Internal management: professionalism, practice, business + management

Possible topics include:
  • Architects' contracts (eg, as lead or sub consultant), terms of engagement, scope of services, clear letters of appointment, relevant legislation
  • Intellectual property rights, copyright law
  • Duty of care, professional liability, negligence and professional indemnity, including insurance
  • Client relationship management
  • Briefing/getting the brief right/context of the brief
  • Adding value through design and services
  • Obligations to stakeholders, warranties and third party rights
  • Communication, progress reporting and appropriate and timely advice
  • Cost monitoring and control and financial management
  • Programming of services appropriate to appointment
  • Coordination + integration of design team input
RIBA Core Curriculum