S. ADAMS Curtins Consulting Engineers

The designer has a positive role to play in achieving good workmanship, it is not sufficient to bemoan the disappearance of the traditional craftsman. The designer has it in his power to set a task which cannot be built properly, no matter what the trademen’s skill. Some structures are easier to build than others. Based on work carried out for the Construction Industry Research and Information Association guidelines are presented on the factors which lead to good Buildability, and the effect this can have on workmanship.