Session 1 - 09:50
Architecture, in its purest sense, has been integral to life since the dawn of time. The creation of shelter, as a fundamental part of human existence, has evolved over the centuries, drawing on place, culture and context to develop its own particularities. And yet, there is much to be learnt from traditional and indigenous forms of architecture, from place making, sustainability, and working with Country and communities.
Session 2 - 11:30
Everyone is talking about a “new” workplace, but is it the workplace that’s changed or the workers? How do we approach design when the parameters are shifting and the futures are uncertain, how can we promote and secure productivity when traditional models of working have gone out the window.
Session 3 - 13:15
When it comes to housing, in many ways the future is upon us. Cost of living and the democratisation of design has pushed designers and consumers alike to realise new solutions for housing and new ideas for living. As gentrification and the urban sprawl conflict with the realities of climate change and ethical manufacturing, we ask how equity, accessibility and standard of living are being achieved by today’s vision makers.
Session 4 - 15:00
The last two years have seen an unprecedented dissipation of city life, where movement is restricted. Hybrid working and perpetually rising house prices have broken down the fabric of cities and there has been a shift to an idealised version of rural living. As we look to a global recovery and adjustment “post-pandemic”, we ask what the ideal city looks like.
Wednesday 2 June, 3:00 pm
Despite regulatory change aimed at clarifying the issue of fire safety, there is still a widespread lack of understanding based on comparing ‘generic’ product types regardless of brand. This session will look at what constitutes compliant aluminium cladding products, how they satisfy the fire safety requirements and how they compare to each other.
Giuliano Dichiera (Vision Clad)
Ben Wallis (Bluechip)
Thursday 3 June, 9:00 am
Whenever the functional requirements of windows are discussed, energy efficiency is invariably raised as windows play an integral role in heat transfer. This session looks beyond glazing to explore additional window components that affect sustainability and specification.
Samantha Anderson (Inhabit)
Ross Baynham (Alspec)
Vince Wardil (Technoform)
Thursday 3 June, 10:30 am
The civil construction sector has something of a blind spot when it comes to corrosion, despite it being a real and present issue. What then is the most effective approach to corrosion management? What processes should be undertaken to minimise the threat of corrosion and what can alleviate the problem once it occurs?
John Barker (HBT Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd)
Tim Kennard (A Class Engineering)
Justin Rigby (Remedy Asset Protection)a
Troy Walters (TWC Group Pty Ltd)
Thursday 3 June, 12:00 pm
As technology, process, materials and codes change, product design needs to adapt to this new reality and architects must rely on the ability of the artisan or manufacturer to translate their bespoke ideas into a reality. In this session, we will explore how design works with process to achieve optimum outcomes for both single residences and large commercial buildings.
Anita Panov (panovscott)
James Perry (fjmt) Tim Phillips (TILT)
Luigi Rosselli (Luigi Rosselli Architects)
Thursday 3 June, 1:30 pm
Window coverings play a crucial role in ensuring that commercial buildings are sustainable. The most recent update to NCC 2019 reflects this fact. This session will explore NCC 2019 Section J and will provide an understanding of window covering options and how to evaluate them for design, functionality and energy efficiency.
Dr. Roberto Minunno (Curtin University)
Alison Peach (Verosol)
Sarah Tyson (Hassell)
Thursday 3 June, 3:00 pm
Wise water management is integral in ensuring a successful built outcome for any project. But what is required when addressing water management and drainage? This session will address this core question and will also examine which products to use, what meets code, how drainage impacts design aesthetics and how to utilise correct systems for a more sustainable future.
James Huggett (Everhard Industries)
Marnie Morieson (Kennedy Nolan)
Kevin Smerdon (Everhard Industries)