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Recommended Reading - Architecture Practice

Health and Safety: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

Health and Safety: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide by Peter Caplehorn

RIBA Publishing Jun 2016

Health and Safety is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project activity – in this case those associated with managing and integrating health and safety - and explains the essential activities required at each stage.

Sustainability: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

Sustainability: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide by Sandy Halliday and Richard Atkins

RIBA Publishing Mar 2016

Sustainability is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task – in this case those associated with achieving sustainable design and construction - and explains the essential activities required at each stage.

Building Condition Surveys: 3rd edition

Building Condition Surveys: 3rd edition by Mike Hoxley

RIBA Publishing Mar 2016

Condition surveys are becoming increasingly important and standardised in approach but are a high risk service with the potential for legal consequences if mistakes are made. Professionals therefore require clear, up-to-date advice on how to inspect and report accurately and this book provides a one-stop shop of uniquely practical, concise and accessible guidance written by one of the leading authorities in the field.

Financial Management

Financial Management by Brian Pinder-Ayres

RIBA Publishing Jan 2016

Most newly qualified architects have scant knowledge about the practicalities of running a practice and in particular the challenges of managing the financial side of the business. This book highlights the major financial risks and how these can be avoided.The chapters give straightforward advice and practical solutions based on the author's years of hard-won experience. Friendly, clear and concise, it will give you all the knowledge and tools you need to plan for business success.

HR for Creative Companies (Creative Business Essentials Series)

HR for Creative Companies (Creative Business Essentials Series) by Kate Marks

RIBA Publishing Reb 2016

There is an increasing realisation that small businesses, including architecture practices need to pro-actively engage with HR rather than simply firefighting when something goes wrong. Good HR practices can help with business efficiency and profitability – they provide positive commercial tools that architects and other professionals can use to enhance their creativity whilst simultaneously increasing their commerciality.

Briefing: A practical guide to RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Stages 7, 0 and 1

Briefing: A practical guide to RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Stages 7, 0 and 1 by Paul Fletcher and Hilary Satchwell

RIBA Publishing Jul 2015

This is the first in a must-have series of step-by-step guides to using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013 on your project. Drawing together Stages 7, 0 and 1 this book is about much more than briefing; it guides you through the brand new Stage 0 – Strategic Definition – as well as how Stage 7 – In Use – can feed into the definition process reflecting the circular principles of the new Plan of Work.

Design: A practical guide to RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Stages 2 and 3

Design: A practical guide to RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Stages 2 and 3 by Tim Bailey

RIBA Publishing Jul 2015

This is the second in a must-have series of step-by-step guides to using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013 on your project. Drawing together stages 2 and 3 this book explains the importance of the Concept Design and Developed Design, how to achieve a balance of creativity and method and how it should interact with the briefing and construction phases.

Construction: A practical guide to RIBA Plan of Work 2013 stages 4, 5 and 6

Construction: A practical guide to RIBA Plan of Work 2013 stages 4, 5 and 6 by Phil Holden

RIBA Publishing Jul 2015

This is the third in a must-have series of step-by-step guides to using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013 on your project. Drawing together stages 4, 5 and 6 this book explains what needs to have been achieved for Technical Design to begin, how to achieve success in the construction phase as well as the importance of a comprehensive Handover Strategy.

Information Exchanges: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

Information Exchanges: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide by Richard Fairhead

RIBA Publishing Jun 2015

The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide: Information Exchanges is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task – in this case managing information exchanges - and explains the essential activities and considerations required at each stage of the new Plan of Work.

Small Projects Handbook

Small Projects Handbook by Nigel Ostime

RIBA Publishing Dec 2014

This hands-on, no-nonsense guide to running smaller projects up to £1m in value will become your ‘bible’ in day-to-day practice. Smaller practices often find it hard to turn a profit as they spend too much time and money, especially on the design stages, trying to compete and are unsure as to what they can safely dispense with whilst still being rigorous and delivering quality.

Design Management: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

Design Management: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide by Dale Sinclair

RIBA Publishing Nov 2014

The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide: Design Management is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task – in this case the role of the Design Lead - and explains the essential activities and considerations required at each stage of the new Plan of Work.

Project Leadership: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

Project Leadership: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide by Nick Willars

RIBA Publishing Nov 2014

The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide: Project Leadership is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task – in this case the role of the Project Lead - and explains the essential activities and considerations required at each stage of the new Plan of Work.

Contract Administration: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

Contract Administration: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide by Ian Davies

RIBA Publishing Dec 2014

The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide: Contract Administration is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task – in this case the role of the Contract Administrator - and explains the essential activities and considerations required at each stage of the new Plan of Work.

Town Planning: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide

Town Planning: RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide by Ruth Reed

RIBA Publishing Nov 2014

The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide: Town Planning is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task – in this case those associated planning policy and process - and explains the essential activities and considerations required at each stage of the new Plan of Work.

BIM in Small Practices: Illustrated Case Studies

BIM in Small Practices: Illustrated Case Studies by Robert Klaschka

NBS Jun 2014

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is revolutionising architecture and construction, as more and more practices are realising the benefits it brings to design, sustainability, and construction. There is a perception that BIM is a process best left to large practices – requiring significant resources and the ability to invest heavily in IT. This book overturns that misconception: introducing a selection of inspirational BIM-enabled projects by small architectural practices.

Creating Winning Bids

Creating Winning Bids by Basil Sawczuk

RIBA Publishing Mar 2013

'Creating Winning Bids' sets out the key stages in the production of a winning bid. Based on tried and tested methods, and using a simple step-by-step process, it will improve your chances of success in what can otherwise seem a daunting and complex process. Distilling the author’s experience of over 25 years of bidding in the public and private sectors, it is packed with practical tips about what your client really wants to see.Beginning with a concise look at how to find new opportunities for work, it examines the various types of bid that can be made and includes invaluable explanations of the jargon used in the bidding process – from OJEU to PQQs

BIM for Construction Health and Safety

BIM for Construction Health and Safety by Roland Finch and Stefan Mordue

NBS Apr 2014

Too many people are killed and injured in our industry each year, despite the best efforts of all parties concerned. Although it is not new, Building Information Modelling has seen a huge uptake in interest in recent years. This is partly as a result of Government support, but mainly due to great leaps in technology. The basic principle is simple. BIM is about gathering, using, interpreting and transmitting information. Information about design, production and programming. Information that can be passed on to others, used for operation and maintenance, or costing purposes. Is it such a departure, therefore, to consider how health and safety information might be included in a BIM? Is this not a massive opportunity for those of us working in construction to embrace this technology and its development, together with the increased efficiency and discipline that it brings? The commercial advantages are fairly obvious, but the potential benefits in improved health by reducing accidents and deaths are so great as to be almost unquantifiable. This book looks at how that can be brought about. The incorporation of health and safety into BIM is neither something which is the exclusive preserve of the 'technology' generation, nor something which is beyond us as health and safety professionals.

An Introduction to Architectural Conservation: Philosophy, Legislation and Practice

An Introduction to Architectural Conservation: Philosophy, Legislation and Practice by Nick Lee Evans

RIBA Publishing Aug 2014

Most architects are likely to work with historic buildings at some point in their career. An Introduction to Architectural Conservation introduces non-specialist architects to the principles behind legislation concerning historic buildings, helping them understand the aims and objectives of conservation offices, Statutory Amenity Societies and other guardians of our heritage. With these skills, readers can advise clients accurately, make successful listed building applications, and ensure their interventions are sensitive, appropriate and effective. A practical guide to good working practice, the book takes readers through the process of preparing a listed building application, a suitable tender package and administering the contract. It also outlines the parallel systems of listed building consent run by some of our major church denominations.

An Introduction to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment, 2nd edition

An Introduction to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment, 2nd edition by Construction Products Association and Peter Rickaby

RIBA Publishing May 2014

The second edition of this guide has been brought up-to-date in line with the latest legislation and contains new case studies. The guidance chapters take readers through the basic principles and preliminary considerations involved in planning low carbon refurbishment projects, including the changes to permitted development rights and other issues around planning and funding. Separate chapters deal with refurbishment of the various elements of the building fabric and building services. The case study section illustrates how these principles can be applied, by showcasing a variety of low carbon refurbishment projects and products.

A Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect (2013 edition): Guidance on hiring an architect for your project

A Client's Guide to Engaging an Architect (2013 edition): Guidance on hiring an architect for your project by

RIBA Publishing May 2013

If you need to know about engaging the services of an architect, this RIBA guide is for you. Straightforward and completely up to date, it sets out everything that you as a client – whether for domestic, commercial, small or large projects – needs to be aware of.

Retrofit for Purpose: Low Energy Renewal of Non-Domestic Buildings

Retrofit for Purpose: Low Energy Renewal of Non-Domestic Buildings by Sunand Prasad

RIBA Publishing Mar 2014

Retrofit for Purpose explores the art and science of bringing energy efficiency to existing buildings; one of the biggest challenges facing the industry today. The essays and case studies included here explore the main issues, offer practical solutions and provide a clarion-call to architects and clients for better, smarter retrofit.

Handbook of Practice Management (9th edition)

Handbook of Practice Management (9th edition) by Nigel Ostime

RIBA Publishing Nov 2013

The Handbook of Practice Management is the professional architect's business management bible. This new edition is fully up-to-date, reflecting the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013 – the industry standard framework for running projects – as well as the latest contemporary architectural practice management techniques.

BIM Demystified (2nd edition)

BIM Demystified (2nd edition) by Steve Race

RIBA Publishing Nov 2013

BIM Demystified is a short, practical introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Addressing BIM from the point of view of mainstream practice as opposed to a cutting-edge technological perspective, it offers a user-friendly yet thorough explanation of a subject which is often swamped by jargon and deluged with spin.

RIBA Job Book (9th edition)

RIBA Job Book (9th edition) by Nigel Ostime

RIBA Publishing May 2013

The RIBA Job Book is the Royal Institute of British Architects' long-established and recognised standard reference for running construction projects. This major new update fully reflects the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and contemporary working practice. It embraces themes of collaboration within the project team, better briefing, advances in information technology and BIM, and the continued importance of sustainability including valuable detail on a range of 'cradle to grave' processes in a building project.

A Guide to Letter Contracts for very small projects, surveys and reports: Third edition

A Guide to Letter Contracts for very small projects, surveys and reports: Third edition by Roland Phillips

RIBA Publishing Jun 2012

On very small projects, many architects prefer to make the contract with their client by means of a letter rather than a Standard Form of Appointment. However, as this guide points out, there are inherent risks for both the client and the architect in doing so.

Which Contract?: 5th Edition

Which Contract?: 5th Edition by Sarah Lupton, Stanley Cox, Hugh Clamp and Koko Udom

RIBA Publishing Oct 2012

Which Contract? is an invaluable desktop companion to be turned to at the start of every new project and is recommended to any professional whose clients expect him or her to know the contemporary procurement landscape inside out.Providing clear guidance on how to identify the most appropriate procurement strategy and contract for a given set of circumstances, it has been brought fully up to date to take account of the latest editions of all the recognised forms from JCT 2011 to NEC3.

Good Practice Guide: Keeping out of Trouble

Good Practice Guide: Keeping out of Trouble by Owen Luder

RIBA Publishing Sep 2012

Includes the very latest on keeping out of trouble with ARB and RIBA policy.

Professional Indemnity Insurers and the ARB will tell you that architects make the same errors time and time again. The potential for getting into trouble with clients, fees, building contracts and with the law is huge. Keeping out of Trouble reveals those areas where things consistently go wrong. This fully updated new edition reflects the pitfalls of the current construction climate, with up-to-date advice including fees, negligence and breach of contract claims, and dealing with 'clients from hell'.

Metric Handbook : Fourth Edition

Metric Handbook : Fourth Edition by David Littlefield

Architectural Press Mar 2012

Fully updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types . Sustainable design fully integrated into each chapter . Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers - this book truly belongs on every design office desk and drawing board.

Good Practice Guide: Fee Management, 2nd Edition

Good Practice Guide: Fee Management, 2nd Edition by Roland Phillips

RIBA Publishing Jan 2012

Fee Management is a straightforward professional guide for architects about calculating and negotiating fees to maximise profits. The advice puts equal emphasis on good administrative procedures and on the softer skills of negotiation and selling the architect’s unique value to construction projects.

Good Practice Guide: Adjudication

Good Practice Guide: Adjudication by Peter Hetherington

RIBA Publishing Nov 2011

Using accessible language, and a simple question and answer format, this Good Practice Guide makes clear the complex procedure of resolving a dispute through adjudication. Showing how it is essential to understand the law as it relates to adjudication, the book takes the reader through each stage of the adjudication process, beginning with adjudication agreements, oral and written contracts, and how to have an adjudicator nominated, through to the adjudication itself, and consideration of costs and how to enforce a decision.

Leading the Team: An Architects Guide to Design Management

Leading the Team: An Architects Guide to Design Management by Dale Sinclair

RIBA Publishing June 2011

Effective design management presents a challenge and an opportunity for architects. How are they to manage increasingly-complex teams of consultants as well as increasingly-iterative design processes, while still maximising creativity? This clear guide sets out simple, practical processes which do exactly that.

Good Practice Guide: Arbitration

Good Practice Guide: Arbitration by Mair Coombes-Davis

RIBA Publishing May 2011

Good Practice Guide: Arbitration explains the steps to resolve a dispute through arbitration. Aimed at all built environment professionals, this new book will provide a quick, reassuring guide to what can be a daunting – but sometimes necessary – process.The book acts as a guide for all parties in a dispute including the claimant, the respondent and explains the role of any third parties.

NBS Guide to Tendering: for construction projects

NBS Guide to Tendering: for construction projects by Roland Finch

RIBA Publishing Feb 2011

This much-needed short guide replaces the withdrawn NJCC codes of procedure. It sets down a procedure for managing tenders for construction work based on up-to-date legislation.

In an industry tainted by accusations of corruption, getting it right is in everyone’s interest. Failure on this front exposes the client to poor quality, leads to disputes and erodes professionalism. In extreme cases, it can lead to criminal prosecutions and trouble with your professional registration.

Written in a plain-English style, it explains the transparent procedures that will allow you to avoid problems down the line. Based on the Public Contracts Regulations, it incorporates guidance from the market-leading NBS Building software and includes a worked example.

Green Guide to the Architect's Job Book

Green Guide to the Architect's Job Book by Sandy Halliday

RIBA Publishing August 2007 2nd edition

The Green Guide to the Architect's Job Book is a highly readable process map through the complexities of design and construction to aid the successful delivery of long-term sustainability in our built environment. Totally up-to-date and compatible with the Architect's Job Book, the Green Guide nonetheless stands alone as a straightforward, practical aide-memoire based on hard-won experience in the real world for architects and, importantly, project managers and clients, many of whom are actively seeking sustainable buildings.

Plan of Work: Multi-Disciplinary Services

Plan of Work: Multi-Disciplinary Services by Roland Phillips

RIBA Publishing July 2008

Plan of Work: Multi-Disciplinary Services is the new edition of the guide to the RIBA Outline Plan of Work 2007, the de facto standard project framework used by the construction industry. Now updated to reflect current procurement practice and the consequences of better risk management, this guide describes how the different parties in the contemporary multi-disciplinary team can work together effectively to complete work stages.

Good Practice Guide: Marketing Your Practice

Good Practice Guide: Marketing Your Practice by Helen Elias

RIBA Publishing January 2010

Drawing on the expertise of a range of industry insiders, this practical and accessible guide shows how effective marketing can give your practice the edge.With examples, tips, and guidelines that can easily be applied to a practice of any size, Marketing your Practice brings together specialists in marketing, business development, and communications to present clear advice for architects on a range of essential marketing topics. From defining a strategy that meets your practice needs, to PR, advertising, new business development and successful award entries, the book reveals that marketing is as much about positioning and steering the business as it is about communicating the range and quality of services on offer. Altogether, it shows how intelligent and cost-effective marketing can play a vital role in the success of any architectural practice.

Good Practice Guide: Negotiating the Planning Maze

Good Practice Guide: Negotiating the Planning Maze by John Collins and Philip Moren

RIBA Publishing November 2009

Aimed not only at architects and developers, this fully updated new edition of this popular RIBA Good Practice Guide offers concise and accessible practical guidance to the many other construction professionals, private individuals and interest groups who struggle to find their way around the complex and expanding planning maze in England and Wales. It explains how to deal effectively with – and avoid the pitfalls of – the recently revised plan-making regime and the planning application process, and how to keep abreast with further expected changes in planning law and practice.

Architect's Pocket Book: 4th edition

Architect's Pocket Book: 4th edition by C. Baden-Powell, A. Ross and J. Hetreed

Elsevier Feb 2011

This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on site or in the studio.

The book provides guidance on a range of tasks, from complying with the Building Regulations, including the recent revisions to Part L, to helping with planning, use of materials and detailing.

The Architect in Practice: 10th edition

The Architect in Practice: 10th edition by David Chappell and Andrew Willis

Wiley-Blackwell June 2010

The Architect in Practice was first published in 1952. Originally written by a quantity surveyor and an architect it has remained, through its nine editions, a leading textbook used in the education of architects world-wide. While the format of the book has developed, the message and philosophy remains the same as the original: to provide the student of architecture and the young practitioner with a readable guide to the profession, outlining an architect's duties to client and contractor, the key aspects of running a building contract, and the essentials of management, finance and drawing office procedure.

Transmaterial 3

Transmaterial 3 by Blaine Brownell

Princeton Architectural Press March 2010

Since the 2006 publication of his best-selling first volume of Transmaterial, author Blaine Brownell has become the undisputed master of new materials, inspiring architects and designers looking to transform the structure, spaces, and surfaces of their projects with the latest high-tech and environmentally friendly products.