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Chapter 10 Firm Operations

10.01 Information Management

10.01.01 Information Management: Security of Building Plans

10.01.02 The Paperless Office

10.01.03 Project File Organization

10.01.04 Quality Control: A Project Record Retention Checklist

10.01.05 Document Disposal: When and How to Throw It Out

10.01.06 Fundamentals of Record Retention

10.01.07 Preserving Your Architectural Legacy

10.01.08 Project Records Retention

10.01.09 Long-Term Preservation of Architectural Records

10.01.10 Emergency Planning, Response, and Recovery

10.02 Using the Internet in Practice

10.02.01 Electronic Data Transfer: A Sample Disclaimer Notice

10.02.02 Electronic Data Transfer: A Guide To Managing Opportunities and Risks

10.02.03 Electronic Data Transfer: Receiving Information from Others

10.02.04 Electronic Data Transfer: Project-specific Web Sites

10.02.05 Electronic Data Transfer: Electronic Signatures

10.02.06 Watch Your Language: The Risks of E-mail

10.02.07 Using Web-Based Project Management Tools

10.02.08 Eight Cost-Effective Tips for Fighting Spam

10.02.09 Instant Messaging and Camera Phones Create Risk

10.03 Construction Documents Production

10.03.01 Managing Challenges of Electronic Documents

10.03.02 Record Drawings: Meeting Expectations

10.03.03 Focus on Construction Drawings: Innovative Project Delivery Methodologies

10.04 Computer Technology in Architectural Practice

10.04.01 Respecting Software Copyright

10.04.02 Getting Started with Building Information Modeling

10.04.03 How Building Information Modeling Changes Architecture Practice

10.04.04 BIM Creates Change and Opportunity

10.04.05 Building Information Modeling: Potential Legal Exposures

10.04.06 BIM Transition in a Small Firm

10.04.07 Technology for the Sole Practitioner

10.04.08 Liability and BIM

10.04.09 Contractor Uses BIM to Maximize Profits

10.04.10 Future of Professional Practice – Maximize Technology Capability and Collaborate

10.05 Practicing in a Global Market

10.05.01 International Practice Checklist

10.05.02 Managing International Teams

10.05.03 Contract Provisions to Minimize Risk of International Projects

10.05.04 Getting Paid for International Work

10.05.06 Adjusting to Foreign Business Customs and Practices

10.05.07 Exporting Architecture Services Overseas

10.05.08 Exporting Architectural Services: Consideration for U.S. Architects and Firms

10.05.09 International Videoconferencing

10.05.11 Lessons from Working in China

10.05.12 Construction Documents in China: SOM’s Experiences


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