• Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Bondi Beach
  • UNSW Australia (University of New South Wales)
  • Tyree Energy Technologies Building at UNSW Australia


Delegates who have registered in the SBE16 Sydney conference are invited to participate in a series of free workshops on 16 November 2016 which are being organised by experts in those fields. These will provide registered conference delegates with the opportunity to participate in focused debates, hands-on studios and exploration of issues within the conference themes.

Workshop 1: Real-time Environmental Data Monitoring & Thermal Comfort Survey Collection

Organisers: Dr. Anir Upadhyay and Malay Dave, UNSW
Duration: 1.5 hours
Places available: 20
The recent technological advancement in Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled sensor technologies to expand in everyday life beyond our expectations. It has benefitted greatly in environmental monitoring of buildings too. With easy access to internet (via Wi-Fi), sensors can publish data to a cloud server in real-time, which can eliminate the need to make trips to the monitored building to download data in physical memory of computer or portable memory devices. This workshop will: provide an introduction to wireless environmental monitoring system; demonstrate Sense data logger use; show how to conduct thermal comfort surveys; explore visualization of environmental data and thermal comfort responses; and discuss the application of the device in research projects.
Registration: Click here (for registered SBE16 Sydney conference delegates)

Workshop 2: Changing the Infrastructure Legacy

Organisers: Ainsley Simpson, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia
Duration: 1.5 hours
Places available: 20
We have the opportunity to change the legacy of infrastructure in Australia for current and future generations. The path that will enable the achievement of policy outcomes through a unified community of practice that drives industry productivity and efficiency beyond compliance has been developed; all we need to do is adopt it. In order to ensure infrastructure is planned, designed, constructed and operated to optimise short and long-term environmental, social, economic and governance outcomes, infrastructure projects and assets should be benchmarked against industry led performance based quadruple-bottom-line best practices. Benchmarking increases awareness of key issues and provides a structure for improvement. Benchmarking to a common framework also enables the development of a community of practice between project owners, designers, decision-makers, suppliers and operators, transforming the way infrastructure is planned, designed, built, and operated.
The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is a member-based not-for-profit public and private industry council. ISCA is the peak industry body for advancing sustainability outcomes in infrastructure. The principal means by which ISCA is advancing sustainability outcomes in infrastructure is through the development and facilitation of the IS rating scheme. Since launching in 2012, over $68 billion in infrastructure and civil works projects or assets across Australia and New Zealand have either been certified or registered for an IS rating. The IS rating scheme is Australia’s only comprehensive rating scheme for evaluating sustainability across design, construction and operation of infrastructure.
Registration: Click here (for registered SBE16 Sydney conference delegates)

Workshop 3: Revit & Dynamo - Workflows for Computational Environmental Design

Organisers: Suleiman Alhadidi, BVN + UNSW
Duration: 3 hours
Places available: 30
This workshop provides high-level concepts on how to visually script in Revit using Dynamo, it focuses on environmental design processes and concepts used to evaluate important concepts of sun orientation, building openings as well as shading devices. This design focused workshop will target basic parametric knowledge which is needed to connect the out-of-the-box tools and data generated from the tools with designed building components. It also provides insights on how to use computational design during sun studies to enrich BIM workflows. It provides participants with an understanding of how to approach BIM as an environmental design platform to assess building envelops. The workshop will open doors to experts in environmental design to enrich their explorations in sun related studies within Revit environment. Topics such as SEPP 65 code and vertical and horizontal shading devices will be discussed from a parametric design perspective. The workshop will kick off your explorations on data driven design and analysis through creating environmentally smart building components. The key learning outcomes will be: Understanding how to incorporate environmental data with visual scripting into BIM workflows; get introduced to Dynamo and BIM environmental related tools; and learn how to use computational techniques to derive environmental parametric design and analysis.
Registration: Click here (for registered SBE16 Sydney conference delegates)

For more information please contact: a.sanchezgomez@unsw.edu.au