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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.

27/28 November: Product Specification
Deficiencies or alleged deficiencies in product specification are a common contributor to claims against architects, and recent years have provided some sobering illustrations of the worst consequences that can result from materials selection. This seminar recaps an architect's duty of care, including an overview of some of the investigations into combustible cladding and asbestos cement, and makes suggestions for the all-important task of managing substitutions during construction phase.

Hobart: 6-7:30pm Monday 27 November, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St, Hobart BOOK NOW
Launceston: 6-7:30pm Tuesday 28 November, School of Architecture, 8 Invermay Rd BOOK NOW

27 November: Fee Proposal Workshop
What is the best way to propose and negotiate design fees?
Conducted by Blue Turtle, a consultancy that helps design firms achieve more financial success by adopting a new pricing strategy, the full-day workshops will teach participants how to write fee proposals that:

  • increase fee levels
  • raise conversion rates
  • avoid scope creep
  • write successful fee proposals
Blue Turtle Consulting combines research from the fields of fee psychology, behavioural finance, fee negotiations with consultants' own personal experiences of proposing and negotiating design fees. 

Workshop registration is limited to 16 and offers 7.0 Formal CPD points. Lunch provided, too.


Hobart: 9am-5pm Monday 27 November, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St BOOK NOW

14/15 November: New Mechanisms in TAS ABIC H Contracts w/ Dean Katsavos
This seminar will look at new mechanisms under the 2017 H contracts: what changed in the 2016 update after the RBWCandDR Act 2016, and how to administer the consumer protection components of the ABIC H Tas under the Act.

Hobart: 12:30-2pm Tuesday 14 November, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St BOOK NOW
Launceston: 1-2:30pm Wednesday 15 November, School of Architecture, 8 Invermay Rd BOOK NOW

 

8/9 November: Documentation in Detail 2: A case study approach by Geoff Clark

Documentation is a skill fundamental to the architect yet there is little time spent analysing the impact it has on the success of a building project. In this session Geoff Clark will present the nuts and bolts and priority set in documentation. Let's go back to basics with Geoff's no-nonsense approach to documentation that will help you achieve a high quality set of drawing in your next project.
 
Hobart: 12:30-2pm Wednesday 8 November, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St BOOK NOW
Launceston: 1-2:30pm Thursday 9 November, School of Architecture, 8 Invermay Rd BOOK NOW

1/2 November: Universal Design Principles

What is Universal Design and how does it relate to buildings and facilities? How is it different from minimum, legislated access requirements? Why and how does it assist with future proofing our assets and make them more usable for everyone.

This seminar provides an excellent insight into designing for an ageing population, highlighting the positive impact that universal design can have when incorporated into the design and development of buildings and facilities. The key principles of universal design will be explored and examples of how these are applied in buildings and facilities and how they differ from minimum, legislative access requirements will be discussed.

Hobart: 12:30-2pm Wednesday 1 November, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St
Launceston: 1-2:30pm Thursday 2 November, School of Architecture, 8 Invermay Rd

 

19 October: Launceston Practice Forum

Members of the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects are invited to discuss the issues affecting them in the practice of architecture in Tasmania. Please note that this is a free event for Institute members only. There are NO CPD points for attending this forum. Generously supported AWS. 

Launceston: 12-2pm Thursday 19 October, Stillwater, 2 Bridge Rd, Launceston

18-19 October: Changes to the Building Act

As of 1 January 2017, Tasmania introduced new laws regulating building and plumbing work, licensing of people in the building industry and residential building contracts. These new changes take a risk-based approach to building approvals and allow for low risk, notifiable and permit categories of building, plumbing and demolition work with varying requirements at each level. 

This training seminar is designed to provide guidance and commentary on these changes, and equip practitioners with valuable knowledge to work with the new changes and processes. Participants attending this seminar will gain: 
- An understanding of new Building, Plumbing and Demolition changes and requirements under the Building Act 2016 
- The application of the Director's Determination of Categories of Building, Plumbing and Demolition Work
- An understanding of the Residential Building Work Contracts and Dispute Resolution Act 2016 and the requirements to comply with that Act. 

Presented by Executive Director Master Builders Tasmania, Michael Kerschbaum

Hobart: 12:30-2pm Wednesday 18 October, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St
Launceston: 1-2:30pm Thursday 19 October, School of Architecture, 8 Invermay Rd
Presented by Executive Director Master Builders Tasmania, Michael Kerschbaum

As of 1 January 2017, Tasmania introduced new laws concerned with regulating building and plumbing work, licensing of people in the building industry and residential building contracts. These new changes take a risk-based approach to building approvals and allow for low risk, notifiable and permit categories of building, plumbing and demolition work with varying requirements at each level. 

This training seminar is designed to provide guidance and commentary on these changes, and equip practitioners with valuable knowledge to work with the new changes and processes. Participants attending this seminar will gain: 
- An understanding of new Building, Plumbing and Demolition changes and requirements under the Building Act 2016 
- The application of the Director's Determination of Categories of Building, Plumbing and Demolition Work
- An understanding of the Residential Building Work Contracts and Dispute Resolution Act 2016 and the requirements to comply with that ActPresented by Executive Director Master Builders Tasmania, Michael Kerschbaum

As of 1 January 2017, Tasmania introduced new laws concerned with regulating building and plumbing work, licensing of people in the building industry and residential building contracts. These new changes take a risk-based approach to building approvals and allow for low risk, notifiable and permit categories of building, plumbing and demolition work with varying requirements at each level. 

This training seminar is designed to provide guidance and commentary on these changes, and equip practitioners with valuable knowledge to work with the new changes and processes. Participants attending this seminar will gain: 
- An understanding of new Building, Plumbing and Demolition changes and requirements under the Building Act 2016 
- The application of the Director's Determination of Categories of Building, Plumbing and Demolition Work
- An understanding of the Residential Building Work Contracts and Dispute Resolution Act 2016 and the requirements to comply with that ActPresented by Executive Director Master Builders Tasmania, Michael Kerschbaum

As of 1 January 2017, Tasmania introduced new laws concerned with regulating building and plumbing work, licensing of people in the building industry and residential building contracts. These new changes take a risk-based approach to building approvals and allow for low risk, notifiable and permit categories of building, plumbing and demolition work with varying requirements at each level. 

This training seminar is designed to provide guidance and commentary on these changes, and equip practitioners with valuable knowledge to work with the new changes and processes. Participants attending this seminar will gain: 
- An understanding of new Building, Plumbing and Demolition changes and requirements under the Building Act 2016 
- The application of the Director's Determination of Categories of Building, Plumbing and Demolition Work
- An understanding of the Residential Building Work Contracts and Dispute Resolution Act 2016 and the requirements to comply with that Act

4/5 October: Documentation in Detail

In this session James Jones will present the Tintern Middle School project as a documentation case study, illustrated from the first freehand sketches, and Sketchup animation, through to the working drawings and completed building, procured under a traditional lump sum contract.

Hobart: 12:30-2pm Wednesday 4 October, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St
Launceston: 1-2:30pm Thursday 5 October, School of Architecture, 8 Invermay Rd

20/21 September: Documentation in Practice

Architectural documentation consultant Greg Blanch, Principal of documentation firm Detail 3, presents the do's and dont's of quality architectural documentation, covering recommended practice for drawings, graphic standards and approach, co-ordination, housekeeping, 2D documenting, 3D documenting, and BIM. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about or refresh your documentation knowledge and strategy, and get a sense of what other practices are doing right and wrong in the current climate, and as they look toward the future.

Hobart: 12:30-2pm Wednesday 20 September, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St
Launceston: 1-2:30pm Thursday 21 September, School of Architecture, 8 Invermay Rd

 

12/13 September: Remaking Cities and Transforming Design Practice

Design theorist Tony Fry will present the concept and practice of 'metrofitting' as a basis of addressing the global risks and challenges faced by cities - including rapid urbanisation/informalization, population pressures, metabolic breakdown, current and coming climate change impacts, governance and conflict. 

Although the perspective of the talk will be global it will make clear how the issues to be raised exist on multiple scales and touch 'the local', and in so doing will prompt questions and discussion about the future of Hobart, Launceston, urban Tasmania in general and the future of professional practice.

Launceston: 1-2:30pm Tuesday 12 September, Room IC118, School of Architecture, 8 Invermay Rd, Inveresk
Hobart: 12:30-2pm Wednesday 13 September, Centre for Architecture, 1/19a Hunter St, Hobart 

12 September: Hobart Practice Forum

Members of the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects are invited to discuss the issues affecting them in the practice of architecture in Tasmania. Please note that this is a free event for Institute members only. There are NO CPD points for attending this forum. Generously supported by USG Boral. 

Hobart: 12-2pm Tuesday 12 September, The Glass House, Brooke Street Pier

30/31 August: Ingrid Richards: Old Ideas in a New City


Operating in her home town of Brisbane, Ingrid Richards co-founded Richards & Spence with Adrian Spence in 2008 with the aim of choreographing vibrant public spaces from private commissions. 

Richards & Spence projects are broad in type, ranging from bespoke furniture commissions, houses and restaurants to larger scale retail, commercial, multi residential and mixed use developments with a focus on urban infill retail projects. The practice participates in the public realm through a predominantly commercial clientele. Operating in a close knit community of retailers, restaurateurs and business owners, they are subject to the accountability of local use. Ideas of custodianship and legacy apply equally here as they do to public commissions. 

17/18 August: Clare Cousins

Institute of Architects national president-elect Clare Cousins (Clare Cousins Architects) surveys her latest projects. 

9/10 August: Condensation and Airtight Buildings
An overview of the science of the built fabric particular to condensation including the health implications of condensation and mould. The presentation will make evident why the problem of condensation has to be avoided in the design stage and how architects and engineers can play a vital role in managing this issue.

3/4 August: Fine Tuning Controlled Chaos
All you need to know about successfully managing an architecture practice. 

25/26 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.

27/30 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. 

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.

14/15 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.

16/17 May: 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.

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.

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.

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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