Technology Strategies & Managing Change in Your Practice

8 November 2019

The ACA’s last webinar of the year on 26 November will cover digital transformation and managing change in your practice. BOOK NOW to secure your place.

It’s clear that applying digital processes to our businesses and projects can increase productivity and enable us to manage larger and more complex projects – but embarking on a digital transformation can be daunting. The complexity of the technology landscape in the built environment means that selecting the right systems requires careful consideration.

On Tuesday, 26 November, join Rachel Tilleyshort of Elevation Architecture, Peter Caune of Ashburner Francis Engineering Consultancy and our MC, Richard Staines, Business Development Manager of Deltek, who will discuss their digital journeys, the challenges their businesses have faced, and the long-term strategic benefits technology can bring for your business, employees and partners.

Our speakers will share their experiences and learnings as they discuss:

  • The key challenges
  • How to construct a technology strategy
  • The journey to find a solution and the benefits
  • Guidance in managing project risks and uncertainties from initiation to completion
  • How implementing one integrated system for project information management and project accounting can improve efficiencies, collaboration and culture across your practice
  • How to prepare for digital transformation and change management to ensure you have all staff on-board
  • What you need to consider before investing in technology – type of environment you are in, cloud vs server, security, latency

At the end of the webinar there will be the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with our speakers and MC.

Our Speakers

Rachel Tilleyshort is Practice Director at Elevation Architecture, a qualified accountant with over 25 years’ experience across a broad spectrum of administrative, financial and management roles. Rachel has been the driving force behind the implementation of digital project information management systems at Elevation Architecture, and holds primary responsibility for the evaluation, scoping, implementation and maintenance of the system to ensure high levels of efficiency and organisation across the office on a daily basis. From this highly-organised management position, to supporter and advocate for an encouraging and inspiring office culture for staff, Rachel has carved out a unique and important role that heightens the levels of both productivity and staff satisfaction within the company.

Peter Caune is Managing Director of Ashburner Francis Engineering Consultancy. Since joining Ashburner Francis in 1991, Peter’s Consulting Engineering experience includes design and documentation of building services in electrical and related fields, preparing feasibility studies, design and documentation for Supply Authority reticulation networks and preparing expert witness reports. Projects with which he has been involved include educational facilities, aged care developments, health care facilities, residential developments, commercial and retail buildings, defence service facilities and manufacturing plants. He was appointed a director of the practice in 1999, managing director in 2003 and is responsible for the overall performance of the company and developing the strategic direction for the business and coordinating change management.


Tuesday, 26 November

1 – 2pm AEDT; please join anytime from 12.45pm to allow time to check your connection.
(WA 10-11am, NT 11.30am-12.30pm and SA 12.30-1.30pm, Qld 12-1pm, ACT, NSW, Tas and Vic 1-2pm)


This webinar will be run through remote login and recording access only. There will be no host practices in operation.

Please choose your preferred attendance method through the booking page under “Sections” and select your ticket type – remote access or recording access.


Members $25
Non-members $35

*One ticket per attendee.


Reserve your place here.


This event will deliver one formal CPD point for a one-hour presentation.

AACA competency – Practice Management.

Learning outcomes

Following completion of this webinar you will:

  • Understand how technology is evolving to cope with the demand of the architecture industry
  • Know how to develop a business case for implementing a digital transformation strategy
  • Discover best practice approaches to enterprise information management
  • Understand how to implement a change management strategy in your practice

CPD questions for this webinar will be distributed through host venues and also directly to attendees participating remotely. Questions will also be accessible for download during the webinar.

Please keep your receipt (which includes attendee names) and completed questions for your records. If you require a certificate of attendance, please email

NSW participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance in accordance with new NSW ARB directives and must provide their NSW ARB Registration number when booking for this purpose.