President’s Comment – November 2022

9 November 2022

ACA President John Held takes us through the highs and lows of the month, from an uplifting NEC meeting in Adelaide to the profitless boom, regulatory battles and poor procurement practices, and the need to work towards better quality of life for practice owners, their staff, their clients, our society and the planet.

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NSW/ACT Practice Management Prize Winners

24 November 2022

The NSW/ACT Committee is proud to present two students in the Architecture course at the University of Western Sydney with a prize for outstanding work in units related to Practice Management.

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Fees, Remuneration & Wellbeing

10 November 2022

ACA CEO Angelina Pillai was recently invited to comment on the results of the Monash Wellbeing of Architecture Survey, which revealed concerning statistics about the impact of work practices on the mental wellbeing of people working in the profession. Angelina offers the ACA’s perspective on these results.

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Measuring Employee Engagement

8 November 2022

Employee engagement surveys are becoming one of the most important leadership tools, having positive impacts on internal communication, problem solving and staff retention.

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2022 Annual General Meeting

11 November 2022

The Association of Consulting Architects Australia will hold its 2022 Annual General Meeting online on Monday 12 December 2022 at 4.30pm AEST to approve the 2022 General Purpose Financial Report.

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Paid Family & Domestic Violence Leave Entitlements

17 November 2022

On 9 November, the Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2022 received royal assent. This legislation introduces paid family and domestic violence leave to all employees as an entitlement under the National Employment Standards. Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers provides the following update for ACA members.

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BIM & the Digital Transition in Practice

11 November 2022

The ACA is delighted to present a national webinar on the digital transition, with BIM specialists Nathan Hildebrandt and Chandrasekar Rajamani unpacking the  challenges and opportunities of the digital transition for architectural practice.

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Website Copywriting Fundamentals

5 October 2022

Words matter! Just like every line on a drawing matters, so does every word of your website. Watch this presentation by copywriter and marketing strategist Nikita Morell on website copywriting fundamentals.

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SA Christmas Celebration

26 September 2022

ACA SA and National President John Held and the SA Branch Committee are hosting Christmas Drinks at The Gilbert Hotel on 29 November.

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Stepping up on Supporting the Careers of Others

4 October 2022

How can we best support the careers of others? What are the specific roles and responsibilities of leaders? This Stepping Up session looks at sponsorship and strategies for advocating for others. Watch this discussion with Jess Murphy, convenor of the Champions of Change Architecture Group, Ramin Jahromi of Cox and Karen Le Provost of Scott Carver.

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Fair Work Amendment Bill

28 October 2022

On 27 October, the Federal Government issued its long-awaited workplace relations reform. The document spans some 240-odd pages of dense legislation and if passed will represent some of the most significant employment reforms in well over a decade. Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers provides an initial review of the legislation.

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Fees & the Time Cost Calculator Guide

11 November 2022

Join the ACA and our panel on 30 November for a discussion on fees, costs and how to use the Time Cost Calculator Guide to assist fee proposals, negotiations and cost control. Learn hints and tips from panellists representing different sized practices. Free for ACA members!

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ACIF November Forecast – Free to ACA members

9 November 2022

The Australian Construction Industry Forum November 2022 Forecast is available from Tuesday 15 November. ACA members have free access to the ACIF Customised Forecasts Dashboard as a member-only benefit.

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