Aspects of the Relationship
Architecture specializes in spatial functionality and aesthetics of designing and developing infrastructure projects. The functionality, creativity, and feel of structures is the focus. Civil Engineering concentrates on the structural elements, emphasizing the feasibility of the construction project, strength of materials, and safety. Other distinctions between Civil Engineering and Architecture include:
- Shared leadership. While Architects and Civil Engineers work together to design a construction project, the Architect takes the lead on design, while the Civil Engineer concentrates on the physics involved in the development project.
- Blending aesthetics with safety. An Architect enhances the interior and exterior appeal of the structure, while the Civil Engineer determines strategies to ensure that the aesthetic materials are stable and safe.
- Design and work quality. The Architect designs for placement, dwelling space, facility arrangement, room, lighting, and ventilation, whereas the Civil Engineer designs to support the Architectural features, plans the ancillary components to support the development, supervise the construction, and implement the design.
- Project design and construction. While the Architect creates the aesthetic design of the project, the Civil Engineer produces it based on load calculation, foundations, grading, drainage, and utilities.
Both Architects and Civil Engineers are involved in preparing and creating a project and work together throughout the development process. They rely on the support of each other to complete the project successfully.
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