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Importance of Telephone and Computer Networking in Architectural Practice

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice

In my previous article, I discussed the method of obtaining work “By Establishing Direct Contacts and setting up Office”. Now we will move on with the discussion on the next method “Telephone and Computer Networking”.

Here is the list of different ways in which the work can be obtained:

  1. From Friends and relatives
  2. By your work
  3. By specialization
  4. By Luck
  5. By Winning architectural competition
  6. Through Chartered accountants and advocates
  7. Before setting up your practice
  8. Waiting period
  9. Setting up your office
  10. Telephone
  11. Computer Networking
  12. Regular attendance

 

Telephone

These days telephone has become a common thing. You shall arrange to have a separate number for office. Even in a small town, you shall have a separate telephone connection for your office. Through the telephone system, you are virtually well connected with the world. Even if you are working in a small town through telephone, fax, E-mail you can be in touch with consultants and clients world over.


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Importance of Regularly Attending the Office

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice

In my previous article, I discussed the method of obtaining work “Importance of Telephone and Computer Networking”. Now we will move on with the discussion on the next method “Importance of Regularly attending the Office”.

Here is the list of different ways in which the work can be obtained:

  1. From Friends and relatives
  2. By your work
  3. By specialization
  4. By Luck
  5. By Winning architectural competition
  6. Through Chartered accountants and advocates
  7. Before setting up your practice
  8. Waiting period
  9. Setting up your office
  10. Telephone
  11. Computer Networking
  12. Regular attendance

Regular attendance | Professional Practice

You must be regular in opening the office and shall be present there at the appointed time whether there is work or no work. During the office hours, there has to be someone present in the office to answer the phone calls or to receive the visitors, in case you are gone out for work. Unanswered telephone calls during office hours make a bad impression. Be particular in attending telephone messages. Electronic answering machines can replace an attendant. You can virtually run one-man office with the help of a computer. Remember regularity in work is a virtue.


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Ways to obtain work | Waiting Period in Architecture

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice

In my previous article, I discussed the method of obtaining work “Things to do before setting up Practice”. Now we will move on with the discussion on the next aspect “Waiting Period before Architect gets a grip of his profession”.

Here is the list of different ways in which the work can be obtained:

  1. From Friends and relatives
  2. By your work
  3. By specialization
  4. By Luck
  5. By Winning architectural competition
  6. Through Chartered accountants and advocates
  7. Before setting up your practice
  8. Waiting period
  9. Setting up your office
  10. Telephone
  11. Computer Networking
  12. Regular attendance

Waiting period | Guide to Professional Practice

Let us compare – only for a restricted purpose two activities namely opening of a shop and a consultant’s office. A capital is required, to be invested for a premise in both the cases. But in a case of grocer’s shop perhaps further capital is required to get the goods in the shop for sale. As compared to that let us say lesser amount is required to furnish an architect’s office.

But the first day, the shopkeeper may start collecting cash amount on his cash counter through the retail sale. That is not the case with an architect. The occasion of receipt of fees is once in a way. Let us compare medical or legal profession with that of an architect’s. No sooner the patient is examined or treated or legal advice is given, fees are collected in cash. There is no daily collection in the architect’s office.


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Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Through Chartered accountants and advocates

Ways to obtain work in Architecture | Professional Practice

In my previous article, I discussed the method of obtaining work “By Winning Architectural Competitions”. Now we will move on with the discussion on the next method “Through Chartered accountants and advocates”.

Here is the list of different ways in which the work can be obtained:

  1. From Friends and relatives
  2. By your work
  3. By specialization
  4. By Luck
  5. By Winning architectural competition
  6. Through Chartered accountants and advocates
  7. Before setting up your practice
  8. Waiting period
  9. Setting up your office
  10. Telephone
  11. Computer Networking
  12. Regular attendance

Through Chartered accountants and advocates | Professional Practice

The type of work you get from their quarter is usually in the form of writing reports on properties, preparation of measurement drawings, certifying carpet or built up areas and valuation of a property, they also give advice to make things go a little smoother, for example, if you get a certified carpet they will recommend to use a company like carpet cleaning Oahu every time you need to do a clean-up, it is important that you hire an affordable home cleaning company, you don’t want to be spending extra money for no reason. Financial Institutions like banks maintain a list of approved architects. The case is referred to the architect from the panel. Architect needs maid or cleaners to do some job in the building. Good thing is that I know a website where you can hire skilled maids, it is at https://www.kingofmaids.com/.


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