Full Title Professional Studies 1

Short Title Professional Studies 1

Code DSGN08041
Level 08
Credit 05

Author Donohoe, Bernadette
Department Civil Eng. and Construction

Subject Area Design
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module will develop the students understanding of the architects professional role and responsibilities in the provision of architectural services to contemporary society.

It is taught through lectures, workshops and seminars. The workshops/seminars are intended to provide an interactive environment for students to engage with subject areas covered in the module and to enhance the links with design studio.

Indicative Syllabus
The Construction Industry: - Structure, operation and political economy of the building Industry

The Architect from Inception Stage to Completion of Project

Plan of Work RIBA 2013/ RIAI Stages

Introduction to Irish Legal System: - Courts, General Law, Contract Law, Tort including negligence; design liability

Introduction to Planning, Building Control, Health & Safety and EU Legislation

General Office(Management Principles, Office Practice, Finance/Accounts, Insurance incl. Professional Indemnity, Architect as an Employee, Attracting Work)

Architectural Practice (Sole Principal, Partnership, Unlimited Liability, Limited Liability, Public Company, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnerships, Co-operative, Group Practice, Developer/Architect/Contractor)

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Discuss and describe the structure and operation of building industry and allied professions, with particular reference to Ireland and the UK architectural practice

  2. Discuss and apply the principles of business management and how to operate a small interior architectural/architectural practice

  3. Discuss and Explain the architects role and responsibilities in the provision of interior/architectural services to a contemporary society

  4. Manage and appraise their working methodologies independently and in groups, and to engage and participate in critical evaluation and debate


Assessment Strategies
Formative and summative assessment modes using a range of techniques which includes group and/or individual work mainly: written exam, case study, essays, projects, presentations, debate.

Seminar/Workshops: Through out the semester students will work in teams and produce 2 No. seminar papers/presentations

Personal Development

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Presentation 1 No. seminar papers/presentations 1,3 40 OnGoing
Presentation 2 No. seminar papers/presentations 2,3,4 50 OnGoing
Performance Evaluation Personal Development 4 10 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Open Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

ACCS Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Group seminar and project 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Projects 4 Weekly 4.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 3.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Chappell, D., Willis, A. (2010), The Architect in Practice, 10th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell

Sinclair, D. (2013), Guide to Using the RIBA Plan of Work 2013, RIBA Publishing

Hudson, J.,(2012), Architecture: Commission to Construction, Laurence King

Ostime, N. (2013), Architect's Job Book: 9th Edition, RIBA Publishing

Wevill, J. (2013), Law in Practice: The RIBA Legal Handbook, RIBA Publishing

Linehan, M., Greaney, P., Foster, E. (2010), Management in the Built in Environment in Ireland, Gill and Macmillan

Good Practice Guides RIBA

Public Works Contracts

Suite of JCT contracts

The Irish Planning Acts

The UK Planning Acts

Building Regulations

GDLA Contract
Other Resources
None
Url Resources
Additional Info