It is evident that Governments are turning to compromised means of taking guidance from vested interests in the building industry – e.g. volume builders, novation – rather than using the COVID pandemic as a circuit breaker to reconsider their approaches to building procurement. Short term “re-energising the economy” can only continue the now well established pattern of trotting out “Crook Buildings”.
The narrative goes something like this…
“architect (good for sketches) novates to a builder – builder (hassled by a project manager employed by a developer) calls for subcontractors to take responsibility for economic detailed design and delivery – subcontractor seeks quotes from trades at the lowest cost… ”
You know the rest!… sounds like the security guard issue at Quarantine Hotels….half baked!
Archicentre Australia has architects who are aware of these shortcomings and can advise clients in a dispassionate manner about what they are now faced with regarding repair and possible reconstruction.
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