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NSW ARB and ARBV publish "Deep Dive Report" on Architecture Sector Risks

New report highlights systemic risks in the Australian architecture sector and provides actionable recommendations for improvement.

The NSW Architects Registration Board (NSW ARB) and the Architects Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV) are proud to announce the release of the "Deep Dive Report on Systemic Risks in the Australian Architecture Sector." This report combines comprehensive research and insights from focused group discussions to highlight and address the critical systemic risks impacting the architecture profession in Australia.

Comprehensive Analysis and Key Findings

The "Deep Dive Report" builds on the foundational research conducted in 2022, which identified significant systemic risks within the sector. Through a series of focus groups held in 2023 with architects, industry representatives, clients, developers, insurers, and regulatory bodies in NSW and Victoria, the report delves deeper into these risks, providing a nuanced understanding of the challenges and offering actionable recommendations.

Key Focus Areas:

    • Client-Architect Relationships: Exploring the dynamics and challenges in professional interactions.
    • Design & Construct Procurement: Identifying procurement practices and their impact on quality and compliance.
    • Compliance with the National Construction Code: Addressing the complexities of adhering to national standards.
    • Disruptive Change: Understanding the effects of technological and market changes on the profession.

Importance and Impact

The report emphasises that without proactive measures, these risks could lead to adverse outcomes for the entire industry. Effective mitigation requires a coordinated effort involving various stakeholders, including industry bodies, educational institutions, research organizations, and government agencies. The report's recommendations are designed to foster improvements in practice, policy, and education, ultimately benefiting architects, clients, and the broader community.

Accessing the Report

The "Deep Dive Report on Systemic Risks in the Australian Architecture Sector" is available for download on the NSW ARB website. The report provides valuable insights and recommendations for addressing systemic risks and improving outcomes across the architecture sector.

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Engage with the Findings

To facilitate understanding and engagement with the report's findings, the NSW ARB and ARBV will host a series of CPD webinars. These webinars will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the findings, share insights, and explore ways to implement the report’s recommendations.

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