ACA - QLD/NT March Update

6 March 2019

The Qld/NT branch talks surveys, new members, events and the chance to secure some last points for the CPD year.

Welcome to QLD/NT New Members

ACA QLD/NT membership is now at 93 representing 820 technical staff. In February, we welcomed Populous Design Pty Ltd.

BIM Survey Closed!

The ACA and Australian Institute of Architects' National BIM Capability Survey has closed and the results will be finalised soon. 

We would like to thank the members who participated in this National Survey as it will help us to understand current capabilities and what information and training will be required to ensure practices remain at the forefront.  

Need CPD points by 31 March?

The Board of Architects Queensland requires architects to report on their continuing professional development (CPD) activities at the time of annual renewal of registration: the CPD year therefore is from 1 April to 31 March.

The ACA has a series of past webinars which are available for purchase on demand.  Please see the list below. You can purchase access and receive the registration link to access the webinar recording through the automated TryBooking email acknowledging purchase. The CPD questions and any other associated materials from the webinar will be sent to you.

ACA Insight On Demand booking links

2018 webinars

Talent Management and Succession Planning

2018 National Salary Survey 

Fees: the lifeline to your practice 

Transformation of the NCC 

Social Media for Architects 

Profitability and Growth for Architects 

2017 webinars

The Future of Practicehttps://www.trybooking.com/377577

Brand Marketing for Architects 

Business Development for Architects 

Bullying, Discrimination and Harassment 

To record your CPD activities, click here for the Board’s form or enter the following in your browser. https://www.boaq.qld.gov.au/images/Documents/CPD/Qld_Record_of_CPD_Activity_form.pdf


Howard Smith Wharves Site Visit 

A review by Theresa Gallina, Senior Account Manager, Interface Aust Pty Ltd

A vibrant new development has changed the face of Brisbane’s waterfront.

Well, I must have been under a rock for the last few years, because the face of Brisbane’s’ waterfront has changed yet again – right under our noses. Or more accurately right under the Story Bridge.

I attended the ACA’s Howard Smith Wharves site visit on Tuesday, 19 February. Both Woods Bagot’s John Flynn and Hutchinson Builder’s Timothy Ferguson shared their insights, experiences, challenges and rewards on this new development.

We meandered along the Brisbane waterfront on a balmy summer afternoon. The views of the Brisbane waterfront are spectacular, with a backdrop of amazing sky-high cliff faces. 

The buildings have been re-engineered using recycled timber products and existing materials. The overall aesthetic was fantastic. In a number of cases, I could not distinguish new from old. The empathy for mixing old and new is outstanding.

Our group also had a sneak peak inside Brisbane’s newest Art Series Hotel, and the rooms are gorgeous.  It’s not often you get to see inside a public building before the general public do, so thanks ACA.

Our final stop was Felons Brewery. A welcome final destination where we enjoyed boutique beers, rustic style food and great company. 

This tour of Howard Smith Wharves reminded me to stop and appreciate the amazing influence architects have and how beautiful our cities are. 'Build the building and they will come' is true in this instance. The waterfront development has attracted visitors and locals. The waterfront is abuzz with activity.

While it is sometimes difficult to plan activities like these and fit them into your busy schedules, you won’t regret doing it.

Interface Aust Pty Ltd is an ACA Corporate Sponsor

1 - Howard Wharves

Celebrating the registration of Craig Gralton and Duy Nguyen of Giarola Architects are Michael Andrews and Sarah Binns of Fulton Trotter Architects, President of ACA – QLD/NT Robert Wesener and Bowen Lahdensuo of GHD Woodhead.

2 - Howard Wharves 2

Sadej Lehpamer and Charmaine Kai of 8i Architects with Dan Hanara of James Hardie Australia.

3 - Howard Wharves 3

Michael Kennedy of Kennedy’s Timbers, Timothy Ferguson of Hutchinson Builders, Lynn Van Dievoort and Lilian Arli of dwp.

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