House in Cottesloe - Blane Brackenridge Architect

House in Cottesloe,
Blane Brackenridge Architect, Photo: Robert Frith

Welcome to the Western Australian Chapter

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

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


Western Australian CPD events

Continuing professional development (CPD) talks and events are a core component of the Western Australian 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.

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

CPD in Western Australia

Architects registered in WA are required to do CPD as part of their registration.

For more information about CPD for architects, see the Continuing professional development page.


What's happening in the Western Australian Chapter?

2016 CPD Events

 


CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS ACT
Mon 11 July 

Presented by 
Matthew Lang, Special Council at Jackson McDonald.

Adjudications under the Construction Contracts Act (CCA) are becoming a common form of interim dispute resolution. It is important for an architect to have a strong understanding of the CCA.
In acting as a superintendent’s representative an architect may be required to deal with applications and responses under the CCA. The process of adjudication may also be able to be utilised by an architect to recover unpaid fees.

  • Introduction to the CCA
  • Operation of the CCA - What does it apply to and how does it operate?
  • Preparing and responding to payment claims
  • Referring a payment dispute to adjudication
  • How to prepare applications and responses
  • The adjudicator & the adjudication process
  • Determinations and enforcement
  •  The future of the CCA

Time: 5pm for 5.30pm start
Venue: WA State Office, 33 Broadway, Nedlands 

Click here for more information.
Click here to register.  

Urban Design Committee
Tues 2 August
Updates on AUDRC (Australian Urban Design Research Centre) from Dr. Anthony Duckworth-Smith

RSVP your interest at WA@architecture.com.au




ArchiTECH: Comfortboard by KNAUF
Wed 24 July 

Presented by Adrian Infirri, G&R Sales, Official WA Distributor for Smeg Australia Pty Ltd

ArchiTECH sessions at the Western Australia Chapter provide a forum for architects to attend technical presentations on materials, products and specifications.

The ArchiTECH program strives to deliver an exhibition of product information in an educational and interesting format offering architects the opportunity to learn about new products from a select group of companies in one topical session. 

With today’s trend towards fully integrated kitchens, Smeg investigates some of the challenges in selecting appliances, while honouring the integrity of the architectural scheme. Smeg will also present the advantages of products that assist the architect or specifier in selection. 

Smeg Australia has the longest-established Commercial Divisions in Australia and has collaborated with architectural specifiers for many years. In this time, Smeg Consultants have identified many of the pitfalls of architectural specification of kitchen appliances – for ovens, cooktops, rangehoods and dishwashers. This presentation looks at new trends in kitchen design and the implications for appliance specification for those most popular appliances for the integrated kitchen. 

Time:
 5pm for 5.30pm start
Venue: SMEG Showroom, 59 Carrington Street, Nedlands
Drinks and gourmet food provided

Click here for more information.
Click here to register.





IMPORTANT LEGAL UPDATE: UNFAIR CONTRACT TERMS
Wed 31 August 

Presented by 
Isla McRobbie Partner 
at Jackson McDonald
Matthew Lang, Special Council at Jackson McDonald

Prepare now for new legisltion which comes into effect on 12 November 2016.

The new laws are designed to protect Small Businesses from "unfair terms" and could significantly impact the construction and infrastructure sector, where standard form contracts are common and many subcontractors, suppliers and service providers are small businesses. Businesses will need to review and possibly amend their standard form contracts to ensure they remain fully enforceable.  

Learning Outcomes: 

Time: 5pm for 5.30pm start
Venue: WA State Office, 33 Broadway, Nedlands

Click here for more information.
Click here to register.  



 




IMPORTANT LEGAL UPDATE: UNFAIR CONTRACT TERMS
Wed 31 August 

Presented by 
Isla McRobbie Partner 
at Jackson McDonald
Matthew Lang, Special Council at Jackson McDonald

Prepare now for new legisltion which comes into effect on 12 November 2016.

The new laws are designed to protect Small Businesses from "unfair terms" and could significantly impact the construction and infrastructure sector, where standard form contracts are common and many subcontractors, suppliers and service providers are small businesses. Businesses will need to review and possibly amend their standard form contracts to ensure they remain fully enforceable.  

Learning Outcomes: 

Time: 5pm for 5.30pm start
Venue: WA State Office, 33 Broadway, Nedlands

Click here for more information.
Click here to register.  



IMPORTANT LEGAL UPDATE: UNFAIR CONTRACT TERMS
Wed 31 August 

Presented by 
Isla McRobbie Partner 
at Jackson McDonald
Matthew Lang, Special Council at Jackson McDonald

Prepare now for new legisltion which comes into effect on 12 November 2016.

The new laws are designed to protect Small Businesses from "unfair terms" and could significantly impact the construction and infrastructure sector, where standard form contracts are common and many subcontractors, suppliers and service providers are small businesses. Businesses will need to review and possibly amend their standard form contracts to ensure they remain fully enforceable.  

Learning Outcomes: 

Time: 5pm for 5.30pm start
Venue: WA State Office, 33 Broadway, Nedlands

Click here for more information.
Click here to register.  

What's Coming up 

The dates below are not confirmed at this stage. Further information, including registration links, will be posted when finalised.

24 August: ArchiTECH: Selecting intergrated appliences with SMEG
7 September: Succession Planning
12 October: Legal Updates - The role of an architect beyond design 


 

 

PALS

Series 1 
17 Feb: Tutorial 1
24 Feb: Tutorial 2
2 Mar: Tutorial 3
9 Mar: Tutorial 4
11 Mar: Regifustration 
14 Mar: Revit tutorials
16 Mar: Tutorial 5
23 Mar: Tutorial 6
30 Mar: Tutorial 7


23-27 May: ABWA Oral exams
23 Aug: ABWA Written exams 

Series 2
6 Jul: Tutorial 1
13 Jul: Tutorial 2
20 Jul: Tutorial 3
27 Jul: Tutorial 4
3 Aug: Tutorial 5
10 Aug: Tutorial 6
17 Aug: Tutorial 7 

23 Aug: ABWA Written exams 
17-21 Oct: ABWA Oral exams 

Visit the PALS website for more information and registration details.

 


CPD Videos

The WA Chapter's range of online video courses allows you to build your skills and complete CPD without leaving your desk.

CPD courses cover a wide range of topics relating to the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) competencies: Design, Documentation, Project Management and Practice Management.

CPD courses are recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects for formal CPD points and meet the CPD requirements of the Architects Board of WA.

The WA Chapter will endeavour to make CPD available online and accessible, but is not responsible for any difficulties accessing the website or the video as a result of your computer hardware, software or internet connection.

For further enquires please email wa@architecture.com.au.

2015 Videos

  • Workplace Law - Essential Employment Law for Architecture Practices - Wed 18 Nov 2015 (available soon)
  • Architects Before the DAPs and the SAT - Wed 4 Nov 2015 (available soon)
  • Riding the Chi: Feng-Shui in Architecture - Mon 19 Oct 2015
  • Insurance, Indemnities and Proportionate Liability - Mon 5 Oct (available soon)
  • Beyond Compliance: Understanding energy ratings in non-residential buildings - Mon 24 Aug 2015
  • Heritage: Architecture of the Past, Present and Future - Mon 10 Aug 2015
  • Occupational Safety and Health: Safety in Design Report - Wed 10 June 2015
  • A Guide to Preventing and Handling a Noisy Neighbourhood - Mon 4 May 2015
  • Pool Heating systems - Mon 13 April 2015
  • Contract Administration and Superintending - Mon 20 April 2015
  • Contract Documents - Getting the basics correct - Mon 9 March 2015

2014 Videos

  • Aspiring Women Leaders - Wed 26 Nov 2014
  • Perfect Project Planning - Mon 27 Oct 2014
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance - Mon 14 April 2014
  • Luciano Pia presents 'Energy Conscious Building Desing' - Mon 19 May 2014 (informal)
  • Workplace (Employment Law) Part 1 - New Employees: Contracts of employment and minimum requirements - Wed 27 Aug 2014
  • Contract Administration and Superintending - Wed 9 April 2014
  • Copyright and Moral Rights - Mon 21 July 2014
  • Construction Contracts Claims - Wed 11 June 2014
  • Contract Documents (getting the basics correct) - Mon 10 March 2014
  • Bushfire Policy and Design - Mon 10 Feb 2014
  • Energy Efficiency for Complex Houses and Section J for Commercial Buildings - Mon 17 March 2014