As architect for your project, we will be your consultant and agent when so authorized. We will make available our time, talents, knowledge and experience to provide you with a facility that will meet your needs.
Our service will cover the entire building project including necessary site planning, architectural design, and structural, mechanical and electrical systems required for the total building package. We will employ consultants as necessary to meet all requirements, but will retain overall responsibility for the project.
The scope of the services is broken down into five phases as outlined in the Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, AIA Document B141, as enumerated below.
We will review and evaluate existing facilities or conditions with the owner.
We will counsel on the general plan, project design and concept.
We will prepare schematic designs to follow the functions of the owners needs and show relationships of the various functions, ranging from interior space relations to site and off- site conditions affecting the design.
We will present to the owner schematic drawings, and work with the owner in revising any requirement until all requirements have been met.
We will provide a building code review as well as federal and state guideline review and carry this review process through the entire sequence of the building process.
We will prepare an estimate of probable building cost according to the evaluations made to this point in the project and review this cost with the owner in relation to the project budget.
We will present or provide assistance in the presentation of the design development documents to appropriate committees and governing bodies or boards as necessary for approval.
We will prepare or assist the owner in preparation of necessary bidding information, forms, and conditions of the contract as a part of the final bid documents.
We will adjust previous construction cost statements as necessary to reflect changes in the requirement or conditions.
We will file or assist the owner in filing documents required for approval by governmental authorities.
Bidding or Negotiation
We will assist in the negotiation and awarding of the contract and prepare the contracts for construction.
Administration of Construction Contract
We will review and approve or reject shop drawings and contractor submittals for compliance with contract documents. We will compile and turn over to the owner approved copies of all submitted products.
We will visit the site at intervals appropriate to the stage of construction and review the progress and quality of work to determine if the project is proceeding according to the contract documents. See the enclosed site visit chart for detailed schedule. We will inform the owner as to our finding at job site visits.
We will compile and coordinate samples of finishes and materials required in the buildings finishes for approval by the owner.
We will review the contractor's application for payment based on job visits to insure work has progressed to the point indicated before submission to the owner.
We will prepare field instructions and change orders for the owner's approval and execution in accordance with the contract documents.
We will conduct a final inspection to determine date of substantial completion and final completion.
In addition to basic services, additional services are often desired to enhance the projects and can be provided by our firm. These services can be established as desired or as needs arise.
Land Use Studies
Separate Bid Contracts
Soil engineers, surveyors and other related consultant services are generally employed separately by the owner but can be included under our services if desired.
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