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Student employment

Published: 16 January 2018

Employing students of architecture can be a rewarding experience for both the employing practice and the student. A primary pathway to registration ...

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Liability for negligence

Published: 15 November 2016

The High Court clarified whether a professional who gives advice on construction or design of a building owes a duty of care, and is therefore liable ...

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Directors insurance

Published: 15 November 2016

Directors and officers insurance This type of insurance is only applicable to practices organised as a company. It covers the personal liability of ...

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Keeping time records

Published: 3 November 2011

In order to calculate the cost of time, it is essential for all staff to record the time spent actually generating income and to distinguish this ...

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Induction of staff

Published: 3 November 2011

Employers need to recognise their obligations to new staff entering a practice and make sure new staff fully understand their role and the workings ...

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Long term illness or injury absences

Published: 20 July 2016

(Previously known as Minimum wage review 2016 and other HR news) Employers and employees are increasingly at loggerheads when it comes to employees ...

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Waivers of moral rights and indemnities

Published: 7 August 2018

It is not uncommon for a client to ask an architect or firm to sign a general ‘waiver’ of moral rights (eg, “I agree to waive all moral rights in ...

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Social functions in the business world

Published: 3 December 2012

Staff social functions can be an important team-building exercise. They reward staff for their hard work and provide them the opportunity to relax ...

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Standards - risk management

Published: 11 October 2017

The risk to architects of specifying standards needs to be managed. Proprietary specification systems such as NATSPEC regularly review all standards ...

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Sole practitioners

Published: 23 October 2015

As the term 'sole practitioner' (or 'sole trader') suggests, this is a type of architectural practice with only one individual. A sole practitioner ...

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