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Research: Flexibility and adaptability inside hospitals - AHDC Education Event - 23rd August

Australian Health Design Council

Thursday, 23 August 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm (AEST)

Research: Flexibility and adaptability inside...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Brisbane - AHDC Member Ended Free $0.00
Brisbane - Non Member / Member Renewal Ended $100.00 $6.59
Sydney - AHDC Member Ended Free $0.00
Sydney - Non Member / Member Renewal Ended $100.00 $6.59
Melbourne - AHDC Member Ended Free $0.00
Melbourne - Non Member / Member Renewal Ended $100.00 $6.59
Adelaide - AHDC Member Ended Free $0.00
Adelaide - Non Member / Member Renewal Ended $100.00 $6.59
Perth - AHDC Member Ended Free $0.00
Perth - Non Member / Member Renewal Ended $100.00 $6.59
Canberra - AHDC Member Ended Free $0.00
Canberra - Non Member / Member Renewal Ended $100.00 $6.59

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Research: Flexibility and adaptability inside hospitals - An AHDC educational event

Research Introduction: Warren Kerr AM, National Director, Health Portfolio for Hames Sharley

Speaker: Harm Hollander, Principal, Conrad Gargett, will give the main presentation on Flexibility and adaptability inside hospitals.

Warren KerrWarren Kerr AM, National Director, Health Portfolio for Hames Sharley, will commence the evening with a presentation from Perth covering AHDC’s interest in supporting research, and giving examples of recent presentations by Australian researchers.



HArm Hollander

Flexibility and adaptability inside hospitals

There is much discussion on designing flexibility inside hospitals for the building fabric to be responsive to the further evolution of a health service.   The structured definition of flexibility: what is optimum, what works and what is utopian is, however, a little elusive in unravelling. This research-led presentation addresses the understanding and context of design flexibility inside hospitals. The presentation will include a profile from the publication of “99 Ways Towards Flexibility Inside Hospitals”, presented at the UIA-PHG May conference in Paris, plus suggesting a method of framing the breadth of the subject so that effective design responses can be undertaken.

The session will conclude with a discussion panel consisting of a profile of clients, managers and designers to advance thoughts on designing-in flexibility

Harm is a practising health architect and doctoral candidate in QUT’s DCI program.  A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, Harm is principal at Conrad Gargett and has also enjoyed the privilege of being a sessional academic in the fields of Construction, Professional Studies and Design at QUT.  He seeks to continually be informed by best practice in both strategic and practical health design requirements, and this has seen him lead the health planning on major projects such as the Princess Alexandra Hospital Redevelopment (opened 2001), Zhejiang University Hospital (competition top five (2013), Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (opened 2014) and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital- Entrance Building (competition top three, 2017).  Harm remains the student in seeking further collaborations towards enhancing design outcomes.We look forward to this presentation and the discussion that it will generate..

Following our speakers there will be an opportunity to network with AHDC members, the speakers and colleagues.   Please book for you chosen location.

Brisbane   Level 14, Boardroom, Santos Place, 32 Turbot St, Brisbane - 5:30pm registration for 6pm start
Sydney   Level 5, Whitton Room, 116 Military Road, Neutral Bay, Sydney  - 5:30pm registration for 6pm start
Melbourne   Level 5 Room 8.001, 850 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne   - 5:30pm registration for 6pm start
Canberra   Level 6, Black Mountain, 14 Moore Street, Canberra  - 5:30pm registration for 6pm start
Adelaide   Level 10, Boardroom, 55 Grenfell Street, Adelaide - 5pm registration for 5:30pm start
Perth    Level 5, Room 4.02, 863 Hay Street, Perth - 3:30pm registration for 4pm start

For AHDC Members - this event is free.

For Non-Members or Member Renewals - the fee is $100, and we will waive the $75 joining fee and membership will include the ability to attend bi-monthly events for free until 30 June 2019.

AHDC wishes to thank our Event Sponsor Aurecon for their support.

Have questions about Research: Flexibility and adaptability inside hospitals - AHDC Education Event - 23rd August? Contact Australian Health Design Council

When & Where

Aurecon Offices
Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth & Canberra


Thursday, 23 August 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm (AEST)

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Australian Health Design Council

The Australian Health Design Council represents the health design sector in providing expert advisory services in health facility design, planning and management to industry and government.

Our key objectives are to establish and promote a shared vision for high quality, efficient and effective health facility design that responds to the needs of the Australian populace. At the design desktop, AHDC is committed to encourage the further development of the Australasian Health Facility Guidelines and effective implementation of integrated project briefing and Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies.


Our vision is of an industry sharing knowlege, information, technology, research and experience to promote consistency and effectiveness of health design across all projects – in both public and private sectors.


AHDC is in close collaboration with health facility design and construction technology groups across Australia and New Zealand and actively seeks membership from all stakeholders. Members of AHDC have to opportunity to shape our industry and contribute to improving the quality and sustainability of health facility design.

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