Category Archives: Practice

Projects including some aspect of architectural practice.

Salmond Reed

Since the beginning of 2017 – I’ve been working with Salmond Reed Architects (SRA) in Devonport. Projects much closer to my areas of professional interest – and a very pleasant commute via Auckland’s new electric trains, or a bike ride, down to Britomart – and then a ferry across to Devonport or Stanley Bay. Pleasant walks to and from the rail station and the ferry – even if it is chucking it down…

 

BIM : Archicad

2014 June 9-11: Introduction to BIM course at Graphisoft, Auckland : 18 hours

Structured introduction to using the software, resulting in a modelled house, and documents generated from that model.

Documentation skills.

BIM : Revit

2015 : Training at Bossley Architects : Ongoing from February

Learning the techniques and procedures for this computer modelling and information system. Revit 2015 running on Windows 8.1, linked to the office LAN. Job files and archives in MS cloud services. Combination of tutorials and answers from trained people in the office, Youtube, and the often overlooked format: paperback tome.

Current project is a small apartment building – coordination with structural and services consultants is done within the model – at this point exchanged via Dropbox. Not as smooth as is possible.

Coatings : Akzo Nobel

2015.05.11 Presentation from technical reps at Bossley Architects : 30mins

Concentrating on coatings for steel in a marine environment. Galvanizing, Zinc Spray and primer paint systems. Steel preparation.

www.akzonobel.com/our_key_markets/our_end_user_segments/buildings_and_infrastructure/related_brands_and_products/

Tanking : Nuplex

2015.06.02 Meeting with Nupex techinical rep at Bossley Architects : 30mins

One of those essential elements of a properly designed basement, lift-shaft or retaining wall… waterproofing ground bearing slab to tilt-slab wall, membranes and caulking. Methodology, substrates preparation, materials. Grace systems (USA) imported to NZ.

http://www.nuplexconstruction.co.nz

 

Helsing Kisby Ltd

Helsing Kisby Ltd is the legal entity, based in New Zealand, through which Sean Kisby practices as an Architect. The Company is Registered for Goods and Services Tax (NZ).

Sean is registered with the Architects Registration Board in the UK and a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is also a Licensed Building Practitioner (Design 3); registered with the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment in New Zealand.