The following paragraphs outline the scope of work for Design and Contract Administration Services typically offered for our previous projects.
Building Code Review:
Review all the requirements of Ontario Building Code with respect to Building Size and Construction materials, Occupant Load, Fire Separations and Fire Resistance Rating, Closures, Firestopping, Fire Compartments, Fire Suppression systems, Fire Alarm, Standpipe, Portable Fire Extinguishers, Lighting and Emergency Power, Required Exiting system, Travel Distance, Means of Egress, Corridors, Health Requirements and Barrier-free Accessibility facilities.
Preliminary Design phase:
Schematic design documents illustrate the general scope, scale and massing of the project elements in conceptual format.
During this phase; We propose site layout, building plans with respect to site topography, adjacent use and utilities, including general approach to structural, mechanical, electrical and other major system to be used.
The Schematic design phase also establish a preliminary construction budget and schedule.
Tasks generally associated with preliminary design:
1. Prepare schematic design documents: Site plan, Floor plans, Building sections and Elevations.
2. Research applicable regulations, code and by-laws and meet with permitting authorities
3. perform preliminary cost estimate
Design Development phase:
Based on the approved schematic design package, we refine and develop the design by determining more precise aspects of planning, materials and construction.
During this phase, We continue development of conceptual design documents, provide consultants with pertinent data , confer with consultants to determine major system to be used.
Tasks generally associated with design development phase:
1. Prepare design development documents including site plan showing building location and site improvements, Floor plans, all elevations, Building sections, construction details and schedules.
2. Develop preliminary specifications to identify potential materials, systems and equipments.
3. Review Architectural documents against all applicable codes and regulations.
4. Meet with permitting authorities to review and incorporate their comments into design revisions.
5. Coordinate Architectural documents with Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Landscape and other specialty consultants.
6. Perform and review detailed cost estimate and incorporate client revisions.
Construction Documents phase:
This stage concerns itself with the preparation of the Contract Documents, The Contract Document set will be composed of the Architectural working drawings and specifications to obtain building permit, prepare final cost estimates and construction bids and construct the building.
Tasks generally associated with contract documents:
1. Prepare final Architectural working drawings set which include Site plan, Floor plans, Elevations, Sections, Details and Schedules.
2. Assemble specifications, General and Supplementary Conditions, Instruction to bidders, Bid form, Construction contract, Cash allowance and other.
3. Assist client in selection of testing agencies, insurance and bonding, phasing occupancy, We will coordinate our work with that of the consultants and submit contract documents for building permit prior to the calling of tenders.
4. Determine bidding procedures, review list of potential contractors, qualification statements,
Bidding and Negotiation phase:
1. We organize bid opening, receive bid packages and open and tabulate all legitimate bids.
2. Evaluate, analyze bids and assist the owner with selection of successful bidder.
3. Notify successful bidder of acceptance and issue letter of intent.
4. assist the owner in preparation and execution of construction contract.
During this stage we will administer the construction contract between the owner and the contractor as the owner's professional advisor in interpreting the contract documents and advise the owner on contractor performance.
The architect will generally review the work progress and quality of construction and issue certificates of payment.
Tasks generally associated with contract administration phase:
1. Document management including bonds, insurance policies, permits, construction schedule.
2. Conduct periodic site visits and attend site meetings, review the shop drawings and material samples, issue the proper instructions to answer the site queries and issue the contemplated change notices, review of the contractor progress and issue of Certificates for Payment.
3. Evaluate work performed and materials supplied in relation to contractor's progress application.
4. Review application for certificate of substantial performance, release of holdback, perform site review and certify substantial performance and carry out site visit for project completion.