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BDAV CPD DVD Town Planning - a Year of Change

This DVD features a BDAV CPD seminar held on 5 June 2017 that provides an update on significant changes that have occurred in the Victorian Planning regime over the past 12 months, and the implications they have on permit applications. The keynote speaker – Ashley Thompson, founder and Director of Clause:1 Planningwas highly praised. Preceding Ashley is a presentation by Rick Dixon, Director, Smart Planning Program, Department of Water, Land, and Planning Sustainability in Design, who presents an overview on the Smart Planning Transform process.

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BDAV CPD DVD - Bushfire Management and Compliance

This DVD covers a BDAV CPD seminar featuring Chris Wyborn from the Fire Protection Association Australia, who spoke about designing and planning for projects in bushfire-prone areas, primarily in Victoria. He also spoke about bushfire attack levels, bushfire behaviour, vegetation classification, and provided guidance for advising clients on relevant construction provisions. Jarrod Edwards from the Victorian Building Authority also spoke about the implications of the recently-introduced Building Amendment (Specific Use Bushfire Protected Buildings and Other Matters) Regulations 2016, and the Wye River bushfires that occurred at Christmas 2015.

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BDAV CPD DVD - Building Information Modelling

This DVD contains a BDAV CPD seminar on BIM – Building Information Modelling. Jane Clancy from Swinburne University presents an overview of BIM, and how it influences collaboration in building industry projects. BIM is making huge inroads overseas, and the growth of BIM projects around the world has been unprecedented. Sven Maxa from Maxa Design then presents a practitioner’s snapshot of how BIM has impacted some of his business activities. Richard Choy, CEO of NATSPEC contributes to the proceedings, talking briefly about some of his experiences with BIM, and also advises about the BIM resources available.

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BDAV CPD DVD - Lighting in Design

This DVD contains a BDAV CPD seminar on Lighting in Design featuring well-known lighting consultant, Adele Locke from Mint Lighting, who gave a very informative presentation. Adele explains the basic elements of light, how to make the best sustainable choices in lighting, the value of great lighting, and the benefits of quality lighting. Catriona Venn from Ecolight also presents a case study on the Corrs Chambers Westgarth Melbourne project, for which they won the Victorian Lighting Design Award of Excellence 2015. This DVD contains valuable information on lighting issues and is worth viewing by all designers.

 
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BDAV CPD DVD - External Walls & BCA Compliance

 This DVD contains a BDAV CPD seminar that is a MUST for all building designers, draftspersons and other building practitioners to protect them from potential liability with the increasing prevalence of non-conforming and non-compliant building materials. Presenters Jarrod Edwards (VBA), Wayne Liddy (AIBS) and internationally-acclaimed speaker and engineering expert, Dr Jonathan Barnett all contributed very relevant and informative presentations on what the Audit findings mean to the industry. 

This event was supported by James Hardie Australia and Cadgroup Australia.
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BDAV CPD DVD - Bathroom Design

 This DVD contains a BDAV CPD seminar with a focus on Bathroom Design. It features award-winning interior designer, Royston Wilson, who is well-known for his unique bathroom and kitchen designs. Royston discusses the key elements that comprise a good bathroom - and what you should avoid.

The support presentations from Abey Australia (a market leader in tapware and other bathroom items) and Earp Bros (who offer innovative tile solutions) are very appropriate for this topic, and worth viewing.

 
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BDAV CPD DVD - Creativity in Sustainable Design

 This DVD contains a BDAV CPD seminar on Creativity in Sustainable Design featuring Dr Dominique Hes Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Architecture at the University of Melbourne, who spoke on Housing Future - to Zero and Beyond. She discusses the Living Building Challenge, the idea of a no bill home, healthy homes, passive homes and the concepts of near zero, zero, living and regenerative. The seminar was supported by presentations from two successful, award-winning BDAV Members who are passionate about sustainable design: Luke Middleton from EME Design; and Jeremy Spencer from Positive Footprints. The presentations were very informative, and described as inspiring by many attendees.

 
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BDAV CPD DVD - Kitchen Design

This DVD contains a BDAV CPD seminar on Kitchen Design which features Rex Hirst, President of the Kitchen and Bathroom Design Institute, and well-known, award-winning kitchen designer from Melbourne-based Let's Talk Kitchens, who talks about the functional aspects of a given design, not just its aesthetics. Rex is followed by award-winning interior designer and BDAV Member, Rina Cohen, of Rina Cohen Interiors, an award winner in the KBDI's Awards. She talks about two of her award-winning projects. The event was highly acclaimed.

 
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BDAV CPD DVD - Risk Management, including Copyright

This DVD features presentations with a Risk Management focus, including Chris Webber from Webber Insurance Services, who explains the impact of risk from an insurance perspective. Then, Marcus O'Brien from Norton Rose Fulbright - one of Australia's leading law firms - presents some examples of situations that involved building designers. Then James Cheatley from the Australian Copyright Council talks about Copyright and how it impacts building designers. This seminar was described as one of the best by many who attended it.

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BDAV CPD DVD - Report and Consent Application

This DVD features Geoff Goddard who speaks about the Report and Consent provisions within the relevant schedules of the Building Regulations 2006, and the guidelines associated with the Report and Consent process. Whilst all designs are required to adhere to the Regulations, applicants who have difficulty in meeting the design and siting requirements may apply to their local council for a Report and Consent application to seek a variation to the siting requirements.

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BDAV CPD DVD - Digital Marketing for Design Professionals

This DVD features Marketing and Communications Advisor, Verity Campbell, who speaks about how to market your business more effectively in this new digital era, including where to put your efforts in social media, how to ensure your website is effective in bringing in new business, and how to be a more effective communicator, to ensure that your efforts work for you. Verity’s presentation is supported by Tim Ellis (Glow Design Group) and Julie-Anne Smith (Dig Design), who contributed their experiences in digital marketing, from a designer's point of view. This presentation was highly praised by those who attended.

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BDAV CPD DVD - 'Architect as Builder' Practice Model

This presentation features Clinton Cole, founder and Managing Director of successful, award-winning Sydney-based firm, CplusC. Clinton is an architect and builder with more than 20 years' experience, who is passionate about sustainable design. He speaks about the 'Architect as Builder' practice model, and the progression of the architect since that profession commenced, sharing his experiences across his career. This is a great presentation for anyone interested in hearing about real life case studies from a presenter who is passionate about his work.
 

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BDAV CPD DVD - VBA Building Permit Audit

The BDAV’s CPD seminar held on 16 February 2015 deals with the VBA's Building Permit Audit program and Quality of Documentation. It includes an overview of the VBA Audit by Murray Smith from the VBA, a presentation on Risk Management by Chris Webber from Webber Insurance, and a comprehensive presentation by Geoff Hoare, FBDAV, who discusses the findings from the Industry Report that resulted from the audit program, and outlines the practical implications for Building Designers. Geoff also includes worked examples of correct documentation solutions.
 

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BDAV CPD DVD - NCC for Building Designers

The BDAV’s CPD seminar held on 10 November 2014 features John Shaw, Principal Technical Advisor at the Victorian Building Authority, who spoke about the NCC for building designers. He covers Section 10 and substantially designed projects, as well as Schedule 5 in light of the new residential zones. John also highlights the key VBA Practices Notes that are relevant to building designers.

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BDAV CPD DVD - Working with Light and Fire

The BDAV’s CPD seminar held on 1 September 2014 features award-winning Building Designer, Mike Cleaver in a design-focussed presentation. Mike showcases creative methodologies of using and borrowing natural light, and emphasises the importance of harnessing (or restricting) solar passive gain. The supporting presentation on Condensation in Buildings by Mark Pohlner of Bradford Insulation is very informative. Mark talks about how the improvements in energy-efficient buildings have resulted in greater condensation risk. 

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BDAV CPD DVD - EED and WSUD

The BDAV’s CPD seminar held on 7 July 2014 featured a discussion on environmental efficient design and water sensitive urban design policies. A number of Victorian municipalities are making significant moves towards introducing new environmental sustainable design policies into their planning schemes. These new policies will have an immediate impact on applicants who work within the Councils of Banyule, Moreland, Port Phillip, Stonnington, Whitehorse, Yarra, Melbourne and Moonee Valley, and it is likely that other Councils will soon follow.

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BDAV CPD DVD - New Residential Planning Zones

This DVD features a BDAV CPD seminar held on 2 June 2014 featuring Ashley Thompson from Clause:1 Planning who spoke about the new Residential Zones that take effect in Victoria from 1 July 2014. The introduction of a new suite of residential zones is undoubtedly the largest change to Victorian planning controls for more than a decade. The new zones will significantly change the planning and development landscape across Victoria. This presentation was highly acclaimed by attendees.

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BDAV CPD DVD - Installing Solar

This DVD features a BDAV’s CPD seminar held on 5 May 2014 featuring Nick Brass from Energy Matters who speaks about what is involved in installing solar panels, as well as the design and structural considerations involved. In this very informative presentation, Nick also speaks about the key challenges when installing solar and explained some of the advances in solar panel technology.

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BDAV CPD DVD - Optimising the Thermal Performance of Timber-Rich Buildings

This DVD features a BDAV’s CPD seminar held on 7 April 2014 which deals with the major considerations critical to optimising the thermal performance of timber-rich buildings. Well designed and effectively insulated timber construction can provide reliable and thermally comfortable solutions for a wide range of building applications and sites. In this presentation, Dr Mark Dewsbury and Associate Professor Greg Nolan from the University of Tasmania explained how to achieve this performance efficiently and economically.

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BDAV CPD DVD: Achieving Residential Energy Efficiency Standards, July 2013

This DVD contains a BDAV Continuing Professional Development Seminar held on 8 July 2013 featuring the findings of a study conducted by Sustainability House for the (then) DCCEE which provides powerful information on the cost impact of increases in residential building energy efficiency standards. The findings indicate (amongst other things) that, contrary to widespread perceptions, higher performance (6 star) homes are not difficult to achieve, nor are they too expensive. This presentation focuses on the findings for Victoria.

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BDAV CPD DVD: Risk Management, April 2013

This DVD contains a BDAV Continuing Professional Development Seminar held on 8 April 2013 which dealt with three important aspects of Risk Management for persons running a building design business: Cashflow, PI Insurance, and RBP Disciplinary Action.

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BDAV CPD DVD: Marketing Your Design Projects, Feb2013

This DVD contains a BDAV Continuing Professional Development Seminar held on 11 February 2013 which provided tips and common-sense advice from four speakers on how to market your projects and, in turn, your business, with a focus on preparing your projects for presentations to clients, including how best to prepare for a photographic shoot that depicts your projects in the most favourable way.

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BDAV CPD DVD: Town Planning Insights, Sept2012

The town planning process remains a major source of frustration for many BDAV members. This DVD captures a Town Planning Forum convened by BDAV in September 2012 which featured a panel of town planning experts who discussed some of the most common concerns faced by permit applicants and town planners, and how to deal with them more effectively. The BDAV acknowledges the assistance of Ashley Thompson of Clause:1 Planning in relation to this event.

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BDAV CPD DVD: Condensation Issues, July2012

This DVD contains a BDAV Continuing Professional Development seminar held on 2 July 2012 featuring Andy Russell from Proctor Group who spoke on condensation issues. In this technically-focussed presentation, Andy Russell spoke about how the building envelope needs to deal with water in its various forms, and how considered design and detailing can minimise or prevent damage from condensation.

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BDAV CPD DVD: Insulation Solutions, June2012

This DVD contains a BDAV Continuing Professional Development seminar held on 4 June 2012 which featured a presentation by Chris Davis from Kingspan Insulation on Insulation Solutions, including comprehensive information about Section J and Deemed to Satisfy  methodologies. The presentation features quiz breaks throughout, which assist viewers to ascertain whether they have achieved the anticipated learning outcomes from this presentation.

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BDAV CPD DVD: Using BIM in a Small Practice, May2012

This BDAV CPD DVD features Mike Cleaver, of Clever Design, who spoke on 7 May 2012 about Building Information Modelling, in which he unveiled his design methodologies and explained the benefits of using BIM and BIMx. Mike featured real projects - numerous residential and small commercial from initial site inspection, site modelling, client presentation and design development sequenced right through to builder/consultant and construction phases. The event was highly acclaimed.

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BDAV CPD DVD - Design for Bushfire-Prone Areas

This BDAV CPD seminar, held on Monday, 5 March2012, features presentations by the Building Commission, the Country Fire Authority, James Hardie Australia, Kingspan Insulation, and Paarhammer Windows on designing for bushfire-prone areas.  This event was highly acclaimed by attendees as an extremely informative, timely, and relevant seminar, packed with plenty of helpful technical content.

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BDAV CPD DVD - Lighting Requirements in the BCA

This CPD seminar held on Monday, 6 June 2011 features Rod Lovett from NECA and Ian Johnson from Boheme Lighting who provided an in-depth overview of the new lighting requirements that came into effect in the BCA in May 2011. The presentation was highly acclaimed by those who attended.
 

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BDAV CPD DVD - Design Case Studies

This CPD seminar, held on 2 May 2011, featured Peter Sandow, Architect, of FMSA Architecture who presented a number of case studies of design projects on which his firm has worked, which have an environmental sustainable design focus, which has been the foundation of the firm’s design approach. The event also featured Royston Wilson, of Royston Wilson Design, who spoke about his award-winning St Kilda West project.
 

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BDAV CPD DVD - Creative Process in Design

This CPD seminar, held on 12 July 2010
was presented by Michael O'Sullivan and Katie Rees from Vibe Design Group on the Creative Process in Design. The seminar was highly praised by many Members as being informative and inspirational.

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BDAV CPD DVD : Fire Safety and Design

This seminar, held 12 April 2010
dealt with fire safety requirements and design.  Angus Mair, the Fire Safety Officer at the CFA Westernport Area, spoke about portable fire hydrants, fire hose reels, and portable fire extinguishers, highlighting the importance of location of these items at places easily accessible by occupants of buildings who may be potential fire victims. Michael Duce from Clevertronics also spoke about emergency lighting.

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BDAV CPD DVD: TImber in Design

Presented on 8 February 2010, this
BDAV CPD seminar featured well-known timber industry expert, Malcolm Johnston, who gave a comprehensive overview of hardwood processing, and discussed how timber is a sustainable and renewable resource. The event - which was highly acclaimed - was supported by a presentation from Tony Pepper of
Tait Timber & Hardware.

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BDAV CPD DVD: Topical Building Matters

Presented on 9 November 2009, this BDAV CPD seminar featured building consultant, Stuart McLennan, who dealt with a number of topical building matters, including the ABCB Glazing Calculator, Regulation 608 compliance, Bushfire Attack Level Assessment, and related matters.

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BDAV CPD DVD: Designing for Bushfire-Prone Areas

In the wake of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, this BDAV CPD Seminar, held on 6 April 2009, featured Paul England of Bodycote Warringtonfire (Aus) Pty Ltd, who spoke about the new bushfire standard and related matters, including the new test methods. In addition, John Shaw from the Building Commission spoke about the regulations and related matters.

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BDAV CPD DVD: Fees for Design Professionals

Available only to Members of the BDAV.

Presented by Geoff Hoare, FBDAV, on 10 August 2009, this BDAV CPD Seminar outlined how Members should structure their fees, and includes findings of some research conducted by the BDAV in July 2009 about fees charged by Design Professionals. Valuable for Members just setting up their design practice.

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