Operating Your Own Architectural or Engineering Practice: Concise Professional Advice
Starting your own architecture or engineering firm may seem a bit daunting. In Operating Your Own Architectural or Engineering Practice, author Walter J. Smith presents a handbook to help you navigate that process in order to be successful in the long term.
Based on information gleaned from creating and running his own firm, Smith details what it takes to plan, organize, staff, direct, and control a business. Filled with valuable tips and advice, this guide also contains a host of sample forms and documents integral to establishing and maintaining a thriving practice.
Praise for Operating Your Own Architectural or Engineering Practice
An invaluable resource for a young professional wanting to start his/her own practice. From his years of experience in the profession, Mr. Smith provides insight on planning, financing, and managing relationships with staff and consultantstopics untouched in todays typical academic environment. Knowing on day one what is really involved in the intricacies and mechanics of running a business will increase your potential for success.
Kelly Wieczorek, intern, Bay Design Associates Architects, PL
What started out as a pocket guide for architects and engineers actually turned into a handbook for all disciplines in the building process. Contractors, owners, consultants, and financial professionals will receive great insights from reading this book.
Myron Mickelson, president of Mickelson Construction Services Inc.
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Figure 7 Sample Addendum Format
Figure 8 Sample Drawing Change Format
Figure 9 Sample Bid Tabulation Form
Figure 10 Sample Preconstruction Conference Form
Figure 11 Sample Shop Drawing Review Stamp
Figure 12 Sample Observed Site Safety Condition Report
Figure 13 Sample Punch List Format
Figure 14 ArchitectsEngineers Certificate of Substantial Completion
Chapter 8Postconstruction Phase
Figure 1 Sample Project Data Sheet
Figure 2 Sample Time Sheet
Figure 3 Sample Expense Report
Figure 4 Sample Mileage Report
Figure 5 Sample Transmittal Form
Figure 6 Sample Bidders List Form
Appendix ASample Employee Data Sheet
Appendix BSample Contract for Limited Architectural or Engineering Services
Appendix CSample Consulting Engineer Contract
Appendix DTypically Used American Institute of Architects Contracts and Forms
Appendix EStandard Federal Form SF 330
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