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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 and EVENTS





How SMART is your Lighting Design?
A look at how new smart lighting technology is integrating into our daily life.

Presented by:
Martin Klaasen, 
Founder and Principal Klaasen Lighting Design
Perth – Singapore – Jakarta – Shanghai

The emergence of LED lighting technology has presented enormous opportunities for greener, smarter lighting design. 
In this engaging presentation, Martin will show you various new practices such as personalized lighting controls, presence detection and sensor driven lighting level adjustments. 
Understanding and applying this rapidly growing technology requires knowledge and expertise. Don’t miss this enlightening discussion.

Date: 
Time:
Venue: 

Monday 31 July 2017
5.00pm Registration for 5.30pm Start
33 Broadway, Nedlands

Click here to register
Click here for flyer







The 2017 Gold Medal, the Australian Institute of Architects’ highest honour, is awarded to
Peter Elliott AM LFRAIA. 

Peter has made an exceptional contribution to the profession as a highly regarded and awarded architect, as a scholar with a long involvement in design teaching, and as an active and valued participant in support of the profession through the Institute, through government and in the broader community. A clear focus, gentle tenacity, integrity and generosity of spirit underpin Peter’s approach to life and practice.

Date: 
Time:
     
Venue:  

Cost:

Thursday 19 October 2017
5.00pm for 5.30 start
cash bar & food provided 
Ross Lecture Theatre
Physics Building, UWA
Member - FREE
Non Member - $60.00

Click here to REGISTER

*Please book early - limited seats available



What's Coming up 

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

7 August: LEGAL UPDATE: CyberSecurity 


 

ABWA Oral exams: 

22 - 26 May 2017
16 - 20 Oct 2017

 

PALS 2017

Series 2
Wed 5 July
Wed 12 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