Do you want to know what I’m thinking? I’m thinking people don’t reveal the real source of their frustration.
When it comes to architects, we find that codes, regulations, and rules can be exasperating. Our clients get irritated and that in turn can fuel our frustration. Perhaps it is also linked to our perceived ability to easily solve problems and be viewed somewhere between a team player and hero.
I doubt we have problems with regulations and guidelines if they involve safety – of our loved ones. There is a sense of obscurity by some and a lack of confidence in being rejected (by the AHJ).
It boils down to taking the time, creating understanding and applied fairness. It also comes down to cost; people do not like to spend money on things other than ‘toys.’
What frustrates you? Be honest.
That’s my thought of the day.