November 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm by Vincent Flanders
Your understanding of architects (Architecture — An Industry With Sucky Web Sites) is way off, which is understandable as most everyone views architects incorrectly. Sadly, us structural engineers do nothing to change that perception. Well, some of us do, but few.
“I don’t know what the deal is with architects. For an industry that depends on accuracy and stability, they seem wildly inaccurate and unstable.”
Architects don’t have much to do with accuracy and nothing to do with stability. It’s the structural engineers who provide this for them. It’s no surprise that when they attempt to provide this themselves, in say a web site, they fail miserably at it. They haven’t consulted with a structural engineer for this part of the project.
“They love, love, love, love Mystery Meat Navigation, which doesn’t make sense because they wouldn’t use this technique on their buildings.”
Yes they do love it. And, believe me they try to use it on “their” buildings. Structural engineers manage to squeeze out as much of this as they can before concrete and steel hit the site.
“When it comes to their web sites, architects seem to be one floor short of a complete building. They all need to be redesigned.”
Their buildings wouldn’t be much of a building without structural engineers as well.
I enjoyed the architect bashing. ;-)