2019-09-16

Michael Smith

Fixing the Building Industry - A Wishlist

16 September 2019

When did Australians sign up for this system of building and buying defect-prone apartments without recourse? Michael Smith highlights the state of play in the building industry, and lays out his wishlist of reforms. 

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2019-09-13

Global Climate Strike

Global Climate Strike

13 September 2019

The Global Climate Strike has been called for 20 September. What does this mean for architectural employers? The ACA provides advice about how to best manage this under the Fair Work Act. 

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2019-09-12

Australian Standards

A Question of Standards

12 September 2019

With the high cost of accessing Australian Standards, how can we expect high levels of compliance in the building industry? Easy access to clear, understandable Standards must be a priority, argues John Held.

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2019-09-11

Managing Flexible Work

11 September 2019

What are the benefits and challenges of incorporating flexible working arrangements into your practice? Join the ACA and HR expert Merilyn Speiser on Wednesday 16 October for a special webinar on flexible work.

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2019-09-08

Save the Date

Save the Date - 2019 Trivia Night

8 September 2019

Due to popular demand, the ACA – QLD/NT is currently organising the 2019 Trivia Night for Friday 25 October 2019. 

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2019-09-08

BEC Update

The Built Environment Channel

8 September 2019

Do you have the BEC in your practice yet? Michael Smith discusses the benefits of the free streaming service and gives us an update on its recent news and initiatives.

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2019-09-08

QLD/NT Update

Events, Advocacy and Education in QLD/NT

8 September 2019

Our Qld/NT branch update includes recent events, advocacy initiatives, education research and a couple of Save the Dates.

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2019-09-06

Digital Journey

The Digital Journey

6 September 2019

Save the date for the Qld/NT branch committee's next lunch presentation on 18 October, when three guest speakers will discuss their digital journeys and the benefits of keeping on top of new tech. 

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2019-09-05

NCC 2019 Webinar

September Webinar - NCC 2019

5 September 2019

Are you across the detail of the 2019 National Construction Code (NCC)? Join the ACA and the ABCB on 25 September for an informative webinar on the latest changes. 

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2019-09-05

SA Update

Business of Design Lunch & Industry Updates in SA

5 September 2019

The ACA – SA provides a review of activity over the last month, with events, new members and industry updates. 

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2019-09-05

Salary Survey

Salary Survey Open Now!

5 September 2019

Join us in developing knowledge about Australian architectural businesses by completing the 2019 ACA National Salary Survey!

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2019-09-04

WA Update

Future Plans, Mentoring & Prizes in WA

4 September 2019

The ACA – WA recaps recent events and future plans, and talks mentoring schemes and prizes.

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2019-09-04

Leanne Marshall

The Benefits of Giving Back

4 September 2019

Improving the built environment of communities in need does not have to be an all or nothing proposition, says Leeanne Marshall, who presents a variety of ways to make an impact, both big and small.

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2019-09-03

NSW ACT Update

Recent Advocacy & Future Events in NSW/ACT

3 September 2019

The NSW/ACT committee offers an update on recent advocacy and outlines future events. 

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2019-09-03

State of the Insurance Market

State of the Insurance Market

3 September 2019

The world of insurance has changed rapidly over the last 12 to 18 months. Planned Cover Victorian State Manager Laurence Gottlieb gives us an overview of a toughening market.

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2019-09-03

President's Comment

How Can Architects Take Action?

3 September 2019

As governments tackle systemic issues in the building industry, John Held outlines some of the ways that architects can make an impact.

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2019-09-03

Financial Management

Financial Management for your Practice

3 September 2019

What does best practice financial management look like in architecture and how can you apply it to strengthen your own practice? Join the ACA – Vic/Tas committee and three expert speakers on 23 September for an event not to be missed. 

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2019-09-02

Vic/Tas update

Business Toolbox Update & Events in Vic/Tas

2 September 2019

The Vic/Tas committee talks events, ARBV nominations and the business toolbox.

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2019-08-30

Robert Goodliffe

The Social Conscience of Architecture

30 August 2019

Robert Goodliffe recently spoke at an ACA – Vic/Tas event on the importance of social responsibility in architecture, revealing how a holistic approach can build culture internally and provide a resilient business model. 

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2019-08-30

Andrew Cialini

Building Industry Needs Significant Cultural Change

30 August 2019

Newly appointed Victorian State Building Surveyor Andrew Cialini says it’s time for the building industry to preference public safety and quality over cost, and to implement change for the good of overall outcomes rather than self-interest. 

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2019-08-26

Time Management

Tips for Time Management

26 August 2019

Running a practice can be unrelenting, changeable and extremely demanding. How do you manage your time in such an unpredictable environment? Rena M. Klein offers some tips.

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2019-08-26

ABIC Contracts

ABIC Contracts

26 August 2019

Join the ACA – NSW/ACT and Special Counsel Christopher Larcos on 16 October to learn more about the changes to ABIC Contracts.


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2019-07-09

Pay Equity

Pay Equity: Resources & Reading

9 July 2019

The issue of pay equity has been on the agenda for Australian governments and business for decades, but pay disparities remain a persistent problem in many workplaces.

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2019-05-27

Resource Roundup

Resources for Mental Health

27 May 2019

There are a number of excellent organisations providing a range of initiatives and services to support Australians living with mental illness. 

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2019-05-08

Cloud computing

Cloud Computing

8 May 2019

Deloitte Private Principal Adam Russell explores how cloud computing and balanced strategic decision making can drive performance and growth.

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Building Quality

2019-01-17

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Bring Back the Clerk of Works

17 January 2019

In the wake of the Opal Tower debacle, Michael Hegarty explores the role of the Clerk of Works, and the need to return this key project role to Australian construction sites.

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ACA Business Toolbox

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2016-08-30

KNOW YOUR AWARD

2016-06-13

ACA Business Toolbox

2016-05-18

Measuring up

Measuring Up

18 May 2016

A new report aims to explore new futures for architecture and new ways of measuring the contribition already made by the industry. 

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2015-12-03

Free Trade Agreement Resources

3 December 2015

The Federal Government has developed resources to help businesses make the most of the free trade agreements with South Korea, Japan and China. 

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2015-05-12

ATO Benchmarks

12 May 2015

The ATO has released its 2015 performance benchmarks for architecture. 

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Member logos

The ACA is pleased to provide ACA logos for members use. 

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2015-04-12

10 Principles for Procuring Better Outcomes

Ten Principles for Procuring Better Outcomes

12 April 2015

The RIBA has released guidelines to explain how client organisations can get the best possible outcomes when they procure architectural services.

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Branches

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ACA Press

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2014-05-13

Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice

13 May 2014

The Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice aim to help Australian architecture move towards a more equitable profession; one that offers opportunity for all and is better positioned to meet contemporary challenges.

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Join the ACA

2014-03-31

GUIDE TO HIRING  NEW EMPLOYEES

Guide to Hiring New Employees

31 March 2014

A new guide for small business from the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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Email Privacy

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Credits

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ACA Action

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2014-02-04

ACA Branches

4 February 2014

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2014-02-02

Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot

Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot

2 February 2014

Consult Australia has released its 2013 Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot. 

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2014-01-30

Editorial policy & submissions

30 January 2014

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2014-01-30

Specialist advice

Advice for members

30 January 2014

The ACA assists members with formal and informal advice in a range of areas relating to the business of architecture.

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2014-01-30

Pay equity

Pay equity

30 January 2014

Equal Pay Day draws attention to the pay disparity between men and women. We list some resources to help you ensure this is not an issue in your practice. 

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2014-01-29

Benefits of ACA Membership

29 January 2014

The ACA helps architectural businesses of all sizes to operate efficiently and productively. We provide timely information, promote debate and advocate for better business and employment practices. 

Join today to make the most of our resources, networks and expertise, and to help make a difference in the profession!

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2014-01-29

ACA WIRE
What do Architects do in a Financial Crisis?

The Autumn 2013 issue of Architect Victoria canvases the question.

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2014-01-29

ACA WIRE
American Institute of Architects Foresight Report

The 2014 Foresight Report aims to “highlight key trends and to outline their impact” on architectural business in the US and on current and future practice. It also includes strategies immediately related to business, marketing, operations, practice and design and firm leadership.It is available now from the American Institute of Architects. A PDF version can be purchased for $US 10 from the AIA Store.  

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2014-01-29

ACA WIRE
RIBA Future Trends Survey

The RIBA Future Trends survey “monitors business and employment trends affecting the profession” in the UK on a monthly basis.

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2014-01-25

Practice Structures

Practice Structures

25 January 2014

A roundup of discussions elsewhere about the structure and ownership models of architectural practices.

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2014-01-25

Salaries

Salaries

25 January 2014

The international discussion of architecture salaries continues with a number of ongoing projects.

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2014-01-25

Architects & Social Media

Architects & Social Media

25 January 2014

How can architects use social media effectively for business and professional development?

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2014-01-25

Architecture & Marketing

Architecture & Marketing

25 January 2014

A collection of articles to help you think about the role of marketing in your practice.

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2013-12-28

About Cbus

28 December 2013

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2013-12-13

Notice under Section 159 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009

13 December 2013

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2013-12-13

Changes to the ACA-Australia Constitution

13 December 2013

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2013-12-12

Member notices

12 December 2013

The ACA sends out a range of notices to members in relation to legal requirements under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 and the ACA Constitution. 

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2013-12-11

Our Partners

11 December 2013

The ACA is generously supported by coroprate partners and sponsors at both national and state levels. This support enables us to lead the discussion of the business of architecture and to provide excellent resources to members.

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2013-12-11

Annual reports & financial reports

11 December 2013

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2013-12-10

Association of Consulting Architects

10 December 2013

The Association of Consulting Architects (ACA) leads the discussion on business matters in architecture in Australia and is the key body representing architectural employers in Australia.

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2013-12-10

Branches

10 December 2013

The ACA has branches in all states. Each branch brings a slightly different focus to its activities. This diversity means that the branches work together in a complementary way at a national level.

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2013-12-10

Staying up to date

10 December 2013

The ACA keeps you up to date with what matters in the business of architecture.

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2013-12-10

Copyright

10 December 2013

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2013-12-09

Join now!

9 December 2013

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2013-12-09

New deal for Urban AU

A New Deal for Urban Australia

9 December 2013

The Urban Coalition report argues that significant investment is needed in Australia’s cities. 

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2013-12-04

National Executive Committee

4 December 2013

The ACA National Executive Committee is guided by the ACA Strategic Plan. The committee meets regularly to identify opportunities and needs relating to the business of architecture. 

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2013-12-03

Privacy Policy

3 December 2013

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2013-12-03

Disclaimer

3 December 2013

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2013-11-13

Government as smart client

Government as Smart Client & Procurement Case Studies

13 November 2013

An excellent guide to procurement from the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.

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2013-07-08

Construction Industry Report

Construction Industry Report

8 July 2013

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the Private Sector Construction Industry Report for the 2011–2012 financial year. 

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