Past CPD Events
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Achieving Compliant Materials Selections
Non-conforming and non-compliant materials are a significant issue within the construction sector. The increase in the diversity of the supply chain has introduced a great variety of possible construction materials, but also increased the risk that available materials will not meet Australian standards or perform to the standard claimed in the technical data. Difficulties in achieving material compliance are compounded by some procurement methods which promote substitution while also limiting the ability of architects to provide independent oversight.
|This seminar will explore the impact of varying procurement methods on achieving compliant materials selections from specification through to construction and the ways in which architects can address this issue. |
About the Presenter
Lolita Mohyla has made a significant contribution to the architectural profession in South Australia through her focus on the practice of architecture and commitment to the enabling infrastructure within which the profession operates. Her expertise in the fields of building construction contracting and dispute resolution is highly regarded throughout Australia.
Although Mohyla Architects Interior Designers, of which she is a managing partner, was one of the first Australian firms to work extensively outside of Australia, it is in fields beyond the traditional practice of architecture where Lolita has made her most significant contribution to the profession. Her Masters Thesis 'Alternative Forms of Building Contract', and Implications for the Practice of Architecture and Influences upon the Australian Building Industry lead to the publication of her book, 'Construction in Australia - Law and Project Delivery' in 1996, which has become a significant and respected reference within the industry. Her interest in the need for architects to be involved with the resolution of disputes within the industry has been informed by her study and extensive qualification in the field.
This event was proudly sponsored by Fielders
Informing Architecture through research-connecting academia and practice
Research has the capacity to support and further architectural practice as well as to improve the perceived value and relevance of the profession. Conversely, practice provides a context for developing research topics, testing research findings and attracting grant funding.
The SA Chapter hosted a forum to explore the opportunities presented by fostering links between academia and practice. Adelaide’s two schools of architecture are engaged in multiple research activities, many of which have direct application in a practice context.
Practice of Architecture Learning Series (PALS)
SA Chapter PALS program tutorials.
PALS is comprised of 15 online modules integrated with face to face tutorials facilitated by practicing architects and local experts and held in the local state and territory offices. The emphasis is on adult learning principles so you study the online modules in your own time and attend sessions that give you an opportunity to gain expert advice, share knowledge amongst your peers and get in touch with a broad range of Institute events.
Face to Face Tutorials
Our tutorial program is conducted by Institute member architects and other building industry professionals who share their experiences to highlight key issues and processes for your consideration and to focus your learning. The sessions are held once a year in the lead up to the Session 2 APE and run for eight (8) consecutive weeks during May-June. The program also includes an introductory briefing session called Regi[fru]stration run by EmAGN and an informal panel discussion wrap up session to conclude the program. All tutorials are held at the SA Chapter Office 100 Flinders Street, Adelaide.
For more information and to subscribe to PALS, visit https://pals.architecture.com.au/
To register for the SA PALS tutorial program, please email Zafiro Papanikitas at email@example.com
Student Mentor Scheme
In the early 70s, the SA Chapter established a student mentorship scheme to bring together our youngest members of the profession with practicing architects to foster work experience opportunities and provide students with an introduction to architectural practice within the working environment.
The scheme allows for mentors and students to meet on a regular basis and discuss design, documentation, management and general issues relating to the practice of architecture and to explore the transition between university and the working environment. Our experience shows that the advice, guidance and support given by mentors helps our young colleagues to become better architects and equip them for the real world.
Conditions of Application
- Mentors must be current registered Institute members or non-registered members employed in A+ Practices, whereby the Practice assumes the mentoring role and assigns the actual contact with SONA members at its own discretion. Mentors may have more than one mentee.
- Students must be enrolled in a recognised full or part-time university architectural program in their 3rd, 4th or 5th year levels and be current SONA members of the Australian Institute of Architects.
For further information on the benefits of the Scheme and program scheduled, download the 2016 Information Pack
To apply, please download and complete the appropriate forms by COB Thursday 31 March:
The Student Mentor Scheme is proudly presented by the Australian Institute of Architects and SONA.
Co-Opertition is an initiative run by the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects to assist the needs of local emerging practices, sole operators or established small firms, by linking members into a community of like-minded people.
Our aim is to foster the spirit of collaboration amongst architects with the understanding that we live in a competitive world and that through collaborative relationships we may be more competitive.
The program provides social networking and targeted professional development opportunities to help members successfully strengthen their practices. Topics are varied but specific to the demands of establishing your business and servicing clients.
Co-opertition is for but not exclusive to Institute members, who are sole practitioners and or work in small practices of 2-5 staff.
The program is sponsored by the Institute’s Corporate Partner Architecture Window Systems (AWS) and is directed by the Co-Opertition Committee, chaired by David Brown, BB Architects and members Sarah Paddick, Total Space Design; Adam Brown, KHAB Architects; and Nigel Miller, Architect.
NETWORK/DESIGN Friday night drinks accompanied by practice/project profile slideshow from host office
SMALL PRACTICE & GUIDANCE SESSIONS Workshops and open forum discussions on practice related topics delivered by guest presenters and senior Institute members.
If you would like to be included on the Co-Opertition mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org