Building Quality
2019 Award Rates

2019 Award Rates

31 May 2019

Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.

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ACA chat

Join the Chat and Get Involved

5 June 2019

Chat Forum creator and ACA – NSW/ACT Vice President Michael Lewarne encourages all to get online and join the Chat.

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Future Practice

Will a Robot Take My Job?

3 June 2019

How will technology shape the future of architectural practice? Save the date for our upcoming webinar on 24 July with Ceilidh Higgins. It’s not to be missed. 

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Winning Work

Qld Seminar - Prepare for the Future

14 June 2019

Join the ACA and the Institute of Architects on 26 June for an important seminar on delivering great projects in Queensland’s new procurement environment. 

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Technology in Focus

Digital Twins for the Built World

4 June 2019

The ACA – WA Committee, in partnership with Hassell and Consult Australia, is proud to present a discussion about innovative new technology with keynote speaker Joshua Ridley on 4 July. Book now!

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GHDWoodhead

GHDWoodhead

4 June 2019

For multidisciplinary practice GHDWoodhead, growing the business is about strategic focus and working hard, with continued growth, global expansion and ongoing diversification the key ambitions.

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People in Architecture

Putting People in the Picture

8 June 2019

Why are people largely absent from our architectural imagery? As a profession that designs and builds spaces for people, perhaps we need to be more conscious of including people in our floorplans and models, writes Fiona Young.

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National Report

ACA National Report 2019

4 June 2019

The ACA has never been busier, and we are pleased to provide an update on the actions and activities of the last year as well as future plans – all of which aim to support our members.

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Cybersecurity

Avoiding Cyber Attacks

29 May 2019

What are the crown jewels of your practice? Where are they stored and how secure are they? Sherren Hepburn from Planned Cover takes a look at the issues around cybersecurity and offers tips on protecting your precious assets.

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Money Matters

Financial Health of Small Practice

3 June 2019

WA's Business of Small Practice forum is proving a popular staple on the event calendar, with the recent instalment focusing on the delicate balance of financial health, personal values and enjoyment of the work. 

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Client Architect Agreement

Event Recap: Client Architect Agreement Update

10 June 2019

On 5 June, the NSW/ACT Committee ran an event to discuss Version 2 of the ACA Short Form Client Architect Agreement, with author and Legal Counsel Christopher Larcos. ACA – NSW/ACT Vice President Michael Lewarne recaps the main points of the presentation. 

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Roundtable Discussion - Novation

Builders and Architects Have Their Say

29 May 2019

Architects and builders talked novation at a recent roundtable discussion in South Australia, agreeing that early, meaningful collaboration and communication can only lead to better outcomes. Mario Dreosti recaps the main points of the discussion.

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AnxietyArch1

Designing Support in the Modern World

23 May 2019

Katie Vivian from the UK-based Architects Benevolent Society introduces us to the charity’s history, the modernisation of its support services and its current AnxietyArch campaign.

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Burnout

Avoiding Burnout

22 May 2019

Running and directing an architecture practice is often gruelling, and can take a real toll on your mental health. Peter Raisbeck identifies the stress factors and offers some basic tips on self care.

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Naomi Stead 1

Is Architectural Practice Making Architects Sick?

21 May 2019

Professor Naomi Stead, Head of Architecture at Monash University, is one of the champions of a proposed new research project currently under development, Mental Wellbeing of Architects and Architecture Students: Culture, Education and the Workplace, which aims to examine links between architectural culture and identity and mental wellbeing. Here, Naomi takes a quick look at the issues.

 

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Happy by Design

A Guide to Architecture and Wellbeing

21 May 2019

Ben Channon's new book Happy by Design: A Guide to Architecture and Wellbeing explores the ways that buildings and spaces can impact on our mental health and wellbeing.

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Ben Channon

Collective Action on Mental Health

21 May 2019

Ben Channon is an Associate and Mental Wellbeing Ambassador at Assael Architecture, and chair of the Architects' Mental Wellbeing Forum in the UK. Ben talks us through the forum's origins and ambitions.


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Resource Roundup

Resources for Mental Health

27 May 2019

There are a number of excellent organisations providing a range of initiatives and services to support Australians living with mental illness. 

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LEC Seminar

Event Report: LEC Seminar

8 May 2019

On 1 May, there was a great turnout at a Sydney seminar on the NSW Land and Environment Court. ACA – NSW/ACT Vice President Michael Lewarne offers a recap.

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ACA Business Toolbox
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Members Lunch

Save the Date for WA Members Lunch

7 May 2019

Clear the diary on 25 July for the ACA – WA's annual Members Lunch to celebrate the start of a new financial year.

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Angelina Pillai

CEO Update - June 2019

5 June 2019

ACA CEO Angelina Pillai takes a look at the big issues of concern to members, the ACA's ongoing work in advocacy, future plans for research and a state by state wrap.

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Qld/NT Events

Qld/NT Events

10 June 2019

The Qld/NT Committee has been busy this month, with events in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Darwin.

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ABIC Special Conditions

Special Conditions for ABIC BW 2018 C

6 May 2019

Special conditions allow the ABIC Commercial Basic Works Contract to be adapted for use on small residential projects in New South Wales.

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Site Visit - 1 William Street

Exclusive Tour in Brisbane

10 June 2019

The QLD/NT Committee's upcoming site visit of 1 William Street in Brisbane has sold out!

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Qld/NT Branch Update

QLD/NT President's Report

12 June 2019

As the end of the financial year approaches, QLD/NT Branch President Robert Wesener provides an update on the Committee's goals for the coming year.

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