The emergence of diverse interests has separate the former unified role of the demand as the property’s owner, financier and prospective user hence adding complication in the construction process. To accommodate the rise of diversified role, architectural services also need to have variety in producing a better built environment. The provision of services which includes detail designs, visualizations, specifications, energy calculations, cost planning, regulations consent application, need to be accomplished by consistent and legitimate standards. Although it may seem restricted and controlled as a production, the standards helps in maintaining the level of professionalism within the institution.
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Architects ability in determining the design outcome are declining due to their inability to produce detailed design and take the risk in delivering the project. It is said that whoever bear the liability, he will control the project.
As the role of architect become insignificant in a project, other professions begin to replace and fill the vacant services. The invasion of the architect’s role should be seen as a beneficial phenomenon that can be manipulated in widening our view towards the practice.
Most traditional architectural practices failed to satisfy clients’ needs due to incompetence to accommodate to changing environments through project management, cost control system and contract administration. Therefore, entrepreneurialism and managerialism become importance in enhancing the validity and credibility of the practice in pursuit of competency proof and …show more content…
Through the development of a project, engagement with clients is crucial. Ability in providing choices regarding the project outcome in accordance to clients’ objectives and visions means better communication and better relationship with clients. The cost control also should be implemented other than considering the conventional architectural issues such as form and material selections. The basic principle in cost control that need to be known are how much is the initial construction cost and how much is the selling price for the project. Other than that, what is being neglect in most practices is the analysis of long term operations and maintenance (O&M) cost where the clients’ money will be mostly invested