The American Institute of Architects Official Guide to the 2007 AIA Contract Documents

Author: American Institute of Architects

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470251662

Category: Architecture

Page: 485

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No other contracts are more widely used in the construction industry than the American Institute of Architects’ standard forms. The American Institute of Architects Official Guide to the 2007 AIA Contract Documents offers unparalleled insight into the AIA’s extensive portfolio of contract documents, helping the reader understand the forms and how to implement them. This guide is divided into two parts:Part One, The AIA Standard Documents, examines the role of AIA Contract Documents, their history, and how the documents are written and updated. It also reviews the educational and supporting resources that are part of the AIA's contract documents program; Part Two, The AIA Documents Companion, describes agreements in detail, including the purpose and rationale for provisions. Separate chapters cover the owner-contractor, contractor-subcontractor, owner-architect, and architect-consultant agreements. The guide concludes with a chapter describing pivotal legal cases that have helped shape and interpret AIA contracts. Samples of the most commonly used contracts are in print in the appendix, and an accompanying CD-ROM has samples of all AIA Contract Documents (in PDF format for Mac and PC computers) that released in 2007, as well as the Integrated Project Delivery Family of documents that released in 2008. This book is invaluable for construction project owners, attorneys, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, and others involved in the procurement, management, and delivery of building projects. It is also recommended for students and young professionals seeking a degree, certification, or licensure.

Legal Guide to AIA Documents

Author: Werner Sabo

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735574545

Category: Architecture

Page: 901

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Legal Guide to AIA Documents, Fifth Edition is a current, comprehensive, and practical resource to help you master and use the construction industry contract terms set forth by the various agreements between owners, contractors and architects. This new Fifth Edition delivers complete coverage of the following key AIA Documents: AIA Document A101: Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor-- Stipulated AIA Document A201: General Conditions of the Contract for Construction AIA Document B101: Owner Architect Agreement for Basic Services--Large Projects AIA Document B103: Owner Architect Agreement for Basic Services--X Large Projects AIA Document B104: Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Architect--Project of Limited Scope (Medium Projects) Designed to help you draft agreements that best protect your clients' interests in every situation, Legal Guide to AIA Documents, Fifth Edition provides: Accurate and practical clause-by-clause analysis--enabling you to gain greater understanding of every AIA document provision Invaluable alternate language--allowing you to customize agreements to meet the requirements of specific circumstances Guidance you need to negotiate language, clauses and terms in contracts between architects and owners, and owners and contractors. Legal Guide to AIA Documents, Fifth Edition also includes in-depth cross- references to every other important document throughout. The author highlights all the changes from the 1997 forms to the 2007 forms and identifies where issues are most likely to arise as a result of these recent changes.

The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management

Making Chaos Work for Your Small Firm

Author: Rena M. Klein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470916858

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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The definitive guide to management success for sole practitioners and leaders of small design firms Owning and operating a small architectural design firm can be challenging, with tight project deadlines, on-the-fly meetings, rush proposals, and fluctuating workloads as part of the firm's day-to-day activities. To help small firm owners cope with the chaos and prepare for the unexpected, here is The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management, a no-nonsense guide to repurposing daily demands into workable, goal-directed solutions. Crucial topics such as self-aware leadership, people management, technology, financial health, scenario planning, sustainable practice, and future trends are examined using real-life case studies and business model paradigms. This definitive text explores the whole system experience of a small firm practice to deliver organizational strategies proven to keep a firm's creative mission on a steady, productive path. The Architect's Guide to Small Firm Management addresses how small firm owners can: Deal effectively with unexpected circumstances and shifting work requirements Meet the demands of the marketplace while creating a satisfying workplace Set and achieve goals in an environment of constant change This book is a must-have for those facing the often harsh reality of managing small design firms in a difficult and changing economy. Entrepreneurial architects and designers will discover how to define their own personal and professional meanings of success, as well as how to refocus their business approach to replace long, unrewarding hours with manageable, satisfying ones.

The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice

Author: American Institute of Architects

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118667131

Category: Architecture

Page: 1184

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Authored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), this guide is the updated architecture profession's standard on practice issues. This indispensable resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, including legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative issues. Content is significantly revised to reflect the changing nature of the business of architecture related to the impact of integrated practice. An accompanying web site contains samples of the latest AIA Contract Documents in PDF format.

BIM and Integrated Design

Strategies for Architectural Practice

Author: Randy Deutsch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118086449

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 1933

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“Ready or not, it’s high time to make BIM a part of your practice, or at least your vocabulary, and this book has as much to offer beginners as it does seasoned users of building information modeling software.” —Chicago Architect The first book devoted to the subject of how BIM affects individuals and organizations working within the ever-changing construction industry, BIM and Integrated Design discusses the implementation of building information modeling software as a cultural process with a focus on the technology’s impact and transformative effect—both potentially disruptive and liberating—on the social, psychological, and practical aspects of the workplace. BIM and Integrated Design answers the questions that BIM poses to the firm that adopts it. Through thorough research and a series of case study interviews with industry leaders—and leaders in the making out from behind the monitor—BIM and Integrated Design helps you learn: Effective learning strategies for fully understanding BIM software and its use Key points about integrated design to help you promote the process to owners and your team How BIM changes not only the technology, process, and delivery but also the leadership playing field How to become a more effective leader no matter where you find yourself in the organization or on the project team How the introduction of BIM into the workforce has significant education, recruitment, and training implications Covering all of the human issues brought about or exacerbated by the advent of BIM into the architecture workplace, profession, and industry, BIM and Integrated Design shows how to overcome real and perceived barriers to its use.

The Building Professional's Guide to Contracting Documents

Author: Waller S. Poage

Publisher: RSMeans

ISBN: 9780876295779

Category: Architecture

Page: 393

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Comprehensive guidelines on preparing and using construction contract documents and effectively communicating construction requirements. This comprehensive third edition covers the most widely used contract documents and how to structure them for maximum efficiency. An important reference for owners, design professionals, contractors, and students. This valuable resource provides the latest information on: How to structure your documents for maximum efficiency The roles and responsibilities of the owner and the construction professional Legal concerns and insurance Improved methods of project delivery Reviewing documents to ensure consistency and avoid conflicts.

The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice

Author: American Institute of Architects

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118738950

Category: Architecture

Page: 672

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The essential guide to beginning your career in architecture The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice opens the door to the vast body of knowledge required to effectively manage architectural projects and practice. A professional architect is responsible for much more than design; this book is specifically designed to help prepare you for the business and administrative challenges of working in the real-world—whether you are a student or are just starting out in practice. It provides clear insight into the legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative tasks and issues that are integral to keeping a firm running. This new edition has been restructured to be a companion textbook for students undertaking architectural practice classes, while also fulfilling the specific knowledge needs of interns and emerging professionals. It supplements information from the professional handbook with new content aimed at those setting out in the architectural profession and starting to navigate their careers. New topics covered in this new edition include: path to licensure, firm identity, professional development, strategic planning, and integrated project delivery. Whether you want to work at a top firm, strike out on your own, or start the next up-and-coming team, the business of architecture is a critical factor in your success. This book brings the fundamentals together to give you a one-stop resource for learning the reality of architectural practice. Learn the architect's legal and ethical responsibilities Understand the processes of starting and running your own firm Develop, manage, and deliver projects on time and on budget Become familiar with standard industry agreements and contracts Few architects were drawn to the profession by dreams of writing agreements and negotiating contracts, but those who excel at these everyday essential tasks impact their practice in innumerable ways. The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice provides access to the "nuts and bolts" that keep a firm alive, stable, and financially sound.

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction

Author: Cyril Harris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071589017

Category: Architecture

Page: 1040

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Updated and expanded, this Fourth Edition of the most trusted reference in architecture offers the most comprehensive coverage of architectural and construction terms available. This classic dictionary now features nearly 25,000 definitions (including 2,800 new terms), 2,500 illustrations (including 200 new illustrations), and maintains its extraordinary visual appeal and easy-to-read page design. Prepared by a renowned architectural editor in association with expert contributors and incorporating the work of many standards groups, the book presents clear, concise definitions of terms in nearly 80 working areas. The Fourth Edition covers new industry terms which have emerged due to changes in engineering and building technologies, organizations, materials, and legal developments, and has been expanded to include more historic architectural styles. New terms include: Legal Architectural Barriers Act Wheelchair Accessible Materials Fibrous Concrete Latex Mortar Polymer-Based Stucco Concrete Compliance Conformity Refractory Mortar Organizations Building Research Establishment (formerly Building Research Station) of Great Britain ASTM Historic Architectural Styles Anglo-Palladianism French Victorian Isabellino Mudajar Mozarabic Neo-Rococo

Safety Training Methods

Practical Solutions for the Next Millennium

Author: Jack B. Re Velle,Joe Stephenson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471552307

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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A revision of the book used to train workers throughout industry in safety methods. The new edition retains the presentation of practical applications concerned with design, implementation and monitoring of on-the-job safety training. This version is updated to conform with new environmental compliance (EC) requirements and OSHA programs for a wide variety of organizations. It includes a dictionary of commonly used health and safety terms, a model safety program, scores of checklists as well as lists of safety and health-oriented enterprises, associations, periodicals and publications.

The Construction Contracts Book

How to Find Common Ground in Negotiating the 2007 Industry Form Contract Documents

Author: Daniel S. Brennan

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604422559

Category: Law

Page: 373

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Most construction lawyers are familiar with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) forms of agreements, and the newer ConsensusDOCS forms. The ConsensusDocs forms replace many of the forms previously issued by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Now completely revised, this invaluable resource offers a topic-by-topic comparison of these forms by providing: An easy-reference guide to how the AIA, ConsensusDOCS and EJCDC forms treat the most significant issues in owner/contractor/subcontractor and owner/design professional agreements Proposed alternative language for situations where the form contract approach may not provide the best solution List comparing the most significant provisions from each of these forms (on the CD-ROM)"

Construction Contract Administration for Project Owners

Author: Claude G. Lancome

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351998056

Category: Architecture

Page: 222

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Construction Contract Administration for Project Owners is aimed at public and private owners of real estate and construction projects. The book is intended to assist owners in their contractual dealings with their designers and their contractors. Most owners are not primarily in the business of designing and building facilities. The fact that their primary business is not design and construction places them at a disadvantage when negotiating, drafting, and administering design agreements and construction contracts because their designers and contractors use these documents every day. This book is intended to assist owners to redress this imbalance by equipping owners to draft and administer contracts so as to protect their interests. The book is aimed at owner personnel with all levels of knowledge in the business of managing projects. It can serve as a comprehensive introduction to drafting and administering design agreements and construction contracts for beginners. For intermediate level personnel, it can serve as a manual to be read to enhance the reader’s skills in this area. For the sophisticated project management professional, it can serve as a resource to be consulted in connection with very specific issues as they arise on a project.

The Architects' Handbook

Author: Quentin Pickard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470695447

Category: Architecture

Page: 454

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The Architects' Handbook provides a comprehensive range of visual and technical information covering the great majority of building types likely to be encountered by architects, designers, building surveyors and others involved in the construction industry. It is organised by building type and concentrates very much on practical examples. Including over 300 case studies, the Handbook is organised by building type and concentrates very much on practical examples. It includes: · a brief introduction to the key design considerations for each building type · numerous plans, sections and elevations for the building examples · references to key technical standards and design guidance · a comprehensive bibliography for most building types The book also includes sections on designing for accessibility, drawing practice, and metric and imperial conversion tables. To browse sample pages please see http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/architectsdata

The Project Resource Manual (PRM) : CSI Manual of Practice, 5th Edition

CSI Manual of Practice, 5th Edition

Author: The Construction Specifications Institute

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071370048

Category: Architecture

Page: 660

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The authoritative resource for the organization, preparation, use, and interpretation of construction documents encompassing the entire life cycle of a facility. This new edition considers the need for interdependent processes of design, construction and facility use. The Fifth Edition expands the scope of the manual to meet the requirements of all participants involved in a construction project in a stage-by-stage progression, including owners, A/Es, design-builders, contractors, construction managers, product representatives, financial institutions, regulatory authorities, attorneys, and facility managers. It promotes a team model for successful implementation.

Becoming an Architect

Author: Lee W. Waldrep

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118857194

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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“Becoming an Architect will inspire future architects, career consultants, and human resources professionals alike, providing all the information you’ll need to make intelligent decisions about careers in architecture.” —From the Foreword by Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, 2014 AIA National President Starting a career as an architect is an exciting prospect, but it's important to do your research before you take the plunge. The third edition of Becoming an Architect is an update to the best-selling guide and highlights the risks and rewards on the path to a career as an architect. You'll find new insight and tons of helpful resources, as well as a complete outline of the trajectory of an architect's early career, from higher education through internship and licensure. More than thirty-two new interviews and profiles from architecture students, emerging, and established professionals give the resource a truly personal feel, and help get you acquainted with real-life scenarios from architects from varying backgrounds and specialties. With a highly accessible approach, this guide provides a complete overview of the profession, including educational requirements, design specialties, registration requirements, and the paths of a career in architecture. Whether you're a high school student, a college undergraduate, a career counselor, or a human resource professional, Becoming an Architect offers much-needed advice and information to anyone interested in career development for architects. Covers recent changes to the Intern Development Program (IDP) Provides advice on obtaining professional experience while studying to be an architect Considers career paths in a myriad of work environments, such as government agencies, education, and research Includes helpful appendixes with resources for further information, such as career-related associations, websites, and recommended reading Obtain a solid introduction to a career as an architect, and plan your own path with the guidance and advice of dozens of others who have already started this process.

Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

Author: Paul Segal

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393733726

Category: Architecture

Page: 144

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What you need to know to protect your designs and get them built as you envision them; how to get and keep clients and become their trusted advisor and professional—every architect needs the answers in this concise, thorough, and readable guide. Who are the parties in architecture, engineering, and construction? How do you market architectural services (get the project)? What are the basic project delivery methods? What are the forms of owner/architect and owner/contractor agreements and what services do they cover? How should you charge for your services? How do you set up an office? What insurance, legal, and accounting issues must you consider? What is project management and who should do it? What are zoning and building codes about?

Construction Change Order Claims

Author: Michael T. Callahan

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735552371

Category: Law

Page: 591

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Construction Change Order Claims brings you up-to-date with the latest methods for determining value of work or all types of projects. Commonly encountered claim issues are covered in detail, including: Surety issues Evaluating changes resulting from ambiguous specifications or inadequate design Measuring the cost impact of delays Proving the price of damages This all-in-one resource guides you through every type and aspect of change claims, offering hands-on guidance and analysis from 25 experienced practitioners. Construction Change Order Claims helps you quickly answer difficult questions such as: Is a change order on a construction project an "extra"--or is it included within the scope of the basic contract price? When does an owner's unintentional interference cross the line between a mere impairment or hindrance to an alteration of the contractor's intended methods of performance? What specific circumstances support the use of the cardinal change doctrine? What circumstances must be present to employ the Percentage of Completion accounting method? Construction Change Order Claims delivers: Innovative defenses to avoid being bound by a release Guidance for anticipating contractor defenses, and for preparing opposing arguments Practical tips and accounting tools for evaluating progress and calculating payments Federal, state and local certification requirements for public and private projects And more!

Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts

A Practical Guide for the Industry Professional

Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.,Thomas E. Abernathy, IV,Hubert J. Bell, Jr.,Steven L Reed,Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470539763

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 736

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Federal Construction Law for Construction Professionals Any firm intent on benefitting from the boom in federal government construction contracts must navigate an increasingly complicated and demanding set of laws, regulations, and practices that govern these projects and the contractors performing them. To help guide you through this maze, here is the updated edition of the easy-to-understand guide to the practical reality of these special requirements, and how managers and owners of construction industry firms can use them to effectively avoid pitfalls on current projects and compete successfully for new projects. Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition walks the reader through actual federal contracts, highlights critical clauses, and simplifies governmental and legal jargon to provide ease of use by the nonlawyer. Updates to this Second Edition include: Coverage of the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Specifics of federal government grants to state and local public construction contracts New insights on Design-Build, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), BIM, Green Construction, and Web-based project management techniques used by the federal government A revised look at the increasingly detailed business ethics and compliance program requirements for contractors and subcontractors as mandated by the federal government for its contractors A unique Web site at www.wiley.com/go/federalconstructionlaw provides the user with a Table of Acronyms and Terms commonly found in federal government contracts, an extensive list of Web sites of interest to federal government construction contractors, checklists, sample forms, as well as specifications related to innovations in project delivery By making transparent the many rights, risks, and legal responsibilities involved in a federal government construction project, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Federal Government Construction Contracts, Second Edition provides construction industry professionals—from general contractors, subcontractors, and designers to surety bond agents—with the insight and understanding they need to avoid problems and run a successful project from start to finish.

Architectural Forensics

Author: Sam Kubba

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071596127

Category: Architecture

Page: 456

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Successfully Conduct and Report on Any Architectural Forensic Investigation Architectural Forensics clearly defines the role, responsibilities, and essential work of forensic architects. This unique resource offers comprehensive coverage of building defects and failures, types of failure mechanisms, and job-critical tasks such as fieldwork, lab testing, formulating opinions, and providing expert testimony. Packed with 300 illustrations, in-depth case studies, and numerous sample documents, this vital reference takes you step-by-step through every phase of conducting investigations...diagnosing building failures... preventing and curing building defects...and reporting on findings. The book also includes strategies for avoiding liability and resolving disputes-potentially saving vast amounts of time and money. Authoritative and up-to-date, Architectural Forensics Features: • Full details on conducting investigations and reporting on architectural forensics • Clear guidance on preventing and curing building defects and failures • In-depth coverage of field work, photogrammetry, and lab testing • Practical insights into litigation, dispute resolution, and expert testimony • Solid business advice on presentation methods, marketing, and setting up an office and website

Activist Architecture

Philosophy and Practice of the Community Design Center

Author: Dan Pitera,Craig L. Wilkins,Gilad Meron,Mia Scharphie,Raphael Sperry,Sheri Blake,Stephen Vogel,Frank Russell,Charles Bohl,Kathy Dorgan,Anthony Costello,Doug Kelbaugh,Stephen Luoni,Jana Cephas,Katie Swenson,Tom Dutton,Tom Fisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990459545

Category:

Page: 263

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Activist Architecture is an edited volume bringing together some of the most creative minds working in the world of community design and socially engaged practice. It asserts that community design centers and other socially engaged practices expand the influence built environmental professions have on culture and society. These practices work under the premise that designers should expand their clientele, where they work, and the types of projects they engage. This does not mean that design centers exclude people who typically build or hire an architect, urban designer, landscape architect, or planner. Design centers include more people, more programs, and more geographies in the process. They are advocates for people who are typically left out of design and place-making decisions. Design centers widen the undertaking beyond some people to include all (or more) people. While looking back over the past 50+ years, Activist Architecture positions the philosophy and practice of community design centers for today and tomorrow. The editors of Activist Architecture put together both a "why-to" and "how-to" guide for establishing and operating a community design center.