WHAT WE OFFER
Analysing problems and proposing solutions.
Technical viability studies.
PROJECT PREPARATION AND CONTRACTING
Obtain permits and licences.
Comparative analysis of budgets.
Negotiating and contracting work.
Works execution control.
Financial control of the project and budget compliance.
Monitoring compliance with health and safety regulations.
Control of quality and construction deadlines.
MANAGEMENT AFTER HANDOVER
Consultancy on services and utilities (maintenance, security, cleaning, decoration).
Contracting services and supplies.
Coordination with estate agents.
During this stage your architect will begin by preparing preliminary design sketches based on your requirements and budget to explore and illustrate possible options. The architect will review these options with you, pointing out the merits and responding to your input.
When the design concepts have been decided, the architect prepares working drawings and specifications. These are required to obtain building permits and bids, and to guide the contractor in construction.
Construction and Contract Administration
Your architect will consult with you and advise you during construction. On-site visits will determine if construction is proceeding in general accordance with the contract, and that the design, materials, and workmanship meet with acceptable standards.
This stage refines the agreed upon schematic design for a clearer definition of the scope and quality of the finished project. Further cost projections will determine how closely the design conforms to the budget expectations, or what, if any, adjustments are required.
Bidding and Negotiation
Your architect can advise you on your choice of contractor – usually done by calling for competitive bids. Your architect will help evaluate the bids and select the contractor, and prepare the contract between you and the contractor.
Substantial Performance of Construction / Occupancy Certificate
Your architect provides regular progress reports to keep you informed, authorizes staged payments to the contractor and remains involved until the project is completed.