Competency in the field of Architecture goes beyond merely satisfying a client’s concept of beauty and appeal in a building. An architect also knows how this design will actually be built. He also knows how to sustain a good quality of life for his clients. Despite the presence of other allied professionals, the architect has to have competent knowledge of everything that concerns building and that includes knowledge in building utilities and structural build. The best measure of an architect’s competence lies in his ability to make his design believable, feasible, and buildable without treading his desire to please the senses.
The year 2005 was considered a good year for TIP QC Architecture because the graduates have surpassed the national passing percentage twice in a row. On top of this, the school even ranked no. 6 among schools offering Architecture with respect to the passing percentage of their graduates in the January 2005 Licensure Exam.
The study focused on the critical value of the relationship between the Licensure Examination Performance in Utilities and Structural Design and the academic performance of Architecture Students in related professional subjects. Utilities and Structural Design may be the domain of the allied professionals but in an examinee’s point of view, his readiness for the examination counts a lot on the day of the actual examination.