Architectus Director of Design - Ray Brown
AAA Short Black Talk - 1 Bligh Street Sydney RB1118
This talk was recorded live as one of the AAA Short Black talk series, architects in their space.
Ray Brown, a director at Architectus, takes us through the design development process for the building at 1 Bligh Street, Sydney, addressing the elements of collaboration, site orientation and the city grid, the views, public space, public art, floor space requirements, a sense of place for people and innovation for sustainability.
The building has achieved 6 Star Green Star rating and stands as a new icon in the cityscape of Sydney.
Rice Daubney Director of Design - Paul Reidy
AAA Short Black Talk - ARK to Coca-Cola Place PR1117
Paul Reidy’s description of the processes and influences relating to the design development of this building at 40 Mount Street North Sydney provides a facinating insight into how a building of substance comes about.
The design outcome is dependent on having a quality team able to communicate about complex issues in a simple and effective manner and the introduction of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the very early stages of this project have resulted in a benefit to owner and the community.
Caroline Pidcock - Director PIDCOCK - Architecture + Sustainability
The Architecture of Zero Net Emissions Housing CP1110
The only carbon abatements, which will not cost the Australian economy money, are through energy reductions in the built environment. Caroline Pidcock, director of Pidcock Architecture and Sustainability, explains what is involved in achieving ‘net zero emissions housing.’ She describes the regulations, put in place by European countries, to achieve low emissions housing, and compares this to Australian government policy. How, for example, do Australia’s star ratings compare to the incredibly energy efficient German ‘passive house’ standard? Caroline also answers the question: What does ‘low emissions’ housing mean for the architecture profession?
Caroline ends by describing two examples of her own work: an eight star house in Rose Bay, and the office building where Caroline’s own architectural practice is based.
Aoife Wynter - NSW Dept of Planning and Infrastructure
Codes SEPP - NSW Housing Code AW1112
This presentation provides an overview of State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the Codes SEPP)inclusive of the changes brought in February 2011.
The Codes SEPP provides for exempt development - minor works around the home which can proceed without the need for planning or construction approval - and complying development - a 10 day approval alternative to a DA and CC. The policy applies across NSW and provides a consistent set of development types and development controls between different councils.
The Codes SEPP has been in place since February 2009 and has been expanded to cover different developments since that date. The presentation provides a snapshot of the policy explaining where it applies and what the development standards are for receiving 10 day approval for a house.
Joe Manton - Director of Access Audits Australia and the Institute of Access Training Australia
Introduction to Disability (Access to Premises) Buildings Standards 2010 JM1114
The Disability (Access to Premises - Buildings) Standards 2010, were introduced across Australia on 1st May 2011. They will mean significant change in the requirements for access for new and upgraded buildings in Australia. This session provides an introduction to the Standards and an overview of who and what they apply to as well as what they cover. This is a great introduction for those people interested in undertaking further training relating to Access to the Built Environment, including the Certificate in Access Appraisal and Certificate IV in Access Consulting.
Rod Rose - Director of Eco Logical Australia (Bushfire Consultant)
Best Practice Bushfire Design RR1116
Rod Rose is a director of the environmental services company, Eco Logical Australia, where he specializes in bushfire protection. In his presentation, he provides an overview of the three documents which govern development on bushfire-prone land, in New South Wales.
Rod outlines the main safety and design considerations when developing on bushfire-prone land. He explains the specific regulations which are relevant to each stage of a project and how these regulations impact on development approval. This presentation also clarifies which particular situations require the expertise of an accredited BPAD (Bushfire Planning and Design) consultant.
He discusses the impact of the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, into Black Saturday, on bushfire regulation in NSW.
David Springett - Architect, Teacher & Mentor
The Ten Commandments of Progress Claims DS1120
In this talk, David Springett draws on his experience as an architect, teacher & mentor to extract the ten key rules for successfully managing the process of contract administration for progress claims.
The talk is directly to the point and provides a platform for the experienced and not so experienced administrator to ensure that all parties, client, builder & administrator, are respectful of the process and understand fully the outcomes.
Steven Ames - Author, Futurist & Principal - Steven Ames Planning
Envisioning a Living City - BEND|Oregon SA1119
Five years ago, the City of Bend, Oregon, USA, was a highly desirable lifestyle- and recreation-oriented community of some 70,000 people perched at the foot of Oregon’s Cascade Range. It was also one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. – and expanding at a breakneck pace.
It was clear that Bend was on an unsustainable path and that a new vision for its future was in order.
In this lecture, long-range planning consultant Steven Ames, will trace the evolution of Bend 2030 and how the Living City project is creating new pathways for the city in an era of peak oil, climate change and “anything else the planet might throw at us.”
Rod Fehring - Chairman of the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Supplying the Housing Demands of Urban Australia RF3002
Rod Fehring presents this discussion from the perspective of an economist & a developer.
He begins with a discussion about the Big vs Sustainable Australia and moves on to talk about the importance of cities in Australia and the implication of this model on the application of new technologies
Sus…Stain or Able…? Rod unpacks the word sustainable and looks at our capacity to act, before he addresses some strategies that he thinks are needed to lift supply in a sustainable manor.
This presentation brings the facts to the table and allows the community to look at realistic objectives and outcomes.