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Continuing Professional Development: Advanced Manufacturing Advancing Architecture

The world of advanced manufacturing and design robotics was brought to a group of Brisbane architects in February. UAP hosted its first Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Standards Workshop Tour designed to help architects understand different design techniques, from traditional processes to advanced manufacturing.
A Code of Professional Conduct binds architects, requiring that members dedicate themselves to the advancement of architecture, and ultimately the quality of our environment and people’s lives.  
[small-quote name=”RAIA Code of Professional Conduct” title=””]The profession of architecture is a unique discipline, combining elements of art, science, commerce and law.[/small-quote]

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Participants were able to earn accreditation points through this formal CPD activity. First, the group were given a presentation by Samuel Mayze, UAP Project Director and New Projects Manager, they heard about UAP’s ongoing collaborations with emerging and established artists, architects and designers around the world.
Dr Glenda Caldwell of the Design Robotics team delivered a presentation on the potential of Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing techniques in design and construction.
Participants were invited to tour the UAP workshop, observing the dynamic creative environment characterised by the integration of art, architecture, design, innovation and advanced manufacturing.
Photo Credit: UAP

During the tour, participants observed how UAP is using Virtual Reality headsets and software to visualise the scale and context of artworks in development.
Photo Credit: UAP

Furthering learning about design is one of the four units of competency for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of registered architects in Australia. Workshops will run bi-monthly, linking in with the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) National Competency Standards in Architecture.
Future CPD event dates are:

  • Fri 26th April
  • Fri 21st June
  • Fri 23rd August
  • Fri 25th October

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