This book redefines the practice of architecture client business delivery services. 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; and real-world advice on the perils of fast-track projects and how to manage the risk of this widely used scheduling method. Topics featured in this easy-to-use reference include: 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; and 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.
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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