The Architect in Practice

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 5, 2013 - Architecture - 432 pages
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The Architect in Practice was first published in 1952. Originally written by a quantity surveyor and an architect it has remained, through its nine editions, a leading textbook used in the education of architects world-wide. While the format of the book has developed, the message and philosophy remains the same as the original: to provide the student of architecture and the young practitioner with a readable guide to the profession, outlining an architect's duties to client and contractor, the key aspects of running a building contract, and the essentials of management, finance and drawing office procedure.

The tenth edition follows in that tradition. The authors, still an architect and a quantity surveyor, have brought the text fully up to date. Major revisions in this edition include:

  • Revised sections on Planning and the Building Regulations
  • Changes to the education of architects in the UK have been detailed
  • Discussion of the new ARB Architects Code: Standards of Professional Conduct and Practice which came into force in January 2010
  • The commentary on the RIBA Standard Form for the Appointment of an Architect 1999 (SFA/99) has been updated
  • The latest RIBA Standard Agreement 2010 (S-10-A) is now discussed
  • All references to JCT contracts have been updated to refer to the latest revisions of the 2005 suite of contracts
  • Now also includes reference to education, registration and CPD requirements of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland

The tenth edition of The Architect in Practice will continue to provide the guidance and advice all students and practising architects need in the course of their studies and in their profession.


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The Construction Industry
Types of Practice
Sources of Information
Architects Services
Design Brief
Tender Documentation and Tender
Mobilisation and Construction to Practical
Post Practical Completion
Management Principles
General Office Practice
Finance and Accounts
Attracting Work

Concept and Design Development
Technical Design and Production
Table of Cases

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About the author (2013)

David Chappell BA(Hons Arch), MA(Arch), MA(Law), PhD, RIBA with 50 years experience in the construction industry has worked as an architect in the public and private sectors and is currently Director of David Chappell Consultancy Limited. He is one of the RIBA Specialist Advisors and frequently acts as an adjudicator. He was Professor of Architectural Practice and Management Research at The Queen’s University of Belfast and Visiting Professor of Practice Management and Law at the University of Central England in Birmingham. He is author of many books for the construction industry.

Andrew Willis BSc, FRICS, FCIArb, is Managing Director of Franklin and Andrews, and is joint author of Willis’s Elements of Quantity Surveying and Specification Writing for Architects and Surveyors and was formally joint author of Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor.

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