The famous saying, “If we move together then success takes care of itself” is so very applicable to building and infrastructure projects. Here in the saying, ‘we’ refers to architects, structural, MEP engineers, contractors, and construction firms; and ‘moving together’ points to the coordination and collaboration required by small large or medium construction projects with multiple complexities to be delivered within short deadlines.
Dailymail, on 11th March 2015, reported about the construction of a 57 story skyscraper built in 19 days at the rate of three floors per day in China. This is what exactly what the market demands and it call for establishing collaboration and coordination amongst all the disciplines of construction: Architectural, Structural and MEP.
Importance of Coordination
No building can successfully be constructed only by considering or giving more importance to only one or two of these disciplines. All of them need to be given the same importance. Their inter-dependency holds a strong stand in the call of coordination. Say the MEP engineer cannot design the location for HVAC and slots for elevator if he doesn’t know how the structural plan is going to be.
Same way, the structural engineer cannot erect a pillar without knowing the architectural design for the building. To build the structure of appropriate strength and to serve its intended needs, the professionals from all these three disciplines need to understand each-others’ and…