Architectural Drafting Services : Necessity for Coordination amongst Stakeholders (continued 4)
Architectural Drafting Services are like a machine whose parts should be in perfect harmony with one another if it is to function perfectly. Even if there is the minutest of confusion or lack of cohesion amongst various members of the architectural drafting services during the design process, the whole exercise could go horribly wrong and each party could end up accusing others for the debacle. We have been recounting such episodes where miscommunications or misinterpretations led to errors that proved costly to both the clients and the designers and marred the quality of the end product. Here is another such incident:
Sarabhai and associates had bagged a prestigious project for designing a multi-storied shopping-cum-office complex and the architectural drafting services worked day and night to prepare the working drawings. The drawings were subsequently issued to the building contractors who were raring to go as this project was being touted as the “Pride of the town” by the owners and the media alike. For a few days everything went well and the construction work was going on smoothly. Just then the eldest son of the owner, who was away on a business trip, came back and felt that he had a few suggestions to make. A meeting was arranged between the owners and the architectural drafting services team and the owner’s son put forth his suggestions. Though the suggestions seemed minor in nature, they actually meant that some major changes were required in the working drawings. The architectural drafting services team head vikram called the contractors and asked them to stop the work till the revised drawings were issued to them. These were major revisions and needed time, but the owners and contractors were both in a hurry to complete the project, and as a result the construction started again after only two days and there was confusion all around when the revised drawings finally arrived. The structure now required major changes and nobody was ready to take the blame upon themselves. The blame game began as contractors blamed the architectural drafting services, who in turn accused the contractors and the owners and the owners complained that the architectural drafting services didn’t issue the drawings on time. Everybody ended up being a loser due to the lack of coordination among st the stakeholders.
We will recount some more real-life stories in our future posts to highlight the absolute necessity for a perfect coordination amongst the members during the design process.