SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The South Australia Branch of the ACA is active in many areas affecting the business of architecture and represents members in wide-ranging discussions with industry, government and universities.

ACA – SA runs bi-monthly roundtables covering a wide variety of topics. The Practice Administrators Group help to develop important resources, while the Keith Neighbour graduate study program assists graduates studying for registration.

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LEOS update

Learning Environment Opportunity Studies - an update

14 November 2017

Are you prepared for the Building Better School program? Join ACA – SA at a roundtable discussion on the Learning Environment Opportunity Study (LEOS) to learn from those who have already used the process. 

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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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Fee Proposal Workshops

Fee Proposal Workshops

26 October 2017

Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held in five cities around Australia in November. 

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SA Practice Administrators

Join the SA Practice Admin Group!

18 August 2017

The ACA – SA Practice Administrators Group meets regularly to share knowledge, views and experiences. New members welcome.

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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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ACA SA update

News from South Australia

13 July 2017

John Held with all the news from South Australia.

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Step up!

Step Up, Don’t Step Back

13 July 2017

John Held argues that stepping up to the small stuff is also the path to improving the profession's wider role in society.

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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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ACA SA June 2017

ACA SA June Update

9 June 2017

An update on activity from ACA - SA.

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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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Know your award

Know Your Awards? They have changed!

9 May 2017

Join ACA – SA lunch for a special presentation on the Architects Award and other awards relevant to practice.

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SA April

SA April news

17 April 2017

An update from ACA – SA.

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Research in practice

Research in Practice

14 March 2017

John Held reflects on conjunctions of research and practice in a talk presented at the Australian Institute of Architects Flipped Forum, which asked ‘Can practice lead research?’

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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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ACA Insight

ACA Insight - the National Webinar Program

17 February 2017

ACA Insight – the National Webinar Program gives all members the opportunity to join a national discussion on the business of architecture.

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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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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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ACA Insight 2017 program

Announcing the ACA Insight 2017 Webinar Program

17 February 2017

The ACA is delighted to announce the 2017 ACA Insight National Webinar Program. Put the dates in your diary now!

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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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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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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 AGM

ACA 2016 Annual General Meeting

10 November 2016

2016 ACA Annual General Meeting – Monday 12 December.

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ACA SA November 2016

ACA - SA November 2016

10 November 2016

Advocacy and action continues apace in South Australia.

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Give SA graduates a chance

Give SA graduates a chance!

6 October 2016

South Australia produces some great architecture graduates. ACA – SA argues that they should also have the chance to design buildings for their universities as they proceed with their careers.  

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LOCAL CONTENT

Local Content

22 September 2016

Specifying local content is important to South Australia's economy. A recent ACA – SA Round Table explored the issue with Industry Participation Advocate Ian Nightingale.

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Local Content

ACA SA Roundtable - Local Content

12 September 2016

Join ACA – SA for a roundtable discussion on the benefits of specifying local, featuring industry participation advocate Ian Nightingale.  

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Where to from here

WHERE to FROM HERE

30 August 2016

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SA August update

ACA - SA August Update

19 August 2016

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Roof access checklist

Roof Access Checklist

13 August 2016

ACA – SA has developed a model checklist for roof access on site inspections.

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DPTI Prequalification survey

ACA - SA: DPTI Prequalification and Contract Changes Survey

5 August 2016

South Australian architects, please take our survey about the SA government prequalification system for consultants, builders and trades.

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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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Nightingale

Future Housing: the Nightingale Model

12 July 2016

Come along to a discussion of the Nightingale Model and the future of housing by James Legge of Six Degrees, presented by ACA – SA and the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. 

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Promising outlook

Where to from here: A promising outlook

15 June 2016

A rapidly changing profession brings fresh opportunities for flexibility and specialisation, says emerging architect Emily Chalk.

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Michael Hegarty

Where to From Here: Clients Drive Collaboration and Consolidation

8 June 2016

Michael Hegarty reflects on the rise of the integrated architecture and engineering practice, arguing that we need to reframe design as process that is essential to client needs.  

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Where to Next

Architecture's State of Play: Where to Next

20 May 2016

Michael Pilkington takes a close look at the ACA – SA State of the Profession research, and argues we must take a ‘let's make the cake bigger’ approach to both practice and the way serve the community, “because, simply, we can and we do live fundamentally for some kind of human-betterment”. 

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Where to From Here

Where to From Here: It's Not Even Architecture

19 May 2016

As young practitioners and thinkers deeply invested in our profession's future, Jenna Holder and Athanasios Lazarou consider the issues and make a strong call for collective action. Part of the ACA's Where to From Here series, which invites reflections on the recent ACA SA State of the Profession research. 

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Architects in Australia

Architects in Australia

18 May 2016

Insightful reports by Gill Matthewson chart the professional profile of architects and the industry’s growth and development in recent years through the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses. 

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ACA SA April

ACA Action in SA

19 April 2016

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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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SA State of the Profession survey

ACA - SA State of the Profession Survey Report

7 April 2016

The ACA – SA State of the Architectural Profession survey provides crucial research on the size, shape and characteristics of architectural practice in SA – the first study of its kind in Australia.

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ACA SA Registration Report

Architects in SA - A View from the APBSA data

7 April 2016

A report on data from the APBSA provides and overview of the demographics of registered architects in South Australia. 

 

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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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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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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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SA Roundtable

ACA - SA Roundtable: Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide

5 February 2016

Have you used ACA's Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide? Come to the ACA – SA Round Table, hear all about it and give us your feedback.

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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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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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ACA SA NOvember

ACA - SA November Update

6 November 2015

An update on SA activities for November 2015.

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BIM - Archictects' Trojan Horse

BIM - the Architects' Trojan Horse

17 September 2015

Peter Barda argues that BIM offers a way for architects to regain their role as trusted advisor.

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ACA – SA August 2015 update

ACA - SA August 2015 Update

13 August 2015

News from ACA – SA.

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Challenges Facing the Professions

The Challenges Facing the Professions

12 August 2015

Join Raymond Spencer, chair of the SA Economic Development Board, at the August ACA – SA Roundtable.

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July 2015 update

ACA - SA July 2015

21 July 2015

An overview of activities in South Australia this month.

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June Update

ACA - SA June Update

13 June 2015

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

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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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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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SA April Update

ACA - SA April update

11 April 2015

John Held outlines recent and upcoming events and activities.

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Harper Review

Harper Review

11 April 2015

Mario Dreosti outlines the sections of the Competition Policy Review that are of immediate relevance to the profession.

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Authority and expertise

The Gap Between Authority and Expertise - BIM and Government Procurement

12 April 2015

John Held reflects on the importance of the educated government client and architects who have a sophisticated understanding of the client organisation.

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ACA SA March update

ACA - SA March Update

11 March 2015

An update on all things ACA – SA. 

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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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SA Procurement

Improving Government Procurement in South Australia

10 February 2015

ACA – SA is on the front foot with changes in government procurement – a report on the recent DPTI priorities survey.

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Construction market report

Construction Market Report

9 February 2015

What are the economic forecasts for your state? The ACIF Construction Market Report is out now.

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Professional Services Subcontract

Professional Services Subcontract

10 February 2015

A new Professional Services Subcontract is available for members to use when a back-to-back agreement is required with the Lead Consultant.

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Supporting regsitration

Supporting Registration

10 November 2014

Recent research on registration has identified concerns about the way the process impacts negatively on women – and thereby on practice more broadly. What can the ACA and architectural practices do to help improve things? 

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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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Construction happiness index

Do We Need a Construction Happiness Index?

4 November 2014

John Held on happiness, mental health and the construction industry.

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Architects and Quantity Surveyors

Architects & Quantity Surveyors Event Report

8 October 2014

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September Update

ACA - SA September Update

7 October 2014

This month’s activities in South Australia.

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Architects and Quantity Surveyors

Architects & Quantity Surveyors

2 September 2014

The next ACA – SA Roundtable brings together architects and quantity surveyors. 

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ACA SA August update

ACA - SA August Update

2 September 2014

The August monthly update from ACA – SA. 

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Welcome new members

Welcome new ACA members

4 August 2014

The ACA is delighted to welcome new members across Australia. 

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Architects and Builders

Builder and Architects - Event Report

4 August 2014

Architects and Builders, the July ACA – SA Round Table, canvassed a broad range of matters. Ian Hore outlines the key discussion points.

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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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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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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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Architects and Builders

Architects and Builders Round Table

6 July 2014

The next ACA – SA Roundtable brings together architects and builders to discuss changes and developments in the industry.

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Improving Productivity

Improving Productivity in Construction

7 July 2014

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 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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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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Lawyer, financiers, architects report

Lawyers, Financiers, Architects

13 May 2014

How can financiers, architects and lawyers find better and fairer ways of working together? Ian Hore reports on a recent ACA – SA round table discussion.

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White Card Training

White Card Training

2 March 2017

White Card training for staff of ACA – SA member practices. 

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Lawyers, Financiers & Architects

Lawyers, Financiers & Architects

28 March 2014

Save the date for another ACA – SA Roundtable.

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Tour, lunch & talk

28 March 2014

ACA – SA has a bumper member event planned for May 5. Save the date now. 

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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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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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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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Fee proposal workshop

Fee Proposal Workshops

4 November 2015

Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held around the county in November.

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National Competency Standards in architecture

Event Report: NCSA Review

2 February 2014

A roundtable in South Australia canvassed knowledge of and responses to the National Competency Standards in Architecture in the lead-up to the AACA review.

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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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SA Pres report

SA President's Report

1 December 2013

John Held provides an overview of SA activities in 2013.

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Architectural  Practice Board of SA CODE OF CONDUCT

Architectural Practice Board of SA Code of Conduct

9 September 2013

The new Code of Conduct released by the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia requires extra material to be added to standard architect client agreements.

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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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Practice Administrators Group

Practice Administrators Group

29 August 2016

The ACA – SA Practice Administrators Group meets informally to discuss matters of common interest.

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Safe Design in South Australia

Safe Design in South Australia

26 February 2013

ACA Safe Design documents are being been adapted for South Australia.

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Architects & Engineers: Venus & Mars?

Architects & Engineers: Venus & Mars?

10 December 2013

An ACA – SA Roundtable between architects and engineers canvassed a range of topics – the current marketplace, the working relationship between architects and engineers, and education.

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Keith Neighbour Graduate Study program

Keith Neighbour Graduate Study Program

7 February 2016

The Keith Neighbour Graduate Study Program assists those sitting registration exams in South Australia.  

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SAFE DESIGN PROFORMA

Safe Design Proformas

30 August 2016

The ACA's Safe Design Proformas help architects to meet their obligations under the Model Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and state-specific regulations.

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