Conference  - Site Visit


At the conclusion of the formal conference there will be two site visit options for those who wish to see a little more of  Queensland.  Please sign up at registration for your preferred trip.  Places are limited and will be on a first come basis. 

Trip A  -  University of Queensland - Advanced Engineering Building

The Advanced Engineering Building is the Universities newest addition and one of the most sustainable buildings in Queensland. 

The Advanced Engineering Building is - literally - a living laboratory. The building has been designed and constructed to achieve certified 5 Star Green ratings representing “Australian Excellence” in environmental initiatives.

Every detail down to the building’s materials, exterior fabric, mechanical services, lighting and electrical efficiencies, hydraulics, transport, operations, waste and emissions have been carefully considered to hit key energy targets.

Energy and water consumption, waste and indoor environment quality is constantly monitored to ensure energy targets and benchmarks are continuously met. Visitors to the building can view the data in real time via the interactive displays screens located on each level.

Improvements on standard practice energy efficiency to achieve a 5 Star Green Rating includes such features as:

  • Thermal labyrinth to store cool overnight
  • Phase change material to provide tempered air for the air-conditioning
  • Solar shading
  • High performance double glazing
  • Mixed-mode operation so air-conditioning is only required during extreme conditions
  • Openable louvres and windows with cross-flow via the atrium
  • High efficiency water-cooled chillers
  • VSD fans and pumps

This trip will take longer as we have to travel to Brisbane and subject to trafic conditions may not return to the hotel until after 6pm.

  Trip B  -  Harbour Town

This visit is for those who have learned enough about real estate and would rather spend some time looking at a retail facility.  Harbour Town Gold Coast - Outlet Shopping Harbour Town is an outlet mall situated close to Surfers Paradise.  It has most of the major brands and is an ideal location to do some souvenir shopping.

Our group will have full access to the Tourism Lounge with complimentary services and facilities including:

·         Convenient coach parking located right outside the front door of the Tourism Lounge

·         A warm welcome and orientation with a Centre Guide and map (translated into Simplified Chinese if needed)

·         Free WiFi

·         A comfortable, air-conditioned relaxation area

·         Complimentary tea, coffee and filtered water

·         Secure luggage and parcel minding

·         Complimentary use of toddler strollers and wheelchairs

·         And most excitingly a FREE TOURISM CLUB CARD for further discounts in many of our stores

 Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast is a shopper’s dream boasting more than 220 stores comprising brand direct outlet and clearance stores offering a minimum of 30% off the original retail price on outlet stock, as well as specialty retailers, alfresco dining, entertainment and services.

With international labels such as Coach, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and Nike as well as iconic Australian brands including Oroton, R.M. Williams and UGG, Harbour Town has something to suit everyone’s style.


        Contacts:       A/Prof Clive Warren
Tel:                +61 7 3364 8169
Email:            info@asres.net