Implementing policies and staff training around harassment are important, but enforcement is crucial. Employers must be prepared to take direct action when required, advises employment law specialist Elizabeth Radley.
The ACA is pleased to announce the launch of version 2 of the ACA Architects’ Time/Cost Calculator.
The ACA Salary Calculator provides architectural practices with a clear methodology for determining the appropriate award-compliant salaries. Now updated to 2017–18 rates.
The conversation about fees is taking off across social media. John Held argues that many of the contemporary problems facing architects derive from unpriced risk, and that nationwide research and smarter business practices are part of the solution.
Jennifer Crawford argues that the question of fees is really a question of business models. Architects need to work out what their ‘super power’ is, and charge accordingly.
Is reintroducing fee scales and further regulation the solution to fee slashing and ‘the race for the bottom’ among architects? Is this really feasible in a world of increasing globalisation and diversification of service providers? Ceilidh Higgins considers other options.
Fiona Young argues that we need to understand briefing as a key part of the architect's role, develop a common understanding with clients to ensure the best outcome, and charge fees accordingly.
The ACA – WA is excited to announce the first event in a new series curated specifically for small business.
Special Counsel Sarah Wood outlines the insurance implications of sexual harassment claims, and suggests risk mitigation strategies for architectural practices.
Broadening the procurement process to consider the value of good design brings economic benefits to the state, argues SA Industry Advocate Ian Nightingale.
ACA – SA is developing advice for all members about the effective use of performance reviews. To get going we want to hear from you.
Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for the Architects Award – effective from 1 July.
ACA – Qld / NT invites members to participate in a lunchtime presentation with a panel addressing contract negotiations.
The ACA continues to advocate for its members as the Architects Award is reviewed by the Fair Work Commission.
ACA – Vic/Tas invites you to come along to learn how the ACA Business Toolbox can help you run your business. Book now for this free event on 1 August!
A client focus and a reverence for place have been fundamental for Denmark firm PTX Architects.