BoSP – Fees Part 2

19 February 2022

Part Two of the BoSP CPD online session on Fees continues the discussion with In Detail podcast members Kate Fitzgerald, Warwick Mihaly and Mick Moloney with a Q&A session.

This CPD webinar was held on 15 December 2021.


In August 2021, Kate Fitzgerald, Warwick Mihaly and Mick Moloney (the three players behind the *In Detail podcast) spoke about the price of construction skyrocketing and what impact this is having on fees and services for small practices across the country. During and after that session, the ACA and BoSP received some brilliant questions about Contract Administration retainers, client guides, agreements and the ‘how’ of varying fees during rising construction prices.

This session follows up with an open, one-hour Q&A discussion based on these questions. This hour-long conversation was facilitated by ACA WA Branch Vice President, Kate FitzGerald.

You can also read a recap of Part 1 of the conversation or dive into BoSP Managing Fee Variations Part 1 via our CPD on Demand.

Our Speakers

*In Detail is the passion project of Mick Moloney, Warwick Mihaly and Kate FitzGerald, three small practice Directors working in Perth, Melbourne and Ballarat, Vic. The In Detail podcast takes listeners behind the scenes of creative business and lifts the veil of silence on running a business to share all the things Mick, Kate & Warwick wished they’d known when they started out. The trio tackled the taboo issue of fees in a two-part episode in Season One, and received an overwhelming feedback from their listeners about the use of Client Guides, Quantity Surveyors and things they’ve added to their fee proposals which are relevant to the conversation happening in the BoSP community about fees, budgets and industry price increases.

Kate Fitzgerald is the Co-Founder of Whispering Smith, a Fremantle-based practice delivering residential and commercial projects; Vice-President of the WA branch of the ACA; and Co-Founder of the BoSP. Warwick Mihaly is a Co-Founder at Melbourne-based practice, Mihaly Slocombe with his wife and partner Erica; Director at ArchiTeam; and the writer behind the architectural business blog, Panfilo. Mick Moloney is a Co-Founder of Ballarat- and Melbourne-based practice Moloney Architects, which he runs with his wife and partner, Jules. He is a registered architect, is university educated in both Architecture and Construction Management, and is a generous advocate for small practice, and for his regional home-town of Ballarat.


Members $25
Non-members $40

*One ticket per attendee.

Access to the recording and materials for this webinar is now available for PURCHASE ON DEMAND.


Participation in this 1 hour webinar delivers 1 formal CPD point.

Learning outcomes – After participating in this event participants will have a better understanding of more detailed issues of managing fee variations such as Contract Administration retainers, client guides, agreements and the ‘how’ of varying fees during rising construction prices, amongst others.

ACA NSCA: 9. Practice management

APBSA Core Area: Practice Management

Written CPD questions will be provided with a link to upload your answers and for issue of a CPD certificate of completion. Please keep your receipt, completed questions and certificate for your CPD records.