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Architects Access Handbook Covering All Aspects of Professional Practice

Business, legal, and technical trends are rapidly altering the environment in which architecture firms practice. In response, the American Institute of Architects has developed a significantly revised edition of The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice.

Substantially updated, with nearly one-third new content, this indispensable resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, featuring:

    • In-depth new material on sustainable design, managing multiple offices, lifelong learning, mentoring, and team building

    • Major revised content on programming, project management, construction contract administration, risk management, and ethics

    • Coverage of small firm considerations as well as emerging issues such as integrated practice and integrated project delivery

    • Useful appendices with lists of related organizations, copies of the 2007 A201 general conditions and B101 owner-architect agreement, and a useful expanded glossary

The Fourteenth Edition book/CD package now comes with two CD-ROMs. One contains the text of the book (in a viewer that can be downloaded to a PC computer) in a searchable format. The second CD-ROM has samples of all AIA Contract Documents (in PDF format for Mac and PC computers), including those that released in 2007.

The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice continues to be the essential reference for every architect who must meet the challenges of today’s marketplace with insight and confidence.

    • To learn more about The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice, and to purchase a copy, select the link for Store at the top of





Excerpt: Retaining and Archiving Records

Excerpt: Establishing a Niche Practice

Excerpt: Maintaining Financial Health

Excerpt: Marketing Strategy and Planning

Excerpt: Practicing in a Global Market

Excerpt: Resignation, Termination and Staff Reduction

Excerpt: Seeking the Project

Excerpt: Staff Development and Retention

Excerpt: Strategic Planning for the Design Firm

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