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Improving Building Permit Documentation, 27 March 2019

The BDAV is repeating this popular workshop on 27 March 2019 which will assist participants to ensure compliance in their documentation, and to ensure building permit documentation meets minimum standards. Presented by Geoff Hoare, MBDAV (Life), this comprehensive session will assist participants to review and update their skills and knowledge in preparing building permit documentation, to ensure compliance with the current building regulations, the NCC, OHS. Past sessions have been highly praised.

For further information, or to register, CLICK HERE.

CPD Seminar, 1 April 2019

Our next CPD seminar, in Melbourne on 1 April 2019, will feature presentations on 

Shergold-Weir Report and Potential Impact on the Design Community

Bronwyn Weir, one of the co-authors of the Shergold-Weir Report, will talk about the landmark report she co-authored titled Building Confidence – Improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia, which, amongst other things, argues for better quality documentation by design professionals, and also makes a number of observations and recommendations, which affect design professionals during design, construction and ongoing maintenance of buildings.

VBA Update

The Victorian Building Authority will also be presenting at the seminar, and will talk about:

  • The Building Activity Management System (BAMS), a new process currently under development anticipated to be launched on 1 July 2019 which aims to become a single source of information for Victorian building activity, as well as being an online solution for the collection of levy and issuance of building permit numbers; and
  • Findings from the Victorian Cladding Taskforce & Audit – learning from the past to regulate a safer future.

For further information or to register, CLICK HERE.

CPD Webinar, 15 April 2019: Window Functionality for Comfort and Safety

The BDAV's CPD webinar on Monday, 15 April 2019 will deal with window functionality for comfort and safety. The presentation will highlight the benefits of an improved window and door system, for both functionality as well as the impact on human health and comfort. Therese Braunsch from Architectural Window Systems will present a guide on window specification and what has to be considered to ensure you select the right product for your clients.

For further information, or to register, CLICK HERE.

CPD Webinar, 29 April 2019: Changes to the NatHERS Technical Note

The BDAV — together with ABSA — is offering a joint CPD webinar, on Monday, 29 April 2019 on the upcoming changes to the NatHERS Technical Note that come into effect on 1 May 2019.

For further information, or to register, CLICK HERE.

Regional Meetings, February/March 2019

The first round of BDAV meetings this year will focus on business matters. Sinclair + May regularly work with BDAV members to ensure their businesses are legally compliant, and to help manage difficult legal problems as they arise. Their presentation has been specifically tailored to BDAV members, based on the types of enquiries that Sinclair + May assist members with on a regular basis. Click on the remaining dates for details of meetings being held in:

Warragul:  26 March 2019 (postponed from 5 March 2019 due to bushfires)

BDAV Study Tour, South America, 5-20 May 2019

Join us to explore the culture, attractions and architecture of Argentina and Brazil. This tour promises to be the most exciting and breathtaking BDAV Study Tour to date, with a mixture of jaw-dropping architecture, bucket-list group excursions and centrally located you don’t want to miss! 

For more information, CLICK HERE

BDAV Events 2019

The BDAV's Event Schedule summarising proposed events for 2019 is available by CLICKING HERE.

BDAV reserves the right to alter any event without notice, subject to the industry’s needs. Dates are subject to change without notice.

Queries About BDAV Events

Queries about BDAV events should be directed to or by phone on (03) 9416 0227.

Recordings of BDAV CPD Events

DVDs of selected past BDAV CPD seminars, as well as audio-recordings and webinar presentations of recent CPD events, may be ordered at the Webshop at this site. BDAV Members should remember to log-in first as a Member at this website before accessing the Webshop, to order any purchases at the reduced Member rates.

Members who order a webinar presentation and who wish to have the CPD point recorded in their CPD Manager should email to BDAV a brief summary of the key points you learned by viewing the webinar. This validates that you actually viewed it. (This is not required by those members who view the webinar on the scheduled screening date.)

BDAV CPD DVDs are accompanied by a questionnaire. To receive the accompanying CPD points, complete and return the questionnaire to BDAV.

Accessing Webshop Webinar Orders

For details on how to access webinar orders ordered via our webshop, CLICK HERE.