3. Standard Services

The standard services for which the firm is responsible are set out below:

STAGE 1: APPRAISAL AND DEFINITION OF THE PROJECT
Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with particular regard to site information, planning and statutory regulations and budget

Advise the client on:

  • procedures to meet his requirements
  • the need for the appointment of consultants
  • methods of contracting

STAGE 2: DESIGN CONCEPT

Advised by any consultants appointed, prepare a design concept in broad outline showing space provisions, planning relationships and materials and services intended to be used.

Advise the client on:

  • the technical and functional characteristics of the project as proposed
  • the estimated costs in relation to the budget

  • the anticipated project programme

STAGE 3: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Develop the design concept in sufficient detail to:

  • define the construction of the building
  • spatially coordinate the work designed by consultants and specialists

  • review the design with the relevant authorities

STAGE 4: TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

Prepare construction documentation and coordinate the documentation with the work designed by consultants and specialists.

  • Obtain approval from the relevant authorities
  • Review the estimated cost of the works in relation to the budget
  • Prepare and compile documents to obtain offers for the execution of the works

STAGE 5: CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND INSPECTION

Obtain offers for the execution of the works and advise the client regarding the award of the building contract

  • Prepare construction documentation and arrange for the signing thereof
  • Administer and perform the duties assigned to the professional in the building contract
  • Provide the client with as-built drawings, certificates, relevant technical data and guarantees from suppliers on completion of the works.