More business support during Covid-19

The Australian federal government has announced a further $130b economic stimulus package in response to Covid-19, bringing the total federal stimulus to $319b (or around $24,700 per working Australian). To put this staggering sum into context, the total stimulus provided by the government during the Global Financial Crisis was just $52b or $4,800 per working Australian. Which... Continue Reading →

Business support during Covid-19

The Australian federal government has announced a $189b economic stimulus package in response to Covid-19, which includes a number of support measures for small to medium businesses. State and territory governments have also announced stimulus packages. What follows is a summary of the main support initiatives that will flow the way of architecture practices over coming... Continue Reading →

From CAD to BIM

Earlier this year I shared a list of ten rules for exceptional documentation. The rules were codified following years of experience working with AutoCAD and one or two of its brethren, beginning in my university days and persisting across practices and decades. During that time, I perfected all the fiddly things that a well-rounded drawing set... Continue Reading →

Progress payments by stage

Most of the time, the construction of an architect-designed project proceeds according to plan. Construction unfolds on time. The construction documentation is clear and free of ambiguity. The trades perform their work skilfully and conscientiously. There are few surprises, be they physical or financial. The builder, owner and architect maintain a positive working relationship. Sometimes... Continue Reading →

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