Did you know that architects are trained to supervise construction? However, this knowledge has to be developed in constant practice, since it is an external branch of Civil Engineering.
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The focus of an architect must create well-planned solutions focused on design and ergonomics, aesthetics must be a key point, because even a good design can end up being aesthetic on its own.
In some cases, the architect’s point of focus is strictly aesthetic, leaving aside the optimal habitability of the spaces, however, architecture has been gradually transformed, opposing working in a commercial way and implementing sustainable, aesthetic and functional.
According to the RAE, architecture is the art of designing and constructing buildings. A very clear and concise definition, but in order to understand contemporary construction technical processes, an architect must analyze the historical process through which humanity progressed and only then can he understand where architecture should advance.
On the other hand, civil engineering is the discipline that uses knowledge of calculation, mechanics, hydraulics and physics to be in charge of the design, construction and maintenance of the infrastructures located in the environment, including roads, railways, bridges, canals, dams, ports, airports, docks and other related constructions.
Originally, the design and construction of buildings and places were carried out by craftsmen, masons and carpenters. There was no distinction about the knowledge to build, supervise and manage a work, but thanks to time, our evolution and knowledge distinction, we have been able to separate this art into the ramifications necessary to carry out any project.
The engineers are responsible for designing the materials, systems and structures considering practicality, safety and cost, in turn, they provide feedback on the viability of the construction, and together with the architect they are in charge of reviewing the status of construction with the client in each project.
At GEG we always think about the diversity offered by civil works and architecture, taking into account teams that develop their specialty and give concrete and effective results for our clients.