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There are four ways to navigate through the Acumen website.

Here is a guide to help you select which technique is best for you to find the content you are looking for.

1. Click through

You can click through the article topics from one of the main category columns (Practice, Project, Resource) located on the home page. Browsing and clicking through in a sequential order as you move deeper into the category.

2. Search

You can perform an article title or keyword search by typing your topic into the search bar on the home page or by clicking search in the top menu when on any other page.

3. Index

You can browse all topics at once displayed as they sit in the Acumen filing tree.

4. Nav panel

When you are reading an article you can use the nav panel area located on the left of your screen to move to other article topics under the same category.

This panel also functions as the 'Alerts' area when you are on the home page from which you can click and browse Acumen alert updates.

Please note that search functionality will improve in the coming weeks as extra features are added and the existing content is tuned to suit.


The alerts column located on the left side of the home page is an updating noticeboard drawing your attention to important changes and additions to Acumen content.

Print & Text size

The text size on Acumen can be adjusted by using the sizing buttons located at the top right-hand side of the page.

Print function is also located here.

Please note you must be logged in to access these functions.


For general enquiries about Acumen or content contact Knowledge Services at the Australian Institute of Architects.

Knowledge Services

Level 1, 41 Exhibition Street,

Melbourne, Australia VIC 3000

ph: 03 8620 3877 in Australia


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