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:
In August, the Institute and Master Builders Australia released the new ABIC ‘Commercial Cost Plus 2014’ (CP-2014 C) contract, for commercial projects. This seminar explores the new concepts and key mechanisms of the ABIC CP-2014 C contract and its use for commercial projects and explores some issues relevant to cost plus projects.
Like “sustainability”, the term “collaboration” has started to become a catch cry for architects – we hear it all the time but what does it really mean? Making Connections examines projects and practices that generously engage with other ideas, people, environments and situations at a range of scales, to produce unexpected outcomes both formally and culturally.
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.