Climate Change Adaptation

Full price: $134.00
Member: $100.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

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Adapt or Mitigate?

How does Climate Change affect design professionals? How will architects deal with climate change adaptation issues? What options and resources are available?

This 2 hour seminar with Dr. Dominique Hes examines the challenges and considerations architects face and discusses the approaches and strategies they can put into practice.

AACA Competency: Design


Dr. Dominique Hes: Lecturer, University of Melbourne

Dominique Hes is a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and received a Science degree from Melbourne University followed by a graduate diploma in Cleaner Production. She received her Doctorate in 2005 from RMIT University, Melbourne with a thesis that investigates her practice in supporting the integration of sustainability in building projects. Her research interests are identifying and filling the knowledge gaps in sustainability practice and application in the built environment.

She has carried out research on Victorian residential projects such as the Commonwealth Games Village and Aurora; commercial projects such as Melbourne City Council's Council House 2 and local government projects such as Reservoir Civic Centre.

Her most successful publication is the ESD Design Guide for Australian Government Buildings, which is in its third edition.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    2 hours

    Continuing professional development hours







    2 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.


    This course is recognised under the GBCA CPD program with 2 points.

    Donít forget to submit your request for GBCA CPD points via the CPD Learning Portal. Points are not automatically allocated.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the nature of climate change adaptation
  • Highlight the challenges and considerations architects will face
  • Discuss the approaches and strategies that can be put into

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full Price $134.00
    Member $100.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $91.00
    Graduate Member $91.00
    SONA Member (student) $51.00

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