The Architect's Legal Handbook is the established leading textbook on law for architectural students and most widely used reference on the law for architects in practice. This eighth edition includes all the latest developments in the law that effect an architect's work. A key addition is a greatly expanded section on adjudication - a topic that has become hugely important in the last few years. The book also builds on the comprehensive coverage of all UK law, with editors for Scotland and Northern Ireland expanding their sections.
"Architect's Legal Handbook is the most widely used reference on the law for practicing architects and the established textbook on law for architectural students. Since the last edition of this book in 2010 the legal landscape in which architecture is practised has changed significantly: the long-standing procurement model with an architect as contract administrator has been challenged by the growing popularity of design and build contracts, contract notices in place of certificates, and novation of architect's duties. The tenth edition features all the latest developments in the law which affect an architect's work, as well as providing comprehensive coverage of relevant UK law topics. Key highlights of this edition include: an overview of the legal environment, including contract, tort and land law. analysis of the statutory framework, including planning law, health and safety, construction legislation and building regulations in the post-Grenfell legal landscape. procurement, and the major industry construction contract forms. building dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation. key fields for the architect in practice, including architects' registration and professional conduct, contracts with clients and collateral warranties, liability in negligence and insurance. entirely new chapters on various standard form contracts, architects' responsibility for the work of others, disciplinary proceedings, and data protection. tables of cases, legislation, statutes and statutory instruments give a full overview of references cited in the text. The Architect's Legal Handbook is the essential legal reference work for all architects and students of architecture"--
Interdisciplinary Treatment of Construction Failures
Author: Albert Dib
Publisher: Clark Boardman Callaghan
This guidebook for construction law practitioners analyzes the legal issues surrounding construction failures. Liability questions, financial protection, and proposals to reduce risk of failures is discussed in the work.
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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. It addresses all the fundamental, up-to-date issues of contemporary construction law, allowing architects to make sound judgements, avoid disputes, and run projects on a safer basis. This new edition has been fully updated to reflect the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013 – the industry’s framework for construction projects – as well as recent case law and other legal updates that the practising architect needs to be aware of. Why does an appointment need to be written? Why does language matter? What is a novation? What does an overall cap on liability mean, and how can you convince a client to agree one? How do you assess an extension of time? When should you notify your insurer of a potential claim? Law in Practice answers all of these questions and many more.
Architects must be proficient in a variety of business practices to contribute to, manage, or launch a successful firm. They are responsible for the same kind of legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative activities as any other professional. Within these broad categories, however, there are many details, including professional standards and documents, that are unique to the profession of architecture.
This comprehensive, one-stop reference brings you up-to-date with the current state of the business of construction & construction law. Written by an unrivaled panel of over 30 construction industry professionals, each chapter examines in detail a major legal or business issue from the perspective of the parties involved. You'll find strategies & solutions for every key concern including: ú Drafting & negotiating construction contracts ú Understanding the duties & liabilities of each of the parties to a project ú Participating in every aspect of design-build project, from financing to management ú Identifying & allocating risk ú Calculating construction claims ú Understanding the surety's rights & obligations ú Bankruptcy procedures & other solutions for financially distressed enterprises ú And much more! Construction Law Handbook is an indispensable resource for attorneys, architects, engineers, public & private owners, bankers, accountants & other key industry players who need fast access to the latest information on construction law & practice. It's like having a team of 77 construction experts on call!
An architect's head is filled with thousands of details: weights and resistances, sizes and specifications, acoustic protection, properties, and so on.How can a busy professional keep all this information in mind?The Architect's Handbook is an easy-to-use, exhaustive reference book packed with facts: conversion tables, legal standards, technical specs, material properties, rules of thumb and much more; putting all the information at the architect's fingertips, anytime, anyplace.It includes detailed plans, drawings and sketches, and 80 charts full of hardy technical information.
This text explores the justification for honouring human rights in the context of criminal procedure and examines the way in which both the Strasbourg Court and the British Courts deal with the problem of whether to uphold human rights when faced with pressing arguments of public interest
A practical guide which provides a route map through the legal and contractual maze of everyday architectural practice. Clear flow-charts, checklists, guides to action and sample documents enable the reader to find essential information at a glance. Highly selective bibliographies list precise references for more detailed study. This fifth edition has been comprehensively revised to deal with the recent changes in legislation and protocol and includes a new section on adjudication.