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Analysis: Grenfell tragedy highlights architects' marginalisation


Sarah McWilliam makes some well argued points but the issues here are I think about the conflicts of interest that exist within the design and construction process and in particular how to resolve on the one hand control over cost and on the other ensure design quality. The process inevitably becomes one of confrontation and compromise but in terms of regulation and safety the buck must stop with someone with proper authority and that in my view it has to be a lead or principle designer. Generally ,but not necessarily always, this should mean an architect for conventional building projects as he / she is the one person who is central to all design decision making.

Posted date

3 August, 2017

Posted time

10:09 am


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