The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice
John Wiley & Sons, 2001 - Architecture - 987 pages
REDEFINING THE PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE
CLIENT ? BUSINESS ? DELIVERY ? SERVICES
The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice has been a definitive guide to architectural practice for almost a century. Now the Thirteenth Edition brings that experience to the cutting edge of the profession-with vital information to help architects manage the change from product-based practices to those that are knowledge-based and service-oriented.
For today's firms, best practice means putting the client first-and the new Handbook helps architects deliver. It begins with a brand-new section devoted to understanding client motivation, thinking, processes, and values, and to forging stronger client-architect relationships.
Subsequent sections on business, delivery, and services offer a wealth of crucial "redefinition" knowledge and tools for designing, building, and maintaining a successful practice-from business planning and project management to the development of expanded, added-value services. Also included are samples of the AIA contract documents (more than 75 in all), now accessible electronically on CD-ROM.
Compiled by a team of experts from architecture as well as law, business, and other professions, the Thirteenth Edition of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice remains an authoritative reference for high-quality professional practice. In a convenient book/CD-ROM format, the Handbook offers architects the information they need to meet the changing demands of the marketplace with insight and confidence.
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This is not a review, more of a "what the heck?". On page 121 there are three formula lines. The first one attempts to show how the overhead factor results in a burdened rate. However, as shown, the formula is wrong: Salary Rate + Overhead factor = Payroll burden. Salary Rate has the units $/hr. Overhead factor is unitless. You cannot add these two numbers together!
Likely, the + should be a multiply. So, for a large company, the Payroll burden may be 1/4 of the Salary Rate. For start-ups, the Payroll burden may EQUAL the Salary Rate.
I sure do hate typos in things as important as equations!
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