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The Architect's Guide to Design-Build Services

  • ID: 2209992
  • Book
  • 448 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The definitive resource for designer–led projects

The Architect’s Guide to Design–Build Services offers authoritative knowledge and industry insight to architects considering entry into the burgeoning practice of design–build project delivery. Written by architects and other professionals with expertise in risk management, law, ethics, finance, and contracts, this instructive guide addresses the roles architects can assume during a design–build project, including leading the project, acting as subcontractor, and forming a joint venture with a contractor.

Developed by the AIA Design–Build Professional Interest Area, this book offers the real–world expertise of thirty industry leaders from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, who share their experience and know–how on such topics as:

  • Starting out in design–build
  • Risks and rewards of design–build delivery
  • Succeeding in a design–build practice
  • Design–build education
  • Essential practice information
  • Ethics and licensing laws

State laws regulating both architects and contractors are summarized to help busy firms bring design–build projects through to successful completion in a variety of jurisdictions.

The Architect’s Guide to Design–Build Services is the most complete, definitive resource for architects, contractors, and attorneys involved in designer–led projects.

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Author Biographies.


Chapter 1. Introduction to Design–Build.

Chapter 2. Design Services in Design–Build.

Chapter 3. The Architect as Contractor.

Chapter 4. The RFP and Selection Process.

Chapter 5. Design–Build Contracts.

Chapter 6. Insurance and Bonding for Design–Build.

Chapter 7. Managing the Project.

Chapter 8. Design–Build on Government Projects.

Chapter 9. Finance and Real Estate Development.

Chapter 10. Residential Design–Build.

Chapter 11. Legal Concerns in Design–Build.

Chapter 12. Licensing Laws for Architects and Contractors.

Chapter 13. International Design–Build.

Chapter 14. Design–Build Education.

Appendix: To Chapter 4: AIA Position Statement Regarding Design–Build.

Appendix: To Chapter 12: State–by–State Requirements for Architects and Contractors.

Appendix: To Chapter 13: Guide for the Calculation of Remuneration for Design–Build Proposals.


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