Saturday, February 14, 2015

Aquatic Consultant and Professional design Collaboration

Design Collaboration is a team of professionals working together in the client's best interest.

Going it Alone

Many design firms, whether they be interior designers, landscape architects, architects or self-proclaimed "designers," attempt to go it alone - for the glory.  Their egos do not allow them to ask for assistance on complex structural, hydraulic or design matters.

Instead they conceive of concepts, sell the client on the notion, then proceed to invest a lot of time and money into the plans.

Just not THAT way

Instead of hiring a watershape consultant to advise them during the conceptual development stage, they wait until the project design has been completed.  

At that point the errors of their ways, results in concepts needing to be modified to comply with various building codes, workmanship standards and industry standards.

Of course there is a lot of resistance in modifying the design.  The egos had already pitched and sold the concepts to the clients.  To now back pedal would only disgrace them and force them to admit their errors.

Conflicts arise, the client develops distrust and apprehension, egos are shattered and the plans are reworked.

Wouldn't it have been easier to collaborate as a team at the beginning of the project?  Doing it right the first time?  Developing client trust and future referrals?

Contact the author, Paolo Benedetti of Aquatic Technology Pool and Spa at: or 408-776-8220. 
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