ACA Insight - the National Webinar Program
ACA Insight – the National Webinar Program gives all members the opportunity to join a national discussion on the business of architecture.
Announcing the ACA Insight 2017 Webinar Program
The ACA is delighted to announce the 2017 ACA Insight National Webinar Program. Put the dates in your diary now!
Brand Marketing for Architects
Join Lindy Johnson at the next ACA – Qld/NT lunchtime event as she outlines the importance of brand and marketing to architectural practices.
Getting a Head Start with Your Contracts
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.
CPD Webinars On Demand
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.
The View from the Client Side
informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a special discounted rate for an upcoming webinar on what clients need from their consultants.
Cost Planning & Negotiation 101
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.
Succession Planning: Preparing for the Unexpected
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.
The Client Experience in the Built Environment
Join the ACA and beaton on 9 September for exclusive insights on the client experience within the built environment sector.
Cyber Security webinar - 16 September
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.
Cash Retentions & Other Performance Securities
informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a 15% discounted rate for their upcoming webinar on 3 September.
Webinar on NSW Building Legislation
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.
Cash Flow Management Webinar
Join Gordana Milosevska from Management for Design for this timely ACA formal CPD webinar on 2 June on essential cash flow management.
Construction Crossroads with David Chandler
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.
Preparing your Practice for Recovery
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!
Culture in Architectural Practice
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.
Marketing Gold with Rachael Bernstone
PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SUPPORT SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID-19.
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.
Why Briefing Matters
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.
The Architect’s Role in Industry Reform
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.
Technology Strategies & Managing Change in Your Practice
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.
Insights from the NSW Land and Environment Court
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.
November Webinar - Climate Change Consideration in Design
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.
October Webinar - Managing Flexible Work in Your Practice
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.
The Architects Role, Fee-cutting and the Procurement Process
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.
Slip Resistance Webinar
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.
August Webinar - Insurance & PI Claims
Join the ACA and Planned Cover on 14 August for a special update on the state of the Australian insurance industry.
Qld Seminar - Prepare for the Future
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.
ACA Discounted Rate for Informed Seminars
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.
Sydney Launch of Updated Agreement
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.
Communication Strategy Webinar
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.
Book Now for Financial Health
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.
Howard Smith Wharves
Join the ACA – QLD/NT on 19 February for a site tour and presentation at the new Howard Smith Wharves development.
QLD/NT Calendar of Events
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.
Building Personal Resilience Webinar
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.
Free Contract Management Webinar for ACA members
Join Informed by Planned Cover to learn the seven things all consultants should know about contracts.
Safety in Design Integration Lunch Forum
Join the ACA – QLD/NT and Jennekin Dicks for a Safety in Design lunch forum on Friday, 23 November.
A Quick Look at Anchoring
How can architects benefit from the subtle nudge of an anchor? Ian Motley takes another look at the psychology of negotiation.
ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle Consulting is offering ACA members a 15% discounted rate for its Fee Proposal workshops in November 2018.
Cladding and the Changing Insurance Market
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.
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.
ACA - SA Roundtable: Architects and Cost Planners
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.
ACA Insight - Download!
Continue learning after the ACA Insight National Webinars – download the presentations here.
2018 National Salary Survey webinar
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.
How to Make Fee Agreements Work for You
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.
ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops around Australia in April
Social Media for Architects
Join Martyna Kulczyk for the March ACA Insight on the many benefits of social media.
Profitability and Growth Strategies for Architects
Join Robert Peake to ensure your practice is positioned for future growth and profitability – ACA Insight webinar, 28 February.
Be Informed Briefing: Defective Building Products Update
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.
The New Workplace
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.
Ensuring your business is free from bullying discrimination and harassment
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.
Margaret Cribb Child Care Centre Site Visit
Join ACA – Qld/NT on a site tour of a new UQ child care centre, which is founded upon the principles of Reggio Emilia.
New ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement Webinar
Join Christopher Larcos for an ACA Insight webinar on the new ACA Short Form Architect Client Agreement.
Project Partnering - the Builder and the Architect
Join ACA – Qld/NT for a discussion of the benefits of 'project partnering' procurement.
National Salary Survey Webinar
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.
Queensland Calendar of Events
ACA – Qld has a full program of site tours and discussion events planned for 2017.
Contracts and How to Survive Them
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.
The Future of Practice: The architectural firm as a design knowledge ecosystem.
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.
QUT Creative Industries Site Tour
Join ACA – Qld / NT on the last site tour of 2016 – QUT Kelvin Grove Creative Industries Precinct 2.
Know Your Employment Contract
Join Michael Corrigan and Paul Viney in conversation on 19 October about the ins and outs of employment contracts.
People @ architecture - national webinar
Laraine Sperling focuses on the people of architecture for the August 2016 webinar.
Coomera's new Indoor Sports Centre
The August ACA – Qld/NT site visit is to one of the first buildings completed for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
2016 National Salary Survey Webinar
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.
Switch off the Lights - Part 2
How do you shut down an architectural practice? The ACA presents the second webinar on how to close a business.
Why switch off the lights?
Why run a webinar on closing down an architecural practice? Isn't that just too depressing? Well, no. Michael Neustein explains.
Switch off the Lights!
How do you shut down and architectural practice? The ACA presents two webinars on how to close the curtains and switch off the lights.
Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held around the county in November.
ACA - Qld / NT Christmas Drinks
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.
Business of Architecture - Part Three
Join Robert Peake for the last webinar in his important and engaging series on the Business of Architecture.
Building Information Modelling, Procurement & Contracts
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.
Join ACA – Qld/NT for a panel discussion about managing non-compliance.
The Business of Architecture - Part Two
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.
CPD now Compulsory in Victoria
The ARBV advises that continuing professional development is now compulsory in Victoria.
Streamlining the Tender Process
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.
The Business of Architecture
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.
The Devil is in the Data - BIM demystified!
Let's talk about BIM... Join ACA – Qld/NT for lunch and a presentantion on BIM and what it means for your practice.
Professional Services Subconsultants
The first ACA Insight National Webinar for 2015 looks at agreements for Professional Services Subconsultants.
UQ Oral Health Centre - Site Visit
The UQ Oral Health Centre explores new boundaries in teaching, research and clinical practice – Ben Doolan reports on the ACA – Qld/NT visit.
Fee Structures and Productivity Output
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.
Social Media Strategy and Your Business
Social Media Strategies That Get Results
Join ACA – Qld / NT to learn how to reach clients on social media in a strategic, time effective way.
Intellectual Property for Architects
The first ACA Insight National Webinar addresses the complexities of Intellectual Property for Architects.
Event Report: Client Risk Management
What potential risks might clients present? What are the warning signs? What strategies and structures can architects use to reduce risk?
What are We Doing to Ourselves?
ACA – WA's next discussion event asks the tough questions!
CPD Webinars - Insurance
Two webinars from ACA – NSW/ACT on PI insurance.
Is Cloud the Answer?
ACA Qld's April lunchtime forum offers members an opportunity to understand the main drivers behind cloud migration.
Brisbane Supreme & District Courts
ACA – Qld's first event for 2014 is a site tour of the new Brisbane Supreme and District Courts by Architectus and Guymer Bailey.
Event Report: Succession Planning
What will your legacy be? Succession planning was the hot topic at ACA – Qld’s last event for 2013.