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Architecture engineering


The construction industry is a complex and fragmented industry comprised of a wide range of participants. This study examines the roles of principle participants in the process, and focusses on the role of the client, the contracting organisation, the architect and design and management professionals including the quantity surveyor. Other parties who are indirectly involved in the industry including the regulatory authorities, the wider property sector and end users are commented upon, but are not examined in great detail. The study has identified that effective teamwork is crucial to successfully achieving the goals of delivering the project safely, to the specified quality standards, on time and within budget.

The study is intended as a resource for Irish students undertaking undergraduate and conversion masters courses in quantity surveying and construction management related disciplines.


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