Architectural Workstages Explained

STAGE 1: INCEPTION

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)

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
  • Check for conformity of the concept with the rights to the use of land.
  • Review the anticipated costs of the project.
  • Review the project programme.

STAGE 3: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

  • Confirm the scope and complexity.
  • 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 programme with the consultants.

STAGE 4.1: DOCUMENTATION

  • Prepare documentation sufficient for local authority submission:
  • co-ordinate technical documentation 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

STAGE 4.2: 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 for the signing of the building contract

STAGE 5: CONSTRUCTION

  • Administer the building contract.
  • Give possession of the site to the contractor.
  • Issue contract 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 principal agent in the JBCC building contract, 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

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 contractor’s obligations with respect to the building contract are fulfilled, the architectural professional 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.