Weak Link in Architectural Education

There is myth that architecture schools teach students about how to build.  But listen to what a leading academic* says about the studio system that is the heart of most architectural schools:
The AIA has targeted the teaching of how buildings are made as the weakest aspect of architectural education, and there is some merit to this charge. Because of time constraints (among other things), most traditional studios result in what can only be called schematic design. Design development, construction documents, materials and methods, and structures generally are taught as isolated subjects, and the transfer of that knowledge often is negligible.
This is both a bane and a boon for building product manufacturers:

On the downside, it helps perpetuate a culture of architectural practice in which many architects still do not give what I consider adequate regard for technical issues or the enforcement of specifications.

On the upside, it creates opportunities for manufacturers and reps to provide educational and technical services to architects, opportunities that can lead to potential sales.

* Steve Bananes, Howard S. Wright Professor at University of Washington in Architect Magazine, December 2009, pg 47.