Elizabeth Radley

Managing the Risk of Sexual Harassment

16 July 2018

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.

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TimeCostCalculator

Architects' Time/Cost Calculator

16 April 2018

The ACA is pleased to announce the launch of version 2 of the ACA Architects’ Time/Cost Calculator. 

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Salary Calculator

ACA Salary Calculator

16 July 2018

The ACA Salary Calculator provides architectural practices with a clear methodology for determining the appropriate award-compliant salaries. Now updated to 2017–18 rates. 

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Fee redemption

Fee Redemption: A mutually assured future

19 June 2018

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. 

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Jennifer Crawford

New Business Models

24 June 2018

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.

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Fees

Is Regulation the Answer to Fee Madness?

20 June 2018

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.

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Fiona Young

Addressing Architecture’s Wicked Problems through Affordances

20 June 2018

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. 

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KNOW YOUR AWARD
Business of small practice

The Business of Small Practice Forum

16 July 2018

The ACA – WA is excited to announce the first event in a new series curated specifically for small business.

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Insurance Implications of Sexual Harassmen

Insurance and Sexual Harassment Claims

11 June 2018

Special Counsel Sarah Wood outlines the insurance implications of sexual harassment claims, and suggests risk mitigation strategies for architectural practices.

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Can Design Deliver Positive Economic Outcomes?

Can Design Deliver Positive Economic Outcomes?

11 May 2018

Broadening the procurement process to consider the value of good design brings economic benefits to the state, argues SA Industry Advocate Ian Nightingale.

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Performance reviews

How Do You Performance Review?

15 May 2018

ACA – SA is developing advice for all members about the effective use of performance reviews. To get going we want to hear from you.

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ACA Business Toolbox
Where to from here
2018 Award pay rates

2018 Award Rates

4 June 2018

Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for the Architects Award – effective from 1 July. 

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Contract negotiations

Contract Negotiations

16 July 2018

ACA – Qld / NT invites members to participate in a lunchtime presentation with a panel addressing contract negotiations.

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Architects award draft exposure update

ACA Provides Valuable Input to New Architects Award

16 July 2018

The ACA continues to advocate for its members as the Architects Award is reviewed by the Fair Work Commission.

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The Tools you need

The Tools You Need!

16 July 2018

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!  

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Australia's Adoption of BIM - Getting up to Speed

16 July 2018

Are you up to date with international BIM mandates and how they are being addressed around Australia? Do you understand what BIM mandates and policies might mean for you? BOOK NOW for our July webinar to learn more.

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PTX Architects

PTX Architects

17 July 2018

A client focus and a reverence for place have been fundamental for Denmark firm PTX Architects.

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ACA SA update

ACA - SA Update

16 July 2018

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