John Eeles and Kathy Trelease - Partners Eeles Trelease Architects
BUILDING GREEN - a small commercial ET0822
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.
Jan Gehl - Gehl Architects Denmark
People Cities = Sustainable Cities JG0823
Jan Gehl is one of the world’s most eminent architectural and 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.
Prof Rob Adams - Director of Design & Culture, City of Melbourne
Public Melbourne RA0626
Professor Rob Adams works at the City of Melbourne where he has, for the last twenty years, led a program on the urban design of the city. He has been instrumental in transforming the city of Melbourne from the almost lifeless, business district that it was in 1985 to the lively, social, public realm that it is today. By outlining the planned approach that has been implemented in regards to Melbourne’s waterways, built form, street patterns, public transport and parks, over the last twenty years, Professor Rob Adams demonstrates the design attitude that is required to achieve the successful urban design of a city. This presentation demonstrates that quality urban design is fundamental to the successful design of a city’s public realm.
John Nichols - Solutions Engineer, CCAA
High Quality Decorative and Slip Resistant Finishes with Concrete Flatwork JN0616
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.
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