Australian Institute of Architects Refuel CPD Provider

We’ve partnered with the Australian Institute of Architects’ Refuel program to present our CPD accredited Cost Planning Seminar.

The seminar is run by our Managing Director, David Moses, and is the ideal opportunity for architects to enhance their pre-construction practices. The program focuses on early engagement processes, which we currently implement on a range of jobs with increasingly positive results.

Seminars are intimate, with a maximum of 10 attendees, which gives David the chance to tailor each session to you. You’ll gain valuable industry knowledge on how to best work with any prospective builder to produce equitable tenders. We’ll cover ways to avoid hidden costs, and more importantly, ways to receive tenders both you and your client will immediately understand.

David will walk you through the stages of tender, and provide tips that enable architects and builders to collaborate more closely. He’ll also guide you on ways to reduce all parties’ costs, and how to deliver a better, smarter and stress-free project for clients.

We also offer tailored private seminars on request, which can be hosted at our head office or a venue of your choosing.

Refuel CPD Provider        Australian Institute of Architects

David Moses


David is our Managing Director, and has over 15 years’ experience in the residential building industry. He has a deep understanding of his client’s demands for service, professional advice, and attention to detail.

David is a born educator, who’s guided and taught staff on countless successful projects over many years. He’s passionate about sharing his knowledge with architects and designers, to make their lives, and the building process, easier. David’s a firm believer in the team approach, and has forged many strong relationships with not only clients and designers, but staff and sub-contractors alike.


  • Owner/President Management (OPM49) Programme, Harvard Business School, 2015-2017
  • Bachelor of Building Construction Management (Hons), University of New South Wales, 1996
  • Licences: Building (Unrestricted), Building Supervisor, Basic Scaffolding, Demolition Supervision I & II, Bonded Asbestos Removal & Supervisor, Traffic Control, Electrical Test & Tag, & First Aid
  • Certificates of attainment in Contract Administration, Best Practice Waterproofing Professional Memberships: Master Builders Association, Australian Institute of Building, MBA Green Living
Cost Planning Seminar

How to get the most out of your pre-construction process, and get the right builder on the job for you and your client.

Gone to tender recently and the prices all came back way over expectations?

Huge spread between the highest and lowest tenderer?

We focus on identifying project risks and opportunities, and give you some tools to manage stakeholder expectations of programme, cost and quality from the outset.

This results in a design your clients want to afford, so once construction documentation is ready, you can start building.

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Smart-specific Private Seminar
Price on application

Perfect for working on pre-tender jobs you’re anticipating, or for firms wanting to host more tailored sessions with the privacy to discuss their own processes.

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