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Full Architectural Services (6 Stages)
Stage 1: Inception
- Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with regard to:
- The clients brief.
- The site and rights and constraints.
- Budgetary constraints.
- The need for consultants.
- Project programme.
- Methods of contracting.
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Stage 2: Concept and Viability
- Prepare the initial design and advise the client on the following:
- 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 the land.
- Review the anticipated costs of the project.
- Review the project programme.
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Stage 3: Design Development
- Confirm the scope and complexity.
- Review the design and consult with the 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.
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Stage 4: Documentation and Procurement
4.1 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 clients authority and submit documents for approval.
4.2 Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders:
- Obtain the clients 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.
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Stage 5: Construction
- Administer the building contract.
- Give possession of the site to the contractor.
- Issue construction documentation.
- Initiate and/or check sub-contract design and documentation that are appropriate.
- Inspect the works for conformity to the contract documentation and acceptable quality in terms of industry standards.
- 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.
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Stage 6: Close Out
- Fulfill and complete the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to facilitate the effective completion, handover and operation of the project.
- After the contractor’s obligations with respect to the building contract are fulfilled, the architect shall issue the certificate related to contract completion.
- Provide the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings by the contractor and sub-contractors.
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Partial Services and Additional Architectural Services:
The standard full architectural service is also available in varying limited service options depending on client and project requirements. The full architectural service can be adapted to suit the client/project requirements by omitting certain stages.
Additional services, not outlined above, may also be included in the scope of works and qualify for additional fees . These services may be added individually or in varying combinations, and shall be provided by prior agreement between the client and the architectural professional.
A list of these services are available on the board notice as provided by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and can be made available to you upon request. You can also view these services here.