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Contents COVER STORY – SSO PROJEC T

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INTER VIE W: ANDRE W FERRIS

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B D AV A C T I V I T I E S

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PLANNING TOPICS

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Why Intersect? Intersect is taken from the word Intersection – a point at which two lines or surfaces meet, and represents: – The INTERSECT-ion of disciplines; – The INTERSECT-ion of past, present and future; – The INTERSECT-ion of form and function; – The INTERSECT-ion where industries meet.

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Cover Story – SSO Project


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L A N D S I Z E N O L I M I T F O R C O N T E M P O R A R Y C R E AT I V I T Y A N E P I C R E S I D E N T I A L B U I L D O N A 580S Q M B LO C K D E TA I L S I N S P I R E D B Y M E D I T E R R A N E A N A D V E N T U R E S

Tina Lindner Building Design won an award in the BDAV’s 2018 Building Design Awards for their SSO Project in the category of Residential Design New House over $1 million construction cost. The project also won a commendation in the 2018 NABD Awards. The BDAV judges said “wow! This is a winning design.” A confident execution with skilful eyes on both exterior and interior; detailing to complement. A street-appeal which responds to its neighbourhood surroundings by clever use of design forms, materials and finishes. Upon entering the lobby, the floor layout flows effortlessly throughout the home. From any aspect, you can view both exterior and interior and appreciate a continuity in design them. We should also take note of the landscaping which cohesively complements the architecture. At dusk, this contemporary two-storey house glows; the scale of its achievement outsizing the limitations of the block on which it rests.

The front façade, with its stepped forms, lush landscaping and decorative, laser-cut screen beckon visitors into the garden foyer. It is a building that at once looms large and hints at a private oasis beyond. With no constraints in the form of planning controls, and with creative licence

given by the clients, designer Tina Lindner considers this Ivanhoe residence a career highlight. With the home’s family including a commercial builder, Lindner was able to push the boundaries of scale, opting for grand gestures and vertical movement wherever possible.

"A street-appeal which responds to its neighbourhood surroundings by clever use of design forms, materials and finishes. Upon entering the lobby, the floor layout flows effortlessly throughout the home. From any aspect, you can view both exterior and interior and appreciate a continuity in design them. We should also take note of the landscaping which cohesively complements the architecture. ” B D AV J U D G I N G PA N E L

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The grandeur achieved was no mean feat on a 580sqm block. To make maximum use of the site, walls were located in strategic areas along boundary lines; executed so as to avoid any detrimental effect on the neighbouring properties. An open, central garden limited the visual bulk of the house when viewed from the neighbouring entry, and a basement level served to house a garage, gym and cinema room, taking pressure off the floor plan above ground. The decorative screen on the front façade is the standout detail on arrival. Inspired by a solid entry door Lindner discovered on a trip to Greece three years prior, she repeated the motif en masse, which the clients had laser-cut for the entry. The feature is repeated in strategic locations throughout the home: at the threshold to the kitchen; and in the junction between the dining and outdoor entertaining and pool zones. Paired with the Modernist-like white cubes, black large-format window trims and polished concrete floors of the expansive internal volumes, the screens add a sophisticated – somewhat quirky – 70s Mediterranean chic. Their permeability also serves to connect zones as you move through the house. In the kitchen, a casual island dining perch, stone cantilevered island and vast stone splashback present minimalist layers of function and sleek form. Vistas into a small courtyard and a lightwell above bring brightness to this hub. The central garden light court with its staircase, steel balustrade and first floor bridge are a favourite design feature for Lindner.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Designer:

Tina Lindner Building Design

www.tinalindner.com.au Builder:

Hamilton Mariond

Photographer:

Alessandro Cerutti Photography

Energy Rater:

Residential Energy Ratings

Structural Engineers:

Adams Engineering

Pool Engineers:

Wirra Wonga Consulting

Building Surveyor:

Check-Point Building Surveyors

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Eco Outdoors

“When you enter the home, the foyer ceiling is of a standard height. But as you approach the stairwell, the void is revealed. There’s so much to look at. It makes for something really special.” Established in 2003, Tina Lindner Building Design is a Williamstown-based building design firm. The team thinks creatively to achieve exceptional results for highend extension and renovations, as well as new builds. By building personalised connections with clients, Tina Lindner finds the perfect balance between aesthetic and functionality in every project. A holistic approach means the surrounding landscape is considered in as much detail as the homes’ interiors.

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"When you enter the home, the foyer ceiling is of a standard height. But as you approach the stairwell, the void is revealed. There’s so much to look at. It makes for something really special.� B D AV J U D G I N G PA N E L


InterVIEW


INTERVIEW

Andrew Ferris of Andrew Ferris Drafting & Design is a specialist in planning development applications. He brings 24 years of experience to the table with a passion for improvement to the planning system at local and State levels. He has served on the Committee of Management since October 2014. His focus on the BDAV Committee lies in the ‘nitty-gritty’ issues that affect the daily issues of designers and protecting our livelihood.

Q: What is/are your favourite project/s that you have worked on, and why? A: My favourite project thus far is a rural home under construction at the moment. The introduction with the client began with, “before you answer (to accept the job), I loved the thunderbirds when I was a kid and I have two helicopters, so I want a thunderbird themed house with an almost hidden door underneath so the helicopters can come out”. From that moment, that gentleman became a very good client. There was a lot of obstacles with respect to engineering, topography and geotechnical issues on the site, but these challenges added to the interest to the project. Q: To date, my biggest business/design challenge has been? A: Our firm specializes in planning applications for units, apartments and townhouses. The million dollar question for my clients is how much the project is going to cost so they can work out the viability of the project. Without a full set of architecturals, engineering, energy, soil, etc, a builder can really only provide an estimate based on square metre rates. By this time, they have committed to the project, and the hidden surprises that come with it. The wide range of builders’ quotes can compound the problem.

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Q: My favourite finish is? A: I don’t think anything beats natural stone and timbers. Q: The architectural style of the home I grew up in? A: A western red cedar cabin, which was quickly built up around, so looked out of character. Q: I joined the BDAV because? A: I wanted to be part of the discussion for the voices of building designers to be heard within the building industry. When it comes to building regulation and planning in particular, I believe discussion and opinion that drives change is too insular and political. It often starts with well-intended conversation and ideas, but leading to negative flow on affect and poor outcomes due to oversight. I think with some balanced opinion and discussion, we can swing the pendulum back toward giving designers the credit they deserve for improving our built form environment.

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Q: My favourite Australian building is?

Q: When I was a child I wanted to be?

A: I am not sure I can narrow down to one building in particular, although there are a good number which stand out in my mind. What makes a building stand out for me is not necessarily its architectural detail per say, is the context, views and environment in which it sits and how it makes me feel while occupying it. I also like to be practical, so if something looks good, but doesn’t work for the use its intended, it’s not good design in my view. There are a number of industrial inspired wineries through the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula that stand out for me that combine a lot of my interests.

A: An architect! I went through a latter deviation to a helicopter pilot, then industrial designer, but came back to my original goal!

Q: My favourite international building is?

Q: My life in 4 words?

A: In light of the above comments, there can be really no surprise that Frank Lloyd Wrights’, ‘Falling Water’ takes the mantle as a building that sits within its environment, combining stone and timber! Designed in 1935, it could have been built today. Could we argue how we always go back to nature, or how little we have come in design?

A: ‘Busy, balanced, equitable, taxed.

Q: Outside of work, I am passionate about? A: I love motorsport, AFL (Hawthorn), and getting outdoors. Q: At the moment I am reading? A: ‘The subtle art of not giving a f@ck’ – well we need to find our inner peace when dealing with planning don’t we?

Q: My words of wisdom for a student building designer are? A: Try to get onto sites and learn how buildings are put together, what issues happen on site and how problems are solved. Taking on an attitude that everything you draw matters, and every project needs to be better than your last will drive you in the right direction. Every mark you put on a piece of paper is a message and has an intended meaning. Understand why a note or detail is put on a drawing, and think about what you are trying to convey to a trade/person, and this will make you a better designer and communicator.

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BDAV Activities


B D A V G O L F D AY - A G R E AT S U C C E S S

BDAV Charity Dinner and Golf Day raises money for a worthy cause Last month’s BDAV Charity Dinner & Golf Day is being hailed another great success.

A full day of activities was organised and, all up $7,400 was handed over to the EB Research Foundation.

The event was held on Friday, 5 April 2019, at the Riversdale Golf Club. Just over 50 participated in the day’s proceedings at the second oldest golf club in Victoria.

We take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the day. Thank you to Active Mechanical Access; Clause 1 Planning; Impact Events; Renew; and Riversdale Golf Club who all provided donations for the silent auction.

As with 2018’s event, BDAV added a charity component, with money raised donated to the EB Research Foundation, which focusses on Epidermolysis Bullosa, a debilitating skin disorder and life sentence for children and their families. The Foundation raises funds to resource and research a cure for EB.

And, of course, event such as these do not happen without the support of sponsors. We take this opportunity to acknowledge, with thanks, this year’s sponsors, whose support was greatly appreciated: Bondor Australia and Webber Insurance Services.

WINNING TEAM: BONDOR

L A S T P L A C E ( N A G A ) : S E I VA

Darryl Stephenson, Steve Vuillermin,

Natasha Amanatidis, Brent Szalay,

Jeff White (67 | 55.167)

Stacy Szalay, Stacey Zuluaga (94 | 77.75)

NEAREST THE PIN:

NEAREST THE PIN:

(Hole 3): Rick Castricum

(Hole 14): Brent Szalay

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LO N G E S T D R I V E (LADIES):

LO N G E S T D R I V E (MENS):

Theresa Braunsch

Dan Auld

STRAIGHTEST DRIVE:

Darron Lyons

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Sherlyn Moynihan, Membership Officer I was fortunate to attend the seminar, as part of BDAV CPD program, on the 1st of April in the CBD. Bronwyn Weir, one of the esteemed authors of the Peter Sherwood and Bronwyn Weir Report commissioned by the Building Ministers Forum (BMF) presented to BDAV members. The report titled: Building Confidence – Improving the effectiveness of compliance and enforcement systems for the building and construction industry across Australia was released in April 2018. Shergold and Weir were directed by the BMF to examine and provide recommendations to a range of issues outlined in the terms of reference for their report. The scope of the report was to make recommendations for the national best practice approach for the effective implementation of the NCC. Bronwyn spoke about the disjointed approach to regulatory oversight over roles, responsibilities and accountabilities over eight states and territories. The roles of private Building Surveyors, Architects, Plumbers, Building Designers, Builders, Engineers and Fire Safety practitioners were put under the lense of “what is in the best interest of the public” by the authors when reviewing, ascertaining problems and providing recommendations.

education and registration requirements of these roles. This would ensure that each practitioner in the roles understands clearly the process, responsibility and accountability of their role. A focus placed on compulsory CPD. Greater powers given to states to audit on commercial sites and state, councils and private surveyors taking a collaborative approach using the lens of what is in the best interest of the public. Bronwyn did touch briefly on the Lacrosse decision and spoke about the code of conduct that needs to be formed in order to ensure that an arm’s length is formed and regulated through site inspections between building design and private surveyors and that accountability is across the chain of roles within a project to ensure that the NCC is met. One of the recommendation- number 16 was most critical and the hardest to implement as seen in the Sydney Opal case where the design on the documentation wasn’t clear as to who had control of design and construct because a lack of peer review. The review was left to engineers or building surveyors to audit which clearly has failed.

Town Planning Consultants

The report identifies ten problems ranging from roles and responsibilities, education and training, adequacy of design and implement, quality of documentation, competencies of practitioner ,Intersection regimes- regulators, Integrity of private certification, auditing and enforcement , product importation and chain of custody. There were twenty four recommendations that were made by the authors to ensure a national perspective of common set of best practice principles could be achieved. Bronwyn notes specifically that they was no reference to the cladding issue when consulting with stakeholders however these issues were brought up as they went through the consultation process. The broader elements of the recommendations were: obtaining a deeper learning and development to be undertaken by practitioners that would warrant a national framework for the

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Planning Topics


PLANNING TIDBITS

Little bits that can make a big difference to your town planning outcomes

This had the same legal effect as there being no approved CHMP for the activity; – The prescribed time for Council to make a decision

on the planning permit application, after which a failure appeal can be lodged, will only run from the date a complete and approved CHMP is filed; – Therefore, the Tribunal could not grant a permit for the

activity and could not make a decision on the appeal; PA R T I A L C H M P = N O C H M P Regular readers will be familiar with the fact that if a Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMP) is required as part of a planning permit application, the statutory clock doesn’t start until such time the approved CHMP is supplied. In a recent Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) decision, Grebe Investments Pty Ltd v Bass Coast SC [2018] VCAT 1570, the Tribunal considered whether a CHMP was required before an appeal was lodged to the Tribunal against Council’s failure to make a decision within the prescribed 60 day timeframe (AKA a “failure appeal”). The applicant had a CHMP approved under section 65(2) of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, and had supplied that CHMP to Council. However, between lodging the appeal to the Tribunal and the hearing, the applicant realised that the approved CHMP did not include ‘all’ of the relevatn activity area. The appalent decided to prepare a CHMP for that missing part of the subject site and asked the Tribunal to reserve its decision, pending approval of the CHMP for the remaining part of the subject land. The Tribunal used the first day of the hearing to consider this request, and found that: – The Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 section 52(4)

provides that if the Council is required to decide a permit application within a specified period and if a CHMP is required for the activity in the permit application, the specified period does not start until the Council receives a copy of the approved CHMP; – The applicant had not filed an approved CHMP

for the whole of the activity in this proceeding.

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– The appeal was therefore misconceived and the

matter was summarily dismissed/struck out. STRUCK OUT BUT STILL ALIVE Following the above findings, the permit applicant filed a new approved CHMP with Council in early 2019. However, Council advised the applicant that a new planning permit application needed to be lodged, because the Tribunal did not remit the matter back to Council as part of the previous Order. On review of this conflict, the Tribunal held it has no power to remit a matter for re-consideration by Council (under section 51(2) of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998) if it had no jurisdiction to determine the matter in the first place. However, the Tribunal also found that a remittal was unnecessary because: – The permit application was still live with Council, that the

Council still had a duty to determine the permit application; – The Tribunal may remit a matter only if it is

determining a review proceeding (appeal) and if it is setting aside the decision-maker’s decision; – The Tribunal could not correct or add an order to

remit the decision back to Council for consideration because it did not have jurisdiction to determine the application in the first place; and – A fresh failure review (appeal) could be made to the

Tribunal after a complete CHMP had been lodged with Council and the prescribed time had expired from the date that complete CHMP was filed.

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PLANNING TIDBITS

The key takeaway messages from the above articles are: – A CHMP should cover all of your activity area; – Council’s timeframes for processing a planning

permit application do not commence until an approved CHMP has been filed; – The Tribunal cannot consider an application for review

against Council’s failure to make a decision within the prescribed timeframe unless that timeframe has run from the date the approved CHMP was lodged; – A planning permit application remains live until such

time it is formally determined by either Council or VCAT.

T H A N K Y O U B D AV The EB Research Foundation is extremely grateful to BDAV Members for their support at last month’s BDAV Charity Golf Day. The funds raised will be dedicated to finding a cure to the worst disease you have never heard of, epidermolysis bullosa. For more information please visit www.ebresearchfoundation.org

These tidbits are part of the regular contribution made by Clause: 1 Planning to Intersect. For more information visit www.clause1.com.au

Ph: 03 9370 9599 www.clause1.com.au

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INDUSTRY ALERT FROM I N S U L AT I O N A U S T R A L A S I A

BUILDING ACTIVITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

2019 NCC Fire Compliance: Requirements for Soffit Insulation

As part of the BDAV CPD Seminar on 1 April, the VBA gave a brief overview of the status of the Building Activity Management System (BAMS). The following is provided to those who were unable to attend.

Soffit Insulation Manufacturers and Building Practitioners are alerted to the end of the concession period for acceptable demonstration of Group Numbers for building linings as required by the National Construction Code of Australia (NCC). This affects soffit insulation that is exposed to the space below, as it is then also effectively a building lining. The soon to expire NCC 2016 Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions has called for Group Numbers to be determined under AS 5637.1 (NCC Vol.1 – Spec.C1.10 Cl.4(b)), which in turn determines that when a product or material is to be tested in the AS ISO 9705 test room for the purposes of determining a Group Number it must be tested with the product or material installed in the ceiling and three walls of the test room. This is referred to as the “standard specimen configuration”. (AS 5637.1:2015 Cl.5.2.1). In effect, this means that even if a soffit insulation is tested in it’s intended application, which is generally in the ceiling only, a Group Number cannot be determined in accordance with AS 5637.1. However, the NCC 2016 also states in a note within it’s reference to AS 5637.1 that “Test reports indicating the group number of wall and ceiling linings determined under versions of the BCA applicable prior to 1 May 2016 remain valid until 1 May 2019”, which has allowed a concession period of three years for testing that has been conducted prior to the introduction of AS 5637.1 (NCC 2016 Vol.1 – Spec. A1.3). Therefore, when the NCC 2019 becomes effective on 1st May the above concession will cease, and Group Numbers thereafter must only have been determined in accordance with AS 5637.1. Manufacturers are reminded that as of the 1st of May 2019 it will be inappropriate and nonconforming to supply product into a soffit insulation application without the appropriate Group Number and without that Group number having been determined by a NATA accredited laboratory (or similarly accredited laboratory under NATA’s Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) Network) in accordance with AS5637.1. Furthermore practitioners are alerted to the fact that they should be requesting manufacturers to demonstrate compliance via a legitimate AS 5637.1 test report from an accredited laboratory that confirms a Group Number of either 1, 2 or 3 dependent on the specification required, and a SMOGRARC index of less than 100 m2.s-2 x1000 in terms of smoke development for areas without NCC compliant fire sprinklers. From 1st of May 2019 Group Numbers for internal linings that rely on ceiling only test reports are non-conforming and should not be relied upon to demonstrate compliance to the NCC.

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BUILDING PERMIT NUMBER AND L E V Y C H A N G E S F R O M 1 J U LY 2 0 1 9 In 2016, the Victorian Government commenced a three-year building industry reforms program. As part of this program, amendments to the Building Act 1993 will commence on 1 July 2019 through the Building Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Act 2017. These amendments will address: – difficulties in determining whether all building

permit levy due has been remitted to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) – concerns that some building surveyors are retaining the

building permit levy for working capital, contributing to shortfalls in total levy received by the VBA; and – delays in the provision of information required

by the regulator due to the current monthly reporting system used by building surveyors. On 1 July 2019, the way in which the building permit levy is paid to the VBA will change, reducing some of the regulatory burden on building surveyors. Building surveyors will also be required to obtain a building permit number from the VBA before issuing a building permit. It is important to note that building surveyors will be required to provide the VBA with certain information when applying for a building permit number, as well as monthly reports and information relating to prescribed events. I M P L E M E N TAT I O N O F T H E B U I L D I N G AC TIVIT Y MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (BAMS) To assist in the implementation of some of these reforms, the VBA is developing an online system – known as the Building Activity Management System, or BAMS – to issue building permit numbers and receive payment of the building permit levy. The VBA has engaged with representatives from industry, the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, building surveyor software vendors and selected municipal and private building surveyors to understand system requirements and inform the development of BAMS. These groups have provided valuable input into the design of BAMS.

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THE NEW BAMS PROCESS

1. The relevant building surveyor must apply to the VBA through BAMS for a building permit number for a proposed building permit. They must provide:

a. all information required by the VBA for a building permit number application;

b. the cost of the proposed building work estimated; and

c. an estimate of the amount of building permit levy payable.

2. The applicant for a building permit, or person acting on their behalf, must pay the VBA the amount of building permit levy calculated before a building permit is issued. BAMS can send an email to the nominated person directing them to make payment through a secure payment gateway.

3. A building permit number will only be issued by the VBA (via BAMS) to the relevant building surveyor after the levy payment has been received by the VBA from the nominated payer. The VBA will issue (or refuse to issue) a building permit number within five business days. 4. The VBA will notify the relevant council of the building permit number and the information supplied to the VBA by the relevant building surveyor in relation to the application for the building permit number. 5. The relevant building surveyor must notify the VBA of prescribed events that relate to a building permit via the BAMS portal.

The BDAV will keep members up to date on progress of BAMS as it is updated.

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A PA R T M E N T D E S I G N A D V I S O R Y S E R V I C E ( A D A S )

Workshops will focus on 10 key elements of Apartment DesigntheAdvisory Service (ADAS) Better Apartment Design Standards. Factsheet As part of the workshop, the relevant council will provide

The Victorian ADAS offers free expert advice to assist developers and designers to comply with the Better Apartment Design Standards.

a brief overview of the planning controls, and the project designer will give a presentation on how the proposal responds to the 10 key elements. The ADAS design advisory team will collaborate with the designer and advise on how to improve the apartment development while maintaining its feasibility.

Councils, designers and developers involved in the early stages of an apartment design can apply to have a free collaborative workshop with the ADAS design advisory team. The ADAS advice is non-statutory and completely voluntary. ADAS is available for developments located in inner areas, established suburbs or regional areas. The ADAS will help make planning approvals easier and is part of the Better Apartment Project to make housing better for all Victorians

The workshop will generate a brief list of options to improve the design which will be confirmed in writing within 24 hours. W H AT A R E T H E B E N E F I T S ?

W H AT I S T H E A PA R T M E N T D E S I G N ADVISORY SERVICE (ADAS)?

– Developers and designers will get to hear the council

ADAS is a service offered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to councils, developers and designers involved in the early stages of an apartment design process. The service provides an opportunity to have a conversation about the design direction with a pair of experienced architects and/or designers.

planner explain the relevant planning controls – Designers will have access to the latest thinking

and design tips for apartment developments – Developers will receive a custom design

approach to meet the Standards, reducing risks or delays in the planning permit process

The ADAS design advisory team will provide free advice on how to improve the design so that it complies with the Better Apartment Design Standards (or, clause 58 of the Victoria Planning Provisions).

– Councils will get to work with building and urban design

experts, and develop their capacity and knowledge

This service is available for developments of five or more storeys in inner areas, established suburbs or regional areas. This service complements the Victorian Design Review Panel offered by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.

– Councils will be able to facilitate better building

outcomes in their municipality.

The advice of the (ADAS) ADAS designoffers advisory expert The Victorian Apartment Design Advisory Service team does not have statutory weight. advice to assist developers and designers to comply with the Better HOW DOES THE SERVICE WORK? Read more below about how to get involved at www. Apartments Design Standards. The service will help make planning planning.vic.gov.au/policy-and-strategy/planning-reform/betterDevelopers, designers and councils can apply to DELWP approvals processes easier buildings more apartments/adas or get in touch withliveable the service coordinator to have a workshop session with the ADAS design advisory and apartment at adas@delwp.vic.gov.au or by calling 03 9412 4057. forshould Victorians suburban team. Workshops occur early in in the design process,and regional communities. well before the planning permit application is settled.

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Develop basic urban design analysis & plans

Prepare planning application

Lodge planning application

Council decision

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Final opportunity to have your conversation with ADAS

• Improve design • Enhance liveability • Meet standards

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ABCB ACCESSIBLE HOUSING PROJEC T

The feedback from the Accessible Housing Options Paper has been summarised into a Consultation Report for public review and is available at: www.abcb.gov.au/Resources/Publications/ Consultation/Accessible-Housing-Options-Paper-Consultation-Report The next step in the project is the undertaking of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) of options for potential minimum accessibility standards for housing, to be applied through the National Construction Code (NCC). Accessible housing is any housing that includes features to enable use by people either with a disability or through their life stages. The RIA will consider the Livable Housing Design Guidelines Silver and Gold level specifications as possible options for a minimum accessibility standard, and additional options identified through consultation.

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WHY IS THE ABCB DOING THIS PROJECT? This project was initiative through the Building Ministers’ Forum with the support of Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2017 and is part of the ABCB’s 2018-2019 Work Program. H O W C A N Y O U B E I N V O LV E D ? Submit a response to the Accessible Housing Consultation RIS, which will be released in 2019 W H AT W I L L B E T H E E N D R E S U LT ?

A RIS will be produced, providing Governments with analysis of the impacts of proceeding with regulation of housing accessibility through the NCC. The information will be used to inform the nature and extent of the issue and possible options for a minimum accessibility standard.

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RECORD YEAR FOR BUILDING WORK IN VIC TORIA AS PERMITS NUDGE $40 BILLION

Applications for building permits in Victoria continued at record levels in 2018, with the cost of works in permits reported to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) reaching almost $40 billion for the first time. The value of building permits for the 12 months was $39.6 billion – up 10.7 per cent, or $3.8 billion, on the previous year’s record $35.8 billion. In addition, the number of building permits for the calendar year also was a record - 113,287, up 0.4 per cent on last year’s record 112,882 permits. Building permit data released by the VBA for 2018 shows that the value of building permits exceeded $3 billion in 10 of the 12 months, including in August when the figure was almost $4 million, the highest monthly total ever. Only three years ago, in 2015, there were no months in which building permit activity reached $3 billion during the year. Other key breakdowns of the annual VBA data reveals that all seven building use categories and all seven regions of Victoria reported increased value of building permits. The Domestic (houses) category saw an 8.8 per cent increase in the value of building permits to $20.2 billion – more than half the total value of building permits - and a 0.4 per cent increase in the number compared to the previous year. Growth in both the number and value of building permits reported in the Rural regions outstripped the percentage growth in the Metropolitan region (Melbourne). The number of permits reported in the Rural region rose 4.7 per cent, while the number of permits reported in the Metropolitan region fell by 1.6 per cent. By value, Rural increased by 14.3 per cent and Metropolitan rose 9.9 per cent over 2017. According to the VBA, the two building use categories where the strongest growth occurred were Retail, which was up 24.1 per cent, and Industrial, which climbed 22.6 per cent. The value of building permits by building use category in 2018 compared with 2017 showed: – – – – – – –

Domestic (houses) increased 8.8 per cent to $20.2 billion Residential rose 3.7 per cent to $6.4 billion Commercial increased 19.0 per cent to $5.3 billion Retail rose 24.1 per cent to $2.2 billion Industrial increased 22.6 per cent to $755 million Hospital/Healthcare increased 6.1 per cent to $1.2 billion Public Buildings increased 16.1 per cent to $3.5 billion.

NOTE: This information is drawn from and reliant upon information provided to the VBA by building surveyors who submit information relating to their building permit functions in accordance with the requirements of the Building Act 1993 and the Building Regulations 2018. For more information visit www.vba.vic.gov.au

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The value of building permits by region in 2018 compared with 2017 showed: – – – – – – –

Inner Melbourne increased 12.0 per cent to $18.2 billion Outer Melbourne increased 7.4 per cent to $14.1 billion Gippsland increased 29.0 per cent to $1.3 billion North Central increased 16.5 per cent to $1.2 billion| North East increased 13.5 per cent to $1.0 billion North West increased 15.2 per cent to $1.2 billion South West increased 7.3 per cent to $2.6 billion.

V I C T O R I A’ S B I L L I O N - D O L L A R M U N I C I PA L I T I E S ( B Y VA L U E O F B U I L D I N G P E R M I T S R E P O R T E D ) Eleven municipalities in Victoria reported building permits with a value of more than $1 billion in 2018:.

Ranking 2018

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Melbourne

3,372

6,042.0

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Wyndham

6,939

2,222.9

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Casey

6,512

1,756.8

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1,683.6

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Greater Geelong

6,074

1,700.8

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1,573.1

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Monash

2,866

1,535.5

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1,228.2

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Hume

4,799

1,447.1

7

1,198.3

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Stonnington

1,857

1,354.4

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1,065.1

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Boroondara

2,705

1,307.3

6

1,222.7

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Whittlesea

3,455

1,138.8

11

932.1

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Mornington Peninsula

4,067

1,097.7

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959.2

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Glen Eira

2,082

1,081.5

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1,129.0

The Top 10 Rural municipalities in 2018, compared with 2017: Ranking 2018

Municipality Name

No. permits

Reported Cost of Works $M

Ranking 2017

Reported Cost of Works $M

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Greater Geelong

6,074

1,701.0

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1,573.1

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Ballarat

2,255

548.8

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481.7

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Greater Bendigo

2,321

409.8

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435.1

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Surf Coast

1,337

390.1

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288.2

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Bass Coast

1,498

335.5

7

237.7

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Baw Baw

1,645

319.7

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253.8

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Greater Shepparton

1,149

299.4

5

272.4

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Macedon Ranges

1,190

285.1

8

210.5

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Mitchell

1,331

279.8

9

204.5

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Mildura

1,117

197.9

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FEDERAL BUDGET

ROBIN BOYD CENTENARY OF DESIGN

FPL Advisory Small businesses are considered among the winner in the 2019-20 Federal Budget announcement with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg heaping praise on them as the ‘the engine room of the economy’. On Tuesday 2nd April, the Coalition Government announced that Australian small and medium businesses would be supported through tax relief and by increasing and expanding access to the instant asset write-off. The instant asset writeoff threshold will be increased from $25,000 to $30,000 and small business will be allowed to make a deduction every time an asset under that amount is purchased. In addition, Mr. Frydenberg presented a $525 million skills package that would include establishing a National Skills Commission, trial 10 national training hubs for school-based vocational learning, increase existing incentives for areas of identified skills needs and boost apprenticeship incentives for trades with skills shortages. Further, the Coalition’s Budget pledged over $20 million dollars to identify emerging skill needs as part of the national agenda to combat unemployment, boost literacy and encourage apprenticeships in trade related industries.

In 2019, the Robin Boyd Centenary of Design program celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of arguably Australia’s most influential architect Robin Boyd. In a year-long series of events, the Robin Boyd Foundation and its program partners will showcase exhibitions and activities connected to the legacy of Boyd’s work, not only as an architect but also as a social commentator and design provocateur. Currently there are over 40 events in Melbourne, regional Victoria, Adelaide and Sydney, with a great mix of exhibitions, tours, talks, and publications. Join in the celebration of Robin Boyd’s life, work, and legacy in this historic year. More information on the calendar is available at www.robinboyd.org.au

In his Budget reply speech, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten backed the Government’s tax cuts and promised to support small businesses and industries by providing a further twenty per cent tax break for businesses that invest in productivity-boosting equipment above $20,000 and committed to championing wage growth for Australians so capital is able to flow back and support local business. The Labor Opposition have also promised to back education through lifting the current university cap and backing public TAFE to make vocational learning accessible for future apprentices and those enrolled in trades. With polling trends indicating a likely change of Government at the May 18th Federal Election, it will be interesting to observe over the next month if the Budget initiatives assist the Coalition Government claw back ground as voters head to the polls.

L S Planning Pty Ltd offers experience and expertise across a broad range of planning issues, such as:  Planning permit application preparation and management  Planning reports  Representation at VCAT  Expert witness advice and representation  Planning Scheme amendments  Strategic planning  Residential development concept preparation Town Planning is a complex field which is constantly evolving and requires a level of expertise to achieve a successful outcome. Please call to find out how the team at L S Planning can assist you, with your next project. www.lsplanning.com.au

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TODD’S APPS

PLUG FOR PODCASTS

A monthly review of must have, worthy of looking or just plain interesting apps that are relevant to the design industry.

For those readers who enjoy a Podcast, or alternatively have never tried, here are some recommendations for your listening pleasure.

STOCARD

D E S I G N I N G B U S I N E S S – 3 P I LOT E D E P I S O D E S

Wallet heaving with store and loyalty cards? Woolworths, Myers, Anaconda, BCF, super cheap auto. Essentially any card with a bar code on it is generally compatible; can quickly and easily be scanned and held electronically on your phone. Whenever you need one simply open up the app, select your card and it’s all ready for the shop keeper to scan. A great space saving app to get the often or rarely used cards out out of your wallet and always available. Another handy feature allows you to check what deals are on offer by any of the store cards – so you can decide if it’s worth a trip to the shops or not. For me just getting them out of my wallet is worth the free price tag!

Designers must balance two careers – talented designer and relentless entrepreneur. While many designers own their own firms, they are faced with a myriad of challenges within their work. In this threepart series, BDAV speaks with leading design experts on how to tackle unique business problems. From looking at navigating the world of technology to building professional connections, Designing Business will unpack common business challenges and provide tips on how to run a seamless and successful design firm.

CINDER Is you phone loaded full of contacts some of which you can remember or are so old you really don’t need them anymore. Dread the task of going through them all and deleting? Cinder is here to help – offering a quick and efficient sorting – either delete or flag for delete interface. So you can very quickly and brutally work through all your contacts decide who goes and who stays and who is likely to go and you just want to think about it for a moment. So if your contacts list is getting out of control and you need a quick way to tidy things up. Definitely look up cinder.

JUST PRESS RECORD Need a personal assistant to help you in meetings? Just press record could be the cheapest option. For a small cost this app will record meetings and conversations at a press of a button (also compatible with a[pole watch). From there you will of course have the recording but you also ask it to transcribe into written words ready to file! Sounds too good to be true? Maybe – I haven’t tried it so can’t vouch for it – but sounds really handy if you don’t fancy taking notes…and it works.

– Building powerful connections. Design guru Peter Jackson – a leader in design and expert in networking. Peter will discuss how to network, increase your clientele and build stronger client relationships. – Tackling HR challenges. HR expert and award-winning designer Dina Malathounis. Dina will detail the key management tools she learnt while managing a team of 600 at one of the major banks before her career flip to a building designer. – Navigating technology and project management. Small business entrepreneur and tech guru Todd Pearce. Todd will delve into technology and project management tips for running a seamless design business.

W O O D S O L U T I O N S T I M B E R TA L K S – 1 7 FA S C I N AT I N G E P I S O D E S Join the thousands of people who have already listened to engineer Adam Jones as he chats to international and Australian design and build professionals. Subscribe to the WoodSolutions Timber Talks series wherever you find your favourite podcasts.

If any other members use or know any new or interesting websites, tech or apps, please feel free to drop me a line and I’ll share it with the other members.

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DESIGNING HIGH-RISES FOR THE FUTURE

While the development of future-proof skyscrapers demands the utilisation and application of smart technologies within the design process and beyond, a truly future-oriented tall building is much more than the sum of its technological parts. The 3rd Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit is returning to Melbourne this June to unravel the art of conceiving future-proof skyscrapers, from the perspectives of leading local and international forces within the sector. One such force is Jan Schellhoff, Associate Director of Dutch practice UNStudio. Jan, who will present on the unique design of his team’s winning ‘Green Spine’ design for the Southbank by Beulah competition, points to active forecasting as a successful strategy for future-proofing their high-rises. “Innovations in the building industry are traditionally rather slow – but other fields that influence the way we work, live and use our buildings and cities have a much faster innovation cycle,” Jan says. “Within the office we have established different groups that are working on strategic forecasting for different aspects around the built environment, for example sustainability, material innovation, parametric tools. Throughout every stage of the project we consult with these groups in order to implement these relevant aspects.”

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This lends UNStudio’s work a high level of flexibility. Their structures become flexible and adaptable, allowing room for sure-fire innovations set to occur in 10, 20, or even 50 years’ time. Beyond active forecasting, encouraging social sustainability through design also has a transformative, future-focused appeal, in the way caters to a diverse range of tenant needs. But “social sustainability is very much location specific,” Jan adds, stressing that for Green Spine, “we wanted to design the next generation of residential towers.” “A tower that caters for all age groups with a strong focus on providing homes for families. This is reflected in the mix of programs containing a child care facility, various entertainment and fresh food offers as well as a generous offer of shared and private outside spaces such as pocket parks, verandas, and a garden on top of the podium.” Cox Architecture, who worked with UNStudio to bring Green Spine’s design to fruition, has put forth Director Paul Curry as a presenter at the event. Speaking on the large-scale development of Southbank’s upcoming Melbourne Square precinct, echoes Jan’s sentiments on the future-proof advantages of contextually considered, socially sustainable high-rise environments.

Of Melbourne Square, Paul says “Through the early design phases we carefully considered Southbank’s context and history to help inform how we can build on and improve this part of Melbourne for years to come.” “The vision for the project included new green spaces and a level mixed use that did not previously exist in Southbank. For the parkland, we wanted to create a new kind of public open space not only for the occupants of the project but also for the broader Southbank area. The extensive parkland that we have been able to provide has a generosity which will shape the future of this part of the city.” The result looks set to be a transformative one for Southbank, with a precinct combining slender, high-quality towers within what will become the area’s largest reserve of open green parkland – taking inspiration from Melbourne’s status as the garden state of Australia. Applying a more holistic, out-of-box understanding of future-proof high-rises to our work means that we can begin to approach our designs in ways that truly benefit humans today and tomorrow.

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NatHERS News


AUSSIE HOMES GE T TING LARGER AND MORE EFFICENT

A new data portal from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO will track residential energy efficiency progress to support the next wave of sustainable homes. Through the Australian Housing Data (AHD) Portal, CSIRO is centralising a vast amount of energy efficiency data that will underpin key decision making, training and awareness. Around 11.4 per cent Australia’s emissions can be attributed to households, and with construction continuing at a steady pace, the AHD Portal can pinpoint where energy efficiency efforts are on track, and where they may need increased focus. The AHD Portal will be an important tool in tracking and supporting the progress of the national plan agreed by COAG Energy Ministers that sets a trajectory towards zero energy (and carbon) homes in Australia. Key findings drawn from the data (based on apartments and houses) includes: – 195,000 new homes were built in Australia in the past year

“In order to meet national challenges of sustainable energy and resilient cities, it’s vital that we track progress. As an independent research agency driving innovation in energy, particularly residential energy rating, CSIRO is well placed to do this,” Dr White said. “Tracking these changes is an important step to ensure emissions goals are met, while seeing where more attention is needed across the industry.” The portal contains data across states and climate zones and can be further broken down by design (e.g. dwelling class and floor area), construction (e.g. type of walls and roofing) and fixtures and appliances (e.g. solar PV and heating/cooling systems). The construction of homes varies somewhat from state to state, reflecting the flexibility of the NatHERS software to meet both the variations in climate and product availability in each jurisdiction. CSIRO will update dashboards within the AHD Portal monthly, ensuring it is a relevant and accessible tool for the benefit of residential energy efficiency stakeholders, nationally.

– There is steady progress in building of high-performance

homes, especially in Tasmania and the ACT – Overall, Australian homes are increasing in size, with an average

floor area of 132 m2 (this includes houses and apartments) – Average dwellings were most likely to have a metal

roof, brick veneer walls, and a concrete floor – The average newly-constructed home had an energy rating

of 6.2 stars. This is an improvement since the introduction of star ratings in 2001, when the average home was estimated at 1.8. This translates to an annual saving of approximately $560 in energy bills and 2.3 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2-e) in greenhouse emissions per house. Data is chiefly sourced from the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), a measurement and compliance system for energy efficiency administered by the Australian Government. CSIRO Grids and Energy Efficiency Research Director Dr Stephen White said the data shows steady progress in residential sustainability efforts.

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N AT H E R S T E C H N I C A L N O T E U P D AT E D The NatHERS Administrator has released NatHERS Technical Note Version May 2019, which will come effective from 31 May 2019 for use with the software tools using CSIRO Chenath engine V3.13 and V3.21. While largely reflecting the current Technical Note in intent, the new Technical Note has been extensively rewritten to improve structure and clarity, and to include a small number of changes to align with the new version of the Chenath Engine. All BDAV accredited Thermal Performance Assessors have received notification of the revised technical note. The NatHERS Administrator delivered a webinar outlining the amendments on Monday 29 April 2019. For anyone who missed this CPD, it will be available from the BDAV webshop by the middle of May. The NatHERS Technical Note can be downloaded from www.nathers.gov.au

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Awards


P R E M I E R ' S S U S TA I N A B I L I T Y AWA R D S N O W O P E N

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Victoria’s leading sustainability awards program, the Premier’s Sustainability Awards, are now open for entries, featuring a new category, that celebrates the outstanding contribution made by volunteers.

The prestigious Bayside Built Environment Awards is celebrating its 14th year of recognising outstanding architectural design throughout Bayside.

This year, the new Environmental Volunteering category recognises the impact made by thousands of dedicated individuals and groups who give their time so generously, looking after our most precious asset: our environment. “The annual Premier’s Sustainability Awards are the most prestigious awards program of their kind in Victoria and are a terrific showcase of leading edge sustainability practices,” says CEO Sustainability Victoria, Stan Krpan. Victorian businesses, schools, government and community groups are encouraged to enter. “Through these awards, we proudly showcase the businesses, government, schools, institutions and community groups who are leading the way, helping to stop the effects of climate change, developing more integrated circular economies, and creating a more liveable, engaged, prosperous community for us all,” adds Mr Krpan. “Now is the time to act. Let’s show the world how Victorians are leading the way in sustainability.” Recent research shows that while sustainability remains an important concern for most Australians, only half believe they are doing enough. Joining the program’s existing ten categories, the new Environmental Volunteering category will make the awards more accessible to more people who take environmental action in real. practical and tangible ways.

Each year the Awards grow in size and prestige, with more and more properties being nominated by the community. Bayside is a unique and beautiful municipality, home to some exceptional built design. These Awards are a terrific opportunity to showcase and recognise these exceptional properties. If you need some encouragement to enter, you may recall that the The Best Ecologically Sustainable Design 2018 award went to BDAV Member Habitech Systems for 4 Bateman Street, Hampton. The judges felt the house was a rare example of form following function with the design being a clear response to the site’s orientation and a clear aim of producing an environmentally sustainable living environment. If you know of a property that you believe has made an outstanding contribution to Bayside’s built environment, we encourage you to submit a nomination. Nominations close 5pm Friday 28 June, 2019 For more information www.bayside.vic.gov.au/nominateproperty-bayside-built-environment-award

Reflecting this sentiment, the 2019 Premier’s Sustainability Awards include categories to showcase every type of sustainability endeavour. They are Built Environment, Community, Education, Environmental Justice, Environmental Protection, Environmental Volunteering, Government, Health, Innovative Products or Services, Small to Medium Sized Businesses and Large Business. 2018 winners included small business Yume Food for building a marketplace exclusively for surplus food; the Caulfield to Dandenong level crossing removal project that features a linear park; Beeac Primary School who developed an innovative art-based project; and a campaign by Zoos Victoria and Phillip Island Nature Parks which addressed the threat of plastic debris to marine life. Visit the website sustainabilityawards.vic gov.au for further information.

Entries in the Premier’s Sustainability Awards close on Thursday 13 June.

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Job Market


M E L B O U R N E M A R K E T U P D AT E

Bruce Whetters, Partner – BT&P Melbourne So – the question on everyone’s lips at the moment? – “How’s the market going?” “Interesting” seems to be the first response…. and when you delve down, it is apparent that there are sectors that have tightened in the last 6 months, where other sectors have strengthened. Looking more closely, the apartment market is one that has tightened generally however some studios remain upbeat, and others are cautious. Our own recruitment expectations and roles available continue to remain strong; however there have been some redundancies spread across smaller, mid and larger sized groups, and a number of companies holding tight until after the federal election. Those looking for new roles are increasingly faced with a broader “wish list” of required skills and experience from potential employers, making it harder to get back into a new role unless you fit the bill for that specific role. Key skills sought are still focused around software, so demand exists for Project Architects, Interior Designers and experienced Technicians with strong Revit skills, and Design Architects with a broad array of computational design software. So let’s have a quick look at some of the fundamentals driving market conditions right at the moment. As always, look for where the money comes from and that will point us in the right general direction. In the past 6 months, we have had the Banking Royal Commission handed down, and in many respects it was good to have it finally presented, with many feeling that Banks had become overly negative in terms of lending criteria in the period before the Commission’s final report, meaning it became more difficult for purchasers of property, along with developers reliant on local bank finance to initiate property development, so a double sided effect in many respects.

"So – the question on everyone’s lips at the moment? – “ How’s the market going?" B R U C E W H E T T E R S , PA R T N E R ­— B T & P M E L B O U R N E

Back to activity in BTP Melbourne – some really good permanent roles, but also an increase in the proportion of contract opportunities coming through, so more 3 and 6 month contracts coming through. Newly created roles around Infrastructure, Aged care, Research, Bio tech and to a lesser degree health are all areas we have been recruiting on heavily lately, with commercial developments, hotels and apartments still forming the broad mix of projects underway locally here in Melbourne. From an interior’s perspective, commercial workplace, hotel and apartments and high end residential are creating new roles for talented designers, documentors and project leaders, with the majority of these roles all looking for Revit as a part of the mix. The changes in the market have seen studios often having a larger range of skills they are looking for when going through the recruitment process, with increased emphasis on similar or relevant past experience, relevant software and consistent employment backgrounds, and less likely to interview those with backgrounds that are less relevant to their project needs.

Further, with the Federal election soon to hit us, and potentially the largest changes to taxation law since the late 1990’s (were Labour to win), further uncertainties are apparent in regard to property investment due to the removal of negative gearing on residential investment properties – all at a time when residential property prices are starting to decline. Interest rates still remain low, and continue to look this way for the medium term at least.

From the applicant side, greater flexibility will be required, and the value of a high quality folio, detailed resume and upskilling to Revit if required is now more valuable than ever.

Foreign investment seems to be returning to the Eastern states, although not at the levels in 2016/17. Further afield, we have seen tax changes in the USA seeing off shore funds head home and Brexit is unfolding as I write – and, if anyone can tell me what that means, I owe you one!

We have increasingly seen new roles created within development and construction environments, with opportunities available within these sectors as they continue to evolve with the market.

So, we are in an environment where the usual rules don’t really seem to be driving sensible outcomes to a degree. Basic fundamentals such as population growth, Government investment in infrastructure is at a high and technology continue to mean growth in Victoria and New South Wales.

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We continue to see a good range of senior strategic roles available in Melbourne at Associate level and above, with emphasis on design leadership or client management / new business development as key traits sought.

So, back to the start, asking “How’s the market going?” will give you a range of answers depending on who you speak with, however from our perspective across the entire market, whilst not as buoyant as this time last year, we can still say “Going well thanks!” If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch with Bruce Whetters on 03 9349 1055 or bruce@btandp.com.au

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JOB MARKET

REVIT DRAFTSPERSON REQUIRED

We are seeking a contract draftsperson (with own ABN) 2 days / week in our Eltham office. Experience with working drawings in residential design with Revit is essential,along with a sound knowledge of Rescode & BCA. We specialise in new homes, extensions and unit developments. Email your resume to ppdraft@bigpond.net.au BOUTIQUE BUILDING DESIGN FIRM SEEKS DRAFTSPERSON

Boutique Building Design Firm, located in the south-eastern suburbs seeks a qualified or recent graduated Draftsperson. Applicants must be proficient in Revit and have solid technical detailing and project documentation skills. Knowledge of 3DMax and Vray helpful but not essential. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated and creative Building Designer wanting to work in a relaxed office environment with our growing team. Please forward your CV to admin@crowhurstbd.com.au. G R A D U AT E S E E K S F U L L T I M E E M P LOYM E N T

Recent graduate of the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) seeks full time employment. Placed second in the Small Home BIG Life design competition (2018) and recipient of the award for Persistence and Dedication as presented by Swinburne University. Has seven months of experience in the custom residential industry with proficient knowledge in REVIT, AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop. Competency in completing working drawings, town planning, 3D modelling and visualisations. Please contact Lauren at Lchau.54@gmail. com or 0431 250 286 to view CV or portfolio. JUNIOR ARCHITECT OR ARCHITECTURAL DRAFT PERSON REQUIRED

SAC Building Workshop seeks a junior architect or architectural draft person with two full years of Australian experience in residential, industrial, commercial and retail developments to assist the team in day-today operations in a full-time role.

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Essential skills include: At least one year minimum experience in Australia; Knowledge of Revit and Auto Card; Proficiency with 3D software; Accuracy and precision; Ability to learn quickly; and Take accountability for assigned work. You will work closely with the senior team and gain exposure to a variety of projects with opportunity for quick growth. The office is located in a great area with easy access to public transport. Please email your CV/Resume to acalabro@sacbw.com. I N D I V I D UA L M E M B E R S E E K S E M P LOYM E N T

Individual member who has five years of experience in the custom residential industry with both design and drafting skills, and experience with town house developments is seeking employment. Advanced knowledge of Revit as well as Lumion rendering software. Member is looking for the next step in his career, more specifically to take on a more senior role. Ready for immediate start. Please contact Paul at p.ritter27@hotmail.com or 0433 702 304 for CV and portfolio. G R A D U AT E M E M B E R S E E K S F U L L T I M E / PA R T - T I M E / C A S U A L W O R K

Graduate member who has completed the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) at Victoria University and has gained two years’ experience in Revit. Throughout her studies she has worked across many relevant IT platforms within the architectural industry; AutoCAD, Sketchup and Revit, being her strongest suites. She has demonstrated with excellence the capability to create residential, light commercial, working drawings and rendering.

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A motivated individual who constantly strives to complete objectives and obstacles, is eager to learn and seeking experience. Please contact Vida at vnajafabdi@ deakin.edu.au or 0450 929 062.

Phone 03 9349 1055 www/bloomfieldtremayne.com.au

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BDAV membership is the ultimate designers ‘must have’.

Membership Benefits include: • Belong to a true non-profit Association • Discounts on industry and business tools/services • Monthly Journal: BDAV News • Weekly eNews • Annual Awarded Magazine • Member updates • Continuing Professional Development: comprehensive program of seminars, workshops, webinars, and regional meetings • Documents for building projects: – project specifications – engagement agreements – indemnity documents – standard form contracts for residential and non-residential projects • Reference material, including a great suite of Practice Notes, Advisory Notes, and much more • Free* advice on matters including copyright, contracts, wages and conditions, legislative and regulatory requirements, etc • Access to Professional Indemnity Insurance through our preferred insurance agent • Accreditation for Thermal Performance Assessors • Lobbying and Representation • Annual Building Design Awards to promote your skills as a designer • Annual 10 Star Sustainable Design Challenge to promote knowledge of energy efficiency principles • Free website listing to generate referrals for your business in Find a Building Designer/Energy Rater

One look inside tells you that being a Member of the Building Designers Association of Victoria entitles you to many member benefits. Advantages such as important information to help you to promote your business, advice* for greater efficiencies, and especially our comprehensive Continuing Professional Development program, will assist you to reap the rewards.

• Free Job Listings for Members seeking staff or Members looking for work

Being a BDAV Member is a sound investment for your business – especially for sole-practitioners, who often work ‘in a vacuum’ and value peer support for advice and guidance.

• Help Desk

Phone: (03) 9416 0227 Fax: (03) 9416 0115 Email: info@bdav.org.au www.bdav.org.au *Advice is of an elementary nature. Anything significantly complex should be referred to an appropriate professional advisor. BDAV is an approved CPD Provider for the Victorian building industry, as administered by Victoria’s Building Commission.

• Student Scholarships/Grants/ Awards

• Online Member Forum • Access to latest information from the nation’s leading suppliers • Networking • Use of BDAV logo: provides recognition on your website and business stationery and much more!


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Building Designers can offer an incredible range of design skills to your project To get in touch with a BDAV building designer, go to www.bdav.org.au

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Intersect, May 2019  

Monthly journal of the Building Designers Association of Victoria, featuring news and information of relevance to building design and associ...

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Monthly journal of the Building Designers Association of Victoria, featuring news and information of relevance to building design and associ...

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