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Small Projects Handbook
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
Date Published: Dec 2014
Stock Code: 82649
Total votes: 20
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.
The author provides reassurance as to how to achieve great results on a budget, utilising stripped-back and efficient solutions, while following the principles and stages of the RIBA Plan of Work 2013.
Each chapter provides:
- simple step-by-step guidance to the key tasks in that stage of the Plan of Work including inputs, outputs, stage activities and sustainability checkpoints;
- in-text features which break down complex tasks and highlight best practice with pragmatic, real world advice including ‘tips’, ‘warnings’ and guidance on forms and templates;
- inspiring case studies of award-winning and iconic small projects that document the architect’s experience of the process;
- guidance at each Plan of Work stage on the relevant practice issues that will help you to run your small project more effectively.
This book is designed as a project handbook for smaller and medium sized architectural practices but will also be invaluable for Part 3 students getting to grips with how projects are run within the framework of the Plan of Work 2013. However, everybody in the project team – including clients, contractors and consultants – will find this a handy guide to the project process, full of useful insights and solutions.
A comprehensive set of editable template documents to help you run projects to a consistently high standard are available to download. The Small Projects Handbook checklists and figures are available here.
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Chris Bryant, chair of the RIBA Small Practice Group
The Small Projects Handbook is essential reading for any new practice and highly recommended for all architects. While it focuses on the issues that arise during smaller projects much of the advice is applicable to all scales. The author presents a clear and rigorous appraisal with a set of extremely useful case studies
Stephen Hodder MBE, RIBA President
I commend this book for its clarity and direct, hands-on approach and feel sure it will help you to increase turnover and profit whilst providing value to your clients.
Merlin Fulcher, Architects Journal
A stimulating, informative and well-illustrated introduction to the field.
Marianne Davys, Marianne Davys Architects
The recently published RIBA Small Projects Handbook is an essential purchase and read for Part III students and every practice doing small commercial or domestic projects. It is based on the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and includes the BIM information required at each stage on small projects where it is proposed to use BIM..
The handbook is small enough to carry round and is written as a reference book but can easily be read in one sitting to check that project running and office procedures in the office are up to date. The handbook cover shows a domestic interior and other award winning small projects are featured in each section of the book.
The Sections in the handbook are based on the 7 Stages of the Plan of Work 2013. Each stage includes practice issues and outlines the project activities to be carried out with useful ‘Tips’ and ‘Watch-points’. Reference is made throughout to legislation, useful websites and publications.
The new RIBA Domestic and Concise Contracts as well as the traditional JCT contracts are described and guidance is given on contract insurances.
The CDM regulations we are told will be revised in 2015.
Advice is given on how to set up a professional website with appropriate content and high quality images and a list of Architectural Awards available for Small Project is also included.
This handbook will help any practice doing small projects to update their office procedures and job running in line with best practice and as recommended by the RIBA in 2015.
Soraya Khan, Theis and Khan Architects
Date Reviewed: February 2015
Nigel Ostime has written a gem of a handbook for architects undertaking small projects. Its an invaluable guide, beautifully illustrated with well-considered advice. A book to keep close at hand.
Robert Dabell, spirit architects
Date Reviewed: February 2015
An invaluable and comprehensive reference book for all architects at any stage in their career. The sort of book that should be kept within arms-reach as you will almost certainly find it useful on a daily basis. The inclusion of case-studies in the form of colour photographs of buildings and details and brief project descriptions is particularly welcome.
Date Reviewed: January 2015
Sadly I am returning this book. Whilst the content may or may not be valuable it is extremely difficult to read the small grey print. If you struggle to read text it defeats the object of taking in the information. Such a disappointment. If it is re-printed in a different sensible format it may be worth a look. I would avoid it until this happens. RIBA editors, publications please note.
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