Author(s): American Institute of Architects
Authored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA), this guide is the updated architecture profession's standard on practice issues. This indispensable resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, including legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative issues. Content is significantly revised to reflect the changing nature of the business of architecture related to the impact of integrated practice. An accompanying web site contains samples of the latest AIA Contract Documents in PDF format.
FORWARD PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ABOUT THE HANDBOOK PART I: THE PROFESSION CHAPTER 1: Ethics, and Professional Conduct 1.1 AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Overview 1.2 Ethics and Architectural Practice 1.3 Design Beyond Ethics CHAPTER 2: Diversity and Demographics 2.1 Diversity and Practice Management 2.2 Demographics of Practice: 2012 AIA Firm Survey CHAPTER 3: Career Development 3.1 Regulation of Professional Practice 3.2 Intern Development 3.3 The Career Paths of an Architect 3.4 AIA Continuing Education System 3.5 Participating in Professional Organizations 3.6 Participating in Architectural Education CHAPTER 4: Public Interest Design 4.1 Socially Responsible Design Overview 4.2 The Role of Architects in Disaster Response and Recovery 4.3 Architects in the Non-Profit Sector 4.4 Public Service & Community Involvement PART II: FIRM MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 5: Organizational Development 5.1 Architects and the Law 5.2 Entrepreneurial Practice: Starting an Architecture Firm 5.3 Strategic Planning for the Design Firm 5.4 Firm Growth and Development 5.5 Leader Effectiveness 5.6 Ownership Transitions 5.7 Small Firm Collaboration 5.8 Practicing in a Global Market 5.9 Developing and Managing Multi-office Firms 5.10 Office Administration 5.11 Knowledge Management 5.12 Information Management and Services CHAPTER 6: Marketing and Business Development 6.1 Marketing Architectural Services 6.2 Developing Marketing Strategy 6.3 Public Relations and Communications 6.4 Networking and Business Development 6.5 Qualifications, Proposals and Interviews CHAPTER 7: Financial Management 7.1 Navigating Economic Cycles 7.2 Financial Management Overview 7.3 Financial Management Systems 7.4 Developing Annual Budgets and Profit Planning CHAPTER 8: Human Resources 8.1 Human Resource Management Overview 8.2 Compensation Strategy and Philosophy 8.3 Recruiting and Hiring: Strategies and Methodology 8.4 Professional Development and Mentoring PART III: PROJECT DELIVERY CHAPTER 9. Design Project Delivery 9.1 Project Delivery Methods 9.2 The Architect's Role in Construction Manager-Constructor Project Delivery 9.3 Integrated Project Delivery Overview 9.4 Contractor-led design-build 9.5 Architect-led Design Build 9.6 Architect Developer 9.7 Emerging Issues in Project Delivery CHAPTER 10. Design Project Management 10.1 Managing Architectural Projects 10.2 Project Teams 10.3 Project Budgets, Work Planning, and Monitoring 10.4 Project Management with Building Information Modeling Processes 10.5 Design Phases 10.6 Construction Drawings 10.7 Construction Specification 10.8 Bidding and Negotiation 10.9 Construction Phase services 10.10 Project Completion and Post-Construction Services CHAPTER 11: Technology in Practice 11.1 Technology in Practice Overview 11.2 Technology in Project Delivery 11.3 Small Firms, Small Projects, and Building Information Modeling 11.4 Collaborative Technologies 11.5 Technology Management 11.6 Emerging Technology in Practice CHAPTER 12: Quality Management 12.1 Origins and Development of Quality Management 12.2 Quality Management in Schematic Design 12.3 Checklists 12.4 Quality Management in Construction Procurement, Construction Phase Services and Post-Construction CHAPTER 13: Building Codes, Standards and Regulations 13.1 Building Codes and Standards 13.2 Planning and Zoning CHAPTER 14: Research in Practice 14.1 Research in Practice 14.2 Research Methods 14.3 Research and Practice 14.4 Evidence-based Design PART IV: CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS CHAPTER 15. Project Definition 15.1 Defining Scope of Project Services 15.2 Services and Compensation 15.3 Negotiating Agreement CHAPTER 16: Risk Management 16.1 Risk Management Strategies 16.2 Insurance Coverage: Business and Professional Liability 16.3 Risk and Emerging Practice 16.4 Dispute Management and Resolution CHAPTER 17. Agreements and AIA Document Program 17.1 Agreements with Owners 17.2 Project Team Agreements 17.3 Owner-Generated Agreements 17.4 Construction Contracts 17.5 AIA Documents Program APPENDIX A: Allied Professional Organizations APPENDIX B: Glossary INDEX ABOUT THE HANDBOOK CD-ROMs