Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice

ISBN-10: 0470009578

ISBN-13: 9780470009574

Edition: 14th 2008

Authors: Joseph A. Demkin, American Institute of Architects Staff, American Institute of Architects Staff

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Architects must be proficient in a variety of business practices to contribute to, manage, or launch a successful firm. They are responsible for the same kind of legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative activities as any other professional. Within these broad categories, however, there are many details, including professional standards and documents, that are unique to the profession of architecture. First published in 1917, The Architects Handbook of Professional Practice has been the definitive guide to running an architectural practice for almost a century. Now in its Fourteenth Edition, the book covers everything from project delivery methods to staff management. Compiled by a team of experts from architecture as well as law, business, and other professions, this edition has been completely updated, with 50% brand new content and substantial revisions throughout. The book is available in a hardcover format and the sample AIA documents are supplied on a companion CD-ROM.
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List price: $250.00
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/24/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1040
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.830
Language: English

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS was founded in 1857. Through education, community redevelopment, and public outreach activities, the AIA and its 70,000 members work to achieve a more humane built environment and a higher standard of professionalism for architects.

The Profession
Professional Life
Ethics and Professional Conduct
AIA Code of Ethics
Participating in Professional Organizations
Public Service and Community Outreach
The Architect in the Political Process
Participating in Architecture Education
Legal Dimensions of Practice
Architects and the Law
Copyright Law for Architects
The Architect as Expert Witness
Regulation of Professional Practice
Mandatory Continuing Education
Professional Development
Lifelong Learning
The Firm
Firm Development
Starting an Architecture Firm
Firm Legal Structure
Strategic Planning for the Design Firm
Firm Identity and Expertise
Establishing a Niche Practice
Team Building
Firm Peer Review
Practicing in a Global Market
Ownership Transition
Marketing and Public Relations
Marketing Planning and Strategy
Seeking the Project
Proposal Development
The Project Interview
Public Relations
Client Relations
How Clients Select Architects
Communicating with Clients
Building Client Relationships
Human Resources
The Human Resources Function
Legal Requirements of Employers
Recruiting and Hiring
Staffing Alternatives
New Employee Orientation
Developing and Using Job Descriptions
Compensation and Benefits
Staff Development and Retention
Developing Leadership Skills
Resignation, Termination, and Staff Reduction
Financial Management
Financial Planning
Financial Management Systems
Computerized Financial Systems
Maintaining Financial Health
Acquiring Capital
Risk Management
Risk Management Strategies
Risk Assessment Matrixes
Insurance Coverage
Dispute Avoidance
Dispute Resolution Methods
Firm Operations
Office Administration
Computer Technology in Practice
Information Management
Developing and Managing Multiple Offices
Retaining and Archiving Records
Project Definition
Defining Project Services
Compensation for Services
Negotiating Agreement
Project Delivery Methods
Construction Management
Project Delivery
Design Phases
Construction Documentation
U.S. National CAD Standard
AIA Masterspec
Construction Procurement
Construction Contract Administration
Project Closeouts
Sustainable Design
Environmentally Preferable Product Selection
Research Methods for Architects
Digital Architectural Survey Technologies
Value Analysis
Life-Cycle Costing
Project Management
The Effective Project Manager
Managing Architectural Projects
Project Controls
Project Scheduling
Managing Fast-Track Projects
Construction Cost Management
Quality Management
Quality Management in Practice
Maintaining Design Quality
Building Codes and Regulations
Community Planning Controls
Building Codes and Standards
The International Building Code
Contracts and Agreements
Types of Agreements
Agreements with Owners
Owner Generated Agreements
Project Design Team Agreements
Joint Venture Agreements
Construction Contracts
AIA Documents
The AIA Documents Program
AIA Documents Finder
Professional and Allied Organizations
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