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RAIC offers new “Project Management for Architects” courses


July 18, 2018
by Canadian Architect

This fall, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) is offering project management courses for architects and interns in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton. These courses will provide both project management knowledge in the context of architectural practice as well as prepare participants for the Project Management Institute’s PMP®certification exam.RAIC, Project Management

Offered over two weekends, the RAIC’s  41-hour courses will include:

  • tools and templates for architectural practice;
  • 35 hours of instruction plus a 6-hour practical workshop in which participants will learn to use the tools and templates;
  • a premium PMP® certification exam preparation kit including textbook, study aids, online resources, and an online test question bank.

In addition, the RAIC’s course will:

  • provide architectural interns, emerging practitioner, and emerging proprietors with a solid grounding in contemporary practices, tools and techniques, and
  • prepare participants to write the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)®certification exam.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Develop a project plan for a design project including work plan, schedule, bottom-up and top-down fee calculations, and risk management plan
  • Develop a stakeholder management plan for a design project;
  • Relate architectural practice to the ten knowledge areas of contemporary project management body of knowledge
  • With additional study, write the (PMP)®certification exam.

More detailed information about the new courses — including instructors, dates, and locations – is available via the official RAIC website, linked here. Registration for the RAIC’s Ottawa sessions is now open, with registration for the Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver sessions opening soon.  Classes will typically start on Thursday evening at 6 PM and end Saturday afternoon at 5 PM.



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