Subject details

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

  1. prepare architectural documentation to recognised industry standards, and compare to international precedents
  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.
  • 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

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

Core
  • CUR-MAA-MAS-2018
Elective
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018

Special requirements

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    Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

This professional practice subject aims to provide a solid introduction to the skills, knowledge and processes required to execute and manage a small-scale architectural project. The unit also examines in detail the responsibilities of a project architect and the role of consultants in the construction industry. Additionally, this subject provides an introduction to specification writing, professional ethics and codes of conduct.

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.

  • Proposal and Brief (0%)
  • Development Report (40%)
  • Documentation Report (40%)
  • Portfolio (20%)

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.

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