NSW Design & Building Practitioners Act Series – Part 3

26 May 2021

The ACA’s third in the series on the NSW D&BP Act will feature Paul Viney discussing the consequences of the Act in relation to regulated design requirements on the provision of architectural services. BOOK NOW!

Paul Viney, ACA VIC/TAS Branch President, will present information regarding the following:

  • Consequences of the Design and Building Practitioners Act, with regards to regulated design requirements on the provision of architectural services.
  • How to use the ACA Time Cost Calculator to estimate fees based on these requirements.
  • Why it is important to understand the contract you are signing and valuing risk.

Learning outcomes will include:

  • Obligations under the new Act.
  • How we calculate the fee in relation to our obligations.
  • Why we shouldn’t sign away our rights.


Paul Viney is the President of the ACA – VIC/TAS branch committee and has led the development of a range of tools for the use of ACA members nationwide, such as the Time Cost Calculator Guide, Salary Calculator and Resource Sharing System to assist members in running effective, efficient and profitable practices. As President of the VIC/TAS Committee, he is committed to facilitating stronger relationships with the government and other key organisations in the construction industry; and working collaboratively with bodies such as the Australian Institute of Architects and ArchiTeam to achieve the best outcome for the profession. Paul has a special interest in the social conscience of architecture. Paul is also a Director of FPPV Architecture (Melbourne), a Director of JAI Architecture (Thailand) and Director of Coop Himmelb(l)au (Australia).


5.30pm Registration
6.00-8.00pm Presentation
Thursday 3 June 2021


Club Rose Bay
1 Vickery Avenue, Rose Bay


Members: $35 (incl GST)
Non-Members: $45 (incl GST)
Light refreshments included

Recording and live-streaming will also be available.


Please reserve your place online by Tuesday 1 June 2021


Participation in this event will deliver 2 formal CPD points

Learning Outcomes: as stated above.

Competencies: AACA NSCA : 9 Practice Management – 9.7 Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and obligations in regard to architectural practice, practice management and registration as an architect.


Please contact Marie Frost at nsw@aca.org.au with any enquiries.