STANDARD SERVICES (Stages)

 

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

STAGE 1

 

INCEPTION

 

 

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

 

•the client’s brief

 

•the site and rights and constraints

 

•budgetary constraints

 

•the need for consultants

 

•project programme

 

•methods of contracting

STAGE 2

 

CONCEPT AND VIABILITY (CONCEPT DESIGN)

 

2.1 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

 

2.2 Check for conformity of the concept with the rights to the use of land.

 

2.3 Review the anticipated costs of the project.

 

2.4 Review the project programme.

STAGE 3

 

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

 

 

3.1 Confirm the scope and complexity.

 

3.2 Review the design and consult with local and statutory authorities.

 

3.3 Develop the design, construction system, materials and components.

 

3.4 Incorporate and co-ordinate all services and the work of consultants.

 

3.5 Review the design, costing and programme with the consultants.

STAGE 4

 

DOCUMENTATION AND PROCUREMENT

 

4.1 Prepare documentation sufficient for local authority submission:

 

•co-ordinate technical docu-mentation with the consultants and complete primary co-ordination

 

•prepare specifications for the works

 

•review the costing and programme with the consultants

 

•obtain the client’s authority and submit documents for approval

 

4.2 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 for the signing of the building contract.

STAGE 5

 

CONSTRUCTION

 

 

5.1 Administer the building contract.

 

5.2 Give possession of the site to the contractor.

 

5.3 Issue contract documentation.

 

5.4 Initiate and/or check sub-contract design and documentation as appropriate.

 

5.5 Inspect the works for conformity to the contract documentation.

 

5.6 Administer and perform the duties and obligations assigned to the principal agent in the JBCC building contract, or fulfil the obligations provided for in other forms of contract

 

5.7 Issue the certificate of practical completion

 

5.8 Assist the client to obtain the occupation certificate

STAGE 6

 

CLOSE OUT

 

 

6.1 Facilitate the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to effect completion, handover and operation of the project.

 

6.2 After the contractor’s obligations with respect to the building contract are fulfilled, the architectural professional shall issue the certificates related to contract completion.

 

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