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.
Acumen is an included benefit for A+, Member level 1, Affiliate Level 1, Graduate and Student members.
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
- An overview of energy, climate and resource considerations for residential appliances and equipment
- Site planning and design for bushfire
You can also hear the authors talk about the themes in recent Environment notes in our related member webinars (see below).
Acumen notes are regularly reviewed and updated. The following updated notes include new material or resources:
- Collaborations with other architects
- Geotechnical reports
- Guarantees and warranties
- Project budget management
- Project time management in design and documentation
- Safety during construction
- Workplace health and safety – Safe design law
Have you explored our notepacks? Notepacks provide curated content on a particular topic. New to notepacks:
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.