The Design Professional's Role During Construction

Architects, designers, and even home inspectors may be employed to oversee the construction process. This role can be written into the contracts and follow a scheduled and written process. For example, an architect may meet with the builder once a week. Alternatively, the owner may want to bring in an outside expert at critical points in the construction or as the need arises.

No matter which process is chosen, it is important that at the onset of construction all concerned parties understand their roles and the lines of communications.