Detailed List of Structured Learning Topic Areas

1. Legal Issues and Legislation 
Code, Acts, Bylaws and Regulations governing the practice of architecture and/or interior design (Architects Act, General Regulation and Bylaws)
•  Construction Documents and Administration (Project Insurance, Legal Aspects, Tendering Law, Builder's Lien)
•  Municipal Law (Municipal Government Act, Land Use Bylaw, Area Redevelopment Plan)
•  Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
•  Professional Liability (Errors and Omission, Misrepresentation, Proposal/Promotion, Liability Insurance)


2. Safety, Health, Accessibility, Fire Protection and Energy Conservation 
Safey (Fire, Structural, In Use, Unwanted Entry, At Construction and Demolition Sites)
•  Health (Indoor Conditions, Sanitation, Noise Protection, Vibration and Deflection, Hazardous Substance, Exterior Noise, Hygiene/Infectious Control, Privacy, Sensory Deprivation)
Accessibility (Barrier Free Design, Universal Design)
Fire Protection (Building, Structural Sufficiency and Adjacent Building)


3. Planning, Design and Technology 
•  Programming
•  Site Design (Soil Condition)
•  Building Design (Concept, Design Development, Working Drawings, Specification, Tender, Award Contract)
•  Building Envelope (Materials, System and Concepts - Roof, Wall, Floor, Window and Door Systems, Acoustic)
•  Building Science (Rain Screen, Waterproofing)
•  Building Interior/Interior Design/Space Planning (Audiovisual, Ceiling Systems, Color Principles and Theories, Texture & Finishes, Design Trends, Ergonomic, Floor Covering, Furnishings, Hardware, Lighting and Lighting Psychology, Millwork an Cabinets)
•  Building Services (Mechanical, Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, Lighting, Telco, Network, Wireless and Security Systems)
•  Building Materials and Systems
•  Computer Program Training (CAD, LEED Credit Evaluation, Building Envelope Modeling, Energy Conservation Modeling)
•  Design Specialties (Corp Office, Healthcare, Seniors Care, Historic Preservation, Hospitality, Industrial, Institutional, Residential - Single/Multi, Retail/Store)
•  Urban Design (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design)


4. Practice, Project and Business Management 
Practice (CAD Management, Code of Ethics, Firm Marketing, Information Management, Industrial Relations, Management of Firm, Communication Skills, Media Relations)
Project (Management of Projects, Management of Design Team, Construction Administration, Construction Contract Law, Construction Documents and Services, Specifications, Technical Writing, BIM, Integrated Design, Quality Control, Project Management Computer Programs)
•  Business Management (Equity, Finance, Negotiation, Human Resources, Promotion, Financial Management, Investment Strategy, Partner Relationships, Integrated Design Philosophy and Practice)

5. Energy and the Environment 
•  Sustainable Design (Energy Efficiency, LEED, Sustainable Site, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation and Design Process, Green Roof, Geothermal, Net-Zero)
•  Preservation (Heritage, Renovation, Restoration and Adaptive Re-Use)
•  Environmental (Controlled Products, Hazardous Materials, Harmful Substance)