Some initial discussions have already happened to hold the 2018 LSAA event probably at the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney.
Following on the successful two day 2016 Conference and Design Awards, the 2018 event is likely to be a similar affair.
Likely date is September or October 2018
We are looking forward to continuing and building on our relationship with Universities.
An Interim Report has now been published by the recently formed Victorian Cladding Taskforce.
The taskforce follows the serious Lacrosse Building fire in Melbourne Docklands (November 2014) and later the Grenfell Tower disaster (71 fatalities, June 2017) in London (see Grenfell_Tower_fire ) involving the use of highly combustible cladding panels.
The report covers the use of aluminium composite panels (ACP) with a polyethylene core and expanded polystyrene (EPS) cladding, for class 2, 3, or 9 buildings of two or more storeys, and class 5, 6, 7 or 8 buildings of three or more storeys.
A PDF copy is available here
An earlier report on the Lacrosse Fire by Giuseppe Genco (Melbourne Building Surveyor) in April 2015 can be downloaded here
The date for the 2017 LSAA AGM is December 14 2017 from 11.00 - 11.30 AEDT.
Attendance can be arranged for members at locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland.
The meeting will take place by tele-conferencing call.
Members wishing to stand for a position should contact the Secretary for a nomination form.