The firm is able to provide a full service, depending on the need of the client. A full service consists of the following:
Stage 1 – Inception: This includes briefing the client, getting all the relevant information, research, project programme, compiling the consultant team, etc.
Stage 2 – Concept design: Line drawings or discussion plans.
Stage 3 – Design development: Finalising design and realistic 3D renderings.
Stage 4 – Documentation: This can either be municipal drawings or full technical documentation.
Stage 5 – Construction: Tender process, contract administration, quality control up to final completion of the work. The architect acts as principal agent for the client and is responsible for the coordination (Project Management) of a project.
Project Management is an option for clients if they prefer a turn-key solution. After the tender process, the JBCC (building contract) is signed between the employer and the contractor, and is managed there-after. During construction, special attention is given to:
- Time management
- Cost management
- Quality management