My interpreter role: Helping designers and builders speak the same language

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Laurence Reilly on his switch from contractors to an architecture practice

If you’ve worked in the industry for a few years, there’s a high chance you’ve worked with contractors who started their careers as architects. Curiously though, I’m sure you’ve met very few – if any - who have gone the other way, as I’m doing now.

Having spent 20 years working as a Design Manager for main contractors, more latterly Kier Group, I’ve recently joined architecture practice, Stride Treglown. My role is to offer some fresh perspective to the design team to help solve one of the biggest issues this industry faces – that of communication. Specifically, I mean issues of communication between architects, contractors and sub-contractors.

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