Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 2 December 2013
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PALS - 20% off!

The Institute is offering all members a 20% discount for PALS if you renew your membership and register before 16 December.
Member price $770 reduced to $616
A+ Member price $500 reduced to $400
To take up this offer please email us once you have renewed your 2014 Membership with your name, member number and contact phone number.
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Venice Biennale 2014 - news and opportunities

Read on for the latest news and opportunities for the foremost event on the international calendar, including a call out for volunteers, details about the Austral Brick Club and the chance to win a Venice experience like no other, and info about Smeg's VIP tour of Italy.
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What's on

Making 2014 - 20% discount! 
8-10 May, Perth

Secure a 20% early bird discount if you book now! The earlier you book the more you will also save on flights and accommodation. We’re regularly tweeting about any specials we come across using #making2014.
Bringing the kids?
We are planning to hold some design workshops for kids to entertain them while you’re at the conference. If you would like your kids to attend (or you just want to know more) email us at
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Competitions & Opportunities

2014 Dulux Colour Awards - Entries now open

The 2014 Dulux Colour Awards are now open, welcoming architects, designers, specifiers and students to showcase their creative use of colour in both residential and commercial design.
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National Energy Efficient Building project

A joint consultant team of pitt&sherry and Swinburne University has been engaged to help roll out the National Energy Efficient Building project - a response to growing concern that the actual energy efficiency of buildings in Australia may not always match the energy performance requirements in the National Construction Code. If you'd like to get involved, read on. 
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Sponsor news

New Colorbond® Steel proven in Australian conditions

BlueScope has conducted the most rigorous testing program in COLORBOND® steel's history to verify new enhancements in COLORBOND® steel paint colour durability compared with the previous-generation product, and to support the introduction of six new colours into the range.
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Archi:Talk 2 Billie Faircloth And Robert Morris-Nunn

Architects Billie Faircloth, Research Director, KieranTimberlake and Professor Robert Morris-Nunn, circa architecture, discuss the role of materials and timber in their work and more. Presented by WoodSolutions, and filmed at the 2013 National Architecture Conference this 6 minute video will inspire and inform.

Join a timber tour of NZ!

16-21 Mar
Register your interest now in a week-long tour of the best timber architecture in New Zealand, visiting Auckland, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch and touring the latest innovative timber commercial buildings - including World Building of the Year, the Auckland Art Gallery - and ground-breaking massive timber fabrication plants. See firsthand the buildings, products and techniques that have captured global interest in timber design.
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