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INTD 5110 - Systems and Trade Liaison

Interior Design Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course will advance students' level of understanding of the various building systems, such as mechanical, electrical, structural and architectural. Concepts will be discussed within the context of the types of contractual agreements that interior designers will need to understand. Students will gain practical knowledge about what needs to be considered when executing construction drawings. Learning methodologies will involve guest lecturers and site review, as well as collaboration with professional consultants and BCIT Trades departments. The student can then apply the knowledge gained in this course to studio projects, construction drawings, as well as in interactions with other consultants and trades in the field. This course will interface with BCIT departments such as: Carpentry, HVAC & Steel Trades, Architectural, Construction Management, Electrical, and Piping.


Acceptance into the Bachelor of Interior Design.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Interpret drawings created by various consultants in order to assess available options for a design solution.
  • Establish at the onset which key professionals are required during each phase of a project.
  • Consult and coordinate with various building system professionals to determine workable design solutions.
  • Discuss the legal obligations, contractual agreements, and liabilities of key participants in the construction industry.
  • Identify on site the individual systems by name, by the trade responsible, and the consultant who is responsible to work on the particular system.
  • Apply proper protocol and ethical conduct in dealing with the various trades on site.
  • Discuss the scope of work of key professions involved in a project.
  • Apply appropriate codes, standards and guidelines to the design solution.
  • Engage in multi disciplinary collaborations through teamwork.

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

INTD 5110 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Interior Design
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Bachelor of Interior Design


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