CPD webinars on demand

The ACA bank of CPD webinars is available for viewing any time any place. Purchase the on-demand recording when convenient for you. PDF presentations from older webinars are also available for download.

To find out about upcoming webinars, head to the events page.

2023-04-04

First Nations Webinars, Courses & Websites

4 April 2023

There are a number of excellent CPD webinars, courses, audio recordings, podcasts and websites available that aim to help practitioners gain a better understanding of First Nations knowledge and designing with Country. General courses on Aboriginal Cultural Inclusion and Cultural Competence are also extremely valuable to help build understanding and cultural competence.

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2024-01-18

CPD Webinars On Demand

18 January 2024

Did you miss out on a particularly interesting webinar? Are you working towards fulfilling your CPD requirements? A comprehensive suite of relevant ACA CPD webinars are now available for purchase on demand.

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2024-01-09

Heritage Controls & Opportunities

9 January 2024

Watch this webinar for a considered discussion about the issues, including the challenges and the opportunities of progressing smaller projects for heritage places in our regions. This on demand CPD panel discussion was proudly presented by ACA Vic/Tas in consultation with our panellists - Brad Hooper, Mick Moloney and Anna Eaves - from regional Victoria and Tasmania. Originally held 21 August 2023.

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2023-10-04

Two-Part Contract Administration Course

4 October 2023

The ACA has previously developed and delivered a two-part seminar on contract administration in conjunction with Dr. Harm Hollander, Doctor of Creative Industries (QUT) and Angela Yates, Partner at Moray & Agnew Lawyers. Contract administration is a critical skill for architectural practices. This recorded webinar is available to view on demand.

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2023-10-04

Cyber Security – Protecting your Business

4 October 2023

Can companies be fined for having poor security? Can you stop theft of your work? Are architects at risk? How do you protect your business? Join the ACA on Wednesday 27 September for a special deep dive into cyber security with Frances Russell of FooForce.

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2023-10-02

Insurance and PI Claims

2 October 2023

PI Insurance is a significant cost in a practice’s budget, so keeping informed on current issues is vital. View this recorded CPD webinar covering the Professional Indemnity insurance market, examples of current PI Claims in practice, and top tips on avoiding unnecessary claims and managing risk. Originally held 23 August 2023.

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2024-01-15

BoSP – The Employee Handbook

15 January 2024

This time our Business of Small Practice (BoSP) CPD on demand webinar features the ACA’s HR Consultant and Managing Principal of Catalina Consultants, Merilyn Speiser. Merilyn guides the audience through the development of an Employee Handbook that balances employer obligations, office culture and employee perks. Her approach is forward-thinking and applicable to practices of all sizes, including emerging and those just starting out. Originally held 25 October 2023.

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2023-09-07

AMWF – Caring for Students, Graduates & Interns

7 September 2023

The ACA is proud to present our fifth wellbeing event in the AMWF Toolkit series. Originally held 31 August, the webinar features Kukame McPierzie (Woods Bagot), David Gulland (Hassell), Kali Passmore (Gresley Abas) and Lee Yang Yang (eMAGN) on Caring for Students, Graduates & Interns in Practice. Additional speakers include Byron Kinnaird (Wellbeing of Architects project) and John Doyle (RMIT and AASA).

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2024-01-23

Interview with Elizabeth Watson-Brown MP

23 January 2024

ACA QLD/NT was proud to host a lunch forum featuring guest speaker Elizabeth Watson-Brown, former architect and current MP for the electorate of Ryan in Brisbane’s west. We are now pleased to be able to offer this insightful presentation on demand.

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2023-08-25

Better Balustrades

25 August 2023

In a special presentation to ACA members on 18 September 2023, Lauren Morris and Allan Shiell from the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety shared critical information regarding balustrades design and tips to improve installation. View this webinar on demand to find out more.

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2024-01-18

Practice Leadership – Sharing the load

18 January 2024

As a leader in your practice, would you like to be more productive, more innovative and less stressed? Would you like to have more engaged and happier staff, and be more agile and adaptable in practice? Watch this recorded CPD event delivered by Michael Lewarne from Unmeasured for an informative presentation about mindful leadership and its impacts in practice. Hosted by ACA NSW/ACT. Originally held 14 September 2023.

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2023-07-13

Employer Obligations for Psychosocial Safety

13 July 2023

What does psychosocial safety mean and what are the requirements for practices under new WHS Regulations? View this webinar by Bee Singh from Catalina Consultants, to learn more about how to meet your obligations and embed a supportive culture in your practice.

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2023-06-29

ACA Salary Survey Analysis 2023

29 June 2023

The ACA National Salary Survey provides essential information on remuneration and salaries in 31 different roles for the architectural profession. What are current pay rates in the industry in 2023? What are the trends and how have salaries changed? In this CPD webinar, QUT’s Lindy Osborne Burton unpacks the key findings of the 2023 report.

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2023-06-29

Preventing Sexual Harassment in Practice

29 June 2023

What do positive duty obligations mean for employers? What practical measures can you put in place to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in practice? Merilyn Speiser from Catalina Consultants presents an information webinar about your obligations under new legislation to actively manage the risk of sexual harassment, sex discrimination and victimisation.

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2023-06-29

AMWF – Support Systems & Education

29 June 2023

Our fourth online wellbeing event in the AMWF Toolkit series features Thihoa Gill (Grimshaw), Simon Frost (Greenway Architects) and Rebecca Caldwell (Maytree Studios) in conversation on Wellbeing, Support Systems and Education.

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2023-05-18

NCC Changes Webinar

18 May 2023

Watch this CPD on demand for a comprehensive overview of the upcoming changes to the Building Code of Australia (BCA) that came into effect on 1 May 2023. Expert speakers include Luke Sheehy from Design Confidence Sydney and Senior Fire Engineer Usama Masood.

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2023-05-18

WA Safety in Design Webinar

18 May 2023

The ACA WA Committee hosted this webinar on the recently updated ACA Safety in Design templates for WA. Presented by a legal expert from Jackson MacDonald.

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2023-05-18

AMWF – Contracts, Clients & Managing Deadlines

18 May 2023

View the third online wellbeing event in the AMWF Toolkit series on Contracts, Clients & Managing Deadlines. Learn from a panel discussion where our three guest speakers share their experiences and strategies on contracts, fees and deadlines, and the impact these have on workplace culture and the wellbeing of all within practice.

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2023-05-17

Wellbeing, Office Culture & Overtime

17 May 2023

Watch our second online wellbeing event from the AMWF Toolkit series, for an important discussion about how office culture, overtime and long hours can impact wellbeing. Three practitioners share their experiences around office culture and its impact on wellbeing including policy, and professional and personal tips on tackling the long hours culture in practice.

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2023-04-20

Future of Architecture Practice 2023

20 April 2023

What will the future of architecture look like? View this webinar to hear from the expert panel of practitioners convened by the Deltek and the ACA, who drew on their vast experience and knowledge to discuss pressing issues and trends within architecture, and how best to tackle them.

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2023-04-19

Wellbeing & the Physical Office Environment

19 April 2023

The ACA was proud to present the first in our AMWF Toolkit themed Event Series. View this webinar on demand, for an important conversation about how the Physical Office Environment can impact on wellbeing.

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2023-02-27

Protecting your Data – The Essential Eight

27 February 2023

ACA and Frances Russell from FooForce deliver an informative and practical CPD webinar on the Essential Eight proactive strategies to protect your business from cyber attack.

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2023-02-27

Fees & the Time Cost Calculator Guide

27 February 2023

View this ACA webinar to hear practitioners discuss fees, costs and how the Time Cost Calculator Guide can help as an instrument to contribute to fee proposals and negotiations, and cost control. Learn hints and tips from panellists representing different sized practices. Free for ACA members!

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2023-02-26

IR Update 2023 – Free for ACA members

26 February 2023

ACA and Fair Work Lawyers present an Industrial Relations webinar with legal advisor Tom Earls, who takes us through an update for workplace legislation for 2023 and what the changes mean for you and your practice. Free for ACA members!

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2023-02-26

Parting on Good Terms

26 February 2023

This CPD webinar discusses how to painlessly end a contractual relationship with a client and outlines how to minimise your risk of disputes. Presented by expert legal advisers Felicity Dixon and Wendy Poulton.

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2023-02-26

BIM & the Digital Transition in Practice

26 February 2023

The ACA presented this national webinar on the digital transition, with BIM specialists Nathan Hildebrandt and Chandrasekar Rajamani who unpack the challenges and opportunities of the digital transition for architectural practice.

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2022-11-11

Website Copywriting Fundamentals

11 November 2022

Words matter! Just like every line on a drawing matters, so does every word of your website. Watch this presentation by copywriter and marketing strategist Nikita Morell on website copywriting fundamentals.

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2022-10-04

Stepping up on Supporting the Careers of Others

4 October 2022

How can we best support the careers of others? What are the specific roles and responsibilities of leaders? This Stepping Up session looks at sponsorship and strategies for advocating for others. Watch this discussion with Jess Murphy, convenor of the Champions of Change Architecture Group, Ramin Jahromi of Cox and Karen Le Provost of Scott Carver.

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2022-10-04

First Nations History in WA

4 October 2022

The ACA WA has organised an online presentation on First Nations History in Western Australia since British colonisation. Watch this very special presentation with valuable insights by Scott Patterson, Director at Ochre Project Services.

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2022-08-31

Defining the Brief & Scope

31 August 2022

Prioritising a well-written client’s brief and architect’s scope of services is critical. Watch Wendy Poulton present this informative CPD webinar, focusing on the importance of a clear brief and scope when engaging in architectural consultancy and common pitfalls to avoid.

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2022-08-31

How to Maintain Sustainable Fees in Practice

31 August 2022

How do clients weigh up quality, service and price? What strategies and tools can be put to work to support sustainable fee levels in practice? Watch our expert panel deliver a timely CPD webinar on the all-important topic of fees.

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2022-08-24

On Career Development

24 August 2022

The Stepping Up session on Career Development looks at planning and progression, with a focus on tools to support transparent manageable, inclusive processes within architectural practices. Watch this considered discussion with David Randerson of DKO, Thihoa Gill of Grimshaw and Brian Clohessy of BVN, and hosts Angelina Pillai and Justine Clark.

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2022-07-20

On Harassment

20 July 2022

The Stepping Up on Harassment session focuses on sexual harassment, bullying and family and domestic violence. These are challenging topics, but ones we must engage with in meaningful, sensitive and robust ways. Watch this considered discussion with Adam Haddow of SJB, Tara Keast of DesignInc and Gosha Haley of Grimshaw.

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2022-07-06

Risky Business 2022

6 July 2022

Watch our expert speakers, John Moore from Thynne + Macartney and Karen Meiklejohn from Planned Cover, discuss current legal and insurance issues and their practical application to architectural practices.

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2022-06-20

On Mentoring

20 June 2022

Watch the Stepping Up session on the what, why and how of mentoring, with speakers Ben Green of Em Be Ce, Erin Collins of Hayball and Gemma McDonald of DKO, and hosts Angelina Pillai, Monica Edwards and Justine Clark. The recording includes bonus footage from the conversation after the session closed.

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2022-06-06

ACA Professional Subconsultants Agreement

6 June 2022

Watch expert speakers from MinterEllison and Planned Cover discuss the updated ACA Professional Services Subcontract. Learn more about the key issues and managing risk when engaging professional subconsultants.

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2022-05-23

On Parental Leave

23 May 2022

Watch Stepping Up on Parental Leave, a frank and useful conversation with Philip Vivian of Bates Smart, Zoë King of Cox and Richard Sucksmith of John Wardle Architects – includes bonus footage from the conversation after the event.

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2022-05-17

ACA National Salary Survey CPD Webinar 2022

17 May 2022

What are current pay rates in the industry? What are the trends for 2022 and how have salaries changed? Watch our CPD webinar on the results of our National Salary Survey 2022.

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2022-05-09

How does your practice compare?

9 May 2022

Watch a CPD webinar examining the results of the 2022 Deltek Clarity Architecture and Engineering survey with guest speakers Megan Miller and Matthew Tence. Understand the current state of the industry in the Asia Pacific and learn about critical benchmarks to help you succeed and stand out against the competition.

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2022-04-26

On Flexibility

26 April 2022

Watch the recording of Stepping Up on Flexibility – a lively and open conversation with John Prentice of Woods Bagot, Dave Tordoff of Hayball and Emily Wombwell of SJB, in conversation with the ACA’s Angelina Pillai and Parlour’s Justine Clark. Also, there’s bonus footage from the conversation after the event.

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2022-03-22

Listening, Learning & Leadership

22 March 2022

Watch the video recording of the first event in the Stepping Up series on Listening, Learning & Leadership. We start at the top – what are the roles and obligations of practice leaders? What does it mean to step up on equity?

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2022-03-17

Workplace Trends CPD Webinar

17 March 2022

Watch Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers and Merilyn Speiser from Catalina Consultants as they present current Industrial Relations and Human Resources trends in practice. Available for purchase on demand (with attached CPD).

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2022-03-17

COVID & Contracts with Christopher Larcos

17 March 2022

Christopher Larcos from Moray & Agnew Lawyers discusses how COVID-19 has impacted ABIC contracts and their management, particularly COVID-related delays and material cost increases. Video now available for purchase on demand.

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2022-05-18

Specification Writing

18 May 2022

Did you miss our recent Specification seminar? The ACA has developed a two-part seminar on ‘how to write specifications’ in conjunction with Greg Blain. It’s a critical skill for architectural practices. Now available for a discounted price as CPD On Demand.

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2022-02-19

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.

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2021-11-19

Cyber Security and Managing Risk

19 November 2021

What makes you a target, what can happen when cyber security is breached and what preventative measures can you take? Watch FooForce Managing Director Frances Russell deliver a timely presentation on cyber security in architecture. 

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2021-11-11

Retaining Architecture Talent

11 November 2021

Finding and keeping the right people in architecture practice is a constant challenge, but particularly so in the current climate. Watch Scott Huston and Tara Keast from DesignInc Sydney deliver an in-depth presentation about best practices for managing talent.

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2021-11-10

PI Insurance & Risk Mitigation

10 November 2021

In late 2021 it was timely to revisit the important topic of PI insurance, with a focus on current and future trends, cladding exclusions, compliance risks and rectification. Watch legal and insurance experts from Planned Cover and MinterEllison deliver this formal CPD presentation today.

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2021-10-10

Spotlight on Novation

10 October 2021

Why does novation happen and when? How does it change the architect’s role? What are the common risks? How can you mitigate them? Watch our informative CPD webinar on novation with Wendy Poulton from informed Lawyers. 

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2021-09-09

BoSP Recap – Fee Talk

9 September 2021

More than 300 architects registered for our recent BoSP webinar on fees with Kate Fitzgerald, Warwick Mihaly and Mick Moloney, and we’re still not sure if it was the topic or the presenters that generated all that interest!

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2021-09-02

Business of Small Practice – Fee Talk

2 September 2021

The BoSP CPD online session on Fees features In Detail podcast members Kate Fitzgerald, Warwick Mihaly and Mick Moloney. This popular discussion is now for purchase on demand. 

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2021-09-01

Waterproofing Specification Webinar

1 September 2021

Watch our Waterproofing Specification webinar with James Muir from Ardex to learn more about the critical area of waterproofing, its specification, and changes in the industry.

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2021-08-31

IR Update – Free for ACA members!

31 August 2021

Watch our latest Industrial Relations webinar with legal advisor Tom Earls, who takes us through the new casual employment regime. Free for ACA members. This popular discussion is now available on demand.

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2021-08-23

NSW D&BP Act, part 1 – The Architect’s Perspective

23 August 2021

The first of a five-part CPD series on the NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act (DBP Act) features an information session by special counsel Christopher Larcos of Moray & Agnew Lawyers. The presentation sets out key issues as they apply to architects.

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2021-08-08

NSW D&BP Act, part 3 – Consequences of the Act

8 August 2021

The third of a five-part CPD series on the NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act (DBP Act) features an information session by Paul Viney on the consequences of the Act in relation to regulated design requirements and the provision of architectural services.

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2021-08-06

NSW D&BP Act, part 4 – Insurance Implications

6 August 2021

Number four in a five-part CPD series on the NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act (DBP Act) features Simon Gray and Carina Bogaard from Planned Cover discussing the insurance implications of the bill.

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2021-07-11

Risky Business 2021

11 July 2021

The popular annual Risky Business webinar, held in July 2021, featured expert speakers offering legal, insurance and practitioner insights on how to actively manage risk in practice.

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2021-05-31

Benchmark your Practice

31 May 2021

Part self-diagnosis, part interactive, this CPD webinar will help you answer one big question – how should you grow your architecture practice this year? Listen in for insights into industry trends and critical benchmarks to help you succeed and stand out against the competition. Free for ACA members.

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2021-05-24

Reconciliation Action Plans

24 May 2021

What is a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), why are they so important and how do you create one? Listen in to this panel discussion from the ACA and TheFulcrum.Agency to learn more about RAPs, including insights from other practices and what you can do to participate in the program. 

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2021-04-22

Balancing Flexibility with Business

22 April 2021

Join the ACA and speakers Fiona Martin and Alec Tzannes on Wednesday 5 May for a very timely lunchtime webinar on balancing flexibility and hybrid ways of working with the needs of business.

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2021-02-08

Industrial Relations Webinar – Free to ACA members

8 February 2021

In early 2021, the ACA’s new industrial advisor, Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers, presented a very timely IR Update. This CPD webinar is now available for purchase on demand (free for ACA members).

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2020-10-04

Culture in Architectural Practice

4 October 2020

What does culture really mean and how do we ensure it is front and centre in our practices? HR experts Rhonda Brighton-Hall and James Hancock discuss the importance of culture in architectural practice.

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2020-09-30

Cost Planning & Negotiation

30 September 2020

Listen in to our expert speakers giving an introduction into the complexities of Cost Planning and Negotiation and the crucial role these sometimes overlooked skills can play for the success of your practice.

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2020-09-11

The Future Workplace

11 September 2020

How will the global pandemic change the workplaces of the future? Listen in to this panel discussion to explore where we go from here.

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2020-09-02

Cyber Security webinar

2 September 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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2020-07-09

Risky Business 2020

9 July 2020

The 2020 Risky Business webinar covers common legal issues for architectural practices, with lawyer John Moore and Planned Cover manager Karen Meiklejohn.

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2024-01-18

CPD Webinars On Demand

18 January 2024

Did you miss out on a particularly interesting webinar? Are you working towards fulfilling your CPD requirements? A comprehensive suite of relevant ACA CPD webinars are now available for purchase on demand.

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