PALS Refresher: Consultants

PALS Refresher: Consultants

PALS Refresher: Consultants

Available On Demand


Architects are not the only professionals required to provide design and other services for construction projects. The architect works with consultants from up to dozens of other disciplines to obtain expert advice and design inputs. The selection of, engagement of and collaboration with these consultants brings a range of risks and responsibilities that architects must carefully manage for the success of the project. This module introduces the fundamentals of architects’ working arrangements with consultants to help candidates understand how to manage these roles.



This presentation is equivalent to 1 hour/point of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

    2015 Competencies:

    Design: Schematic Design

    4.4 Inclusion of expertise of relevant specialists and consultants in developing the project design.

    Documentation: Documentation
    6.2 Continuing coordination and integration of information and project material from relevant consultants, specialists and suppliers.

    2021 Competencies:

    Detailed Design and Construction Documentation:

    PC 41 Be able to coordinate and integrate input from specialists and consultants into the detailed design and documentation. 
    PC 44 Maintain effective and clear communication in the coordination of relevant consultants, manufacturers and suppliers as required under the terms of engagement. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation you should be able to:

  1. Identify disciplines for which consultants are required for a project
  2. Develop criteria for the selection of consultants
  3. Manage the engagement of consultants and the associated risks
  4. Manage the performance of consultants


Kathlyn Loseby FRAIA

Chief Operating Officer, Crone Architects

Kathlyn is a Fellow and the President of the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter, working with industry leaders to improve the built environment. As COO of Crone, Kathlyn’s focus in the daily effective operation of the business includes leading Crone’s growth strategy, championing and developing the Crone brand and mentoring and developing talent.



Specialist consultants
Specialist consultant notepack



Member: $49
Non-Member: $74
Student: $19


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