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The Content of this page is [loosely] drawn from ''Finding a Chartered Architectural Technologist & the Services they can Provide'' [Published by CIAT, undated]

 

We provide Architectural Design Services and Solutions. We are specialists in the Science of Architecture, Building Design & Construction and form the link between concept & construction.

 

We negotiate the construction project & manage the process from conception through to completion.

 

 

Project preparation & feasibility studies:

 

Initial client meetings & discussion of the design brief, budget and timescale. We can support the development of a brief to define the requirements of the works.

 

Advise on the need for independent consultants

 

Guidance on the possible & relevant types of contract & tender

 

Evaluating & advising upon the environmental & statutory requirements affecting the project

 

We prepare tentative proposals for discussion and development

 

Holding preliminary discussions with authorities and consultants

 

Design stage Risk Assessment

 

 

Architectural Design, Management & Production:

 

Preparing and presenting design proposals using CAD and traditional methods

 

Researching problems and producing & advising upon innovative design solutions

 

Preparing final scheme drawings and details

 

Submissions under the Town & Country Planning Acts

 

Managing & coordinating the design team and associated professional consultants

 

Producing, analysing and advising upon specification, materials selection and detailed design solutions in relation to performance & production criteria

 

Producing, managing, controlling and integrating design & production information

 

Submission under the Building Acts, Regulations and other statutory requirements

 

Carrying out risk assessments to an evolving design

 

Production information, drawings, schedules & specifications suitable for tender purposes

 

Leading the detailed design process & coordinating the detailed design information

 

 

Contract Procedures:

 

Inviting building contractors, specialist sub-contractors & suppliers to submit formal tenders & quotations for the works

 

Considering offers received and reporting recommendations on same

 

Preparing Contract Documents as required and arranging for their execution

 

Instructing Contractors

 

Inspection of the works from time to time, to ensure Contractors are fulfilling their obligations under the contract

 

Administering the Contract

 

Certification of applications for interim payments. Only those works in accordance with the terms of the contract are certified for payment. The Employer's liability to VAT is NOT certified and Contractors are required to make separate applications for settlement of this tax.

 

Verification of and negotiating the final certification of payment under the contract

 

 

General services throughout the process:

 

Risk assessments

 

Management & coordination of other consultants appointed to the project

 

Provision of information to support an evolving cost plan

 

 

Post construction:

 

Provision of a set of 'as built' drawings, service & maintenance manual with drawings

 

De-brief of Employer [and end users], feed back into the knowledge base

 

Appraisal of building performance in use. Produce, develop & maintain planned preventitive maintenance management information systems

 

Evaluate & advise upon refurbishment, repair, re-use, re-cycling & deconstruction of buildings

 

 

Additional Professional Services:

 

Expert Witness                          

 

Health & Safety                       

 

Party Wall Surveyor                

 

Energy Efficiency Surveyor     

 

Access Auditor                          

 

Historic Buildings Advisor        

 

Home Inspector                         

 

 

Further information is available at http://www.ciat.org.uk

 

 
 

page update: 5th February, 2011

 

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