Common probelms faced by an Architect or Interior Designer
Let’s look at some of the common problems faced by architects and interior designers:
Sourcing of products - It is a tough task to find the right quality products at the right price to fit the client’s expectations. Discovering products itself is a challenge because many vendors are not present online. Moreover, even when there are options to source the product, testing the product to ensure quality before the purchase is difficult. On top of this, there is no guarantee that one is able to get the best price for a given product.
Vendor selection - Vendors play a very important role in this industry. They can make or break a business. While there are lots of options in the market, it is difficult to identify reliable vendors. This requires a lot of time and effort from the product engineering team to research and find the best in the market.
Communication - Lack of communication is the common cause of errors, delays, and misunderstandings. Due to a lack of standardization in practices across the industry, it is difficult to convey the correct information on time to the vendor. Poor communication causes errors that directly affect the costs which results in the project going over budget.
Managing client expectations - Delivering successful projects involves ensuring the satisfaction of the client. One has to work closely with the client in order to meet their requirements. Usually, clients come in with specific ideas and expectations. But they’re budgets also tend to be constrained. This results in startled reactions when the actual costs to meet their expectations are discussed. Hence it is necessary to help define the end result which satisfies the client and source the best products that fit the budget.
Scheduling and time management - Meeting deadlines is important in building the client's trust. But confusing vendor responses, tracking multiple products from different vendors, unpredictable timelines for product delivery, installation delays and unreliable product quality, all affect the project deadline easily.
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