Architects ‘must rethink business models’ says construction tsar

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Professionals shouldn’t be doing ‘routine automated tasks’ insists head of new Construction Innovation Hub

Architects need to be freed up to do “magnificent placemaking” rather than clocking billable hours on routine tasks, according to the man the government has tasked with transforming the construction industry. 

Keith Waller, who heads up the government-backed Construction Innovation Hub, said the industry needed to re-think its concept of value to allow practices to transform their business models.

Waller said architects, as well as other sector professionals, had to change the way they did business and place new focus on outputs and products rather than billable hours.

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