Guide to Producing Construction Information: A handbook for architects by Andrew Thomas
Construction information - drawings, packages, plans - form the backbone of a design and build project. As such, poorly put-together information leads to delays, extra costs and a real drop in construction quality. On the other hand, well-handled information can save time, money, and hassle in the short and long terms. There's no way around it: you will either have a complete, accurate and co-ordinated set of information, or a construction mess. This guide breaks down the complexities and nuances of the design and build industry, and tells you everything you need to know to follow good practice in producing construction information, allowing you to communicate clearly and accurately. Following this guide will enable you to improve your output: *Increasing your profit margin; *helping you achieve more output from the same resources; *making your staff more efficient, and happier in their work; *developing better relationships with contractors; *and encouraging others to recommend your practice for more work. Coming from a registered architect with over thirty years of experience with contractors, as well as acting as a consultant at his own company, this guide is defined by expert opinion and real examples. The end goal is simple: making your projects more cost-effective, efficient and successful.