Turning Your Dreams Into Reality - Registered Architects Dedicated to Quality Architecture & the Final Result - Full Documentation
Roger Todd Architect
Designing and implementing a building project is a time consuming process, especially if you have high aspirations regarding the final result. Roger provides an architectural service in the true sense of the word. He is interested in the art and science of building. The fee structure is designed to enable quality architecture to be produced. Interestingly, it has been shown that competent and complete documentation can actually reduce building costs, as builders have better direction and can work more efficiently.
The full service is subdivided into a number of stages as detailed below:
SCHEMATIC DESIGN - approx 15% of the full service
This stage includes site inspection and (if required) liaison with a surveyor, survey of existing structures and site features; investigation of broad planning options; preparation of a schematic design; initial town planning consideration, and an opinion as to probable cost, in conjunction with a quantity surveyor if required.
DESIGN DEVELOPMENT - 20%
The basic diagrammatic concept developed in the Schematic Stage is fully resolved in planning and aesthetic terms, and illustrated via 3D computer modelling techniques as well as by conventional plans, sections and elevations. Preliminary engineering advice and soil testing, as well as other specialist advice, eg interior design, hydraulic, landscape architecture, may be required at this stage. Costings are updated. Final documentation is suitable for town planning submissions.
BUILDING PERMIT STAGE - 20%
Considers structural and constructional aspects, plus design refinements. Provides information sufficient for the gaining of a Council Building Permit. This stage includes liaison with a structural engineer and other consultants where required.
CONTRACT DOCUMENTATION - 15%
Involves documentation of additional details, schedules, specification, contract conditions etc in enough detail to enable competitive tendering.
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION - 30%
Involves calling and reporting on tenders; preparation and execution of the building contract; negotiations with the builder; periodic inspections and meetings on site; general "trouble shooting" and resolution of conflicts within the documentation; production of additional information as required, eg 1:50 cabinetwork details, tiling details, set out and construction details, schedule of colours & finishes, design refinements and minor variations if indicated; liaison with specialist consultants; certification of payments; administration of variations; time extensions and other contractual matters.
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QUALIFICATION DETAILSRoger's qualifications are
a Bachelor of Design Studies, and a Bachelor of Architecture, both from the University of Queensland. He was registered as an architect in 1984, and has been in private practice in Caloundra since that time.