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Guide letters

Published: 8 April 2015

Guide letters provide advice about matters architects should consider when composing letters to the parties involved in architectural projects. The ...



Published: 28 February 2019

The Australian Institute of Architects is working to raise Australia’s design standards through policies, reforms, and active engagement with the ...


Accessible waiting room

Published: 6 January 2015

The access provisions of Premises Standards 2010 have been incorporated into NCC Volume 1 BCA, effective from 1 May 2011. In all public buildings, ...


Drinking fountains and water filling points

Published: 13 February 2017

1.    APPLICATION Provide accessible drinking fountains where required. 2.    DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS The Design Guide contains criteria for elements ...


Access guides for best practice and inclusive design

Published: 7 January 2020

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) is an all embracing complaints based legislation that extends beyond the parts of buildings regulated by ...

The National Construction Code (NCC) is the guiding document for all building work and defines a number of specific requirements for providing access ...


Client note: Contingency sums

Published: 12 February 2019 | Edited: 27 August 2020

This advice is to assist clients in understanding the use of a contingency sum as a cost and budget management tool through the various stages of a ...


Client note: Copyright in architecture

Published: 11 January 2013 | Edited: 12 March 2020

Building owners and those contemplating a building project frequently ask questions about copyright. The following are some of the most commonly ...


Client note: Fee tendering

Published: 21 December 2011

Fee bidding is arguably the worst way to select your architect.  It is a means of selection where you ask a number of architects to submit their fees ...


Client note: Your brief to your architect

Published: 29 August 2012

Your brief is usually a written document that describes your needs, aspirations and the constraints for your building project. When complete, it will ...


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