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I'm wanting to expose my team of young interns to great quality construction documents and how to organize a project. If I had been planning ahead I would have kept some drawing sets myself. Can anybody reccomend a good book or website or blog that covers this for commercial or healthcare architecture? Thanks for you help Gail
" A Manual of Construction Documentation"(Glenn Wiggins, AIA) is a book I found helpful.
There is a very good construction document manual by Fred Stitt that every library should have.
CSi project delivery practice guide book is suppose to teach you about such things but what i have got from it is mostly about professional roles and contracts and stuff so far. I havent gotten into the study work book yet but it is to get you ready for a construction documents exam. It is not specific to any type area but a general knowledge sort of thing there is also a book and test in contract adminstration,speicifer etc.
There re architectural guidelines in form of ebooks that you can download online. That is what I did, reading all necessary documentation in a certain field, I also got ideas from www.sunlinemesh.com it is a construction supply industry that focuses on fiberglass stucco mesh.
"If I had been planning ahead I would have kept some drawing sets myself."
An architect that doesn't keep records? LOL I wonder if that "team of young interns" is imaginary, too.
It sounds like you work in a firm that hires interns. Why not open that archived project folder, click print on that pdf file and you got yourself a full construction set in half an hour ..
but oh wait.. your firm still draws by hand and doesn't keep backups of projects?
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First thing you should teach them is to keep records of drawings....
you should set the standard...sounds like you don't know how to do it...learn cds from a book...ha! maybe you should intern for a couple years, learn how to practice before you mismanage a team and project. And on healthcare to boot. fail.
How about you try and get a few retired architects to work or volunteer a few hours a day. I learned a ton from guys over 70. construction documents are dying, all hail the last minute key note. KMK