15 Credits ACADEMIC YEAR


Pre-requisites: Degree in Architecture (usually 2.1 or above) with RIBA Part 1, or equivalent

ARC555


Co-requisites: ARC560, ARC561

Aims/Description: The module is designed through comparative analysis in a seminar and a workshop format, and will focus on innovative building procurement and project funding. A range of procurement routes will be discussed, including collaborative procurement (PPC2000 contract, NEC Partnering contract, NHS Estates procure 21, PFI, Supply Chain Management and collaboration, MoD Prime Contracting), self building and cooperatives. Dispute resolution mechanisms - Adjudication, Arbitration and Mediation - inherent within some of these procurement systems discussed will also be covered. The module will also discuss broader economic issues with regards, in particular, to social enterprising.

Restrictions on availability: School of Architecture students only

Staff Contact: Simon Baker
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Notes: The unit forms part of a recognised course approoved by RIBA/ARB.

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