Events / CPD

Current and upcoming events online and across Australia.

Our online CPD  gives all members an affordable opportunity to increase their skills and knowledge while joining the national discussion on the business of architecture. Previous webinars are available to purchase on demand.

For information about a selection of previous events refer to the branch sections.

We look forward to seeing you at an ACA session soon!

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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2024-04-15

Financial literacy for practice success

15 April 2024

The ACA and Management for Design (M4D) are offering an exclusive half-day workshop on business financial management on Wednesday 1 May in Melbourne. Help fill gaps in your financial understanding and elevate your business skills. 3 CPD points. Don’t miss this opportunity.

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2024-04-08

Duty of Care under the Design and Building Practitioners Act NSW

8 April 2024

Join the ACA NSW/ACT Committee on Wednesday 1 May 2024 for an insightful presentation by Sharon Levy from Bartier Perry Lawyers. discussing the statutory duty of care under the Design and Building Practicioners Act NSW (2020). Don’t miss this opportunity to stay informed.

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2024-04-08

Stepping Up – Crushing the Gender Pay Gap

8 April 2024

Join Parlour, the ACA and the Champions of Change Architecture Group for an important conversation about crushing the gender pay gap. Hear insights and strategies from the practices with lower median pay gaps as reported to the WGEA. Special discount pricing for ACA members. Book now!

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2024-04-05

The Business of Small Practice – Market Matters

5 April 2024

The BoSP is back in WA, and the first event of 2024 promises to be a big one! Join ACA WA Vice-President Kate FitzGerald and housing industry experts for an important and timely afternoon of discussion around the housing market and planning system updates. Don’t miss it!

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2024-03-15

The Role of the Building Surveyor

15 March 2024

What is the specific role of the building surveyor in the building approvals process? Join the ACA WA online on Thursday 28 March with the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety Audit Manager, Paul da Costa for the next in our series of informative webinars.

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2024-03-14

All Things Curved by Stratco

14 March 2024

The ACA SA Committee is delighted to invite members to an exclusive event presented by Stratco. Tap into the collective wisdom of the experienced presenters as they discuss the key considerations of design with curved roof or walls. Finish the session with a factory tour, revealing the secrets of the manufacturing process.

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2024-04-18

AMWF – Technology & Wellbeing

18 April 2024

Technology helps with speed and efficiency but it can also create increased stress and information overload. Our first national AMWF event for 2024 covered the extremely timely topic of Technology and its connection to mental wellbeing. Watch this webinar to hear advice from our panel of practitioners and HR experts on making the most of technology without becoming a slave to it. Book now!

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2024-03-12

Wellbeing of Architects Symposium

12 March 2024

The Wellbeing of Architects symposium on 8–9 May will be the culmination of a groundbreaking, four-year research study – the Wellbeing of Architects: Culture, Identity and Practice. The ACA is a proud partner of the project, supporting this important work since its genesis in 2020.

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2024-03-06

How to Achieve Sustainable Growth in Practice

6 March 2024

Many business owners struggle to realise the full potential of their business in terms of enhancing its value. Join ACA Vic/Tas and Chris Dionne from Stellar Business Consulting on 27 March for an insightful lunch presentation at Macquarie Bank on how to grow, fund or exit your business. Numbers are limited, so get in quick to secure your place. 

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2024-02-28

How’s the Amenity? Renewing the Great Australian Dream

28 February 2024

Join ACA and Woods Bagot for a panel conversation presented as a part of the Perth Design Week 2024. Dive into density with some of Australia’s most forward-thinking place makers, academics and advocates.

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2024-02-27

Window Selection for 7-Star Homes

27 February 2024

Join the ACA NSW/ACT Committee on Wednesday 27 March for an insightful presentation by AGWA Limited, exploring the intricate details of optimising window selection for 7-star homes.

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2024-02-19

Joint Venture Partnerships in Architecture

19 February 2024

Join ACA WA for an informative online presentation on the merits and pitfalls of Joint Venture partnerships with construction lawyer Isla McRobbie.

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2024-02-17

DBP Audit Findings + 5 Key Australian Standards

17 February 2024

Join the ACA NSW/ACT Committee on Wednesday 6 March for an informative presentation on the findings from the Design & Building Practitioner (DBP) Audit. We will also hear the latest from NATSPEC on how to use and document Australian Standards.

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2024-02-14

Site Tour – National Rugby Training Centre

14 February 2024

Join the ACA QLD/NT Committee and Blight Rayner Architects on Friday 22 March for a site tour of the National Rugby Training Centre in Herston Brisbane. Don’t miss out. Book now!

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2024-02-07

Strategies for Small Practices

7 February 2024

informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount for ACA members for its next webinar aimed at small practices. Senior Risk Manager Felicity Dixon and Focus Underwriting’s Claims Manager Karen Wong will share insights into the common claims made against small practices and practical risk management strategies. Don’t miss it!

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2024-02-05

AMWF Lunch Seminar – Managing Burnout

5 February 2024

The ACA QLD/NT Committee is delighted to host an AMWF Lunch Seminar on Managing Burnout with Clinical Director of North Brisbane Psychologists, Dr Rachel Hannam on Thursday 22 February. Book now!

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2024-01-25

WA Welcome Breakfast 2024

25 January 2024

ACA WA invites members and friends to join us for breakfast at Wards Central Dining at Victoria House in Shenton Park. 

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2024-01-22

SA Welcome Breakfast 2024

22 January 2024

The ACA SA is kicking off the year with a relaxed breakfast for our branch committee and members at Luigi’s Delicatessen on Tuesday 20 February. Come along to hear from our fantastic guest speaker, catch up with friends and colleagues, and hear about our plans for 2024.

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2023-11-09

Procurement, Quality & Urban Equity

9 November 2023

The ACA is pleased to support the second event in the Building Reform Series by the Melbourne School of Design, which will explore the critical impact of procurement in the building industry. This free two-hour event will include a thought-provoking panel discussion and Q&A with key industry stakeholders. Book now!

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2023-11-02

AAAG End-of-Year Lunch

2 November 2023

The Melbourne-based Architectural Administration & Accounting Group (AAAG) is having its last meeting of the year and an end-of-year lunch at Foreground Architecture in Carlton on 9 November. Newcomers welcome!

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2023-11-01

Vic/Tas Drinks on the Tower Deck

1 November 2023

After a busy year of advocacy and special projects, we’re already coming up to the end of the year. The ACA Victoria/Tasmania Branch Committee is celebrating with Christmas drinks from 5pm Thursday 30 November. ACA members and their teams can enjoy refreshments and city views from high up on the deck at the Macquarie Building on Collins Street, Melbourne.

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2023-10-30

WA Xmas Drinks at Lawson Flats

30 October 2023

ACA WA President Kukame McPierzie and Committee are hosting drinks at Lawson Flats, Perth’s community-focused members club on 24 November. Members are welcome to join us for a quick after-work drink or stay longer for a relaxed evening with colleagues and friends.

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2023-10-30

ACA SA President’s Xmas Drinks

30 October 2023

ACA SA and National President John Held and the SA Branch Committee invite members to our annual President’s Christmas Drinks at the Seven Stars Hotel on 7 December.

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2023-10-26

Wellbeing & Our Community

26 October 2023

The NSW/ACT Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum (AMWF) is hosting an evening of wellbeing and learning on Thursday 23 November at the Glebe studio of i2C Architects. Book now!

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2023-10-12

Upcoming Ardex CPD Webinars 2023

12 October 2023

Ardex Australia is offering a suite of CPD webinars from 18 October to 29 November 2023, which aim to educate and aid architects on the topics of managing moisture, slab preparation,  grout issues and waterproofing.

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2023-09-20

Security of Payment online event

20 September 2023

Architects are exposed to contractual and statutory risks on every building project in both the residential and commercial sphere. Please join the ACA NSW/ACT branch committee and Rob Kalde from Bartier Perry for an informative online morning presentation on Security of Payment legislation. FREE for everyone!

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2023-09-03

Trivia Night 2023 recap

3 September 2023

The QLD/NT Committee were delighted to host another fantastic trivia night last month, with diverse teams united for a memorable evening. Former QLD/NT President and Trivia Master Rob Wesener returned to take the teams through their trivia paces, and Charmaine Kai and 8i Architects came out on top. Congratulations 8i Architects!

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2023-08-30

What are candidates looking for?

30 August 2023

The ACA SA Committee invites you to our next Practice Managers lunch with Anna Roussos from ROUSSOS Recruitment. Anna will provide insight into recruitment and the architecture sector in Adelaide.

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2023-08-24

Risky Business 2023

24 August 2023

Join the QLD/NT branch committee on Wednesday 13 September for the popular annual CPD Breakfast on legal, insurance and risk matters in practice. An expert panel, led by Karen Meiklejohn of Planned Cover, will update you on the latest trends and ongoing issues in practice.

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2023-08-09

Hobart event with Rodney Dillon

9 August 2023

The ACA is delighted to host a free lunch event in Hobart on 14 August featuring Rodney Dillon, Palawa Elder and Chair of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Heritage Council, who will present on the Voice to Parliament. Also in attendance will be the ACA CEO, Presidents and team from around the country, who look forward to catching up with Tasmanian members and others in the built environment.

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2023-07-10

2023 Trivia Night

10 July 2023

Join the ACA Qld/NT Committee and Quiz Master Robert Wesener for the 2023 Dinner and Trivia Night on Friday 25 August.

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2023-07-10

Victoria’s Future Cities, Suburbs and Building Reforms

10 July 2023

The ACA VIC/TAS branch committee has been working closely with Melbourne University on an upcoming panel discussion event on 20 July on the future of Victoria’s cities, suburbs and building reforms.

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2023-07-05

Contracts Toolkit 2023

5 July 2023

informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount for ACA members for its next national webinar on Contracts on 3 August, featuring Wendy Poulton and Felicity Dixon. The webinar will include an update on essential aspects of consultancy agreements.

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2023-06-20

Adelaide event – Reconciliation Action Plans

20 June 2023

To celebrate the ACA’s soon-to-be-endorsed RAP, the SA committee has organised a special presentation on Reconciliation Action Plans in Adelaide on Thursday 6 July.

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2023-06-20

Darwin Event – Risk Update

20 June 2023

The ACA and Planned Cover will run a timely face-to-face seminar in Darwin on Wednesday 26 July on managing risk, avoiding common insurance claims and developing good habits in practice. Book now!

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2023-06-20

SA Business of Design Lunch 2023

20 June 2023

The ACA SA Committee is delighted to welcome guest speaker Andrew Maynard from Austin Maynard Architects for their annual Business of Design lunch on Tuesday 22 August. Tickets selling fast. Don’t miss out!

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2023-06-02

James Cook University Site Tour

2 June 2023

Join the ACA QLD/NT committee on Thursday 22 June for a site tour of the James Cook University (JCU) Technology Innovation Complex in Townsville. Although still in the final stages of construction, this event is a great opportunity to see the building before it’s opened. Book now!

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2023-05-22

Adelaide Waterproofing Presentation

22 May 2023

Join the ACA SA committee and Paul Ratcliff for an invaluable, practical CPD presentation on the assessment of waterproofing design for bathrooms and balconies. Joel Clough and Adam McGlone from Ardex will also join us for a panel discussion.

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2023-05-18

WA Business of Design 2023

18 May 2023

ACA WA proudly announces that Nolan Hunter, a signatory to the Uluru Statement and Head of Engagement at The Uluru Dialogue, will join us at this year’s Business of Design Lunch on 16 June.

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2023-05-16

Brisbane Lunch Discussion – Construction Cost Inflation

16 May 2023

Join the ACA QLD/NT committee for a lunch presentation and panel discussion focused on construction cost volatility and the future economic outlook. Book now to reserve your place.

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2023-05-15

Top Priorities for Practice Leaders

15 May 2023

Join Deltek’s Linda Dininger and the ACA’s Matt Tence as they explore the data behind industry trends from the soon-to-be-released 2023 Deltek Clarity Report. Discussion topics will include technology trends, business strategies and policies, workplace issues and business development.

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2023-05-09

Sydney BoSP – Growth in Small Practice

9 May 2023

Join the ACA NSW/ACT committee, Warwick Mihaly from Mihaly Slocombe and a fantastic panel of speakers for Sydney’s first Business of Small Practice event on 15 June. Book now!

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2023-04-29

On Presenteeism

29 April 2023

How do we work effectively and creatively? How can we maintain a commitment to high quality design and ensure that time spent at the desk is productive? Where do we do our best work, and under what circumstances? Join us on Monday 8 May for Stepping Up on Presenteeism, an invigorating conversation with John Prentice of Woods Bagot, Lynne Hancock of DesignInc and Lee Hillam of Dunn & Hillam.

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2023-04-24

SA BoSP Meaningful Marketing

24 April 2023

Join the ACA SA Committee for a BoSP presentation by Dave Sharp and panel, who will uncover the techniques you need to elevate your marketing and establish an authentic voice for your practice. 

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2023-04-17

Project Remediate – Pattern Book Update

17 April 2023

Join Hansen Yuncken and the Office of Project Remediate on Thursday 4 May for a CPD online event on the Project Remediate Pattern Book one year on. The in-person presentation and networking event has sold out, but there are still online tickets available (2 formal CPD points).

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2023-04-17

Working with the Budget

17 April 2023

informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount for ACA members for its next national webinar on Working with the Budget on 11 May, featuring Risk Manager Wendy Poulton and Architect Clare Cousins. Topics will include managing client budgets, contingencies, value management processes and price flexibility in contracts.

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2023-03-29

NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act – An Update

29 March 2023

The NSW/ACT branch is pleased to present David Bannerman, Principal of Bannermans Lawyers, for a CPD webinar on the NSW Design and Building Practitioners Act, including recent changes and compliance.

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2023-03-22

Practicing on Country CPD Course

22 March 2023

The Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney is offering a 20% discount for ACA members for its Practicing on Country CPD course, an online, self-paced 1.5 hour learning module.

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2023-02-16

Adelaide Sustainability Roundtable

16 February 2023

The SA branch is pleased to present our first roundtable discussion for 2023, with Joe Karten, Head of Sustainability at Built; Paul Davy, Director at dsquared consulting; and Ken Long, Sustainability Manager Vic & SA, Lend Lease.

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2023-01-25

All Hallows School Tour

25 January 2023

Join the ACA QLD/NT on Tuesday 28 February for a special presentation and site tour of the Potter Building Adaptive Reuse Project at the All Hallows School in Brisbane.

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2023-01-24

Adelaide Welcome Breakfast

24 January 2023

The ACA SA committee will host its annual Welcome Breakfast at Luigi’s Delicatessen on Tuesday 21 February. Book now to reserve your place.

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2023-01-09

WA Welcome to 2023 Breakfast

9 January 2023

The WA Committee is delighted to invite members to its annual Welcome Breakfast at Little Way in Nedlands for breakfast to kick off the new year.

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2022-10-20

Financial Pathways for Small and Medium Practice

20 October 2022

The ACA Business of Small Practice (BoSP) forum and Daniel Bolt from Macquarie Bank will present an online session on finance for SME business on Thursday 10 November. Topics discussed will include financing growth, innovative business models, and the availability of funding for the traditional fee-for-service practice model.

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2022-10-20

WA End-of-Year Celebration

20 October 2022

WA President Kukame McPierzie and committee invite members to our annual End-of-Year Celebration! This year we’ll enjoy refreshments and friendship in the garden at Gordon Street Garage.

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2022-09-26

SA Christmas Celebration

26 September 2022

ACA SA and National President John Held and the SA Branch Committee are hosting Christmas Drinks at The Gilbert Hotel on 29 November.

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2022-09-16

Mid-Year Catch-up in Melbourne

16 September 2022

The ACA – VIC/TAS Branch Committee was delighted to host a special members event on 29 August. The ACA committee, partners, industry figures and ACA members joined CEO Angelina Pillai and National President John Held for drinks and light refreshments, and to hear our plans for the months ahead.

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2022-09-14

SA Business of Design Lunch recap

14 September 2022

The SA Committee was delighted to host the fourth annual Business of Design lunch on Thursday 18 August with guest speakers Lindsay and Kerry Clare. Several attendees share their reflections here.

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2022-08-23

WA WHS Legislation Uncovered

23 August 2022

Join the WA branch for an in-depth look at the changes to the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA) and the implications for architects. This online event is not to be missed!

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2022-08-22

Melbourne Mid-Year Drinks

22 August 2022

Join the VIC/TAS branch committee for drinks and light refreshments on Monday 29 August. Hear our plans for the months ahead, and meet the ACA team, industry guests, fellow members and peers.

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2022-08-10

Canberra Half-Yearly CPD Event Recap

10 August 2022

Stephen Pearse provides a recap of the ACA’s recent six-monthly catch-up and CPD event in Canberra. It was an excellent evening for all, with informative presentations and a chance to learn, earn CPD and meet up.

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2022-08-04

The Client Brief & Managing Fees

4 August 2022

The QLD/NT Committee is hosting a lunch forum on Wednesday 24 August on The Client Brief and Managing Your Fees. Join guest speakers Lawrence Toaldo from Conrad Gargett, Mark Williams from Mark Williams Architects and Darren Cardy from Ashburner Francis, with moderator David Brian from dwp Architects.

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2022-07-19

SA Business of Design Lunch

19 July 2022

The ACA SA Committee is hosting its 5th annual Business of Design lunch with guest speakers Kerry and Lindsay Clare from Clare Design on 18 August.

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2022-06-20

Bushfire Resilience and Design

20 June 2022

Join the ACA NSW/ACT Committee on Thursday 21 July for a Zoom presentation by Nigel Bell, architect and expert in the design of bushfire compliant buildings.

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2022-06-20

SA Practice Managers Lunch – Cybercrime

20 June 2022

Join the ACA SA committee, Planned Cover and Blue Zebra Insurance for our next Practice Managers Lunch on 21 July, which will tackle the timely topic of cybercrime and how to reduce risk.

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2022-06-15

WA Business of Design Lunch

15 June 2022

ACA WA invites you to our annual Business of Design Lunch with special guest speaker, Dale Alcock.

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2022-06-14

Business of Small Practice – Meaningful Marketing

14 June 2022

On Friday 24 June, ACA WA will uncover the tips and techniques you need to elevate your marketing and establish an authentic voice for your business.

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2022-06-10

Changes to National Construction Code

10 June 2022

Join the ACA NSW/ACT committee on Wednesday 29 June for a special presentation on the changes and updates to the NCC with Luke Sheehy from Design Confidence.

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2022-05-03

The engine of growth

3 May 2022

Join the ACA SA committee and Warwick Mihaly from Mihaly Slocombe for our next Business of Small Practice event on 24 May. Book now!

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2022-04-26

Rethinking Leadership

26 April 2022

The Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum QLD/NT is running an online session on Thursday 5 May on rethinking leadership with a view to improving the wellbeing and contribution of all in practice.

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2022-04-06

Sydney event – Becoming fearless in practice

6 April 2022

Join Michael Lewarne and the NSW/ACT branch on Wednesday 27 April for a presentation on reshaping practice and exploring new possibilities. Don’t miss our first Sydney face to face event for the year.

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2022-03-05

SA Breakfast – 5 April

5 March 2022

The SA committee has organised a breakfast catch-up at Luigi’s Delicatessen on Tuesday 5 April. Save the date! 

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2022-03-04

Succession Planning Online Event with Macquarie Bank

4 March 2022

The WA and SA branches are running an online session on the succession planning process with Macquarie Bank’s Daniel Bolt on Friday 1 April.

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2022-02-20

Priorities for Regional Architects

20 February 2022

Join the ACA QLD/NT on Tuesday 22 February to discuss key industry priorities for regional architects. Don’t miss it!

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2022-02-14

Ventilation Critical Action Summit 2022

14 February 2022

Building industry professionals are invited to join a timely conversation on creating safe indoor environments with a two-day virtual national ventilation summit on 24–25 February 2022, organised by AMCA Australia. An impressive list of speakers from government, academia, media and multiple disciplines in the building industry will share their expertise

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2022-02-09

SA Virtual Roundtables

9 February 2022

The SA Committee will host a series of online roundtable discussions from 16–22 February for SA members to share challenges, ask questions and support each other. 

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2022-01-31

COVID Roundtable Discussion

31 January 2022

ACA members are invited to a virtual roundtable on Friday 4 February to discuss the challenges facing architectural practices over the coming months. Join ACA National President John Held, IR Advisor Tom Earls, ACA CEO Angelina Pillai and representatives from a number of practices for this important conversation.

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2022-01-30

Save the Date – Darwin Lunch

30 January 2022

The ACA QLD/NT will host a special lunch in Darwin for members and non-members on 17 February. Keep an eye on your inboxes for more details.

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2022-01-18

Leah Lang Virtual Roundtable

18 January 2022

Join the ACA – QLD/NT and Queensland Government Architect Leah Lang on Wednesday 2 February to discuss key industry priorities for the year ahead.

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2022-01-12

WA Welcome to 2022 Breakfast

12 January 2022

The WA Branch is kicking off the year with a relaxed breakfast shared amongst our committee, members, and special invited guests.

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2021-12-13

NCC-Compliant Stairways

13 December 2021

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released a new NCC CPD course on Stairways for practitioners who design, construct and certify stairways in residential and commercial buildings.

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2021-11-11

Xmas Drinks in Perth

11 November 2021

WA President, Kukame McPierzie, and committee invite members to join us for our annual Rooftop Drinks at the Alex Hotel on 26 November.

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2021-11-11

Xmas Drinks in Canberra

11 November 2021

Save the date for the Canberra end-of-year Christmas drinks at the Howling Moon Rooftop Bar on Tuesday 14 December.

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2021-11-11

SA Xmas Drinks

11 November 2021

ACA – SA and National President, John Held, and SA Committee invite members to join us for Christmas Drinks at Roxie’s.

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2021-11-11

Vic/Tas End of Year Get Together

11 November 2021

Save the date for an end of year get together with the Vic/Tas committee, ACA members and guests at The Leveson’s outdoor courtyard in North Melbourne on Tuesday 30 November.

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2021-11-11

Understanding Standards

11 November 2021

The ABCB is offering a 20% discount as an introductory offer for its newly released one-hour NCC CPD course on understanding Australian Standards and other NCC referenced documents.

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2021-11-10

November courses – Waterproofing, Tiling & Flooring

10 November 2021

ARDEX Australia is offering a suite of online formal CPD training courses in November, which aim to educate and aid architects on the topics of waterproofing, tiling and flooring systems.

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2021-11-03

The Importance of Social Housing

3 November 2021

Join Mecca Events and a panel of social housing design and development professionals on 17 November for a comprehensive discussion on sustainable social housing.

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2021-10-06

Facade Performance & the Rules 101

6 October 2021

On Tuesday 26 October, join Mecca Events and a panel of facade and building code experts to explore latest developments and some of the common misunderstandings around Facade Performance and Section J. ACA members can access a 20% discount.

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2021-09-11

Air Quality & Ventilation webinar

11 September 2021

Join Mecca Events’ panel of experts on Wednesday 6 October for a discussion on air quality, ventilation and how to deliver healthy indoor environments. ACA members can access a 20% discount. Book now!

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2021-09-11

WA Design Review event

11 September 2021

The WA branch of the ACA, alongside the Planning Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), will be having an important and timely discussion on design review on 17 September at the Melbourne Hotel.

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2021-09-11

Business of Design Recap

11 September 2021

In mid-August, WA members gathered at Double Rainbow at The Rechabite for the ACA’s annual Business of Design Lunch, featuring speaker Adrian Fini, Founder of Hesperia and celebrated developer and patron of art and design.

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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

Living Architecture with Lindsay and Kerry Clare

2 September 2021

On Wednesday 8 September, the QLD/NT branch will run the first in a Q&A series with prominent architects, this time with Lindsay and Kerry Clare. Don’t miss it. Book now!

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2021-08-24

Creators vs Copycats

24 August 2021

On Tuesday 14 September, informed by Planned Cover is running a national webinar on copyright, intellectual property and how to protect your work. ACA members can access a 15% discount.

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2021-08-15

Waterproofing, Tiling & Flooring

15 August 2021

Ardex is running a range of online formal CPD courses in August and September on the topics of waterproofing, tiling and flooring systems. 

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2021-08-14

Tracking KPIs Through Tough Times

14 August 2021

After a challenging year, how are architecture practices in Asia Pacific (APAC) performing? Download the latest Deltek Clarity report to find out more.

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2021-08-11

Housing & Energy Efficiency – NCC CPD Course

11 August 2021

The Australian Building Codes Board is offering an NCC CPD course to help build understanding of housing energy efficiency requirements. A special discounted offer is available for a limited time.

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2021-08-10

Reuse, Retrofit, Recycle

10 August 2021

Mecca’s upcoming CPD webinar on Wednesday 1 September will feature leading design and engineering experts presenting on Adaptive Reuse in Buildings. ACA members can access a 20% discount.

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2021-08-01

St John’s Mental Health First Aid Training

1 August 2021

The WA and SA branches are proud to offer members the opportunity to participate in the St John’s Mental Health First Aid Training at a reduced price.

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2021-07-14

Business of Design in SA – A Recap

14 July 2021

On Tuesday 8 June, the ACA – SA Committee was delighted to host its popular annual Business of Design Lunch with guest speaker Emma Williamson from TheFulcrum.Agency. Three attendees offer a recap.

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2021-07-05

WA Business of Design Lunch

5 July 2021

The WA Committee have rescheduled their Business of Design Lunch to Friday 20 August 2021 with guest speaker Adrian Fini.

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2021-06-09

Industrial Manslaughter Laws Webinar

9 June 2021

The next CPD webinar from ACA partner Mecca Events on 23 June will cover industrial manslaughter legislation with legal and work health and safety experts Tony Lawrence, Kate Elliott and Stephen Russell.

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2021-06-09

That’s a RAP!

9 June 2021

On 3 June, the ACA hosted a webinar with TheFulcrum.Agency on the importance of Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs). Emma Brain provides a recap.

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2021-05-27

Designing Practice with Emma Williamson

27 May 2021

The ACA – SA Committee is excited to host its popular annual Business of Design Lunch on Tuesday 8 June with guest speaker Emma Williamson from TheFulcrum.Agency.

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2021-05-12

NCC Update for Architects

12 May 2021

The ACA – QLD/NT branch committee is hosting a lunch forum on the National Construction Code on Wednesday 26 May with guest speaker Michael Moran.

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2021-05-11

New BGGS Science Learning Centre

11 May 2021

Last month, the QLD/NT branch committee organised a site tour of the seven-storey Science Learning Centre at the Brisbane Girls Grammar School. Ray Giarola provides a recap.

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2021-05-10

Successful Waterproofing

10 May 2021

Ardex is running a number of one-hour CPD seminars on the Four Key Components of Successful Waterproofing in May and June. 

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2021-05-08

Demystifying Legal Jargon

8 May 2021

informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount to ACA members for a webinar on Demystifying the Jargon (Legal) on Thursday 27 May.

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2021-05-03

Ideas for a Better Profession

3 May 2021

The NSW/ACT branch committee is delighted to present another face to face event on Thursday 27 May, with speaker Michael Lewarne exploring important questions about the nature of architectural practice and how we might do things differently in a post-COVID world.

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2021-04-14

Medium Density Symposium recap

14 April 2021

On 31 March, the WA branch hosted its most ambitious event yet – a symposium on the State Government’s proposed policy to guide medium density developments across Western Australia. Emma Brain provides a recap.

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2021-04-14

Medium Density Policy in WA

14 April 2021

The WA branch has been leading a series of initiatives aimed at engaging the architecture profession with the State Government’s draft Medium Density Code. Watch our short film featuring some of the designers who worked with DesignWA to shape this policy ... and then have your say.

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2021-04-11

ACA Member Discount for D&BP Act Webinar

11 April 2021

informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount to ACA members for their follow-up webinar on the Design & Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) on 22 April.

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2021-04-11

Discount Tickets for ArchiTeam Conference

11 April 2021

Our good friends at ArchiTeam are offering a special discounted rate for ACA members for the ArchiTeam conference on Friday 21 May.

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2021-03-18

Design Matters: Medium Density Symposium

18 March 2021

The WA branch of the ACA will present a special Medium Density Symposium on Wednesday 31 March in collaboration with Open House Perth (OHP).

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2021-03-09

Architects Mental Wellbeing Breakfast in SA

9 March 2021

The ACA – SA Committee started the year with their annual welcome breakfast and the launch of the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum on 23 February.

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2021-03-09

Heritage & Design Webinar

9 March 2021

On Wednesday 31 March, Mecca Events will present a CPD webinar on all things heritage, from understanding heritage context and significance to regulations and compliance, materials and finishes.

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2021-03-05

Social Housing of the Future

5 March 2021

Tickets are now available for ArchiPitch 2021 on Tuesday 30 March, which will focus on big ideas for the social housing sector.

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2021-02-22

WA Branch Launches Wellbeing Forum

22 February 2021

The WA branch is proud to launch the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum on Wednesday 3 March.

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2021-02-20

The Superintendent’s Role as Certifier

20 February 2021

informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount to ACA members for their next Contract Administration webinar on 18 March.

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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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2021-02-07

ArchiPitch Seeks Expressions of Interest for 2021

7 February 2021

The ACA is delighted to to support ArchiPitch 2021, which will tackle the important topic of social housing at Melbourne Design Week.

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2021-02-05

SA Breakfast & Architects Mental Wellbeing Launch

5 February 2021

As we embark on 2021 and look to the future, join the ACA – SA for a very special Welcome Breakfast as we launch the Architects Mental Wellbeing Forum.

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2021-02-05

A Contemporary Heritage Approach

5 February 2021

The NSW/ACT branch of the ACA has joined forces with Sydney East Architects to host a special event on contemporary heritage matters in NSW on Wednesday 17 February.

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2021-02-04

2021 Trivia Night

4 February 2021

Join the ACA – Qld/NT Committee and Quiz Master Robert Wesener for the 2021 Trivia Night on 26 February.

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2021-01-29

Welcome Breakfast in WA

29 January 2021

The WA branch committee and incoming WA President Kukame McPierzie are hosting a welcome breakfast for members on Wednesday 17 February.

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2021-01-24

First Nations Design Principles

24 January 2021

WSP’s Indigenous Specialist Services team and Dr Shaneen Fantin of POD (People Oriented Design) will discuss First Nations Design Principles in Architecture and Building at an upcoming CPD webinar by Mecca Events on 10 February. ACA members can access a 20% discount.

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2021-01-21

Record Keeping webinar

21 January 2021

informed by Planned Cover is offering a 15% discount for ACA members for a document management and record keeping webinar at lunchtime on 10 February.

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2020-11-27

Getting a Head Start with your Contracts

27 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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2020-11-04

SA Roundtable on Post-COVID Reality

4 November 2020

Wellbeing, localism and optimism can summarise the discussion at the ACA’s recent Adelaide roundtable on the post-COVID reality for South Australia, writes Mario Dreosti.

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2020-11-01

Christmas Drinks in WA

1 November 2020

WA President Malcolm Jones and committee will host drinks on the rooftop of the Alex Hotel on 3 December to celebrate the start of the festive season.

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2020-10-03

Doing Documentation Better

3 October 2020

On 11 November 2020, guest speaker Alex Chistiakoff presented an ACA webinar on delivering high quality documentation efficiently and consistently. 

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2020-10-03

Getting the Balance Right

3 October 2020

Are we architects so we can be in business, or in business so we can be architects? The ACA and the BoSP forum met on 23 November for an insightful conversation about developing simultaneously as an architect and an entrepreneur. 

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