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  • Writer's pictureArvind Dang

Ethical Processes in Architecture, Interior, and MEP Designs

Updated: Nov 25, 2023




Ethics encompasses moral principles and values that enable us to do the right things. Ethics include honesty, fairness, impartiality, expertise, and confidentiality. Any unethical behavior can have adverse implications for the organization.

91 Processes/818 Activities analysed in 3 Design functions


This blog supplements my first book, Ethics in the Real Estate and Hospitality Industry, published in June 2022. In the book, author analysed three design functions—architectural design, interior design, and MEP design—from an ethical perspective. If these 818 key business activities are not performed diligently and professionally, these can hurt the organisation in the form of adverse impacts.








The adverse impacts have been categorized as any one of three types below or a combination thereof and marked as ① or ② or ③

① Quality of design or quality of construction or project costs or customer satisfaction or revenue of the company as relevant.

② Statutory or regulatory compliances

③ Efficiency or effectiveness of the design process

This book contains 18 chapters and 53 supporting annexes in support of the author’s observations. In addition, there are 44 annexes, which are also posted in the website .

The links for buying books from Amazon are as under.

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Table 1-Key Design Activities in Building Design functions =545

Type of activities

Design of Architecture

Design of Interiors

Design of MEP

Combined for 3 functions

Developing Core Designs

118

​37

70

225

​Incorporating Statutory requirements in Designs & Drawings

​37

9

10

56

Developing Configuration tables for Design functions

7

7

7

21

​Developing master data tables for Design functions

5

5

5

15

Assigning access rights to each category of Designer

20

20

20

60

Developing Coding schemes for Designs & Drawings, Bills of materials, etc

9

9

9

27

Developing Key performance indicators -for Designers

11

11

11

33

Document management systems-Hard copies of Designs & Drawings

12

12

12

36

Document management systems-soft copies of Designs & drawings

12

12

12

36

SOP-Design functions

12

12

12

36

Total Design activities

243

134

168

545

Table 2-Key Supporting Activities in Building Design functions =273

​Type of activities

Design of architecture

Design of interiors

Design of MEP

Combined for 3 functions

​Risk assessment

41

41

41

123

Designer’s

traceability

11

11

11

33

Audit trails of designer’s activities

13

13

13

39

Budgeting -Design functions

9

9

9

27

MIS/Dashboard design functions

8

8

8

24

Financial approvals

9

9

9

27

Total supporting Activities

91

91

91

273

Total of all activities=818 (545+273)

A comprehensive narration of these activities and their impact is available in the handbook – “Ethics in the Real Estate and Hospitality Industry – Volume 1”

Many blogs have been written vis a vis above activities based on highlights from 18 chapters and shall be posted on the website one by one.



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