2017-11-14

ACA SA November update

ACA - SA November Update

14 November 2017

There is a real opportunity to work on the new 'design-led' schools program in South Australia. John Held explains – and how ACA can help. 

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2017-10-27

Update on Building Products

Update on Building Products

29 October 2017

Risk Manager Wendy Poulton offers a comprehensive update on the latest research and investigations on building product compliance in Australia.

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2017-10-16

Greg Howlett and Peter Hodge

Farewell and Thanks

16 October 2017

Peter Hodge and Greg Howlett are retiring from the ACA – WA Committee. Thanks for all the work and wisdom!

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2017-09-19

QLD?NT update

What's New from ACA - Qld/NT

19 September 2017

ACA – Qld/NT has had a busy month, with new members, a successful site tour and plans for the annual members’ dinner and trivia night.

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2017-09-19

ACA NSW/ACT September update

NSW/ACT Update

19 September 2017

ACA – NSW/ACT is moving ahead on a new program of events and initiatives.

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2017-09-19

Congratulations Michael Gay

Congratulations Michael Gay

20 September 2017

Congratulations to Michael Gay, ACA – WA’s newest committee member, on being awarded the WA Emerging Architect Prize from the Australian Institute of Architects.

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2017-08-20

NSW ACT update

Building Community with ACA - NSW/ACT

20 August 2017

An update from Agi Sterling, the new ACA – NSW/ACT President.

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2017-08-20

ACA Member Forum

Help Test the New ACA Member Forum

20 August 2017

The ACA is developing a new online forum for members – help test the beta version.

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2017-08-20

ACA SA August

News from SA - August

21 August 2017

30 years of ACA – SA. John Held outlines current work, and reviews the last year of advocacy and action. 

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2017-08-20

ACA NEC

ACA NEC meeting, Adelaide 2017

21 August 2017

The National Executive Committee met recently in Adelaide. It was an opportunity to reflect on the activity of the past five years, and to chart a path for the next five. ACA National President Kieran Wong reports.

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2017-07-14

Welcome Kieran Wong

A Message from Kieran Wong, ACA National President Elect

14 July 2017

Kieran Wong, ACA National President Elect, introduces himself and plans for the future of the ACA.

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2017-07-13

Thanks Steve Kennedy

Thank you Steve Kennedy!

13 July 2017

Steve Kennedy led the ACA for five years as National President. We pay tribute to Steve’s work, energy, enthusiasm and commitment, while he considers all that has been achieved and work still to be done. 

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2017-07-12

ACA SA update

News from South Australia

13 July 2017

John Held with all the news from South Australia.

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2017-07-11

ACA VIC/TAS UPDATE

ACA - Vic/Tas update

11 July 2017

ACA – Vic/Tas continues to work hard behind the scenes, and announces a new quarterly event program. 

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2017-07-11

Informed webinars

ACA Member Offer - 25% Discount on Upcoming informed Webinars

11 July 2017

ACA members can save 25% on two great webinars from informed, as part of the ACA partnership with Planned Cover. 

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2017-07-10

Agi Sterling

Welcome Agi Sterling

10 July 2017

Introducing Agi Sterling, the new ACA – NSW / ACT President, and her plans for the year ahead.

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2017-06-21

Congrats John Held

Congratulations John Held!

21 June 2017

The ACA is thrilled to congratulate John Held, ACA – SA President, whose tireless work for the profession has been recognised with the 2017 Sir James Irwin President's Medal. 

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2017-06-20

New NSW Planning Code

NSW releases new simplified Housing Code

21 June 2017

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2017-06-08

ACA SA June 2017

ACA SA June Update

9 June 2017

An update on activity from ACA - SA.

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2017-06-08

Qld June

ACA - QLD /NT June Update

9 June 2017

Recent activity from ACA – Qld/NT.

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2017-05-10

ACA SA May 2017

May News from SA

11 May 2017

ACA – SA is forging ahead with advocacy around the procrement of STEM works and proposed changes to government contracts. 

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2017-04-17

Farewell Theo Gaunt Welcome Emma Brain

Farewell Theo Gaunt, Welcome Emma Brain

17 April 2017

ACA – WA farewells Theo Gaunt and welcomes Emma Brain as the new branch executive officer. 

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2017-04-17

SA April

SA April news

17 April 2017

An update from ACA – SA.

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2017-04-17

Architectural Services Panel

Have Your Say on the Future of the WA Architectural Services Panel

17 April 2017

The WA government is seeking input regarding the future of the Architectural Services Panel and new arrangements for commissioning architects for government projects.

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2017-04-11

Procuring architectural services

Procuring Architectural Services - an Industry Discussion Paper

13 April 2017

The ACA Industry Discussion Paper on Procuring Architectural Services aims to provoke conversation and thought about the role procurement plays in the development of our cities and communities.

 

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2017-03-19

ACA Qld NT

ACA - Qld/NT Update

20 March 2017

The ACA – Qld/NT has already hosted two of its monthly events for the year, with a series of site visits, roundtables and lunch forums still to come.

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2017-03-18

Time off in lieu changes

Time off in Lieu - New Rules

19 March 2017

A surprise decision by the Fair Work Commission now requires employers to calculate time off in lieu (TOIL) at a rate of 1.5 hours for each hour of overtime worked for employees being paid at the Award rates.

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2017-03-18

Catherine Baudet

Congratulations Catherine Baudet

19 March 2017

Catherine Baudet's decades of advocacy for women in architecture has been recognised with the Paula Whitman Prize for Leadership Gender Equity. 

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2017-03-14

ACA WA 2017

ACA - WA Update

18 March 2017

Best practice in procurement is top of the agenda for the ACA – WA this year, with several initiatives planned.

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2017-03-14

ACA NSW ACT 2017 update

ACA - NSW/ACT Update

18 March 2017

A series of roundtable discussions and the launch of two important business tools will be the focus of the ACA – NSW/ACT in coming months.

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2017-03-14

ACA – SA

News from ACA - SA

19 March 2017

The ACA – SA's latest update features a strong program of events and advocacy for 2017. 


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2017-02-16

LEOS

Learning Environment Opportunity Study

17 February 2017

ACA – SA has been working closely with the SA Department of Education and Child Development to introduce a new type of planning study for schools.

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2017-02-16

News from SA

News from SA

17 February 2017

There is a lot planned in SA for 2017. John Held provides an update. 

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2017-02-16

NEC Update

An update from the ACA National Executive Committee

17 February 2017

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2017-02-15

Design WA

Design WA Submissions

16 February 2017

ACA – WA has submitted responses to four Design WA documents and policies.

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2016-12-15

Managing mental health

Managing Mental Health

15 December 2016

David Springett reports on the recent NSW ARB workshop looking at mental health in architecture. 

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2016-12-15

ACA QLD NT UPDATE

ACA - Qld/NT Roundup

15 December 2016

It's been busy at ACA – Qld / NT lately! We present a roundup of activity and introduce two committee members.

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2016-12-15

Qld/NT Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings from Qld/NT

15 December 2016

President Mark Williams reflects on a successful and busy year for ACA – QLd/NT.

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2016-12-15

Do unto others

Do Unto Others

15 December 2016

ACA National President Steve Kennedy wishes all well, and urges architectural practices to look forward to 2017 with 'optimism for ourselves but also with optimism and generosity towards our staff'. 

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2016-12-15

NSW ACT 2016 update

NSW/ACT 2016 Update

15 December 2016

Agi Sterling, ACA – NSW / ACT Vice President, reflects on a successful year.

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2016-12-14

SA Seasons Greetings

SA 2016: A year in review

15 December 2016

President John Held reports on a busy year for ACA in South Australia. Membership has risen, there’s generally a better vibe about the amount of work around.

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2016-12-14

WA 2016 Seasons Greetings

WA 2016 Update

15 December 2016

It has been another busy year for the ACA in WA. President Kieran Wong gives an overview in his speech from the 2016 President's Cocktail Party.

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2016-12-14

Vic Tas 2016 Update

Vic/Tas 2016 Update

15 December 2016

President Paul Viney outlines the achievements of ACA – Vic/Tas for 2016.

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2016-12-14

ACA Financial Training

ACA Financial Training

15 December 2016

Greg Isaac provides an overview of the recent financial training program undertaken by all ACA elected members.

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2016-11-10

ACIF Nov 2016 forecasts

ACIF Forecasts - November 2016

10 November 2016

ACIF has released is Construction Industry Forecast for November 2016.

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2016-11-09

ACA SA November 2016

ACA - SA November 2016

10 November 2016

Advocacy and action continues apace in South Australia.

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2016-11-09

2016 AGM

ACA 2016 Annual General Meeting

10 November 2016

2016 ACA Annual General Meeting – Monday 12 December.

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2016-11-09

M4D

Business Conditions Survey Findings

10 November 2016

Management by Design records a positive outlook in the recent survey.

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2016-11-09

Katherine Ygosse

Introducing Katherine Ygosse

10 November 2016

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2016-10-25

Complaints and conduct forum

Complaints and Conduct Forum

26 October 2016

Join the NSW ARB at a forum exploring how complaints against architects work, what can be done to avoid them, and what to do it if happens to you. 

 

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2016-10-23

SuperStream

SuperStream

23 October 2016

Are you using SuperStream yet? The extended deadline for businesses with less than 20 employees to start using this ATO system is 28 October. Cbus provides a guide to help you get started.

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2016-10-23

Catherine Townsend

Welcome Catherine Townsend, new president of the AACA

24 October 2016

The ACA welcomes the appointment of Catherine Townsend as President of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. 

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2016-10-17

Vic Tas Election outcomes

ACA - VIC/TAS Election Results

17 October 2016

Welcoming the 2016 ACA – VIC/TAS Treasurer.

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2016-10-17

NSW ACT election outcomes

ACA - NSW/ACT Election Outcomes

18 October 2016

Welcoming the 2016 ACA – NSW/ACT Committee

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2016-10-17

2016 ACA Qld NT election results

ACA - QLD/NT Election Outcome

17 October 2016

Welcoming the 2016 ACA – Qld/NT Committee.

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2016-10-14

DAP changes

ACA - WA Welcomes Changes to the DAP System

14 October 2016

ACA – WA welcomes the announcement of amendments and improvements to the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) process in Western Australia by the Hon Donna Faragher MLC, Minister for Planning; Disability Services.

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2016-08-28

ACA Vic Tas Election

ACA - Vic/Tas Election Notice

29 August 2016

Nominations are now open for the ACA – VIC/TAS election for Branch Treasurer.

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2016-08-19

SA August update

ACA - SA August Update

19 August 2016

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2016-08-12

ACA NSW ACT Election Notice

ACA - NSW/ACT Election Notice

13 August 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 ACA – NSW/ACT elections.

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2016-08-03

WA DAP + DAC

ACA - WA Survey - How effective are DAP and DAC processes?

4 August 2016

What are your experiences of the WA Development Assessment Panel (DAP) and local authority Design Advisory Committees? Please tell us at a panel discussion on 29 August.

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2016-07-26

Vale Stephen Ashton

Vale Steve Ashton, 1954 - 2016.

27 July 2016

The Association of Consulting Architects pays tribute to Stephen Ashton, who passed away on Monday 25 July, 2016.

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2016-07-19

ACA Qld/NT election

ACA - Qld/NT Election

19 July 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 ACA – Qld/NT elections.

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2016-07-19

ACA - Qld/NT July Update

19 July 2016

Two events coming up this month from ACA – Qld/NT.

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2016-07-14

WA election

ACA - WA Election Outcomes

14 July 2016

Welcoming the 2016 ACA – WA Committee

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2016-07-14

SA stimulus

SA State Budget Stimulus Package

15 July 2016

The SA 2016–17 Budget features a major stimulus package for the construction industry, with $500 million allocated to upgrade school facilities. This is an opportunity for architects to show leadership and work collaboratively to deliver outstanding educational facilities. 

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2016-06-28

ACIF 2016 Policy Priorities

ACIF Policy Priorities 2016

29 June 2016

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has released its 2016 Policy Priorities, calling for the establishment of an Australian Centre for Procurement Excellence, with the primary objective of building stronger relationships between government and business. 

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2016-06-18

SA Pres report

ACA - SA 2016 President's Report

19 June 2016

It’s been another busy year for the SA branch of the ACA. Membership has increased and feedback is positive.

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2016-06-01

Fastrack pathways to registration

Fast Track Pathways to Registration

2 June 2016

The AACA has introduced two fast track pathways to registration for experienced practitioners.

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2016-05-18

Federal Budget Internship program

Federal Budget New Internship Program

19 May 2016

The 2016 Federal Budget includes an internship program. Details are scant, but the ACA is keeping a watching brief on the initiative and what it means in relation to the Architects Award.

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2016-05-18

ACIF Forecasts

ACIF Forecasts - May 2016

18 May 2016

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has released its building and construction industry forecasts for May 2016.

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2016-05-18

Award review

Award Review

19 May 2016

The ACA is seeking members’ input into the upcoming review of the Architects Award.

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2016-05-10

Budget Impact Survey findings

2016 Budget Impact Survey - Findings

16 May 2016

The results of this year's ACA Federal Budget Impact Survey.

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2016-05-02

NCC 2016

National Construction Code 2016

2 May 2016

The 2016 National Construction Code is in effect from Monday 2 May, 2016.

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2016-04-18

SA research findings

SA State of the Profession - the research is in

19 April 2016

We now know a great deal more about architectural practice in South Australia – three reports provide a comprehensive account of the state of the profession and the opportunities and challenges for the futur

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2016-04-17

Announcing the ACA Toolbox

Announcing the ACA Business Toolbox and ACA Salary Calculator

18 April 2016

The ACA BUSINESS TOOLBOX provides members with the essential resources to effectively and easily operate their businesses.

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2016-03-10

SA March 2016

ACA - SA March 2016

10 March 2016

Procurement, research, registration and roundtables – a brief update on a very active month at ACA – SA.

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2016-02-07

New plans and ongoing projects

2016 - New Plans and Ongoing Projects in SA

7 February 2016

Welcome to 2016! We hope this year brings good news for architects and for South Australia!

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2016-02-07

Architects in SA

Architects in SA - A view from the census

7 February 2016

Architects in SA – A View from the Census is the first report on the Australian architectural profession to look at census data over time. 

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2016-02-06

ACA Qld Pres Report

2013-14, a Year of Achievement for ACA - Queensland

6 July 2014

ACA – Qld President Geoff Street reports on activities, events and initiatives of 2013 – 14. 

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2016-02-06

ACA – WA Pres Report

ACA - WA President's Overview, 2014

7 July 2014

Richard Young, President of ACA – WA, summarises activities of the past year.

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2016-02-06

ACA Vic Tas Presidents Report

ACA - Vic/Tas President's Report, 2014

8 July 2014

Simon Hanger, ACA – Vic/Tas President, outlines the branches achievements and activities over the past year, along with initiatives for the coming year.

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2016-02-06

Get involved

2016 with ACA - Queensland / NT

7 February 2016

Warmest wishes for 2016 from ACA QLD/NT!

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2016-02-06

Continuity and Change in WA

2016 - Continuity and Change at ACA - WA

7 February 2016

New ACA – WA President Greg Howlett introduces himself and ACA plans for 2016.

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2016-02-05

2016 – Optimism and Promise

2016 - A Year of Optimism & Promise

5 February 2016

ACA National President, Steve Kennedy, welcomes members to an optimistic 2016.

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2016-02-02

Paul Pholeros_Taylor and Hinds Architects

Vale Paul Pholeros, 1953-2016

2 February 2016

The ACA notes with great sadness the loss of Paul Pholeros.  

 

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2015-12-03

December 2015 Update

ACA - SA December Update

4 December 2015

The last SA update for 2015. (Have you done the State of the Profession Survey yet?)

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2015-12-03

Welcome New Qld Architects

Christmas Drinks

3 December 2015

ACA – Qld/NT's Christmas drinks celebrated the states' new architects, as well as kicking off the festive season.

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2015-12-02

Harper review – response

Australian Government Response to the Competition Policy Review

2 December 2015

An update on the Australian Government’s response to the “Harper Review” into competition policy.

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2015-12-02

Simon Hanger

Thank you Simon Hanger!

2 December 2015

Enthusiastic, committed and generous, Simon Hanger is retiring from the ACA after sixteen years of service.

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2015-11-05

ACA SA NOvember

ACA - SA November Update

6 November 2015

An update on SA activities for November 2015.

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2015-11-05

Jill Garner

Congratulations Jill Garner

6 November 2015

The ACA congratulates Jill Garner on her appointment as Victorian Government Architect.

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2015-11-04

AusSearch ACA

ACA + AusSearch

5 November 2015

‘AusSearch for ACA Members’ is an online service that enables fast and efficient searching for the documents you need for site analysis and property services.

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2015-11-04

Farewell Peter Barda

Farewell Peter Barda

4 November 2015

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2015-11-04

Thanks Richard Young

Farewell Richard Young

5 November 2015

The ACA wishes Richard Young, the current ACA – WA President, well in his retirement, and welcomes Greg Howlett as the new WA President.

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2015-09-16

ACA Malaysia

ACA Malaysia

17 September 2015

Our colleagues in Malaysia have established the Association of Consulting Architects Malaysia!

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2015-08-13

NSW Government Advocacy

NSW Government Advocacy

13 August 2015

An update on ACA – NSW / ACT advocacy with the NSW state government.

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2015-08-12

ACA – SA August 2015 update

ACA - SA August 2015 Update

13 August 2015

News from ACA – SA.

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2015-07-21

July 2015 update

ACA - SA July 2015

21 July 2015

An overview of activities in South Australia this month.

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2015-06-13

VBA

Non-compliant materials

6 June 2015

The Victorian Building Authority is contacting building practitioners – including architects – to identify the possible use of non-compliant building material in the construction of buildings in Victoria. 

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2015-06-12

June Update

ACA - SA June Update

13 June 2015

John Held updates members on ACA – SA activities and discussions. 

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2015-06-12

Free Trade seminars

Free Trade

13 June 2015

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2015-05-23

2015 budget survey findings

Findings - 2015 Federal Budget Impact Survey

23 May 2015

The ACA’s 2015 Federal Budget Impact Survey sought to better understand what the budget means for architectural practices and the profession. 

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2015-05-23

2015 Budget Survey Analysis

What does the 2015 Federal Budget mean for architecture?

23 May 2015

The message from the 2015 Federal Budget Impact Survey is clear – some short-term gains for some, but few long terms benefits.

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2015-05-14

SEPP 65

SEPP 65 update

15 May 2015

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2015-05-12

Unfair contracts

Unfair Contract Terms

10 May 2015

The Federal Treasury has committed to extending unfair contract protections to small businesses. Mario Dreosti provides an overview. 

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2015-05-12

ACA SA MAY UPDATE

May News from ACA - SA

12 May 2015

ACA – SA President John Held provides an update for May 2015.

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2015-05-12

New Architects Regulations

Architects Regulations 2015

12 May 2015

New Architects Regulations in Victoria come into effect 19 May.

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2015-04-11

SA April Update

ACA - SA April update

11 April 2015

John Held outlines recent and upcoming events and activities.

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2015-03-10

ACA SA March update

ACA - SA March Update

11 March 2015

An update on all things ACA – SA. 

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2015-03-06

Strategic Plan Update

ACA Strategic Plan - An Update

7 March 2015

The ACA has achieved an enormous amount since it released a new Strategic Plan, in 2012. National President, Steve Kennedy, outlines the achievements to date. 

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2015-02-19

State of the Profession

The State of the Profession

19 February 2015

ACA wins Architectural Practice Board of SA Research Fellowship to research the state of the profession

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2015-02-09

QLD/NT Update

News and events from ACA - Qld / NT

10 February 2015

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2015-02-02

Vic Tas 2015

Welcome to 2015

3 February 2015

Simon Hanger welcomes ACA – Vic/Tas members to the year ahead. 

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2015-02-02

The Year of Procurement

2015 - The Year of Procurement

3 February 2015

Steve Kennedy announces the ACA Year of Procurement, and argues for the value of enjoying what we do. 

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2014-11-12

The Anganwadi Project

The Anganwadi Project

13 November 2014

The ACA is pleased to announce its support of The Anganwadi Project.

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2014-11-10

2014 AGM

2014 Annual General Meeting

10 November 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Consulting Architects will be held on Monday 24 November 2014 in Launceston.

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2014-11-04

ACA SA October Update

News from South Australia

5 November 2014

ACA – SA President, John Held, with an update on recent on recent discussions around procurement, limits of liability and other issues. 

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2014-11-02

Welcome David Bridgman

Welcome David Bridgman

3 November 2014

ACA – Qld/NT welcomes David Bridgman. 

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2014-11-02

Message from Mark Williams

Message from Mark Williams

3 November 2014

Mark Williams, the new ACA – Qld/NT President, provides an update in activities and plans. 

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2014-10-06

September Update

ACA - SA September Update

7 October 2014

This month’s activities in South Australia.

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2014-10-04

Vale James Earle

Vale Jim Earle

5 October 2014

Farewell to Jim Earle from ACA – Vic/Tas. 

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2014-09-15

No more best and final offer

No More 'Best and Final Offer' in Qld!

14 September 2014

The Queensland Government has removed ‘Best and Final Offer’ processes from all tendering procedures. 

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2014-09-04

Mark Trotter

Thank you Mark Trotter

3 September 2014

Mark Trotter has made a remarkable contribution to the ACA and the wider profession.

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2014-09-04

ACA Qld NT election

ACA - Qld/NT Election Notice

4 September 2014

Welcome to the new committee for ACA – Qld/NT.

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2014-09-04

ACA Website

Strengthening our voice

4 September 2014

The ACA website six months on.

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2014-09-03

Fixed fee scale

New Fixed Fee Scale from Victoria's Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

2 September 2014

Good news on architects fees from Victoria.

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2014-09-01

ACA SA August update

ACA - SA August Update

2 September 2014

The August monthly update from ACA – SA. 

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2014-08-04

Welcome new members

Welcome new ACA members

4 August 2014

The ACA is delighted to welcome new members across Australia. 

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2014-08-04

ACA SA July Update

July Update

4 August 2014

It is always busy at ACA – SA. John Held outlines recent events and activities.

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2014-08-03

Farewell

Farewell from the ACA - Vic / Tas

4 August 2014

Thanks to John Castles, Jim Earle and Struan Gilfillan for their long commitment to the ACA and the profession.

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2014-07-27

Unfair contract terms

Unfair Contracts Consultation Submission

28 July 2014

The ACA’s submission to the Treasury consultation on Extending Unfair Contract Term Protections To Small Businesses. 

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2014-07-21

Thanks Cbus

2014-07-17

Public infrastructure

Public Infrastructure Report

17 July 2014

The ACA welcomes the release of the final inquiry report of the Productivity Commission into Public Infrastructure.

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2014-07-16

ACIF UPDATE

ACIF Update

17 July 2014

John Held reports on the recent Australian Construction Industry Forum meeting. 

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2014-07-08

ACA SA Pres Report

SA President’s Report, 2013 - 2014

17 June 2014

John Held, ACA – SA President, reports on the previous year and on plans for the future.

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2014-07-08

ACA Qld and NT unite

ACA Qld and NT unite

8 July 2014

Welcoming ACA – Qld / NT!

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2014-07-06

Have a voice. Join the ACA

2014-07-06

NSW Presidents Report

The ACA in 2014

6 July 2014

Steve Kennedy, ACA National President and ACA – NSW/ACT President, gives an overview of the year.

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2014-07-06

 Construction Professionals Forum

SA Construction Professionals Forum

6 July 2014

Advocacy in South Australia continues apace through the Construction Professionals Forum.

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2014-06-25

Congratulations Steve Kennedy

Congratulations Steve Kennedy!

26 June 2014

Steve Kennedy, ACA National President, has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects for his sustained, long-term work for the good of the profession.

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2014-05-30

UNfair contracts

Unfair Contract Terms

30 May 2014

The Australian Government is investigating the use of unfair terms in contracts, with the intent of providing better proteaction for small business. Have your say in the consultation phase. 

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2014-05-23

Budget survey analysis

The Canary Sings - Architectural Practices Concerned About the 2014 Federal Budget

23 May 2014

What does the federal budget mean for practices, the profession and society? 

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2014-05-14

Federal budget

2014 Federal Budget

14 May 2014

What does the 2014 Federal Budget mean for the business of architecture? We provide initial key points and a roundup of coverage so far.

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2014-05-13

ACA update

Report from ACA National Executive

13 May 2014

The National Executive met in Adelaide at the beginning of May to review the past year and plan for the future.

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2014-05-13

Design and Construction for a Sustainable Industry

Design and Construction for a Sustainable Industry

13 May 2014

The new ACIF policy on Design and Construction for a Sustainable Industry was led by ACA – SA President John Held.

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2014-05-13

ACIF Forecasts

New ACIF Forecasts - ACA Member Discounts

13 May 2014

ACA members are offered a 25% discount on subscriptions to the new ACIF Customised Forecasts Dashboard. 

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2014-04-22

A Reminder About Unpaid 'Interns'

A Reminder About Unpaid 'Interns'

22 April 2014

The ACA is concerned to note that some architectural practices are advertising unpaid ‘internship’ positions that appear to be unlawful.

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2014-03-29

Procurement, PTI, BIM

ACIF & APCC collaborations

30 March 2014

ACIF and the APCC have a number of projects underway relating to procurement, project team integration and BIM.

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2014-03-26

New ACA Partner - Building on Air

New ACA Partner - Building on Air

27 March 2014

The ACA's new partnership with Building on Air provides further opportunity to develop the discussion about business and architecture.

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2014-03-25

PI Insurance

New Insurance Agreement re AS 4122

13 March 2014

A new agreement with Planned Cover means that architects insured with it after 17 March are automatically covered for the current version of AS 4122 – 2010.

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2014-02-25

National Competency Standards in Architecture

National Competency Standards in Architecture Forum - a precis

25 February 2014

David Wagner reports on the National Competency Standards in Architecture Review Forum.

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2014-02-25

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Celebrating 50 years of ACA - SA

26 February 2014

ACA – SA celebrates 50 years with an event at the SA Architecture Museum.

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2014-02-25

ACA - SA Advocacy - February update

ACA - SA Advocacy - February update

26 February 2014

ACA – SA has kicked off 2014 with energy and enthusiasm. John Held provides an update on recent advocacy and initiatives.

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2014-02-18

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Design Island

19 February 2014

Jack Birrell reports on the TADA Awards, a new program firmly establishing Tasmania's creative presence.

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2014-02-12

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50 Years of the Association of Consulting Architects - SA

12 February 2014

The year 2013 marked 50 years since the inauguration of the organisation that became ACA – SA. David Hassell outlines the aims and major activities of the organisation over its first half-century.  

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2014-02-06

WA Architectural Panel - update

WA Architectural Panel - update

3 December 2013

Negotiations continue in WA over the government’s Building Management and Works contracts. Richard Young provides a further update.

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2014-02-06

Health & Safety in the Workplace - Get Involved!

Health & Safety in the Workplace - Get Involved!

30 March 2014

Anna Piatkowska invites members to help develop a set of guidelines on architects’ duties as employers under health and safety legislation.

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2014-02-05

Australia's Second Most Overrated Degree?

Australia's Second Most Overrated Degree?

6 February 2014

A response to recent mainstream media reportage claiming that architecture as Australia's second most overrated degree. 

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2014-02-04

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SA Workplace Health & Safety Working Group

12 December 2013

A new working group in South Australia aims to rationalise the work health and safety material presented to architects.

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2014-02-04

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New Queensland Committee Members

14 October 2013

Welcome to Bruce Forrester and Robert Wesener.

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2014-02-03

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SA President's Report

1 December 2013

John Held provides an overview of SA activities in 2013.

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2014-02-02

Government as smart client

Government as Smart Client & Procurement Case Studies

13 November 2013

An excellent guide to procurement from the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.

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2014-02-02

ARBV Update

ARBV Update

2 February 2014

An update from Simon Hanger on the integration of the ARBV into the new Victorian Building Authority.

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2014-02-02

The Year in Review: ACA Finance

ACA Finance

2 February 2014

Jack Birrell provides an update on ACA’s financial activities over 2013.

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2013-12-12

Graduate Gender Pay Gap

Graduate Gender Pay Gap

12 December 2013

The graduate gender pay gap in architecture is a complicated matter. John Held and ACA – SA aimed to clarify recent poor reporting.

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2013-12-09

Thank You Graham Hobbs

Thank You Graham Hobbs

9 December 2013

Mark Trotter recalls the longstanding contribution that Graham Hobbs has made to the ACA and the profession.

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2013-12-09

The State of Play in Tasmania

The State of Play in Tasmania

8 January 2014

Jack Birrell provides an update on things Tasmanian.

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2013-12-09

ACIF Update

Australian Construction Industry Forum Update

9 October 2013

John Held provides an update on recent ACIF activities.

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2013-12-06

Vale Ross Langdon

Vale Ross Langdon

6 December 2013

Jack Birrell pays tribute to Ross Langdon on behalf of the ACA. 

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