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How to Detail plans so the builder builds it to perform Pt.2
22 SEP
ONLINE (AEST) 11:00 AM

1 day/s till Registration closes

How to Detail plans so the builder builds it to perform Pt.2

In this second part of the two-part series, ‘How to detail plans to ensure builders build it to perform’, builder, energy rater and director of Positive Footprints Sustainable Design and Construction Jeremy Spencer, looks at what to put on plans to achieve a performance outcome. It goes over the construction assumptions inherent in the NatHERS system, and suggests details designers should add to plans so the building meets House Energy Rating report thermal requirements, and performs on the ground as it should.

An introduction to National Residential Scorecard
27 SEP
ONLINE (AEST) 11:00 AM

6 day/s till Registration closes

An introduction to National Residential Scorecard

An introduction to the National Residential Scorecard will include an overview; info on training and accreditation; and an intro to the National Residential Scorecard tool.

Case Studies: Impact Analysis of Cooling Interventions
29 SEP
ONLINE (AEST) 11:00 AM

Registrations Closing Soon!

Case Studies: Impact Analysis of Cooling Interventions

Associate Professor Lan Ding from the University of New South Wales introduces case studies on cooling intervention options for both public and private realms.

BERS Pro TECH Talk
30 SEP
ONLINE (AEST) 11:00 AM

Registrations Closing Soon!

BERS Pro TECH Talk

A live, online, open-mic session, in which Rebecca Robins will answer all your BERS technical questions, from elementary modelling questions, to guidance on the more complex modelling elements, and anything BERS-specific in between.

Contract Administration
1 OCT
ONLINE (AEST) 10:00 AM

Registrations Closing Soon!

Contract Administration

Presented by Geoff Hoare for Building Designers who are interested in confidently offering Contract Administration as an add-on service.  Learn to manage and administer standard form building contracts. Develop administrative and reporting system to manage a building contract on behalf of a client.

InspoExpo Webinar
4 OCT
ONLINE (AEST) 10:00 AM

Registrations Closing Soon!

InspoExpo

Australia's Building Design Trade Show - A free online expo of products, services and designs to inspire us in 2021/2022

Behind the scenes with 2BScene Design
6 OCT
ONLINE (AEST) 12:00 PM

Registrations Closing Soon!

Behind the scenes with 2BScene Design

2BScene Design’s Luciano Bologna won the Design Matters National Building Design Award for best New House Over $3M in 2020. His winning project, ‘Undulating Cubes’, is an iconic, statement home on a large property in Melbourne’s suburbs which, Luciano says, was inspired by playing with a range of differently-sized cubes. Come behind the scenes and find out more about his creative process and the intricacies of this amazing design.

Melbourne Networking
7 OCT
Melbourne (AEST) 5:00 PM

Registrations Closing Soon!

Melbourne Networking

Join us at Stiebel Eltron's Melbourne Showroom for networking, and hear from an industry leader in Hydronic heating space presenting on radiators and floor heating, etc.. Learn all about hydronic heat pumps from Stiebel Eltron and after the presentation, enjoy food and drinks and networking.

Cross-laminated Timber Construction for Residential
12 OCT
ONLINE (AEST) 11:00 AM

Registrations Closing Soon!

Cross-laminated Timber Construction for Residential

Cross-laminated Timber (CLT), a new, state-of-the-art engineered-timber product. CLT is a highly versatile, sustainable, renewable and thermally-efficient building product for residential applications. In this webinar, Adam Jones, Technical Manager at XLam Australia, defines opportunities for utilising CLT in residential projects.

Reduce Construction Costs (with these Non-Design Techniques)
13 OCT
ONLINE (AEST) 11:00 AM

Registrations Closing Soon!

Reduce Construction Costs (with these Non-Design Techniques)

Learn non-design techniques which can be used to minimise builders’ costs on every project you design, from an ex-builder who surveyed 200+ building designers about how they work with build budgets.

Building Practitioner Pre-Registration Course for VBA
14 OCT
ONLINE (AEST) 10:00 AM

Registrations Closing Soon!

Building Practitioner Pre-Registration Course for VBA

Presented by Geoff Hoare, a Past President and Life Member of Design Matters National. Geoff served on the Building Practitioners Board for 11 years and today assists the VBA and has conducted more than 1,200 draftsperson registration assessments.  This workshop is aimed at building designers who plan to seek registration with the Victorian Building Authority either now or in the near future and covers a broad range of relevant areas critical to registration.

Bendigo Networking
20 OCT
Pall Mall’s GPO Bendigo, Bendigo 5:00 PM

Registrations Closing Soon!

Bendigo Networking

It’s been over a year since DMN’s last local get-together so we’re looking forward to bringing old and new Members together for this casual event.

Improving Building Permit Documentation Work
21 OCT
Online - Zoom 10:00 AM

Registrations Closing Soon!

Improving Building Permit Documentation Work

Design Matter's workshop on Improving Building Permit Documentation aims to assist participants to ensure your building documentation meets minimum standards. The session includes the use and benefits of a specification, and deals with a variety of documentation-related matters

FirstRate5 Introductory Workshop Webinar
26 OCT
Online - Zoom 10:00 AM

Hurry! Limited Places Remaining

FirstRate5 Introductory Workshop

FirstRate5 Introductory  Workshop is an opportunity to learn and understand how to use FirstRate5 v5.31 in conjunction with the NatHERS Technical Note (June 2019) - Via Zoom

Behind the Scenes with Planet Architecture Webinar
4 NOV
ONLINE (AEST) 12:00 PM

Behind the Scenes with Planet Architecture

Victorian-based Architect Marie Carrel, from Planet Architecture, embraces a sustainable approach to architecture. Marie’s vision is to deliver sustainable design and information services widely to accelerate the rate of change towards sustainability.

Mornington Networking
4 NOV
Casa De Playa, Mornington 5:00 PM

Mornington Networking

It’s a long time between networking drinks for DMN Members on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula so we’re getting the band back together for Happy Hour at a tapas bar on Mornington’s main drag at 5-7PM, and we’d love to see you there.

FirstRate5 Intermediate Workshop Webinar
15 NOV
Online 10:00 AM

FirstRate5 Intermediate Workshop

This four-hour workshop is tailored for those using FirstRate5 v5.3, follows on from the Introductory workshop. Whilst the first workshop covered the basics of a domestic rating, the Intermediate will cover some additional modelling topics, including: Your next door neighbour. How to work smarter. Keeping a roof over your head. Not in my courtyard. To zone, or not to zone? Analytics tab. More top tips. Can you split this? Complex errors highlighted from Design Matters National audits.

Pathways to achieving carbon neutrality
16 NOV
ONLINE (AEST) 11:00 AM

Pathways to achieving carbon neutrality

Join Danielle King from Green Moves Australia as she explores the options, costs and what's involved with making your business carbon neutral or net zero.

How moveable tiny houses can provide an alternative housing
17 NOV
ONLINE (AEST) 11:00 AM

How moveable tiny houses can provide an alternative housing

Explanation of what are moveable tiny houses on wheels and skids. Explanation of the regulatory barriers to the legalisation of living permanently in moveable tiny houses. Explanation of how this housing type can provide occupiers with a lower environmental impact.