Scope of Architectural Services
Phases in Extension, Reform and Rehabilitation Projects
If it is
necessary to build an extension or to reform or rehabilitate the
building, the project will be realized by following these steps:
- Analyses of client's needs: Review client's stated
objectives and advise on viability of the project.
of Requirements or Building Program: Set out the fundamental objectives
of the project , including the interrelation of space allocations, the
areas required for the spaces, specific materials and /or assemblies to
be used, massing, time factors, cost implications, constraints, and any
special design considerations required for the project.
evaluation study: Review the site of the project and assess the
suitability of the site to accommodate the client's project. In doing
so, take into account known site constraints, ability to support future
additions and alterations, and potential impact of proposed
developments in the vicinity of the site.
- Assist client re
survey information required: Assist client, if required, in the
engagement of a land surveyor. Coordinate with surveyor and engineering
consultants as to identification of information required from the
- Estimate of Material performance cost: Prepare an
estimate of Material performance cost. Advise client accordingly.
2. Schematic Design Phase
- Review of Program of Client's Requirements.
- Investigate Existing Conditions: Visit the Place of
Work and review characteristics of the site.
Design Documents: Based on the mutually agreed upon program of
requirements and schedule, prepare for the client's review and
approval, schematic design documents to illustrate the scale and
character of the project and how the parts of the project functionally
relate to each other.
- Estimate of Material performance cost:
Prepare and submit to the client an estimate of Material performance
cost based on current area or volume unit costs factored to anticipated
time of construction.
- Review Applicable Statutes, Codes etc.: Review
applicable statutes, regulations, codes and by-laws.
client re soils investigation information required: Assist client, if
required, in the engagement of a Geotechnical consultant. Coordinate
with Geotechnical and engineering consultants as to identification of
information required from the report.
3. Design Development Phase
- Design Development Documents: Based on the client's
schematic design documents and agreed estimate of material performance
cost , prepare for client's review and approval, design development
documents drawings and other documents appropriate to the size of the
- Update Estimate of Material Performance Cost: Prepare
and submit to the client a revised estimate of material performance
Review of Applicable Statutes, Codes etc.: Review applicable statutes,
regulations codes and by-laws as the design of the project is developed.
4. Construction Documents Phase
- Drawings and Specifications: Based on the client's
design development documents and agreed updated estimate of probable
construction cost, prepare for client's review and approval,
construction documents consisting of drawings and specifications
setting forth in detail the requirements for the construction of the
- Updated Estimate of Material performance cost: Advise
the client of any adjustments to the estimate of Material performance
cost, including adjustments indicated by changes in requirements and
general market conditions.
- Review Applicable Statutes, Codes
etc.: Review statutes, regulations, codes and by-laws applicable to the
design and, where necessary, review the same with the authorities
having jurisdiction in order that the client may apply for and obtain
consents, approvals, licences and permits necessary for the project.
5. Construction Phase. General Review.
- Supplemental Details and Instructions: Prepare and
additional documents and supplemental instructions as required for
clarification of the requirements of the contract documents.
- Requests for information (RFI's): Receive requests
for information from contractors and process accordingly.
Notices/Orders and Change Directives: Prepare drawings, specifications
and supporting data, evaluate contractor's proposals and provide other
services in connection with changes to the project.
Contractor's Proposed Substitutions: Provide services in connection
with evaluating substitutions proposed by the contractor and make
subsequent revisions to the drawings, specifications and other
documentation resulting from them.
- Record Drawings: Prepare
record drawings showing changes to the work made during construction
based on as-built drawings (marked up prints) drawings, and other data
furnished to the architect.
- Site Meetings: Preside over and
report on site meetings with contractor, major sub-contractors and
consultants, where appropriate, to review the progress of the Work.
- General Review: Provide general review services.
& Testing Services: Observe the contractor's performance in
inspection and testing companies perform services as required by the
construction contract, receive and review their reports and report to
- Contract Documentation Interpretation: Documents
provide for the architect to be the interpreter of the construction
documents in the first instance. Review documents and respond to
questions of interpretation of document requirements in conjunction
with the stated hierarchy in construction contract documents.
Performance Certification: As payment certifier, prepare and issue the
statement of completion according with R.D. 462/1971.
6. Project Close Out
At the end of construction
provide services for the takeover of the project by the client.