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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

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 In Architectural Practice

Author : Arthur F. O'Leary
ISBN : UOM:39015024994678
Genre : Architecture
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Building Construction

Author : Gang Chen
ISBN : 9780984374144
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 59. 20 MB
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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.

The Architect S Handbook Of Professional Practice

Author : Joseph A. Demkin
ISBN : 9780470009574
Genre : Architecture
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"This updated resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, featuring: new material of sustainable design, managing multiple offices, lifelong learning, mentoring, and team building; revised content on programming, project management, construction contract administration, risk management, and ethics; and coverage of small firm considerations as well as emerging issues such as integrated practice and integrated project delivery."--Jacket.

Architectural Contract Administration

Author : Edmond Pachner
ISBN : 0471550043
Genre : Architecture
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Due to the complexity of building projects and the high cost of any errors, there is a real need for coordination between field and office. This work fulfills that need by anticipating problems and deficiencies in all phases of construction before they arise. Step-by-step methods of providing quality control in the preconstruction and construction process are thoroughly outlined along with 55 useful documents and forms including 18 from the AIA.

Construction Administration And Inspection Checklists

Author : Fred A. Stitt
ISBN : 0442010710
Genre : House & Home
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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.

Site Planning Design Are Mock Exam Spd Of Architect Registration Exam

Author : Gang Chen
ISBN : 9781612650111
Genre : Architecture
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A Practical Guide & Mock Exam for the Site Planning & Design (SPD) Division of the ARE Every July, NCARB begins to recreate the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) questions based on a new guide and scope. We always incorporate this latest information into our books. To become a licensed architect, you need to have a proper combination of education and/or experience, meet your Board of Architecture's special requirements, and pass all seven divisions of ARE. This book provides an ARE exam overview, suggested reference and resource links, exam prep and exam taking techniques, tips and guides, and a realistic and complete mock exam with solutions and explanations for the Site Planning & Design (SPD) Division of the ARE. More specifically this book covers the following subjects: ARE, IDP, and Education Requirements ARE Exam Content, Format, and Prep Strategies Principles Codes and Regulations Environmental, Social & Economic Issues Materials & Technology Project & Practice Management Site Grading Site Design Four Graphic Vignettes with Step-By-Step Solutions Using the NCARB Practice Program Software Instructions on Installing Alternate dwg Files for Use with NCARB Software Instructions on Saving and Installing Various Solution Files for Use with NCARB Software The mock exam includes 65 challenging questions of the same difficulty level and format as the real exam (multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank), and four graphic vignettes solutions. This book will help you pass the SPD division of the ARE and become a licensed architect Can you study and pass the ARE Site Planning & Design Exam (SPD) in 2 weeks? The answer is yes IF you study the right materials: If you have ZERO experience but read the right materials, you can pass with 2 weeks of prep. If you study our book, "Site Planning & Design ARE Mock Exam," you have an excellent chance of studying and passing the ARE Site Planning & Design (SPD) Exam in 2 weeks. We have added many tips and tricks that WILL help you pass the exam on your first try. Our goal is to take a very complicated subject and make it simple. "Site Planning & Design ARE Mock Exam" will save you time and money and help you pass the exam on the first try 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 more than 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, and more. 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 BD+C and a licensed architect in California. He is also the internationally acclaimed author of other fascinating books, including Building Construction, Planting Design Illustrated, the ARE Mock Exam series, and the LEED Exam Guides series, which includes one guidebook for each of the LEED exams. For more information, visit www.GreenExamEducation.com

The Architect S Guide To Residential Design

Author : Michael Malone
ISBN : 9780071605649
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 81. 26 MB
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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RESIDENTIAL DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTS AND CLIENTS Written by a successful practitioner of both residential and commercial architecture, this hands-on resource enables you to transfer and expand your architectural design skills and successfully integrate single-family residential design into your professional practice. The Architect's Guide to Residential Design discusses typical residential design issues, such as budgets and construction schedules, and offers guidelines for interacting with design-conscious clients. This detailed handbook presents a comprehensive methodology for the process of designing, pricing, and constructing single-family homes. Six real-world case studies, each featuring a unique site, budget, program, and set of circumstances, are included. The Architect's Guide to Residential Design covers: Houses as an architectural practice How houses differ from commercial and institutional architectural projects Design and documentation for architect-designed houses Bidding and negotiating with contractors Cutting the contract with both owners and contractors Construction administration and the building process

Standard Letters In Architectural Practice

Author : David Chappell
ISBN : 9781444309362
Genre : Architecture
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This book provides over 300 standard letters for architects andcontract administrators to use at all stages of contractadministration. The letters are grouped into sections whichcorrespond with the RIBA Plan of Work: the aim is to cover all thecommon situations encountered in practice. This Fourth Edition has been revised to take account of theextensive changes to virtually the whole of the JCT suite ofbuilding contracts. Unless otherwise stated, all letters aresuitable for use with: ? JCT Standard Building Contract (SBC) ? JCT Intermediate Building Contract (IC) ? JCT Intermediate Building Contract with contractor's design(ICD) ? JCT Minor Works Building Contract (MW) ? JCT Minor Works Building Contract with contractor's design(MWD) ? JCT Design and Build Contract (DB) ? GC/Works/1 (1998) With Quantities Contract The latest edition also takes account of the CDM Regulations 2007,the revised RIBA Code of Conduct and its associated guidance notes,and the RIBA standard agreements for the appointment of anarchitect issued in 2007. Architects and contract administrators spend a great deal of timewriting letters of various types. Many of them are routine andrepetitive in character, but they require proper consideration ifpotentially dangerous liability situations are to be avoided. Thebook will be of use not only to architects and contractadministrators but also to project managers and employers' agents.

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