Detail Design and Documentation

This stage generally entails the largest proportion of project hours for architects. A detailed description of the building work is put together that will form part of the contract between you and the main contractor. This includes general arrangement drawings, detail drawings, schedules (lists), specifications (written instructions) and contracts. This set of documents will be inspected by the council before they issue a building consent, and by the tenderers in preparing their competitive tender prices. Once construction begins these documents will be used to build from.

During this stage we coordinate the work of any other consultants that are involved in the project and incorporate their information into the documents.

It is important to document thoroughly to ensure a high build quality, and to maintain control over costs and design outcomes during construction.