The ®AIA website’s practice section. Looks useful but it’s only available to members who can find their login details.
A wealth of advice, fact sheets, and podcasts for those attempting to run an architectural practice. It’s american, but most of what they have to say applies internationally.
“The AACA is recognised as the national organisation responsible for establishing, coordinating and advocating national standards for the registration of architects in Australia and for the recognition of Australian architects overseas by the relevant Registration Authorities.”
The current Australian Award for Architects (current in May 2012 at least).
A site with anonymous contributions describing working conditions in architectural offices in Europe. To be taken with a dose of salt.
“The primary role of the ACA is to assist members to navigate their way through the employment processes including wages and awards, conditions of employment, represent them in industrial matters and maintain a concise and current information stream to members to enable the architects to be as little distracted as possible from their primary role of providing well considered designs, documents and other services to their clients.”
Ruddian award rates for architects can be found from this page . Click on 2008: “S-U”, then scroll down to “Technical services: architects”. Note these rates only apply to respondent employers who are constitutional companies (ie P/L). The award text can be found from this page , using the code AP801194 and selecting “AP” from the dropdown list. Note these rates exclude compulsory superannuation.
NZ Department of Building and Housing free downloads of building compliance documents, including E2 AS1 (external moisture).