Architects and engineers exert the greatest single influence on building design and construction. Thousands of new buildings are being built each year in which the life saving potential could have been increased if attention had been focused on the problem during the initial design phase. Special knowledge is required to accomplish this - knowledge of the nature of radioactive fallout and how to design structures to provide shielding against it.
Implementing lean is the best way to become a high-performing design firm. By improving design and construction services production, architecture/engineering/IPD construction (A/E/C) firms automatically improve their design products and their profitability. They have great repeat clients, they do wonderful design, they have fewer lawsuits, and contractors respect them. Good project management is absolutely critical to A/E/C business success, and applying lean design processes is the most effective way to improve project management. Doing it right takes determination, and it will significantly change the way you work. Its not rocket science, but its also not for the timid. However, it will be well worth it: when lean design is functioning properly and your firm becomes very high-performing, you could be earning a consistent 30% profit while providing better services and projects. This book will show you how to become one of the really high-performing firms!
Focusing on the conceptual and preliminary stages in bridge design, this book addresses the new conceptual criteria employed when evaluating project proposals, considering elements from architectural aspects and structural aesthetics to environmental compatibility.;College or university bookstores may order five or more copies at a special student price. Price is available on request.
Professional services marketing is a relatively new form of marketing that has been recogonized only since the late 1980s. Most of the attempts to write about marketing for professional services have been a regurgitation of the traditional marketing approach that has evolved since the 1960s and have concentrated on minor differences and adjustments. In many ways, what is needed is a fresh approach which takes into account the complex political, social, economic, legislative and cultural backdrop and provides a way for design professionals, such as architects and engineers, to look to the future. This book does just that.
- Introduction - Background and development of dispute resolution in construction - Resolving disputes by adjudication - The Adjudicator's decision - The Act - Clause by clause commentary and discussion - The Scheme - ICE Contracts - The NEC Family of Contracts - JCT Contracts - Other Construction Contracts - Consultant's Contracts - Legal Notes (Written by Roger Dyer) - Appendices
Best practice is the concern of this book. An architect has to be an administrator as well as designer, and smooth economical administration will provide the conditions under which client relations can be constructive and good design can be acheived. The book is divided into 76 short sections covering the entire process, from preliminary enquiries to final fees, each with a small flow chart showing who is involved and when. This sixth revised edition updates the contents in line with present day practice, bearing in mind the changes in terminology, technology, environmental demands and the legislative background. Ronald Green and Professor Ross Jamieson who writes the foreword to this edition, are both examiners for Part Three. * Easy to understand jargon free step by step guide to organising a job. * Provides invaluable information clearly laid out in flow charts for ease of use. * Keep up to date with the latest statutory requirements and consents.