Derbyshire: We must raise quality of projects above 'barely legal'

Ben Derbyshire

RIBA president warns professions to leave their silos or die

Architects and the wider construction industry must raise their game immediately when it comes to quality, the RIBA president urged today.

The professions face an existential threat if they do not step out of their stubborn professional silos and work together – and at the same time society faces enormous global challenges, Ben Derbyshire told the Futurebuild conference.

“So pushing for quality is merely enlightened self-interest,” he said. “This cannot be left to the market.” It needed to be done now not in a decade’s time, he added.

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