Chris Bosse - LAVA: MAN NATURE TECHNOLOGY - CB1804
Appreciate the development of the LAVA practice, both it’s unusual geographic positioning as well as the enduring manifesto, used to instruct it’s outcomes.
Understand the influences of nature and technology and how these are continuously applied within the practice
Gain a unique insight into the design development of the Watercube constructed for the Beijing Olympics
Appreciate the visionary aspect of this practice through the discussion of future concepts in a variety of types
Jane Irwin - Jane Irwin Landscape Architects: Landscape + Architecture - JI1802
Understand Jane Irwin's approach to practice and her interworking with architects
Appreciate the opportunity that can be derived from mutual respect of skilled and passionate professionals engaging early in a collaborative process.
Appreciate the depth and breadth of Jane’s experience and body of work
Understand the the benefit that basic attitudes and processes can have on the outcomes of a project
Understand a bit about what plants need.
Steve Fox - bim consulting: BIM, An update from the Leading Edge - SF1810
Understand the current best practice use of BIM is the AEC market
Appreciate the benefits of BIM in practice for Feasibility analysis and Design Development through the use of collaboration, analytical & visualisation tools.
Experience some of the amazing attributes that BIM can deliver for project design, documentation, and construction planning, as well as cost planning and procurement.
Appreciate the opportunity for construction prototyping using BIM platforms
Understand the benefits of BIM in the final stage of Digital Handover for building management.
Matthew Ottley - Marshall Day Acoustics : Multi-residential Acoustics + BCA Update - MO1806
Understand the basics of Acoustics in buildings
Develop an appreciation for the BCA requirements for acoustics in Multi-Residential buildings
Be aware of the design issues relating to an acceptable acoustics outcome in Multi-Residential buildings
Appreciate where the BCA falls short, especially for high quality buildings, as well as issues that the BCA does not address in terms of external and environmental sound
Geoffrey Nolan - Uni Tasmania: Timber Rich Construction + Pre-Fab - GN1809
Understand the definitions used to describe timber construction
Appreciate the benefits of timber-rich building
Appreciate the various process options for timber construction
Develop an insight into the different approaches to pre-fabrication, especially timber rich building.
Understand the NRAS Inveresk project requirements and design strategies
Appreciate the specific conditions that lead to a prefabricated timber construction decision
Understand the construction options and the pre-fabrication approaches used in the project
Gain insight into the level of innovation that the project generated both in design and construction
Appreciate the benefits of prototyping the pre-fabricated modules to improve quality and efficiency
Matthew Ottley - Marshall Day Acoustics: Acoustics for Education Spaces - MO1807
Understand the basic terminology used to describe acoustics
Understand the differentiation between reflective & absorptive materials
Appreciate the factors contributing to acoustic ‘privacy’.
Appreciate the changing needs for Innovative Learning Environments (ILE’s)
Gain an understanding of the complexity of acoustic design through the example based illustration
Appreciate the potential acoustic issues with design elements such as room shape, operable walls and interconnected spaces in both horizontal and vertical schools.
Martin Pinson - Integreco : BASIX Changes & New Targets - MP1801
Understand the main changes for BASIX affecting new dwellings , including:
1. Energy – Higher minimum scores
2. Thermal Comfort – tougher targets for heating & cooling
3. Water – Unchanged
4. DIY ‘rapid method’ –Removed
5. DIY ‘deemed to satisfy’ – Tougher targets and restricted use
Understand the reasons for these changes to BASIX
Appreciate how the BASIX Tool works relative to climate zones and efficiency targets