National Seminar Series 2018

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National Seminar Series

The National Seminar Series is a selection of high-quality seminars delivered across Australia. Seminars cover topics addressing each of the competency standards: Design, Documentation, Project Delivery and Practice Management. If you would like to suggest a topic or if you have any feedback please contact the CPD Team.

Understanding the changes to NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1 - the practical implications

Seminar Outline

This essential seminar, developed exclusively for the Australian Institute of Architects, will address the use of inappropriate external cladding materials which have been installed on a number of high-rise buildings that have been identified as a major contributing factor to substantial fires which have occurred in Australia, the United Kingdom, China and the Gulf region.

These fires have resulted in the overwhelming need for amendments to Volume One of the 2016 edition of the National Construction Code. This seminar will cover the background and provide an overview of this amendment. This seminar will also present the diverse means of facilitating the use of appropriate cladding materials.  In this seminar, you’ll also get a sneak preview of a new unique online tool which will assist architects and designers shortlist suitable claddings in accordance with NCC section C.  The seminar will also clarify the distinction between products affected by the amendment to Volume One and other cladding products.

Presenter Biography

Mr John Clampett

John has been involved in the fire industry in Australia for over 40 years. Within that time John has been a professional fire fighter and had senior positions with the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade, the Australian Building Codes Board, the Building Research Association of New Zealand, CSIRO, Crown Entertainment Complex and Norman Disney and Young. John is also a registered building surveyor and has his own consulting company..

John has a Masters of Applied Science (Building), Graduate Diploma Building Surveying and Graduate of the Institution of Fire Engineers. John is currently undertaking a Doctorate in the Fire Behaviour of Sandwich Panels. John is also a member of the Victorian Government Cladding Taskforce expert panel and has provided advice to the NSW Department of Fair Trade in relation to combustible cladding. He is also a sessional member of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and a member of the Victorian Building Appeals Board.

Ms Homeira Aryanpad 

Homeira Aryanpad is a Chartered Professional Engineer with a Civil Engineering degree from Adelaide University. She has over 25 years of experience as an engineer in the building industry mainly within the manufacturing field as well as consultancy - specifically in the design and construction of airports.

Her main expertise lie in the engineering research, product development, technical solutions and advice, although she has various diverse projects under her belt, from developing websites, eCommerce solutions and engineering software as well as managing construction projects, process improvement and business integrations.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
  • Describe the basis and scope of NCC 2016 Volume One Amendment 1
  • List the amended Deemed to Satisfy Provisions and the new Verification Method
  • Use Performance Solutions to achieve compliance
  • Recite the Fire Standards test methods referenced in NCC.
CPD Points and Competency :

1.5 formal CPD points: Documentation

Pricing Structure: 

VIC Chapter Prices  TAS Prices
Member: $60.00 Member: $15.00
Non Member: $83.00 Non Member: $15.00 
A+ Member: $53.00 A+ Member: $15.00
Graduate: $30.00 Graduate: $15.00
SONA Member: $23.00 SONA Member: $15.00

TAS Livestream: please email the TAS Chapter CPD Coordinator directly on 

National Livestream Prices

Member Livestream: $38.00
South Australia Chapter Viewing in Chapter
(SA registered Architects  ONLY)

 Member Viewing: $38.00
A+ Member Livestream: $35.00  A+ Member Viewing: $35.00
Non Member Livestream: $53.00  Non Member Viewing: $53.00
Graduate Livestream: complimentary  Graduate Viewing: complimentary
Group Livestream / Viewing Discount (Member only)
5-10 members = $250.00
to take up this offer

If you are a holder of a special circumstances membership such as 'Article 88', Parental leave or Post Graduate leave, please contact Johanna Gasser on for a discounted rate.  


Location / Chapter Date Time  Book online 

TAS Chapter (Hobart)
1/19a Hunter Street

Monday 15 October 2018

1.00pm - 2.30pm
Registration closed

TASMANIA (Launceston)
University of Tasmania
Rory Spence Lecture Theatre 
Room: 108

Tuesday 16 October 2018 
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Registration closed

NATIONAL Livestream



Thursday 18 October 2018
11.00am - 12.30pm (AEDT)
Registration closed

VIC Chapter (Melbourne)
2/41 Exhibition Street

Thursday 18 October 2018 
11.00am - 12.30pm
Registration closed
SA Chapter Seminar - (Adelaide)
with Special Guest, Andrew Walton,
Bondor Architectural Business Development Manager
Level 2 / 15 Leigh Street
Friday 2 November 2018
9.30am - 11.00am (SA time)
prior 5pm 1 November 

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Terms & conditions for CPD events

  1. The Australian Institute of Architects has the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue of an event.  
  2. In the event of cancellation, on demand video of the presentation or a refund will be offered to the registrant.
  3. Applications for refunds require two (2) working days notice prior to the event. 
  4. People attending in replace of the registered person must pay the ticket fee associated with their membership type. 
  5. Please note that start and end times are an estimation. Some seminars may finish earlier or later than the proposed time.