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Architect's Legal Pocket Book

3rd Edition

By Matthew Cousins


384 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138506695
pub: 2019-09-03
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Hardback: 9781138506671
pub: 2019-09-03
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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, legislation, contract terms and certificates including the RIBA contract administration certificates, inspection duties, practical completion, 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 Co-ordination: Risk and Liability Further reading Glossary Bibliography Subject index Index of cases Index of statutes

About the Author

Matthew Cousins is a practicing architect and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

About the Series

Routledge Pocket Books

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice
ARCHITECTURE / Codes & Standards