UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCT5528 Delivering Good Design

Credit 6 points
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Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Good design does not just happen—it is purposefully and carefully undertaken by skilled practitioners, valued by clients, and needs to be protected through delivery of the project. The process of procurement of a well-designed building starts with the appointment of a quality design team. From there, procurement refers to the management of the construction of a building to its completion. It involves not just the contractual method used, but also the execution of a built project from idea to delivery and on to operation. The method by which a building project is procured has a significant impact on the quality of the final building. While good design is able to be achieved with all procurement methods, some make it seriously challenging unless their potential threats to design quality are understood and well managed. This unit introduces the different methods used in Australia for the procurement of architectural services and then for buildings, with case studies illustrating strategies to assist in achieving quality design outcomes.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) differentiate between the different forms of procurement of architectural services and of building procurement used in the Australian construction industry; (2) differentiate between the different forms of building procurement used in the Australian construction industry; and (3) understand the relationships between delivery of design quality and the different forms of building procurement used in the Australian construction industry.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) two short tutorial papers; and (2) a report, including a case study. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Geoffrey London
Contact hours 1 x 2-hour session per week for up to 12 weeks
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCT5528/SEM-2/2017

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