Vaccinations – Commonly Asked Questions

12 October 2021

As NSW comes out of lockdown, with Victoria soon to follow, questions continue to be raised about vaccinations and workplace rules. Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers tackles some curly questions about vaccination status and the workplace for ACA members.

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Industrial Relations – FAQs

21 September 2021

At the ACA we are here to help you understand your industrial relations obligations. This FAQ article, prepared by Fair Work Lawyers, is designed to answer your commonly asked questions.

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What Does the Future Hold for Architecture Practices?

8 October 2021

After a difficult year, how are architecture practices moving forward? ACA’s CEO Angelina Pillai shares her thoughts and responses to the Deltek Clarity survey results.

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Work-related Wellbeing – Initial Findings

13 October 2021

Monash University Professor of Architecture Naomi Stead provides an update on the three-year, Australian Research Council–funded research project about the wellbeing of practitioners and students in architecture, with an emphasis on some early findings of the recent practitioner survey.

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Designing in Bushfire Prone Areas

4 October 2021

The ABCB is offering a one-hour NCC CPD course on the principles of bushfire behaviour and how it affects building design.

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Spotlight on Novation

10 October 2021

Why does novation happen and when? How does it change the architect’s role? What are the common risks? How can you mitigate them? Join the ACA and Wendy Poulton from informed Lawyers on 3 November for an informative CPD webinar on novation.

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Robert Goodliffe Retirement

11 October 2021

Robert Goodliffe, Managing Partner from ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects, retired in September 2021 after 40 years as a designer, practice leader and influential advocate for ethical business and climate action. The ACA celebrates the milestone and wishes Robert well in all future endeavours.

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Innovation Day & Being Prepared

15 September 2021

AMWF Vic/Tas member Kirby Roper reflects on the stresses of regular snap lockdowns and ways of maintaining wellbeing in practice, including the establishment of Innovation Day and being prepared for future disruptions.

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ACA Advocacy: COVID-19, Indoor Air Quality & Ventilation

10 October 2021

The ACA has joined a coalition of nine peak industry bodies to call for credible, government-endorsed, public information regarding the airborne transmission of COVID-19 and the importance of indoor air quality.

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Client Choice Awards 2022

29 September 2021

The ACA is delighted to partner with the Client Choice Awards 2022, which now offers an exclusive discount offer and entry page for ACA members.

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Fostering Connection & Offering Support

10 October 2021

Conrad Gargett HR Manager and AMWF member Brooke Tranberg outlines some of the practice’s wellbeing initiatives, including in-house Social and Wellbeing Committees, a well-promoted EAP, open conversations about mental health, and a pre-COVID all-company Archi-Tour to foster connection.

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Employer Vaccination Guide

23 August 2021

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has published an Employer Guide on COVID-19 Vaccinations and the Workplace, which aims to assist employers to navigate the vaccine rollout in Australia. 

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The Three Pillars of Wellbeing

30 September 2021

BVN’s Head of People & Character Brian Clohessy describes the practice’s wellbeing initiatives, including inhouse Working Cultural Groups, which focus on the three pillars of physical, social and mental wellbeing.

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Lighting & Universal Design

6 October 2021

The NATSPEC Technote for Universal Design/Lighting provides useful information for the documentation and specification of lighting. Emma Green from NATSPEC takes a look at the safety impacts of lighting in residential design.

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Getting Confident with Contracts

27 September 2021

informed by Planned Cover is running a two-part Contract Fundamentals webinar series covering A Practical Perspective and Industry Pro Forma Contracts. ACA members can access a 15% discount.

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Zoom, EAPs & Lockdown Love

5 October 2021

Popular wellbeing initiatives for Fulton Trotter have included Wellness Wednesday, a formal EAP, Zoom drinks, yoga and art classes, and a little ‘lockdown love’, says FT Director and Chair of the AMWF QLD/NT Justine Ebzery.

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Facade Performance & the Rules 101

6 October 2021

On Tuesday 26 October, join Mecca Events and a panel of facade and building code experts to explore latest developments and some of the common misunderstandings around Facade Performance and Section J. ACA members can access a 20% discount.

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