As a design-lead building contractor and subcontractor we work with architects as much as possible. For us it means there has been extensive consideration relating to the building project, with drawings and technical briefing documentation available, before any work is undertaken.
A successful build relies on true collaboration and frequent problem-solving. RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects has their own extensive insight.
Here's a link to an article dated December 2019 on the RIBA website entitled "Top tips for architects working with contractors." Subtitled "Insight from Contractors about how architects can collaborate to produce schemes that address buildability, risk and commercial viability."
It includes tops tips from contractors as well as interviews with representatives from various major UK contractors giving their opinions on the subject.
Here's the link to the article on the RIBA website:
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