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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
Students enrolled in S700 or S701 must enrol in campus mode
|Contact hours:||1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week|
You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment. This is a core unit for Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture courses, and an elective in Master of Construction Management, Master of Urban Design and Master of Planning (Professional) courses
This unit has two purposes; the first is to introduce professional practice principles and the second is to explore the roles and functions of, and interactions between, built environment professionals. The unit has an emphasis on professional practitioner involvement in the building construction industry and the roles of architects and landscape architects in working with urban planners, urban designers, construction managers and other building industry professionals
In terms of principles, the unit explores the legal and ethical responsibilities of built environment professionals to clients, consultants and other parties. This exploration will enable students to contextualise professional practices, ensuring they are critiqued, understood and realised within economic, social, cultural and professional contexts. The unit also introduces the bases for professional competency and registration, principles of the law of contract, law of tort, copyright, moral rights and professional codes of conduct as they relate to built environment professionals.
In terms of roles and functions of the built environment professional, this unit examines the interaction of architects and landscape architects with urban planners, urban designers and construction managers in relation to business and procurement processes. This involves establishment and organisation of small practices; the collaboration process with clients; feasibility studies, negotiations with planning and building authorities, tendering, methods of building procurement (in particular the specifics of architect- or landscape architect-administered contracts), the control of the staging of pre-design, design, contract documentation and contract administration stages, and the broader relationship between the local and global contexts of professional practice.
Individual assignment (30%), group assignment (30%), examination 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve at least 40% in the examination.
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