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ARCHITECT’S SERVICES

PART 1

This part describes Preliminary and Basic Services which an architect will normally provide.

The BIA requires of its members that before making an engagement for professional services they shall define the terms of the engagement including the scope of the service, the allocation of responsibilities and any of liability, the method of calculation of remuneration and the provision for termination.

PRELIMINARY SERVICES

WORK STAGE A:   INCEPTION

BRIEF

1.1       Discuss the client’s requirements including time scale and any financial limits; assess these and give general advice on how to proceed; agree the architect’s services.

INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED BY THE CLIENT

1.2       Obtain from the client information on ownership and any lessors and lessees of the site:

a.  any existing buildings on the site
b.  boundary fences and other enclosures
c.  any known easements
d.  encroachments
e.  underground services
f.  rights of way, rights of support and other relevant matters
g.  certified plot plan

SITE APPRAISAL

1.3       Visit the site and carry out an initial appraisal.

ADVISE ON OTHER CONSULTANT’S SERVICES

1.4       Advise on the need for other consultants’ services and on the scope of these services.

 

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