A Crisis of Quality: The Disconnect Between Design and Delivery

To improve quality and sustainability, the industry now has no choice but to overhaul its design and procurement strategies.

As an architect working on large-scale projects internationally, I’ve seen a number of adverse practices introduced over the past decades.

Two, in particular, stand out as disproportionately negative influences on design and construction quality: the practice of shrinking design programs, budgets and scope, and the rise in popularity of inappropriate procurement methodologies.

It’s no secret that decisions made early in the design process are easily implemented, and the later you leave them, the harder it becomes. Continue here

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