Archtitect / Engineer / Builder
What's the Difference ?
The completion of any quality design and construction project requires the expertise of several types of industry professionals. The combined efforts of the project architect, engineer(s), and builder create spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, functional, safe, and built to last. While their end goals all revolve around efficient project delivery, these professionals take on very different roles and responsibilities throughout the process.
Lamka Enterprises Construction is a full service construction company. We have our own Architect / Engineer design team. This is known as a Design Build Contractor. The Architect, Engineer(s), and Builder all work together to design and build a project.
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The Architect Designs and Leads the Project. An architect will create the overall aesthetic and look of buildings and structures, but the design of a building involves far more than its appearance. Buildings also must be functional, safe, and economical and must suit the specific needs of the people who use them. Most importantly, they must be built with the public’s health, safety and welfare in mind
The Engineer Answers the Question “How Will the Design Work?”
Any engineers involved in a project, whether structural, mechanical, electrical, or any other discipline, work in coordination with the architect to design the project’s technical systems by applying scientific principles. Their professional education does not include abstract artistic concepts (as an architect’s would) but rather subjects related to the real-world application of systems, including extensive math and physics. They answer the question, “Will the system work as the design intends?” setting functional limits and creating parameters for the design plan.
The Builder Manages the Construction Process. As the other critical link in the project delivery team, the builder uses his technical knowledge to coordinate and complete construction. Responsible for the means and methods of delivery, they develop a well-oiled construction process. Everything from interpreting design plans, to scheduling subcontractors, to calculating quantities, costs, and sourcing of building materials, falls under the builder’s realm of responsibility