National Seminar Series 2017

What's on

NSS3: Changes, implications and work arounds
May 2017

NSS4: BIM and Sustainability
July 2017

NSS5: Technology for Architects - Xero / MYOB /Union Square / Bowerbird / Site Supervisor
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

Contract Administration is one of the most important functions of architectural practice with legal, financial and reputational implications. This must-see National Seminar Series will provide an introduction to the mechanisms of Contract Administration under common lump sum building contracts for small to medium-sized projects.

Delivered by Tanya Jones, who currently performs senior contract administration at Gresley Abas, this presentation will focus on ABIC SW-2008 and explore the notable differences between ABIC and AS2124/AS4000 and which one you should choose for which projects. 

Attendees will discover interesting, problematic and less-well-known contract mechanisms along with real examples of difficulties that have arisen, how they came about and how they were approached. 


Tanya Jones studied Architecture at UWA, graduating in 1993.  Tanya’s 20+ 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.  Tanya currently performs a senior contract administration role at Gresley Abas, 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.  

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the session attendees will be able to:

  • Classify the framework of contract mechanisms embedded within SW-2008, AS2124 and AS4000, generally, and the Superintendent’s role in administering the contact;
  • Recognise how the mechanisms vary between the three contracts being discussed and how these differences affect the practical application of the contract mechanisms during CA;
  • Apply tasks and workflows throughout CA, in relation to Project Start-up, Time, Payment, Practical Completion and Defects;
  • Identify difficult and challenging contract clauses and common CA misinterpretations and pitfalls

Pricing Structure

VIC, NSW, QLD Prices
TAS Prices   WA Prices 
Member: $76.00 Member: $15.00   Member: $44.00
Non Member: $110.00 Non Member: $15.00   Non Member: $88.00
A+ Member: $68.00 A+ Member: $15.00   A+ Member: $33.00
Graduate: $35.00 Graduate: $15.00   Graduate: $44.00
SONA Member: $25.00 SONA Member: $15.00   SONA Member: $22.00
Member Livestream: $45.00 Member Livestream: $45.00
  Member Livestream: $45.00
Non Member Livestream: $65.00  Non Member Livestream: $65.00   Non Member Livestream: $65.00
 Group Livestream Discount (Member only)  5-10 members = $200  11+ members = $400
 email or phone 03 8620 3905 to take up   group livestream offer





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Queensland Chapter
Level 1 70 Merivale Street
South Brisbane, QLD

Tuesday 2 May  11.00am - 1:00pm
Victorian Chapter
Level 1 41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC
 Wednesday 3 May 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Online Livestream
of Seminar 

Wednesday 3 May 

12.00pm - 2.00pm 
Western Australian Chapter 
33 Broadway
Nedlands, WA

Monday 8th May 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tasmanian Chapter
1/19a Hunter Street
Hobart, TAS 
Tuesday 16 May 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Launceston Seminar
University of Tasmania
School of Architecture and Design
Seminar Room: IC118
 Wednesday 17 May 1.00pm - 3.00pm


NSW Chapter
3 Manning Street
Potts Point, NSW

Thursday 18 May



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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.