Sunday, February 25, 2007

BRUNEI | Climbing The Dome ...

... as Brunei is still a developing country ..... hence...the Construction Industry is one of the most important industries in Brunei ...

.... nowadays Brunei have increasing number of local professionals in the Construction Industries ..... Engineers... Architects ..... Quantity Surveyors....and the likes........ but most of the unskilled labour forces ... still... are "imported players" .....

I still remember during the "university years" ... the lecturer told us that Engineers and Architects rarely agree with each other....... and told us that the Sydney Opera House would not be erected if not because of the Engineers.... because .... the Architects just designed what ever it is in their mind .... then the Engineers would then think of how to erect that structure ..... and yet it is usually the Architects who got the name ....

... I guess it's true .... the nearest example .. Brunei ... just drive along any developing area .... look at the signboards .... the biggest one, and on top, will be the Architect..... then ... below it .. and in smaller print ... would be the Engineer .... M&E... QS ... Contractor ... etc .... sian ah ...

... but also... how to change the public perceptions ..... if there is a beautiful structure or building ... people will say .... "... wow... who is the Architect ...? " .... .

............. but if that structure collapse ... automatically .. people will say ... " ... hmmm who's the Engineer....? " ....

.... it's quite disappointed that most of the Engineers' work are buried underground .... oh well... what to do .... that's life.....

The above photo shows some workers doing finishing touches to the huge dome of the nearly completed Legislative Council Building in the capital .....

2 comments:

Rrr... said...

it's all TEAMWORK!!! i say. Why all the bitterness towards architects?

G-`FerRo said...

Huahahaha .... well at least now I know.... people are also actually reading my notes ... hehe..

btw.. no bitterness in any way towards architects lah ...

most of my friends... close friends in fact.. be it the guy.. the ladies ... are architects .... love them much ... having fun with them .... happy hours n such ... n of course ... we make fun of each others' profession.. huahaha..

so don't take it deep .... ;)