Preface. Acknowledgments. Introductory Statement by The American Institute of Architects. PART 1 WHY INTEGRATE? CHAPTER 1 Introducing Integrated Practice. CHAPTER 2 What is Integrated Practice? PART 2 STRATEGIES AND METHODS OF INTEGRATED PRACTICE. CHAPTER 3 Building The Integrated Project Team. CHAPTER 4 Planning The Integrated Project. CHAPTER 5 Communication and Building Information Modeling. CHAPTER 6 Managing Risk, Uncertainty, and Change. PART 3 PUTTING IDEAS TO WORK. CHAPTER 7 Adopting Integrated Practice. CHAPTER 8 Beyond Fragmentation. CHAPTER 9 Stewardship and the Future of Integrated Practice. End Notes. Glossary. Index
George Elvin, PhD, is an associate professor in the College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. He holds both his MA in architecture and PhD in architecture with minors in construction management and structures from the University of California at Berkeley. For ten years, Elvin operated his own integrated practice in architecture.
"...be prepared to be happily astonished: George Elvin has written a concise, crisply crafted primer on interdisciplinary architectural thinking." (Architectural Record, June 2008) "Based upon 50 interviews with members of leading integrated firms, this text describes the strategies and techniques they use to ensure project success." (Book News, February 2008)