Re: Not sure the economics make sense for homeowners
Beats me why we need architects - theres enough homes been designed and built that if everyone had access to all the plans we could just pick an existing one.
When I was building a large garage the building inspector said "You'll have to pay an architect to do load bearing calculations for your roof trusses" , It was as if nobody had ever built a roof before.
I said to him "See that commercially available prefab garage that also has 6 metre trusses? They dont pay an architect evertime they sell one of those because the calculations have been done once. My trusses will be identical to those trusses , therefore MY calculations have been done"
He somewhat reluctantly agreed.