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Project planning and research for interior architecture ( 3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.063 EFTSL)



Caulfield Second semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject investigates project and research management strategies. Topics include research methods and their application, the range of interior architecture (research) issues, users, clients, technology, regulations, sites, environment and ecology/heritage. The range of project management issues includes: contracts, contract law, contract administration, tendering and negotiation, planning authority approvals, cost planning, staff resources allocation, costing, and budget planning. Computer-based construction schedules and resource allocation, time schedules, and critical path networks for sub-projects with multi-activites, are also considered.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: able to analyse the issues in a range of interior architecture projects; 2.identify key issues/options that are likely to affect the outcome of the project; 3.develop strategies for undertaking research and design for projects; appropriate research methods; appropriate design and communication methods; 6.undertake computer-based scheduling of the management of the design project and its implementation.

Assessment: Investigative report:40% + Projects:60%

Contact Hours: 2 taught hours and 4 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites: IAR3105