guide aims to bring the Architects Job Book up-to-date
by introducing its readership to management of environmentally sound practice.
It will be of interest to practitioners who are already using environmentally
sensitive procedures. They will benefit from a more integrated and systematic
For those who are not implementing green design it will enable them to do
so within existing, understood frameworks.
The book is available from:-
1-3 Dufferin Street
London EC1Y 8NA
Tel:-0207 496 8383
email orders:- www.ribabookshop.com
Paperback 34 pages Code 17550 Cost: £10.00 sterling + P & P.
The project was sponsored by the DETR through its Partners in Innovation
Guide to the
Architects Job Book
The first edition of The Architects Job Book was published in 1969
with an aim to assist architects to translate design into a finished
building within time and cost constraints. The intervening three decades
has seen many changes to building technology, forms of contract and procurement
methods and, importantly, to the way that the impact of buildings on the
environment is perceived. Contractual, technological and procurement changes
have been addressed by subsequent editions of The Job Book, enabling it
to maintain its applicability to any building or procurement method. Consequently
it continues to fulfil it purpose and remains an essential aide memoire
for practising architects and students. However, increased awareness of
the environmental impact of buildings and construction processes remains
unaddressed. It is timely that this aspect of professional practice is embraced.
The project fits within a range of construction
process work undertaken by Gaia Research, Gaia Architects and Gaia Planning.
In addition to providing best practice environmental guidance, Gaia Research
is working with the DETR, professional
institutions and accreditation bodies, to develop a Sustainable
Construction CPD and is developing with others on: