Register Annexure A

Register

Requirements for Practical Experience for Architects

Architectural Candidates are required to obtain 138 value units for every 12-month period of post-graduate practical training. Category C to F set out below will further elaborate to the Architectural candidate where points can and must be obtained and the number of points required to fulfil the above mentioned value and to qualify for the APC.

An additional 36 value points must be acquired during any part of the training period either by attending educational sessions or by submitting a TUTORIAL on any of the areas listed in either category A & B.

A further additional 34 points for every 12-month period must be acquired in any of the sections at the discretion of the candidate.

One value unit is either

    1. one hour of relevant experience, or

    1. attendance of a two-hour educational session.


Two value units can be obtained by attending of half-day educational session. Three value units can be obtained by attending of a full day educational session. A maximum of 40 value units may be obtained by attending educational sessions.

The required minimum value units to be obtained in each of the various sections of the syllabus is stipulated below. A total of 174 value units must be obtained for every 12 month in-training period plus the 36 value units for Category A & B.

* An educational session is a formally structured lecture, seminar, workshop, conference, congress or colloquium, approved by the Council for the purpose of this document.

A. THE PROFESSION 24
1. Institute and Council  
1.1. Partnerships, companies, close corporations  
2. Practice Administration and Management  
2.1. Staff structure; selection and direction of staff; staff organizations; financial management; service contracts; work sheets; staff records; the office manual; filing systems; drawings; documents; computerization; reports; meetings; cost planning; library; equipment layout; draughting aids; standardization; sources of information  
3. Statutory requirements for Running an Office  
3.1. Shops and Offices Act  
3.2. Income Tax  
3.3. Workmen’s Compensation  
3.4 Value Added Tax (VAT)  
4. Professional Insurance (PI)  

MINIMUM VALUE UNIT

 
B. THE OFFICE 12
1. Types of Practices  
1.1. The Architects’ Act, 1979 and amendments  
1.2. Regulations in terms of the Act  
1.3. Professional Fee Scales  
1.4. The NIA: Constitution  
2. Legal  
2.1. Legal relationships with clients and staff etc. Law of agency and mandate. Law of Master and Servant/ etc.  
2.2. Agreements: Client/Architect, Principal Agent and Client and between Professional Consultants  
3. Public Relations  
3.1. Ethics, the media, marketing  
 
TOTAL POINTS FOR THESE CATEGORIES OVER THE TOTAL IN-TRAINING PERIOD 36
 
 
C. THE PROJECT: Inception, planning and documentation 75
1. Client/Architect Relationship  
1.1 Agreements  
1.2 PROCAP  
1.3 Contractual Insurance  
2. Architect/ Consultant relationships  
2.1 Duties defined: the architect, the quantity surveyor, engineering disciplines  
2.2 Agreements  
 
3. Cost Control of the Project  
3.1 Estimating: feasibility studies; cost analysis  
4. Design  
4.1 Study of user requirements; the brief; building regulations; codes etc.; appointment of consultants; schematic design; detail design.  
5. Presentations and Documentation  
5.1 Drawings; specification; schedules and charts; photographs and models.  
D. The Project: Tendering and Contractual 21
1. Tenderss  
1.1 Documentation; conditions of tender; competitive tendering; selective tendering; tender forms; qualification of tenders; escalation clauses; guarantees or bonds of surety ship.s  
   
2. Contractss  
2.1 Types of Building Contract
Without quantities contract; without quantities contract with schedule of rates; quantities contract; provisional quantities contract; schedule of rates contract; cost-plus contract; cost-plus contract with ceiling; basic bill contract; managed contract; packaged contract; turn-key contract.s
 
2.2 Standard Building Contract Documentation  
     
3. Nominated Sub-Contractss  
3.1 Types of Nominated Sub-Contractss  
3.2 Standard form of tender for Nominated Sub-contractss  
  
E. The Project: Construction 36
1. Inspection and administrations  
1.1 Project Administration: co-ordination of consultants; issue of drawings and documents; Records: project record book, site meetings, progress meetings, progress charts, instructions; statutory control of buildings  
1.2 Financial Administration: Certificates; direction of amounts; notification to nominated subcontractors; cost control; cost price adjustment: Haylett formula, proven cost, other, retention funds.s  
F. Post Completion Responsibilities 6
1. The Owner’s Maintenance Manuals  
2. As-built Drawingss  
3. Resolution of Disputess  
 
TOTAL POINTS PER 12 MONTH PERIOD 138



 

NAMIBIA COUNCIL FOR ARCHITECTS & Q.S

Applicant’s name

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Employer’s name

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Training record for

 

Employer’s signature

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Mentor’s name

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the month of

 

Mentor’s signature

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20

 

NIA Reg. No.

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NCAQS Reg. No.

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Appendix B

State sub-section as described in Appendix B in which training was obtained

Value Units

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Employer’s

Initials

 

Exper. (i)

Educ. (ii)

 

A.

THE PROFESSION

 

1.

Institute and Council

 

2

-

 

 

 

2.

Legal

Contracts

-

1

 

 

 

3.

Public Relations

The media, marketing

-

1

 

 

 

B.

THE OFFICE

 

1.

Types of practice

 

2

-

 

 

 

2.

Practice administration and

Computerization

5

-

 

 

 

3.

Statutory requirements for ….

 

-

1

 

 

 

4.

Professional insurance

 

-

-

 

 

 

C.

THE PROJECT: INCEPTION, PLANNING AND DOCUMENTATION

 

1.

Client/architect relationships

 

-

1

 

 

 

2.

Architect/consultant

 

-

-

 

 

 

3.

Cost control of the project

Feasibility studies

4

-

 

 

 

4.

Design

Detail design

5

-

 

 

 

5.

Presentation and

Photographs and Models

3

-

 

 

 

D

THE PROJECT: TENDERING AND CONTRACTUAL

 

1.

Tenders

 

2

-

 

 

 

2.

Contracts

 

-

-

 

 

 

3.

Nominated Subcontracts

Types of nom. Sub-contracts

-

1

 

 

 

E.

THE PROJECT: CONSTRUCTION

 

1.

Inspection and administration

 

1

1

 

 

 

F.

POST-COMPLETION RESPONSIBILITIES

 

1.

The owner’s maintenance

 

-

1

 

 

 

2.

As-built drawings

 

1

1

 

 

 

3.

Resolution of disputes

 

-

1

 

 

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF VALUE UNITS FOR THE MONTH

25 +

9   =

 

34

 

Please describe your experience and educational sessions for the month in chronological date order on the reverse side of this form. Pages may be added if necessary.

DESCRIPTION OF MONTH’S TRAINING
3,4,5 Oct.: Complete and photograph the model of the Church described in the September record.
6,7,11,12,13 Oct.: Design the pulpit, font and organ gallery for the church. Prepare interior perspectives.
14,17,18,19 Oct.: Assist in gathering information and making calculations for a feasibility study for an office development half a block in the Windhoek CBD. Also assist in preparation of the final submission.
21,24,25,26,27 Oct.: Debug new sub-routine for computerized progress schedule on a housing project with 183 single dwellings, using H P Desktop.
28 Oct.: Attend planning meeting of consultants on the housing projects to discuss the new scheduling process.
Educational sessions:

1. Attend NIA seminar on 20th October at Namcon: “The Act and the Marketing of Architectural Services”. Afternoon only.

2. Attend evening lecture at University of Namibia: “Nominated Sub-Contracts”.

 

 

 

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Signature of Applicant Date