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As an Architect, the following services are rendered:

Stage 1: Inception

  • Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with regards to:
  • The clients brief
  • The site and rights and constraints
  • Budgetary constraints
  • Project program
  • Methods of contracting

Stage 2: Concept and Viability

  • Prepare an initial design and advise on:
  • The intended space provisions and planning relationships, proposed materials and intended building services.
  • The technical and functional characteristics of the design.
  • Inspect the conformity of the concept with the rights to use of the land.
  • Review the anticipated costs of the project.
  • Review the project programme

Stage 3:

  • Design Development
  • 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 the services and the work of consultants
  • Review the design, costing and program with the consultants

Stage 4:

  1. Documentation and procurement. Prepare documentation sufficient for local authority submission: co-ordinate technical documentation with the consultants and complete primary co-ordination. Prepare specifications for the work. Review costing and program with the consultants. Obtain client’s authority and submit documents for approval.
  1. Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders. Prepare documents to precure offers for the execution of works. Obtain offers, evaluate and recommend. Prepare contract document and arrange signing thereof.

Stage 5:

  • Contract Administration.
  • Hand over site. Issue construction documentation, inspect the works, administer and duties of the Principle Agent, assist client in obtaining the occupational certificate.

Stage 6:

  • Close out.
  • Complete the project close out and handover. Issue the certificates related to contract completion. Provide client wit as-built drawings and contractual undertakings by the contractor and sub-contractors.