National Seminar Series 2018

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.

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Seminar Outline


On the 10 year anniversary of the first edition of the Australian Building Industry Contracts (ABIC), the joint authors Australian Institute of Architects and Master Builders’ Association have revised the contracts and are launching improved editions of Major Works, Simple Works (commercial and domestic) and Basic Works (commercial).

This seminar will examine the new contract provisions and mechanisms in detail, how to administer these, as well as looking at the supporting guidance materials and templates available to users of the new contracts.

Presenter Biographies:

Ms Tanya Jones
(Western Australian Seminar)
Tanya Jones studied Architecture at UWA, graduating in 1993. 
Tanya’s 25 years of architectural experience has included time in small, medium and large architectural practice, several years as a Project Manager and several years managing the Southwest office of Gresley Abas.
Tanya’s main area of interest and expertise lies in the legal and contractual aspects of project delivery, including but not limited to Contract Administration.  In addition to her general duties as an Associate Director at Gresley Abas, Tanya performs a senior contract admin role in the office, providing executive oversight to most of the projects as they proceed to and whilst on site.  Her main focus involves mentoring staff through CA, with a view to improving profitability and the quality of delivery during this phase of the project, whilst minimising staff stress and burnout.  

Mr Dean Katsavos
(Victorian and Tasmanian Seminars)

Dean has authored the ABIC and Institute contracts, their supporting documents and related practices resources on Acumen. Dean has a legal background in property, planning, construction and insurance claims.
Dean is legal counsel at the Institute and Director of Legal Advisory and Governance.

Mr Richard Booth
(New South Wales, Queensland and South Australian Seminars)
Richard is currently the Chair of the Institutes' Contracts Committee and also represents the Institute on the Joint AIA/MBA ABIC Committee.  

Richard has been on the Contracts Committee for the past 23 years and has been involved in the development of the ABIC Suite of Contracts right from the original inception of their development back in 1996. He also represented the Institute on the Joint Contracts Committee before it was disbanded in the mid 1990’s.
As well as completing his architectural education in the 1970’s, Richard completed a post graduate diploma in Construction Law from the University of Melbourne in 2003.  
In the 1980’s he was also a lecturer in Contract Law and Contract Administration in the School of Architecture at the University of South Australia.
Richard is Managing Director of architectural practice Bruce Henderson Architects Pty Ltd.


Christie Denman
Lawyer Dean Katsavos is the Institute’s Director of Legal Advisory and Governance.
Lawyer Dean Katsavos is the Institute’s Director of Legal Advisory and Governance.
Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

• Identify the new provisions and mechanisms in ABIC MW, SW and BW commercial and domestic contracts.
• Understand their role and obligations in administering these new mechanisms and related timeframes.
• Know where to purchase ABIC contracts and access the supporting documentation and guidance for each contract.
• Develop an understanding of how current industry practices may affect administration of the ABIC contracts.


CPD Points and Competency :
2 formal CPD points: Documentation



Pricing Structure: 

VIC, NSW, QLD, SA Prices   TAS Prices WA Prices 
Member: $80.00 Member: $15.00 Member: $44.00
Non Member: $110.00 Non Member: $15.00  Non Member: $88.00
A+ Member: $70.00 A+ Member: $15.00 A+ Member: $33.00
Graduate: $40.00 Graduate: $15.00 Graduate: $44.00
SONA Member: $20.00 SONA Member: $15.00
SONA Member: $22.00 

TAS Livestream: please
email the Tasmanian Chapter 
CPD Coordinator directly on 
katie.katos@architecture.com.au
 

   
Member Livestream: $50.00    
A+ Member Livestream: $45.00    
Non Member Livestream: $70.00    
Graduate Livestream: complimentary    
Group Livestream Discount (Member only)
5-10 members = $250.00
Contact: cpd@architecture.com.au or
(03) 8620 - 3905 to take up this offer
   


Member: $15.00
Member: $15.00
Member: $15.00

SONA Member: $15.00
SONA Member: $15.00
Registration

Location  Date Time Book Online

Sydney
NSW Chapter
Tusculum 
3 Manning Street
Potts Point, NSW


Wednesday 7th February 
 

10:30am - 12.30pm
  

REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 6th February


Perth
Western Australian Chapter 
33 Broadway
Nedlands, PERTH
 

Monday 12th February 
 

08:00am - 10:00am (WT)
 
REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 11th February

Melbourne
Victorian Chapter
Level 1 41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC
 

Tuesday 13th February
 

11:00am - 1:00pm
 
REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 12th February 


Online Livestream

Tuesday 13th February  

11:00am - 1:00pm (AEDT)

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prior 5pm 12th February
 


Brisbane
Queensland Chapter
Level 1 70 Merivale Street
South Brisbane, QLD
 
 
Thursday 15th February

12.00 midday - 2:00pm
 
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prior 5pm 14th February

Adelaide

South Australia Chapter 
Level 2 15 Leigh Street, Adelaide
 

Tuesday 20th February
 

12.00 midday - 2:00pm
 

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prior 5pm 19 February

Hobart
Tasmanian Chapter
1/19a Hunter Street
Hobart, TAS 
 
Monday 26th February
 
12.00 midday - 2:00pm
 
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prior 5pm 25th February


Launceston
 
University of Tasmania
School of Architecture and Design
Rory Spence Lecture Theatre
Room 108


Tuesday 27th February
 
2.00pm - 4.00pm

REGISTER HERE
prior 5pm 26th February



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  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.
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  5. Please note that start and end times are an estimation. Some seminars may finish earlier or later than the proposed time.