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.
John Held writes on the topics of the day, including vaccination, ventilation and air quality, and the ACA’s joint advocacy around the National Registration Framework.
Angelina Pillai takes us through a busy month, emphasising ACA’s focus on the critical topic of ventilation in the built environment, and outlining our latest industry collaborations and advocacy work.
Former Premier of Victoria and trained architect Ted Baillieu emphasises that ventilation in buildings is an urgent priority, deserving of a national taskforce to offer guidance and highlight the importance of air quality management.
There are a number of organisations and experts providing insights and advice about the importance of natural and mechanical ventilation within buildings in relation to the COVID-19 response.
Orla Hegarty, Assistant Professor at University College Dublin, has been advocating and educating on the important issue of ventilation in buildings for the last 18 months. Here she shares some clear, simple advice and watchpoints.
Rachael Bernstone of Sounds like Design connects the wellbeing of architects with fee-setting and communicating the value of architecture.
Did you miss out on a particularly interesting webinar? Are you working towards fulfilling your CPD requirements? Five years of relevant ACA CPD webinars are now available for purchase on demand.
Join Mecca Events’ panel of experts on Wednesday 6 October for a discussion on air quality, ventilation and how to deliver healthy indoor environments. ACA members can access a 20% discount. Book now!
The Industry Report on Digitalisation of Design and Construction of Class 2 Buildings in New South Wales was launched in late August, after extensive research conducted by the University of Western Sydney’s Centre for Smart Modern Construction.
We’ve been slow to recognise that COVID-19 is airborne and poorly ventilated buildings are hazardous, particularly for vulnerable groups. Geoff Hanmer has been writing about the impacts of indoor air quality since early in the pandemic, and outlines some of his findings here.
Our Architects Mental Wellbeing Forums have been sharing podcasts, videos, TED Talks and lots of excellent ideas on how to get through lockdowns and difficult times during this pandemic. Here are a few of their recommendations.
More than 300 architects registered for our recent BoSP webinar on fees with Kate Fitzgerald, Warwick Mihaly and Mick Moloney, and we’re still not sure if it was the topic or the presenters that generated all that interest!
Improving mental wellbeing in practice is fundamental to the future of the profession. After the recent successful survey of practitioners in July, the Monash-led Wellbeing of Architects survey is now open for students. Please share this survey widely.
In mid-August, WA members gathered at Double Rainbow at The Rechabite for the ACA’s annual Business of Design Lunch, featuring speaker Adrian Fini, Founder of Hesperia and celebrated developer and patron of art and design.
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.
Join the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum in South Australia for their next We Should Talk session on Wednesday 22 September.
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