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BLAR15053  Professional Practice

Offered in Autumn 2003

This course introduces the student to the roles and responsibilities of being a professional practitioner in the building and construction sector through consideration of the following:

  • Professional Ethics relevant to building design and construction industry activities and processes
  • Personal actions and liabilities including professional risks and liabilities, OH&S, community safety, precautions during hazardous operations, disaster prevention, mitigation and recovery methods
  • Stakeholder Collaboration related to working in design consultancy and construction teams; leadership and team dynamics; conflict and dispute resolution
  • Stakeholder Involvement: Understand the role and relationships of stakeholders in the design process including clients, engineering and architectural consultants and how to manage this.
This course also provides an understanding of the following managerial aspects within design and construction offices:
  • Project Management and Control including work methods, project plan development and resource requirements;
  • Financial Management: financial records, financial reports and transactions. Construction Business Plan Monitoring. Trust Accounts, establishment and Management. Financial auditing;
  • Account management: Work breakdown structures, cash flow, forecasting cash flow, progress payments, contractor negotiations, rise and fall, adjustments, financial reporting, settlement of accounts, penalties and bonuses; and
  • Office Management: Principles of design/construction industry office management and practice including quality management and systems, and client management.

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This handbook was correct as at: 07-May-2002

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