Kingston High School - Hassell in collaboration with Jawsarchitects

Kingston High School,
Hassell in collaboration with Jawsarchitects, Photo: Peter Bennetts

Welcome to the Tasmanian Chapter

Welcome to the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. This is the entry point for the many exciting opportunities and events that the Institute offers its Tasmanian and national members.

On this page you will find information on Tasmanian CPD events. In the Quick links box to the right you will find links to other Tasmanian events, as well as awards, services, resources and publications.



What’s happening in the Tasmanian Chapter

Tasmanian CPD events

Continuing professional development (CPD) events are a core component of the Tasmanian Chapter's continuing professional development program. The series aims to present topics that are inspiring and tangible, providing knowledge that attendees can put into practice.

CPD events in 2017-18 are supported by the Tasmanian Government and the Board of Architects of Tasmania. All Tasmanian-hosted CPD events are presented at the flat rate of $15 for everyone.

Tasmanian CPD events that display a Refuel CPD badge, shown here, are eligible for CPD points.

9/10 August: Condensation and Airtight Buildings

Launceston
: 12:30pm-2pm Wednesday 9 August, Room IC118, School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania, 8 Invermay Road, Inveresk 
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Hobart: 12:30pm-2pm Thursday 10 August, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St, Hobart 
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3/4 August: Fine Tuning Controlled Chaos

Launceston
: 12:30pm-2pm Thursday 3 August, Room IC118, School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania, 8 Invermay Road, Inveresk
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Hobart: 12:30pm-2pm Friday 4 May, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St, Hobart 
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26 July: Launceston: The National Construction Code (NCC): A Performance-based Code
In this National Seminar Series, the use of performance-based design will be explored as an option to achieving compliance with the NCC’s mandatory Performance Requirements. This 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.

When: 12:30pm-2pm Wednesday 26 July 
Where: Room IC118, School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania, 8 Invermay Road, Inveresk
Cost: $15
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25 July: Hobart: 
The National Construction Code (NCC): A Performance-based Code
In this National Seminar Series, the use of performance-based design will be explored as an option to achieving compliance with the NCC’s mandatory Performance Requirements. This 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.

When: 12:30pm-2pm Tuesday 25 July
Where: Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St, Hobart 
Cost: $15
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30 June: Launceston: New Statewide Planning Scheme

At this essential information session for all Tasmanian building practitioners, Brian Risby and Matthew Clark discuss the new statewide planning scheme and how it will affect you and your business. 

When: 1pm-3pm Friday 30 June 
Where: Room IC118, School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania, 8 Invermay Road, Inveresk
Cost: $15
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27 June: Hobart: New Statewide Planning Scheme
At this essential information session for all Tasmanian building practitioners, Brian Risby and Matthew Clark discuss the new statewide planning scheme and how it will affect you and your business. 

When: 1pm-3pm Friday 23 June
Where: Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St, Hobart 
Cost: $15

23 June: Hobart: Claims: Examples and Risk Solutions
This seminar with Cos Cirocco and Adele Monaco considers a number of issues arising out of two recent claims dealing with: 
• The Engineer: the importance of peer review 
• The Architect: non-compliance with the Building Code of Australia 
At the conclusion of each claim, consideration will be given to risk management tools which may be applicable to reduce the likelihood of such claims occurring in the future.

When: 1pm-3pm Friday 23 June
Where: Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St, Hobart 
Cost: $15

15 June: Launceston: Passive House
The Passivhaus, or Passive House is a rigorous, voluntary and performance-based standard for energy efficiency in buildings. Originally developed in Germany, this standard is also now applied in Australia.

The Passive House Standard strives for excellence in energy efficiency, indoor comfort and occupant health and wellbeing. With rising energy costs there is also a strong economic case for increasing thermal efficiency in buildings. While the Passive House Standard is fast expanding across the residential market, Australia will soon also see project construction in the education, commercial and aged-care sectors, with many others to follow.

This seminar will detail the criteria and requirements to achieve Passive House Standard, what the impact is for a typical building project, and demonstrate how to achieve Passive House Standard in the relatively mild Tasmania's climate as compared to the central European climates.

When: 1pm-3pm Thursday 15 June
Where: Room IC118, School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania, 8 Invermay Road, Inveresk
Cost: $15

14 June: Hobart: Passive House
The Passivhaus, or Passive House is a rigorous, voluntary and performance-based standard for energy efficiency in buildings. Originally developed in Germany, this standard is also now applied in Australia.

The Passive House Standard strives for excellence in energy efficiency, indoor comfort and occupant health and wellbeing. With rising energy costs there is also a strong economic case for increasing thermal efficiency in buildings. While the Passive House Standard is fast expanding across the residential market, Australia will soon also see project construction in the education, commercial and aged-care sectors, with many others to follow.

This seminar will detail the criteria and requirements to achieve Passive House Standard, what the impact is for a typical building project, and demonstrate how to achieve Passive House Standard in the relatively mild Tasmania's climate as compared to the central European climates.

When: 1pm-3pm Wednesday 14 June
Where: Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St, Hobart
Cost: $15

17 May: Launceston: Contract Administration
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.

When: 1pm-3pm Wednesday 17 May
Where: Room IC118, School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania, 8 Invermay Road, Inveresk
Cost: $15

16 May: Hobart: Contract Administration
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.

When: 5:30pm-7:30pm Tuesday 16 May
Where: Institute of Architects, Tasmanian Chapter, 1/19a Hunter St, Hobart
Cost: $15
SOLD OUT

1 May: Launceston: Safety in Design w/ Steven Collins
Senior Work Health and Safety Advisor Steven Collins will provide a refresher on the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and the Work Health and Safety regulations 2012. Steven will focus on designer responsibilities in regards to the design of plant, substances and structures. The seminar will address some definitions in relation to the legislation and how they support both the Act and Regulations.

When: 1pm-3pm Monday 1 May
Where: School of Architecture and Design, University of Tasmania, 8 Invermay Road, Inveresk
Cost: $15

27 April: Hobart: Safety in Design w/ Steven Collins
Senior Work Health and Safety Advisor Steven Collins will provide a refresher on the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 and the Work Health and Safety regulations 2012. Steven will focus on designer responsibilities in regards to the design of plant, substances and structures. The seminar will address some definitions in relation to the legislation and how they support both the Act and Regulations.

When: 12:30pm-2pm Thursday 27 April
Where: Institute of Architects, 1/19a Hunter St, Hobart
Cost: $15

3-5 March: Bruny Island: Conference: Tasmanian Architectural Narratives. CLOSED.
15 February: Hobart: ArchiTech: Fireplace industry w/ Jetmaster. CLOSED.
8 February: Hobart: Seminar: Emerging Architect Amy Muir. CLOSED.

 

CPD in Tasmania

In Tasmania, the Building Act 2000 requires accredited building practitioners to undertake CPD.

Accredited architects may undertake either the Accredited Building Practitioners' generic CPD scheme or the CPD program outlined in the joint AACA/Australian Institute of Architects Joint CPD Policy.

The Accredited Building Practitioners generic CPD program is available online.

For those seeking to undertake the Institute CPD program please read the AACA/Australian Institute of Architects Joint CPD Policy.

For more information about the Institute's CPD for architects, see the Continuing professional development page on this website.

Refuel Tasmania

In addition to hosting seminars and National Seminar Series events, the Tasmania Chapter offers a range of seminars and CPD oppurtunities including:

  • Interstate Speaker Series
  • Local Speaker Series
  • ArchiTECH
  • Pics in the Pub

The Interstate and Local Speaker Series presents exceptional and inspiring architects from Tasmania and interstate for talks in Hobart and Launceston.

ArchiTECH provides architects with detailed technical advice on building products.

Pics in the Pub is held in a local waterfront pub and brings together the local architectural community to talk about their own work and experiences.

Recording CPD

It is the individual’s responsibility to maintain their own CPD records. (For more information see About CPD.)

CPD events held by the Tasmanian Chapter since 2010 are listed below for your reference.

Tas CPD Record 2016

Tas CPD Record 2015

Tas CPD Record 2014

Tas CPD record 2013

Tas CPD record 2012

Tas CPD record 2011

Tas CPD record 2010


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