INTEGRATED STUDIES 1: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K221266
Module Leader Joyce Fleming
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
Trimester
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

HND Interior Design

Summary of Content

This module focuses on aspects of project costing, procurement and contract administration: Strand 1: Project Costing For Designers Pre-Contract Costing including cost forecasting Standard forms of Cost Analysis, Sources and use of cost data. Professional practice /structure and growth of UK design industry. Strand 2: Procurement Methods of procurement including use of standard forms of contract, preparation of specifications and associated contract documentation, including minor works contracting, design and the law - copyright. Strand 3: Contract Administration Managing a project, membership and function of Design Team, including role and responsibilities of parties within the same, post-contract activities.

Syllabus

The professional commercial skills of project costing, procurement and contract administration are developed, studied and examined. The following elements will be introduced and reviewed. Knowledge will be evidenced by the production of the completed schedules, specifications, documentation and work-plans in relation to given scenarios and practices. The following elements will be introduced and reviewed. Strand 1: Project Costing for Designers Introduction to cost planning and cost control. Design Economics: building shape, size, height; factors influencing design and cost. Cost Data: sources, uses, limitations, applications. Cost Forecasting: methods, uses, applications, limitations BCIS Standard Form of Cost Analysis Introduction to estimating and tendering: contractor's practices and pricing of construction resources, determination of overhead recovery, allocation of profit and assessment of risk Submission of Tender and Tender analysis: procedures for tender check, evaluation and report to client Strand 2: Procurement Procurement methods: methods available, benefits, limitations, application, criteria for selection Standard forms of building contracts: range of forms available, uses, applications, criteria for selection The role of the Design Team, and the Interior Designer, in the procurement process Preparation of specification documentation Minor works contracting Strand 3: Contract Administration The personnel of the Design Team: roles, responsibilities, obligations The role of the Interior Designer within the Design Team -(as team member and C/A) Pre- and Post-contract project administration, including application of the CSD/RIBA Plan of Work

Learning Outcomes

On Successful completion of this module the student should be able to :Strand 1: Project Costing for Designers1.Recognise the framework for pre-contract project costing and cost control. A1, A3.2.Appraise the factors influencing project design and their effect on project cost. A1, A3, A4, B2, B5, B8.3.Appraise and apply sources of cost data and cost indices. A3, A4, B2, B5, C2.4.Apply research methodology to explain the designer's role in construction industry.5.Demonstrate an understanding of the tendering process and the contractor's approach to pricing. A4, B5.6.Identify the key construction resources and illustrate how the cost of each is established for inclusion within a tender submission.7.A4, B2, B5.8.Explain how overhead and profit recovery is determined, including the assessment and allocation of risk within a tender submission. A4, B2, B5.9.Outline the procedures followed on receipt of priced tender documents to inform and advise the client on selection of suitable contractor. A1, A4.Strand 2: Procurement1.Identify the main methods of procurement and analysethe criteria for selection of an appropriate method. A1, A4, C2, C5, C6.2.Outline the main standard forms of building contract employed by clients and the criteria for selection of appropriate form,including minor works contracting. A1, A4, C2, C5, C6.3.Define the key rights, responsibilities and obligations of the Design Team members under standard forms of contract,in particular the Interior Designer. A1, A4, C5, C6.4.Prepare a specification document. B7, C5, C6.Strand 3: Contract Administration1.Identify key members of the Design Team, outlining the roles, responsibilities and functions of each within the designprocess. A1, A4, C5, C6.2.Identify and describe the activities undertaken by the Design Team in the construction process, from inception to completion, including Contract Administrator's role as can be undertaken by Interior Designer,utilisation of the RIBA Plan of Work. B1, A4, C5, C6.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the module. Strand 1 will employ student-centred flexible materials supported by workshops with tutor facilitation. Strands 2 and 3 will be delivered by lectures, which will provide the basic theoretical concepts, supported by tutorials and practical activities. All Strands will be linked to the Design Projects to provide a meaningful integrated framework to highlight the embedded interdependence of the topics.

Indicative Reading

Strand 1: Ashworth A, (1999 2 nd Ed), Cost Studies of Buildings, Addison-Wesley Longman Ashworth A, (1996), Pre-Contract Studies, Longman Ferry D J, Brandon P S, Ferry J D, (1999 7 th Ed), Cost Planning of Buildings, Blackwell Science Building Cost Information Service, (1987), Standard Form of Cost Analysis: Principle, Instructions and Definitions, RICS Buchan R D, Fleming F W and Kelly J R, (1991), Estimating for Builders and Quantitiy Surveyors,Newnes Strand 2: MacRoberts, MacRoberts (2008 2 nd Ed)MacRoberts, MacRoberts on Scottish Building Contracts,Blackwell Science Aqua Group (1990 7 th Ed), Pre-contract Practice for Architects and Quantity Surveyors, Blackwell Science Clamp H and Cox S, (1998 2 nd Ed) Which Contract?, RIBA Publications Ndekugri I &Rycroft M, (2009 2 nd Ed) The JCT05 Standard Building contract: Law and Administration Willis, J A, (1997) Specification Writing for Architects and Surveyors, Blackwell Science ISBN 978-1-85946-349-9 The Interior Designers Job Book, RIBA Publishing Strand 3: Aqua Group, (1996 8 th Ed), Contract Administration for the Building Team,Blackwell Science Lydiate L, (1992)ProfessionalPractice in Design Consultancy,DBA ISBN 978-1-85946-349-9 The Interior Designers Job Book, RIBA Publishing

Transferrable Skills

Interpret and apply financial information. D1 An ability to use creative and innovative approaches to problem solving. -720 D2 An ability to self learn, manage, and produce work on time on an individual basis and to workeffectively in groups. D3 An ability to undertake independent research and to develop criteria for self assessment. D7 Independent working. Written, graphical and word-processed presentation skills. -720 D2 An ability to self learn, manage, and produce work on time on an individual basis and to workeffectively in groups. D3 An ability to undertake independent research and to develop criteria for self assessment. D6 The appropriate knowledge and use of general IT skills. D7 Independent working. D14 Communication skills, written, oral and listening Verbal, visual and responsive presentation skills. -720 D2 An ability to self learn, manage, and produce work on time on an individual basis and to workeffectively in groups. D3 An ability to undertake independent research and to develop criteria for self assessment. D6 The appropriate knowledge and use of general IT skills. D7 Independent working. D14 Communication skills, written, oral and listening

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 24.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Seminars (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FT) 104.00
Tutorials (FT) 24.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 33.00 35% Project Costing for Designers
Coursework 0.00 67.00 35% Project Procurement and Contract Administration