Architectural Workstages

Work Stage 1:  Inception – Appraisal and Project Definition

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

  • The client’s brief.
  • The site and property rights and constraints.
  • Budgetary constraints.
  • The need for professional consultants.
  • Project program.
  • Methods of contracting.

Work Stage 2:  Design Concept and Viability 

Prepare and 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.
  • Check for conformity of the concept with the property rights to the use of the land.
  • Review the anticipated costs of the project.
  • Review the project program.

Work Stage 3:  Design Development 

Develop the conceptual design further by:

  • Confirmation of the scope and complexity of the design.
  • Review the design and consult with local and statutory authorities.
  • Develop the design, construction system, materials and components.
  • Incorporate and co-ordinate all services and the work of consultants.
  • Review the design, costing and program with the consultants.

Work Stage 4.1:  Council Documentation and Approvals 

Prepare documentation sufficient for local authority submissions:

  • Co-ordinate technical documentation with the consultants and complete primary co-ordination.
  • Prepare specifications for the works.
  • Review the costing and program with the consultants.
  • Obtain the client’s authority and submit documents for building approval. 

Work Stage 4.2:  Construction Documentation and Procurement 

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 the signing of the building contract)

Work Stage 5:  Construction and Site Inspection 

Administer the Building Contract by:

  • 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 principle 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.

Work Stage 6:  Close Out 

  • Facilitate the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to effect completion, handover and operation of the project.
  • After the contractors obligations with respect to the building contract are fulfilled, the architect shall issue the certificates related to contract completion.
  • Provide the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings by the contractor and sub-contractors.