Pay the Architects to Do It Right
I was not so convinced by the case for building commissioning as I expected to be when I began reading the article in
As an architect, I am wide open to the charge that I am simply trying to preserve traditional “turf” on the one hand, and that I am defending a professional cast that has dropped the ball of serious engagement in building design performance. There is a degree of truth to such charges, but not so much that I accept the independent building commissioner route as the most intelligent course of action for creating better buildings. Rather I think that building designers must be charged with delivering the standard of care that your article describes, and that those capable and experienced building commissioners be integrated into this design process as an integral part of design teams, and not as a caste of independent watchdogs.
Bruce Coldham, Architect
(2000, March 1). Pay the Architects to Do It Right. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/op-ed/pay-architects-do-it-right