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ISBN: 978-0-470-01446-2
256 pages
May 2006
Design-Build (0470014466) cover image


Examine the standard procedures making up the life cycle of a design and build project in the latest publication in the Architecture in Practice Series. Author Andrew Mark Thomas provides commentary on the procurement route, specifics of design and build, and the documents which make up this environment. He then describes the process of tendering, how the contractor runs the project, the specific JCT conditions of contract, the consultants? roles, and a who?s who of those involved in the project. Interspersed among this information are illustrated case studies demonstrating how Design and Build works in various countries.
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Table of Contents


Mailbox, Birmingham.

Procurement Route (The Client Choices).

Kingsmead Citiplex, Bath. 


The Contract Documents.


The Project.

Consultant Appointment.

The Construction Contract.

The Consultant’s Role.

The Project Team (Who’s Who).

Choosing the Correct Procurement.


Case Studies.

Design Management.

Value Engineering.

The Way Forward.





General Information.

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Author Information

Andrew Thomas is a senior design manager for the London and South East region of Laing O’Rourke in the UK. Until recently he was a senior design manager with Carillion Building. During his career in architecture, he has amassed more than 25 years of experience of the construction industry.

He has a strong working knowledge of project management, particularly in Design-Build, which he has gained through his role as a design/project architect, an assessor of quality management systems and the application of his design management role.

A Chartered Architect, he studied architecture at the Birmingham School of Architecture.


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"A complex, challenging topic dealt with in a clear and congenial way." (Building Engineer, June 2007)
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