Stage 1 – Inception, briefing and research
  • Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with regards to:
    • the clients brief
    • the site and rights and constraints
    • budgetary constraints
    • the need for other consultants
    • project programme
    • method of contracting
Stage 2 – Concept design and viability
  • Prepare an initial design and advise on:
    • the intended space provisions and planning relationships
    • proposed materials and intended building services
    • the technical and functional characteristics of the design
  • Check for conformity of the concept with the rights of the use of the land
  • Review the anticipated costs of the project
  • Review the project programme
Stage 3 – Design development
  • Confirm the scope and complexity
  • Review the design, and consult with local and statutory authorities
  • Develop the design, construction system, materials and components
  • Incorporate and co-ordinate all services and the work of consultants
  • Review the design, costing and programme with the consultants
Stage 4.1 – Municipal approval
  • Prepare documentation required for local authority submission:
    • Co-ordinate technical documentation with the consultants and complete primary co-ordination
    • Prepare specifications for the works
    • Review the costing and programme with the consultants
    • Obtain the client’s authority, and submit documents for approval
Stage 4.2 – Tender and construction drawings
  • Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders:
    • Obtain the client’s authority to prepare documents for the procuring offers for the execution of the works
    • 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 – Construction contract management
  • Administer the building contract
  • Give possession of the site to the contractor
  • Issue construction documentation
  • Initiate¬†and/or check sub-contract design and documentation that are appropriate
  • 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 fulfill the obligations provided for in other forms of the contract
  • Issue the certificate of practical completion
  • Assist the client in obtaining the occupation certificate
Stage 6 – Close out
  • ¬†Facilitate the project close-out including the 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 have been fulfilled, the architectural professional shall issue the certificates related to contract completion
  • Provided the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings by the contractor and sub-contractors.


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