Architectural Professional Practice 1
Step back and get a better view of the role of the architect in a professional context.Read up on architectural ethics and codes of conduct. Investigate the process of tendering. Compose architectural documentations to meet industry standards
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- 29 Nov 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- prepare architectural documentation to recognised industry standards, and compare to international precedents
- critically evaluate the impact of an architect’s design and documentation and the role of consultants in the construction process
- employ a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach when working with other industry professionals to establish procurement methods and processes.
- 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
- Contract administration
- Architectural specifications and schedules
- Consultant and client agreements
- Letters of Intent, progress certificates and variations
- Professional ethics and professional communications
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements -
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 subject 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 procurement methods, 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, Brief and Development (40%)
- Documentation (40%)
- Administration (20%)
Current study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
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