Architectural Design Procedures

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Routledge, Dec 6, 2012 - Architecture - 344 pages
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This book explains how architects obtain and administer work from the moment the contract is signed, to the handing over of the finished building to the client and is an indispensible guide to all architecture students.

This second edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded. It now includes significant additions to the section on design constraints, a new section on quality assurance and management and information on new acts and regulations introduced since the publication of the first edition. Other sections on subjects such as the Building Regulations, use of computers and standard forms and letters have been brought up to date.
 

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Contents

1 Setting the scene
1
2 Background to architectural practices
11
3 Organisation and business side of architectural practices
29
4 Architectural practitioners and the law
56
5 Technical information
74
6 General office practice
93
7 Design constraints
103
8 General design procedures
133
10 Contract procedures
190
11 Standard documentation
209
Glossary
280
Abbreviations
299
Questions
302
Sources of information
306
Recommended reading
312
Index
313

9 Precontract procedures
165

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The University of Alabama

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