Letter: Train architects on building sites

Last updated 12:00 11/02/2013

Relevant offers

Letters to the Editor

Gun salute a jarring commemoration Our roads are too run-down Give dolphin cash to charity Fuzzy science goals sound familiar Not up to pedestrians to watch for cyclists Don't envy clogged Auckland roads 'More roads' mantra needs a rethink Credit where it's due Land should be for all of us to enjoy Freedom of speech a valuable right

OPINION: I read that one of the reasons for the collapse of Mainzeal was the costs involved in repairing leaky buildings. It seems that others involved, such as architects, had swiftly disappeared, leaving the building firm holding the can. Yet builders only build to specifications required by architects. When I worked in Germany years ago I noticed that architecture students spent time on building sites as part of their training. I wonder if modern architects lack knowledge of the basics that could have been learned by some time on a building site with an experienced builder.

JOHN WHITTY

Aro Valley

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content