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Recommended Reading - Legal

Principal Designer's Handbook: Guide to the CDM Regulations 2015

Principal Designer's Handbook: Guide to the CDM Regulations 2015 by Association for Project Safety

RIBA Publishing Jan 2016

The new CDM regulations came into force on 6 April 2015 changing the face of construction health and safety riskmanagement on construction projects, large and small. This handbook has been specifically written to provide straightforward, practical and easy-to-read guidance to anyone undertaking the new principal designer role. It is primarily aimed towards the needs of the sole practitioner or small/medium sized practices who offer principal designer services, either as a stand-alone service or in addition to other design services.

Guide to the Building Regulations (3rd edition)

Guide to the Building Regulations (3rd edition) by Huw M A Evans

RIBA Publishing Oct 2015

All new buildings, extensions and refurbishment work must comply with Building Regulations in order to protect the health and safety of building occupants. In recent years the regulations have become increasingly complex, making the process of demonstrating compliance more arduous.

This well-established guide provides the construction industry with concise, clear guidance on the essentials of the Building Regulations, setting out the key compliance requirements to help designers and other construction professionals produce safe, attractive buildings.

Guide to the RIBA Domestic and Concise Building Contracts 2014

Guide to the RIBA Domestic and Concise Building Contracts 2014 by Sarah Lupton

RIBA Publishing May 2015

This guide to the RIBA Domestic Building Contract and the RIBA Concise Building Contract is the latest title from Sarah Lupton, best-selling author of contract guides. It covers all aspects of the RIBA Building Contracts including the reasons for choosing these forms, the legislative background, and highlights the recent innovations in these new contracts from the RIBA.

CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers

CDM 2015: A Practical Guide for Architects and Designers by Paul Bussey

RIBA Publishing Apr 2015

This is the designer's essential guide to implementing the new CDM 2015 regulations. It provides both a straightforward overview of the key changes and new duty holders, including the Principal Designer, as well as full colour diagrams and annotated plans which demonstrate how to apply the principles in the real world. As the regulations come into force it aims to reassure those fearing a change in their obligations by outlining easy to use practical tools which will integrate the philosophy of the new regulations – of proportionate response, creative solutions and collaborative working – into day-to-day practice. It’s designed as a concise and handy quick reference guide, easy to carry around on site or use at your desk, translating what can be dry and often impenetrable legislation into a set of simple, intuitive, design friendly and safe messages. Written by an architect with considerable industry experience in CDM, with intimate knowledge of the new regulations and years of practice in technical design enabling designers to integrate CDM without compromising their vision. It provides authoritative CDM support that tailored for the design professions, especially in the often misunderstood but essential area of aesthetics.

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.

Law in Practice: The RIBA Legal Handbook

Law in Practice: The RIBA Legal Handbook by John Wevill

RIBA Publishing Aug 2013

Intensely practical and clearly written, Law in Practice: the RIBA Legal Handbook is the RIBA’s jargon-free, professional guide to the law as it relates to a construction project. This second edition is fully up-to-date with all recent changes in legislation and the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013.

Guide to the JCT Standard Building Contract 2011

Guide to the JCT Standard Building Contract 2011 by Sarah Lupton

RIBA Publishing Sep 2011

Sarah Lupton's best-selling Guides to the JCT Building Contracts are fully revised for JCT 2011, to provide the most up-to-date authoritative working aids to the operation and administration of the main JCT Contracts 2011.

Guide to the JCT Intermediate Building Contract 2011

Guide to the JCT Intermediate Building Contract 2011 by Sarah Lupton

RIBA Publishing Sep 2011

Sarah Lupton's best-selling Guides to the JCT Building Contracts are fully revised for JCT 2011, to provide the most up-to-date authoritative working aids to the operation and administration of the main JCT Contracts 2011.

Guide to the JCT Minor Works Contract 2011

Guide to the JCT Minor Works Contract 2011 by Sarah Lupton

RIBA Publishing Sep 2011

Sarah Lupton's best-selling Guides to the JCT Building Contracts are fully revised for JCT 2011, to provide the most up-to-date authoritative working aids to the operation and administration of the main JCT Contracts 2011.

Guide to the JCT Design and Build Contract 2011

Guide to the JCT Design and Build Contract 2011 by Sarah Lupton

RIBA Publishing Sep 2011

Sarah Lupton's best-selling Guides to the JCT Building Contracts are fully revised for JCT 2011, to provide the most up-to-date authoritative working aids to the operation and administration of the main JCT Contracts 2011.

Guide to NEC3: (NEC Guide)

Guide to NEC3: (NEC Guide) by Frances Forward

RIBA Publishing June 2011

Use of the NEC (New Engineering and Construction) contract has grown steadily in all sectors of the construction industry over its 20-year lifetime, and a working knowledge of it is becoming essential for all architects, allied professionals, their clients and contractors involved in building projects.

This clear, accessible guide explains and demystifies the NEC3 contract on a practical, work-based level, and overturns the misconception that NEC is not a contract aimed at architectural projects. Explaining what it really means for an architect to make the leap to NEC3, it candidly acknowledges and answers the concerns and issues they are likely to face, and explores how to best adopt the collaborative working and contractual partnering work practices required by NEC, and the advantages of doing so.

A Short Guide to Consumer Rights in Construction Contracts

A Short Guide to Consumer Rights in Construction Contracts by Roland Phillips

RIBA Publishing Oct 2010

This essential guide is for all professional advisors and contractors who advise on or make a contract with a consumer.

UK Consumer Rights legislation imposes obligations designed to protect the consumer client which can trip up an unwary architect or contractor and leave them exposed to significant contractual risk, charges of negligence, or statutory fines.

A Short Guide to Consumer Rights in Construction Contracts provides an accessible guide to the legislation, clearly explaining exactly what needs to be done and when.

Guide to the Building Regulations

Guide to the Building Regulations by Huw Evans

NBS Dec 2010

This practical time-saver manual summarises what the Approved Documents to the Building Regulations (England and Wales) and associated guidance require and explains how to comply.

Fully up to date with the 2010 amendments to the Regulations (Parts F, G, J and L) and produced by the official publishers of the Approved Documents, this brand new manual is comprehensive in scope.

Code for Sustainable Homes Technical Guide (November 2010)

Code for Sustainable Homes Technical Guide (November 2010) by Communities and Local Government

RIBA Publishing Nov 2010

The Code for Sustainable Homes provides a comprehensive measure of the sustainability of new homes, ensuring that sustainable homes deliver real improvements, in key areas such as carbon dioxide emissions and water use.

Construction Contracts: Questions and Answers

Construction Contracts: Questions and Answers by David Chappell

Spon Press August 2010

Construction law can be a minefield. Professionals need answers which are pithy and straightforward, as well as legally rigorous. The two hundred questions in the book are real questions, picked from the thousands of telephone enquiries David Chappell has received as a Specialist Adviser to the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Construction Contract Law: Third edition

Construction Contract Law: Third edition by John Adriaanse

Palgrave Macmillan August 2010

Covering the essentials of the subject, including how the law has developed, the reasoning behind key contract clauses and how contract law is applied in practice, this is an invaluable guide for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Thoroughly updated, it now includes amendments to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act.

Architects Legal Handbook: 9th edition

Architects Legal Handbook: 9th edition by

Elsevier February 2010

Architect's Legal Handbook is the most widely used reference on the law for architects in practice, and the established leading textbook on law for architectural students.

The ninth edition includes all the latest development in the law that affect an architect’s work, and comprehensive coverage of relevant UK law topics. Most significantly, the chapter on the JCT contracts has been completely revised to cover the 2005 update.

Party Walls: A Practical Guide

Party Walls: A Practical Guide by Nicol Stuart Morrow

RIBA Publishing January 2010

Party Walls: a Practical Guide explores and explains the many practical implications of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. The Act frequently impacts on the design, scheduling, and construction of building projects, and it is important that those affected are able to negotiate its complexities.

This book provides a clear and accessible guide to the legislation and the practical considerations for those whose work involves Party Walls – not just for architects and other built environment professionals, but for clients too, or indeed anyone acting as a Party Wall Surveyor in the resolution of a dispute. Along the way, it shows the wide range of benefits – including benefits to the building design itself and to the financial bottom line of the whole project – that are open to the architect who is able to manage party wall issues competently.