Archive for May 7th, 2014

2014 NATSPEC Seminar is to be held in Melbourne on Friday 27 June 2014

Download flyer and registration details  HERE


Specifications: Overview – Production and Word Processing with Jocelyn Holley (8:30-10:30am)
• An overview of the role of specifications as a tool
• An overview of SPECbuilder Live – NATSPEC’s online specification compilation software
• An overview of Microsoft Word in the final specification production
Getting Started with BIM with Kevin Rooney (11:00am-1:00pm)
• Guidance on how to prepare for the change of transitioning to BIM
• Discussion on the requirements for planning the implementation of BIM within your olorganisation
• Overview of the process of executing your BIM implementation plan
The NATSPEC BIM Protocol with Neil Greenstreet (1:30pm-3:30pm)
• Identifying your client’s BIM requirements
• Defining the scope of your BIM services
• The purpose and structure of the NATSPEC BIM Protocol and Project BIM Brief

AS 1657–2013 Fixed platforms, walkways,stairways and ladders – Design,construction and installation. ($194.66)
This standard supersedes the 1992 edition.  It includes single stile ladders, access to roofs, removed references to the regulatory authorities, requirements relating to a particular form of access (e.g. stairways, ladders) when grouped together, a broader scope of testing of products and more test methods, slip resistance issue highlighted and testing of a wider range of products introduced where verification by engineer’s analysis is not available.

Information courtesy of NATSPEC SPECnotes April 2014 edition download full article HERE

AGPD03/14 – Guide to project delivery – Contract management.
This part of the Austroads Guide gives guidance to project delivery practitioners on the use of contracts for the delivery of projects. It defines contracts, and the documentation required to establish and administer a contract and also covers appropriate standards of practice and procedures for the management of contracts.

Information courtesy of NATSPEC SPECnotes April 2014 edition download full article HERE

‘How can you get more out of your public spaces by designing them to support physical activity?’
Creating neighbourhoods that support healthy lifestyles is a key Plan Melbourne objective. Increasing the whole community’s participation in physical activity has health, social and economic benefits.
Councils can make an impact on their residents’ levels of physical activity and participation in active recreation by coordinating their work across their portfolio of infrastructure responsibilities for public spaces, for streets, paths and trails, parks and the natural environment.
This seminar provides an overview and understanding of how health and wellbeing principles to support physical activity can inform public space design to achieve connected streets, and a safe and enjoyable public realm.
Learning Outcomes:

  • Greater awareness of health and wellbeing principles and how they can enhance public realm design.
  • Capacity to apply the principles and methods to design and assess public space performance.
  • Enhanced ability to consider the health and well-being implications of decisions in public space policy, planning and design, or in assessing development proposals.
  • Enhanced ability to deliver innovative, practical projects that support physical activity and social engagement  in public spaces.

Designed for:
Local government officers with responsibilities in health, recreation, economic and community development, and for delivering and managing community infrastructure and public spaces through landscape and public works design and engineering. Built environment sector planners, architects, designers, engineers, surveyors and developers.
Course Presenters:
Senior urban designer from the Urban Design Unit, Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. Representative from Sport and Recreation Victoria. Public health and social engagement specialists from VicHealth and Victoria Walks.

Thursday 15 May 2014
CAE Room CM06/11 Mezzanine level, 278 Flinders Lane, Melbourne (near Elizabeth Street)
9.30am-1.30pm | $150 | 3.5 PD Points
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