Documentation
The National Construction Code (NCC): A Performance-based Code
The National Construction Code (NCC): A Performance-based Code
The use of performance-based design will be explored as an option to achieving compliance with the NCC’s mandatory Performance Requirements.

The seminar will explain the fundamental principles of the performance-based code and how it is applied, along with an outline of ABCB resources available to support industry in its application. An overview of the ABCB reforms will be provided with the aim of fostering a performance culture, increasing innovation and productivity.

AACA Competency: Documentation

Presenter: Ray Loveridge, Senior Project Manager - Australian Building Codes Board | Boris Iskra National Manager - Codes & Standards, Wood Solutions
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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BIM + Sustainability: Opportunities in design
BIM + Sustainability: Opportunities in design
The fundamentals that underpin BIM and Sustainability will be explored by highlighting when and why environmental analysis should be undertaken and what tools are available within BIM software packages.

This seminar will explain what each analysis is, how it works and why it’s important. It will also explore non-BIM tools and other considerations beyond BIM that designers should be mindful of when creating truly sustainable designs.

This session is suitable for both the novice and expert in BIM and similarly so in sustainability.

AACA Competency: Documentation, Design

Presenter: Rory Martin: Sustainability Manager - Residential Frasers Property Australia
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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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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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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