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contracted work. • cost checks where appropriate • advise where appropriate on the CDM regulations • prepare and submit Building Regulations Application and any other statutory requirements • negotiate as necessary on the latter.

 

Work Stage F & G: Prepare production information

• Drawings, schedules & specification, provide information to the Quantity Surveyor (if used) for bills of quantities. • complete information to enable contractors to tender.

 

Work Stage H & J: Tender Action & Project Planning:

• Advise on a list of tenderers • issue tender documents to agreed list of contractors • receive tenders (with client presence if required), advise on results and contractor appointment • OR arrange a price to be negotiated with one contractor. •prepare the building contract and arrange signatures.

Work Stage K: Operations on site:

• Administer the terms of the building contract during work on site • visit the site at intervals to inspect the progress and quality of the work • make periodic financial reports to the client including any cost variations.

 

Work Stage L: Operations on site:

• Administer the terms of the contract related to completion of the work • give general guidance on maintenance • provide record drawings as required.

 

Although the full service has benefits in continuity and consistent quality, you may wish to engage an architect for only part of the above. We will apportion our fee accordingly.

AN ARCHITECT'S WORK THROUGH ALL STAGES OF THE PROJECT:

 

Work Stage A: Inception

• develop the brief in consultation with the client (yourself) • report feasibility, including budget • give advice on how to proceed • visit the site and give initial appraisal • advise on the need for other consultants and the scope of their services • advise on the need for any specialist work.

 

Work Stage B: Feasibility

• Carry out any studies which may be needed to establish feasibility • review alternative design and construction approaches and cost implications •advise on statutory approvals needed, including health & safety • outline a timetable for the project (Site survey NOT included, can be costed in or carried out by others)

 

Work Stage C: Outline Proposals

• prepare outline (sketch) proposals for preliminary approval

 

Work Stage D: Scheme Design

• develop a scheme design following discussions around stage C • liaise with any other consultants and advise where their work affects programme & budget • enable agreements over spatial arrangement, materials and appearance • prepare and submit a planning application (note no guarantees can be given that this can be obtained).

 

Work Stage E: Detail Design

• finalise detail design including co-ordination with other consultants and suppliers and integration of materials & sub

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