Design and Procurement
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Design and Procurement book
More so than other forms of construction, the issues around design and procurement discussed are closely interrelated with Cross laminated timber use, due in part to the relative inexperience of the industry, from consultants to contractors, an expanding supply chain and associated issues of technical uncertainty and risk. The coordination of detailed engineering strategies with the architectural model is fundamental, as is optimising the design for manufacture. This will inform the cost and reduce subsequent risks, particularly when design responsibilities for such elements may change to suit a building contract. Design and coordination responsibilities for all pre-manufactured elements will need to be revisited, allowing sufficient time when working back from the information required for panel manufacturing. Any design responsibility matrix should be reviewed and all parties should agree that unless exceptions are defined, and then carefully managed, the scheme for construction is frozen at this stage.