Quality Outcomes and a Culture Shift
Architects and building certifiers found much common ground at a recent roundtable discussion in South Australia. Mario Dreosti reviews the main points, including the current appetite for increased speed and reduced cost over quality, and the importance of professional culture in effecting change.
How do you improve your bottom line without letting go of your values or your daily enjoyment of the work? On 10 May, Warwick Mihaly will share his insights for BoSP3 in WA.
NSW Land and Environment Court: Special Presentation
Learn more about the NSW Land and Environment Court and its relevance to architects when the ACA – NSW/ACT presents Tim Horton and Chris Shaw at Club Rose Bay on 1 May.
Villa Maria Site Tour
On 19 March, the ACA – QLD/NT Committee organised a site visit to the Villa Maria Complex, a state heritage building that has recently undergone a significant redevelopment. Kevin Gerrard reports on the project.
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.
Gender Equity Discussion in WA
There was standing room only at the ACA's recent Data at Work event in Fremantle, which combined a presentation of Parlour's most recent Census Report with a panel discussion about future action and advocacy. Emma Brain reports.
ACA - QLD/NT Event: Save the Date
Save the date for the Qld/NT branch's next luncheon presentation with speaker Brook Monahan of Mosaic Property Group on Friday 17 May.
SA Event: Partial Services & Novation
On 3 April in Adelaide, join informed by Planned Cover to investigate how partial services and novation affect the architect's role, liability and risk. ACA members receive a discount on these events.
WA Panel Discussion on Joint Ventures
Join the ACA – WA on Thursday 4 April for a panel discussion on the merits and pitfalls of joint ventures.
Lacrosse Fire Judgment webinar
On 11 April, informed by Planned Cover is running a national webinar on the Lacrosse Tower Fire Judgment and its implications for the construction industry.
ACA Member Discount - Be Informed Briefing (NSW)
Informed by Planned Cover is offering ACA members a special discounted rate for a seminar on working in the construction industry post the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Building your Brand Seminar
Join the ACA – NSW/ACT on 10 April for a two-hour workshop on how to build your brand.
Roundtable Discussion in Adelaide
Join us on 21 March for an extremely topical roundtable discussion with building certifiers.
Parlour Census Report Event in WA
Please join the ACA, the Institute and Parlour on 21 March for a presentation on the Parlour Census Report, followed by a panel discussion about future action and advocacy.
Join the ACA – Qld/NT on 19 March for a site tour of the Villa Maria aged-care facility.
Single Touch Payroll Event
Join the ACA – SA Committee and Cbus to learn all about Single Touch Payroll at our next event in Adelaide on 13 March.
Data at Work in WA
Please join the ACA and Parlour at Notre Dame University on 21 March for a presentation on the Parlour Census Report, and a discussion about future action and advocacy.
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.
Join us for Breakfast in Adelaide
The ACA – SA Committee invites members and sponsors to an informal catch-up breakfast on 5 February.
2019 Welcome Breakfast in WA
The ACA - WA Committee welcomes in the new year with breakfast for members and sponsors at one of Perth's best cafes.
Extensive Event Program for 2019
The ACA – WA Committee is delighted to announce its calendar of events for 2019. More details will be provided in the new year.
BoSP2: Organisational Structure
The ACA – WA recently held its second Business of Small Practice event, talking shares, trusts, asset protection and employee ownership.
SA Calendar for the Year Ahead
The ACA – SA Committee is delighted to announce its calendar of events for 2019. Put the dates in your diaries! More details to come.
SA Christmas Drinks
The ACA – SA Committee hosted our President's Christmas Drinks on the rooftop of the Darling Building on Friday, 23 November.
Christmas Celebration in WA
There was a healthy turnout for the ACA – WA's annual President’s Cocktail Party on the rooftop of the Alex Hotel.
Free Contract Management Webinar for ACA members
Join Informed by Planned Cover to learn the seven things all consultants should know about contracts.
Business of Small Practice 2: Organisational Structure
Join the ACA – WA on 23 November to talk shares, trusts, asset protection and employee ownership at a breakfast BoSP event.
Sydney Roundtable Discussion
Join the ACA – NSW/ACT branch for a roundtable discussion on 26 November about all things ACA.
2018 President's Christmas Drinks in South Australia
ACA – SA invites members and their staff to the rooftop of the Darling Building for the 2018 President's Christmas drinks.
Canberra Catch-up & Christmas Drinks
On 22 November, join the NSW/ACT branch for our end-of-year catch-up, discussion and Christmas drinks.
President's Drinks in WA
Come along to our annual President's end-of-year drinks on the rooftop of The Alex Hotel!
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.
Lunch with MATES in Construction
Join ACA – WA and Cbus on 2 November for a 'Lunch and Learn' about mental health on site and in practice.
SA Practice Managers Lunch
Are you guilty of putting your IT security needs in the too-hard basket? Come along to the ACA – SA Practice Managers Lunch on 25 October to hear the latest cybersecurity advice from the experts.
The Business of Small Practice
The ACA – WA’s first Business of Small Practice forum focused on the importance of the ‘connected economy’, with networking and relationships at its core, writes Rachael Bernstone.
ACA - VIC/TAS: State School Projects
Are you interested in securing state educational work or simply understanding more about the process and what is required? Then join the ACA – Vic/Tas on Wednesday 26 September to learn all there is to know about the VSBA process for capital works.
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.
WA Calendar Update
Western Australia is gearing up for a busy end to 2018! The following events have been scheduled, with dates to be announced shortly.
ACA - Qld/NT Events Recap
The ACA – Qld/NT branch has been busy, with events on contract negotiations, joint ventures and alliances, and a Brisbane Broncos site tour.
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.
The Tools You Need!
ACA – Vic/Tas invites you to come along to learn how the ACA Business Toolbox can help you run your business. Book now for this free event on 1 August!
ACA – Qld / NT invites members to participate in a lunchtime presentation with a panel addressing contract negotiations.
The Business of Small Practice Forum
The ACA – WA is excited to announce the first event in a new series curated specifically for small business.
What’s on in WA?
The ACA – WA Committee has a host of interesting events planned for 2018. Here’s a rundown.
WA EOFY Lunch
Troubling Times for the WA Construction Industry
Join the ACA – WA to discuss risk allocation, insolvency and the local precarious state of the construction industry at their next event on 17 May.
The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) invites ACA members to the Forecasts Breakfast Briefing.
ACA - NSW/ACT Event: Sustainability Presentation
Join the ACA – NSW/ACT for a discussion on the 'third wave' of sustainability by architect and educator Tone Wheeler.
WA Event: Breakfast at the West End Deli
Join us for breakfast in Perth and learn more about our new Strategic Plan!
Be Informed Briefing: Harmonious Sub-consulting
Join informed by Planned Cover for a seminar on developing harmonious relationships between lead consultants and sub-consultants. ACA members receive a discount on these events.
Join the ACA – Qld for a discussion on building resilience, staying relevant and achieving business longevity.
Welcome to ACA Tasmania
Come along to the first ACA event in Tasmania to find out more about the ACA Toolbox and how we can help you run your business!
Managing a Competitive Practice
Business Management can be challenging. But it's essential to the success of your practice - and the profession.
Are architects vulnerable to cyber crime?
Join the ACA – SA for a roundtable on keeping your business safe online.
Welcome to ACA - WA
Come along to our first event of 2018 to find out more about the ACA Toolbox and how we can help you improve your business.
Social Media for Architects
Join Martyna Kulczyk for the March ACA Insight on the many benefits of social media.
Welcome to ACA - NSW/ACT
Come along to our latest event – Welcome to the ACA – to find out more about the ACA Toolbox and how we can help you run your business!
2018 National Webinar Program
The ACA is delighted to announce the 2018 ACA Insight National Webinar Program. Put the dates in your diary now!
ACA - SA Practice Managers Group Lunch
Join the ACA – SA for the next Practice Managers Lunch on 28 February. Newcomers welcome!
Final reminder for Qld event!
Join the ACA – Qld/NT to celebrate great local architecture and the industry’s future leaders.
ACA - SA Calendar of Events
The ACA – SA Committee is delighted to announce its calendar of events for 2018. Put the dates in your diaries!
Be informed Briefing: Partial Services and Novation. The New Normal?
Join informed by Planned Cover to learn about the consultant’s evolving role, and what this means for your practice.
Learning Environment Opportunity Studies - an update
Are you prepared for the Building Better School program? Join ACA – SA at a roundtable discussion on the Learning Environment Opportunity Study (LEOS) to learn from those who have already used the process.
WA Xmas Drinks
Join ACA – WA for Christmas Drinks, 23 November at the Alex Hotel.
Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held in five cities around Australia in November.
Fees, Agreements and Running a Studio
Download the presentations from Fees, Agreements and Running Your Studio.
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.
Breakfast with Adrian Hughes QC
ACA – WA invites members to meet with pre-eminent barrister, Adrian Hughes QC, at an event held in conjunction with Consult Australia and the Society of Construction Law.
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.
SA Roundtable - Non-conforming Building Products
How should architects respond to the use of non-conforming building products? Join ACA – SA and Planned Cover at a roundtable exploring the issues.
Save the Date for the Annual QLD/NT Trivia Night
ACA – Qld/NT invites you to its annual Members’ Dinner and Trivia Night, an evening of architecture, knowledge, competition, camaraderie and fun.
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.
ACA - Qld/NT update
Education, procurement, contracts, government assets and non-compliant materials are on the agenda for the ACA – Qld/NT.
Architecture and Technology
Save the date for the ACA – Vic/Tas discussion of the impacts of new technologies on architectural practice.
Join ACA – Qld/NT for a lunchtime discussion of architectural services contract conditions and how to negotiate 'less risky' client service agreements.
ACA Member Offer - 25% Discount on Upcoming informed Webinars
ACA members can save 25% on two great webinars from informed, as part of the ACA partnership with Planned Cover.
Architects and Mechanical Contractors - What Do They Have in Common?
What do architects and mechanical contractors have in common? A lot, it seems. Join ACA – SA at the next Round Table to find out more.
ACA Canberra Lunch
Canberra architects – join ACA – NSW/ACT and President Steve Kennedy at an informal round table lunch on Monday 25 June.
Project Partnering - the Builder and the Architect
Join ACA – Qld/NT for a discussion of the benefits of 'project partnering' procurement.
WA EOFY Lunch
The ACA – WA Committee is delighted to invite you to our next lunch, held in celebration of the end of financial year.
Know Your Awards? They have changed!
Join ACA – SA lunch for a special presentation on the Architects Award and other awards relevant to practice.
Announcing the new Short-Form Client-Architect Agreement
Join ACA – NSW/ACT at an event to launch the latest item in the ACA Toolbox – the new Short-Form Architect-Client Agreement.
ACIF Forecasts Launch - May 2017
ACIF is launching its new ten-year forecasts for building and construction at the ACIF Briefing in Sydney on Thursday 4 May.
Talking Tech at BILT
Co-organiser of BILT ANZ 2017, Ceilidh Higgins, gives us a rundown of the program and points out the value of all architects at all levels keeping abreast of technological change.
Procuring Architectural Services: An Industry Discussion Paper
Join the ACA – WA for a discussion event to launch our Industry Discussion Paper on Procuring Architectural Services on April 12.
What Should You Pay Your Staff?
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!
Save the Date - The Future
Celebrate the new year with industry colleagues and Queensland's future leaders - your recently registered architects.
ACA - WA President's Cocktail Party
QUT Creative Industries Site Tour
Join ACA – Qld / NT on the last site tour of 2016 – QUT Kelvin Grove Creative Industries Precinct 2.
ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops around Australia in April
ACA - QLD/NT 2016 Architectural Deep Knowledge Award
Ignite your team's competitive spirit at the ACA – QLD/NT Trivia Night on Friday, 4 November 2016 on the Rooftop of Wesley House, Brisbane.
ACA - WA Members Lunch
The next ACA - WA luncheon is on October 21.
Specifying local content is important to South Australia's economy. A recent ACA – SA Round Table explored the issue with Industry Participation Advocate Ian Nightingale.
ACA SA Roundtable - Local Content
Join ACA – SA for a roundtable discussion on the benefits of specifying local, featuring industry participation advocate Ian Nightingale.
Architecture and New Media
The next ACA – Vic/Tas event sees Andrew Maynard and Justine Clark offer their perspectives on architecture and contemporary media.
People @ architecture - national webinar
Laraine Sperling focuses on the people of architecture for the August 2016 webinar.
ACA - SA: DPTI Prequalification and Contract Changes Survey
South Australian architects, please take our survey about the SA government prequalification system for consultants, builders and trades.
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.
Future Housing: the Nightingale Model
Come along to a discussion of the Nightingale Model and the future of housing by James Legge of Six Degrees, presented by ACA – SA and the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Join ACA – WA for lunch on Friday June 24 to mix and mingle with fellow members.
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.
ACA Action in SA
ACA - WA Luncheon
Join ACA – WA for the ACA luncheon.
Event report: Queens Wharf
Queens Wharf Brisbane: Envisioning the Heart of a “New World City” – a report on ACA – Qld/NT’s February 2016 event.
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.
ACA - SA Roundtable: Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide
Have you used ACA's Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide? Come to the ACA – SA Round Table, hear all about it and give us your feedback.
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.
WA President's Cocktail Party - with pics!
ACA – WA's Cocktail Party farewelled Richard Young and welcomed Greg Howlett as the new President.
WA President's Cocktail Party
Richard Young invites WA members to the President’s Cocktail Party.
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.
Please take the ACA’s quick survey on practices working internationally. Do you currently undertake work abroad? Are you interested to? What challenges do you face? How might government best support you?
Architects on Fire and Architectural Deep Knowledge Award
Come along to Architects on Fire and contest the 2015 Architectural Deep Knowledge Award.
The Challenges Facing the Professions
Join Raymond Spencer, chair of the SA Economic Development Board, at the August ACA – SA Roundtable.
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.
To Outsource or not to Outsource?
ACA – WA's August seminar looks at the complexities of outsourcing. Book now!
A Dialogue with Planners
The ACA – SA June Round Table presents a conversation with Planners.
Join ACA – WA for the June Members Luncheon
Event Report - BIM Demystified
A brief report on the recent ACA – Qld/NT event, BIM Demystified.
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.
ACA – WA invites members to the Succession Planning seminar conducted by Steve Goddard.
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.
Information, advocacy and new architects
ACA – WA welcomed new members at a lunch event that saw Steve Kennedy reflect on the role of the ACA in addressing issues facing the profession through information and advocacy.
The Changing World of Architecture
Leigh Robinson reports on the ACA – WA discussion event.
The Changing World of Architecture
The way we deliver projects is changing at an ever-increasing rate. Are we keeping up?
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
Architecture and Healing
A report on the ACA – Qld/NT site tour to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Architects & Quantity Surveyors Event Report
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.
Architects on Fire
A report on the ACA – Qld/NT event.
Congratulations to Queensland's new architects
Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Site Tour
Save the date for the ACA – Qld/NT's next site visit to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Architectural Quiz and Riverfire Event
Join ACA – Qld/NT for the inaugural Architectural Quiz and Riverfire event.
Architects & Quantity Surveyors
The next ACA – SA Roundtable brings together architects and quantity surveyors.
Builder and Architects - Event Report
Architects and Builders, the July ACA – SA Round Table, canvassed a broad range of matters. Ian Hore outlines the key discussion points.
What are We Doing to Ourselves?
Nic MacCormac reports on a vibrant discussion in Perth on architectural business issues, changes in the industry and how we can adapt to them.
ACA – QLD/NT’s July lunch forum in Brisbane, titled ‘Risky Business – a claims overview’, focused on claims trends and recent observations.
Negotiating the Risk in Disability Standards
What are the risks involved with disability standards? An event report on ACA – Qld’s lunchtime forum.
Architects and Builders Round Table
The next ACA – SA Roundtable brings together architects and builders to discuss changes and developments in the industry.
What are We Doing to Ourselves?
ACA – WA's next discussion event asks the tough questions!
Improving Productivity in Construction
ABC Site Tour - Report
A report on ACA – Qld's site visit to the ABC Headquarters
Negotiating the Risk in the Disability Standards
ACA – Qld's next lunch forum sees guest speaker Bryce Tolliday address the issue of risk in disability standards.
Lawyers, Financiers, Architects
How can financiers, architects and lawyers find better and fairer ways of working together? Ian Hore reports on a recent ACA – SA round table discussion.
Head in the Cloud
Is it reassuring or not to be told there are many definitions for ‘the Cloud’? Dean Wood reports and reflects on a recent ACA – WA event.
White Card Training
White Card training for staff of ACA – SA member practices.
CPD Webinars - Insurance
Two webinars from ACA – NSW/ACT on PI insurance.
Lawyers, Financiers & Architects
Save the date for another ACA – SA Roundtable.
Tour, lunch & talk
ACA – SA has a bumper member event planned for May 5. Save the date now.
Is Cloud the Answer?
ACA Qld's April lunchtime forum offers members an opportunity to understand the main drivers behind cloud migration.
Building a Successful Architectural Business
In the first ACA – Vic/Tas event for 2014 Charles Justin will discuss building a successful architectural business, including reflections on his own career and businesses.
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.
Queensland Calendar of Events
ACA – Qld has a full program of site tours and discussion events planned for 2017.
Event Report: NCSA Review
A roundtable in South Australia canvassed knowledge of and responses to the National Competency Standards in Architecture in the lead-up to the AACA review.
Event Report: HR Policies
Your human resources policies and procedures are in place, but are they implemented and consistently followed?
Event Report: Succession Planning
What will your legacy be? Succession planning was the hot topic at ACA – Qld’s last event for 2013.
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?
Architects & Engineers: Venus & Mars?
An ACA – SA Roundtable between architects and engineers canvassed a range of topics – the current marketplace, the working relationship between architects and engineers, and education.