A little book that’s big on information, the Architect’s Legal Pocket Book is the definitive reference guide on legal issues for architects and architectural students. This handy pocket guide covers key legal principles which will help you to quickly understand the law and where to go for further information.
Now in its third edition, this bestselling book has been fully updated throughout to provide you with the most current information available. Subjects include contract administration, building legislation, planning, listed buildings, contract law, negligence, liability and dispute resolution. This edition also contains new cases and legislation, government policy, contract terms and certificates including the RIBA contract administration certificates, inspection duties and practical completion, The Building a Safer Future, Proposals for Reform of the Building Safety Regulatory System Report, the Hackitt review, the Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools and practical issues facing architects.
Illustrated with clear diagrams and featuring key cases, this is a comprehensive guide to current law for architects and an invaluable source of information. It is a book no architect should be without.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Third Edition 1. Legal framework 2. Legislation 3. Town and country planning 4. Land law 5. General principles of the law of tort 6. General principles of contract law 7. Types of construction contracts 8. Contract administration 9. Dispute resolution 10. Design coordination Further reading Glossary Bibliography Subject index Index of cases Index of statutes
Matthew Cousins is a practising architect and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.