Architectural Quality Control: An Illustrated Guide

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9780071439206: Architectural Quality Control: An Illustrated Guide

This book offers a time- and cost-saving, step-by-step process for taking a team approach to quality control at the drafting stage. Using the author’s proven method, each discipline is broken down into a separate sheet labeled with each item to be checked, and with the clearly explained rationale behind each check as well as the building code issues involved. Detailed drawings and diagrams offer real-world examples and at-a-glance information that’s clear and convenient, saving professionals time and money while assuring quality.

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Offering a tested, almost automatic method, Fred Nashed's Architectural Quality Control helps expedite and ensure sound checking procedures to produce, consistent high-quality construction documents. Proven on more than 120 major architectural projects, and used in his highly successful quality-control consultancy, Fred Nashed's program provides:

  • Step-by-step methods for ensuring quality during the production of construction drawings
  • Involves each member of the team in the checking process
  • Uses an innovative checking label methodology for reviewing the drawings from each discipline
  • At-a-glance information that's clear and convenient
  • Thorough background information including code issues
  • More than 100 detailed drawings and diagrams featuring real-world examples
  • Expert tips on starting an architectural quality control business based on the author's personal experience

Fred Nashed's step-by-step, team approach drastically reduces errors, conflicts, and omissions in architectural documents. It greatly reduces expenses associated with these oversights.

ONE OF THE MOST EFFICIENT METHODS FOR ARCHITECTURAL QUALITY CONTROL:
Methodology * The Checking Labels * Checking the Exterior Envelope * Checking Interior Drawings * Checking Consultant Drawings * Concluding the Checks * Starting a Quality Control Business

About the Author:

Fred Nashed, AIA, is an award-winning architect who established Architectural Consulting Services (ACS) -- a firm specializing in technical checks conducted on final architectural drawings -- in 1994. His quality control methods have been used on more than 120 projects for major architectural firms. He currently lives in Georgetown, Texas.

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