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BDAV CPD Webinar, 26 April 2017

Managing risk effectively is a daily and on-going occurrence in any design or architectural practice. Internal and external risks can impact a business if not managed effectively. Assessing potential business threats is a prudent activity. At this webinar, Chris Webber from Webber Insurance Services and Steven Donley from global law firm Clyde & Co will speak on managing difficult engagements from the insurance and legal aspects. Chris will present a brief insurance update focusing on risk management aspects. Steven will discuss:
-  Recent Building Designer claims issues.
-  Managing difficult engagements - unreasonable owners keep increasing the scope and build cost during the project. They then cancel the project or it gets knocked back by the Council at the town planning stage.
-  Terms of engagement.
-  Limitation of liability.

For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE.

BDAV Contract Administration Workshop

The BDAV's Contract Administration workshop being held on 11 April 2017 filled in four days. We plan to repeat this session provided we get enough interest. To lodge your interest, CLICK HERE. (This does not bind you to attend the next available session; it simply gives us an indication of likely interest).

Assessor Workshops

These interactive four-hour workshops, exclusive for BDAV accredited thermal performance assessors, and tailored for those using FirstRate5 v5.2 and NatHERS Technical Note 1.2, assist to instil confidence in assessors that they are correctly utilising the software and technical note. Numbers are limited to a small group, to ensure participants maximise their learning outcomes. If you find the session you wished to book for is fully booked, please email and we will organise additional dates to meet demand.

Introductory Session:
Melbourne - all sessions fully booked.
To express interest in another session, CLICK HERE.

Intermediate Session:
Melbourne - all sessions fully booked
To express interest in another session, CLICK HERE.

Regional Sessions
Warragul: Tuesday, 2 May 2017 – 2 places remain. CLICK HERE for further information or to register.
Geelong: Tuesday, 16 May 2017 – CLICK HERE for further information or to register.

Adelaide Workshops
Book for both Introductory and Intermediate sessions scheduled for 10th May and save. Details in the Introductory session for 10th May.
(If you only wish to participate in the Introductory workshop, please book for the session on 9th May.)

Introductory Workshop: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 – CLICK HERE for further information or to register.
Introductory Workshop: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 – CLICK HERE for further information or to register.
Intermediate Workshop: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 – CLICK HERE for further information or to register. (Only available to those who have completed - or booked for - an Introductory workshop.)
(An additional Intermediate session may be offered in Adelaide on 11th May, subject to demand)

'Frank Lloyd Wright' Study Tour, USA, late September 2017

The BDAV - in association with Impact Events - is co-ordinating an overseas study tour to New York and Chicago from 24 September to 3 October 2017, to time with a unique exhibition of Frank Lloyd Wright's work. Marking the 150th anniversary of the celebrated American architect's birth on 8 Jun 1867, MoMA in New York is presenting Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition running from 12 June to 1 October 2017 that critically engages his multi-faceted practice. The exhibition comprises approximately 450 works made from the 1890s through to the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, along with a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited. Our tour will coincide with this 'once in a lifetime event. The last time MoMA exhibited most of Frank Lloyd Wright's drawings, models, etc, was before he passed away. 

For more information, or to register, CLICK HERE.

Japan Study Tour 2017

The BDAV’s Japan Study Tour will run from 13-23 June 2017. As places are limited, we urge you to book quickly to avoid disappointment, if this tour is of interest.

In conjunction with Impact Organisation, a fabulous touring program has been put together which will visit many examples of traditional and modern Japanese architecture. Participants will also experience exciting, dynamic modern Tokyo and traditional Kyoto, with its numerous World Heritage listed architectural sites.

Impact have set up a comprehensive website that spells out everything you may need to know at this stage to make an informed decision about your potential participation, which can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

Please contact Impact with any queries on 1300 136 960 or email

BDAV Event Schedule

The BDAV's Event Schedule summarising proposed events for 2017 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.