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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction: The industry participants, their roles and procurement options
    • The role of the contractor and the quantity surveyor
    • Project cost management and site investigations considerations
    • Tendering
    • Contract administration
    • Architectural specifications
    • Conditions of Tender and Preliminaries in specifications
    • Trade sections in specifications
    • Painting specifications and schedules of finishes
    • Consultant and client agreements
    • Letters of Intent, progress certificates and variations
    • Professional ethics and professional communications
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. prepare architectural documentation to recognised industry standards
  2. critically evaluate the impact of an architect’s design and documentation and the role of consultants in the construction process
  3. employ a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach when working with other industry professionals.
  • Assignment 1 - Project Proposal and Brief (25%)
  • Assignment 2 - Project Development (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Project Documentation (35%)
  • Assignment 4 - Administration (15%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

An introduction to architectural practice, ethics and codes of conduct. The subject also explores the role of the architect, consultants and others in the construction industry, and includes the understanding and writing of Architectural Specifications.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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