Great team works creates exceptional results

The construction industry has largely been a fragmented sector, with various professional teams coming together to work on a particular project and then moving onto a different project. The separation between architects, engineers, interior designers, and builders, however, leads to poor communication and coordination between the trades, which combined with incomplete specifications or underfunding can greatly hamper progress and the finished product.

When undertaking a complex, hugely expensive project such as building or renovating a home, its success is of the essence. In the building industry, success can be defined in a multitude of ways – aesthetically, technologically, functionally or financially and collaboration between different experts is the key to achieving success.

As buildings become more complex, a project’s successful execution depends on having professionals with extensive knowledge in design, structural support, finishes, codes, and building envelopes. A construction company may be able to provide some of this expertise but integrated design team collaboration between architects, interior designers, engineers, and constructors – can offer a more comprehensive view of the project. 

An architect is able to visualize a beautiful building, well the engineer will specify how it will be constructed the designer will select finishes ultimately MGB Construction will carry out the build process. The most successful projects are a total effort from all involved, the interior design, architecture, and construction need to seamlessly blend into each other, creating the best possible result. If you want to build a luxurious modern home or simply a functional one, you need your contractor to collaborate with interior designers, architects and engineers. This collaboration cannot happen in isolation – professionals working in separation in their own little bubbles only creates additional hurdles in meeting the common goal.

Construction companies most frequently collaborate with architects to ensure the functionality and durability of a building project. However, working with an engineer and a contractor early during the planning stage can provide early solutions to various questions about structure and support, saving the client both valuable time and money in the process. What’s more, if the construction company is tasked with working on a project they’re unfamiliar or uncomfortable with, this will be reflected in the end result. By collaborating with an architect or engineer in the process, any new methods and materials can be discussed in advance and the approach is likely to be more successful.

Homeowners also often struggle to understand the importance of collaboration between architects and interior designers. For most, their roles seem interchangeable. However, the line between interior design and architecture is clear to the construction industry expert, and teamwork between the two is essential for the design of an integrated building. The collaboration between an interior designer and the architect of the project can lead to increased sensitivity to the human factors and end users, which in turn leads to enhanced functionality. Buildings are created to be occupied, and an interior designer can help construction workers or architects better understand how to create spaces that are both aesthetically appealing and functional, and designed for those, who will inhabit them. In turn, by working with the architects and constructors as the project is being developed, interior designers can gain a deeper appreciation and awareness of building materials and their applications, as well as the capability of the space.

The separation in the building industry only hinders innovation and the execution of functional projects. When it comes to designing and building functional, beautiful buildings, following the Gestalt principle is of the essence: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. By collaboration, construction experts, architects, interior designers, and engineers can learn from each other and deliver a better final product. We appreciate all the architects, engineers and designers that make our process easier.