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Description - Managing Project Risk by James B. Atkins

Discover the benefits of effective risk management practices Risk management may not be a standard course in architecture school, but it is an essential concern for architects and related professionals working today. Managing Project Risk is a key resource for integrating good risk management into professional practice. Based on a popular series of articles in AIArchitect, this accessible volume offers an on-the-ground perspective of what can happen on the job and what architects can do to prevent or mitigate threatening conditions and events. With an engaging, non-legalistic style, authors Atkins and Simpson draw upon their considerable experience and upon AIA Contract Documents to show how sound risk management strategies work in a variety of real-world settings, covering such practical areas as: Risk management fundamentals Contracts Relationships with clients Understanding the architect's role in the project Risk issues with digital drawings The modern architectural workplace Rendering potentially dry topics lively with wit and anecdote, Managing Project Risk resonates with the experience of contemporary architects, while offering helpful suggestions applicable not only to risk management but also to project management and professional development.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470273814
ISBN-10: 047027381X
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 157mm x 21mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James B. Atkins

James B. Atkins , FAIA, FKIA, has spent the past thirty years as risk manager and senior construction principal with HKS Architects, the world's third largest architecture firm, where he pioneered many procedural advances in architecture services, many of which have been adopted by the AIA. Jim has served on the AIA Documents Committee and was the 2006 chair of the AIA Risk Management Committee. He chaired the AIA Task Group for the Fourteenth Edition of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice and was a contributor to that volume. Grant A. Simpson , FAIA, serves several architectural firms, including HKS and RTKL, as a practice and project management consultant. He has provided expert witness services on some of the largest and most complex projects, and has been an active project manager for major projects throughout the United States and internationally for more than thirty years. A member of the AIA Risk Management Committee in 2008, Grant was the 2006 chair of the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community Advisory Group, and was a contributor to the Fourteenth Edition of The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice.