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Engagement of contract staff

Published: 3 November 2011 | Edited: 21 October 2021

Read time: 8 minutes It is not uncommon for architects to engage technical and professional staff as contractors rather than as employees. However, ...

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Employee private commissions and liability

Published: 9 June 2009 | Edited: 12 May 2020

It is not unusual for practitioners to work on private commissions while they are employees in practice. This note provides some guidance and warning ...

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Copyright and confidentiality - employees

Published: 8 November 2018

Employees of architectural practices often work for several firms in order to gain experience before ultimately starting up their own practice. A ...

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Professional indemnity insurance basics

Published: 28 February 2017 | Edited: 30 November 2022

Read time: 13 minutes  Given the risks posed to architects, the best protection for any professional in the construction industry is still their own ...

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Managing professional indemnity claims

Published: 15 November 2019 | Edited: 16 February 2023

Read time: 3 minutes Normally when a problem arises in a construction project the natural and commercially sensible approach is to try to resolve it.

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Profit

Published: 23 October 2015 | Edited: 19 May 2022

Read time: 6 minutes All architectural practices should seek to make a profit each financial year. Normally, a profit is achieved if there is a ...

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Consent and moral rights infringement

Published: 7 August 2018 | Edited: 9 February 2023

Read time: 8 minutes An author may consent to the use of their moral rights and therefore avoid any infringements. If an author provides consent, it ...

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DDA overview - building access

Published: 25 November 2014

In 1992 the Australian Federal Parliament enacted the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). The DDA is a civil rights law, activated by lodging a ...

There is a stated concern that 'alternative solutions' are accepted under the BCA but not available in the Premises Standard, except perhaps as may ...

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DDA – Existing Buildings not undergoing building work

Published: 19 February 2015

This note considers the risk of a DDA complaint for existing buildings not undergoing building work and suggests practices which may be available to ...

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