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Single-family houses, city dwellings, holiday getaways, sustainable constructions, luxurious prefab designs, and plans for destiny houses contain this choice of breathtaking images and insightful remark that celebrates the inventive contributions of virtually 70 of the best architects operating this day. From classical to avant-garde, all the featured houses are stylistically diversified yet have a different timelessness approximately them, a tribute to the foresight in their creators’ imaginative and prescient. The inspirations of such pros as David Hovey, Robert Gurney, Brad Lamoureux, Margaret McCurry, and Richard Meier are published, as is the quantity of labor and commitment that went into every one undertaking. Spanning British Columbia, coastal California, Chicago, New England, the South, and lots of scenic locations in among, twenty first Century houses encompasses a priceless source index with brief biographies of the architects.
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Her particular design office did not have a standard policy on specification that all designers followed; instead, there was a wide variation in individual preference for specifying. Other designers within this organization also varied their use of performance and proprietary specifications to suit the project and their client. There was no office dictat on specification writing; indeed, the whole office was very loosely managed. There was no office master specification; the universally adopted habit in the office was to roll project specifications from 35 Specifying Buildings: A Design Management Perspective one project to the next.
One of the authors came across an incident where the architect had specified an adzed finish, expecting to see something that showed the toolmarks. He was disappointed to find the finished timbers as smooth as if they had been planed. Reference standard specifications Reference standard specifications are sometimes called compliance specifications, since the contractor should comply with the specified standard. Trade associations, institutions and governments publish standards to bring about consistent standards (see also Chapter 3).
Depending on the performance standard set, a range of different manufacturers’ bricks may satisfy the required performance. This leaves the choice of product to the contractor and is popular in contractor led procurement routes because it gives the contractor flexibility over product selection. Whether or not the contractor chooses Ibstock’s Red Rustic (or whatever else the designer may have had in mind) will depend to a certain extent on how tightly the performance requirements have been written.
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