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What's on in WA

Welcome to the Western Australian Chapter

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

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


Western Australian CPD events

Continuing professional development (CPD) talks and events are a core component of the Western Australian 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.

Western Australian CPD events that display a Refuel CPD badge, shown here, are eligible for CPD points. 

CPD in Western Australia

Architects registered in WA are required to do CPD as part of their registration.

For more information about CPD for architects, see the Continuing professional development page.


What's happening in the Western Australian Chapter?

2017 CPD and EVENTS




LEGAL UPDATES: Extensions of Time, Liquidated Damages and Penalties


Presented by:
Rob Shaw, Partner at Lavan Legal

Confused by vague extension of time claims backed up by convoluted logic?
Unsure whether you are to levy liquidated damages?
This presentation will explain how extensions of time claims are to be made and assessed and how liquidated damages may be applied.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand how extensions of time claims are to be assessed, in particular as to the relevant and irrelevant considerations.
  • Understand how liquidated damages work and the circumstances in which they might be considered to be a penalty.

Date: 
Time:
Venue: 

Monday 21 August 2017
5.00pm Registration for 5.30pm Start
33 Broadway, Nedlands

Click here to register






CYBERSECURITY
What was WannaCry and why it's important to you!


Presented by:
JC van der Walt, Partner at Jackson McDonald
Carolyn Moss, Senior Associate at Jackson McDonald 

Cyber breaches (and the associated costs) are on the rise. With mandatory breach notification less than 7 months away and ASIC declaring cybersecurity to be one of its top priorities, the onus is on businesses to get cybersecurity sorted out.  The consequences of failure range from the costly shut down of a business, to expensive law suits and to significant fines, so it’s best to be ahead of the game.

For architects in particular, it’s not just managing your own business - the rise of “Smart” cities and buildings means that it’s essential to have an understanding of the risks to properly design for your clients.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • what cybercrime is, including the different types of malware and how it’s spread (using Wannacry and Petya as the framework for discussion);
  • who cybercriminals are and who they are targeting;
  • the costs to business of a successful cyberattack;
  • the current legal obligations of businesses/ companies (and officers of companies) in relation to cyberrisk;
  • the upcoming Mandatory Breach Notification law (from February 2018);
  • some tips for businesses and their staff for increasing a business’s cyber resilience;
  • the consequences for a business of a successful cyberbreach; and
  • within the above, specific issues for architects to consider

Date: 
Time:
Venue: 

Monday 4 September 2017
5.00pm Registration for 5.30pm Start
33 Broadway, Nedlands

Click here to register

Click here for flyer




The City Deal and MetroNet
 
Speakers:
Prof Peter Newman – Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute
James Best – FuturePlexus
 
Smart Cities is the Australian Government’s plan for more productive and liveable cities. It looks to deliver a coordinated and strategic approach across city planning; housing; infrastructure and investment; jobs and skills; innovation and digital opportunities; and liveability and sustainability. 
 
In April Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull invited Premier Mark McGowan to follow other states and enter into ‘City Deals’ with the Commonwealth as the primary mechanism for delivering Smart Cities. 
 
This talk will cover the role of the State Government’s MetroNet transport plan in any ‘City Deal’ and how civil society groups can influence local opinion about the virtues of development.  

Date: 
Time:
Venue: 

Tuesday 5 September 2017
5.00pm - 6.00pm
33 Broadway, Nedlands

Email your interest to wa@architecture.com.au






ROOFING: DESIGN. SPECIFICATION. INNOVATION.

Presented by:

Shivin Bhatia
Architectural Specifications Manager, Fielders

ArchiTECH sessions run through the WA Chapter provide a forum for architects to attend technical presentations on materials, products and specifications.

ABOUT FIELDERS
Fielders’ operations have been servicing Australia’s residential, industrial and commercial construction industries for over 115 years. Fielders unique and innovative products, first class engineering and testing resources as well as a strong commitment to quality customer service and support make them leaders in metal roll-forming manufacture and supply

DESIGN
How to best determine what product finish is required for your project
Understand the Corrosive Protection Mechanism behind the Activate Technology
Learn about the new Metallic Colours available and elegant Matt finish option to COLORBOND® steel

SPECIFICTIONS
Understand what effects maximum sheet lengths have on projects, particularly as it relates to:
- Thermal Expansion
- Roof Drainage
- Transportation

INNOVATION
How to get a design edge with new products


Date: 
Time:
Venue: 

Monday 11 September 2017
5.00pm Registration for 5.30pm Start
33 Broadway, Nedlands

Click here to register

 


 


"ON REALITY"


3 OVER / 4 UNDER IS AN ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES RUN BY THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECT'S EMERGING ARCHITECTS AND GRADUATES NETWORK (EmAGN WA) COMMITTEE, FEATURING 3 ESTABLISHED AND 4 EMERGING PRACTICES PRESENTING THEIR WORK ON A THEME SET BY EmAGN WA.
THIS YEAR'S THEME "ON REALITY" EXPLORES THE PROCESS OF CONVERTING IDEAS INTO REALITY AND VICE VERSA.
 

 

           

 PROUDLY SPONSORED BY 
   
JANINE BETZ
Lendlease

CRAIG SMITH
City of Perth 

REBECCA CARRICK
COX & NAWIC

JONATHAN HARRIS
Harris Architects

HOLLY FARLEY
Curtin University

ALISON PAINE
Photographer & Graphic Designer

OLIVIA CHETKOVICH
The Architect Magazine



 
DATE: THURSDAY 14th September 2017 
TIME:
 
5.30PM Doors Open
6 - 9PM Presentation
VENUE:      
 
Studio Underground,
State Theatre Centre WA
COST:

 

$10 SONA STUDENT MEMBERS
$15 INSTITUTE MEMBERS
$20 NON MEMBERS
 
*ALL TICKETS ON THE DOOR $20 


 






LEGAL UPDATES: Pulling of Bank Guarantees and Recourse to Security


Presented by:
Cameron Bourhill, Senior Associate at Lavan

Ever wondered why you are making provision for security? Is it easy to have recourse to it? What can a builder do to stop it being pulled? A whole lot of unhappy people have recently gone off to the Supreme Court to obtain these answers. You don’t need to! This presentation will explain.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Understand why security is important.
  • The circumstances in which a party may have recourse to it.
  • What can be done to prevent this, if anything.

Date:
Time:
Venue: 

Monday 18 September 2017
5.00pm Registration for 5.30pm Start
33 Broadway, Nedlands

Click here to register
Click here for flyer







The 2017 Gold Medal, the Australian Institute of Architects’ highest honour, is awarded to
Peter Elliott AM LFRAIA. 

Peter has made an exceptional contribution to the profession as a highly regarded and awarded architect, as a scholar with a long involvement in design teaching, and as an active and valued participant in support of the profession through the Institute, through government and in the broader community. A clear focus, gentle tenacity, integrity and generosity of spirit underpin Peter’s approach to life and practice.

Date: 
Time:
     
Venue:  

Cost:

Thursday 19 October 2017
5.00pm for 5.30 start
cash bar & food provided 
Ross Lecture Theatre
Physics Building, UWA
Member - FREE
Non Member - $60.00

Click here to REGISTER
*Please book early - limited seats available




Date: 
Time:
Venue: 

Monday 21 August 2017
5.00pm Registration for 5.30pm Start
33 Broadway, Nedlands

Click here to register

What's Coming up 

The dates below are not confirmed at this stage. Further information, including registration links, will be posted when finalised.

23 October: LEGAL UPDATE: Liquor for Architects


 

ABWA Oral exams: 

22 - 26 May 2017
16 - 20 Oct 2017

 

PALS 2017

Series 2
Wed 5 July
Wed 12 July
Wed 19 July
Wed 26 July
Wed 2 August
Wed 9 August
Wed 16 August

 

Visit the PALS website for more information and registration details.

 


CPD Videos

The WA Chapter's range of online video courses allows you to build your skills and complete CPD without leaving your desk.

CPD courses cover a wide range of topics relating to the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) competencies: Design, Documentation, Project Management and Practice Management.

CPD courses are recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects for formal CPD points and meet the CPD requirements of the Architects Board of WA.

The WA Chapter will endeavour to make CPD available online and accessible, but is not responsible for any difficulties accessing the website or the video as a result of your computer hardware, software or internet connection.

For further enquires please email wa@architecture.com.au.

2015 Videos

  • Workplace Law - Essential Employment Law for Architecture Practices - Wed 18 Nov 2015 (available soon)
  • Architects Before the DAPs and the SAT - Wed 4 Nov 2015 (available soon)
  • Insurance, Indemnities and Proportionate Liability - Mon 5 Oct (available soon)
  • Beyond Compliance: Understanding energy ratings in non-residential buildings - Mon 24 Aug 2015
  • Heritage: Architecture of the Past, Present and Future - Mon 10 Aug 2015
  • Occupational Safety and Health: Safety in Design Report - Wed 10 June 2015
  • A Guide to Preventing and Handling a Noisy Neighbourhood - Mon 4 May 2015
  • Pool Heating systems - Mon 13 April 2015
  • Contract Administration and Superintending - Mon 20 April 2015
  • Contract Documents - Getting the basics correct - Mon 9 March 2015

2014 Videos

  • Aspiring Women Leaders - Wed 26 Nov 2014
  • Perfect Project Planning - Mon 27 Oct 2014
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance - Mon 14 April 2014
  • Luciano Pia presents 'Energy Conscious Building Desing' - Mon 19 May 2014 (informal)
  • Workplace (Employment Law) Part 1 - New Employees: Contracts of employment and minimum requirements - Wed 27 Aug 2014
  • Contract Administration and Superintending - Wed 9 April 2014
  • Copyright and Moral Rights - Mon 21 July 2014
  • Construction Contracts Claims - Wed 11 June 2014
  • Contract Documents (getting the basics correct) - Mon 10 March 2014
  • Bushfire Policy and Design - Mon 10 Feb 2014
  • Energy Efficiency for Complex Houses and Section J for Commercial Buildings - Mon 17 March 2014