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Oct
25
Thu
ARCHITECTURE AND THE SOUL @ GEBERIT, CAPE TOWN
Oct 25 all-day

Dear Professional

 Title of CPD course: ARCHITECTURE AND THE SOUL

Presenter: Mr Joost Hogewoning

Course information (Content/Overview)

Summary of key points:

The scope of the seminar:

  1. Historical background: development of architecture from anthropological needs.
    • Development from pre-historic times – need for physical and emotional protection.
    • Chinese Feng Shui and Indian Vastu Shastra – development to accommodate spiritual values.
    • Development since World War II – development to accommodate socio-economical needs.
  1. Spatial influences: designing, handling and experiencing the space and configuration thereof around us.
    • Sizes and lay-outs of malls – emotional and cultural experiences
    • Sizes and lay-outs of places of worship – spatial configuration influences the spiritual experience.
    • Sizes and lay-outs of workplace and offices – open plan vs. cubicles: psychological effects affecting productivity – the factory floor.
    • Sizes and lay-outs of homes – back to basic principles – specific form and layout of space – influence of placing and type of windows and doors.
    • Sizes and lay-outs of restaurants and other public buildings – customer preferences from different cultures.
    • Court buildings – intimidating or seeking truth?
  1. Influence of light and colour: influence on emotional, health and productivity levels.
    • Influence of artificial light through its intensity and frequency – alertness, health, brainwaves.
    • Ideal lighting for specific tasks – scientific research vs. SANS 10400 requirements. Visual performance.
    • Effect of natural light supplement and placing of windows – effect on Alzheimer patients, study performance, elderly persons, circadian disruption.
    • Colours and their effects. Pseudo-psychological ‘advise’, scientific parameters, established effects of colour, colour preferences, the NCS system.
    • Cultural and other guidelines for the use of colour – use of certain colours in cultural traditions, teenage culture and colour, climatic considerations, colours in hospitals, etc.
  1. Aesthetical influences: the physical appearance of structures being related to emotional experience.
    • Politics and style – why are certain buildings burnt during protests? Politically correct housing? Buildings as a political expression.
    • Influence of style – trends/fashion influencing taste and emotional decisions – converting homes to offices: business impact – clashing with the environment – successful disasters?
  1. General principles:
    • Ergonomics as a factor in stress – cognitive ergonomics as influence on well-being of occupants – cultural and ethnic differences to be taken into account – accommodating fitting ergonomics into the design criteria.
    • Basic lay-out principles and use of materials to accommodate emotional comfort – bathrooms, kitchens, positioning of doors and windows, type of windows and spacing. Institutional buildings – a solution or a problem? Interior decorating to become sensitive.
    • The extra consultation with the client before the actual brief – building a back-ground picture and life-pattern to be accommodated – brainstorming with the client.

 

Case studies and closing.

Six short case studies

Closing comments

 

Venue : Geberit, Cape Town, Block A , South Precinct Topaz Boulevard, ZA-7441 Montage Park Milnerton, https://goo.gl/maps/cjsdwoMiamQ2      

Time: 8:30am to 4pm

Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018

Closing date for Registration: Friday, 19 October 2018, Click for compulsory registration: https://form.myjotform.com/SAIBD2018/workshop-registration-form

Cost of workshop

R1 500 on/before 19 October 2018, non SAIBD members
R1 300 on/before 19 October 2018, SAIBD members

All payments to be made by no later than 19 October 2018

Cancellation/refunds will only be accepted a week prior to the set date.  Should no cancellation be received within this period, no refunds will be made for non-attendance!

Dietary requirements to be forwarded a week prior to date

CPD Category: 1 and 3

CPD Credits: 1.5 and 1.0

Course validation: SAIBD

Name of VA, ALS hosting the CPD course: South African Institute of Building Design

Contact person for course information and bookings: Rehana Gaffar

Tel : 031 202 4726

Fax: 086 428 1056

Email address: admin@saibd.co.za

Website: www.saibd.co.za

Other (specify)

Banking details/ booking details or other important information

SAIBD, Standard Bank
Acc. no: 051 406 500
Durban North,
Branch code : 042 826

(Please use SACAP registration no. and your surname as reference)

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE PROTECTION @ GEBERIT, DURBAN
Oct 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Dear Professional

Title of CPD course : Strategies and opportunities for Built Environment Professionals in on-going compliance of buildings to ensure life safety wrt Fire Protection, as per OHS Act and NBR Parts A and T

Presenter: Mr Kevin Govender

Course information (Content/Overview)

This course was developed to equip and empower stakeholders, by creating awareness to identify, minimise and protect against undue risk, especially when one considers the recent number of preventable fires (SA and internationally) in buildings which these could have been minimised or reduced and the tragic loss of life in these fires which also could have been avoided/prevented to a very large degree.

More often than not, clients discount the essential services of Built Environment Professionals for various reasons and take a compliant building and allows its safety systems to deteriorate to zero effect or use. Often the case, the user/client looks at a situation and “determines within themselves” that what they are doing is ok, because the building was “passed” and not every circumstance requires professional assistance.

On-going compliance is a multi-stakeholder process which involves at least the following role players:

 Built Environment Professionals,

 Local authorities – approvals and enforcement,

 Building owners,

 Tenants and landlords,

 Facilities Managers,

 Employers,

 Safety Executives and Managers,

 Contractors and services providers,

 Insurers,

 Interested parties – neighbouring communities, environmental and other civil society organisations.

Objectives:

 The Delegate will be presented with strategies and perspectives to develop compliance management programmes, to be able to assist clients to identify opportunities of collaboration with the various role players to ensure life safety is achieved, in and through continued compliance,

 The Delegate will gain an understanding of where and how post new projects deteriorate with regards to life safety compliance.

 The Delegate will then be introduced to a sample process or workflow, to close the current compliance gaps present, which introduces significant opportunities for on-going services of Built Environment Professionals to clients both to obtain and maintain compliance.

 The Delegate will gain knowledge of clients’ OHS Act responsibilities that require Built Environment compliances, which means professional engagement must be first, enabling one to identify the gaps between end user and enforcer with regards to understanding and achieving compliance.

 To create platforms for continued engagement and success with regards to true, real and effective compliance, i.e. beyond “paper compliance”.

Course content:

  1. The basics of complying with The Constitution of RSA, with regards to life safety, for building owners and employers,
  2. Awareness of the known enforcement authorities of NBR and OHS Act,
  3. An introduction to the Business compliance cycle according to constitutional imperatives,
  4. Case Studies introduction with regards to NBR Part A and T and on-going compliance as well as link to OHS Act,
  5. OHS Act 85 of 1993 and regulations – awareness of Roles and Responsibilities for employers’ Top Management, and the link to NBR Part T,
  6. National Building Regulations Part A and T – awareness Responsibilities for building owners and employers and the link to SANS 10400,
  7. NBR Part T Rational designs introduction according to BS 7974 (normative)
  8. Introduction to typical non-compliances observed.

Venue : 11 Quarry Park Close (Rivercest Park), Riverhorse Valley c/o Geberit SA, https://goo.gl/maps/yayCyKkRwHB2

Time: 8:30am to 1:30pm

Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018

Closing date for Registration: Friday, 19 October 2018

Click for compulsory registration: https://form.myjotform.com/SAIBD2018/workshop-registration-form

Cost of workshop

R750-00 – on/before 19 October 2018

R600-00 – SAIBD Members (paid up members only), on/before 19 October 2018

Cancellation/refunds will only be accepted a week prior to the set date. Should no cancellation be received within this period, no refunds will be made for non-attendance!

Dietary requirements to be forwarded a week prior to date.

CPD Category: 1

CPD Credits: 0.4

Course validation: SAIBD

Name of VA, ALS hosting the CPD course: South African Institute of Building Design

Contact person for course information and bookings: Rehana Gaffar

Tel.: 031 202 4726

Fax: 086 509 9877

Email address: admin@saibd.co.za

Website: www.saibd.co.za

Other (specify)

Banking details/ booking details or other important information

SAIBD, Standard Bank Acc. no: 051 406 500 Durban North, Branch code : 042 826

(Please use Surname and SACAP registration no. as reference)