ACA Insight

ACA Insight - the National Webinar Program

20 February 2018

ACA Insight – the National Webinar Program gives all members the opportunity to join a national discussion on the business of architecture.

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ACA Insight 2017 program

Announcing the ACA Insight 2017 Webinar Program

17 February 2017

The ACA is delighted to announce the 2017 ACA Insight National Webinar Program. Put the dates in your diary now!

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Brand and Marketing for Architects

Brand Marketing for Architects

24 April 2016

Join Lindy Johnson at the next ACA – Qld/NT lunchtime event as she outlines the importance of brand and marketing to architectural practices.  

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Getting a Head Start with Your Contracts

20 November 2020

Join the ACA on Wednesday 16 December for our last online event for the year, with some practical guidance on contracts from lawyer and risk manager Wendy Poulton.

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Webinars On Demand

CPD Webinars On Demand

4 October 2020

Did you miss out on a particularly interesting webinar? Are you working towards fulfilling your CPD requirements? ACA CPD webinars and online events are now available for purchase on demand. 

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Planned Cover

The View from the Client Side

30 September 2020

informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a special discounted rate for an upcoming webinar on what clients need from their consultants.

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Cost Planning webinar

Cost Planning & Negotiation 101

30 September 2020

Join the ACA and our expert speakers on Wednesday 21 October for an introduction to Cost Planning and Negotiation, and the crucial role these skills can play for the success of your practice.

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Succession Planning

Succession Planning: Preparing for the Unexpected

15 September 2020

Having succession planning in place with a contingency is critical to the survival of your business. Join the ACA on Tuesday 6 October 2020 for a special presentation on Succession Planning from Daniel Orrell from Planned Life Cover.

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The Client Experience

The Client Experience in the Built Environment

24 August 2020

Join the ACA and beaton on 9 September for exclusive insights on the client experience within the built environment sector.

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Cyber security

Cyber Security webinar - 16 September

22 August 2020

Join the ACA and speakers from NexSys IT, Cythera and Planned Cover to learn more about how you can take control of your cyber security in 2020. Rescheduled event. On Demand Purchase available.

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Performance securities

Cash Retentions & Other Performance Securities

19 August 2020

informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a 15% discounted rate for their upcoming webinar on 3 September.

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NSW Design & Building Legislation

Webinar on NSW Building Legislation

8 July 2020

informed by Planned Cover is offering a discounted rate for ACA members for a webinar on 16 July on the key features and likely impacts of the NSW Design and Building Practitioners Bill.

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Cash Flow Mgmt

Cash Flow Management Webinar

22 May 2020

Join Gordana Milosevska from Management for Design for this timely ACA formal CPD webinar on 2 June on essential cash flow management. 

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Construction crossroads

Construction Crossroads with David Chandler

13 May 2020

What will be the role of architects in light of the new Building Practitioners' legislation in NSW? Join the ACA – NSW/ACT and NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler on Wednesday 20 May for a special discussion on future directions for the construction industry. 

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Preparing your Practice for Recovery

Preparing your Practice for Recovery

7 May 2020

Join the ACA on 18 May for a special online event on how to best position and prepare your practice for the recovery after Covid-19. Not-to-be-missed presentations. Book now!

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Culture in architectural practice

Culture in Architectural Practice

2 March 2020

What does culture really mean and how do we ensure it is front and centre in our practices? Join HR experts Rhonda Brighton-Hall and James Hancock on Wednesday 11 March for a webinar on the importance of culture in architectural practice. 

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Marketing Gold

Marketing Gold with Rachael Bernstone

25 February 2020


Don’t miss the WA branch’s next Lunch and Learn event on 20 March, when communications expert Rachael Bernstone will share her tips on how to turn your awards entries into marketing gold. 

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Why Briefing Matters

Why Briefing Matters

26 January 2020

informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a special discounted rate for a national webinar on 20 February on the importance of a robust, timely briefing process.

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Lunch Presentation Bronwyn Weir

The Architect’s Role in Industry Reform

26 January 2020

Join the ACA – QLD/NT committee and guest speaker Bronwyn Weir for a special lunch presentation in Brisbane on Thursday 5 March on the architect’s role in industry reform. Book now for this unmissable event.

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Technology Strategies webinar

Technology Strategies & Managing Change in Your Practice

8 November 2019

The ACA’s last webinar of the year on 26 November will cover digital transformation and managing change in your practice. Book now to secure your place.

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NSW LEC Part 2

Insights from the NSW Land and Environment Court

22 October 2019

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the NSW Land and Environment Court and its relevance to architects with Chris Shaw and Tim Horton on 27 November.

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Climate change webinar

November Webinar - Climate Change Consideration in Design

21 October 2019

How can construction professionals respond to climate change? Join informed by Planned Cover for a special webinar on 7 November on how you can make positive change. Discount available for ACA members.

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Flexible work webinar

October Webinar - Managing Flexible Work in Your Practice

24 September 2019

What are the benefits and challenges of incorporating flexible working arrangements into your practice? Join HR expert Merilyn Speiser on Wednesday 16 October for a webinar on flexible work.

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Architectural Uprising

The Architects Role, Fee-cutting and the Procurement Process

15 August 2019

On 29 August, the ACA – QLD/NT Committee will conduct an important forum covering the architects' role, skills and management, fragmentation of the procurement process and fee-cutting.

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Slip resistance webinar

Slip Resistance Webinar

5 August 2019

Did you know that 1 in 10 PI claims brought against architects are because of a ‘slip and fall’? Informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a special discounted rate for a Slip Resistance webinar on 12 September.

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Understanding Insurance

August Webinar - Insurance & PI Claims

9 July 2019

Join the ACA and Planned Cover on 14 August for a special update on the state of the Australian insurance industry.

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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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Informed Seminar

ACA Discounted Rate for Informed Seminars

27 May 2019

informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a discounted rate for Melbourne and Sydney half-day seminars, which take an in-depth look at consultancy agreements.

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Short Form Agreement

Sydney Launch of Updated Agreement

8 May 2019

Join the ACA – NSW/ACT Committee and Christopher Larcos on 5 June for the launch of the second edition of the Short Form Architect Client Agreement.

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Communicating value of architecture

Communication Strategy Webinar

6 May 2019

How do you communicate the value of your work to clients, consultants and the general public? Book now for our webinar on 29 May, when Rachael Bernstone will share tips and techniques for effective strategic communication.

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Financial Health in Practice

Book Now for Financial Health

6 March 2019

Learning more about how to monitor and assess the financial health of your architectural practice is always a good investment. Join the Qld/NT branch for its next lunchtime presentation on 5 April.

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Howard Smith Wharves

Howard Smith Wharves

5 February 2019

Join the ACA – QLD/NT on 19 February for a site tour and presentation at the new Howard Smith Wharves development.

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Qld/NT Calendar of Events

QLD/NT Calendar of Events

2 February 2019

The QLD/NT Committee has a full program of events for 2019. Update your diaries and keep an eye on your inboxes for individual invites.

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Building Personal Resilience Webinar

15 November 2018

Paul Clifford will outline key strategies for supporting mental health within small and medium practice. Book now for our final webinar of 2018 on 5 December.

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Free Contract Management Webinar for ACA members

14 November 2018

Join Informed by Planned Cover to learn the seven things all consultants should know about contracts.

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Safety in Design Integration Lunch Forum

22 October 2018

Join the ACA – QLD/NT and Jennekin Dicks for a Safety in Design lunch forum on Friday, 23 November.

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A Quick Look at Anchoring

11 October 2018

How can architects benefit from the subtle nudge of an anchor? Ian Motley takes another look at the psychology of negotiation.

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Fee workshops

ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops

8 October 2018

Blue Turtle Consulting is offering ACA members a 15% discounted rate for its Fee Proposal workshops in November 2018.

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Cladding and insurance

Cladding and the Changing Insurance Market

22 September 2018

Do you know how to tackle the practical challenges posed by flammable cladding in past and present projects? Are you familiar with future developments in the insurance industry? Join us on 17 October for the ACA Insight Webinar to learn more.

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Performance Management

Performance Management

17 September 2018

How do you ensure your teams are motivated and productive? Join the ACA – Qld/NT and Michael Corrigan for breakfast on 9 October to explore the issues.

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Architects and Cost Planners

ACA - SA Roundtable: Architects and Cost Planners

29 August 2018

How can architects and cost planners work together to deliver the best project value? Join the ACA – SA to discuss the issues at its next roundtable discussion on 20 September.

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ACA Insight Download

ACA Insight - Download!

24 August 2018

Continue learning after the ACA Insight National Webinars – download the presentations here. 

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ACA Insight salary webinar 2018

2018 National Salary Survey webinar

10 June 2018

What are current pay rates in the industry? How does your practice compare? What are the trends for 2018 and how have salaries changed? BOOK NOW for our national webinar on 27 June.

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How to Make Fee Agreements Work for You

10 May 2018

Have you found yourself overlooking the fee agreement so you can get started on design? Book now for our May webinar to learn more about fees and how to keep your business in the black.  

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Fee proposal

ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops

15 March 2018

Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops around Australia in April 

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Social Media for Architects

Social Media for Architects

5 March 2018

Join Martyna Kulczyk for the March ACA Insight on the many benefits of social media.

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Growth and profitability

Profitability and Growth Strategies for Architects

9 February 2018

Join Robert Peake to ensure your practice is positioned for future growth and profitability – ACA Insight webinar, 28 February.  

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Be informed

Be Informed Briefing: Defective Building Products Update

17 October 2017

An informed by Planned Cover seminar by Lander and Rogers Lawyers in Sydney and Brisbane on the current state of investigations into the cladding issue and the legal framework relevant to construction products.

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Josephine Sukkar

The New Workplace

13 October 2017

Join the ACA – Qld/NT for a lunch presentation by professional company director Josephine Sukkar AM, who will share her experiences of building a successful flexible workforce.

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ACA Insight webinar

Ensuring your business is free from bullying discrimination and harassment

20 August 2017

Do you know how to ensure your business is free from bullying discrimination and harassment? Join Merilyn Speiser for the September ACA Insight and find out all you need to know.

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Margaret Cribb Child Care Centre Site Visit

Margaret Cribb Child Care Centre Site Visit

15 August 2017

Join ACA – Qld/NT on a site tour of a new UQ child care centre, which is founded upon the principles of Reggio Emilia.

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ACA Short Form Architect Client Contract

New ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement Webinar

10 July 2017

Join Christopher Larcos for an ACA Insight webinar on the new ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement.

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Project partnering

Project Partnering - the Builder and the Architect

8 June 2017

Join ACA – Qld/NT for a discussion of the benefits of 'project partnering' procurement.

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Gill Matthewson_National Salary Survey webinar

National Salary Survey Webinar

25 April 2017

What are current pay rates in the industry? What are the trends for 2017 and how have salaries changed? Gill Matthewson analyses the ACA National Salary Survey for the May 2017 ACA National Webinar.

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ACA Qld NT Events 2017

Queensland Calendar of Events

20 March 2017

ACA – Qld has a full program of site tours and discussion events planned for 2017. 

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Contracts and How to Survive Them

Contracts and How to Survive Them

19 March 2017

Making contracts work for you. In the April ACA Insight national webinar Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan outline key issues in contracts, and provide some tips on how to negotiate them. 

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The Future of Practice: The architectural firm as a design knowledge ecosystem.

The Future of Practice: The architectural firm as a design knowledge ecosystem.

17 February 2017

What is the future of architectural practice? In the first ACA Insight national webinar for 2017, Dr Peter Raisbeck argues that practices need a major rethink and a new focus on design knowledge ecosystems. 

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QUT Site Tour

QUT Creative Industries Site Tour

8 November 2016

Join ACA – Qld / NT on the last site tour of 2016 – QUT Kelvin Grove Creative Industries Precinct 2. 

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Know your employment contract

Know Your Employment Contract

21 September 2016

Join Michael Corrigan and Paul Viney in conversation on 19 October about the ins and outs of employment contracts.

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People @ architecture

People @ architecture - national webinar

16 August 2016

Laraine Sperling focuses on the people of architecture for the August 2016 webinar.

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 Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

Coomera's new Indoor Sports Centre

4 August 2016

The August ACA – Qld/NT site visit is to one of the first buildings completed for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. 

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2016 National Salary Survey

2016 National Salary Survey Webinar

14 July 2016

What are current pay rates in the industry? Gill Matthewson presents analysis of the 2016 ACA National Salary Survey results for the July National Webinar.

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Switch off the Lights 2

Switch off the Lights - Part 2

10 March 2016

How do you shut down an architectural practice? The ACA presents the second webinar on how to close a business.

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Why Switch off the LIghts?

Why switch off the lights?

4 February 2016

Why run a webinar on closing down an architecural practice? Isn't that just too depressing? Well, no. Michael Neustein explains.

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Switch off the lights

Switch off the Lights!

21 January 2016

How do you shut down and architectural practice? The ACA presents two webinars on how to close the curtains and switch off the lights.

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Fee proposal workshop

Fee Proposal Workshops

4 November 2015

Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held around the county in November.

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Drinks on the rooftop

ACA - Qld / NT Christmas Drinks

4 November 2015

You deserve an early finish! Come along to the ACA – Qld / NT Christmas Drinks to celebrate a successful year and the promise of an even better year in 2016.

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Business of Architecture 3

Business of Architecture - Part Three

27 October 2015

Join Robert Peake for the last webinar in his important and engaging series on the Business of Architecture. 

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Building Information Modelling, Procurement & Contracts

Building Information Modelling, Procurement & Contracts

22 October 2015

Does BIM require or benefit from new contract provisions and new procurement models? Find out at a breakfast talk by Professor David Mosey in Perth on 13 November.

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Managing non-compliance

Managing Non-Compliance

14 October 2015

Join ACA – Qld/NT for a panel discussion about managing non-compliance. 

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The Business of Architecture

The Business of Architecture - Part Two

16 September 2015

Join Robert Peake for part 2 of his important series on the Business of Architecture, where he will discuss financial control, profitability and team you need around you. 

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Compulsory CPD

CPD now Compulsory in Victoria

13 August 2015

The ARBV advises that continuing professional development is now compulsory in Victoria. 

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Streamlining the Tender Process

Streamlining the Tender Process

11 August 2015

Join ACA – Qld/NT for a lunchtime presentation by Damien Stokes and John Wheeler from Stokes Wheeler about ensuring your tender processes are efficient and effective. 

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ACA Insight

The Business of Architecture

10 August 2015

The business of running an architectural practice requires ongoing focus from leaders. For the September National Webinar, Robert Peake runs through the main elements of running a business.

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BIM demystified

The Devil is in the Data - BIM demystified!

11 April 2015

Let's talk about BIM... Join ACA – Qld/NT for lunch and a presentantion on BIM and what it means for your practice.

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Professional Services Subconsultants

8 April 2015

The first ACA Insight National Webinar for 2015 looks at agreements for Professional Services Subconsultants.  

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UQ Oral Health Centre

UQ Oral Health Centre - Site Visit

7 March 2015

The UQ Oral Health Centre explores new boundaries in teaching, research and clinical practice – Ben Doolan reports on the ACA – Qld/NT visit.

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Fee Structures and Productivity

Fee Structures and Productivity Output

6 November 2014

How do we improve practice profitability? Job-by-job, day-by-day. Greg Wines reports on the discussion at the ACA – Qld/NT’s November event. 

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Social media strategy

Social Media Strategy and Your Business

3 November 2014

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Social media strategies

Social Media Strategies That Get Results

7 October 2014

Join ACA – Qld / NT to learn how to reach clients on social media in a strategic, time effective way.

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Intellectual property for architects

Intellectual Property for Architects

10 September 2014

The first ACA Insight National Webinar addresses the complexities of Intellectual Property for Architects.

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Client risk management

Event Report: Client Risk Management

17 July 2014

What potential risks might clients present? What are the warning signs? What strategies and structures can architects use to reduce risk? 

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What are we doing to ourselves?

What are We Doing to Ourselves?

7 July 2014

ACA – WA's next discussion event asks the tough questions!

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CPD Webinars

CPD Webinars - Insurance

1 April 2014

Two webinars from ACA – NSW/ACT on PI insurance. 

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Embracing technology

Is Cloud the Answer?

24 March 2014

ACA Qld's April lunchtime forum offers members an opportunity to understand the main drivers behind cloud migration.

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Brisbane Supreme and District Courts Site Tour 2

Brisbane Supreme & District Courts

10 February 2014

ACA – Qld's first event for 2014 is a site tour of the new Brisbane Supreme and District Courts by Architectus and Guymer Bailey. 

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Event Report: Succession Planning

Event Report: Succession Planning

16 July 2013

What will your legacy be? Succession planning was the hot topic at ACA – Qld’s last event for 2013.

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