Designing and Construction: 7 Steps for Creating a Great Design

Designing the structure of a building requires knowledge and skills to make it perfect. It is the job of a construction manager who manages every step of the construction in an ideal sequence of steps to maximize the quality of work and create an aesthetically pleasing architectural masterpiece. Most often, it is the architect that manages the designs, the clients, and resources to ensure all the stages of construction are functioning accordingly.

In many countries, architects are the only actor who is considered competent to create residential or commercial building design plans leading to the request for a construction permit as defined by the local laws. To ensure the process’s functionality and productivity, here are six steps to begin with, construction.

Feasibility of the architectural project and authorization

At the beginning of the project, the client contacts the architect to construct a project according to their ideas. The architects are responsible for inspecting the conditions of the site, the functions of the building, and the construction process as well as the resources required to do the job. They must understand the client’s budget and make sure to hire the best services to meet the budget plan.

Once they are done budgeting, it is time to present the initial draft that includes the construction site, building characteristics, and financial constraints. This draft helps the clients to visualize the project and/or renovations needs in the draft to make sure the end product is according to the needs of the clients.

Creation of the detailed design of the building

Project studies

The architects are responsible for creating detailed plans for all levels of the building, including the elevations and floor plans to ensure the resources are provided with the smallest detail of the project. Depending on the clients’ needs, technical consultancies, as advised by the client, conduct parallel development of the action plan, collaborating closely with the architect to ensure the successful integration of the expertise throughout the project.

Construction planning

Execution studies and planning

Following the finalization of the plan, the architects work with the construction contractors to work on the details of the technical and administrative characteristics of the various segments of the project. This includes estimating the budget and working out the finances to produce a fully-functional building.

  • Execution plan

Once the technical aspects are cleared, the execution of the appropriate scales, the calculation notes, and the usage of the specification for the construction is carried out that enables the contractor to work on the project with care.

Beyond the construction plan, the contractors may entrust the architects, assisted by the technicians, to draw a quantitative construction plan for the execution of the plan.

  • Selection of the contractors for the construction project

Assistance for the construction contracts

The architects consult the companies to analyze and take over the project according to a well-defined procedure defined before. The architects assist the contractors in the selection of the resources according to the clients. The contracting authorities can also give their suggestions on the selection of the contractors and resources to ensure that, being an architect, you make the right decision for the progression of the project. Following the contractors’ selection, the architects prepare a market and commit to the cost and deadlines which the contractors must comply with.

  • The construction works

The direction of work executives

The architects are the supervisors of the project and organize the specialists’ participation according to the project’s process. The completion of each segment of the project requires commitment and implementation of the right plan.

Scheduling, coordinating and supervision of the construction works

The analysis of the work that works for the execution of the plan and construction works, it requires sequencing and critical points in the sequence to make sure the plan and construction work is well-coordinated and managed accordingly. This aims to carefully plan the contractors’ inventions and the implementation of the fastest and less expensive construction work.

  • The delivery of the project

Assistance for operations of the reception

The architects are in charge of the project and work it out to its finest details. He is also responsible for closing the project and final touches to make sure the construction plan is completed and delivered to the client on time. They are also accountable for overhanding the files and construction details to the client to make sure they understand and conform to the regulatory obligations. Once all the client’s requirements and commitments have been verified, it is time for the construction manager to agree on the final settlements of the projects and finish off with the passing of responsibilities of the building over to the clients.

Author Bio: Fernando Alston is a known designer and a graduate of the University of New York holding a degree in Design and architecture. He is currently employed at the KW Building Design and wants to begin with his own design firm. He is an amazing designer and a tech-savvy person. Besides having the knowledge to design, he is also a great writer. He is interested in writing verses.

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