This unique book uses case studies and real-life experiences to present the optimum project delivery systems in terms of contractual arrangements for a variety of building projects. This is designed to allow the reader to become aware of the evolving conditions in the practice of architecture and construction. A critical hands-on guide, this book provides practical, real-world perspective using the authors professional experience as designer, constructor, and owner for a variety of buildings with a total value of over $100 million and presents case studies based on the authors actual experiences in those three areas. And it includes several case studies that focus on leadership capabilities and the skills necessary for success in building design and construction. It also provides references to sources needed to help solve the case studies in the book, such as other reference books, contract forms, public agencies, private practitioners, and many more. Most important, it discusses the skills needed to successfully address regulatory issues and to deal with government agencies. An essential reference for every professional who designs, builds, or owns major buildings.