ACA - SA August 2015 Update

John Held , 13 August 2015

John Held, ACA – SA President gives an overview of recent and upcoming activities.

Get involved with ACA – SA!

We are due for elections in the next few months – and we’d love to have some new faces on the committee! Contact Graham Hardy if you are interested.

ACA – SA August Roundtable

Raymond Spencer, chair of the SA Economic Development Board, is the special guest at the next ACA – SA Roundtable.

Together with other invited guests, we have the unique opportunity to informally meet and discuss the challenges facing professions and how we can stay relevant and contribute to South Australia’s future.

Raymond has extensive business experience derived from living and working in the USA, India and Europe and brings more than thirty-five years of leadership in international business, management planning, technology, finance, organisational culture and mergers and acquisitions. Raymond is Chairman of the South Australian Economic Development Board and also Chair of SAHMRI.

When: 4.30–6.00pm, Tuesday 25 August

Where: Hardy Milazzo, 44 Currie Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Bookings: Please RSVP to Sascha at

Places are strictly limited – please RSVP early!

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Architectural Practice Board Fellowship – State of the Profession

The reference group for this project met recently to further look at the detail of the work. It seems clear that the a focus is to ensure any survey establishes a baseline, which gathers accurate data and is repeatable. The main emphasis will be on practices using a relatively detailed survey with heavy promotion and a few discursive questions. We may also conduct a short, sharp survey for individuals  based on APBSA database and other sources, to get a better snapshot of profession and provide information for any future APBSA census.

It is hoped the survey will be undertaken in September this year.

Liasion with DPTI

We meet with DPTI regarding shortly and will also be part of the Construction Industry Forum group meeting with Minister Mullighan in early September.

Keith Neighbour Study Group

This study group continues with over 20 participants. We wish them all the best for their upcoming exams!

John Held is President of ACA – SA and Director of Russell & Yelland.