WESTERN AUSTRALIA

ACA – WA focuses on addressing issues that affect the business of architecture and helping its members to operate as efficiently and profitably as possible.

ACA – WA is an active member of the Built Environment Design Professions (BEDP) committee, which meets three times every year with representatives of Building Management and Works to discuss issues of common interest in the delivery of public works in WA. 

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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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Procurement in WA

Procurement in WA: Government as ‘model client’

25 July 2017

A joint submission to the WA Commission of Inquiry into Government Programs and Projects.

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WA EOFY lunch

WA EOFY Lunch

6 June 2017

The ACA – WA Committee is delighted to invite you to our next lunch, held in celebration of the end of financial year.

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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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Social media

Social media in practice - a case study

17 April 2017

Emma Brain outlines CODA's approach to social media, which has enabled the Fremantle-based practice to build a national profile and engage with clients and colleagues across the country. 

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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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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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Procuring Architectural Services

Procuring Architectural Services: An Industry Discussion Paper

28 March 2017

Join the ACA – WA for a discussion event to launch our Industry Discussion Paper on Procuring Architectural Services on April 12.

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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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Leadership

Wanted: More women at the top

8 March 2017

Women make great leaders, but a seat at the top table is often elusive. Emma Williamson explores the obstacles women face on the road to the top.

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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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Kieran Wong

The ACA and the Institute - Distinct but Complementary

16 February 2017

An interview with ACA – WA President Kieran Wong about the ACA and potential collaborations with the Institute of Architects. 

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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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Design WA

Design WA Submissions

16 February 2017

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

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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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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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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 President's Cocktail Party

ACA - WA President's Cocktail Party

8 November 2016

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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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DAP DAC survey report

DAP and DACs in WA - survey report

28 September 2016

The ACA – WA member survey on WA Development Assessment Panel and local authority Design Advisory Committees is providing an important evidence base for advocacy with the Minister for Planning. 

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 ACA WA Members Luncheon

ACA - WA Members Lunch

22 September 2016

The next ACA - WA luncheon is on October 21.

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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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Software costs

A Cautionary Note on Software Cost Structures

19 July 2016

Software costs structures are changing; this could have significant impact on your business’s long-term profitability. ACA – WA outlines the issues.

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WA election

ACA - WA Election Outcomes

14 July 2016

Welcoming the 2016 ACA – WA Committee

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WA lunch

WA Lunch

19 June 2016

Join ACA – WA for lunch on Friday June 24 to mix and mingle with fellow members. 

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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 WA Luncheon

ACA - WA Luncheon

10 March 2016

Join ACA – WA for the ACA luncheon.

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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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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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President's Cocktail Party

WA President's Cocktail Party

6 November 2015

Richard Young invites WA members to the President’s Cocktail Party.

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WA President's Cocktail Party

WA President's Cocktail Party - with pics!

3 December 2015

ACA – WA's Cocktail Party farewelled Richard Young and welcomed Greg Howlett as the new President. 

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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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Building Information Modelling, Procurement & Contracts

Building Information Modelling, Procurement & Contracts

22 October 2015

Does BIM require or benefit from new contract provisions and new procurement models? Find out at a breakfast talk by Professor David Mosey in Perth on 13 November.

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Outsourcing?

To Outsource or not to Outsource?

7 August 2015

ACA – WA's August seminar looks at the complexities of outsourcing. Book now!

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Members Luncheon

Members Luncheon

13 June 2015

Join ACA – WA for the June Members Luncheon

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Succession Planning

Succession Planning

11 April 2015

ACA – WA invites members to the Succession Planning seminar conducted by Steve Goddard.

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Information Advocacy & new architects

Information, advocacy and new architects

7 March 2015

ACA – WA welcomed new members at a lunch event that saw Steve Kennedy reflect on the role of the ACA in addressing issues facing the profession through information and advocacy.  

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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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The Changing World of Architecture

The Changing World of Architecture

15 December 2014

Leigh Robinson reports on the ACA – WA discussion event.

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The Changing World of Architecture

The Changing World of Architecture

7 November 2014

The way we deliver projects is changing at an ever-increasing rate. Are we keeping up?

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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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What are we doing to ourselves?

What are We Doing to Ourselves?

31 July 2014

Nic MacCormac reports on a vibrant discussion in Perth on architectural business issues, changes in the industry and how we can adapt to them.

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What are we doing to ourselves?

What are We Doing to Ourselves?

7 July 2014

ACA – WA's next discussion event asks the tough questions!

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Head in the cloud

Head in the Cloud

3 May 2014

Is it reassuring or not to be told there are many definitions for ‘the Cloud’? Dean Wood reports and reflects on a recent ACA – WA event.

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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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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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WA Government Contracts Update

WA Government Contracts

13 June 2013

An update on ACA – WA's ongoing advocacy for better conditions of engagement in government contracts.

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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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Conditions of Engagement in Western Australia

Conditions of Engagement in WA - An Update on Negotiations

11 September 2013

Richard Young reports on progress in addressing concerns about the Architectural Services Panel Conditions of Engagement.

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PI Insurance & AS 4122 - 2010

PI Insurance & AS 4122 - 2010

29 December 2013

Does signing the AS 4122 – 2010 General Conditions of Contract put your PI insurance at risk? The ACA – WA is working to rectify this. Richard Young, ACA – WA President, outlines the issues and progress thus far.

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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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