The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice

The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice

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This fourth companion volume to the Thirteenth Edition of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice brings architects and others working in the architectural community new and updated information, from important issues affecting day-to-day operations and emerging business trends to the latest AIA contract documents. Topics featured in this easy-to-use reference include:
* A client survey report describing how federal government agencies select design professionals and how these agencies view the performance of architects they hire
* Information on the opportunities and challenges that virtual design tools and technologies present to the architecture profession
* Real-world advice on the perils of fast-track projects and how to manage the risk of this widely used scheduling method
* Insightful coverage on how some firms are pioneering "lean thinking" to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of project delivery
* Advice on how recent start-up design firms have succeeded, how firms are applying "partnering" techniques to improve firm operations beyond project team performance, and why choosing whether to enter a design competition is an important business decision
* Useful guidance on copyright, use, and ownership of documents
* Information on the services architects can offer in program management, geotechnical investigations, parking planning, furniture acquisition, and demolition planning

In addition, an accompanying CD-ROM contains samples of all existing, revised, and new AIA contract documents.

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This volume serves as a companion to the 13th Edition of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice and consists of 14 articles by architects and others in the US who discuss reports on advancing practice and professional development; practice topics (relating to clients, business, delivery, services, and methods and techniques); and American Institute of Architects contract document updates, covering new and revised documents and those under development. A CD-ROM, containing samples of existing, revised, and new AIA contract documents, is included. There is no bibliography. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780471792949
Branch Call Number: REF 720.68 ARCHI
Characteristics: viii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Notes: "American Institute of Architects."
Includes index


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