Current Issues

A resource page containing links and information relating to current issues and changes architects are facing in their everyday practise.

Useful links

Code of Practice on the safe design of structures 2013.  

The code provides practical guidance to persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) who design structures that will be used, or could reasonably be expected to be used, as a workplace. This includes architects, building designers and engineers.
This code is also relevant for anyone making decisions that influence the design outcome, such as clients, developers and builders.
This code applies to the design of ‘structures’ defined under the WHS Act to mean anything that is constructed, whether fixed or moveable, temporary or permanent, and includes:

*  buildings, masts, towers, framework, pipelines, transport infrastructure and underground works (shafts or tunnels) 
*  any component of a structure 
*  part of a structure.

NCC 2019 was adopted by all States and the NT on 1 May!

A list of essential information you need to know about the adoption date can be found here

A NCC2019 Learning Outcomes question sheet can be found here that may be of use when looking at CPD.

Healthy and Safe Workplaces

Mentally Healthy Workplaces -  Mentally healthy workplaces have benefits for everyone this website offers toolkits, guidance, links to legislation, webinars and a whole heap more.

The Mental Health Commission also offers insight and assistance.