Almost every industry will have several different organisations and groups that are dedicated to promoting and supporting their trade. The building designers industry is no different. In Australia, there are several of these that have their main focus on building design.
Why Is This Important?
These organisations represent the large number of building designers that work within the industry. They can play an important role in advocating for changes and approaching different government levels. They can help determine problems that may be arising in the industry. They are a means of all these professionals being able to come together collectively to come up with solutions. It is also a way for them to be able to socialise with each other with them all having something in common, which is the building design industry.
What Does the Memberships Include?
Most of the organisations and groups have memberships that can have different categories within the organisation. The associations can include the following:
- Commercial building designers.
- Residential building designers.
- Industrial building designers.
- Landscape architects.
- Design students.
Different Levels of Expertise
Quite often, those who are running the organisation comprised of professionals with different levels of expertise. Some may be award winners within the industry, while others may be on the fringe of the sector such as authors and journalists. Many have earned a highly reputable name within their industry.
These groups and organisation will hold many different types of events. These can range from attending trade shows to organising public events to create awareness. Then there be a variety of activities for the members to enjoy among themselves.
Some may hold different types of training events such as webinars and lectures. These organisations provide a way for its members to keep up with what is happening within the industry.