X-TRAN Week 4: Practicality of Design Understanding & Co-ordinating With Other Consultants”
Ar. Nozaima Mahadi
Ar. Zulhilmy Mohd Salleh
Ar. Tunku Ida Arliza
Key components for practical design:
• Design to Comply
• Design to Serve
• Design to Last
Architects are not only designers but we are team leaders. In order for our building to work, we must first understand basic principles of other disciplines and way to work with everyone to materialize our design:
• Understanding other disciplines: C&S & M&E
• Coordination works internally and within the
The goal of the X-Tran programme is to make graduates more marketable by providing them with the tools they’ll need to thrive in the working life as a graduate architect for today’s young professionals. The course was designed to be six weekends of all-day classes, each covering two different topics. This 6-session course costs RM200.00 (including lunch) and is aimed at young architects with five years of professional experience.
The topic course covers the following: the soft skills of an architect; the development process; feasibility studies; authority submissions; the concept of fire safety in building design; understanding and coordinating with other consultants; managing construction projects (pre-award); managing construction projects (post-award); an introduction to BIM + tools; the practicality of design; and What’s next after Part 3.
The course’s speakers and presenters are registered architects with experience from a wide range of Projects and work experience. With this, it is hoped that this will speed up their learning and get them ready to be a competent and active member of the architectural profession.