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Architecture in Bushfires

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Australian Institute of Architects

70 Merivale St

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Architecture in Bushfires

Come along and hear from 2 guest speakers, Dr Ian Weird and Fireman Eldon Bottcher

You'll gain an understanding on how the National Construction Code’s ‘Performance-based provisions’ can be applied to buildings in bushfire prone areas. Learn the limitations and constraints of the Construction provisions in AS3959-2009 Construction of Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas. You'll also take away how to resolve the conflict between biodiversity conservation and Bushfire Safety. Most importantly, come alone and get inspired to generate innovative solutions for Australian Architecture – that uses bushfire as a catalyst for creativity.

Guest Speakers: Dr Ian Weir and Eldon Bottcher

Dr Ian Weir is a consulting research architect at Queensland University of Technology specialising in bushfire responsive architecture. He is registered in WA, QLD and Tasmania and has a number of built and under-construction projects in high to extreme bushfire risk areas. Ian holds a PhD in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and lectures in QUT’s School of Design. He is an expert advisor with the Bushfire Building Council of Australia and represents the BBCA on Standards Australia’s AS3959 Technical Committee. In 2012 the Australian Institute of Architects selected Dr Weir to represent innovation in architectural practice at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Dr Weir has advised and designed homes for Black Saturday survivors, and more recently the survivors of the 2015 Wye River – Separation Creek fires (Vic). Dr Weir is a vocal advocate for resilient building design as a means of reconciling bushfire safety with biodiversity conservation.

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    Dr Ian Weir

    Queensland University of Technology

    Research Architect




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