Peter Elliott AM - 2017 AIA Gold Medalist
Episodic Urbanism: Practice and Projects
In this talk, Peter Elliott describes his practice development, discusses some of the early and continued influencers of his work and talks about some of the major projects and focus areas within the practice. His is an established architectural and urban design practice that has been operating since 1975…more than 40 years!
The practice has a special interest in architecture + urban design in the public realm.
This includes a broad range of projects for schools and universities, public authorities and government agencies. In practices of this size it is possible to maintain a close working relationship with the client at every stage of the process. Accordingly, this Practice has been able to maintain a high standard of design and delivery of quality contemporary architecture as is acknowledged by numerous architectural awards and published works.
Prof Mat Santamouris - UNSW
Passive and Low Energy Cooling in Buildings
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.
Matthew Ottley - Marshall Day Acoustics
Multi-Residential Acoustics + Current BCA Update
In this talk, Matthew Ottley, Managing Associate for Marshall Day Acoustics in Sydney, provides a comprehensive overview of the current BCA and it’s affects on acoustics in multi-unit residential buildings. He also highlights the short comings in this approach for higher end construction.
This is a must do for all architects involved in this sector, and you will have a better appreciation for the factors affecting both external & environmental sound within a dwelling.