QUEENSLAND / NORTHERN TERRITORY
The Queensland / Northern Territory Branch leads the ACA Salary Survey and developed the HR Policy Templates.
ACA – Qld conducts monthly professional development activities including lunch forums on practice-related issues and site tours of exemplar projects.
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Targeted funding & thinking long term
Justine Ebzery reflects on the need for targeted funding for new public housing, public schools and community health infrastructure, with adequate resources for design and planning.
Save the Date for our annual Risky Business event on Friday 24 July, which will cover recent claims, trends and war stories.
QLD/NT Branch Update - May 2020
The QLD/NT Committee has focused on promoting the value of architects, industry engagement with representation on several committees, and a diverse program of events.
Remote Working Advice
Working remotely can be challenging and disruptive, and requires realistic expectations and a flexible approach, says Charmaine Kai of Brisbane-based practice 8i Architects.
Know your Award and Legislative Changes
Join the ACA and Michael Corrigan for our Know Your Award 2020 formal CPD webinar on Thursday 23 April at 1pm. Learn about 2020 Award updates, COVID-19 measures and personal leave changes. Book now to reserve your place.
QLD/NT Update - March 2020
The QLD/NT branch’s latest update includes the recent vertical school site tour, the 2020 event calendar, advocacy, CPD, committee members and corporate partners.
QLD/NT Calendar of Events 2020
The QLD/NT Calendar for 2020 is once again jampacked with events, from lunch forums to panel discussions, site tours and trivia nights.
The Architect’s Role in Industry Reform
Join the ACA – QLD/NT committee and guest speaker Bronwyn Weir for a special lunch presentation in Brisbane on Thursday 5 March on the architect’s role in industry reform. Book now for this unmissable event.
Qld/NT Update - A Jam-packed Calendar of Events, Surveys and Sponsorship
The ACA – Qld/NT committee had another busy year, with two surveys, an extensive calendar of events and increased membership and expansion of sponsorship.
Gallery House Site Tour
Join the QLD/NT Committee and Sandra Browne and Qui Lu from Cottee Parker for a site tour of Gallery House in Hamilton on 12 November.
2019 Trivia Night
Join the ACA – Qld/NT Committee and Quiz Master Robert Wesener for the 2019 Dinner and Trivia Night on Friday 25 October.
Events, Advocacy and Education in QLD/NT
Our Qld/NT branch update includes recent events, advocacy initiatives, education research and a couple of Save the Dates.
The Digital Journey
Book now 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.
The Architects Role, Fee-cutting and the Procurement Process
On 29 August, the ACA – QLD/NT Committee will conduct an important forum covering the architects' role, skills and management, fragmentation of the procurement process and fee-cutting.
ACA - QLD/NT Education Survey - Part 2
The ACA – QLD/NT Committee seeks practice owners and managers to take a short education survey on 'The Practice Experience'.
Brisbane Site Tour
The ACA's site visits in Queensland are always a crowd pleaser, and the recent exclusive tour of 1 William Street was no exception.
Event Recap: BIM Seminar
On 26 June, the ACA and the Institute co-hosted an important seminar on delivering great projects in Queensland’s new procurement environment with speakers from the Queensland government, AECOM and Fulton Trotter Architects.
PI Claims & Other Contractual Risks
Join the QLD/NT branch on 26 July for the latest in the Risky Business Lunch Series.
Qld Seminar - Prepare for the Future
Join the ACA and the Institute of Architects on 26 June for an important seminar on delivering great projects in Queensland’s new procurement environment.
The Qld/NT Committee has been busy this month, with events in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Darwin.
QLD/NT President's Report
As the end of the financial year approaches, QLD/NT Branch President Robert Wesener provides an update on the Committee's goals for the coming year.
Exclusive Tour in Brisbane
The QLD/NT Committee's upcoming site visit of 1 William Street in Brisbane has sold out!
Jackman Gooden Architects
Darwin-based practice Jackman Gooden Architects prides itself on its success in collaborative projects, aligning with other local and interstate architects, specialist consultants and design-oriented building contractors.
Building Healthy Communities in Queensland
Don't miss the Qld/NT branch's next luncheon presentation with speaker Brook Monahan of Mosaic Property Group on Friday 17 May.
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.
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.
ACA - QLD/NT March Update
The Qld/NT branch talks surveys, new members, events and the chance to secure some last points for the CPD year.
Join the ACA – Qld/NT on 19 March for a site tour of the Villa Maria aged-care facility.
In 2018, HHH Architects celebrated its 40th anniversary on the Gold Coast, an opportune time to reflect on past achievements, succession planning and the challenges ahead.
ACA - QLD/NT February Update
As we head into another busy year, David Brian offers a summary of news and events from the QLD/NT Branch Committee.
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.
Building Industry Fairness
The Queensland government recently issued a series of reforms to improve security of payment for subcontractors. Risk Manager Cordilia Thomas looks at the detail.
ACA – QLD/NT has had a huge year of events, activity and advocacy – and there are two surveys to complete. The new year promises more action!
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.
Welcome David Brian and Kevin Gerrard
The Qld/NT branch has two new Committee members. Welcome David Brian and Kevin Gerrard.
Fulton Trotter Architects
Ongoing strategic planning helps Fulton Trotter create a road map for future business development opportunities, ensuring they stay relevant and working in the markets that will sustain their business.
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.
Thank you Mark Williams
Thanks to Mark Williams for his hard work and commitment.
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.
New BIM Ready Report Released
The Queensland BIM Taskforce has released its findings from its recent BIM Survey.
ACA – Qld / NT invites members to participate in a lunchtime presentation with a panel addressing contract negotiations.
2018 Award Rates
Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for the Architects Award – effective from 1 July.
Join the ACA – Qld for a discussion on building resilience, staying relevant and achieving business longevity.
BIM Survey Qld
ACA – Qld/NT and the Australian Institute of Architects Qld have joined forces to investigate the use of BIM in Queensland.
New BIM Taskforce
ACA – Qld/NT and the Australian Institute of Architects Qld have joined forces to create a BIM Taskforce to help architects and practices become BIM capable.
Final reminder for Qld event!
Join the ACA – Qld/NT to celebrate great local architecture and the industry’s future leaders.
A Year of Events for ACA - Qld/NT
ACA – Qld/NT President Mark Williams reflects on a year full of events and activity.
The New Workplace
At a time when margins are small, and the war for talent is real, Josephine Sukkar outlines the importance of trust, clever recruitment and succession planning, and the cultivation of flexible management and teams.
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.
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.
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.
What's New from ACA - Qld/NT
ACA – Qld/NT has had a busy month, with new members, a successful site tour and plans for the annual members’ dinner and trivia night.
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.
Join ACA – Qld/NT for a lunchtime discussion of architectural services contract conditions and how to negotiate 'less risky' client service agreements.
Project Partnering - the Builder and the Architect
Join ACA – Qld/NT for a discussion of the benefits of 'project partnering' procurement.
ACA - Qld/NT Update
The ACA – Qld/NT has already hosted two of its monthly events for the year, with a series of site visits, roundtables and lunch forums still to come.
Congratulations Catherine Baudet
Catherine Baudet's decades of advocacy for women in architecture has been recognised with the Paula Whitman Prize for Leadership Gender Equity.
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!
Do Unto Others
ACA National President Steve Kennedy wishes all well, and urges architectural practices to look forward to 2017 with 'optimism for ourselves but also with optimism and generosity towards our staff'.
ACA - Qld/NT Roundup
It's been busy at ACA – Qld / NT lately! We present a roundup of activity and introduce two committee members.
Seasons Greetings from Qld/NT
President Mark Williams reflects on a successful and busy year for ACA – QLd/NT.
Save the Date - The Future
Celebrate the new year with industry colleagues and Queensland's future leaders - your recently registered architects.
ACA Financial Training
Greg Isaac provides an overview of the recent financial training program undertaken by all ACA elected members.
ACIF Forecasts - November 2016
ACIF has released is Construction Industry Forecast for November 2016.
ACA 2016 Annual General Meeting
2016 ACA Annual General Meeting – Monday 12 December.
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.
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.
ACA - Qld/NT Election
Nominations are now open for the 2016 ACA – Qld/NT elections.
Architects in Australia
Insightful reports by Gill Matthewson chart the professional profile of architects and the industry’s growth and development in recent years through the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses.
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.
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.
2013-14, a Year of Achievement for ACA - Queensland
ACA – Qld President Geoff Street reports on activities, events and initiatives of 2013 – 14.
ACA – Qld/NT's Christmas drinks celebrated the states' new architects, as well as kicking off the festive season.
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.
Join ACA – Qld/NT for a panel discussion about managing non-compliance.
Architects on Fire and Architectural Deep Knowledge Award
Come along to Architects on Fire and contest the 2015 Architectural Deep Knowledge Award.
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.
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.
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.
Construction Market Report
What are the economic forecasts for your state? The ACIF Construction Market Report is out now.
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.
Message from Mark Williams
Mark Williams, the new ACA – Qld/NT President, provides an update in activities and plans.
Architecture and Healing
A report on the ACA – Qld/NT site tour to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
The Infrastructure Q Directions Statement from the Queensland Government.
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.
No More 'Best and Final Offer' in Qld!
The Queensland Government has removed ‘Best and Final Offer’ processes from all tendering procedures.
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.
Thank you Mark Trotter
Mark Trotter has made a remarkable contribution to the ACA and the wider profession.
Architectural Quiz and Riverfire Event
Join ACA – Qld/NT for the inaugural Architectural Quiz and Riverfire event.
Welcome new ACA members
The ACA is delighted to welcome new members across Australia.
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.
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.
Why HR Policy Matters
With the release of the new ACA HR Policy Templates, we outline the benefits of having policy in place for practices of all sizes.
Is Cloud the Answer?
ACA Qld's April lunchtime forum offers members an opportunity to understand the main drivers behind cloud migration.
Fee Proposal Workshops
Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held around the county in November.
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.
New Queensland Committee Members
Welcome to Bruce Forrester and Robert Wesener.
National Salary Survey
The ACA National Salary Survey provides important data on architectural salaries across Australia.
Preliminary Observations from the Inaugural Salary Survey
The ACA ran its inaugural salary survey in mid-2013. What does it tell us about renumeration in the profession?
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?
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.