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Professional Practice



Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

Author:Paul Segal

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Professional Practice 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?

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