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Comprehensive Architectural Services refers to the range of professional services
that covers Pre-design Services, Regular Design Services, Specialized Architectural
Services, Construction Services and Post-Construction Services.
In this extended dimension, the Architect is the prime professional. He functions as
creator, author, and coordinator of the building design which becomes the basis for
the construction of a project. In order for him to be able to properly assist and serve
his Client, the Architect has to be knowledgeable in other fields in addition to
building design.
The Architect is not expected to perform all the services. Rather, he is to act as the
agent of the Client in procuring and coordinating the necessary services required by
a project.

A. Pre-Design Services (SPP Document 201)
1. Consultation
2. Pre-Feasibility Studies
3. Feasibility Studies
4. Site Selection and Analysis
5. Site Utilization and Land-Use Studies
6. Architectural Research
7. Architectural Programming
8. Space Planning
9. Space Management Studies
10. Value Management
11. Design Brief Preparation
12. Promotional Services
B. Regular Design Services (SPP Document 202)

Project Definition Phase
Schematic Design Phase
Design Development Phase
Contract Documents Phase
Bidding or Negotiation Phase
Construction Phase

Subdivision Planning and Urban Design) 6. Preliminary Services 16. Specialized Architectural Services (SPP Document 203) 1. Building Environmental Certification 13. Architectural Research Methods 20. Dispute Avoidance and Resolution 19. Special Building/ Facility Planning and Design 21. 5. Architectural Interiors (AI) Acoustic DesignArchitectural Lighting Layout and Design Site Development Planning (SDP) Site and Physical Planning Services (including Master Development Planning. Post-Design Services (including Construction Management Services) 18. 2. Building Systems Design 10. Contract Documentation and Review 17. Construction Management Services (SPP Document 204B) E. 4. Forensic Architecture 14. 3. Comprehensive Development Planning (CDP) 7. Historic and Cultural Heritage Conservation and Planning 8. Building and Facilities Administration 2. Post-Construction Services (SPP Document 205) 1. Post-Construction Evaluation .C. Fulltime Supervision Services (SPP Document 204-A) 2. Building Appraisal 15. Construction Services 1. Facilities Maintenance Support 11. Management of Architectural Practices D. Building Components 22. Security Evaluation and Planning 9. Building Testing and Commissioning 12.

PRE-DESIGN SERVICES • Facilities Programming • Feasibility Studies • Existing Site and Facilities Analysis • Traffic and Parking Studies • Existing Equipment and Furniture Inventories • Energy Analysis • Master Programming and Planning • Environmental Studies • Space Schematics/Flow Diagrams • Marketing Studies • Financial Analysis • Project Financing • Advisor for Architectural Competitions • Preparation of Proposal Call Documents POST-CONSTRUCTION SERVICES • Commissioning Services • Post-occupancy Studies • Maintenance and Operational Programming . The Architect’s services include Consultant Coordination required to integrate all parts of the services. the Architect’s employees. mechanical and electrical engineering services by professional engineers when these Consultants are engaged by the Architect. They include the provision of normal structural.INTERNATIONAL STUDY COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES OF AN ARCHITECT IN CANADA The Architect’s services consist of those services performed by the Architect. and the Architect’s Consultants set forth herein and any other services.

• Building Maintenance Manuals • Post-occupancy Evaluation SITE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES • Site Analysis and Selection • Site Development Planning / Site Plan Agreement • Detailed Site Utilization Studies • On-site Utility Studies • Off-site Utility Studies • Environmental Studies and Reports • Zoning and Land Use Amendments • Geotechnical Engineering • Site Surveying • Legal Survey • Landscape Design MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS TESTING • Procurement of Testing Services • Review and Analysis of Testing INTERIOR DESIGN AND DESIGN SERVICES • Space Planning • Adaption of Mechanical and Electrical Systems and other Systems to Tenant Needs • Preparation of Furnishing Requirements • Bidding or Purchasing Procedures for Furniture • Furniture and Equipment Selection and Layout • Special Furnishings Design • Tenant-related Services .

and Colours • Procurement of Furniture • Coordination of Installation and Delivery of Furniture • Design of Interior and Exterior Signage and Symbols • Selection or Acquisition of Fine Arts or Crafts • Graphic Design • Documentation of Requirements and Procurement of Graphics Work PROJECT ADMINISTRATION AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES • Project Administration • Disciplines Coordination/Document Checking • Consulting with and Review and Approval of Authorities • Submittal Services • Owner-supplied Data Coordination • Schedule Development/Monitoring • Testing and Inspection Administration • Project Representation • Supplemental Documentation • Administration of Multiple Contracts • Detailed Cost Estimates and Quantity Surveys • Value Analysis or Value Engineering • Life Cycle Cost Analysis • Coordination of Mock-ups • Facility Management PROMOTION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS • Preparation of Press Releases • Preparation of Promotional Brochures . Finishes.• Interior Partition Location • Furniture and Finishing Specifications • Selection of Interior Materials.

Equipment or Furnishings ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION • Historic Building Documentation • Heritage Conservation District Studies • Conservation Reports URBAN DESIGN • Streetscape Design • Drafting of Zoning Bylaws and Regulations • Shadow Studies • Urban Design Studies • Wind Studies .• Presentations at Public Meetings • Preparation of Leasing Material • Computer Presentations DOCUMENTATION SERVICES • Preparation of Special Certificates and Letters of Assurance • Certified Area Calculations • Record Drawings and Computer Files • Preparation of Measured Drawings • Building Inspection and Reporting • Aerial Site Photography • Still Photography of Existing Conditions • Periscope Photography of Models • Presentation Photography of Renderings or Models • Construction Progress Photographs • Architectural Photography of Completed Building or Site • Videotaping • Inventories of Materials.

scoping and feasibility work  Building design  Documentation of building projects  Procurement of building services  Contract administration  Oversight of building works  Post-occupancy evaluation  Other design services (e. urban design. including project management and strategic planning  Training and education (e. committees and juries) COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES OF AN ARCHITECT IN BRITISH COLOMBIA PRE-CONTRACT PHASE: ACTIVITIES SCOPE  Determine if other architects are or were involved with the project. ownership and use of design .• Land Use Studies • Transportation Studies COMPREHENSIVE AUSTRALIA SERVICES OF AN ARCHITECT IN The range of roles undertaken by practising architects is wide and can include:  Pre-design. boards. landscape architecture)  Consultancy work. interior design.g. adjunct and sessional university teaching)  Service to the profession (e.g.g.  Address issues pertaining to copyright.

 Discuss required professional (architectural and other) services. specialist consultant services and related fees and expenses.  Discuss appropriate type of professional services agreement. or − Open bidding c) Construction Management d) Design-build e) P3 f) Standard Forms of Contract  Discuss potential requirements of authorities having jurisdiction  Discuss basic consultant team services. stipulated sum package. size.  Discuss client’s budget. Temporary Licence. including competence. or − Invited bidders. business licence. availability.  Discuss such possible methods or aspects of construction delivery as: a) Single bid. and • special considerations. MAIBC. . relationship to the project and resources together with likely hard (construction) and soft costs.)  Discuss such factors affecting project viability as: • Zoning/development approval • financing (client solvency.  Verify ability to provide professional services. or b) Direct selection by the client.and documents.g.. professional liability insurance requirements and licensing (e. Certificate of Practice. scope and complexity of project. resources. credits (acknowledgement) and liability  Determine broadly and to the extent feasible type. external funding) • economics (project feasibility) • social or community groups • environmental impact • heritage designation.

 Advise the client to assess and report on environmental issues applicable to the site.  Assemble and review applicable requirements of Authorities Having Jurisdiction (e. project time schedule.  Discuss professional fees. geotechnical consulting. such as those for legal surveys. models.  Assist the client in obtaining proposals for investigation and testing of the site. inspection and testing.  Discuss professional liability insurance coverage requirements and who provides policy. SCHEMATIC DESIGN PHASE: SERVICE SCOPE  Obtain the client’s project brief and program of requirements. disclose architect’s coverage  Discuss compatibility of construction budget. reimbursable expenses and mechanisms for invoicing and payment. if needed for proper execution of the work. and request as needed. a broad. • Topographic survey. (cf.g.  Develop.. AIBC Bulletins 66 and 67)  Assure client’s understanding and acceptance of terms of engagement. probable project schedule. site plan control. project program and site. with the client and consultants.  Execute the agreement. such site information as: • Legal survey. applicable zoning or land use. Discuss miscellaneous fees and costs paid directly by client. including completion dates for each phase of the project for which the architect is engaged  Discuss with the client the requirements for. and • Geotechnical investigation and report. and code requirements) and assist the client to obtain approvals where applicable.  Prepare client-architect agreement and forward to the client for review. .

and bidding and contract .  Prepare construction documents in compliance with applicable codes and regulations including. • Elevations. equipment) to be addressed during the construction documents phase. • Specifications and • Schedules.  Review program of requirements and characteristics of the site with client to determine if construction budget and program are compatible. Confirm understanding of preliminary space requirements and data using the client’s program of requirements.  Review alternate project delivery and construction contract options.  Provide a statement of probable construction cost based on current area and/or volume unit prices.  Assist client with submissions (if and as applicable) and process for approval by authorities having jurisdiction. coordinate with consultants as required.  Review alternate schematic design approaches in reference to the construction budget and project schedule with client.  Review with client need for additional consultants.  Submit schematic design documents to the client.g. Assist client to establish contractual relationships as appropriate. • Notes/dimensions.  Obtain the client’s instructions and advise client regarding project delivery method. • Details. construction contracts. review any additional client requirements (e. as appropriate: • Site Plan.  Consider structural and building services systems to be used in the project. • Sections. CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS PHASE: SERVICE SCOPE  Upon client approval of the design development documents and statement of probable construction cost. • Plans.  Obtain the client’s instructions regarding construction insurance and surety bonds.

award procedures. and (as the coordinating registered professional). ensure consultants do likewise. CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT PHASE: SERVICE SCOPE  Assist and advise the client in obtaining bids or negotiated proposals.  Determine items of work to be furnished by the client. specifications. including signed and sealed drawings and specifications.. accuracy and cross-coordination with consultants’ work.  Check completed documents for coordination.  Advise the client of any adjustments to the statement of probable construction cost  Submit drawings and specifications to client for review and approval.g.  Analyze bids or negotiated proposals.  Advise the client on selection and implications of alternatives as . letters of assurance) required by legislation/regulations for development/building permits. coordinating all consultants’ input.  Sign and seal drawings. and other documents (e. assist client to confirm its understanding.  Assist client in their application for a building permit.  Prepare and issue addenda as necessary. compliance with client’s program.  Obtain the client’s instructions for phased occupancy or other special requirements. Revise own documents as required and direct consultants to do the same for their aspects of the project. or not to be included in the construction contract(s) documents.  Review construction documents in reference to construction budget with client.  Record bid document inquiries received and answers provided.

the client and/or the client’s representative. samples and other submittals..  Obtain and review the contractor’s construction schedule at onset of construction phase. Arrange for distribution of reports through proper channels. CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION PHASE: SERVICE SCOPE  Request and receive such post-bid information/submittals as: • Performance bond. coordinate results.  Assist the client and contractor in award. as appropriate.  Coordinate field reviews and other services of consultants and direct findings through proper channels for action or review. consultants).  Establish requirements for testing and inspection of specific materials and work by inspection and testing companies. for general compliance of construction with building permit documents. and • Workers compensation certificates. Instruct the consultants to review as appropriate. preparation and execution of the construction contract.  Obtain and review the contractor’s updated schedules and advise the client of potential revisions to date of substantial performance . contractors.  Review shop drawings. obtain and review contractor’s schedule of values.  Sign and seal applicable letters of assurance. 5. for action if necessary.  Review actual colour and finish selections (for code compliance).e. • Labour and material payment bond.  Render impartial findings on interpretation of contract documents.  Establish and or advice regarding lines of communication between all parties concerned (i. • Insurance certificates.applicable.3 As the payment certifier.

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