Message - Re: Who is responsible for the materials selection???

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Posted by  Fatima on November 24, 2003 at 11:51:07:

In Reply to:  Re: Who is responsible for the materials selection??? posted by Arthur on November 24, 2003 at 09:40:30:

Arthur, thank you very much for your answer.

According to it, I assume that the architect is the one making most of the decisions within the project.

However, if you don't mind, I would like to ask you some further cuestions, to check that I understood your points correctly:

-You say that clients make the "general selections" and you also state that it is the architect, in conjunction with the client, who makes the final decision as to type, stye and color. How do they interact? I.e., would it be the client the one that states from the beginning that, lets say, granite will be used? Or does he/ she chose from a ser of options / materials that the architect provides?

-In home building, according to your opnion, it is the builder who plays the "architect role", since in the USA, few architects still do homes (by the way, who signs the projects, the engineers working for the constructor?)

-When there is a developer involved (larger housing buildings, I asume) it is he / she the one playing the "client role", but it is still an architect or an engineer the one than makes the technical decisions. Is that so? What is the degree of freedom they have? Can they suggest anything as long as they do not surpass the available budget?

Thanks in advance for your kind collaboration.



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