This book explains how architects obtain and administer work from the moment the contract is signed, to the handing over of the finished building to the client and is an indispensible guide to all architecture students.
This second edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded. It now includes significant additions to the section on design constraints, a new section on quality assurance and management and information on new acts and regulations introduced since the publication of the first edition. Other sections on subjects such as the Building Regulations, use of computers and standard forms and letters have been brought up to date.
Table of Contents
Setting the scene * Background to architectural practices * Organisation and business side of architectural practices * Architectural practitioners and the law * Technical information * General office practice * Design constraints * Design procedures generally * Pre-contract procedures * Contract procedures * Standard documentation * Words phrases and abbreviations * Questions.
'... an invaluable source of reference and .. clearly laid out ... well illustrated ... ideal for students and practitioners alike.'
Architectural Technology, May/June 1999,
'Students of architecture, architectural technology, construction and building will find this a beneficial text, offering a complete overview of the organisation and procedures involved in the design process.'
The Lecturer, June 2000