Process - Stages of Design

STAGE 1: CONCEPT DESIGN

2.01 Ascertain Client's requirements, examine site constraints & potential; and prepare a design brief for Client's approval.

2.02 Prepare report on site evaluation, state of existing buildings, if any; and analysis and impact of existing and/ or proposed development on its immediate environs.

2.03 Prepare drawings and documents to enable the Client to get done the detailed survey and soil investigation at the site of the project.

2.04 Furnish report on measures required to be taken to mitigate the adverse impact, if any, of the existing and / or proposed development on its immediate environs.

2.05 Prepare conceptual designs with reference to requirements given and prepare rough estimate of cost on area basis.

 

 

STAGE 2: PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND DRAWINGS

2.06 Modify the conceptual designs incorporating required changes and prepare the preliminary drawings, sketches, study model, etc., for the Client's approval along with preliminary estimate of cost on area basis.

 

 

STAGE 3: DRAWINGS FOR CLIENT'S/ STATUTORY APPROVALS

2.07 Prepare drawings necessary for Client's/ statutory approvals and ensure compliance with codes, standards and legislation, as applicable and assist the Client in obtaining the statutory approvals thereof, if required.

 

 

STAGE 4: WORKING DRAWINGS AND TENDER DOCUMENTS

2.08 Prepare working drawings, specifications and schedule of quantities sufficient to prepare estimate of cost and tender documents including code of practice covering aspects like mode of measurement, method of payments, quality control procedures on materials & works and other conditions of contract.

 

 

STAGE 5: APPOINTMENT OF CONTRACTORS

2.09 Invite, receive and analyse tenders; advise Client on appointment of contractors.

 

 

STAGE 6: CONSTRUCTION

2.10 Prepare and issue working drawings and details for proper execution of works during construction.

2.11 Approve samples of various elements and components.

2.12 Check and approve shop drawings submitted by the contractor/ vendors.

2.13 Visit the site of work, at intervals mutually agreed upon, to inspect and evaluate the Construction Works and where necessary clarify any decision, offer interpretation of the drawings/specifications, attend conferences and meetings to ensure that the project proceeds generally in accordance with the conditions of contract and keep the Client informed and render advice on actions, if required.

2.14 In order to ensure that the work at site proceeds in accordance with the contract documents/ drawings and to exercise time and quality controls, the day-to-day supervision will be carried out by a Construction Manager (Clerk of Works/ Site Supervisor or Construction Management Agency in case of a large and complex project), who shall work under the guidance and direction of the Architect and shall be appointed and paid by the Client.

2.15 Issue Certificate of Virtual Completion of works.

 

 

STAGE 7: COMPLETION

2.16 Prepare and submit completion reports and drawings for the project as required and assist the Client in obtaining "Completion/ Occupancy Certificate" from statutory authorities, wherever required.

2.17 Issue two sets of as built drawings including services and structures.