Communicating the financial needs of your project to the people of your church and successfully gaining their financial support is one part of the process. The success of any building project hinges on Finance.
2. The Architectural Contract
The contract will include the extent of the services to be provided, the fee arrangements and a listing of all parties involved in the contract.
3. Establishing Scope of Work
Our Scope of Work will outline:
Includes an updated Site Plan, information from the Program Master Plan and Space Utilization Study; a Floor Plan with Exterior Elevations; may include Interior Elevations or Building Sections; a color artist's rendering of the building exterior; a Master Plan & Future Building program booklet. The Schematic Design, booklet and rendering are generally used in the fund-raising process.
After the initial round of approvals, AAA continues to develop the design in more detail to include building sections, wall sections and construction detail. Engineers are engaged to begin the structural, civil, mechanical, plumbing and electrical design. Interior design concepts are begun with color and finish selections being made. Audio/Visual/Lighting consultants are also engaged at this time.
6. Construction Documents
During this phase, all working drawings and specifications are completed and the pricing/build-out of the project is completed. Engineering and architectural plans are coordinated and finalized. The interior design plans are completed.
7. Bidding and Negotiation
The bid process for the project is completed through one of several methods: through invited contractors only; to a specified contractor only; or in a public bid.
8. Construction Administration
Mr. Adams visits the job site on a regular basis during this phase to monitor the quality and progress of the work and to report observed deviations from the contract drawings and specifications. He and the other project partners review and make recommendations on change orders, shop drawings, sample submittals and applications for payment. He acts as the client liaison and point of contact with the contractor and provides a complete final inspection at completion. At that time, a certificate of Substantial Completion is prepared and delivered to the client.
The firm will continue to be available after occupancy commences, and will continue to act as an intermediary with the contractor during the warranty period. They are available to provide on-site inspections one month prior to the warranty expiration date.