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Partridge CPD Presentations

Content:

The aim of the presentation is to address the architect’s frustration, using case study examples as their designs and visions are compromised by structural limitations, builders’ approaches, inflexible consultants, and site complexities.

For example, why is it that some engineers insist on putting portal frames in houses?  Why do the basement walls have to be so thick?  Why can’t the 150mm thick concrete slab cantilever three metres?  Why can’t the builder achieve a Class 1 finish to the off-form concrete? Why can’t the penetration go through the beam?   

As well as answering the questions above, the presentation covers the following:

–  The collaboration of the engineer and architect earlier in the project, to ensure that the architect’s vision can be showcased as intended.

– Clever co-ordination at the start of a project saving your client both time and money during the construction.

– Engineering responses and physical outcomes prompted by architect’s details and decisions

Content:

 This presentation is a series of exciting case studies and slides on innovative design successes. How engineers and architects can collaborate to achieve outstanding and creative results. 

The case studies will also include examples of rectification and remediation works on building defects, cracking, and deterioration. 

For example, how to overcome problems and/or avoid them. How to address the architect’s frustration as their designs and visions are compromised by structural limitations, builders’ approaches, inflexible consultants, and site complexities. 

The case study includes the Partridge project and the 2020 National Architecture Award for Residential Architecture:

https://architectureau.com/articles/2020-national-architecture-awards-the-eleanor-cullis-hill-award-for-res-alts-adds

Learning Outcomes: 

– An appreciation for construction methodologies, material limitations and behaviour. 

– An awareness of building deterioration and hidden potential problems.

– Where does the engineer’s role start and stop?

This is a less formal session which simply allows for an hour of our Managing Director’s time to accommodate ANY questions you and your team might have. This can be related to a specific project you are working on for some advice, or general issues and queries you would like engineering guidance on, or to just pick the brain of an engineer.