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‘Building back better’ seminar

28 Feb 2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEDT


As part of our overall national response to the Australian bushfire crisis, we’re hosting an important, free seminar on planning for, and building in, bushfire prone areas.

With the ultimate goal of re-building back better, we acknowledge that the collective effort of those working within the built-environment sector, including not only architecture professionals but also planners and landscape architects, needs to take a longer-term perspective in a national response.

This seminar will be of interest not only to those practices operating within the affected fire zones in NSW but more broadly across the state.

As a finalised speakers schedule is being confirmed, we’re pleased to outline the program topics to be covered in the meantime:

  • Bushfire – ecology and impacts on soil, vegetation, human health and settlement
  • Australian mega-fires behaviour, fire-fighting issues and future approaches to suppression
  • Natural landscapes, vegetation flammability, living in bushland, the ‘Fire Triangle’ and plant selection
  • Bushfire attack  – ignition points, embers, radiant heat and contact
  • Bushfire – design for bushfire-prone areas including examples presented by the architects
  • Planning, mapping, assessment and siting
  • Bushfire regulations and national controls (codes and standards) and the future.
Photographer: Brendan Esposito

We understand however that not all members can attend this important information session and we will work to help those in outer lying areas to access this information after the seminar. Your attendance is strongly encouraged.

Architects may claim up to 4.5 formal CPD points.


28 Feb 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm AEDT
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