Supporting Corporate Partners
Dulux Australia has been supplying architects and specifiers quality coatings since 1918. From Decorative to Powder and Protective Coatings, to Texture and Timber finishes, Dulux offers high performance coatings with an extensive colour offer. Dulux World of Colour brings over 4,600 colours together for designers, architects and specifiers, offering a whole new world of possibilities.
Dulux is proud to support the 2016 Architecture Conference. Dulux is committed to ongoing product development and innovation, often drawing inspiration directly from Australian architects to meet the demands of tomorrow. The latest Wash & Wear product range is the best we’ve ever made, setting a new standard in performance for stain resistance, hiding power and toughness. More than ever before your walls will stay looking freshly painted for longer.
Dulux BIM Solutuions provides easy to use BIM content and plugins so you can add Dulux colours to your Revit® & ArchiCAD® models quickly and simply. Dulux BIM Solutions, inspiring colour creativity.
For more information on the Dulux product and colour range visit dulux.com.au/specifier
At Architectural Window Systems (AWS) we make it our priority to have the products and expertise that provide innovative glazing solutions for Australian architects. We continue to innovate and think about the future, which very soon, becomes the now. When we look back to ‘then’ we see how far we have come by way of innovating and providing unique and practical solutions for the built environment.
Developing great window and door systems does not happen overnight. At AWS we’re continually learning, researching and investigating opportunities for future innovation. We have a team of designers who scrupulously design our systems, each of which is fully tested and certified to guarantee performance satisfaction. Our systems are manufactured nationwide, by Australia’s largest network of independent window and door manufactures, local craftspeople, experienced and committed to outstanding product outcomes.
AWS is proud to support the 2016 Australian Institute of Architects National Conference – How Soon Is Now, providing architects throughout Australia with the opportunity to come together to share ideas, challenge thinking and learn about the profession – encouraging innovation, imagination and thinking about how soon is now. But most importantly providing inspiration for the continuation of great Australian Architecture.
Bondor® is Australia’s leader in complete thermal building solutions and lightweight architectural panels. More than just the leading manufacturer of insulated panels, Bondor® has unrivalled experience in design assistance and construction.
As Australia’s only manufacturer, distributor and installer of Factory Mutual Approved PIR, Mineral Fibre & EPS-FR cored panel, Bondor® is in a unique position to be able to offer solutions on a range of building applications to help manage and minimise long term risk.
Bondor is extremely pleased to support the 2016 National Conference. One of the key themes you will hear discussed will be Building Resilience. Bondor is ever conscious of the need to supply products that meet various NCC (BCA) standards, helping deliver buildings that are resilient and responsive to harsh Australian conditions. Our products are tested to the highest standards. Bondor also adheres to strict safety procedures including Code compliant site installations, ensuring significantly less risk to the occupants or response services during severe weather or fire events.
Bondor® has been at the forefront of the Australian panel industry for over 60 years, operating from six manufacturing facilities across Australia; Bondor has produced over 100 million square metres, and installed over 65 million square metres of insulated panel. Bondor has the right products, focused, experienced people with significant experience in manufacturing and installing panel to suit Australian conditions and building codes.
Over the past 30 years, DesignBUILD has transitioned to become THE industry event for every stage of the design and build process – from landscape to structural, integrated technology solutions, through to the internal fit-out and design.
Now more than ever, it is important for stakeholders within the Architecture, Building, Construction and Design industries to work closely together, and we are proud of our long standing partnership with the Institute. Working closely with the Institute and industry partners DesignBUILD will unveil a re-imagined showfloor in Melbourne in 2016, to cement its place as the only dedicated trade event for all architecture and design disciplines.
Attracting over 7,000 industry professionals in the architecture, building, construction and design industries, DesignBUILD is the leading source of new products, materials and solution ideas and industry trends. The event also serves as an important business platform for suppliers, buyers and distributors to connect, share learnings, and do business.
Alternating between Sydney and Melbourne each year, the exhibition will take place in 2016, on 4-6 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Smeg is proud of our ongoing partnership with the Australian Institute of Architects and support of the National Conference. This year Smeg is also celebrating 30 years of collaboration with Architect Guido Canali, and the latest release of its best-selling Classic Collection, proving beyond doubt that architectural design produces appliances of timeless elegance.
Smeg’s new Classic Collection has been refined and as technology has leapt forward over the years, each new release of Classic has featured ever-improving cooking technology, now with the latest iteration of Thermoseal technology – optimum humidity control without the need for expensive or complicated steam systems. It’s the seal of taste. Other new features include soft-close doors, Eclipse high-visibility glass, easy-to-read easy-to-use displays and SmartSense automatic programs. A full-glass door kit is an option for the Compact ovens, so the products line up in perfect vertical and horizontal alignment.
Smeg is very proud of its design heritage, having also collaborated with Mario Bellini, Renzo Piano and Marc Newson and offer specifiers genuine design choice – every new product created by Smeg is an original piece where form, design, ergonomics and function are rigorously applied. Smeg’s current commercial collections include Classic, Linear, Piano and Victoria to suit every design aesthetic. Only Smeg offers SmartSense Plus induction cooktops in pure white, and for yet further design choice, and a push-to-open dishwasher which enables the designer to specify cabinetry without handles or shadowlines.
Quality is assured with meticulous life-cycle testing of all materials and electronics, in laboratories that constantly engage in technological, design and culinary research which is testament to Smeg’s all-consuming commitment to produce the most aspirational, elegant, ergonomic and resilient appliances available today– Smeg truly is ‘technology with style’. (260)
Knauf Australia is a proud sponsor of the Australian Institute of Architects. As part of the Knauf Group, a global leader in the construction materials industry, Knauf sources innovation from its global footprint.
In Australia, Knauf is a supplier of innovative lightweight construction systems that provide smart, active technology solutions for fire, water, sound and impact resistance as well as space-giving, air-cleaning, acoustic and aesthetic design solutions for all commercial and residential projects.
The Company’s diverse and sustainable product ranges include plasterboard and steel framing systems for walls and ceilings, decorative, acoustic and air cleaning wall & ceiling linings, flooring systems and facade linings and plasters for internal and external applications.
Backed up by the most capable engineering service with access to sophisticated design and specification tools, Knauf provides end to end project support, working collaboratively with partners throughout the construction process to be part of finding the right solution.
As you ponder the spaces we live in and the materials to build with – no matter how complex a vision you may have – creating the materials and providing the solutions to translate your vision into reality, is a passion at Knauf.
“The twentieth century was the century of concrete, the twenty first century will be the century of wood”
WoodSolutions is excited to support the 2016 National Architecture Conference – How Soon is Now. The theme resonates with us, the future really is at our doorstep. Global experts are predicting mass engineered timber will replace concrete and steel in many large commercial buildings. WoodSolutions’ informative website and resources assist architects design the buildings of tomorrow, utilising the latest technological advancements in timber systems, materials and applications.
Resources for design professionals
Now you can increase the advantages and reduce the risks of designing and specifying the ever-widening world of wood and wood products in structural and decorative applications with WoodSolutions.
Inspirational and informative, the WoodSolutions website gives you a wide range of free and low cost resources, including information about innovative timber products, downloadable technical design guides, environmental Product Declarations (EPD), Ask an Expert Q&A database and resources, inspirational case studies, species properties and species comparison tool, product performance data, and CPD tutorials.
WoodSolutions activities also include seminars, workplace tutorials, international professional educational tours, speaker sponsorships and more.
Who supports WoodSolutions?
WoodSolutions is an industry initiative, supported by industry bodies and technical associations. WoodSolutions is resourced by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) and the Australian Government.
WoodSolutions. The web site for wood.
GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution with ArchiCAD®, the industry-leading BIM software for architects over 30 years ago. It is fitting that we support the 2016 National Architecture Conference – How Soon is Now as we enter an unprecedented period of technological change in the industry. The future is definitively here, now.
GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as the revolutionary GRAPHISOFT BIM Server™, the world’s first, real-time BIM collaboration environment, BIMx Docs with Hyper-Model Capability for mobile devices, and GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner™ STAR, the world’s first fully integrated building energy modeling application.
ArchiCAD® is the most advanced architectural design software on the market today, working for you from the first line in the initial sketch to the very last detail of construction documentation.
Adelaide Convention Bureau is the peak independent body for business events in South Australia. The Bureau’s membership – approximately 200 businesses and service providers – share a common interest in conventions, exhibitions, incentive tourism and much more. The Adelaide Convention Bureau’s role is to provide assistance and guidance to national and international convention and event organisers through every stage of planning, free of charge.
Now is the time to meet in Adelaide, with the destination completing an unprecedented level of new infrastructure further enhancing the city’s ‘ease of use’ functionality and services to the business events sector. The multi-billion dollar Riverbank Precinct includes an expanded Adelaide Convention Centre, redeveloped Adelaide Oval, Festival Centre, Casino and new world leading bio-medical research hub, all interconnected by walkways and a river footbridge. Several new hotels, an expanded retail precinct, and the Victoria Square redevelopment are just some of the other developments enhancing Adelaide’s global reputation as the complete convention city.
The Adelaide Convention Centre is the premier conference facility in South Australia and attracts a wide range of conferences and events across many industry sectors, nationally and internationally. Currently undergoing a $400 million expansion, the new West Building makes the ACC one of the most modern, flexible and technologically advanced spaces in the world. Wi-fi, web-streaming and digital signage across the building make connectivity for delegates and event organisers as easy as a click of a button. The Soils & Seasons menu offers a succulent range of fresh and local produce, designed to leave you dream about the food you tried in South Australia.
The ACC is just a 20 minute taxi ride from the Adelaide Airport and walking distance from five star hotels, entertainment, shopping and cultural attractions.
The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) is committed to growing the state’s tourism industry by marketing South Australia as a tourist destination for interstate and international travellers. The SATC plays a key role in the strategic direction and alignment of broader government policy and decision making with the goals of the tourism industry and works with industry, government and the media to ensure opportunities are leveraged. The SATC’s role with government, trade and media works to promote South Australian tourism experiences to ensure our State has a burgeoning and sustainable economy. The SATC is committed to achieving $8 billion in tourism expenditure potential by 2020.
NATSPEC is a national not-for-profit organisation that is owned by the design, build, construct and property industry through professional associations and government property groups. NATSPEC’s objective is to improve the construction quality and productivity of the built environment through leadership of information.
For over thirty years, NATSPEC has been delivering the national, comprehensive construction specification system endorsed by government and professional bodies. NATSPEC, the National Building Specification, is for all building structures with specialist packages for architects, building designers, interior designers, landscape architects, structural engineers, service engineers and domestic owners. AUS-SPEC is the Local Government specification system for the life-cycle management of assets. NATSPEC maintains the National Classification System to assist specification writers organise the content of specifications, and their users to find the information they need. NATSPEC is also responsible for the National BIM Guide and its associated documents.
NATSPEC is the preferred specification system for major building professionals. Government departments, contractors, consultants and architects endorse NATSPEC. When subscribers were asked how likely they would be to recommend NATSPEC on a scale of 1 to 10, over 20% responded with a 10, with over 60% rating NATSPEC an 8, 9 or 10.
NATSPEC is proud to be a sponsor of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 National Architecture Conference.
Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. Our objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality; we explore widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety, efficacy and pleasure. Our formulations and ideas are available in signature stores, shared spaces across the world, and online. We celebrate architecture and design that is respectful of community, culture and history; and it is a pleasure to support the National Architecture Conference once again in 2016.
Architecture Media is an online and print publisher and events company with its focus on the built environment – practitioners, clients, suppliers and the wider community. Design adds immeasurable value to our environment, contributing to a sustainable future, economic success and our individual health, wellbeing and enjoyment. Architecture Media is about celebrating these achievements and sharing the benefits through websites, print and digital publications, awards programs and speaker events.
Architecture Media is an associate company of the Australian Institute of Architects. Its products are endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Design Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
Our portfolio includes the highly regarded digital and print publications – Architecture Australia, Artichoke, Houses, Houses Kitchens+Bathrooms, Landscape Architecture Australia and Architectural Product News; and websites – Selector.com, ProductNews.com.au and ArchitectureAU.com.
Our awards and events programs include the Houses Awards, the Eat-Drink-Design Awards and the Australian Interior Design Awards (as a founding partner), plus a variety of talks, seminars and conferences, such as Work Place / Work Life, Old School / New School, Artichoke Night School and Our Houses, under the Design Speaks banner.
Our New Zealand company, AGM Publishing, provides a similar range of industry-leading print and digital publications, events and websites, including Architecture New Zealand, Interior and Urbis magazines, the ArchitectureNow.co.nz and Selector.com websites, and the Interior Awards.
Planned Cover is a multi-award winning insurance broker who specialises in the numerous insurance requirements of design professionals. Planned Cover appreciate the day to day exposures architects undertake in their professional capacity however we also understand the risks associated with running a business, employing staff and operating in a digital environment.
As the preferred supplier of insurance products to the majority of small to larger architectural practices our internal Risk Managers and Claims Managers are well placed to educate, guide and advise architects on the risk exposures and risk mitigation options for the profession.
Planned Cover is proud to be a sponsor of the Australian Institute of Architects 2016 National Architecture Conference.