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Single-family houses, city dwellings, holiday getaways, sustainable structures, luxurious prefab designs, and plans for destiny houses contain this choice of breathtaking photos and insightful statement that celebrates the creative contributions of virtually 70 of the best architects operating this present day. From classical to avant-garde, all the featured houses are stylistically various yet have a unique timelessness approximately them, a tribute to the foresight in their creators’ imaginative and prescient. The inspirations of such execs as David Hovey, Robert Gurney, Brad Lamoureux, Margaret McCurry, and Richard Meier are printed, as is the quantity of labor and commitment that went into every one venture. Spanning British Columbia, coastal California, Chicago, New England, the South, and plenty of scenic locations in among, twenty first Century houses incorporates a worthwhile source index with brief biographies of the architects.
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The remainder of this book will attempt to review the new opportunities that are presenting themselves to the quantity surveyor in a swiftly changing global construction market. It is not the object of this book to proclaim the demise of the traditional quantity surveyor practice offering traditional quantity services – these will continue to be in demand – but rather to outline the opportunities that are now available for quantity surveyors to move into a new era offering a range of services and developing new expertise.
Keeping the focus on Europe, for many observers the question of single-point or project liability – the norm in many countries, such as Belgium and France – is pivotal in the search for adding value to the UK construction product, and is at the heart of the other construction industries’ abilities to re-engineer designs. Singlepoint project liability insurance is insurance that protects all the parties involved in both the design and the construction process against failures in both design and construction of the works for the duration of the policy.
By 2006 it appeared that the RICS had a change of mind, with references to quantity surveyors reappearing on the RICS website and a restructuring of the faculties to include the return of the Quantity Surveying and Construction Faculty. Beyond the rhetoric How are the construction industry and the quantity surveyor rising to the challenges outlined in the previous pages? When the much-respected quantity surveyors Arthur J. and Christopher J. Willis penned the foreword to the eighth edition of their famous book Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor in 1979, the world was a far less complicated place.