Originally published in 1961, is the report into an investigation of the forms of organization used by local authorities of many varied types, populations and areas for the design and erection of new buildings and the maintenance of existing ones. It discusses the relations between Government departments and local authorities in the control of building design, standards and costs and the part played by Council committees in the control of building operations; it examines the division of functions between Chief Officers responsible for different aspects of building work (architects, engineers, surveyors and housing managers) and studies the use made of private architects and surveyors as well as the scope and organization of direct labour in local authority building.
Table of Contents
1. Local Authority Building and the Nation 2. Control of Building by Central Government 3. Control of Building by Council Committees 4. Chief Officers and the Division of Functions 5. The Use of Private Architects and Quantity Surveyors 6. Maintenance 7. Direct Labour 8. Contracts 9. Research and Development 10. Conclusions