Our architectural services are laid out from inception to close-out. We dig deep to get everything spot on, the first time!

Below are our stages explained in detail.

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STAGE 1: INCEPTION

  • Assist in developing a clear project brief
  • Advise on the procurement rule for the project
  • Advise on rights, constraints, consents and approvals
  • Advise on the other consultants and services required
  • Assist in defining the consultant’s scope of work and services
  • Determine availability of data, drawings and plans relating to the project
  • Provide necessary information within the agreed scope of project to the other consultants
  • Assist in developing a project programme

STAGE 2: CONCEPT AND VIABILITY

  • Agree the documentation programme
  • Prepare concept design based on the client’s brief
  • Consult with the other consultants and incorporate their input
  • Discuss design concept with local authorities
  • Clarify and confirm the project space norms to optimise functional and
  • operational efficiency in terms of scale and relationships of area
  • Co-ordinate design and cost interfaces with the other consultants
  • Select general construction materials and intended finishes
  • Prepare and submit the site development plan to the local authority for
  • approval where applicable
  • Liaise, co-operate and provide necessary information to the client, and other consultants
  • Review anticipated costs of the project
  • Review project programme.

STAGE 3: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

  • Review the documentation programme with the other consultants
  • Incorporate the client’s detailed requirements into building design
  • Incorporate and co-ordinate the other consultants’ designs into building design
  • Liaise, co-operate and provide necessary information to the client, and other consultants
  • Obtain detailed project specific requirements of the local authority in order to ensure understanding thereof
  • Prepare design development drawings (including draft technical details) and outline specifications
  • Provide sufficient drawings and information to the quantity surveyor for the completion of detailed estimates of construction cost where applicable
  • Review the design, costing and programme with the other consultants
  • Confirm the scope and complexity
  • Review the design and consult with local and statutory authorities
  • Develop the design, construction system, materials and components
  • Incorporate all services and the work of consultants.

STAGE 4: DOCUMENTATION AND PROCUREMENT

  • Obtain clients authority to prepare and submit drawings to local authority for approval
  • Prepare specifications for the works and agree preambles with the quantity surveyor when applicable
  • Co-ordinate services and prepare necessary services co-ordination drawings
  • Review cost estimate with the quantity surveyor
  • Provide working drawings
  • Liaise, co-operate and provide necessary information to the other consultants
  • Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders:
  • Obtain the client’s authority to prepare documents to procure offers for the execution of the works
  • Obtain offers for the execution of the works
  • Evaluate offers and recommend on the award of the building contract
  • Prepare the contract documentation (and arrange the signing of the building contract).

STAGE 5: CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

  • Contract administration
  • Hand over the site to the contractor
  • Issue construction documentation
  • Initiate and/or check sub-contract design and documentation as appropriate
  • Inspect the works for conformity to the contract documentation
  • Administer and perform the duties and obligations assigned to the principal agent
  • Receive, comment and approve interim payment valuations
  • Witness and review all tests and mock-ups carried out both on and off site
  • Check and approve subcontract shop drawings for design intent
  • Update and issue the drawings register
  • Issue contract instructions
  • Review and comment on operations and maintenance manuals, guarantees, certificates and warranties
  • Inspect the works and issue practical completion and defects lists
  • Assist in obtaining statutory certificates.

STAGE 6: CLOSE-OUT

  • Inspect and verify rectification of defects
  • Receive, comment and approve relevant payment valuations and completion certificates
  • Prepare and/or procure operations and maintenance manuals, guarantees and warranties
  • Prepare and/or procure as-built drawings and documentation
  • Issue the works completion certificate.