The Architect's Guide to Design-Build Services

by G. William Quatman, Ranjit (Randy) Dhar,

The definitive resource for designer-led projects

The Architect's Guide to Design-Build Services offers authoritative knowledge and industry insight to architects considering entry into the burgeoning practice of design-build project delivery. Written by architects and other professionals with expertise in risk management, law, ethics, finance, and contracts, this instructive guide addresses the roles architects can assume during a design-build project, including leading the project, acting as subcontractor, and forming a joint venture with a contractor.

Developed by the AIA Design-Build Professional Interest Area, this book offers the real-world expertise of thirty industry leaders from the United States, Canada, and Mexico, who share their experience and know-how on such topics as:

  • Starting out in design-build
  • Risks and rewards of design-build delivery
  • Succeeding in a design-build practice
  • Design-build education
  • Essential practice information
  • Ethics and licensing laws

State laws regulating both architects and contractors are summarized to help busy firms bring design-build projects through to successful completion in a variety of jurisdictions.

The Architect's Guide to Design-Build Services is the most complete, definitive resource for architects, contractors, and attorneys involved in designer-led projects.

  • Wiley; May 2003
  • ISBN 9780471472834
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: The Architect's Guide to Design-Build Services
  • Author: G. William Quatman (ed.); Ranjit (Randy) Dhar (ed.); The American Institute of Architects
  • Imprint: Wiley

About The Author

G. William Quatman, FAIA, Esq., is an attorney with the law firm of Shughart Thomson Kilroy, P.C. and practices in the firm's Construction Law Section. Bill is a licensed architect who has extensive experience representing contractors, owners, architects, and engineers on both public and private construction projects. Currently, he is legal counsel to the Kansas City Chapter of the AIA and the Builders Association of Missouri. Bill is a member of the Design-Build Institute of America, a co-founder of the Mid-America Chapter of the DBIA, is on the Design-Build Committee of AIA/Colorado, and is a former president of both the Construction Industry Affairs Council of Kansas City and the AIA/Missouri. He teaches construction law courses at the University of Kansas. In May 2000, Bill was elected to the College of Fellows of the AIA.

Randy Dhar, AIA, is a registered architect in Toronto where he is Director of Industry and Government Relations for Public Works and Government Services Canada. He is the 2001 Chair of the Design/Build Professional Interest Area of the American Institute of Architects. As an active member of the Design-Build Institute of America, Randy serves on its International Committee as well as Public Sector Owners Committee. Randy is a founding member of the Canadian Design-Build Institute (CBDI) and has been the 2000-2002 chair of its Education and Communication Committee.