AE 344 – Professional Practice

Course lecturer :

  • Dr.Nourhane El Haridi

Course assistant :

  • N/A

Course objectives :

At the end of the course, the student should be able to: Define essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relevant to architectural Professional Practice List the Codes of practice in engineering and its applications List Codes of practice in engineering disciplines and the regularity framework in design and practice Recognize Professional and ethical responsibilities that should be taken by architecture Explain professional and ethical responsibilities that should be taken by the architect.

Course description :

In this course the student should know all about the construction contract, different members of the construction project and the relationships between them, different types of contracts, competitions, and ethics of practicing architecture.

Course assessment :

Drop Quizzes / Open discussions 10 Assignments / researches/ Presentations 25 Mid-term written exams.15 Final written exam 50

Recommended text books :

Time saver standards for architectural design: technical data for professional practice, Donald Watson, 8th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2005.

Recommended refrences :

[1] Kostof, Spiro – “The Architect-Chapters in the History of the Profession,” New York, Oxford University Press,1977. [2] Cuff, Dana. Architecture: The Story of a Practice, MIT Press, 1992 (ISBN: 0262531127) [3] Demkin, Joseph A. (ed.) The Architects Handbook of Professional Practice, Student Edition, AIA Publication, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., NY, 2002 (ISBN 0-471-176-72-9) [4] Priven, Peter. Architect\’s Essentials of Starting a Design Firm, John Wiley & Sons, 2003 (ISBN:0471234818) [5] Swett, Richard, Cramer, James & Simpson, Scott. How Firms Succeed: A Field Guide to Design Management, Greenway Group, 2002, (ISBN: 096754775X) [6] Wasserman, Barry, Sullivan, Patrick, Palermo, Gregory, Ethics and the Practice of Architecture, 2000, ISBN 047129822