Architectural CAD Services: Know Thy Clients (continued)
It is the constant endeavor of The AEC Associates Architectural CAD Services to turn the dreams of their clients into solid structures of bricks, concrete and steel. They strive to satisfy the needs of the clients and produce functionally superior and aesthetically beautiful buildings that bear the mark of the owner’s identity. However, if Architectural CAD Services do not know their clients, it often becomes difficult to remain on the same wavelength and the result is disastrous. We discussed in our previous post the importance of regular meetings between the design team and the client to avoid any possible confusion or misunderstanding. The discussion is continued here.
Regular discussions are vital:
Regular discussions become imperative once the design team begins conceptualizing the scheme. Just holding some initial discussions and coming up with a final design is never a good idea, it’s necessary to have regular briefings and consultations with the clients. This serves two important purposes: (1) Clients inputs help designers improve the scheme to their satisfaction and the client also stays with the design team on the progress; this enables the team to make necessary alterations before it’s too late, saving precious time and effort. (2) It gives Architectural CAD services an opportunity to know if the clients have modified their requirements or ideas; they are thus able to readjust their scheme accordingly. Regular discussions ensure that the clients remain satisfied with the progress and Architect is able to make alterations without making major changes to the design.
Lack of communication could prove costly:
Lack of communication could lead to misinterpretations, confusions and misunderstandings resulting in client dissatisfaction and loss of time, labor and finances. Having regular meetings is never a waste of time even when all the requirements are already finalized. The concept of having a meeting only when the design is more or less final, thinking that the necessary alterations can then be made according to the client feedback, might prove very costly for both parties.
Architectural CAD services should always insist on having regular discussions even if the client is reluctant in having these discussions. There could be an unsavory situation and huge monetary losses later if the client insists on scrapping the whole design or asks to make extensive changes to the scheme.