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OCCD-PE Training Course Intrdouction

  1. 1. Kuwait University OCCD – Office of Consultation and Career Development Professional Engineer Training Course Architecture <ul><li>Date: 4-1-2010 to 7-1-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (3 hours/day) </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Kuwait University </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor: Dr. Yasser Mahgoub </li></ul>
  2. 2. OPENING STATEMENT <ul><li>On behalf of OCCD, I would like to welcome you all to this training course. </li></ul>
  3. 3. OPENING STATEMENTS <ul><li>The College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University established Office of Consultation and Career Development (OCCD) in 1986. </li></ul><ul><li>OCCD provides training, consulting, and testing and calibration services. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Course Instructor <ul><ul><li>Dr. Yasser Mahgoub </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Architecture, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College of Engineering and Petroleum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P.O.Box. 5969 Safat, Kuwait 13060 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tel: 2498-7601 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Introduction <ul><li>Materials and Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Workings drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Office management </li></ul><ul><li>Space planning </li></ul><ul><li>Feasibility studies </li></ul><ul><li>Construction supervision </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural Design </li></ul><ul><li>Life Cycle Cost Analyses </li></ul><ul><li>Project budgeting and scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Bidding negotiations </li></ul><ul><li>Quantity survey </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplines coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary cost estimates </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations and Renderings </li></ul><ul><li>Models </li></ul><ul><li>Financing studies </li></ul><ul><li>Other: -------- (please specify) </li></ul>Form groups of 3 persons. Select the ONLY the 3 most important architectural services from the following list:
  8. 8. Schedule <ul><li>Topics of Training Course: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DIVISIONS: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design Division </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Division </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structure Division </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Division </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice Questions and Exam </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Introduction <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This training course aims to introduce the candidate to the nature of the exam . </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Introduction <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It examines candidates for their knowledge, skills and ability to provide the various services required in the design and construction of buildings. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Introduction <ul><li>Limitations of The Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No single examination can test for competency in all aspects of architecture. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Introduction <ul><li>Limitations of The Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The exam concentrates on those services that most affect the public health, safety and welfare . </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Introduction <ul><li>Limitations of The Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It has been developed with specific concern for its content to relate as closely as possible to the actual tasks an architect encounters in practice . </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Introduction <ul><li>Scope of The Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition to testing for competence in specific subject areas , we are aware of the responsibilities an architect may have for coordinating the activities of others involved in the design/construction process . </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Introduction <ul><li>Scope of The Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It attempts to determine the candidate's qualifications not only to perform measurable tasks , but also to exercise the skills and judgment of a generalist working with numerous specialists . </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Introduction <ul><li>Importance of the Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The exam is part of an overall upgrading of the profession in Kuwait. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Introduction <ul><li>Importance of the Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is used by governmental and private agencies as an “ objective ” evaluation tool . </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Introduction <ul><li>Importance of the Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It will also be part of the registration requirements for architects and engineers. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Introduction <ul><li>Language of the exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since most engineering and architecture work in Kuwait is conducted in English, the language of the exam is English . </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Introduction <ul><li>Language of the exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is an open book exam where you can bring any types of books or references. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Introduction <ul><li>Divisions of the Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The exam is made of 20 questions covering the following topics: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design Division </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Division </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structure Division </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Division </li></ul></ul></ul>Design Sustainability Structure Technical
  22. 22. Introduction <ul><li>The types of questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All questions are designed as “ Multiple Choice ”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is one correct answer out of 4 possible ones. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrong answers will not be penalized . </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Introduction <ul><li>The answer sheet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The answer sheet has questions numbers and 4 circled letters (A, B, C, and D). </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Introduction <ul><li>The answer sheet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are required to select only one answer for each question. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If there is more than one answer marked , the whole question will be marked as wrong answer . </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Sample Question Introduction
  26. 26. Sample Question Introduction
  27. 27. <ul><li>The state of Kuwait has long history of active use of physical development planning. The first Kuwait Master Plan was produced in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1945 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1952 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1955 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1961 </li></ul></ul>Practical Experience Questions Division Sample Questions
  28. 28. Introduction <ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time management is a very essential element of success . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You should allocate ½ hour for each question , 5 minutes for each sub-question. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Introduction <ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take your time, read carefully , revise twice , no hurry, there are no tricks , use your common “architectural” sense. </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Introduction <ul><ul><li>Of course, it is not possible to cover the five years of undergraduate education in 10 hours, or even 10 days . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are going to briefly discuss the possible 6 topics of the exam, its subtopics and examples of its questions. </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. & Answers Questions