National Seminar Series 2017

What's on

NSS3: BIM and Sustainability
June 2017

NSS4: The National Construction Code (NCC), a Performance-based Code
July 2017

NSS5: Technology for Architects 
September 2017

NSS6: Fee Breakdown / Psycology
November 2017

National Seminar Series

The National Seminar Series is a selection of high-quality seminars delivered across Australia. Seminars cover topics addressing each of the competency standards: Design, Documentation, Project Delivery and Practice Management. If you would like to suggest a topic or if you have any feedback please contact the CPD Team.

Upcoming events

Seminar Outline

The use of performance-based design will be explored as an option to achieving compliance with the NCC’s mandatory Performance Requirements. 

The seminar will explain the fundamental principles of the performance-based code and how it is applied, along with an outline of ABCB resources available to support industry in its application.

 An overview of the ABCB reforms will be provided with the aim of fostering a performance culture, increasing innovation and productivity.

Panel discussion with Wood Solutions, ABCB and a local architect

 Location   ABCB Panellist   Wood Solutions Panellist  Local Architect Panellist 
 (inc Livestream)
  Ray Loveridge   Boris Iskra Yee Jien
 Hobart   Benjamin Cripps   Paul England Christie Denman
 Launceston   Benjamin Cripps   Paul England  Christie Denman
 Brisbane   Ray Loveridge
  Boris Iskra Jack Williamson

Christie Denman
Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
  • List opportunities for architects when using performance-based design.
  • Describe the performance-based NCC with an emphasis on the:
               1)  structure of the NCC;
               2)  language used in the NCC Performance Requirements; and
               3)  use of Assessment Methods
  • Communicate information available to support developing Performance Solutions.
      CPD Points and Competency :
      2.0 formal CPD points: Documentation

  • Pricing Structure

    VIC, NSW, QLD Prices
    TAS Prices
    Member: $76.00 Member: $15.00
    Non Member: $110.00 Non Member: $15.00
    A+ Member: $68.00 A+ Member: $15.00
    Graduate: $35.00 Graduate: $15.00
    SONA Member: $25.00 SONA Member: $15.00
    Member Livestream: $45.00   Livestream: please e mail the Tasmanian Chapter 
    CPD Coordinator directly on
    Non Member Livestream: $65.00                  
    Group Livestream Discount (Member only)  5-10 members = $200
    email or phone 03 8620 3902 to take up 

    Location  Date Time Book Online

    NSW Chapter
    3 Manning Street
    Potts Point, NSW

    Wednesday 12th July 

    11.00am - 1.00pm
    Event Cancelled.  Please see link below if you would like to register for the livestream on Tuesday 18th July 2017.

    Victorian Chapter
    Level 1 41 Exhibition Street
    Melbourne, VIC
    Tuesday 18th July 
    11.00am - 1.00pm
    Event Concluded

    Online Livestream

    Tuesday 18th July 

    11.00am - 1.00pm (AEST)

    Event Concluded.  

    Should you wish you may purchase this on line via Continuum in the coming weeks.

    Tasmanian Chapter
    1/19a Hunter Street
    Hobart, TAS 

    Tuesday 25th July 


    Event Concluded.  

    University of Tasmania
    School of Architecture and Design
    Rory Spence Lecture Theatre
    Seminar Room: IC108

    Wednesday 26th July

    prior 5pm 25th July

    Queensland Chapter
    Level 1 70 Merivale Street
    South Brisbane, QLD

    Monday 31st July 

    10.00am-12.00 midday

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    Terms & conditions for CPD events

    1. The Australian Institute of Architects has the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue of an event.  
    2. In the event of cancellation, on demand video of the presentation or a refund will be offered to the registrant.
    3. Applications for refunds require two (2) working days notice prior to the event. 
    4. People attending in replace of the registered person must pay the ticket fee associated with their membership type. 
    5. Please note that start and end times are an estimation. Some seminars may finish earlier or later than the proposed time.