2019-07-19

ACA Advocacy

ACA Response to BMF Decision

19 July 2019

The BMF announcement to adopt a consistent national approach to reform in the Australian construction industry is welcome news. 

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2019-07-17

WA Panel Discussion

Non-conforming Building Products in the Built Environment

17 July 2019

Join the Institute of Architects WA Chapter and the ACA – WA on 5 August for a presentation on Non-Conforming Products in the Built Environment.

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2019-07-17

Victorian Cladding Taskforce

Victorian Government Leadership on Cladding

17 July 2019

The release of the Victorian Cladding Taskforce Final Report and associated program of work is welcomed by the ACA, but the Federal Government must also take action to ensure a unified national approach.

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2019-07-16

Industry call to action

Industry Groups Call for Australia-wide Action on Building Regulation

16 July 2019

Five industry groups have issued a call for co-ordinated, nation-wide action on building regulation. The ACA supports this call, and is part of it through membership of the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF).  

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2019-07-09

What Keeps Architects Awake at Night?

What Keeps Architects Awake at Night?

9 July 2019

How do we ensure our profession remains relevant and vibrant? John Held draws threads through the many issues facing architecture and the construction industry, and asks how can we support each other as we face the future.

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2019-07-09

Understanding Insurance

August Webinar - Insurance & PI Claims

9 July 2019

Join the ACA and Planned Cover on 14 August for a special update on the state of the Australian insurance industry.

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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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2019-07-08

ACA – SA July Update

SA Branch Update

8 July 2019

The ACA – SA Committee announces three new upcoming events, welcomes a new sponsor, and outlines its most recent advocacy work with the DPTI.

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2019-07-05

Qld Site Visit

Brisbane Site Tour

5 July 2019

The ACA's site visits in Queensland are always a crowd pleaser, and the recent exclusive tour of 1 William Street was no exception. 

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2019-07-04

Kukame McPierzie

Congratulations Kukame McPierzie!

4 July 2019

Congratulations to Kukame McPierzie on receiving the WA Emerging Architect Prize from the Australian Institute of Architects.

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2019-07-04

BoSP4 - People Matters

Book Now for BoSP 4

4 July 2019

ACA – WA is delighted to present BoSP 4, an in-depth session with Sydney-based HR expert Merilyn Speiser on 2 August.

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2019-07-04

SA Roundtable - Small Business

The Pressures of Small Business

4 July 2019

What’s required to run a successful small business? What are the pressures? Join the ACA – SA on 19 July for a special roundtable discussion.

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2019-07-03

Salary Calculator

ACA Salary Calculator

3 July 2019

The ACA Salary Calculator provides architectural practices with a clear methodology for determining the appropriate award-compliant salaries. Now updated to 2019–20 rates. 

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2019-07-03

Misuse of title

Consumer Confidence in the Title ‘Architect’

3 July 2019

ACA – WA Committee member Kate Fitzgerald discusses the growing trend for incorrect use of the title ‘Architect’ in an age of declining consumer confidence, and how the time is right to reclaim the title.

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2019-07-02

Kim Lovegrove

How to Solve the Building Practitioner Insurance Crisis in Australia

2 July 2019

The PI insurance crisis is upon us – but how did it come to this? Senior Construction Lawyer Kim Lovegrove identifies the key challenges, and outlines his ideas for bringing the Australian building industry back from the brink.

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2019-07-02

Members Lunch

Don't Miss the WA Members Lunch

2 July 2019

Clear the diary on 25 July for the ACA – WA's annual Members Lunch to celebrate the start of a new financial year.

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2019-06-27

Cassandra Keller

How to Achieve Pay Equity

27 June 2019

Compare and contrast pay rates and don’t misread confidence for competence, advises Cassandra Keller.

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2019-06-27

HR Policy

Implementing a New HR Policy

27 June 2019

How do you build a strong HR policy without impacting on the culture of your practice? Merilyn Speiser provides a brief guide on implementing change as seamlessly as possible.

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2019-06-26

PI Claims & Other Contractual Risks

PI Claims & Other Contractual Risks

26 June 2019

Join the QLD/NT branch on 26 July for the latest in the Risky Business Lunch Series.

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2019-06-21

Advocacy

Joint Statement - Implementing the Building Confidence Report

21 June 2019

The government must act now to ensure the design and construction of safe, well-constructed buildings and to restore public trust in Australia’s built environment.

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2019-06-03

Future Practice

Will a Robot Take My Job?

3 June 2019

How will technology shape the future of architectural practice? Save the date for our upcoming webinar on 24 July with Ceilidh Higgins. It’s not to be missed. 

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2019-05-31

2019 Award Rates

2019 Award Rates

31 May 2019

Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.

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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

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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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