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Emma Dent Coad: ‘Architects need to be accountable for their buildings’


If those involved in public procurement want architects to be accountable for their buildings, then those who procure those buildings must also be prepared to be held accountable. When public procurement prioritises transfer of all risk away from the public body onto the hands of the contractor, that accountability is subverted. Architects would like to take back control. Local authorities, other government agencies and those involved in getting a cheap job, thrown up quickly, value engineered down to the lowest common denominator, with no need for any administrative involvement or risk, prevent architects from being in control. There is a serious conflict of interest in politicians seeking to blame others, when they have all of the control.

Posted date

7 December, 2018

Posted time

10:04 am


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