Construction Technology And Design Of Construction And The Built Environment

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Unit 5 – Construction Technology and Design in Construction and the Built Environment
Task 1 (P1, P2, P3, M1 & D1)
Describe the factors that influence the design process
There are a variety of different factors that influence the design process. The first one is the client’s needs and amount of money they have, the design has to suit the client’s needs so that the design meets what they like. Therefore the design will need to change to suit their needs. Their design needs to be suitable to the amount of money that they are willing to spend so that it is affordable, this then reduces the chance of abandoning the project. The client can influence the design by wanting the latest taste and technology however this all comes down to the cost. Secondly the more knowledge and experience that the people involved have the more chance the design process runs smoothly as everyone will understand what to do.
Another factor which links to the legality of the design is the regulations and requirements. This need to be took into consideration when the design process has begun. The design needs to meet planning regulations, building regulations and Health & Safety requirements. All of which hold constraints on the design so they need to be followed so that the building is passed by the authority.
Finally the design process is influenced by the area around where it is being built so that it meets the social and community needs and the infrastructure in that area whilst considering the…
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