Banking survey

Banking survey

21 June 2018

Have you have been involved in a project that has been impacted by the banks’ resistance to loan against ABIC or AS contracts? Tell us all about it!

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Fee redemption

Fee Redemption: A mutually assured future

19 June 2018

The conversation about fees is taking off across social media. John Held argues that many of the contemporary problems facing architects derive from unpriced risk, and that nationwide research and smarter business practices are part of the solution. 

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Fees

Is Regulation the Answer to Fee Madness?

20 June 2018

Is reintroducing fee scales and further regulation the solution to fee slashing and ‘the race for the bottom’ among architects? Is this really feasible in a world of increasing globalisation and diversification of service providers? Ceilidh Higgins considers other options.

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Fiona Young

Addressing Architecture’s Wicked Problems through Affordances

20 June 2018

Fiona Young argues that we need to understand briefing as a key part of the architects role, develop a common understanding with clients to ensure the best outcome, and charge fees accordingly. 

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TimeCostCalculator

Architects' Time/Cost Calculator

16 April 2018

The ACA is pleased to announce the launch of version 2 of the ACA Architects’ Time/Cost Calculator. 

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Closing the Gap

We Need to Stop Innovating in Indigenous Housing and get on with Closing the Gap

11 June 2018

Kieran Wong argues that the National Indigenous Housing Guide must be mandated by law to ensure the best housing outcomes for Indigenous communities.

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ACA Insight salary webinar 2018

2018 National Salary Survey webinar

10 June 2018

What are current pay rates in the industry? How does your practice compare? What are the trends for 2018 and how have salaries changed? BOOK NOW for our national webinar on 27 June.

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KNOW YOUR AWARD
Business of small practice

The Business of Small Practice Forum

5 June 2018

The ACA – WA is excited to announce the first event in a new series curated specifically for small business.

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Insurance Implications of Sexual Harassmen

Insurance and Sexual Harassment Claims

11 June 2018

Special Counsel Sarah Wood outlines the insurance implications of sexual harassment claims, and suggests risk mitigation strategies for architectural practices.

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Building Confidence: The Shergold-Weir Repor

Building Confidence: The Shergold-Weir Report and its Implications for Architects

11 May 2018

The Shergold-Weir Report argues for better quality documentation and improved oversight. ACA – SA President John Held digs down to see what the recommendations might mean for architects. 

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Can Design Deliver Positive Economic Outcomes?

Can Design Deliver Positive Economic Outcomes?

11 May 2018

Broadening the procurement process to consider the value of good design brings economic benefits to the state, argues SA Industry Advocate Ian Nightingale.

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Performance reviews

How Do You Performance Review?

15 May 2018

ACA – SA is developing advice for all members about the effective use of performance reviews. To get going we want to hear from you.

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2018 Award pay rates

2018 Award Rates

4 June 2018

Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for the Architects Award – effective from 1 July. 

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