Full Architectural Service – (6 Stages):

Stage 1: Inception

Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with regard to:

  • The clients brief
  • The site and rights and constraints
  • Budgetary constraints
  • The need for consultants
  • Project programme
  • Methods of contracting

Stage 2: Concept and Viability

Prepare the initial design and advise the client on the following:

  • The intended space provisions and planning relationships
  • Proposed materials and intended building services
  • The technical and functional characteristics of the design
  • Check for conformity of the concept with the rights to the 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 the local and statutory authorities
  • Develop the design, construction system, materials and components
  • Incorporate all services and the work of consultants
  • Review the design, costing and programme with the consultants

Stage 4: 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 works
  • Review the costing and programme with the consultants
  • Obtain the clients authority and submit documents for approval

Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders:

  • Obtain the clients 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:

  • 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 in the JBCC building agreements, or fulfil the obligations provided for in other forms of contract
  • Issue the certificate of practical completion
  • Assist the client to obtain the occupation certificate

Stage 6: Close Out

Fulfil and complete the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to facilitate the effective completion, handover and operation of the project

After the contractor’s obligations with respect to the building contract are fulfilled, the architect shall issue the certificate related to contract completion

Provide the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings by the contractor and sub-contractors.

Limited Architectural Services:

The standard full architectural service is also available in varying limited service options depending on client and project requirements. The 6 stage full architectural service can be adapted to suit the client/project requirements by omitting certain services. The fee for a limited service is considerably less than for a full service.


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