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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 ...


Student employment

Published: 16 January 2018

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


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Requests for issuing certificates

Published: 27 March 2019

Increasingly, owners, project managers and developers are asking architects to issue certificates to financial institutions and other regulatory ...


Directors and officers insurance

Published: 15 November 2016 | Edited: 21 July 2020

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


Business structure and planning

Published: 5 November 2015 | Edited: 9 August 2019

When establishing or operating a business, consideration needs to be given to both the business structure and operational structure. The structure of ...


Quality management

Published: 6 September 2017

Quality control is a method for ensuring that all the activities necessary to design, develop and implement a product or service are effective and ...


Work health and safety (WHS)

Published: 9 April 2014 | Edited: 4 February 2021

(Previously known as Occupational health and safety) Each Australian state and territory has in force Work Health and Safety (WHS or WH&S) or ...


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