UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology comprises 240 credits.
Communication in the Construction Industry (15 Credits)
Learn to communicate effectively, and be aware of legislation in the construction industry. The course covers:
- Roles and responsibilities within the construction industry, with reference to the relevant stages in the construction process
- Documentation used to monitor and manage timing of the design, tender and construction process.
- Reports, letters, emails, meeting notes, verbal and written instructions, and standard industry forms
- Organising and an understanding of running a meeting
- Taking minutes
- The regulatory environment as it applies to building construction - The Building Act, The Consumer Guarantees Act, Resource Management Act, Construction Contracts Act, Treaty of Waitangi, Weathertight Homes.
Tendering Administration Processes for Construction Projects (15 Credits)
Learn to effectively administer processes that are essential to the success of a construction project. Students will gain an understanding of the effects of specific Acts and their resultant regulations on design and construction practices and principles in the construction industry. Also learn about what is involved in the pre-contract phase of construction.
Contract Administration for Valuing Building Works (15 Credits)
Learn about construction project administration, of the principles, practice and documentation of post tender administration.
Materials in Construction Projects (15 Credits)
Learn about the impacts that the external and internal environment and the Building Code have on the selection and application of building materials and finishes.
Services for Construction Projects (15 Credits)
Learn about the operating principles and coordination of services that are used and applied in small and medium buildings, taking into account the environment and the legal and regulatory frameworks.
Structures for Residential Construction Projects (15 Credits)
Learn about the relationship between the choice of site and structure of a small building, taking into consideration site limitations, small building design, the envelope and interior. Students will learn how a building is constructed in accordance with NZS 3604 and the Building Code to specific and non-specific design.
Feasibility and Analytical Reports for Construction Projects (15 Credits)
Learn about how the site on which a building is developed places constraints and the resulting limitations. You'll use your knowledge to establish the condition of an existing building; and present information from the research, feasibility and environmental study on the design and construction of that building.
Commercial Construction 1 (15 Credits)
Gain an understanding of what a commercial building is how they are constructed, how structural products are used in these, why specific design is necessary, the construction process, and related legislation.
Commercial Construction 2 (15 Credits)
Learn about the end use of buildings in line with the building code and territorial authority requirements. Understand services placement and use in a commercial structure. Also learn about the materials and services that can be used to enhance the management of a commercial structure, and the design and end user management functions of a medium building to category 3.
Concept Design (15 Credits)
Learn how to work through the process of preparing concept documentation for a building of non-specific design using multimedia to cover LBP licence Design 1 requirements.
Preliminary Design (15 Credits)
Learn how to work through the process of preparing preliminary documents for a building of non-specific design, using CAD software, preparing approval documentation to present to a client to cover LBP licence Design 1.
Developed Design (15 Credits)
Learn to prepare developed design in cad and present a preliminary architectural design to cover LBP Licence design 2.
Detailed Design 1 (30 Credits)
Learn to work through the process of preparing drawings for a building with a mixture of specific and non-specific design to cover LBP licence Design 2.
Detailed Design 2 (15 Credits)
Work through the process of preparing drawings for a building with up to three levels, using CAD software.
Design Principles (15 Credits)
Learn to describe and evaluate design principles for architectural projects; analyse and illustrate the historical development of design principles; explain the differences in design across cultures and environments; and describe the interaction of people with a built environment.