Acumen June 2021 update

Learning. Engaging. Knowing. Our Acumen notes continue to provide knowledge and engagement to all levels of the profession, from students to experienced practitioners. In this update, view some of our new content addressing contractor variations resulting in a credit and sustainable design considerations for residential appliances and equipment, as well as updated content such as our note on project budget management.

If you have missed an update, recent new and significantly updated content can be found via the Acumen home page where you can also view our most popular notes. We welcome your feedback.

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New notes

The below new note assists you in informing your clients on the relationship between the margin, scope of works and variations of their building project. Importantly it outlines why a reduction in the scope of works does not entail a credit from the contractor’s margin. The advice is relevant to ABIC type contracts.

New to Environment

You can also hear the authors talk about the themes in recent Environment notes in our related member webinars (see below).

Updated notes

Acumen notes are regularly reviewed and updated. The following updated notes include new material or resources:

New notepack

Have you explored our notepacks? Notepacks provide curated content on a particular topic. New to notepacks:

Member webinar

Site planning and design for bushfire

As a continuation of the Institute’s national bushfire response and the release of the new note Site planning and design for bushfire, this member webinar focuses on site planning and design for bushfire protection.