International cooperation: CIAT and BDAV sign collaborative arrangement
The global reach of Architectural Technology/Building Design has been further extended following the signing of a Collaborative Arrangement between the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV).
The Arrangement provides for collaboration on matters relating to architectural technology and building design and allows the two organisations to share relevant information, knowledge and best practice for the betterment of professionals, the built environment and the wider society.
The areas of collaboration include sharing expertise and fostering professionalism regarding education, practice, technical and certification activities and performance standards, and working together to foster cooperation within allied professional bodies, government authorities and others.
Speaking of the collaboration, Gary Mees, President of CIAT said: “The Arrangement demonstrates the implementation of CIAT’s vision for the global reach of Architectural Technology and the Institute’s aim to align, collaborate and partner with innovative bodies such as BDAV.
“The importance, value and impact of Architectural Technology and of its kindred discipline, Building Design, are critical to ensuring that projects are realised efficiently and effectively, with the performance of buildings relating to function and form optimised.”
BDAV President, Lindsay Douglas said: “BDAV is one of Australia’s lead bodies for building design professionals and we are excited to share knowledge, expertise and best practice in our field with a progressive, like-minded organisation such as CIAT.
“We are confident this Collaborative Arrangement will better serve the needs of all members, and advance the practice and profession of Building Design and Architectural Technology in our countries in years to come.”