CARM: California Accessibility Reference Manual, Code/Checklist (5th Ed.) w/ CD-ROM 2014|
This unique reference is a quick and easy-to-understand guide on how the Americans with disabilities act (ADA) and California's additional requirements work together. The California Accessibility Reference Manual goes beyond the regulatory language, and provides explanation and clarification, to help you apply California’s accessibility requirements in your work.
CalDAG 2013: An Interpretive Manual and Checklist|
Understanding new accessibility provisions for public accommodations and commercial facilities in California is made easier with this updated bestseller. CALDAG is the only book available combining and cross-referencing the 2013 California Building Code (CBC) regulations with federal 2010 ADA/ADAAG requirements!
The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice|
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.
2015 International Building Code|
The Business of Design|
For thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has enjoyed helping design professionals turn their passion into profit. In The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability, Granet debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive. The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability provides all of the necessary tools to create and run a thriving design business - from billing and human resources to branding and project management to marketing and licensing- in one easy-to-use guide. Inspired by Granet's own course on running a successful design practice as well as his experience guiding over four hundred design firms, The Business of Design is organized into six clear chapters interwoven with stories, the author's own experiences and life lessons.
How Firms Succeed: A Field Guide to Design Management|
How Firms Succeed is a hands-on guide to running any design-related business from a two-person graphics team to middle-management to CEOs of multi-national firms, offering advice on specific problems and situations and providing insight into the art of inspirational management and strategic thinking. It combines practical solutions with business theory. Sections address such critic topics as marketing, operations, professional services and finances as well as the Anatomy of Leadership, a new perspective on the how’s and why’s of design leadership. The book includes chapters on such topics as "Demystifying Design Fees," "How Technology is Redesigning Design," "Principal Leadership—Choosing the Next Generation," "Hypertrack: Setting New Standards for Client Service" and "Performance-Based Initiatives: Motivating Your Firm." Each chapter closes with a list of questions intended to give the reader points of reflection for their own goals and experiences.
NFPA 101: Life Safety Code 2015|
The updated NFPA 101® Life Safety Code® raises occupant safety to a new level. Protect people where they live, work, and play with NFPA®'s Life Safety Code -- the most widely used source for strategies for occupant safety throughout the life cycle of a building.