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Design decisions

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Building design is a complex process involving a diverse range of skills and inputs.

A key role is considering amd balancing a wide range of often conflicting factors to achieve a building outcome that: 

  • meets client requirements
  • is aesthetically and environmentally sound
  • meets all planning and building control regulatory requirements including significant ones around durability, structural stability, fire resistance and weathertightness 
  • considers the future - climate, building use 
  • applies LCA and Code plus principles as appropriate
  • will be safe and healthy for occupants
  • can be built and effectively maintained
  • will remain serviceable after a major event. 

This publication identifies the wide range of factors that need to be considered as part of a building's design to achieve a successful long-term outcome for the client. Given the myriad of factors to be considered, it focuses on the key elements rather than getting into specific details of the relative merits of a design feature or building material or component.

Aimed primarily at designers and architects, this resource can be used as a check, particularly for those new to design and construction, to ensure all relevant design factors have been identified and considered.

Product Information
Publication date 11 June 2018
Author Trevor Pringle
Product type Book
Availability Available
Product code BK184