Victorian Chapter Events


Navigating Novation & Protecting Design 

This event will cover the common contracts used by large architectural practices and how the role of the architect varies considerably between these contracts. Novation will be a focus as it is being used at an increasing rate with many new large-scale works. There is a need for everyone to understand why Novation is used and what can be done to make this process more positive for architects whilst meeting project outcomes.

Over the two sessions, our experienced practitioners will discuss key issues with the scope of services, protecting design and will analyse different contractual conditions. They will explain how to work through key contractual aspects identifying what to add into contracts and clauses to be aware of.. Register here.

When: 18 & 25 July, 12 - 2pm
Where: Level 2, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

NSS: Biophilic Design 

This seminar will explore 'what is' and 'what is not' biophilic design to assist in removing ambiguity in this area and provide tangible principles, and also explore case studies that have successfully integrated aspects of biophilic design to assist readers in visualising and recognising truly biophilic environments. This course is worth 1.5 Formal CPD Points. Register Here

When: 1 August, 11am (Melb and Livestream)
Where: Level 2, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

ArchiTECH - Partridge Engineers

Partridge is a structural engineering consulting firm specialising in the design, documentation, and construction-supervision of building projects.  Established in 1982, Partridge specialises in the field of high-end, architect-designed residential houses. Partridge works closely and extensively with architects in the delivery of our projects and thus we aim to better foster the engineering and architecture relationship.

The aim of the presentation is to address the architect’s frustration as their designs and visions are compromised by structural limitations, builders’ approaches, inflexible consultants, and site complexities. 

For example, why is it that some engineers insist on putting portal frames in houses?  Why do the basement walls have to be so thick? Why can’t the 150mm thick concrete slab cantilever three metres?  Why can’t the builder achieve a Class 1 finish to the off-form concrete? Why can’t the penetration go through the beam?  Register Here.

When: 8 August, 12 - 1.30pm
Where: Level 2, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000

Webinar - Managing IP: People and Media

This online webinar explores two aspects of Intellectual Property: 1) issues regarding social media, attributions, photography and art incorporated into buildings, 2) People management, people IP and issues with portfolios. Register Here.

When: Mon 20 August, 12.00pm