PROJECT PLANNING PHASE
Project’s ‘edge values’ form a solid basis for an Architectural Design.
Chief Designer covers plan regulations, municipal building ordinance, the plot characteristics, the intended location of the buildings, the uses and spatial programs, building method and style, materials, heating, water supply, land and water transport, etc. with both the Authorities and the Client.
• Building measurement of the possible old structures and buildings.
• Leveling of the intended building site.
• The Statement for the groundwork tells how the foundation should be build - and ensures that the intended location will not cause unexpected costs.
• A preliminary site plan (1/500 or 1/200) is to be established especially if a Change in the Local Plan or the Permission to Deviate from the Local Plan (=> markings on the plan do not change) are required.
The will of the Client is altered into Drafts.
Drafting Stage begins when it is clear that the project is consistent with the Local Plans, building order and starting points of the lot, as well as with the economic realities.
Sketching will be executed either on the basis of the Client's wishes, within a predetermined number of draft versions, or by fitting a factory made house mutatis mutandis in its place, and adding the terraces, piers, roads, waste management, and other factors.
- Sketch drawings (1: 100, or 1:50, depending on the size of the building), and
- Site plan (1/500 or 1/200 depending on the municipality).
BUILDING PERMISSION PHASE
The Drafts are developed into a Building Permission Application.
The latest draft / preliminary planning permission drawings approved by the Client are presented to the authorities, and updated following the feedback into the official Building Permission Drawings.
• Official building permit drawings (1:100 or 1:50 + site plan 1/500 or 1/200)
• Building Permit Application and its numerous Appendices are prepared by Chief Designer - and usually signed on behalf of the Client by Chief Designer by the Power of Attorney.
• The Application is signed also by the Chief Designer, the Building Designer (Architect) and Responsible Construction Director, in their own names.
• The neighbors can be heard either by the Client or the Municipality.
• Map Package and Registration of Title (max 6 months old) are ordered from the municipality.
• Building permit application drawings and appendices are left by Chief Designer.
CONTRACT DESIGN PHASE
The Building Permission is changed into a Contract Design.
- The Architect's Contract Plan (1/50), and complementing detailed designs (doors, windows, staircases, fireplaces, kitchens, sanitary facilities, etc. 1/20) are the basis for the other designers (Constructor, HVAC, Data, Interior Design, Civil Engineering, Garden Design).
- Room Cards and Description for Construction are specifying the Contract Plans, if necessary.
- Chief Designer cross-compares the Contract Plans by all designers.
- Design Meetings are to harmonize the Contract Plans when necessary.
- Contract Plans are the basis for Contract and Material Tenders, as well as for the actual construction work and quality control.
Construction Plans do change into a Building Site.
• Chief Designer participates in the Building Site Inspections and Meetings, and is responsible for the changes made to the plans during the building process, and their permitting processes, in cooperation with the Responsible Construction Director.
• Responsible Construction Director is responsible for the construction work to be executed in accordance with approved Building Plans and Contract Plans, as well as the relevant Acts, Decrees and Orders.
Construction Site becomes a Building.
Chief Designer upgrades the plans to meet the outcomes to organize archiving and takes care of the guidelines for the use of the building.