2017 Event Schedule

The Sounds of Silence

We were all born with an amazing ability to use sound to protect ourselves and to communicate.  As our world becomes  filled with unwanted sounds that impact on concentration, comfort, sleep, healing and privacy, every designer needs to understand why this is a problem and the relatively simple ways we can manage sound to become a positive feature of our environment.

There are two things you instantly assess when you walk into a new space – what it looks like and what it sounds like. The physical and emotional response we have to a space is intimately linked to these two senses. Spaces that don’t sound right can be problematic, on a scale ranging from ‘not nice’ to ‘totally unworkable’.

A basic understanding how sound behaves, and how it can be manipulated, is an essential skill for anyone involved in design and specification of the built environment.

This seminar, presented by acoustician Nick Boulter from Arup, will introduce the concepts that underpin the science of acoustics.  The talk will be illustrated by audio examples, anecdotes and experiences and will concentrate on the practical rather than the mathematical.

Presented by:
Nick Boulter is an acoustician who has more than 40 years of practical experience in building and environmental acoustics.

Cost:
$65 per person, group rate $395 for bookings of 10 or more  (includes drinks and canapés, course notes and CPD certificate for 2 formal CPD points)

Dates and venues:
All evening seminars 6pm – 8pm

November 2 – Melbourne – Level 17, Orica Building
November 7 – Sydney – 201 King Street
November 9 – Canberra –

November 15 – Brisbane – Sofitel

This seminar is approved by AIA for 2 formal CPD points. Limited places book now by emailing mark@meccaevents.com.au or call 0419 518 642


Living in a Material World

In creating the buildings we inhabit, designers, builders and engineers are increasingly taking a more sophisticated approach to their use of materials. We now see huge developments in metals, glass, stone, brick, cement & timber and composites, as well as construction, manufacturing processes and product design.

By better understanding the form and function of materials and where and when certain materials can/cannot be used, building professionals can:

  1. Ensure buildings are fit and safe to occupy
  2. Expand the boundaries of their designs and offer better outcomes for clients
  3. Minimise ongoing and costly refit and/or maintenance issues

Presented by:
Jonathan McCray is a materials engineer for Arup in Sydney and previously worked in London, in Arup’s Advanced Technology and Research group.

Cost:
$65 per person, group rate $395 for bookings of 10 or more  (includes drinks and canapés, course notes and CPD certificate for 2 formal CPD points)

Dates and venues:
All evening seminars 6pm – 8pm

August 15 – Sydney – Mecure Hotel
August 17 – Canberra – Hotel Realm
August 29 – Melbourne – Sheraton
September 5 – Hobart – Georges on the Park
September 12 – Brisbane – Sofitel
September 14 – Cairns – Shangri La
September 20 – Perth – Pan Pacific
Adelaide – October 18 – Playford Hotel

This seminar is approved by AIA for 2 formal CPD points. Limited places book now by emailing mark@meccaevents.com.au or call 0419 518 642

 

Why Buildings and Water Don’t Mix

Architects, Builders, Engineers & Professionals. Earn Formal CPD Points. Register for the following seminar and earn formal CPD points over March/April. Water leakages are one of the main problem areas for builders and architects, particularly in multi storey commercial buildings. The ramifications are both complex and costly. Paul Ratcliff has over 30 years experience in guiding building professionals in this area. Learn how to minimise the risk of water being an issue on your next project.

Presented by:
Paul Ratcliff, Licensed Building Consultant, author of numerous publications and booklets on waterproofing. Lecturer at Master Builders Association, NSW.

Cost:
$65  –  includes drinks, canapés, detailed presentation notes and AIA Compliance Certificate.

Dates and venues:
All evening seminars 6pm – 9pm

February 28 – Sydney UTS, Ariel Function Room
March 1 – Canberra, Hotel Hotel
March 8 – Melbourne, Sheraton
March 15 – Perth, Pan Pacific
March 21 – Brisbane, Sofitel
March 23 – Cairns, Shangri La
March 29 – Adelaide, Playford

This seminar is approved by AIA for 2 formal CPD points. Limited places book now by emailing mark@meccaevents.com.au or call 0419 518 642

 

BCA Compliance for Wall Systems

Architects, Builders, Engineers & Professionals. Earn Formal CPD Points. Register for the following seminar and earn formal CPD points over March/April. There’s been a lot of talk about fires&cladding and making sure “cladding materials” comply for BCA. But a “wall system” comprises more than cladding there are lots of materials to consider – studs/internal framing, weatherproofing, insulation& and acoustics – all these materials need to be considered for compliance and “areas of potential risk”. Benjamin Hughes Brown is one of Australia’s foremost experts in BCA compliance for wall materials and provides a step by step guide to minimise risk of BCA non compliance to ensure your building project is “safe to occupy”

Presented by:
Benjamin Hughes Brown, Fire Engineer, Consultant and regular lecturer throughout Australia to Architects, Engineers and Builders on fire safety and interpretation of BCA regulations in buildings.

Cost:
$65 – includes drinks, canapés, detailed presentation notes and AIA Compliance Certificate.

Dates and Venues:
All evening seminars between 6pm and 9pm

April 4 – Sydney, UTS, Ariel Function Room
April 5 – Canberra, Hotel Hotel
April 11 – Melbourne, Sheraton
April 12 – Perth,Pan Pacific
May 9 – Brisbane, Sofitel
May 17 – Adelaide, Playford
March 29 – Darwin, Cornucopia Cafe

This seminar is approved by AIA for 2 formal CPD points. Limited places book now by emailing mark@meccaevents.com.au or call 0419 518 642