National Seminar Series 2017

What's on

NSS3: BIM and Sustainability
June 2017

NSS4: Changes, implications and work arounds

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

The fundamentals that underpin BIM and Sustainability will be explored by highlighting when and why environmental analysis should be undertaken and what tools are available within BIM software packages. 

This seminar will explain what each analysis is, how it works and why it’s important. It will also explore non-BIM tools and other considerations beyond BIM that designers should be mindful of when creating truly sustainable designs.

This session is suitable for both the novice and expert in BIM and similarly so in sustainability.

Presenter Biography:

For the past 10 years Rory has worked in Canada, the UK, Vietnam and Australia in architecture, development and sustainability roles.  Rory is a registered architect and has completed the Autodesk Building Performance Certificate.
Rory speaks regularly on BIM and sustainability and contributes to the Australian Institute of Architects, the Property Council of Australia and the GBCA on sustainability issues. 

In 2014 he was awarded the inaugural “Future Green Leader” Award by the GBCA for young peoples’ contribution to sustainability in the property and construction industry.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:
• Identify opportunities for greater sustainable design outcomes within BIM
• Implement processes and support structures that aid sustainable design and analysis within BIM
• Recall individual environmental analyses currently available within Revit (BIM software package) and the iterative design processes they support
• Recognise other sustainable design analyses and considerations beyond BIM

CPD Points and Competency :

0.5 formal point: Documentation
1.0 formal point: Design 

Pricing Structure

VIC, NSW, QLD Prices
TAS Prices
Member: $57.00 Member: $15.00
Non Member: $83.00 Non Member: $15.00
A+ Member: $51.00 A+ Member: $15.00
Graduate: $27.00 Graduate: $15.00
SONA Member: $20.00 SONA Member: $15.00
Member Livestream: $35.00   Livestream: please e mail the Tasmanian Chapter
CPD Coordinator directly on
Non Member Livestream: $50.00                   
Group Livestream Discount (Member only)  5-10 members = $200
email or phone 03 8620 3905 to take up 


Location  Date Time Book Online

NSW Chapter
3 Manning Street
Potts Point, NSW

Wednesday 7 June

Launceston Seminar
University of Tasmania
School of Architecture and Design
Seminar Room: IC118

Thursday 8 June

Tasmanian Chapter
1/19a Hunter Street
Hobart, TAS 

Friday 9 June
Victorian Chapter
Level 1 41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC

Tuesday 13 June
11.00am -12.30pm

Online Livestream
Tuesday 13 June
11.00am -12.30pm (AEST)

Queensland Chapter
Level 1 70 Merivale Street
South Brisbane, QLD

Tuesday 29 June  midday - 1:30pm

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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.