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ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY
Establish the conditions for writing a
design brief for a building project

level: 5

credit: 5

planned review date: March 2007

sub-field: Architecture

purpose: People credited with this unit standard are able to establish
client’s requirements, site restrictions, and possibilities for a
building project design brief.

This unit standard is intended for people contributing to a
complex design brief or completing a simple design brief.

entry information: Open.

accreditation option: Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and industry.

moderation option: A centrally established and directed national moderation
system has been set up by InfraTrain New Zealand.

special notes: 1 Potential implications are those implications which are
not applicable at the time but can reasonably be
foreseen. An example is a presently undeveloped area
that current demographic and property development
trends indicate is likely to be developed in the next few
years.

© New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2010

interpersonal behaviour. Examples of such bodies are New Zealand Institute of Architecture. Resource Management Act 1991. Building Act 1991. communication. 3 Performance of all elements should be assessed within constraints normally applicable to a commercial environment. © New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2010 . and their subsequent amendments. 5 All aspects covered by this unit standard must take into account the requirements of the Treaty of Waitangi. Draughting Association of New Zealand. and the considerations of ethnic groups and their cultures. legislation that has an impact upon the client's needs and requirements such as the: Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992. and territorial authority requirements applicable in any location. Human Rights Act 1993. security. health and safety. in particular. Enterprise and organisational standards and procedures may include: quality assurance. 4 Performance of all elements complies with regulatory requirements of national legislation. documentation. and Architectural Designers of New Zealand. and environmental and sustainability principles. ethics. An acceptable standard would be comparable to ISO 9000 certified enterprises and organisations and those set by an incorporated professional or trade body. 10161 version 6 10-Mar-10 2 of 4 ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY Establish the conditions for writing a design brief for a building project 2 Performance of all elements is carried out in accordance with enterprises and organisational standards and procedures unless otherwise stated.

performance criteria 3. access.likes and dislikes.1 Site is described in terms of the potential implications of the elements.2 Site is described in terms of the potential implications of the topography. element 2 Establish the site restrictions. 1.1 Schedule of requirements meets client's requirements for the project. relationship of spaces.services. © New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2010 . performance criteria 2. 10161 version 6 10-Mar-10 3 of 4 ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY Establish the conditions for writing a design brief for a building project Elements and Performance Criteria element 1 Establish the client's requirements.1 Establishment includes applicable and potentially applicable restrictions.3 Requirements are expressed in terms that facilitate designing. 3. regulatory requirements. performance criteria 1. 1. space.possibilities. Range: may include but is not limited to . geo-technical factors. Range: client requirements may include but are not limited to . regulatory restrictions. element 3 Describe the initial site possibilities.2 Client's limitations are described in terms of design project’s budget and time frame. site requirements may include but are not limited to . budget.

natural. and special resource requirements.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard. 10161 version 6 10-Mar-10 4 of 4 ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY Establish the conditions for writing a design brief for a building project 3. Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors. Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.co. Comments on this unit standard Please contact InfraTrain New Zealand leona@infratrain.nz/framework/search/index.do. © New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2010 . Please Note Providers must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority or a delegated inter- institutional body before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.govt. This unit standard is covered by AMAP 0101 which can be accessed at http://www. The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for providers wishing to develop education and training programmes.3 Site is described in terms of the existing environment. built.nzqa. Range: environment may include but is not limited to . Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by the Qualifications Authority before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.