The DAS Conference CPD event will inspire excellence and award-winning designs. Join us on 26 August 2016.

On Friday, 26 August 2016, architects, designers and specifiers will flock to the Atterbury Theatre at Lynnwood Bridge in Pretoria, to learn from industry experts presenting at the DAS Conference.

Presented by WALLS&ROOFS in Africa and FLOORS in Africa magazines, this continuing practice development (CPD) event is accredited by the Pretoria Institute for Architects (PIA), which offers 0.5 SACAP Category 1 credits to attendees, and The African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID), which will credit members with 1 point.

The half-day event will kick off with an early morning breakfast, followed by insightful presentations that will focus on what makes award-winning buildings. These will be backed by technical information with a focus on real life case studies, practicalities and facts that can be implemented in existing and future projects. A panel discussion will open up the discussion further.

Speaker line-up:
•    Renowned architect, Jeremie Malan, will talk about some of his firm’s award-winning projects.
•    Novum Structures’ Andrew Spottiswoode will explain the engineering and technology behind the latest innovative structures and enclosures such as ETFE roofs.
•    Designer and maker, Mia van Zyl, will speak about ground-breaking innovation in the maker movement and how this influences design.
•    Student award winner, Vedhant Maharaj will explain the inspiration behind his winning entry “Yantra”, a new typology of water purification infrastructure.
•    Daniel Rimbault and Jutta Berns-Mumbi from Ecocentric will go behind the scenes to give exclusive insight into the Google Jozi interior design as well as describe some of the many sustainability features implemented.
•    Dr. Arthur Barker, from the Department of Architecture at the University of Pretoria will conclude with his take on award-winning architecture: “Integrity or Ignominy?”, talking from his experience on award-winning panels.

According to WALLS&ROOFS editor and business manager, Marlene van Rooyen, the conference aims to showcase award-winning local and international projects ranging from commercial to heritage projects to whole army bases.

“The purpose of the event is to encourage award winning design with real life case studies presented by the professionals themselves. It will identify buildings with unique design functions that will affect the performance and aesthetics of that building,” she explains.

“The event will help attending professional practitioners understand the ideas underpinning award-winning projects and will inspire and encourage excellence in design thinking,” she emphasises.

In support of the talks, several sponsors will showcase the latest technologies and products, as well as answer questions face-to-face, making it easy for architects and specifiers to get a whole lot of information without spending hours meeting with reps.

The sponsors include Belgotex Floors, Ceilspray, Dekton by Cosentino, FloorworX, Flowcrete, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals, Sika, TAL and Technical Finishes.

For more information, visit http://www.buildinganddecor.co.za/index.php/architecture-day or to book, go to https://itickets.co.za/events/363656.html.