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ArchiTECH: Partridge Engineers

The structural engineering implications of architectural design


Wednesday 8 August 2018
12.00pm- 1.30pm


Event Details

Partridge is a structural engineering consulting firm specialising in the design, documentation, and construction-supervision of building projects.  Established in 1982, Partridge specialises in the field of high-end, architect-designed residential houses. Partridge works closely and extensively with architects in the delivery of our projects and thus we aim to better foster the engineering and architecture relationship.

The aim of the presentation is to address the architect’s frustration as their designs and visions are compromised by structural limitations, builders’ approaches, inflexible consultants, and site complexities. 

For example, why is it that some engineers insist on putting portal frames in houses?  Why do the basement walls have to be so thick? Why can’t the 150mm thick concrete slab cantilever three metres?  Why can’t the builder achieve a Class 1 finish to the off-form concrete? Why can’t the penetration go through the beam?   

As well as answering the questions above, the presentation covers the following:
•    The collaboration of the engineer and architect earlier in the project, to ensure that the architect’s vision can be showcased as intended. 
•    Clever co-ordination at the start of a project saving your client both time and money during the construction, and 
•    Engineering responses and physical outcomes prompted by architect’s details and decisions.




Peter Standen: Partridge Engineers, Director


As a director of Partridge Peter has delivered a variety of projects including public art, high end bespoke residences, multi-residential buildings, commercial structures, expert witness reports and remedial building solutions. Peter has a particular interest in collaborating with Architects, Designers and Artists to deliver adventurous, elegant and unique solutions.



This seminar provides one formal CPD point per hour on completion of set assessment 


Ticket Costs
Members $25
Non- Members $40


Australian Institute of Architects
Level 2,
41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australian Institute of Architects
Victorian Chapter
Level 1, 41 Exhibition Street 
T: 03 8620 3866 
E: vic@architecture.com.au



1. The Victorian Chapter has the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue of an event. 2. In the event of cancellation, bookings will be transferred to the next available event unless the registrant requests otherwise. 3. No cancellations or refunds two (2) working days prior to the event. 4. People attending in replace of the registered person must pay the ticket fee associated with their membership type. 5. Please note that start and end times are an estimation. Some seminars may finish earlier or later than the proposed time.

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