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Range of Services.

- Design Only

- Design Documentation, Local Authorities Approval, Site Supervision.

- Design & Build

All the above represents a ‘design and build’ one-stop solution for you.

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Details of our Basic Services.

Chin Architect, the consulting architect, will render the following:

   (a)     Schematic Design Phase

                  This phase comprises the following:-

                          (i)     taking of instructions from the Client to ascertain the requirements and constraints of the Work;


                          (ii)    preparing preliminary sketch designs to interpret the design brief;

                      (iii)  Developing the sketch designs to a stage sufficient to enable applications to be made for planning approval or approval in principle in connection with any specific by-law;

                          (iv)  preparing preliminary estimates of the probable construction cost based on current area volume or other unit costs; and

                          (v)   where applicable, submitting the drawings to relevant approving authorities for either town planning approval or approval in principle.

   (b)    Design Development Phase

This phase comprises the following:-


(i)    upon the approval of the proposals by the relevant approving authority or the Government, developing schematic design drawings to a stage to enable other independent consultants to commence detailed design work;


(ii)   preparing working drawings and submitting the same together with necessary particulars to the relevant approving authority to obtain the statutory building approval;

(iii)   updating of preliminary estimates of construction costs; and

(iv)   preparing a probable construction schedule and submitting the same to the Client for its approval.

  (c)    Contract Documentation Phase

                  This phase comprises the following:-

(i)     upon the approval by the Client of the updated estimates of construction cost and probable construction schedule, preparing and finalizing drawings, specifications and other particulars necessary for the preparation of the bills of quantities by a quantity surveyor;


(ii)     preparing all documents necessary for obtaining competitive tenders for the work;

(iii)   pre-qualification of contractors;

(iv)   inviting, on behalf of the Client, tenders for the work or collaborating with the quantity surveyor engaged by the Government to do so;

(v)     Evaluating the results of the tender including the merits of alternative tenders and submitting a report and recommendation to the Client;

(vi)   awarding the Contract on behalf of the Client; and

(vii) preparing the Contract either alone or in collaboration with other consultants appointed by the Government for the documents to be signed by the Government and the Contractor.

   (d)    Contract Administration and Supervision Phase

                  This phase comprises the following:-


                          (i)     performing all the functions conferred upon the Consulting Architect under the terms of the Contract;

                          (ii)    providing all information and the issuing of instructions to the Contractor to enable the Contractor to proceed with the works;


                          (iii)   examining the construction schedule to ensure that the works can reasonably be completed within the Contract period;

                         (iv)  providing periodic supervision of the forks so as to ensure that the Works are being executed in accordance with the Contract and to enable the Consulting Architect to certify the completion of the various stages of the works and issue the necessary certificates in respect of the Works in order to apply for a certificate of fitness for occupation from the relevant approving authority;

                            v.     where necessary, applying for the relevant certificate of occupancy from appropriate authority;

                          vi.   accepting the building at the various stages of completion on behalf of the Client; and providing a set of drawings showing the building as constructed and attaining for the Client the drawings of the building services

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