The architect's handbook of professional practice:update 2004
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REDEFINING THE PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE CLIENT BUSINESS DELIVERY SERVICES This second companion volume to the Thirteenth Edition of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice brings architects and others working in the architectural community up to date on the current state of the practice, from important issues affecting day-to-day operations and emerging business trends to the latest AIA contract documents. The three sections of this easy-to-use reference present accessible, field-tested knowledge on running a successful business: Practice reports--Read real-world reports from practitioners in the field, including a survey of client decision makers in the health care sector describing how these clients perceive services performed by architects. Learn from firms that are striking out in new directions by blending expanded services with core design offerings. Find out how to attract new business by making your firm more environmentally conscious, and see how the power of digital technology can transform the traditionally segmented project delivery process. Practice topics--Add practical techniques for uncovering client and user needs to your practice arsenal. Discover the distinctive aspects and challenges of small projects in small practice settings. Enhance your knowledge of managing multiple offices, keeping key staff, and maintaining the intent and quality of your project designs. Gain an understanding of expert witnesses and facility evaluation services. AIA contract documents--Find out what's new in the AIA documents program and update your files with an accompanying CD-ROM containing all existing, revised, and new AIA contract documents.