Global Climate Strike

Global Climate Strike

13 September 2019

The Global Climate Strike has been called for 20 September. What does this mean for architectural employers? The ACA provides advice about how to best manage this under the Fair Work Act. 

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Building Quality
Australian Standards

A Question of Standards

12 September 2019

With the high cost of accessing Australian Standards, how can we expect high levels of compliance in the building industry? Easy access to clear, understandable Standards must be a priority, argues John Held.

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President's Comment

How Can Architects Take Action?

3 September 2019

As governments tackle systemic issues in the building industry, John Held outlines some of the ways that architects can make an impact.

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Andrew Cialini

Building Industry Needs Significant Cultural Change

30 August 2019

Newly appointed Victorian State Building Surveyor Andrew Cialini says it’s time for the building industry to preference public safety and quality over cost, and to implement change for the good of overall outcomes rather than self-interest. 

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NCC 2019 Webinar

September Webinar - NCC 2019

5 September 2019

Are you across the detail of the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC)? Join the ACA and the ABCB on 25 September for an informative webinar on the latest changes. 

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Financial Management

Financial Management for your Practice

3 September 2019

What does best practice financial management look like in architecture and how can you apply it to strengthen your own practice? Join the ACA – Vic/Tas committee and three expert speakers on 23 September for an event not to be missed. 

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Salary Survey

Salary Survey Open Now!

5 September 2019

Join us in developing knowledge about Australian architectural businesses by completing the 2019 ACA National Salary Survey!

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Save the Date

Save the Date - 2019 Trivia Night

8 September 2019

Due to popular demand, the ACA – QLD/NT is currently organising the 2019 Trivia Night for Friday 25 October 2019. 

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QLD/NT Update

Events, Advocacy and Education in QLD/NT

8 September 2019

Our Qld/NT branch update includes recent events, advocacy initiatives, education research and a couple of Save the Dates.

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Time Management

Tips for Time Management

26 August 2019

Running a practice can be unrelenting, changeable and extremely demanding. How do you manage your time in such an unpredictable environment? Rena M. Klein offers some tips.

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BEC Update

The Built Environment Channel

8 September 2019

Do you have the BEC in your practice yet? Michael Smith discusses the benefits of the free streaming service and gives us an update on its recent news and initiatives.

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Vic/Tas update

Business Toolbox Update & Events in Vic/Tas

2 September 2019

The Vic/Tas committee talks events, ARBV nominations and the business toolbox.

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State of the Insurance Market

State of the Insurance Market

3 September 2019

The world of insurance has changed rapidly over the last 12 to 18 months. Planned Cover Victorian State Manager Laurence Gottlieb gives us an overview of a toughening market.

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Robert Goodliffe

The Social Conscience of Architecture

30 August 2019

Robert Goodliffe recently spoke at an ACA – Vic/Tas event on the importance of social responsibility in architecture, revealing how a holistic approach can build culture internally and provide a resilient business model. 

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SA Update

Business of Design Lunch & Industry Updates in SA

5 September 2019

The ACA – SA provides a review of activity over the last month, with events, new members and industry updates. 

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Leanne Marshall

The Benefits of Giving Back

4 September 2019

Improving the built environment of communities in need does not have to be an all or nothing proposition, says Leeanne Marshall, who presents a variety of ways to make an impact, both big and small.

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WA Update

Future Plans, Mentoring & Prizes in WA

4 September 2019

The ACA – WA recaps recent events and future plans, and talks mentoring schemes and prizes.

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KNOW YOUR AWARD
ABIC Contracts

ABIC Contracts

26 August 2019

Join the ACA – NSW/ACT and Special Counsel Christopher Larcos on 16 October to learn more about the changes to ABIC Contracts.


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NSW ACT Update

Recent Advocacy & Future Events in NSW/ACT

3 September 2019

The NSW/ACT committee offers an update on recent advocacy and outlines future events. 

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Michael Hegarty thumb

Bring Back the Clerk of Works

17 January 2019

In the wake of the Opal Tower debacle, Michael Hegarty explores the role of the Clerk of Works, and the need to return this key project role to Australian construction sites.

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ACA Business Toolbox