by providing detailed information on how to increase the slip resistance of flooring.

AACA Competency: Design and Documentation

Presenter: Peter Westgate: Technical Manager, CSIRO Manufacturing and Infrastructure Technology
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Kill the Modernist Within!
Kill the Modernist Within!
This course is based on Sam Jacob's keynote presentation at the 2010 Australian Institute of Architects' National Conference extra/ordinary.

Kill the Modernist Within! is a thoroughly entertaining, captivating and challenging discussion of some unusual ideas and projects that will take you out of your architectural comfort zone and leave your brain buzzing.

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AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Sam Jacob, Founding Director, FAT (Fashion Architecture Taste)
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Exploding Architecture
Exploding Architecture
This course is based on Richard Goodwin's keynote presentation at the 2010 Australian Institute of Architects' National Conference extra/ordinary.

Richard Goodwin's keynote presentation explores the boundaries of architecture, investigating how it intersects with art, the body and the city. Using examples—including parasitic, guerilla-action, and commissioned projects—he explodes these boundaries. He explains his ideas on "porosity" and "parasitic architecture", and gives an unexpected, innovative and thought-provoking perspective on what architecture is, and what it means.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Professor Richard Goodwin, UNSW College of Fine Arts
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Elemental Design
Elemental Design
This course is based on Alejandro Aravena's keynote presentation at the 2010 Australian Institute of Architects' National Conference extra/ordinary.

Given as a part of the extra/ordinary LIVING stream of the conference, Alejandro's presentation encourages you to think outside the social housing 'box'. His innovative approach to thinking about, designing, and implementing all elements of social housing initiatives is fascinating, and opens up a whole new way of thinking about not only social housing, but also the basic assumptions we, as architects, make about the city, urban communities, and housing options. He analyses the role of the architect in the mass housing market, finally demonstrating that architects can, and sometimes do, have an important part in the provision of mass housing of all kinds.

AACA Competency: Design and Project Delivery

Presenter: Alejandro Aravena, Director, Elemental SA
CPD hours: 1.5 hours formal

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Population vs Landscape
Population vs Landscape
This course is based on Richard Weller's keynote presentation at the 2010 Australian Institute of Architects' National Conference extra/ordinary.

Based on Richard's keynote presentation at the 2010 Australian Institute of Architects National Conference, this course investigates the challenges and potentials of population growth in 21st-century Australia. He explores the implications of Australia's population, as well as innovative solutions - including unconventional planning, landscaping, and ways of thinking - to the 'problem' of accommodating the country's anticipated growth, while also revealing the creative potential for people involved in the planning, design and production of built form to tackle these issues.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Richard Weller, Winthrop Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Western Australia
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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Glass in Architecture
Glass in Architecture
Anthony Nolan is a director of the award-winning practice Kennedy Associates Architects and an acknowledged industry leader in integrating environmental sustainability and architecture. He was motivated to prepare this course because he consistently observed that architect designed buildings performed poorly when rated by thermal modeling tools and set out to investigate why.

AACA Competency: Design and Documentation

Presenter: Anthony Nolan, Director, Kennedy Associates Architects
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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