Why Architects are Stuck at Bottom of Construction Pay Scale
With around $218.4 billion worth of work having been done on the construction of houses, commercial buildings and civil infrastructure over the year to March, Australia’s...
Is Timber Really Cheaper?
Ever since Lend Lease built its Forte apartment complex in 2012 using cross laminated timber (CLT), the use of wood and especially engineered wood/mass wood products...
Architectural Staff Continue to Enjoy Good Times
Architects continue to enjoy relatively strong employment conditions for now despite a downturn in the residential market.
Architects Must be Dynamite on Copyright Protection
In early 2000 and late 2001, Victorian based Barnett Property Group opened two display homes in the Melbourne outer eastern suburbs of Beaconsfield and Rowville respectively...
Architecture Firms Must Look After Employee Mental Health
“I was waiting for an email response from the guy..."
Architects Can Drive Value Through Human Engineering
Architects and engineers may be short-changing themselves and allowing others to underestimate their work by not focusing on human engineering. By all means, the architectural...
Avoiding Pitfalls in Client Briefs and Specifications
In any project, the client brief sets the foundation of the client/architect relationship, whilst specifications detail how buildings are constructed.
Architects Need to Develop Marketing and Leadership Skills
Around Australia, many architects are knowledgeable, capable and passionate about design, but many are less keen on promoting themselves and their firms or to evolve into...
Architects Falling Behind on Business Management Systems
In any business, having the right systems is critical. Yet many architects, engineers and consultants throughout Australia lack the systems required to deliver optimum outcomes in...
Architects Must Overcome Engineering Detail Challenge
For many architects in Australia, a core part of their roles involves the ability to think, dream and create.
Victorian Rort 'Architect' Defends Scheme
A man labelled the architect of Victorian Labor's $388,000 rorts-for-votes scheme has defended the operation, saying he thought it was fine because parliament kept paying the...
Project Architects, Revit Technicians in Good Demand
Project lead architects as well as Revit technicians have emerged as likely areas of demand for architectural staff early in the new year, a new report...
Is Regulation Smothering Innovation in Architecture?
By all means the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre represented an example of what can be achieved through true architectural innovation.