CIAT and BDAV sign a Collaborative Arrangement

With the signing of a Collaborative Arrangement with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV), the Architectural Technology/Building Design is furthering extending their global reach.

The Arrangement provides a platform for collaboration on matters related to Architectural Technology and Building Design, allowing the two organisations to share knowledge, relevant information, and best practices for the betterment of industry professionals, the environment, as well as society.

The areas of collaboration include fostering professionalism in education, practice, performance standards, and technical and certification activities; the sharing of expertise; and working together in order to foster cooperation within allied professional bodies and government authorities; among others.

“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 the BDAV,” Gary Mees, the President of CIAT, said. “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 is one of Australia’s lead bodies for building design professionals and we are excited to share knowledge, expertise, and best practices in our field with a progressive, like-minded organisation such as CIAT,” President of BDAV, Lindsay Douglas, added. “We are confident this Collaborative Arrangement will better serve the needs of all members, and advance the practice and profession of Building Design an Architectural Technology in our countries in years to come.”