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Why we must heal the rift with the QS

It was a sad day when, on 13 May 1834, the newly formed Society of British Architects disqualified 'architect surveyors' from our profession, as the paths of designers and measurers were irretrievably set on separate and diverging courses. These activities should, of course, have remained united, for building costs are inextricably linked to design and specification: architects must therefore be centrally involved in the money process, and committed to issues of economic viability and ...

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