- Concept Design Stage
CAP will hold initial discussions with relevant authorities and departments. We will submit preliminary building permit applications to the local authority; incorporate changes due to authorities’ requirements and review intended construction methods. In addition to submitting the Design Criteria for the Structure and MEP.
- Schematic Design
The schematic Design Documents shall include a conceptual site plan, if appropriate, and preliminary building plans, sections and elevations. At the Architect’s option, the Schematic Design Documents may include study models, perspective sketches, electronic modeling and combinations of these media. Preliminary selections of major building systems and construction materials shall be noted on the drawings or described in writing. Engineering single line layouts that are well coordinated with the Architecture constitute integral part of this stage, determining the overall design requirements in terms of structural strengthening, utilities supply and networking, electrical and mechanical applied systems, infrastructure locations and networks, etc.
- Design Development
CAP shall provide Design Development Documents based on the approved Schematic Design Documents and updated budget for the Cost of the work. The Design Development Documents shall illustrate and describe the refinement of the design of the Project, establishing the scope, relationships, forms, size and appearance of the Project by the mean of plans, sections and elevations, typical construction details, and equipment layouts. The Design Development Documents shall include specifications that identify major materials and systems and, in general, establish their quality levels.
- Construction Documents/ Detail Design
CAP shall provide Construction Documents based on the approved Design Development Documents and updated budget for the Cost of the work. The Construction Documents shall set forth in detail the requirements for construction of the project. The Construction Documents shall include Drawings and Specifications that establish in detail the quality levels of materials and systems required for the Project.
- Tendering Stage
The Architect shall assist the Owner in the development and preparation of:
- Bidding and procurement information which describes the time, place and conditions of bidding; bidding or proposal forms; and the form of agreement between the owner and the Contractor
- The Conditions of the Contract for the Construction (General, supplementary and other conditions)
- Obtaining either competitive bids or negotiated proposals and shall assist the owner in awarding and preparing contracts for construction
- Establishing a list of prospective bidders or contractors
- Bidding validation or proposal evaluation and determination of the successful bid or proposal, if any. If requested by the owner, the architect shall notify all prospective bidders or contractors of the bid or proposal results.
- Construction, Administration and Site Supervision Stage
During construction, the architect shall be involved in various post contract duties such as construction administration and supervision, quantity-surveying services, reporting on RFI’s, shop drawings, review and approve material samples and schedules as well as-built drawings.
The prime objective of construction administration is to obtain quality production as specified and set by the contract within true time frame and budget allocation. This objective is deemed to be achieved through proper and firm administration of the contract that will render the required control of quality, cost efficiency and time management.
CAP has long experience in the execution of Full Design Services initiating from the first preliminary Concept Design stage reaching the Tendering and Construction Documents stages. Throughout the years, we have been delivering the highest quality Design services meeting the Clients’ requirements and satisfaction. CAP high quality standards allowed the establishing of wide and strong business relations with the Clients on solid basis; thus acquiring the Clients’ trust and confidence in rewarding CAP other projects unhesitatingly. As well, CAP completed projects in collaboration with international firms as Spatium for the Sheikha Fatima Mosque Project.