The services provided will vary according to the
project and the client’s needs and may include some or all of the following:
Complete Architectural Design Services.
Evaluation of Existing Conditions accompanied by
written reports, photographs, existing plans and recommendations. Evaluation of
the building’s existing structural condition would include survey of condition
of the building envelope; and survey of wall and floor systems, inclusive of
stairs, elevator shafts and ramps. With owner prior approval make reasonable
probes to ascertain the nature and condition of building’s existing
electro-mechanical systems which can include plumbing, sprinkler, standpipe, heating,
ventilation, and if any exist, elevators and fire alarms
Building Department searches.
In consultation with consultants review and
project consumption of fuel and electricity.
Assist the owner / developer in the identification
and selection of boring, geotechnical and other consultants as may be required
for the development of the project.
Preparation of Schematic Design drawings.
Assist owner / developer / manager in
preparation, review and or evaluation of complete written program of the
requirements of the project.
Make design recommendations.
Prepare architectural renderings under special
request by owner.
Preparation of written zoning and building code
analysis of the building including but not limited to existing and or proposed
space utilization, occupancy, life safety and egress.
Preparation of complete contract working
drawings, plans and specifications. Contract documents include, site, zoning,
architectural, structural, plumbing, sprinkler, HVAC, electrical, fire alarm
and elevator drawings, if required. Consultants are retained to prepare
electro-mechanical and structural plans with specifications.
Perform all required Department of Buildings, as
well as other governmental agencies, filings and obtain approvals from same.
Preparation of Bid Documents.
Preparation of engineers estimate.
Provide Construction Administration via job site
visits during the construction phase of the project to include:
Weekly job site inspection visits followed by field
* Weekly job site inspection visits followed by field
* Observation of field test / probes and provide
reports of same.
* Maintain records of contract documents, change
orders, correspondence, supplemental instructions, shop drawings, samples,
request for payments, etc.
* Review Contractor’s Application for Payment.
* Review contract record drawings.
* Monitor Construction Schedule.
* Identify NYC DOB Controlled Inspections as
required by the Building Departments.
* Prepare Punch Lists
* Process Certificate of Substantial Completion
* Prepare “as built” record drawings both hard
copies and electronic files.
* Provide support documentation to contractors and
or their Building Department expeditors for the purpose of obtaining a
Certificate of Occupancy from the Building Department.