Excellent Post If anything could help all of us in my opinion would be the architects. They are the link to the customer and they are supposed to be working to protect the customer. In our area, irrigation for just about ALL commercial projects in Design Build which blows my freaking mind. Some say better codes, but all the government does create more costs and problems. MOST new homeowners will spend 99% of their focus and money on the house and everything inside. By the time we get a chance to meet the customer, ALL we here is they are over budget. This is our area and our experience, so keep that in mind.