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.

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Seminar Outline


On the 10 year anniversary of the first edition of the Australian Building Industry Contracts (ABIC), the joint authors Australian Institute of Architects and Master Builders’ Association have revised the contracts and are launching improved editions of Major Works, Simple Works (commercial and domestic) and Basic Works (commercial).

This seminar will examine the new contract provisions and mechanisms in detail, how to administer these, as well as looking at the supporting guidance materials and templates available to users of the new contracts.

Presenter Biography

Mr Dean Katsavos

Dean has authored the ABIC and Institute contracts, their supporting documents and related practices resources on Acumen. Dean has a legal background in property, planning, construction and insurance claims.
Dean is legal counsel at the Institute and Director of Legal Advisory and Governance.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

• Identify the new provisions and mechanisms in ABIC MW, SW and BW commercial and domestic contracts.
• Understand their role and obligations in administering these new mechanisms and related time-frames.
• Develop an understanding of how current industry practices may affect administration of the ABIC contracts.


CPD Points and Competency :
2 formal CPD points: Project Delivery



Pricing Structure: 

VIC, NSW, QLD, SA Prices   TAS Prices WA Prices 
Member: $80.00 Member: $15.00 Member: $44.00
Non Member: $110.00 Non Member: $15.00  Non Member: $88.00
A+ Member: $70.00 A+ Member: $15.00 A+ Member: $33.00
Graduate: $40.00 Graduate: $15.00 Graduate: $44.00
SONA Member: $20.00 SONA Member: $15.00
SONA Member: $22.00 

TAS Livestream: please
email the Tasmanian Chapter 
CPD Coordinator directly on 
katie.katos@architecture.com.au
 

   
Member Livestream: $50.00    
A+ Member Livestream: $45.00    
Non Member Livestream: $70.00    
Graduate Livestream: complimentary    
Group Livestream Discount (Member only)
5-10 members = $250.00
Contact: cpd@architecture.com.au or
(03) 8620 - 3905 to take up this offer
   


Member: $15.00
Member: $15.00
Member: $15.00

SONA Member: $15.00
SONA Member: $15.00
Registration

 Location Date Time Register via

Hobart
Dechaineux Theatre
University of Tasmania
41 Hunter St
Hobart, TAS 
 
Monday 26th February
 
12.00 midday - 2:00pm
 
REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 25th February


Launceston
 
University of Tasmania
School of Architecture and Design
Rory Spence Lecture Theatre
Room 108


Tuesday 27th February
 
2.00pm - 4.00pm

REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 26th February



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Seminar Outline

Safety is in the detail.  Your small decisions can have big implications.

As the creator of the designs, architects more than any other group, have the opportunity to influence safety in construction, maintenance and use of the built environment.  By understanding the issues and challenges of the construction project and the ongoing use of the structure, architects have the ability to provide innovative solutions to these challenges.

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.

Deborah will be discussing trends and issues in the industry which the designer may need to consider, including:

  • “Drop In” construction techniques to eliminate or minimise risks associated with working at height
  • Quality of materials and the supply chain – designing out the Grenfell Tower fire
  • Conservation and heritage projects

Presenter Biography

     

Deborah Hammond and OHS Solutions have been at the forefront of providing Safety in Design Services since the concept became a legal reality in 2011.  As the initial creator of the Safety in Design course for Sydney University and Consult Australia, she has been providing advice to the construction industry on implementation within legal guidelines, and best practice applications.

 Deborah has facilitated safety in design reviews on a number significant projects including:

  • Health facilities including Lifehouse at RPAH (cancer centre); Royal North Shore Hospital Clinical Services Building; St George hospital redevelopment, Westmead Hospital Redevelopment; University of Canberra Public Hospital (Rehabilitation facility), Mark Moran at Vaucluse (retirement and aged care facility)
  • Research facilities including Biological Sciences and Science and Engineering at UNSW, and Charles Perkins Centre, USyd
  • Student accommodation at UNSW and USyd
  • Hotel developments including Hyatt Regency, Sandstone precinct, The Star
  • Residential developments in Erskineville, Sydney CBD including Greenland and Central Park.
  • Port Botany Expansion and Williamstown RAF; and
  • Green Square Library.

Deborah has also presented for the the Institute previously in 2014 for our  National Seminar Series on the topic of Safe Design: An opportunity for safety innovation.

Some member feedback from our series included: 
“Excellent! Best yet”,  
“Found her use of real problem scenarios useful”,
“Huge amount of information in 2 hours; very well presented”

 www.ohssolutions.com.au


Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand health and safety legislation relating for designers
  • Increase knowledge of workplace hazards and their harmful effects.  What should designers eliminate from the built environment?
  • Define design innovation to facilitate health of workers, in particular “hidden workers”
  • Identify awareness of risk analysis tools used in the built environment.  Is it a design issue?
  • Analyse different approaches to documenting “unusual or atypical features” in design ie. the safety report

CPD Points and Competency :
2 formal CPD points: Documentation and Design



Pricing Structure: 

VIC, NSW, QLD Prices  TAS Prices WA Prices 
Member: $80.00 Member: $15.00 Member: $44.00
Non Member: $110.00 Non Member: $15.00  Non Member: $88.00
A+ Member: $70.00 A+ Member: $15.00 A+ Member: $33.00
Graduate: $40.00 Graduate: $15.00 Graduate: $44.00
SONA Member: $20.00 SONA Member: $15.00
SONA Member: $22.00 

TAS Livestream: please
email the Tasmanian Chapter 
CPD Coordinator directly on 
katie.katos@architecture.com.au
 

   
Livestream Prices
Member Livestream: $50.00
   
A+ Member Livestream: $45.00    
Non Member Livestream: $70.00    
Graduate Livestream: complimentary    
Group Livestream Discount (Member only) 
5-10 members = $250.00
Contact: cpd@architecture.com.au or 
(03) 8620 - 3905 to take up this offer
   




Registration


Location / Chapter Date Time  Book online 

WA Chapter

33 Broadway
Nedlands
Perth



Monday 19 March 

8.00am - 10.00am (WT)
 
REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 18 March

TAS Chapter (Hobart)
1 / 19a Hunters Street
Hobart

 
Tuesday 20 March
 
12.00 midday - 2.00pm
 
REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 19 March

 
TASMANIA (Launceston)
University of Tasmania
School of Creative Arts - Inveresk |College of Arts, Law and Education
Meeting Room IA.192
4 Invermay Road, Inveresk
Launceston

 
Wednesday 21 March 
 
1.00pm - 3.00pm
 
REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 20 March 
 
VIC Chapter
2/41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne


Monday 26 March
 
 
11.00am - 1.00pm
 
REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 25 March

Livestream
(online)

 
Monday 26 March
 
11.00am - 1.00pm (ESDT)
 
REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 25 March
 
NSW Chapter
Tusculum
3 Manning Street
Potts Point 
Sydney

 
Tuesday 27 March
 
10.30am - 12.30pm
 
REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 26 March
 
QLD Chapter
Level 1 / 70 Merivale Street
South Brisbane

 
Wednesday 28 March
 
11.00am - 1.00pm
 
REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 27 March


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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.