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Construction Administration For Architects

Author : Greg Winkler
ISBN : 9780071625302
Genre : Architecture
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An On-the-Job Construction Administration Resource for Architects Co-written by an architect and an attorney, this is the ideal desktop guide for architects, engineers, and other design professionals in need of expert advice on navigating the construction process and anticipating, avoiding, and managing liability risks. This invaluable construction administration resource leads you, step-by-step, through a typical project--from contract to closeout. Construction Administration for Architects provides tested techniques for proactively minimizing potential construction problems, and responding strategically when unforeseen events occur. Covering private and public sector work, this comprehensive handbook contains essential information for emerging professionals as well as in-depth strategies for experienced industry veterans. Useful tips, checklists, and real-world examples are included throughout the book. Construction Administration for Architects covers: Agreements and contracts Construction document details, such as specifications, drawing notes, project scope, credits, and cost estimates Requests for proposal, bidding, and construction contract negotiation Field testing, inspection, and certification of work Documents management, including requests for substitution, requests for information, submittals, and applications for payment Problems and disputes, such as poor workmanship, hidden conditions, and change order requests Contract closeout details, including schedule claims, retainage, and liens Post-construction warranty work and records retention Managing and limiting liability risk

Questionnaires In Second Language Research

Author : Zoltán Dörnyei
ISBN : 9781135645977
Genre : Education
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One of the most common methods of data collection in second language research is using questionnaires of various kinds. In spite of the wide application of questionnaires in the second language field, there does not seem to be sufficient awareness in the profession about the theory of questionnaire design and processing. The usual--and in most cases false--perception is that anybody with a bit of common sense can design good questionnaires, and the practice of questionnaire design and use has remained largely uninformed by theory. As a consequence, it is all too common to see that studies which start out with exciting research questions are spoiled by the application of badly designed questionnaires and/or a lack of reliable and valid results due to faulty processing. One reason for the lack of sufficient awareness of questionnaire theory among language researchers is the absence of relevant summaries and training materials in the second language literature. The purpose of the current book is to fill this gap. The book is motivated by very practical purposes, namely to help researchers to increase the efficiency of their questionnaires and to avoid possible pitfalls. Accordingly, special care has been taken to avoid unnecesary jargon, to make the text accessible, and to relate everything to real-life situations. Illustrated by concrete examples, the book offers a thorough but accessible overview of the theory of questionnaire design, and administration and processing, with a special view on second language research applications. The conclusion summarizes the main points of questionnaire theory in a straightforward checklist that offers an easy-to-use tool for researchers. Researchers and students in TESOL and second-language programs and applied linguistics, with secondary markets in other language research (e.g., child language) will find this book useful.

Building Construction

Author : Gang Chen
ISBN : 9780984374144
Genre : Architecture
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Learn the Tips, Become One of Those Who Know Building Construction and Architectural Practice, and Thrive! For architectural practice and building design and construction industry, there are two kinds of people: those who know, and those who don't. The tips of building design and construction and project management have been undercover-until now. Most of the existing books on building construction and architectural practice are too expensive, too complicated, and too long to be practical and helpful. This book simplifies the process to make it easier to understand and uncovers the tips of building design and construction and project management. It sets up a solid foundation and fundamental framework for this field. It covers every aspect of building construction and architectural practice in plain and concise language and introduces it to all people. Through practical case studies, it demonstrates the efficient and proper ways to handle various issues and problems in architectural practice and building design and construction industry. It is for ordinary people and aspiring young architects as well as seasoned professionals in the construction industry. For ordinary people, it uncovers the tips of building construction; for aspiring architects, it works as a construction industry survival guide and a guidebook to shorten the process in mastering architectural practice and climbing up the professional ladder; for seasoned architects, it has many checklists to refresh their memory. It is an indispensable reference book for ordinary people, architectural students, interns, drafters, designers, seasoned architects, engineers, construction administrators, superintendents, construction managers, contractors, and developers. You will learn: 1.How to develop your business and work with your client. 2.The entire process of building design and construction, including programming, entitlement, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding, and construction administration. 3.How to coordinate with governing agencies, including a county's health department and a city's planning, building, fire, public works departments, etc. 4.How to coordinate with your consultants, including soils, civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing engineers, landscape architects, etc. 5.How to create and use your own checklists to do quality control of your construction documents. 6.How to use various logs (i.e., RFI log, submittal log, field visit log, etc.) and lists (contact list, document control list, distribution list, etc.) to organize and simplify your work. 7.How to respond to RFI, issue CCDs, review change orders, submittals, etc. 8.How to make your architectural practice a profitable and successful business. About the author Gang Chen holds a master's degree from the School of Architecture, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree from the School of Architecture, South China University of Technology. He has over 20 years of professional experience. Many of the projects he was in charge of or participated in have been published extensively in Architecture, Architectural Record, The Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, etc. He has worked on a variety of unusual projects, including well-known, large-scale healthcare and hospitality projects with over one billion dollars in construction costs, award-winning school designs, highly-acclaimed urban design and streetscape projects, multifamily housing, high-end custom homes, and regional and neighborhood shopping centers. Gang Chen is a LEED AP and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author for other fascinating books, including Planting Design Illustrated and LEED Exam Guides Series, which include one guidebook for each of the LEED exams.

Construction Administration

Author : Patrick C. Mays
ISBN : UOM:39015041022685
Genre : Architecture
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This book helps architects develop a systematic method for tracking and cross-referencing the enormous amount of information generated by a construction project. It provides valuable guidelines on construction project management.

Construction Administration And Inspection Checklists

Author : Fred A. Stitt
ISBN : 0442010710
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 82. 18 MB
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This time- and money-saving guide supplies architects, contractors, developers and engineers with the most comprehensive set of construction administration and inspection checklists ever assembled. The book enables users to track, manage, and document every stage of a construction project, from initial sitework and structural framing to finish carpentry and painting. For unmatched utility, the guide can be easily customized or input into office computer programs, and includes a full log to prepared against any future claims. The pages are perforated and three-hole-punched to permit easy on-site use.

Administration Of Construction Contracts

Author : Santosh Srivastava
ISBN : 9789352067572
Genre : Reference
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A contract (or an agreement) is associated with almost everything, wherein more than one person (or party) is involved. Whether it’s a marriage, purchase of a property or construction of a project, all need a proper contract and in-turn, they need resilient and robust contract administration. Today, large value and complex contracts have to cater to the needs of globalization, increased regulations and the ever-changing technologies. These complexities have contributed to an environment rendering administration of a contract difficult. Therefore, projects are prone to delays, additional unforeseen expenses and may also all-together lead to a project failure. This has also led many organizations to view a contract as a tool to have undue control by imposing rigid standards and conditions oblivious to the fact that these may not always be to their advantage. It is with this intent that this book has been written by an experienced contracts manager, who has had a first-hand experience of the struggle, while going through a jargon of clauses and documents within a contract.. The “basis of expectations” requires an overall understanding of the contract and the author expects that this book comes handy to such a professional in his/her pursuit of excellence.

Building For Older People

Author : National Council on the Aging
ISBN : UOM:39015011464776
Genre : Medical
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Contract Administration And Procurement In The Singapore Construction Industry

Author : Pin Lim
ISBN : 9789813148062
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 26. 87 MB
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Written to educate and equip aspirant professionals, industry practitioners, and students in the knowledge and practice of contract administration and procurement in the Singapore Construction Industry, this book discusses the roles and relationship of the different parties (e.g. Owner, Architect, Quantity Surveyor), tendering procedures, project delivery methods, payments, variations, final account, and other aspects for the administration of construction contracts in Singapore. The book is drafted in an easy, readable form. Technical jargon is minimised. The topics span across common issues and less common ones that practitioners and students should be aware of in the industry. Most of the examples are obtained from the industry (with modifications) and reflect current industry practices. Time-lines, flow-charts, sample forms, sample letters and other documents illustrating the processes are provided in this work, for the easy understanding of the readers. The contract administration process takes into account the Singapore Institute of Architects' Measurement Contract, 9th Edition, the Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract for Construction Works, 7th edition, and also the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

The Csi Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide

Author : Construction Specifications Institute
ISBN : 0470940174
Genre : Architecture
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Get the must-have reference on construction contract administration -- and the essential study aid for the Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) Exam. The CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide: Takes an in-depth look at standard contract documents and their successful use in construction projects. Provides expert commentary on various standard forms and their use in documenting design decisions made during project construction and providing for clear project communications. Discusses the roles and responsibilities of all parties to construction agreements and their effective management. Packaged with the book is an access code which provides access to a password-protected Web site with bonus content, including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI format documents, such as UniFormat and SectionFormat/PageFormat. This easy-to-follow guide offers invaluable tips all construction professionals can immediately put to use for improving the overall skill and efficiency of document preparation that accurately conveys stated goals, ensuring that all interested individuals receive fair representation throughout the entire construction process. Part of the CSI Practice Guides, a library of comprehensive references specifically and carefully designed for the construction professional. Each book examines important concepts and best practices integral to a particular aspect of the building process.

Trusts In The Conflict Of Laws

Author : Walter William Land
ISBN : UOM:39015076030645
Genre : Conflict of laws
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