DesignBUILD 2019: Seminars you won't want to miss this year

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DesignBUILD 2019: Seminars you won't want to miss this year

Australia’s largest design and construction exhibition DesignBUILD will open next week at Sydney’s ICC ­– a noteworthy event for industry professionals to gain insight into the future of Australia's built environment.

Whether you’re attending, or want to (tickets here), we’ve compiled a list of the stand-out events you won’t want to miss this year. See here for the full list of events. 

TUESDAY

DesignBUILD 2019: Seminars you won't want to miss this year
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COLLECTIVITY TALKS

How can architects and urban planners plan for a big Australia?

When: Tuesday 14th May

Where: DESIGN Theatre

Time: 2-2:45

Headline speakers: Jake McCallum, News Corp, Craig Allchin, UTS, Karima Palafox, Urbis, David Tickle, Hassell and Mark Curzon, Fender Katsalidis

From talks of the possibility of three CBDs in Sydney to the future of transport, a panel of industry experts will share their thoughts about the future of Australian design.


Could a Robot Build Your Next Project – Instead of You?

When: Tuesday 14 May

Where: BUILD Theatre

Time: 3:30-4:15pm

Headline speaker: Kylie Davis, Real Content

Kylie Davis from Real Content will take a look at how technology start-ups are changing the model of traditional real estate through automation of industry jobs.


WEDNESDAY

DesignBUILD 2019: Seminars you won't want to miss this year
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COLLECTIVITY TALKS

Are our cities smart enough? Exploring the connection between technology, sustainability and building resilience

When: Wednesday 15 May

Where: DESIGN Theatre

Time: 10:30 - 11:15am

Headline speakers: Stephanie Stefanovic, Architecture & Design, Lisa McLean, Open Cities, Davina Jackson, Dr Simone Zarpelon Leao, UNSW

The panel will discuss which global cities are leading the way in terms of sustainability, and how Australia's burgeoning smart cities are rapidly evolving as more innovative new-builds commence.


Responsibility comes with accountability – the roles of designers in a reformed building regulatory model

When: Wednesday 15 May

Where: DESIGN Theatre

Times: 11 - 12:30pm

Headline speakers: Bronwyn Weir, Weir Legal and Consulting and Kath Walters, Dream Planet

Bronwyn Weir and Kath Walters discuss the opportunities and challenges on the horizon for architects, engineers and designers in Australia.


Was it good for you too?

When: Wednesday 15 May

Where: DESIGN Theatre

Time: 1 – 1:45pm

Headline speaker: David Green, Australian Insitute of Architects

‘Good design’ is commonly referred to in the world of architecture, but how do you truly define what good design is? David Green from the Australian Institute of Architects delves into the topic and introduces some insightful ways to identify 'good design'.


Collectivity Talks: The rise of luxury in Australia’s built environment

When: Wednesday 15 May

Where: DESIGN Theatre

Time: 2 - 2:45pm

Headline speakers: Jen Melocco, Editor, William Smart, Smart Design Studio and Michelle Ciesielski, Knight Frank Australia

Melbourne's hotel industry is booming, and the demand for luxury offerings continues to rise. Will this trend continue? Find out at the Collectivity Talks seminar.


Materials matter – how to procure for people planet and profit

When: Wednesday 15 May

Where: DESIGN Theatre

Time: 3 – 3:45pm

Headline speaker: Kate Harris

Health and Safety of construction workers and the wider community are one of the most important considerations when embarking on any project. Kate Harris explores the realm of human rights and human health considerations in construction and takes a closer look at ingredients in materials.


THURSDAY

DesignBUILD 2019: Seminars you won't want to miss this year
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Urban gardens and the importance of naturalising our cities

When: Thursday 16 May

Where: DESIGN Theatre

Time: 3 - 3:45pm

Headline speakers: David Green, Australian Institute of Architects and Koichi Takada, Koichi Takada Architects

Architect Koichi Takada follows the design philosophy that there is more to architecture than the creation of beautiful forms, and believes architecture should involve all of our senses. In this seminar, Koichi Takada explains the importance of neutralising urban areas to create more enjoyable habitable areas. 

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