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Design Process2017-10-08T04:48:47+00:00

Your project will benefit greatly from our knowledge and experience in many varied facets of design, management and construction. We provide a service that extends well beyond preparing a set of drawings. AMBD guides you through the Design and Construction process from start to finish.

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SOME OF OUR SERVICES ARE OUTLINED BELOW FOR EACH STAGE

 

Agreement/Contract

The services to be provided by AMBD and the responsibilities of each party are set out clearly in a formal contract, referred to as the Client & Building Designer Agreement.

Preliminary Design Services

  • Assistance in developing Design Brief
  • Inspect and assess site conditions and constraints
  • Undertake preliminary analysis of Local authority regulations and requirements
  • Provide sketch, site plans, floor plans and elevations
  • Arrange and attend meetings with client, authorities, and sub-consultants
  • Obtain original title plan and any council plans
  • Set a realistic timeframe and budget for the project

Design Development Services

  • Obtain Sub-consultants quotes
  • Provide recommendations for fees and appointment of sub-consultants
  • Develop the approved Sketch design into a final design solution
  • Creating drawings including, Site Plan, Floor Plans, and preliminary sections
  • Provide schedules of material and finishes
  • Prepare Colour Schemes on request

Approval Process

  • Prepare drawings at the appropriate scale including, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Elevations and Sections and other construction details required
  • Coordinate and integrate design work of sub-consultants
  • Provide schedule of finishes and colours
  • Assess the design against the NCC (National Construction Code of Australia)
  • Assess the design against the QDC (Queensland Development Code)
  • Prepare necessary documents for planning approving if required
  • Assist client with lodging any associated applications or submit documents for building approval to either the Local Authority or private certifier

Construction Phase

  • Guidance through the building phase
  • Help select suitable builders
  • Obtain appropriate prices for construction
  • Monitor progress and standards, supervise safety on site, liaise with other specialists and oversee the construction through to successful completion.

Construction Contracts & Final Certificate

  • Assist with tender process
  • Prepare tender recommendation
  • Assess, negotiate and close preferred tenders
  • Organise contract documents for signing by both parties
  • Provide supplementary details, instructions, and information to builder
  • Coordinate sub-consultants
  • Administer any variations to the contract
  • Assess progress claims and issue progress certificates
  • Arrange and attend site meetings
  • Prepare defects lists prior to practical completion
  • Inspect rectification and issues notice of Practical completion
  • Assess the final contract account
  • Issue final certificate on completion of all defects
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