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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Postgraduate Course: Architectural Management, Practice and Law (ARJA11002)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis is a lecture and workshop based course whose aims are to develop the student's understanding of the professional requirements of an architect in practice and being admitted to the title of architect. The course is also intended, in part, as being a preparation for fulfilling the requirements of the Part 3 Examination in Professional Practice and Management. It is also available to other candidates who are preparing for the Part 3 Examination and who have registered with the U of E Centre for Open Learning.
In order to take this course students should have passed their first year design studio courses as well as Architectural Technology Research and Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory courses from from year 1 M.Arch.
The course is delivered through a series of lectures presented by Architects and related professionals involved in the creation of the built environment. The lectures are intended to present the student with a range of knowledge which can then be built on and developed by further reading.
The workshop vehicle which will be used to assess learning outcome 2 of the course is a web-based Contract Simulation Game, which will provide participating students with a considerable depth of knowledge in relation to the administration of a standard form of building contract. Students will work in small groups over the course of the two day event.

The course will allow students to:

1. Acquire understanding of the issues and constituencies which influence the processes and delivery of design and theoretical aspects of project and practice management.
2. Understand the concept of professional responsibility and the legal, statutory, and ethical implications of the title of architect.
3. Introduce students to the roles and responsibilities of the architect in relation to the organisation, administration and management of an architectural project.
4. Develop an awareness and understanding of the financial matters bearing upon the creation and construction of built forms.
5. Develop an awareness of the changing nature of the construction industry, inter-relationships between individuals and organisations involved in building modern day building procurement.
Course description - Architectural Management and Professionalism
- Business & Financial Management
- Construction Design and Management
- Universal Access
- Professional Responsibilities & the DDA
- Regulatory Frameworks
- Building Contracts and Procurement
- Project Briefing
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio C (Integrated) (ARCH11091) OR Architectural Design Studio C (Modular) (ARCH11089)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Technology Research (ARCH11075)
Students MUST have passed: Architectural Design Studio D (Integrated) (ARCH11092) OR Architectural Design Studio D (Modular) (ARCH11090)
Students MUST have passed: Studies in Contemporary Architectural Theory (ARCH11070)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 24, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 14, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 153 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 33 %, Coursework 67 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) None.
Feedback Feedback on all course-work and examination based submissions will be provided within 15 working days of submission.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. An understanding of practice management and codes of professional conduct in the context of the construction industry.
  2. An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of individuals and organisations within architectural project procurement and contract administration, including knowledge of how cost control mechanisms operate within an architectural project.
  3. An understanding of the influence of statutory, legal and professional responsibilities as relevant to architectural design projects.
Reading List
- Architect's Guide to Running a Practice. D. Littlefield: Elsevier.
- The Architect in Practice (10th Edition), Chappell & Willis: Blackwell Publishing.
- Starting a Practice- A Plan of Work (2nd Edition) Foxell, 2015.
- Handbook of Practice Management. (9th Edition). RIBA, 2013.

- RIBA Job Book (Ninth Edition): RIBA Publishing.
- The Architects Guide to Running a Job (Sixth Edition), R. Green: Architectural Press.
- Which Contract? (Fifth Edition): RIBA Publishing, 2012.
- Architect's Legal Handbook (9th Edition), A. Speaight: Elsevier.

- Planning
- Universal access - BS8300: 2009 (+A1 2010) - Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people-code of practice.
- Technical Standards - Approved Document M (May 2004, updated 2010) - Access to and use of buildings.
- CDM 2015 a Practical Guide for Architects and Designers. RIBA, 2015.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills - Contract administration
- Practical experience
- Research and writing skills
Special Arrangements None
Study Abroad None
Additional Class Delivery Information Course Introduction: Semester 1, Friday 09.15-10.45 Week 1.
Lectures: Semester 1, Fridays 09.00-13.00, weeks 2-5 and 7-8.
Tutorials: Semester 1, Fridays 14.00-17.30 weeks 4-5 & 7-8 and 09.00-17.00 Friday week 9.
Workshops: 09.00-17.00 Thursday and Friday week 6.
KeywordsContracts,management,regulations,finance,health & safety,professionalism,professional roles
Course organiserMr Iain Scott
Tel: (0131 6)51 5785
Course secretaryMs Katerina Sykioti
Tel: (0131 6)51 5744
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