“An Integrated Approach” is the theme for this year’s Practice Convention and the first step in the integrated approach is the SIA-ACES partnership approach in organising the Convention.
Over recent years, the architectural and engineering fraternity is experiencing four developments that suggest fundamental changes to the practice of the two professions.
The first development is globalization in business opportunities
The second is the opportunities for diversification and specialization
The third is the issues of sustainable design and
The fourth is building information modeling (BIM)
Whereas the first three developments feature on business opportunities and sustainable design, the fourth involves the transformation of the fundamental roles and responsibilities of the owner, architect, engineer and contractor and presents opportunity for an integrated approach to the practice of all players within the building sector.
Several speakers will be sharing their thoughts, insights and viewpoints on these developments and the emerging issues of integrated practice.
The Practice Convention is also an event for the building professionals, specifically the architects and engineers to revisit, explore, debate, share and exchange their experiences on practice matters.