Following the signing of a collaboration agreement between the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) and the UKs Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), Australia is set to benefit from global advancements in technology and education in architecture.

According to the agreement, the areas of collaboration will include sharing expertise, education, practice, technical and certification activities and performance standards, as well as working together to foster cooperation within other professional bodies and government authorities.

Speaking about the collaboration, Gary Mees, president of CIAT says, “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.”

Says BDAV president, Lindsay Douglas, “BDAV is one of Australia's lead bodies for building design professionals and we are excited to share knowledge, expertise and best practice in our field with a progressive, like-minded organisation such as CIAT.”