PS9 Architects in Manchester Comparison Chart

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Published on March 8, 2014

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Comparing Apples with Apples

When you are thinking about building or renovating your dream home for your family make sure you choose an experienced firm of Residential Architects. Confusion arises when Clients come across Architectural Consultants or Architectural Designers. These are not Architects and are not regulated. Confusion also arises when Clients come across `Joe Blogs` Architecture firm. There is a chance they too are not Architects.

This is not the fault of consumers.

What is it?

Developed to make it easy for you to understand what you are likely to get from the various disciplines
You to compare apples with apples when appointing an Architec

How will this help you?

You will understand what an Architect does and what other disciplines don’t do. It will also show the true value an Architect brings to your project. You will have the knowledge to make an informed decision.

PS9:Architects penrith studio nine The design studio of Wayne Penrith. Architect. BA (hons) Dip.Arch M.Arch Architects -v- Architectural Consultants -v- Architectural Designers. Comparison Chart. Not everything is equal. Here is an easy to understand comparison list showing exactly what the difference is. For clarity. The term Architects is with reference to companies and individuals who are registered with the Architects Registration Board. Architectural Consultants is referenced to trained architectural technicians. Architectural Designers are individuals who know how to use Computer Aided Design but are not qualified. The term Architectural Designers and Architectural Consultants can be interchanged. Confused? Only Architects are Architects. Architectural Designer Minimum Qualification Architectural Consultant HND (2 Years) Architect Code of (professional) Conduct None a Master of Architecture (7 Years) a Requirement to undertake Continuing Professional Development None a a Professional Indemnity Insurance None a a a a a Establish a realistic project budget Optional a Establish core outcomes Optional a Establish other parameters specific to your project Optional a Establish building/ site constraints a a Develop an initial Project Brief of your requirements a a Services Develop an understanding of your problem, your needs and your wants for your project Depending on your specific project, undertake a feasibility studies and report back with our findings a Establish a project programme a a Carry out pre-application discussions with the local planning authority as required to determine the suitability of your project Optional a Agree Schedule of Services and the appointment of other consultants required Optional a Prepare Concept Design, including outline proposals for structural design, building services systems, outline specifications and preliminary Cost Information a a Prepare Developed Design, including coordinated and updated proposals for structural design, building services systems, outline specifications, Cost Information and Project Strategies in accordance with Design programme a a a a Following approval of Planning Application identify all conditions to be discharged before building work starts a a Prepare Technical Design and coordinate the design with other members of the design a a Liaise with specialist subcontractor design a a Prepare detailed specifications a a Submit Planning Application to local authority for approval. a Technical Design

Architectural Designer Architectural Consultant a Architect Optional a a a Optional a Advise which builders should be on a short list Optional a Advise which building contract should be used Optional a Complete the building contract particulars on behalf of the Client Optional a Compile a set of drawings and information the builder is to price the project from. Optional a Contact the builders to canvass their interest in a Clients project and to check their suitability, insurances, scale of work, availability, credit rating etc Optional a Visit their current projects and their completed jobs with you or on your behalf, view their website and photos of completed work Optional a Issue tender information to the builders Optional a Develop Sustainability strategy Hand over Strategies and Risk Assessments depending on your project. Prepare and submit Building Regulations submission and any other third party submissions requiring consent. Conform the method of contractor selection a a Pre-Construction Answer any quires that the builders have regarding the project a Compare each of the tenders a Report to the Client on the tender prices and recommend which builder they should use. a Confirm on behalf of the Client which builder has been successful a Notify the builders who were unsuccessful and give feed back. a Let the building contract on behalf of the Client a Arrange for the site to be handed over to the builder a During Construction Visit site regularly to ensure the builder is using the correct specification of materials and in accordance with the contract drawings a Issue site visit reports to the builder and the Client noting, the weather, progress against programme and any concerns with the building procedures a Carry out financial control of the project and certify the building work so the Client can pay the builder at agreed stages of the work. a Liaise with the building control officer a Liaise with the builder and answer any quires the builder has a Raise any concerns regarding health and safety a Administration of the building contract through to Practical Completion a Liaise with the Client and keep them informed as the works progress. a Review of information provided by contractors and specialists. a Make final inspections a Assist the Client during the initial occupation of their new home. a

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