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  • Martin Pinson

    BASIX - Changes & New Targets

    Regular Price:

    AU$59.95
    Duration: 00:56:01
    Martin Pinson is a qualified environmental engineer, architect and sustainability consultant.
    In this talk, he outlines the recent changes to the BASIX requirements and illustrates the impact these will have on new dwellings after 1 July, 2017.
    He uses several detailed case studies to provide some empirical measure of these impacts, and provides some ideas for solutions to ensure compliance.
    TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES
    At the completion of this course you will:
    • 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

                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • Colin Cass

                Working with Stone and Consumer Complaints

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:45:41
                Colin Cass is an expert on the technical aspect of stone and ceramic tile use in buildings.
                In this talk, he focuses on stone. Stone has a significantly increased share of the general tile market in Australia, and an even larger share in the architectural finishes market. However, stone is a natural product and is subject the it’s own set of issues with regard to selection, installation maintenance and use…or abuse.
                Colin examines several case studies, to highlight the some potential issues and difficulties in dealing with consumer complaints about stone products, and clearly outlines the processes available through the consumer law in Australia,
                This is a very worthwhile talk for anyone involved in the recommendation and subsequent specification of stone products.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES
                At the completion of this course you will:
                • Understand the processes for dealing with customer complaints within the NCAT framework
                • Understand the role of Australian Consumer Law
                • Appreciate the benefit of expert representation & adjudication
                • Understand the ‘deemed to satisfy’ requirements under this law
                • Now where you can get assistance with this process and what to expect.

                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • Prof Mat Santamouris

                Passive and Low Energy Cooling in Buildings

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 01:03:13
                Mat Santamouris is Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales in Australia and holds the Anita Lawrence Chair at the university.
                In this talk he steps through all the aspects of passive & low energy elements that can be used to develop and maintain the ‘thermal balance’ of buildings of all types and in all locations.
                He examines and explains various technological developments that are now at the forefront of enabling both the solid and transparent components of a building’s façade to all contribute towards passive cooling.
                This is a must do talk enabling a recalibration of the concepts and techniques available to provide thermal comfort with the lowest possible energy consumption.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES
                At the completion of this course you will:
                • Understand the idea of ‘the thermal balance of buildings’.
                • Understand the ‘Framework of Passive Cooling’.
                • Appreciate the techniques and technologies to assist with Solar Protection & Control.
                • Appreciate the importance of Heat Protection of Opaque Elements of the buildings exterior.
                • Understand the technologies for Ventilative, Evaporative and Ground Cooling of buildings.
                • Appreciate the impact of Radiative Cooling on buildings
                • Reflect on the technological development of efficiencies in the cooling of buildings.

                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • Ian McDougall

                AAA Short Black Talk: The Melbourne SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:49:04
                The Shrine of Remembrance is Melbourne’s most visible and poignant war memorial.
                The Shrine is significantly raised above the surrounding park, for architectural and monumental impact. It sits upon massive brick columns that create a vast dirt-floor undercroft inside a grassy mound. Originally, there were no facilities for the Shrine volunteers or Victoria Police guards who worked there and no disability access. Veterans in wheelchairs had to be carried up the steps.
                ARM’s additions have expended it from purely a monument to be an exhibition space and education facility. The design is full of references and symbols to Australians at war.
                In this talk, presented in the Shrine auditorium, Ian describes the long process to achieve resolution of the design.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand ARM’s commitment to long term public engagements
                • Gain insight into the design processes and related outcomes within the ARM practice
                • Appreciate the complexities of working with historic and sacred buildings and sites
                • Appreciate the idea of the architectural narrative and how it is important in the context of the Shrine
                • Understand the complexity of adapting buildings to ‘re-use’, both with the architecture and the materials
                • Be inspired by the desire to achieve the best possible outcome, through rigorous design development and learning from precedents.

                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • Professor Harry Margalit

                The Demise of Public Works Architecture

                Regular Price:

                AU$119.90
                Duration: 01:13:57
                Harry is an Associate Professor at UNSW and has a special interest in the history of architecture as well as contemporary urban issues.
                In this talk, he reviews the period of public works architecture during the 60’s and 70’s and reflects that this may have been the end of great public works projects in Australia.
                Through a journey taking in Sydney, Canberra and Perth, he reviews a series of ‘brutalist’ buildings, several of which are outstanding examples of this time.
                His final call is for the return of the great public works projects as an immediate social good, as well as an opportunity to leave a legacy for future generations to use and admire.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Reflect on the Public Works architecture of the last 20th Century
                • Understand the development and use of Brutalist architecture in public works
                • Appreciate some chosen examples of brutalist architecture and map the outcomes to the ideals of the time
                • Understand the use of concrete as a building material and the techniques to use it’s strength and plasticity.
                • Appreciate the realm of public works building in that day, and the lineage of public architecture today.

                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • Jim Doyle

                An introduction to ABIC SW-1 2002 Contract

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:58:27
                This course provides an introduction to the selection and usage of the ABIC SW-1 2002 Contract. Jim Doyle, Principal of Doyles Construction Lawyers explains the process for selection of this contract for simple works. He introduces the sections and provides an overview as to their intent. He then deals with the completion of the Schedules, item by item.
                In addition to the contract itself, Jim introduces the ‘Information for Owner’ document and the attachment dealing with ‘special conditions for housing in New South Wales’. He concludes with a detailed commentary on Section J, Variations to the Works, and Section L, Adjustment of Time.
                This course is oriented towards the first time user of this contract and it is recommended that the contract document itself is referred to directly during the presentation. To purchase the ABIC SW-1 2002 Contract, please contact the RAIA. The course will also be helpful for your clients, building owners, considering use of this contract.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand how to establish an appropriate procurement method and complete contractual arrangements between the owner and the builder
                • Gain an insight into the appropriate use of the ABIC SW-1 2002 Contract
                • Understand the overall layout of the contract as distinct sections, each dealing with aspects of the construction process
                • Understand the particular requirements for Housing in New South Wales
                • Reinforce the importance of providing the owner with correct and complete information to enable them to sign the document
                • Gain a deeper understanding of ‘variations to the works’ and ‘adjustment of time’ clauses within the contract

                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • Dr Terry Wiesner

                An Introduction to GEOHAZARDS

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:47:41
                The “hazards” discussed in this lecture include slope instability, reactive soils, filling/very loose ground, contaminated sites, erosion and sediment loss, earthquakes, mine subsidence ,acid sulfate soils and saline aggressive soils.
                Recognizing the need for geotechnical investigation is outlined as being a critical step in the building process.  Sufficient information on subsurface conditions is needed on a site so that decisions can be made as to the feasibly of a proposed project and the likely cost.
                This course is essential in understanding the importance of recognizing the need to investigate subsurface conditions to minimize the risk of future unforeseen problems in development.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Develop an understanding of how Geohazards affect site conditions, site related requirements and limitation for a project.
                • Understand the basic types of Geohazards applicable to sites around Australia.
                • Appreciate the services provided by a specialist Geohazard consultant and how these services can assist the overall project outcome.
                • Understand what remedial activity is possible to overcome common Geohazards, allowing site development.
                • Appreciate how location and history affect the potential Geohazards on any particular site irrespective of its general location.

                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

              • David Baggs & Martin Pinson

                BASIX and Beyond

                Regular Price:

                AU$119.90
                Duration: 01:17:07
                Suitable for all developers, builders, architects, designers, project managers, consultants and council officers involved in residential construction especially multi-unit development.
                It provides a review of the design elements affecting outcomes in BASIX, and update of the future changes to the BASIX outcomes requirements and a discussion as to what really affects Thermal Comfort...Beyond BASIX.
                The talk is presented by the Green Building and Sustainability Consulting industries' leading experts: David Baggs and Martin Pinson                    
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Reduce the cost of BASIX compliance;
                • Make project delivery more efficient;
                • Use materials to improve energy efficiency;
                • Sidestep the impending pitfalls in BASIX delivery heading your way;
                • Go 'Beyond BASIX' cost effectively;
                • As well as understanding proposed updates to the BASIX program, software and fees.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Jim Doyle

                Introduction to the Simple Works Contract - ABIC SW H NSW May 2015

                Regular Price:

                AU$119.90
                Duration: 01:11:57
                This course provides an introduction to the selection and usage of the ABIC SW H NSW Contract. Variations of the same contract are used in other states & territories in Australia
                Jim Doyle, Principal of Doyles Construction Lawyers introduces the sections and provides an overview as to their intent. He then deals with the completion of the Schedules.
                In addition to the overall contract itself, Jim discusses the new inclusion in the contract of payment based on stage completion, removing the old provision of payment by progress claim.
                This course is oriented towards the first time user of this contract and it is recommended that the contract document itself is referred to directly during the presentation. To purchase the ABIC SW Contract, please contact the MBA or AIA. The course will also be helpful for your clients & building owners, considering use of this contract.            
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Reviewed the current Simple Works Contract widely used in NSW.
                • Gained an appreciation of the key areas of responsibility for owners, contractors and the architect in the administration of this contract.
                • Understand that there is a balance of risks and rewards in the development & use of such a contract
                • Benefited from the experienced commentary and observations provided by Jim Doyle, the presenter.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • AJ Park - Laura Hollingsworth & Jessica Tye

                Intellectual Property Considerations for Architects and Planners

                Regular Price:

                AU$119.95
                Duration: 01:00:23
                This course provides an excellent overview if the issues around Intellectual Property.
                Presented by Associates within the specialist IP legal firm AJ Park, the talk covers what IP is, and is not. Jessica and Laura discuss the types of Intellectual Property (IP), covering such areas as Registered Designs, Patents, Trademarks and Copyright.
                The presenters illustrate the discussion with excellent case studies from the building design industry.
                All of these areas have the potential at some stage to impact you and your business, so this course is strongly recommended for all architects & planners.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand about the various types of Intellectual Property (IP)
                • Gain an appreciation as to how Copyright affects your practice and how this can be protected
                • Develop an appreciation as to how the laws around IP affect your client relationship
                • Have a clear understanding as to the importance of written agreements with regard to IP, especially Copyright.
                • Understand the issue of Moral Rights and how together with Copyright, these survive the lifetime of the author.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Jon Farren

                Changes to the BCA affecting Sound Insulation

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:42:09
                Jon Farren, Managing Consultant of Marshall Day Acoustics, explains the architectural implications of the recent changes to the Building Code of Australia regarding sound insulation. The fundamentals of sound measurement and the acoustic terminology, as used in the BCA, are clearly explained. The shortcomings of the BCA are highlighted along with other important sound insulation issues. By including recorded examples of sound transmission, through a variety of building materials, Jon Farren converts the topic of sound insulation from a mere BCA requirement to a tangible architectural problem.    
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Clearly understand the sound insulation requirements of the Building Codes of Australia, including any shortcomings of the codes and sound insulation issues not covered in the codes.
                • Know where to find information on those sound insulation issues which are not covered by the BCA.
                • Know when to consult an acoustic specialist and know which stages of the project they are likely to be involved in.
                • Understand how to approach the selection of construction materials to provide the appropriate sound insulation for a variety of circumstances.
                • Know which areas of buildings are particularly important in terms of sound insulation.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Steve King

                Shadowy Secrets

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:46:43
                Steve King presents a comprehensive overview of Solar Access and Overshadowing analysis relating to development applications. He presents the basic principles of predicting the apparent position of the sun, and follows with a detailed technical explanation, using that data to prepare conventional drawn shadow diagrams. With this knowledge, and by using the appropriate tools and software discussed in the presentation, architects and planners will gain the confidence to assess, and potentially improve designs with respect to Solar Access. Effective techniques for compliance reporting are also discussed.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand how the impact of the design concept upon the environment and the community is assesed and heeded.
                • Have a thorough understanding of the principles of Solar Access and Overshadowing Assessment in building design.
                • Be aware of the technical basis for constructing shadow diagrams that are useful for design development and Council submissions.
                • Understand the available tools with their capacities, advantages and disadvantages.
                • Understand what the Council requires and the appropriate ways to fulfill the requirements.
                • With increased confidence, have an awareness of the manner in which issues of Solar Access and Overshadowing can be improved, through architectural design, in the wider community.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Jon Farren

                Acoustic Design for Commercial Developments

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:52:09
                Jon Farren, Managing Consultant of Marshall Day Acoustics, explains the architectural implications of the recent changes to the Building Code of Australia regarding sound insulation. The fundamentals of sound measurement and the acoustic terminology, as used in the BCA, are clearly explained. The shortcomings of the BCA are highlighted along with other important sound insulation issues. By including recorded examples of sound transmission, through a variety of building materials, Jon Farren converts the topic of sound insulation from a mere BCA requirement to a tangible architectural problem.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Clearly understand the sound insulation requirements of the Building Codes of Australia, including any shortcomings of the codes and sound insulation issues not covered in the codes.
                • Know where to find information on those sound insulation issues which are not covered by the BCA.
                • Know when to consult an acoustic specialist and know which stages of the project they are likely to be involved in.
                • Understand how to approach the selection of construction materials to provide the appropriate sound insulation for a variety of circumstances.
                • Know which areas of buildings are particularly important in terms of sound insulation.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Steve King

                Natural Ventilation in Dwellings

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:38:42
                Steve King provides a concise outline of the basic principles of natural ventilation within dwellings. Common misconceptions about natural ventilation, including those relating to cross ventilation as generally interpreted for compliance with the SEPP 65 Residential Flat Design Code, are revealed. The fundamental principles, outlined in this course, enable a better informed approach to natural ventilation design.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand the principles necessary to design for effective natural ventilation in small scale dwellings and larger scale apartment buildings.
                • Be aware of some misconceptions that exist in the architectural and planning professions in relation to natural ventilation.
                • Be able to better address issues of energy efficiency in architectural design through the implementation of the passive principles of natural ventilation.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Steve Wright

                Illuminate

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:37:40
                This course investigates the assertion that lighting design is an integral part of the overall architectural process. Steve Wright, a highly regarded Lighting Designer, explores the elements required to develop lighting sympathetic to the built form. He identifies a lighting toolkit, utilising form, reflection, shadow, surface, silhouette and colour and movement. Steve demonstrates these essential qualities of natural and artificial lighting through images of nature, classical architecture, art installations and well-known buildings and bridges.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand the nature of natural and artificial lighting, particularly in reference to the built form.
                • Observe lighting examples, both natural and artificial, demonstrating the qualities necessary to lighting design.
                • Identify components of lighting design, including Form, Reflection, Shadow, Surface, Silhouette, Colour & Movement.
                • Understand the role of both natural and artificial light in the architectural process.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • John Nicols

                High Quality Decorative and Slip Resistant Finishes with Concrete Flatwork

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:56:33
                John Nichols has 25 years experience in the concrete industry with roads, buildings and civil construction. He is currently the NSW Engineer of Construction Solutions with Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA), a role in which he liases with professional engineers, architects and builders assisting with the design, specifications and construction of concrete.
                In this presentation, John explores the elements required to achieve excellent quality concrete finishes in flat work. He describes the Australian Standards, the various types of finishes and toppings, concrete mix requirements, different polishing and sealing techniques, and relevant slip resistance and tolerance obligations. John details the relevant CCAA resources as he covers each area.
                CCAA is a not for profit organisation, sponsored by the cement, concrete and extractive industries in Australia, to provide information on the many uses of cement and concrete. This publication is produced by CCAA and licensed to eClassroom.com.au for that purpose. Since the information provided is intended for general guidance only and in no way replaces the services of professional consultants on particular projects, no legal liability can be accepted by CCAA or eClassroom.com.au for its use.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Be able to identify relevant Australian Standards pertaining to finishes of concrete flatwork.
                • Understand the techniques used to create a variety of concrete finishes.
                • Understand the processes required to attain a high quality of concrete finish.
                • Recognise each element used to create a concrete finish, and its effect on the finished product.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Tom Glasby

                High Rise: Is your project delivering maximum value?

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:48:40
                In this presentation Tom discusses the relationship between concrete structural elements in high rise construction and the value they provide with reference to the Builder, Engineer and Architect working together in a design and construct project team. By examining opportunities for value adding in the concrete construction process, Tom shows how to optimize project outcomes in terms of the major value drivers – cost, speed, risk and Return on Investment (ROI). The value adding opportunities discussed are precast utilisation, formwork, high performance concrete, concrete finishes, creating flexibility and making informed decisions.
                CCAA is a not for profit organisation, sponsored by the cement, concrete and extractive industries in Australia, to provide information on the many uses of cement and concrete. This publication is produced by CCAA and licensed to eClassroom.com.au for that purpose. Since the information provided is intended for general guidance only and in no way replaces the services of professional consultants on particular projects, no legal liability can be accepted by CCAA or eClassroom.com.au for its use.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Identify the key elements of concrete construction during the building of a high-rise tower.
                • Understand the design and construct environment as it applies to the builder, engineer and architect.
                • Understand the relationship between concrete construction elements and their impact on value for the major project entities.
                • Identify concrete construction techniques that can optimise value of an overall project.
                • Locate tools and materials published for use by Builders, Architects and Engineers in the high-rise concrete construction area.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Eric Lume

                Off-Form Concrete Wall Finishes

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 01:01:32
                Eric Lume is a highly experienced Engineer with many years experience in concrete design and construction. In this discussion he steps through a recent document created by Cement Concrete and Aggregates Australia, which provides standards for the Australian concrete industry. It is a guide to off-form concrete finishes including smooth or plain finishes as well as textured. It also investigates colour and weathering, and provides a framework for the selection of concrete finish types. All specifications for a concrete finish and issues for assessment and repair are reviewed.
                Eric’s presentation provides a full review of all the elements essential to concrete finishes.
                CCAA is a not for profit organisation, sponsored by the cement, concrete and extractive industries in Australia, to provide information on the many uses of cement and concrete. This publication is produced by CCAA and licensed to eClassroom.com.au for that purpose. Since the information provided is intended for general guidance only and in no way replaces the services of professional consultants on particular projects, no legal liability can be accepted by CCAA or eClassroom.com.au for its use.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Identify and understand each key element of concrete finishes in the design of the built environment.
                • Recognise the construction limitations of concrete wall finishes in the design process.
                • Understand the Australian standard specifications for concrete wall finishes.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Richard Choy

                Reducing On-Site Variations

                Regular Price:

                AU$89.95
                Duration: 01:15:00
                On-site variations cause numerous problems during construction including: increased construction costs, extended completion times, issues of legal liability and dissatisfied clients. These problems can be reduced by good quality, construction documents, including a well-written specification.
                Richard Choy, Tony Mury and Ian Wills, all have extensive experience in the building industry, and are instrumental in the creation and development of the NATSPEC specification tool. NATSPEC provides an invaluable service, including updates on the latest standards and regulations, and specific material specifications. This talk covers the intricacies of specification writing including: the practicalities and risks of creating a master specification and the dangers of using standard, client specifications.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Know the causes of and the risks associated with on-site variations.
                • Know the features of a good specification and recognise the essential role of the specification in the documentation stage of the project.
                • Understand the specific roles of the drawings, schedules and specification, within the contract document set. You will understand the importance of quality cross-referencing and coordination between the contract documents.
                • Possess knowledge of the NATSPEC specification tool and the advantages of its use.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Aoife Wynter

                Introduction to Disability (Access to Premises) Buildings Standards 2010

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.90
                Duration: 00:52:00
                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.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand the broad legislative framework between the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), Disability Access to Premises Standards (DAPS), Building Code of Australia (BCA) & Australian Standards (AS)
                • Understand the key underlying principles of the DDA & DAPS.
                • Understand which types of premises are affected.
                • Understand what triggers the application of DAPS.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • John Caley

                Rainwater Harvesting

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:53:14
                In this talk, presented by John Caley, you will hear about the following issues associated with good design of rainwater harvesting:
                • Establish client attitude
                • Establish minimum regulatory requirements
                • Evaluate water demand by use
                • Evaluate resources
                • Scenario analysis  starting from best available source
                • Select storage sizes and systems
                • Feedback into design
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Appreciate the importance of rainwater harvesting
                • Understand the science behind optimising rain water harvesting and water use
                • Understand the issues with the design of rainwater harvesting systems
                • Ensure that you know when and how to get assistance with rainwater design, technology and optimisation
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Aoife Wynter

                Codes SEPP - NSW Housing Code

                Regular Price:

                AU$89.95
                Duration: 01:27:26
                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.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand the purpose of the Code SEPP and the changes that have been introduced in 2011
                • Understand how the Codes SEPP apply to various development types in differing urban areas and in different Council regions
                • Understand how to use the Codes SEPP to facilitate a Complying Development  as an alternative to a DA and CC approval process
                • Understand how to get further information about the Codes SEPP and when & how to seek assistance with interpretation and/or application of the policy.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Steve King

                Moisture Movement and Condensation

                Regular Price:

                AU$119.90
                Duration: 01:27:26
                With improving standards of thermal performance, there is increasing risk of moisture related problems in building construction.  These problems emerged some years ago in America and Europe, and most recently at catastrophic scale in New Zealand.  Is Australia next?  The Australian Buildings Control Board certainly thinks so, in spite of declining to include relevant requirements in the BCA. 
                In 2012 the Australian Institute of Architects collaborated with the ABCB to produce a non-mandatory advisory Handbook.  This presentation explains and illustrates some of the principles covered in that Handbook, and some that are not.
                The presenter Steve King makes the science accessible and even entertaining, while alerting practitioners to the urgency of taking the problem very seriously indeed.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand the issues of Moisture Movement & Condensation in buildings
                • Understand how condensation occurs
                • Understand some design principals to avert destructive condensation
                • Appreciate some of the technology solutions to assist in this design process
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Jann OConnor

                A Specification Writing Overview

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:47:01
                In this talk, recorded as a part of their national tour, Jocelyn Holley from NATSPEC addresses the importance and role of good specification writing for architects, engineers, building designers, landscape architects and interior designers. Jocelyn Holley discusses specification writing in Australia and the use of NATSPEC in the preparation of construction specifications, providing many examples from her own experience. She also discusses the options of specifying by performance, prescription or proprietary methods. She talks briefly about how to develop and use office edited work sections from Specbuilder Live, NATSPEC’s online specification compilation software, and how this integrates with Microsoft Word.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • To understand the role of the specification as one of the contract documents.
                • To appreciate the extent to which a specification communicates design intent and to understand it’s other roles.
                • To appreciate the responsibility taken on board, by the professional, in writing a specification, which will impact all parts of a construction project and the associated personnel and their organisations.
                • To gain an increased understanding of what can go wrong in the writing of a specification, such as the implications of omissions from or duplication in the specification document.
                • To increase awareness of what material is available in assisting the specifier to prepare specifications, from NATSPEC.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Jann OConnor

                Prevention of Falls from Windows

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:31:57
                In this talk from the Australian Window Association, Jann O'Connor explains the impact of the National Construction Code 2013 has on the design, placement and installation requirements of windows to prevent falls. The talk presents a comprehensive and practical overview of the essential requirements and provides information as to how and where to get further information.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Be aware of the general requirements for the prevention of falls from windows
                • Understand some specific examples of how the room type and window specification affect these requirements
                • Appreciate how these requirements affect existing, renovated and new buildings of different types
                • Understand the specific requirements for above ground residential buildings in NSW and their compliance deadline of March 2018
                • Know who to contact for more information and guidance.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Kevin Rooney

                Getting Started with BIM

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:45:08
                This seminar centers around the NATSPEC paper: Getting Started with BIM. The seminar provides generic guidance on implementing BIM within an organisation and discusses some of the issues which need to be considered and the decisions to be made. It covers topics such as preparing for change, planning, implementation and review.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand how to confidently prepare a BIM implementation plan for your organisation
                • Understand the issues that must be considered as part of the transition to BIM processes
                • Be prepared to take on board and adapt the guidance provided to your organisation
                • Have the ability to monitor how successful your organisation’s transition to BIM has been and determine which aspects of the implementation worked well and which require further attention
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Brent Clark

                Retrofitting Multi-unit Dwellings for Energy Efficiency

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:45:08
                Coinciding with the current requirements for BCA compliance upgrades of existing multi-unit residential buildings, Brent Clark, through the work of his company Wattblock, examines the very real opportunities to provide energy efficiency savings through the installation of smart metering, lighting, HVAC and other electrical intensive measures. This talk provides a good understanding of the cost and how to get help to implement such measures.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Update on energy technologies for common areas
                • Insight into return on investment/payback on implementation of these technologies
                • Overview of regulatory aspects to consider
                • Understanding how to optimize the energy load profiles of multi-tenant buildings
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Thierry Lacoste & David Stevenson

                Unpredictable Solutions

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:45:00
                Thierry Lacoste and David Stevenson explain how their methodology of research and investigation into each design brief often results in ‘unpredictable solutions’.
                Rather than produce architecture in a particular style, each project generates its own building based on site conditions, client brief, environmental considerations and creative input resulting in a unique project each time.  Each project presents an opportunity to explore design ideas that produces architecture of intellectual rigour and delight for the client and users.  Landscape and building are often seen as one with a seamless integration of the two.
                Their first major project was a large industrial complex of office and warehouse units for a private client.  This award winning building is acknowledged as providing an alternative model for this speculative building type.  It contributes to the streetscape as well as creating an atmosphere that is more akin to a business park than an industrial park.Their latest project, the renovations to Customs House in Sydney, is discussed in-depth, highlighting critical issues such as quality of light, circulation, and the analysis of the qualities of the contemporary library as a ‘public living room for Sydney’.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Have reinforced the importance of analysis of the design brief and the aim of satisfying user intent.
                • Understand how a building concept must respond to its physical location, as well as addressing the relevant wider issues of urban context and environmental concerns.
                • Have recognized the architect’s role in the critical choice of an appropriate design solution beyond currently accepted forms.
                • Have a clearer understanding of how a design program is analysed, priorities evaluated, strategies formed and a theoretical design approach is produced.
                • Have recognized how closely material selection links with design priorities.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Dr Harry Margalit

                Lessons from 20th Century Sydney Houses

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:49:34
                Dr. Harry Margalit explores the themes of a variety of twentieth century Sydney houses and discusses the cultural and intellectual environments in which they were built. Two houses from the first half of the twentieth century, Eryldene and Fountains, exhibit a revival of the Georgian Style of architecture. Dr. Margalit demonstrates how this eclectic style is combined with Modernist influences, post World War II, in Sydney. You will also be walked through houses, designed by Sydney Ancher, Harry Seidler, Peter Muller and Neville Gruzman in an exploration of Modernist and anti-Modernist architecture, technology, nature and the Australian context..  
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Have a broader understanding of the history of architectural thought and the traditions of buildings.
                • Have a comprehensive knowledge of a variety of significant 20th Century houses.
                • Have a knowledge of the Georgian Revival Style.
                • Understand the effect that the introduction of Modernism had on Sydney architecture.
                • Be aware of the different manners in which nature and technological influences have been incorporated in 20th century Sydney architecture.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Paul Fairweather

                On edge | Off centre

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:40:26
                Coastal architectural design involves a distinctive combination of environmental, political and economic concerns and for this reason is uniquely challenging. Paul Fairweather describes a diverse range of coastal architectural designs, undertaken by his practice, Fairweather Proberts Architects. An assortment of architectural types are presented including large and small scale apartment developments, warehouse conversions and high end housing developments. Paul explains the environmental issues, council restrictions and budget limitations encountered during these projects and the often unique ways in which these issues were addressed in his designs.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Have an understanding of the issue involved in coastal architectural developments.
                • Value the importance of a sensitive approach to the environment and community.
                • Understand how the careful consideration of ordering, sequencing and articulation of three-dimensional form can enhance the building site and surrounds.
                • Value the interests of the public community in private architectural developments which occupy land of important environmental significance.
                • Understand the importance of the appropriate selection of materials, products and systems in appropriately addressing contextual issues, the developer’s economic considerations and the desires of the final consumer.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Mark Cashman

                Tranquility of Space

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:45:15
                Mark Cashman begins by examining an article on Great Australian Places appreciated by a range of people, postulating unifying architectural qualities that may evoke a rapport from disparate individuals. He then draws parallels with his own cathartic experiences of a selection of great architectural works, attempting to find defining threads for what makes great space and place.
                Mark shows how MCK [Marsh Cashman Koolloos] employs some of these distilled architectural devices to attempt to create tranquil and sublime environments that strive for an individual experience of the spiritual – of the ‘other’.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Define what, according to MCK, separates architecture from being mere building and the importance of this.
                • Examine techniques that architecture can continue to employ to create ‘great’ and dramatic spaces; tranquillity and calmness; and an experience of ‘the other’.
                • Understand Mark Cashman’s view on the importance of narrative in creating a sense of place, and in turn good space.
                • Appreciate the complexity inherent in the concept of space and Mark’s belief that its contradictory and ambiguous nature could contribute to good space.
                • Comprehend some of the ways in which MCK utilise a building’s situation to enhance the architectural experience.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Peter Tonkin

                Three memorials

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:51:17
                Recorded live in the offices of Tonkin Zulaika Greer, Peter Tonkin describes the intricate process of the design of meaningful commemorative artworks. He presents three well-known memorials, designed by his firm, TZG. All three commissions were won in design competitions and were designed in collaboration with prominent Australian artists. The fine points of memorial design are revealed as Peter describes the collaborative design process, the design competition process, construction issues and the satisfaction of the final memorial opening ceremony.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand the process of memorial design.
                • Have been exposed to innovative ways of approaching and satisfying the requirements of design competition brief.
                • Value the design benefits of a careful consideration of site and context.
                • Value the importance of a strong underlying architectural philosophy.
                • Be exposed to various ways of communicating and testing a design concept from sketch design to construction documentation.
                • Have insight into how a sketch design idea can lead to the development of unique construction and materials systems.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Rex Addison

                3 IN A POCKET

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:46:00
                “The influences and thoughts behind the design and construction of three buildings, sited side by side, in a back pocket of land in the Brisbane suburb of Taringa.”
                Rex Addison’s architecture demonstrates construction ingenuity, sensitivity to climate and a unique understanding of form. In addition to these attributes, his architecture tells the story of his life. The journey begins in his backyard in Brisbane, where as a child he helped his father and grandfather build various structures. From there Rex describes his architectural development from university, to his life in Papua New Guinea, and he finishes his presentation, once again, in the backyard in Brisbane where he designed his own house and studio and the neighbouring house. During this journey, Rex is influenced by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Papua New Guinean climate and the traditional timber building stock of Brisbane and as a result develops unique methods of construction and a distinctive palette of materials.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Appreciate that an understanding and interest in the history of architecture and the traditions of building and construction contribute to a richer architectural language.
                • Value the importance of continuously rethinking one’s architectural language and constructional systems, in relation to individual architectural projects.
                • Appreciate that a skilled understanding of construction is essential to the creation of successful architecture.
                • Value the importance of a sensitive approach to site, climate and neighbouring buildings.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Henry Feiner

                Wild about Harry

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:56:25
                Henry Feiner, a partner at the firm of Harry Seidler and Associates, presents a tribute to Australia’s most influential architect, Harry Seidler. By referring to a diverse selection of Seidler’s architecture, from residential houses to corporate and residential high-rise towers, Feiner highlights the significance and originality of Seidler’s rich body of work. Feiner demonstrates the logic of Seidler’s architectural planning, his appreciation and understanding of the Australian climate and his avant garde understanding and use of technology. For those who have wondered what makes Seidler’s work so significant to local and international architecture, and for those who already possess an appreciation of Seidler’s work, this presentation reinforces the unique contribution that Harry Seidler has made to both the architectural profession and the skyline of numerous cities throughout the world.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Have an appreciation of the qualities which have made Harry Seilder’s architecture so influential.
                • Have a better understanding of the history of modern Australian architecture.
                • Understand the main themes that have defined Harry Seidler’s work and be able to read these themes in Seidler’s built architecture.
                • Recognize that a successful architectural language is the result of an appreciation and understanding of technology, the environment, the opportunities and limitation of a site and planning regulations.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Jane Bringolf

                Retro-fitting for Accessibility

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:46:14
                Jane Bringolf was the Executive Director of Independent Living Centre, NSW. In this presentation Jane explores the social and design history of housing for people with a disability and sets out the new concept of ‘Lifetime Housing’. She highlights the legislative requirements with which planners, architects, and designers must comply in the public environment, and the long-term necessity for universal housing design in meeting the needs of our ageing population. She leverages her experience as a professional in the issues of accessibility to public buildings, and discusses the ‘Top 10’ design features that go towards creating lifetime homes.
                This presentation provides a wake-up call for the design community to begin now to address the pressing issue of housing for the ‘baby boomer’ generation.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand the concepts of accessibility, adaptability, adjustability, visit-ability and universal design as it pertains to the design of the built environment.
                • Identify the key legislation and Australian Standards relating to design for people with a disability and the older people; understand the government policy direction and publications.
                • Identify specific features that can be incorporated in the design process for easier later modification; Create universal housing design based on principles of accessibility and adaptability.
                • Locate tools and materials published for use by designers relating to building for people with a disability and older people.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Caroline Pidcock

                Passive Solar Design

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:55:29
                This talk by Caroline Pidcock succinctly outlines her understanding of the principals of Passive Solar Design and demonstrates how these are applied in the real world.
                Firstly, the fundamentals of the science of passive solar design are summarised, followed by an examination of solar heat and energy; materials; climate zones and the different ways of designing for them. Finally, a detailed look at passive solar design principals follows using examples of proposed and built works.
                This talk will be most welcome for those who are not yet familiar or comfortable with Passive Solar Design principals, or who want a refresher in this area. It also presents a ‘first hand’ an opportunity to see her firm’s work.       
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand that Passive Solar Design is rooted in an understanding of its science.
                • Thermal comfort as part of this science involves a further condition of the mind.
                • Understand the principals of how heat and energy work.
                • Become familiar with the various climate zones as illustrated throughout Australia.
                • Appreciate that further finetuning for these zones are required for designing in site and circumstance specific conditions through examining some examples of primarily Pidcock’s work.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Rex Addison

                Reflections on the Homegame

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:52:42
                100 Years of Works outside the Modernist Mindset
                Rex Addison was asked by Architecture Australia in 2004 to design a page to be made into a poster to mark 100 years of publication. Rex made a linocut print called ‘Homegame’, showing five architectural works with which he had a personal connection. This presentation is an exploration of these works and their design context. Each of these buildings, in Rex’s view, stands apart from the ideas of Corbusier and the so-called Modernist zeitgeist of the Twentieth Century.
                The influence of the English Free Style, the Arts and Crafts movement and the significance of Frank Lloyd Wright, and their connection to the buildings chosen, are considered. The five works that Rex uncovers, including a house of his own design, are illustrated with a vast number of images, providing an alternate viewpoint of Twentieth Century architecture—alternate to the Modernist mindset. He is more interested in the emergence of an idea about a building than making the building fit a set of ideas.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Have the ability to inform action through knowledge of historical and cultural precedents in architecture—in particular, the English Free Style of the Nineteenth Century, the Arts and Crafts movement and the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
                • Have an awareness of world philosophical, cultural and political movements in regard to the development of style and ideas in architecture in the Twentieth Century.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Ann McAfee

                The Vancouver Experience

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 01:00:34
                Ann McAfee and Larry Beasley co-present a discussion of the successful planning of Vancouver, Canada. The rapidly growing city has successfully developed with the involvement of citizens in both planning and delivery, and received the label of being the most liveable city in the world. The planning process has been delivered around a number of strategies, including: to balance jobs and housing accessibility through appropriate land use and transport;  to expand and protect a diverse and ideas based economy; to support social inclusion; allowing growth to pay for new services; create both a sustainable core and suburbs.
                Increasing residential density downtown by reclaiming industrial “brownfields” for mixed income communities has created a vibrant city centre. In suburban areas, more sustainable densities are being created around neighbourhood centers where mixed housing choices, retail and community prioritized services maintain liveable communities. Resident input into local development, although sometimes cumbersome, results in a city shaped by public and not private interests. The success of Vancouver’s planning process will continue to promote one of the most livable and sustainable cities in the world.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • An understanding of the history and practice of urban design and issues of city planning.
                • An understanding of issues of ecological sustainability and design for reduction of energy use and environmental impact.
                • An ability to identify elements of city planning, including facilities, mobility, recreation, conservation, land use and encouraging economic prosperity.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Elias Torres

                AAA Black Talk 4 - Elias Torres

                Regular Price:

                AU$159.95
                Duration: 02:37:38
                Elias Torres has made his mark in Spain, particularly in public works, for thirty years. In this Australian Architectural Association Black Talk 4 he exhibits an array of his works, from a series of private residences in Ibiza, to his many restorations and finally his collection of public buildings and spaces. Using stunning images of these works Torres examines each in turn, defining the details small and large that combine to create each building, public space or bus shelter. He alludes to the rich architectural influences Spain, particularly Gaudi’s school, and Torres’ favourite Jujol.
                In his entertaining discussion, Torres explores his own creative process and shares the foibles and difficulties that he has faced in restoration of historical buildings and spaces. Finally Torres explores his current work-in-progress of The Forum in Barcelona, with enormous scope and enormity in construction the viewer can appreciate the absurdism and joyfulness that Torres brings to all his works. 
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Have the ability to inform action through knowledge of historical and cultural precedents in architecture – in particular the early twentieth century architecture style of Barcelona.
                • An understanding of issues of heritage and conservation in the built environment
                • An awareness of the cultural and spiritual dimensions of place
                • An understanding of tangible and intangible channels to architectural creativity.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Jan Gehl

                People Cities = Sustainable Cities

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:49:06
                Jan Gehl is one of the world’s most eminent urban planners and is responsible for reshaping significant areas of many great cities, including New York, London, Copenhagen and Melbourne. He was also instrumental in mapping out Sydney’s future, towards 2030. He is a proponent of the pedestrian, street life and cycling within the city and has contributed to making Copenhagen one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. Gehl highlights the often absurd design issues in our cities and he provides logical solutions to those problems. In doing so, he demonstrates that by creating “people cities,” we are also creating environmentally sustainable cities.    
                         
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Be aware of the ways in which the needs of the community are often overlooked in cities.
                • Understand the integral relationship between design of the city, the community and sustainability.
                • Understand the history of how cars have influenced planning within modern cities.
                • Know the factors which are necessary to create a livable city and be equipped with some of the tools and ideas with which to achieve those factors through design.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Bruce Eeles

                BUILDING GREEN - a small commercial

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:48:33
                The architectural firm of Eeles Trelease has a history of environmentally sustainable design. However, a new level of sustainability is achieved in their design for the commercial building located in Double Bay. Architects, Bruce Eeles and Kathy Trelease, describe the design approach and systems implemented in that pioneering building. The water management system is particularly impressive, with rain-water harvested for drinking and all sewerage water treated on site. Kathy Trelease outlines the challenges encountered during design and construction and the resolution of those challenges.          
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Gain insight into the way environmental considerations can be coordinated with building service systems.
                • Understand the complexity of integrating a variety of building systems with design considerations, project brief, budget and specialist information.
                • Understand the variety of issues that need to be considered when designing an environmentally sustainable, commercial building.
                • Understand the importance of educating the client and tenants about maintenance and operation of building systems after completion.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Jean Nouvel

                AAA Black Talk 5 - Jean Nouvel

                Regular Price:

                AU$159.95
                Duration: 02:23:24
                Jean Nouvel heads an international architectural practice, yet his architecture is sensitive and poetic and speaks to the subtlety of each specific site. In this Australian Architectural Association Black Talk 5, Nouvel describes his architectural journey from his first architectural encounter at the Beaux-Arts School, in Bordeaux, in the 1960s, to his recent and current projects. This journey explains the foundation and history behind Nouvel’s architectural ideologies and provides a basis for understanding his designs for buildings such as The Arab World Institute in Paris, The Cartier Foundation in Paris and Agbar Tower in Barcelona.              

                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand, through Nouvel’s architecture, how physical location, aesthetic judgment, creative imagination, and an underlying architectural philosophy are expressed in, and inform the design of, a successful building.
                • Appreciate the importance of each specific site to the creation of a successful building.
                • Understand how the visual properties of selected materials can create a certain mood or speak to certain traditions within a city.
                • Recognise the importance of a well formulated architectural ideology to successful design.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Richard Johnson

                AAA Short Black Talk - Richard Johnson

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 01:04:31
                Richard Johnson has been involved in some of the most significant architectural interventions within the city of Sydney: the First Government House Site, the Sydney Hilton refurbishment and Westpac Place. Through these architectural examples, he illustrates the ethical role an architect has when building within the urban fabric of a city. Richard Johnson also uses the example of the Sydney Opera House to demonstrate his ideas on architecture. The success of his designs and the benefit they have had on civic life establishes the integrity of his approach.          

                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Appreciate the many external factors such as: design brief, context and user intent, which need to be effectively addressed to create a quality, civic, architectural design.  
                • Understand how some prominent, civic architectural designs have responded to their physical location and how they have addressed the wider issues of the urban context.
                • Understand that successful architectural design values the history, community and environmental context of a site.
                • Appreciate the need to sustain the natural and built environment.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Prof. Robert Adams

                Transforming Australia's Cities

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:42:18

                Over the next thirty years, the population of Australia’s capital cities will double. There can be two responses to this; we can continue to expand our cities, or we can contain growth. Rob Adams is the Director of Design and Urban Development for the City of Melbourne. Adams uses Melbourne as a case study to explain how existing infrastructure can be adapted to accommodate a growing population and to produce a more sustainable, liveable and economically viable future. For example, by encouraging development along existing, road-based, public transport corridors, within the bounds of the tram network alone, an additional 730,000 people could be accommodated within Metropolitan Melbourne. 


                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand the specific tactics that can be used to plan our growing cities in a sustainable manner.
                • Understand the costs, dangers and impracticalities of proceeding with the current trends of expansion and outdated infrastructure.
                • Appreciate the vital role that government and planning bodies can play in driving our cities on a sustainable, liveable and economical path.
                • Possess knowledge of a variety of techniques that have been used to successfully revitalize Melbourne and varied European cities.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Caroline Stalker

                Remedies for Obese-City

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:43:55

                This talk was recorded live at the Healthy Cities Conference in Brisbane, 2010.

                Australia’s major cities are ‘obese’ in their excessive consumption of natural resources. Caroline Stalker, director of the Architectus Brisbane office, describes the benefits of Landscape Oriented Development, or LOD. She believes LOD is the solution to the failures of Transit Oriented Development, or TOD. 

                Caroline describes a variety of projects, such as the replanning of Hasting Street, Noosa, and the new master-plan for James Cook University, in Townsville, to demonstrate how urban design can reconnects the urban population to the environment and cure Australia’s obese cities.


                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Have knowledge of a specific sustainable approach to urban planning and the factors that need to be considered to produce a successful urban design.
                • Recognise that quality sustainable urban planning is the result of a holistic, considered approach, which goes well beyond the simple placement of buildings, roads and parks to the consideration of how the inhabitants will live and move within the environment.
                • Understand that the aspirations of building users and the community are crucial to the success of sustainable development and planning.
                • Recognise that density and proximity to public transportation do not solve environmental consumption alone.
                • Possess knowledge of numerous projects where the principles of Landscape Oriented Development have been applied. 
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Caroline Pidcock

                The Architecture of Zero Net Emissions Housing

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:53:04

                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.

                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand the issues which need to be addressed in a design concept to realise a low emissions building.
                • Recognize how Australian government policy and building regulations address issues of sustainability in the built environment, and how this compares with world’s best practice.
                • Appreciate that issues of sustainability, when properly addressed in architecture, impact on all stages of design and construction, from establishing a brief with the client, to design development, to liaising with consultants, to selection of structural systems, building systems and materials.
                • Understand how the structure of an architectural practice, and its work methods, need to be adapted to integrate a sustainability agenda.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Ray Brown

                AAA Short Black Talk - 1 Bligh Street Sydney

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:35:10

                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.

                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand how collaboration can assist in the design development of a complex building
                • Understand how architectus resolved the conflicts of site and view direction
                • Understand how innovation can assist in the attainment of 6 Star Green Star ratings
                • Understand how the structure of an architectural practice, and its work methods, can be adapted to integrate a sustainability agenda.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Paul Reidy

                AAA Short Black Talk - ARK to Coca-Cola Place

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:35:24

                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.

                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Appreciate the many external factors such as: design brief, context and user intent, which need to be effectively addressed to create a quality, civic, architectural design.
                • Understand how potential limitations can be turned into positive outcomes through innovation of communication & design.
                • Understand that successful architectural design can help generate a successful commercial outcome
                • Appreciate the opportunity of using new design integration tools such as BIM
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Steve King

                Sustainable Australian Architecture

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 01:00:38

                Australian architects have been remarkably successful working in Asia.  At least some of that success appears to derive from a historical tendency to market credentials in sustainability.  Steve King asks the question:  where do these skills come from?  His answer is a highly personal history of Australian architecture since World War II.  He draws attention to early leadership in building science, a search for Australian architectural identity by reference to our region and the benefits of a vigorous multiculturalism.  But more unusually, he identifies the contribution of the Australian experience with heritage conservation, building new communities on the edge of our cities, and the determination to develop all world-class skills through projects of national significance.

                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Appreciate the context of Australian architects influences within the Asian region
                • Understand the local influences on Australian architects
                • Gain insight into the cultural and technological contributions within the local market
                • Review the sustainability credentials of recent award winning architects
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Julian Lipscombe

                AAA Special Talk: A Journey to Shakespeare

                Regular Price:

                AU$119.90
                Duration: 01:29:09
                This talk was recorded live at a special event organised by the Australian Architecture Association (AAA).
                Julian Lipscombe joined Bennetts Associates in 1992 and became a director in 2002. In this talk he provides insight into the influences and themes that affect the architecture of Bennetts Associates, as well as their approach to the development of best of class architecture.
                He illustrates all of this through his comprehensive explanation of the processes surrounding the competition, design, development & construction of the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon in England.
                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand the architectural, historic and cultural influences on a modern architectural practice operating on many scales and in many varied circumstances.
                • Appreciate the differences in practice management approach and style of individuals within a medium to large architectural firm.
                • Gain insight into the complexities of developing theatre architecture, the importance of understanding the nuances of the clients requirements and the benefits of detailed design examination and testing.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Philip Thalis

                Architecture and Making the City

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:55:23

                In this talk, recorded at Newcastle University, Philip talks about his practice, his concerns about architecture, about architecture in the city and about the authentic voice that architects have advocating the value of architecture in the city. He discusses the many challenges and difficulties that architects face and how architects should understand the contribution they make by looking straight at the centre of architecture in the city and evaluation what role they play. He talks about the city and how the city is made of different intersecting elements & values and the foundation role of geography.

                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Develop an understanding of the architectural practice of Hill Thalis
                • Understand their concerns for architecture and their passion for teaching
                • Appreciate Philips advocacy for architecture as an authentic voice in the development of a city
                • Understand how a city is made and the impact of the foundation of geography
                • Be able to reflect and appreciate the complexity of multi-unit housing and it’s ability to influence a city.
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Caroline Pidcock

                Sustainable Design in Interesting Times

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:48:14

                Caroline Pidcock needs no introduction, having been an advocate of sustainable design for all her years in practice.

                Recorded live at the AAA Women in Design Seminar Series, in this talk she discusses how she got into sustainable architecture, what she means by sustainable design and how she has recently discovered a sustainability framework call the Living Building Challenge. As Caroline explains, this programme, developed in the USA, is a Philosphy, an Advocacy Tools and a Certification Programme. It advocate using nature as the measuring stick for building performance and suggests that all projects should be restorative and regenerative.

                She steps through the elements of the framework and finishes with a brief look at some of her recent projects.

                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand some of the history of Green Architecture and how it has influenced Caroline Pidcocks practice
                • Appreciate the impact that building has on the increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide
                • Develop an understanding of the Living Building Challenge programme
                • Assess how these principles could be used to influence your design outcomes
                • Appreciate how Pidcock Architecture+Sustainability applies ‘best practice’ to every scale of building design
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • David Hertz

                AAA Black Talk - David Hertz

                Regular Price:

                AU$119.90
                Duration: 01:25:50

                In this AAA Black Talk for 2013, David Hertz talks about his practice The Studio of Environmental Architecture, and he discusses many examples of their work, including his own house in California.

                The practice focuses on the design and construction of environmentally responsible residential and commercial buildings. They engage in multiple facets of design, including product design, furniture design, public sculpture, environmental consulting, as well as the research and development of resource efficient ecologic building products.

                In 2011, he completed his most ambitious and widely recognized project to date. The 747 Wing House was built from a mothballed Boeing 747-200 in the Santa Monica mountains. The talk finishes with a in-depth discussion of this project, which  was extremely complex and called for using a CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter to transport sections of the plane to the building site.

                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand and appreciate the genesis of David Hertz's architectural practice
                • Acknowledge the appropriateness of design in it's place
                • Develop insight into the importance of materials in design and construction
                • Observe and understand the design development process with unfamiliar materials
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA
              • Mark Szczerbicki

                Models in the Design Process

                Regular Price:

                AU$59.95
                Duration: 00:51:14

                The physical model is one of the most approachable forms of architectural representation.

                While models are relevant to the architectural community, they also possesses a certain magic and mystery which plays on the imagination of children and adults alike, witha universal appeal thatcuts through jargon and goes directly to the essence of an idea. Despite this, there is a of lack of research and critical discussion regarding model-making among local practitioners.

                This talk by Mark Szczerbicki provides an insight into the long-established tradition of innovation and experimentation with physical models by practices based in Europe. It is intended to act as a springboard to revitalize a more vigorous attitude to model-making, especially in the context of the ever-increasing use of digital models in today's practice.

                TARGET LEARNING OUTCOMES  
                • Understand the variety of approaches to the use of model in a selection of architectural practices
                • Appreciate the importance of ‘ the model ‘ in the development of design, materiality and context
                • Gain insight into how these various firms contruct physical models
                • Appreciate the importance to individual firms of how the model represents their ‘ personality ‘
                • Develop a view as to how important models are to your own practice of architecture
                Recognised by the NSW ARB, ARB of Victoria, BA of Qld, AB of WA, Work Stds Tas, APB of SA, PIA, AILA & BDA

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