The architecture of teamwork

Summary

Traces the foundations of the need for teamwork on construction projects from the nineteenth century to the present day. Notes the influence of new construction technologies on the design hierarchy; tracing the evolution of buildings from being the product of architects to modern day buildings which are more the product of multi-disciplinary teams. Wide-span structures are regarded by the author as being typical of the engineering challenges currently faced by design teams. The author warns that the pursuit of pure engineering science, for example that driven by structural necessity, could militate against the energy and inspiration that can result from architects and engineers working in a multi-disciplinary team.

Primary Author(s): Westbury P

Source: Bldg. Serv. Environ. Engr., July 2002, vol. 25 no.10, p6.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000104046 Abs 20022392

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