Kingston High School - Hassell in collaboration with Jawsarchitects

Kingston High School,
Hassell in collaboration with Jawsarchitects, Photo: Peter Bennetts

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Welcome to the Tasmanian Chapter

Welcome to the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. This is the entry point for the many exciting opportunities and events that the Institute offers its Tasmanian and national members.

On this page you will find information on Tasmanian CPD events. In the Quick links box to the right you will find links to other Tasmanian events, as well as awards, services, resources and publications.



What’s happening in the Tasmanian Chapter

Tasmanian CPD events

Continuing professional development (CPD) events are a core component of the Tasmanian Chapter's continuing professional development program. The series aims to present topics that are inspiring and tangible, providing knowledge that attendees can put into practice.

CPD events in 2017-18 are supported by the Tasmanian Government and the Board of Architects of Tasmania. All Tasmanian-hosted CPD events are presented at the flat rate of $15 for everyone.

Tasmanian CPD events that display a Refuel CPD badge, shown here, are eligible for CPD points.

Edition Office

Edition Office is an architecture studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Establishing the practice on finely crafted, award winning houses, the practice has recently extended its experience into the public realm including commercial and Federal Government galleries, a commission for the Australian War Memorial and various shortlisted competitions. Edition Office is led by Kim Bridgland and Aaron Roberts ( previously a founding director of Room11 Architects).

In a two part presentation, the directors will speak about the concepts and methodologies behind projects across numerous typologies, alongside adjustments to project and practice management enabled by cloud based management platforms. 

Launceston – 26 July: 1pm – 2.30pm BOOK NOW
Hobart – 27 July: 1pm – 2.30pm  BOOK NOW
Livestream (Online) - 27 July: 1pm - 2.30pm BOOK NOW

Bushfire Responsive Architecture

Presented by Mark Chladil and Tom O'Connor from Tasmanian Fire Service

Bushfire is Tasmania’s most prevalent natural hazard and presents significant risk to our communities. Planning, designing and building for bushfire are important strategies for facilitating the long-term resilience and sustainability of our communities. Designers have an important role in this context and are often challenged to resolve competing design objectives, one of which is to meet contemporary requirements for bushfire protection. 

Join AIA and Mark Chladil and Tom O’Connor from the TFS for a discussion on the current state-of-play in this space. Specific topics to be covered include current planning and building regulations, best practice design principles and performance-based solutions. 

Hobart - Wed 11 July 1pm-2.30pm   BOOK NOW
Launceston - Thur 12 July 1pm-2.30pm   BOOK NOW

 

Model based Design and Collaboration (BIM) - Benefits, Challenges & Solutions

with BIM Consultant Klaus Stroehl from Gandy and Roberts

This presentation will highlight challenges and provide solutions - focusing on processes and resources required to implement BIM successfully within your company as a design tool, as well as in a collaborative BIM environment on your projects.

Hobart - Tue 1 May 1pm-2.30pm   BOOK NOW
Launceston - Wed 2 May 2pm-3.30pm   BOOK NOW

Contract Administration under AS2124: A more detailed look

Following on from last year’s general overview of contract administration under ABIC SW, AS2124 and AS4000, and with the ABIC 2018 launch fresh in our memories, this seminar will drill down into a little more detail regarding contract administration under AS2124-1992, specifically. 
This seminar explores the role of an architect superintendent during the construction phase. We will introduce and clarify the independent role of the Superintendent/ Superintendent’s Representative, including discussion regarding the wearing of ‘two hats’ by the Architect Superintendent. 
This module will then focus on the old chestnuts of Time and Cost, including discussion about time and cost blowouts and how the tools provided by the contract mechanisms can assist us to better manage risk associated with these two big ticket items. 

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
• Appreciate the authorities and obligations of the superintendent when administering the contract;
• Understand the importance of good superintendence and its impact on the management of risk;
• Understand the key risks giving rise to adjustments in contract sum and practical completion date, and understand the contract mechanisms surrounding these aspects of the contract;
• Have a more detailed understanding of the tasks and workflows throughout CA, in relation to the management of Time and Cost;
• Understand how these mechanisms can be utilised to keep control of a project on site and manage project risk.

Launceston 28 March 2-3.30pm BOOK NOW

Hobart 29 March 1-2.30pm BOOK NOW




 

Business Strategy & Growth By Paula McCarthy: Working Dynamics, adviser to leading Australian architects

Join Paula McCarthy to understand more about strategic planning, options for growth, and gain insights into targeted interventions that transform and/or turn-around business operations. One of Australia’s leading strategic coaches and advisers to architects and construction industry professionals in a workshop that prepares, focuses and motivates you to accelerate your company’s development.

Dynamics specialises in architectural and construction industry firm development, and is led by is one of Australia’s leading business, sales and performance experts, Paula McCarthy, who is also an architect by background.

Following on from sessions at the AIA Victoria in late 2017, this workshop is for owners, entrepreneurs, practice managers and other aspiring professionals. It will inform, focus and motivate attendees to accelerate and improve company development in 2018. The session will include individual reflection exercises that enable participants to:

    • Reflect upon key industry wide changes, threats and opportunities;
    • Begin assessing their own company’s stage of development;
    • Understand different patterns of company growth and change;
    • Step back and review the current business situation;
    • Explore case studies of some different options or tactics for development; and
    • Set some high-level goals for 2018-2020.

Hobart: 9.30am - 12.30pm Wednesday 14 March, BOOK NOW
Launceston: 1pm-4pm Thursday 15 March, BOOK NOW

Innovations in Timber and Design by Richard Maddock from Foster + Partners London

Join Richard Maddock from Foster + Partners as he discusses the innovations in timber and design employed by their practice across a variety of projects.

Hobart: 1-2pm Friday 2nd March, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St. BOOK NOW

Launceston: Evening TBC Monday 5th March, UTAS School of Architecture & Design, 8 Invermay Rd. BOOK NOW


BIM and Construction Documentation with John Mitchell

Join us as John Mitchell from CQR Pty Ltd, Building Smart, NSW and chairman of the Australasian BIM Advisory Board Executive Committee, discusses the benefits and methods of using BIM in construction and documentation.

Hobart: 1-3pm Monday 5th February, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St.

Launceston: 1-3pm Tuesday 6th February, UTAS School of Architecture & Design, 8 Invermay Rd.

 

 

CPD in Tasmania

In Tasmania, the Building Act 2000 requires accredited building practitioners to undertake CPD.

Accredited architects may undertake either the Accredited Building Practitioners' generic CPD scheme or the CPD program outlined in the joint AACA/Australian Institute of Architects Joint CPD Policy.

The Accredited Building Practitioners generic CPD program is available online.

For those seeking to undertake the Institute CPD program please read the AACA/Australian Institute of Architects Joint CPD Policy.

For more information about the Institute's CPD for architects, see the Continuing professional development page on this website.

Refuel Tasmania

In addition to hosting seminars and National Seminar Series events, the Tasmania Chapter offers a range of seminars and CPD oppurtunities including:

  • Interstate Speaker Series
  • Local Speaker Series
  • ArchiTECH
  • Pics in the Pub

The Interstate and Local Speaker Series presents exceptional and inspiring architects from Tasmania and interstate for talks in Hobart and Launceston.

ArchiTECH provides architects with detailed technical advice on building products.

Pics in the Pub is held in a local waterfront pub and brings together the local architectural community to talk about their own work and experiences.

Recording CPD

It is the individual’s responsibility to maintain their own CPD records. (For more information see About CPD.)

CPD events held by the Tasmanian Chapter since 2010 are listed below for your reference.

Tas CPD Record 2017

Tas CPD Record 2016

Tas CPD Record 2015

Tas CPD Record 2014

Tas CPD record 2013

Tas CPD record 2012

Tas CPD record 2011

Tas CPD record 2010


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