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Amanda Levete: Architects have allowed project managers to ‘take over’ their role


As Paul Iddon says, nothing new here, and RIBA has done almost nothing to defend Members who have spent entire careers delivering projects on time and to budget, against the irritation of people who, with limited knowledge of the iterative and indivisible subtleties of design and construction, intervene with irrelevant questions and chivy the wrong people at the wrong time. It might soon be discovered that diluting clear lines of responsibility and making liabilities opaque and dispersed, or introducing 'value engineering' as an afterthought, can lead to horrifying tragedies with everyone, and no specific party, held to blame. An aside; this separate 'discipline' only arose in the early 90s when architects became 50% under or un-employed, and QSs' workloads collapsed to almost zero It is as inexplicable as cost control being outside (unique to the UK) the design studio where, as Kevan Shaw implies, it should be embedded from first sketches. It's not hard to include "Project Management and Cost Control" expertise on the website headings...

Posted date

11 June, 2018

Posted time

11:42 am


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