First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Contributors. Preface. Part 1: Editorial. Practice management: an emerging discipline - P S Barrett and A R Males. Part 2: The business environment. Liability in practice management - S W Donohoe;What is good for women is good for men: action research aimed at increasing the proportion of women in construction - A W Gale; Recruitment in the 90s and beyond - towards an understanding of the effects of the demographic changes on the construction professions - B Sloan; Part 3: Changing roles and marketing. Case studies of architectural practice - M Symes and J Eley. The procurement of architectural design services, particularly regarding design and build contracts - M P Nicholson; Q1 + R1 = AT? - N D Schofield and B Sloan; Building survey in the 1990s - strategies for success - M J Cuthbert; The marketing of design services to regular and irregular construction industry clients - Fisher; Marketing for the professional service firm - A F T Payne; Growth within the architectural profession - D Y Davies; Part 4: Developing the client's brief. Obsolescence - a holistic view for professionals - B L Golton; From client's brief to end of use: the pursuit of quality - E Bejder; Clients, designers and contractors: the harmony of able design teams - J A Powell; Procurement strategies and technological innovation - C H Davidson; Clients and professionals: the interface - R N Gameson; The use of computer systems to improve communication between clients and construction professionals during the briefing process - J Hudson, R N Gameson and J P Murray; Risk analysis of fixed price housing contract - J Birnie and A Yates; Part 5: Effective management procedures. Development and use of quality systems in construction companies - E Bejeder; Certification: a disservice to quality assurance - O Sjoholt; Total quality management in construction management practice - R Baden Hellard; Project management in the construction professions _- A R Atkinson; Construction-related professionals in the public sector: organisational objectives and performance assessment - L Ruddock; Tenders for small works - an empirical study - G Senior; Part 6: Data management. Establishing an information section - A J Hadland; Managing product selection - a database for cladding systems - A C Payne, D W Churcher and K S Virdi; Computerised office management for professional practices in construction - P Lewis; Computerised site surveys - R J Spencer; Part 7: Managing people. Creativity and the prima donna practice - T Rickards; Motivating professionals - R Moxley; The value of keypersons in professional firms - P S Barrett and K Ostergren; The management of change in creative engineering design offices - K G Smith; The impact of new procurement methods on the management of professional offices and effective leadership styles - B D Greenhalgh; Part 8: Educating professionals. Management development: an international study - R A Burgess, R B D Brown and J R Riddick; Mid-career training needs of structural engineers involved in design office management - K G Smith and O Miquel; The adoption of interactive media in construction - E F Frinch; Index of keywords.