Architectural Design Procedures
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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2 Background to architectural practices
3 Organisation and business side of architectural practices
4 Architectural practitioners and the law
5 Technical information
6 General office practice
7 Design constraints
8 General design procedures
9 Precontract procedures
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