Design Innovation for Safety in Construction

Event Details

  • Mar
    Design Innovation for Safety in Construction 01:00pm - 03:00pm Launceston CPD Points: 2 Region North


Presenter: Deborah Hammond

Seminar Outline

Safety is in the detail.  Your small decisions can have big implications.

As the creator of the designs, architects more than any other group, have the opportunity to influence safety in construction, maintenance and use of the built environment.  By understanding the issues and challenges of the construction project and the ongoing use of the structure, architects have the ability to provide innovative solutions to these challenges.

This seminar will provide a refresher on the work health and safety legislation in relation to designer responsibilities and discuss how designers can achieve a safe design approach in their projects.   The focus will include what designers should endeavour to eliminate from the workplace and design innovations which can create productive workplaces free from injury and disease.  The seminar will address methods of communicating safe design in documents, plans and reports to ensure that design intent is not lost in the build process.

Deborah will be discussing trends and issues in the industry which the designer may need to consider, including:

  • "Drop In" construction techniques to eliminate or minimise risks associated with working at height
  • Quality of materials and the supply chain – case studies (the Grenfell Tower fire and other material failures)
  • Access design – beauty in accessibility
  • Challenges with conservation and heritage projects
  • Visualisation of design – virtual reality, 3D laser imaging, Building Information Modelling

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand health and safety legislation relating to designers
  • Identify workplace hazards and their harmful effects.  What should designers target to eliminate from the built environment?
  • Develop design innovation to facilitate health and productivity of workers
  • Understand facilitation of safety in design reviews
  • Identify different approaches to documenting “unusual or atypical features” in design

For further information and to register (prior 5pm by 20 March) please go to the Australian Institute of Architects - Tasmanian Chapter website.