ARCT5528 Delivering Good Design

Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021UWA (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 used in the Australian construction industry; (2) differentiate between the different forms of building procurement used in the Australian construction industry; and (3) demonstrate understanding of the relationships between delivery of design quality and the different forms of building procurement used in the Australian construction industry.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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
up to 3 hours per week for up to 12 weeks
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