Project Delivery
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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How to Flex: Creating flexible practice for all
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.

AACA Competency:Practice Management; Project Delivery

Presenter: Misty Waters, Lee Hillam, Patrick Kennedy, Leone Lorrimer
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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ABIC Commercial Cost Plus Contract
ABIC Commercial Cost Plus Contract
In August, the Institute and Master Builders Australia released the new ABIC ‘Commercial Cost Plus 2014’ (CP-2014 C) contract, for commercial projects. This seminar explores the new concepts and key mechanisms of the ABIC CP-2014 C contract and its use for commercial projects and explores some issues relevant to cost plus projects. The content of the seminar is relevant to architects considering administering cost plus projects on behalf of clients and to builders considering submitting a tender on a project that will use the CP-2014 C.

AACA Competency: Project Delivery

Presenter: Richard Calver and Richard Booth
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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The Integrative Design Process- A new approach for sustainable design
The Integrative Design Process- A new approach for sustainable design
Integrative design is distinguished from conventional design by its use of a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary project team. This presentation by Bill Reed introduces the practical concepts of integrating our technical perspectives with the living system processes that support life on Earth. The beginning of this work in the design and building professions is to start the process of integrating the inter-relationships between subsystems in the building and the natural systems of which the building is part.

AACA Competency: Project Delivery

Presenter: Bill Reed, Principal: Regenesis Pty Ltd
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Managing Projects For Success
Managing Projects For Success
This seminar will develop project planning and project management skills for architects to help them become “project leaders” and contribute to the success of their team, project delivery and sustainability of their practice.
Topics include the project leader’s role in success, financial and resource management, planning for success and managing project risk.

AACA Competency: Project Delivery

Presenter: John Wenzel: Management Consultant, Practice Design Pty Ltd
CPD hours: 2 hours 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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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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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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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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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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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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Tools for Financial Management of Lump Sum Projects
Tools for Financial Management of Lump Sum Projects
David Flannery, a practicing architect for over 30 years, shares his tips for getting on top of contract administration. He outlines a range of tools to help architects achieve accurate financial records for a project. In this presentation he focuses on the role of an architect when a lump sum tender process is used.

AACA Competency: Project Delivery and Design

Presenter: David Flannery, Practice Director, Bligh Voller Nield, Canberra
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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How to Manage Risk and Reduce Disputes
How to Manage Risk and Reduce Disputes
In this presentation you’ll learn how to develop simple systems to manage the risks associated with: project fit; complying with codes, standards and planning conditions; product failure; sub-consultants; cost control; documentation errors; dealing with builders; inspections and observations; and dealing with building surveyors.

AACA Competency: Practice Management and Project Delivery

Presenter: Wendy Poulton, Risk Manager, Architects Professional Risk Services
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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Site/Situation
Site/Situation
In this presentation Brigitte Shim, from the Toronto-based practice Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, discusses how the manipulation of light, water and space informs her approach to building and design. Through a series of projects, she outlines how buildings emerge from a deep understanding of site and landscape.

AACA Competency: Design and Project Delivery

Presenter: Brigitte Shim, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Toronto
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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The Future is Green
The Future is Green
One of the rising stars in green architecture, German architect Christoph Ingenhoven of Ingenhoven Architects reveals how he uses an innovative technical approach to ensure his buildings achieve high levels of sustainability.

AACA Competency:
Design and Project Delivery

Presenter: Christoph Ingenhoven, Principal, Ingenhoven Architects, Dusseldorf, Germany
CPD hours: 2 formal & 2 GBCA

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Exploring Boundaries
Exploring Boundaries
In this presentation, Chris Wilkinson explains how his UK practice Wilkinson Eyre uses each project as an opportunity to push architectural boundaries. He outlines this philosophy using examples of recent works which span bridges, cultural institutions, and major infrastructure projects. His talk was a highlight of the Institute’s 2008 national conference Critical Visions.

AACA Competency: Design and Project Delivery

Presenter: Chris Wilkinson, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, UK
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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Resistance
Resistance
In this presentation award-winning New York-based architect Billie Tsien discusses her desire to create architecture that reveals itself slowly through sensory experience, rather than being driven by image.

AACA Competency: Design and Project Delivery

Presenter: Billie Tsien, Todd Williams Billie Tsien Architects
CPD hours: 2 hours formal

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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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Unorthodox Simplicity: The Work of the Tezukas
Unorthodox Simplicity: The Work of the Tezukas
One of the most talked about presentations at the Australian Institute of Architects' 2007 National Conference; colour-coded husband and wife team Takaharu and Yui Tezuka of Tezuka Architects, Japan, give a frank, illuminating and humorous overview of their deceptively simple, award-winning projects.

AACA Competency: Design and Project Delivery

Presenter: Takaharu and Yui Tezuka, Tezuka Architects, Japan
CPD hours: 1 hour formal

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To Agree or Not Agree: Is That the Question? Communicating With Your Client
To Agree or Not Agree: Is That the Question? Communicating With Your Client
In an increasingly litigious environment, clear communication with your client is paramount. In this course, presenter Rob Shaw will identify simple ways to overcome the key causes of complaints against architects by their clients, and present some fundamental communications skills.

AACA Competency: Project Delivery and Practice Management

Presenter: Robert Shaw
CPD hours: 1.5 hours formal

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