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Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

Paul Segal

ISBN: 978-0-393-73180-4

*Norton agency titles

352 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Description

What you need to know to protect your designs and get them built as you envision them; how to get and keep clients and become their trusted advisor and professional—every architect needs the answers in this concise, thorough, and readable guide.

  • Who are the parties in architecture, engineering, and construction?
  • How do you market architectural services (get the project)?
  • What are the basic project delivery methods?
  • What are the forms of owner/architect and owner/contractor agreements and what services do they cover?
  • How should you charge for your services?
  • How do you set up an office?
  • What insurance, legal, and accounting issues must you consider?
  • What is project management and who should do it?
  • What are zoning and building codes about?