President’s Comment – November 2021

10 November 2021

The effects of low fees and long hours on mental wellbeing in the architecture profession is becoming increasingly clear, but if fees went up, would the time or the profit trickle down? John Held explores the issues.

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Vaccination Data & Privacy Considerations

26 November 2021

Practices need to take care when collecting and storing employee vaccination data. Tom Earls answers some timely questions for ACA members about vaccination certificates, privacy and risk.

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Members Hitting Milestones in NSW/ACT

6 November 2021

Our NSW/ACT branch is celebrating 24 member practices who have been with the ACA for 25 years or more! This special group have been with us almost since the beginning and have witnessed dramatic change in both the profession and in our Association.

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Securing Talent in 2021

11 November 2021

This year has been one of the toughest periods for sourcing talent in the Australian construction industry. Recruitment specialist Anna Roussos offers some timely tips for attracting and securing candidates.

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Xmas Drinks in Canberra

11 November 2021

Save the date for the Canberra end-of-year Christmas drinks at the Howling Moon Rooftop Bar on Tuesday 14 December.

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National Registration Framework Joint Statement

30 October 2021

The ACA has made a joint statement with the Institute and the AASA in response to the National Registration Framework.

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Professional Services Subcontract

29 October 2021

The new Professional Services Subcontract (updated October 2021) is available for members to use when a back-to-back agreement is required with the Lead Consultant.

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Architects Casual Employment Agreement Template

29 October 2021

The ACA has produced an Architects Casual Employment Agreement Template to support members. Available for download now.

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Understanding Standards

11 November 2021

The ABCB is offering a 20% discount as an introductory offer for its newly released one-hour NCC CPD course on understanding Australian Standards and other NCC referenced documents.

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Confidentiality in Practice

9 November 2021

Confidentiality agreements are common in practice, but how do you manage them? Cordilia Thomas, Risk Manager from Planned Cover, takes us through the basics and offers tips on managing your confidentiality obligations.

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ACIF Forecasts – November 2021

6 November 2021

AICF has released its Construction Industry Forecast for November 2021. We have published a summary here. ACA members have free access to the full forecasts, available on the ACIF Customised Forecasts Dashboard.

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Client Choice Awards 2022

29 September 2021

The ACA is delighted to partner with the Client Choice Awards 2022, which has an exclusive discount offer for ACA members. Entrants gain valuable insights and client feedback. The deadline for entries is 30 November.

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QLD/NT 2021 – Events, Advocacy & Regional Focus

4 December 2021

It’s been a busy year for the QLD/NT branch with a full event calendar, a continuation of ongoing advocacy discussions with local governments, and a focus on engagement with the regions.

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