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What's on

in WA

 

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?

2017 CPD Events





OMA Current Preoccupations
Mon 27 March

Presented by
 
David Gianotten, Managing Partner-Architect of OMA
Paul Jones, Director of OMA Australia Branch office

OMA is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA’s buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. 
OMA is led by nine partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long – and has just established their Australian Branch office.

Time: 5.00pm Refreshments, 6.00pm Start
Venue: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA

Click here for information flyer.
Click here to register.




Copyright and Moral Rights
Wed 5 April

Presented by
 
Rob Shaw, Partner at Lavan Legal

This session will be aimed at providing architects with a practical understanding of their intellectual property rights and obligations as to designs they prepare or wish to develop.  This will include discussion on an architect’s rights in the following situations which commonly arise:
  1. A client engages an architect to design a home, the relationship falls over and the client then wants to use the design with another architect.  
  2. An architect takes over a commercial project for a client that was initially designed by another architect. There are some minor changes to the original design by the new architect.  
  3. The press publish concept designs but do not attribute them to the architect. 
Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify your rights (both moral and in copyright) as set out under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and at common law. 
  • Appreciate how your rights to copyright can form the basis of a licence and any limitations in licencing copyright.
  • Understand how you can uphold your rights should they be infringed by another.

Time:
 5pm for 5.30pm start
Venue: Australian Institute of Architects, 33 Broadway, Nedlands

Click here for information flyer.
Click here to register.





Construction Contracts Act

Mon 10 April

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.  The CCA was substantially amended in December 2016.
 
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.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduction to the CCA 
  • Recent Amendments to 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: Australian Institute of Architects, 33 Broadway, Nedlands

Click here for information flyer.
Click here to register.






2-Day Intensive REVIT Workshop for Curtin Architecture Students
Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April


Time:   10am-5pm including lunch break
Venue: Curtin University ROOM 201.219
Price:   SONA MEMBER $198INC GST  |  NON MEMBER $330INC GST

Day 1: MODEL YOUR DESIGN
- Revit interface
- Modelling basic building components
- Conceptual massing and adaptive components
- Parametric Revit families 




     Day 2: CREATE YOUR PRESENTATION
     - Stairs
     - View types
     - Visibilitys setting & view templates
     - Materials
     - Rendering
     - Sun studies 
     - Output formats

Click here for information flyer.
Click here to register.
Time: 5.00pm Refreshments, 6.00pm Start
Venue: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA

Click here for information flyer.
Click here to register.
Time: 5.00pm Refreshments, 6.00pm Start
Venue: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA

Click here for information flyer.
Click here to register.
Time: 5.00pm Refreshments, 6.00pm Start
Venue: Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA

Click here for information flyer.
Click here to register.
Click here for information flyer.
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.

10 April: Construction Contracts Act – CCA Update
5 June: Principles of Lighting Design
12 June: Procurement – Government
3 July: Contract Administration and the role of the Superintendent


 

17-21 Oct 2016: ABWA Oral exams 

PALS 2017


Series 1 
Thurs 16 February
Wed 22 February
Wed 1 March
Wed 8 March
Wed 15 March
Wed 22 March
Wed 29 March

Series 2
Wed 5 July
Wed 2 July
Wed 19 July
Wed 26 July
Wed 2 August
Wed 9 August
Wed 16 August

 

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)
  • 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