The Group formally known as Sole Practitioners started as a Self Help Group in 1986. The group meets twice each month at the Build and Design Centre, 66 Merivale Street South Brisbane (next door to the AIA Queensland Chapter Premises), from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm to discuss Architecture and General practice topics with special emphasis and application to issues affecting sole and small architectural practices.

All Architects who are sole practitioners or who are contemplating entering into small practice are welcome to attend. This includes practitioners who are solely responsible for 3 to 4 staff and this has recently been expanded to include small practices with more than one principal and staff (up to 10 people).

SESSION 20, 28 November

12:30 - 12:45 By Russell Thistlewood

Russell will introduce the latest technology innovation at Schneider Electric – Cbus Redefined.

Quite simply, local and remote access and control via the internet on IPad , IPhone or PC for Cbus systems and anything connected to the Cbus system.

12:45 - 13:00 By Gino Schembri

Gino from National Masonry will present the game changer in the Face Brick market with the release of the ULTRA BRICK. The ULTRA BRICK range is the first purpose made pressed masonry brick that truly present a unique and alternative to clay face bricks bringing unrivalled quality and durability compiled with vibrant colours and a range of face textures not available before in a Brick format.

Gino will speak about the innovation in developing this range, and the benefits the ULTRA BRICK has compared to other materials. In addition, Michael with discuss the array of applications, and highlight the broad range colours and finishes available, as well as costs and specification details.