Documentation
Building Product Compliance
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.

AACA Competency: Documentation, Project Delivery

Presenter: Kristin Brookfield – Housing Industry Association (HIA)
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Talking SHoP: Taking risks from New York to Seoul to Barcelona
Talking SHoP: Taking risks from New York to Seoul to Barcelona
From the National Architecture Conference 2015: Risk

Gregg Pasquarelli addresses the theme of risk and focuses on the ways in which his practice engages risk as a productive element within their work.

Since 1996 New York-based SHoP Architects has set the standard for creative exploration in the field of architecture and modelled a new way forward with its unconventional approach to design. The firm’s method centres on a willingness to question accepted patterns of practice, coupled with the courage to expand beyond the architect’s traditional roles.

AACA Competency: Design

Presenter: Gregg Pasquarelli - Principal: SHoP Architects
CPD hours: 1 hour 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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BIM In Practice
BIM In Practice
This seminar will draw extensively on the information in the ‘BIM in Practice’ documents released in August after input from over 45 BIM in experts in Australia (www.bim.architecture.com.au). It will focus on three specific areas:

- Effects of BIM on the legal and procurement aspects of delivering projects
- Proper management of BIM collaboration across disciplines
- Involving clients and other stakeholders to communicate benefits and challenges of BIM

AACA Competency: Documentation and Practice Management

Presenter: Dominik Holzer: Partner, AEC Connect
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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Making Good to Future Detail: A Case Study Approach to Documentation
Making Good to Future Detail: A Case Study Approach to Documentation
James Jones takes you through the ins and outs of the documentation process and its relationships with contract administration and specification. He outlines common stumbling blocks, offers strategies and solutions for ‘writing your way out of trouble’ through the design, documentation and construction stages.

AACA Competency: Documentation

Presenter: James Jones: Design Principal, Architectus
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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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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Best Practice in Documentation
Best Practice in Documentation
What is the importance of aiming for best practice in documentation? How can this be achieved? What are the benefits? Architectural documentation consultant Greg Blanch, Principal of documentation firm Detail 3, offers practical suggestions, references and examples to answer these questions and many more. He presents the fundamentals to achieving best practice in documentation.

AACA Competency: Documentation, Project Management, Practice Delivery

Presenter: Greg Blanch, Principal, Detail 3
CPD hours: 1.5 hours formal

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Project Cost Control
Project Cost Control
This course, presented by Quantity Surveyor, Steve Grimes, demystifies the complex area of cost control of building projects, from the early design phases, through contract documentation, the tender period, and up to the completion of construction.

AACA Competency: Project Delivery and Documentation

Presenter: Steve Grimes, Director, PlanCost
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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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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Making the Case for Green Office Buildings: The New Santos HQ
Making the Case for Green Office Buildings: The New Santos HQ
HASSELL Senior Associate Chris Watkins gives the low-down on just what it takes to design a high-end office building that achieves a 5 star Green Star rating while still meeting the strict commercial and aesthetic confines of the Adelaide property market.

Developed with the support of the Department of Environment and Water Resources.

AACA Competency: Design, Documentation and Project Delivery

Presenter: Chris Watkins, Senior Associate, HASSELL
CPD hours: 1 formal & 1 GBCA

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Detailing for Water: Why Do Buildings Leak?
Detailing for Water: Why Do Buildings Leak?
It’s in the detailing! A "nuts-and-bolts" course offering practical "do's and don'ts" to prevent water ingress. Why do buildings leak? How can you prevent water from entering them? These are questions that presenter Ric Bonaldi has dealt with on a daily basis for much of his 50 year career. Recognised as a leader in his field, Ric shares his strategies on how to prevent water entering – from the top of the roof ridge to the bottom of the basement.

Now updated!

AACA Competency: Design and Documentation

Presenter: Ric Bonaldi, Director, Bonaldi Australia
CPD hours: 1.5 hours formal

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Copyright and Moral Rights: What Every Architect Needs to Know
Copyright and Moral Rights: What Every Architect Needs to Know
Copyright and moral rights are fundamental to architectural practice, but for architects they are often a source of confusion. In this course, Ian Mc Donald, Senior Legal Officer from the Australian Copyright Council, explains how to identify copyright material, how to establish who owns copyright and what precautions you need to take to ensure you don’t infringe copyright and/or moral rights.

AACA Competency: Practice Management and Documentation

Presenter: Ian McDonald, Senior Legal Officer, Australian Copyright Council
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM)
This course is an introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM). It is presented from the point of view of a practising architect, David Sutherland, whose firm, Fender Katsalidis Architects, uses this approach every day. David discusses the reasons driving the shift from electronic drafting to Building Information Modelling and why he believes such processes will empower the architect profession.

AACA Competency: Design and Documentation

Presenter: David Sutherland, Director of Planning, Fender Katsalidis Architects
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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