Welcome to Continuum
Our courses cover a wide range of topics relating to the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) competencies; Design, Documentation, Project Management and Practice Management.
You can view the course as often as you like, and you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records.
This year, submit your reports for Formal CPD on the Conference website:
New Continuum courses released:
Integrative design is distinguished from conventional design by
its use of a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary project team. This
presentation by Bill Reed introduces the practical concepts of
integrating our technical perspectives with the living system processes
that support life on Earth. The beginning of this work in the design and
building professions is to start the process of integrating the
inter-relationships between subsystems in the building and the natural
systems of which the building is part.
This seminar will provide a refresher on the work health and
safety legislation in relation to designer responsibilities and discuss
how designers can achieve a safe design approach in their projects.
The focus will include what designers should endeavour to eliminate from the workplace and design innovations which can create productive workplaces free from injury and disease. The seminar will address methods of communicating safe design in documents, plans and reports to ensure that design intent is not lost in the build process.
Ross Taylor's presentation looks at the legal exposure of Architects to the increasing problem of water related defects in new buildings. Case studies of recent legal cases are reviewed, the causes of the problem analysed and the role of design identified. A back to basics approach to using first principles of water shedding and effective use of old fashioned things like flashings rather than just relying on chemicals is provided. Examples of time-proven good practice design detailing are discussed.