Project Planning & Design

Project Planning & Design covers the schematic design phase of a project. You’ll learn to layout the building design, review building codes and regulations, coordinate schematics with consultants, and communicate design concepts with your client.

Required hours: 1,080

Upon finishing the AXP, you should be able to competently perform the following tasks:

  • Perform building code analysis 
  • Develop sustainability goals based on existing environmental conditions 
  • Prepare code analysis documentation 
  • Define requirements for site survey based on established project scope 
  • Select materials, finishes, and systems based on technical properties and aesthetic requirements 
  • Determine design parameters for building engineering systems 
  • Prepare design alternatives for client review 
  • Present design ideas to client orally 
  • Oversee design integration of building components and systems 
  • Evaluate results of feasibility studies to determine project's technical viability 
  • Review local, state, and federal codes for changes that may impact design and construction 
  • Prepare Cost of Work estimates 
  • Determine impact of existing utilities infrastructure on site 
  • Apply principles of historic preservation for projects involving building restoration or renovation 
  • Understand implications of evolving sustainable design strategies and technologies 
  • Design landscape elements for site 
  • Develop mitigation options to address adverse site conditions 

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AXP Guidelines
Updated June 2016! The AXP Guidelines is essential reading for licensure candidates, supervisors, and mentors participating in the AXP.