DSGN08046 2013 Professional Studies 2

General Details

Full Title
Professional Studies 2
Transcript Title
Prof Studies 2
N/A %
Subject Area
DSGN - Design
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Bernadette Donohoe
Programme Membership
SG_JINTE_H08 201300 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Architectural Design SG_JINTE_H08 201400 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Interior Architecture RIBA 1

This module will further develop the student with an understanding of the architects professional role and responsibilities in the provision of architectural services to contemporary society.

 To ensure that the student is fully conversant with building costs, health and safety, resource selection and green issues in the design and building process

 To explore ideas of professionalism, negligence, design liability, client relationship and briefing.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Explain the interior/ architects role and responsibilities in the provision of interior/architectural services to contemporary society


Demonstrate a competent knowledge of Planning, Building Control, Health & Safety Legislation


Demonstrate a competent knowledge of Planning & Heritage Legislation that affects the alteration of buildings.


Manage and appraise their working methodologies independently and in groups, and to engage and participate in critical evaluation and debate


Discuss and analyse future ways of practice in architecture

Module Assessment Strategies

Formative and summative assessment modes using a range of techniques which includes group and/or individual work mainly: written exam, case study, essays, projects, presentations, debate.

Indicative Syllabus

The architect’s Responsibility in the Design process

Professional and legal aspects of design

Specification choices and green issues Building Contracts

Standard Contracts, RIAI, JCT, Public Works Contracts, GDLA Contracts

Architectural Education & Training incl. CPD

Registration inIreland,UKand EU

Codes of Practice inIrelandandUK

Ethics & Professionalism 

 The Construction Industry: - Structure, operation and political economy of the building Industry

Introduction to Irish Legal System: - Courts, General Law, Contract Law, Tort including negligence; design liability

Introduction to Planning, Building Control, Health & Safety and EU Legislation


General Office

(Management Principles, Office Practice, Finance/Accounts, Insurance incl. Professional Indemnity, Architect as an Employee, Attracting Work)

Architectural Practice

                 (Sole Principal, Partnership, Unlimited Liability, Limited Liability, Public Company, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnerships, Co-operative, Group Practice, Developer/Architect/Contractor)


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Project Health & Safety Collaboration Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Essay Architectural Practice Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % OnGoing 1,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture / Seminars 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Chappell, D., Willis, A. (2010), The Architect in Practice, 10th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell

 Hyde, R. (2012), Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture, Routledge

Hudson, J.,(2012), Architecture: Commission to Construction, Laurence King

 Ostime, N. (2013), Architect's Job Book: 9th Edition, RIBA Publishing

 Wevill, J. (2013), Law in Practice: The RIBA Legal Handbook, RIBA Publishing

 Lupton, S., Cox, S., Clamp, H., Udom, K. (2012), Which Contract?: 5th Edition, RIBA Publishing

Giebeler, G., (2009), Refurbishment Manual (Construction Manuals), Birkhäuser GmbH

BCIS, (2012),  Alterations and Refurbishment Price Book, Rics books

Anumba, C., Marino, B., Gottfied, A., Egbu, C., (2004), Health and safety in refurbishment involving demolition and structural instability, HSE


Good Practice Guides RIBA

IT Library on-line – Library, Databases, HIS, The Irish construction Information Service Plus

RIBA Publications (2010), Guide to RIBA Agreements

Other Resources


Additional Information