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2016 Regional Conference - evoke
8 - 11 Sep, Townsville

 

Welcome to the New South Wales Chapter

Welcome to the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. This is the entry point for the many exciting opportunities and events that the Institute offers its NSW and national members.

On this page you will find information on NSW CPD events. In the Quick links box to the right you will find links to other NSW events, as well as awards, services, resources and publications.



What’s happening in the New South Wales Chapter



New South Wales CPD events

Continuing professional development (CPD) events are a core component of the NSW Chapter's continuing professional development program. The series aims to present topics that are inspiring and tangible, providing knowledge that attendees can put into practice.

CPD in NSW

In most states of Australia, including NSW, it is compulsory for registered architects to do CPD. Be aware that A+ members of the Institute are required to accrue yearly CPD points regardless of their state of registration. Download a sample CPD Record form. For more information about CPD for architects, see the NSW Architects Registration Board CPD pageINFORMATION SHEET - Continuing Professional Development.



Sustainable Architecture: Residential

Energy Efficient Building Design for Architects | Five-part CPD series

October - November 2016

The five-Seminar series will focus on the design and construction of sustainable residential architecture. It will equip attendees with the metrics and the technical, political and communication skills to complement your design expertise whilst helping you deliver smarter and more sustainable buildings.

Each seminar will be 3-hours long plus a 30 minute break and will take place from 9.00am-12:30pm at the Institute of Architects in Potts Point.

Modules can be experienced individually or as a series. Together they form an intense course focused specifically on the issue of designing smarter, more sustainable residential architecture.

Both Institute members and non-members are welcome to attend. Note that Member prices are offered at a 50% discount due to the support of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.


Bookings
Individual Modules: $50 Member | $45 A+ member | $120 Non-members | $45 Graduate member | $35 SONA member. To book individual modules see below.

All 5 Modules:  $200 Member | $180 A+ member | $480 Non-members | $180 Graduate member | $140 SONA member. Click here to book all five modules with discount.


Organised by the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, through the Environmental Trust.

  
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Sustainability Module 1: Sustainable Architecture - The Big Picture
Thursday 6 October 9.30am – 12.30pm

Speaker: David Bennett Architect, founder of Shaping Suburbia and co-chair of the NSW Chapter Sustainability Committee

What are the broad principles of sustainability? What are the effects of behaviour and environment on building performance? What contribution does design and technology make in architecture? Loading you up with data, this seminar will explain how architects can influence sustainable outcomes and communicate these initiatives effectively to clients, Authorities and builders.

3 CPD formal points. Competencies: Design.

Register online


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Sustainability Module 2: Residential Architecture - Passive Systems. Building fabric and people
Wednesday 12 October 9.30am – 12.30pm

Speaker: David Bennett Architect, founder of Shaping Suburbia and co-chair of the NSW Chapter Sustainability Committee

What are the principles of passive architectural design and how does the physical fabric of a building create highly efficient architecture that requires minimal water or energy systems to function? This seminar will focus on the material and passive intelligence of architecture as these decisions play out in practice through a series of exemplary local case studies.

3 CPD formal points. Competencies: Design and documentation.

Register online

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Sustainability Module 3. Residential Architecture - Active Systems. Building systems and people
Thursday 20 October 9.30am – 12.30pm

Speaker: David Bennett Architect, founder of Shaping Suburbia and co-chair of the NSW Chapter Sustainability Committee

What are the principles of active systems in the design of highly efficient residential architecture? What heating, cooling and water technologies are appropriate in Sydney's warm temperate climate? What tools are there to guide you? Through a series of exemplary local case studies, this seminar will expose you to a range of cutting edge systems and approaches.

3 CPD formal points. Competencies: Design and documentation.

Register online

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Sustainability Module 4. Multi-Residential
Thursday 27 October 9.30am – 12.30pm

Speakers: Tone Wheeler Environa Studio | James Legge Six Degrees, Vic | Hannah Morton Sustainability engineer, Cundalls

Focusing on residential flat buildings, this seminar will expose attendees to a range of approaches to the task of designing highly efficient and climatically appropriate architecture. In addition to design, specific strategies for dealing with clients, Councils, consultants and builders will be discussed to ensure more sustainable outcomes are realised.

3 CPD formal points. Competencies: Design, documentation and project delivery.

Register online

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Sustainability Module 5. The House
Thursday 3 November 9.30am – 12.30pm

Speakers: Drew Heath Architect & builder | Speaker 2 TBC | Speaker 3 TBC 

Zooming into the scale of the house, this seminar gathers an array of professionals working at the cutting edge of small-scale sustainable residential architecture, exposing attendees to real-world examples of highly efficient residential architecture. In addition to design, specific strategies for dealing with clients, Councils and builders will be discussed to ensure more sustainable outcomes are realised.

3 CPD formal points. Competencies: Design, documentation and project delivery.

Register online




Terms & conditions for CPD events

  1. Fees – Fees must be paid in full before the event.
  2. Membership discounts – Institute members are entitled to the discounts shown, provided their membership number is quoted when the booking is made, and their membership subscription is active at the time of booking.
  3. Cancellations by Institute – The Institute reserves the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue. In the event of cancellation, bookings will be transferred to the next available event unless the registrant requests otherwise.
  4. Cancellations by attendee – Cancellations by the attendee must be received in writing. No refunds or cancellations are permitted within two (2) full working days prior to the event. 'No shows' will not be refunded. Note: Cancellations by Institute Members due to sickness on the day of the event will receive a full refund contingent on receipt of a medical certificate.
  5. 'No Shows' - Due to CPD regulations the Institute is not permitted to hand out paperwork from seminar/workshops if registrants do not attend.


 2.5 CPD Points

Units of competency: project delivery and documentation


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