A Typical Process of a New build or Additions Project

Stage 1: Inception

Receive, appraise and report on the client's requirements with regards to:

  • Client's Brief

  • Site, Rights and Constraints

  • Budgetary Constraints

  • Need for Consultants

  • Project Program

  • Methods of Contracting

Stage 2: Concept Design and Viability

Prepare an initial design and advise on:

  • Intended space provisions and planning relationships

  • Proposed materials and intended building services

  • Technical and functional characteristics of the design

Check the concept against the rights to the use of the land

Review anticipated costs of the project

Review the project program

Stage 3: Design Development

  • Confirm project scope and complexity

  • Consult with local and statutory authorities on the design

  • Develop the design, construction system and materials

  • Incorporate and co-ordinate all services of consultants

  • Review the design, costing and programme with the consultants

Stage 4.1: Submission to Concern Authorities

Prepare documentation required for local authority submission:

  • Co-ordinate technical documentation with the consultants

  • Prepare specifications for the works

  • Review the costing and programme with the consultants

  • Submit the documents for approval

Stage 4.2: Construction Documentation

Complete Construction drawings and proceed to call for tenders:

  • Obtain offers for the execution of the works

  • Evaluate offers and recommend on awarding the building contract

  • Prepare the contract documentation and arrange the signing of the building contract

Stage 5: Overseeing 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

  • 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 other forms of the contract

  • Issue the practical completion

  • Assist the client in obtaining the occupation certificate

Stage 6: Close Out

  • Facilitate project close-out including preparation of the necessary documentation to effect completion, handover and operation of the project.

  • When the contractor's obligations with respect to the building contract has been 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.