The RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Guide: Design Management is part of a brand new series providing must-read practical guidance to running efficient and successful projects using the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. Each guide takes a core project task - in this case the role of the Contract Administrator - and explains the essential activities and considerations required at each stage of the new Plan of Work.
Easy to use and navigate and in a small and handy format these guides will provide the ultimate quick reference support at your desk or on site. The author provides concise and pragmatic advice rooted in real world experience - a `how to' that will resonate with practitioners. In-text features such as `hints and tips', `checklists', `forms and templates' and `signposts' to trusted resources will provide user-friendly support. Boxed examples will highlight best practice and illuminate common problems and solutions borne of hard won experience.
These guides are designed to be used on all projects - large and small - and across all types of procurement. They are task rather than role-oriented acknowledging that a variety of people take on these responsibilities including the architect, the client, the contractor or a consultant. They will also be useful for architectural students at Part 3 who are getting to grips with the realities of practice and the new Plan of Work. The author and series editor, Dale Sinclair, is a highly successful and experienced practitioner, lecturer and author. He is RIBA Vice President, Practice and Profession, and he led the development of the RIBA Plan of Work 2013.
Ian has 40 years of experience as a qualified architect and has run and managed all types of building contracts, including traditional and Design and Build, on both large and small projects. Having been director of a small practice for the last 20 years he has experience of all aspects of practice and a keen understanding of the pressures of the contract administration role. He now works as a consultant architect and party wall surveyor. He previously worked for Sheppard Robson and DLP Inskips Design Ltd among others and has been involved in a variety of sectors with a particular focus on Education, Housing and Leisure. Ian was a key member of the RIBA working group that developed the new RIBA Plan of Work 2013. He is also a member of the RIBA Planning Group and remains a corresponding member of the RIBA Small Practice Committee. He was previously involved in the RIBA Procurement Reform Group. He acted as a consultant reviewer of the RIBA Agreements 2010 and for Assembling a Collaborative Project Team in 2013.