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Work Stage A – Inception Develop the brief in consultation with the client (yourself) • Report upon the feasibility of the project taking into consideration any budgetary and other constraints imposed • Give best advice on how to proceed • Visit the site and give initial appraisal • Advise on the need for other consultants or professionals required and to explain the scope of their services • Advise on the need for any specialist work.

Work Stage B
– Feasibility Carry out a full measured survey and digitise onto computer • Carry out any studies which may be needed to establish feasibility • Review alternative design and construction approaches and cost implications • Advise on statutory approvals needed, including health & safety and CDM Regulations.

Work Stage C
- Scheme Design Develop a scheme design following discussions • Liaise with any other consultants and advise where their work affects programme & budget • Make a cost estimate • Enable agreements over spatial arrangement, materials and appearance • Prepare and submit a Planning Application (if applicable) • For the first amendment to the plans following submission to the Client for approval. Note: No guarantees are given that Planning can be obtained.

Work Stage D - Detail Design Finalise detail design including co-ordination with other consultants and suppliers and integration of materials & sub-contracted work. • Cost checks where appropriate • Advise where appropriate on the CDM Regulations • Prepare and submit Building Regulations Application and any other statutory requirements • Negotiate as necessary on the latter • For the second amendment to the plans following submission to the Client for approval. Other information as may be required by Building Control is charged separately.

Work Stage E - Prepare production information & bills of quantities Drawings, schedules & specification information to the Quantity Surveyor (if used or required) for bills of quantities. Complete information to enable contractors to tender. (Optional)

Work Stage F - Tender Action & Project Planning: Advise on a list of tenderers • Issue tender documents to agreed list of contractors • Receive tenders (with client presence if required), advise on results and contractor appointment • OR, Arrange a price to be negotiated with one contractor. • Prepare the building contract and arrange signatures. (Optional)

Work Stage G - Operations on site: Administer the terms of the building contract during work on site • Visit the site at intervals to inspect the progress and quality of the work • Make periodic financial reports to the client including any cost variations. (Optional)