http://members.fortunecity.com/ymahgou/ Homepage: [email_address] Email: 4987601 Telephone Number: Sunday and Tuesday 9:50 to 11:00 Office Hours Dr. Yasser Mahgoub Instructor: English Language of Instruction : Sunday and Tuesday 11:00 to 12:15 Time: First – 2003 -2004 Semester : 0690-406 Prerequisites : 3 Credit Hours: 0690-451 Course Number : Professional Practice 1 Course Title :
ARCH 451 Professional Practice I: Pre-Design and Project Documentation (3-0-3) Design methodology , typology programming , site analyses , budget formulation and pro-forma procedures. Development of comprehensive project documentation , detailing , specifications , drawing formats and organizations . The architect’s role in project design and construction , the administration of the construction contract, and in the relationship with others involved with the project. Types of documentation required to render competent and responsible professional service. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: ARCH 406.
The Professional Practice Courses
ARCH 452 Professional Practice II: Project and Office Administration (Legal, Economics and Ethics) (3-0-3) Implications of economic systems, finance , and building costs on specific building projects as well as the roles of value engineering , life-cycle cost analysis , and construction cost estimation in the framework of a design project. Project and office management , emphasizing professional services and professional ethics and project responsibilities during design and construction. Laws and regulations affecting the architecture practice as well as building economics and financing. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: ARCH 451.
The Professional Practice Courses
Class Credit : 3 hours undergraduate credit. Class Type : Lecture/discussion method with an emphasis on guest presentations by noted professionals. Student work consists of listening, reading assignments, outside independent research, unannounced quizzes, class discussion, and two pre-announced examinations. Independent research, quizzes, and other assigned work must be completed on time . Course content is drawn from numerous current sources of information, including text books guest lecturers and discussions. This means that significant course content can only be obtained during attendance at class sessions.
BOOKS AND REFERENCES The required textbooks: 1- The Architects Handbook of Professional Practice - Student Edition , From the American Institute of Architects Press (2002 ) is available at student bookstores. 2- The Kuwait Society of Engineers Professional Firms Guide . This reference contains information regarding building codes and regulations as well as legal requirements and documents. Each student will need a copy of these two books.
The four desired student learning levels are Familiarity , Knowledge , Understanding and Application . Each is described below.
FAMILIARITY "To Become Familiar With . . ." the initial awareness of materials: the basic "who," "what," "where," and "when" sets the stage for learning more important material.
Example : "Become familiar with several environmental design disciplines" . . . as a prelude to an understanding of the profession of architecture.
KNOWLEDGE "To know . . ." having factual information in one's mind ready for immediate use; simple recall in terms of the "who," "what," "where," and "when." Requires association of material with previously learned facts. Often the knowledge required proceeding to more challenging learning.
Example : "Know the elements in the Architectural Project Delivery Process, i.e., defining problems, weighing alternatives, establishing priorities, designing solutions, implementing design, judging solutions, refining designs" . . . the skills required to achieve a complex design syntheses.
UNDERSTANDING "To understand . . ." comprehension of a concept or idea as opposed to memorization and recall of facts as the "know" level. Learning the basis for and the background of the concept or idea. Knowing the "hows" and "whys." Having insight; being able to compare and contrast; comprehending the implications of a concept. Development of concepts.
Example : "Understand how the Architect may be legally responsible for errors and/or omissions in the completed building" . . . involves recognition of the state's police power, why states have architectural registration laws, how code enforcement is delegated to the local government level, how the provisions of an Owner-Architect Agreement for architectural services bind each contractually, and how statutes of limitations may hold the architect liable INDEFINITELY.
APPLICATION Either the physical or mental use of previous learning. This level requires generalizations, transfer of learning, rational perception, analysis, synthesis, structuring new relationships to apply principles, gain insights, and solve problems.
Example (Physical) : "To be able to design a building that satisfies the functional, economic, and aesthetic demands of a Client" . . . requires the physical ability to perform the required integrated sequence of related actions.
Example (Mental) : "To be able to analyze a design program to estimate the client's total construction cost requirements" . . . requires the mental ability to use facts and ideas to interpret the situation and apply professional judgment to solve the problem.
EXPECTATIONS & DESIRED LEARNING LEVELS
1) The Owner's (Client/User) needs and wants that lead to the decision to build and result in the need to commission the services of an Architect. 2) The process of architectural marketing by the architect to identify markets, assesses client needs, obtain commissions and produce profits. 3) The meaning of professional ethics and the standards of professional conduct required of architects in the practice of architecture. 4) The relevance of the public health, safety, and welfare has in establishing the laws, regulations, and legislation affecting architectural practice. 5) The basis for Licensing and Certification of Architects and the qualifications to enter the profession through licensure.
SUMMARY OF COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
6) The Building Enterprise : The major construction industry participants who contribute to the architectural project delivery process and the major sources of information and resources which contribute to the total body of knowledge necessary to carry out the process. This includes project delivery options: traditional, fast track, and design-build. 7) The contractual arrangements and scope of activities involved in the "typical" architectural project, from inception through beneficial occupancy, including the activities of the Owners, Architect, Consultants, Contractors, and other construction industry participants. 8) The types of documentation required rendering "reasonable" competent and responsible professional services. Methods of risk management to limit professional liability.
SUMMARY OF COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
9) The forms of practice business organization and contractual arrangements and the architect's responsibility to clients and the public under each. 10) Building economics and financial management to the extent necessary for their application to the architectural project delivery process and the need for architectural firms to make a profit. 11) The basis for professional compensation and how to determine what architects must charge for their services. 12) The Kuwait Society of Engineers and Kuwait League of Architects as the "voice" of the profession and the depository of the profession information and resource base.