Phase V: Construction Administration
The final phase of Architectural Services is Construction Administration (CA), which would generally coincide with the construction of the project. Depending on the complexity of the project, Construction Administration services generally include a Pre-Construction Meetings, Site Visits and Job Meetings, submittals review from Contractor for materials and/or methods of construction, Requests for Information (RFI), Payment Applications and Punchlists. Once you have selected the best suited Contractor for the project, and after Contracts are signed, your construction can finally begin. Even though the company you're working with will have access to detailed drawings and possible renderings of the project, having your Architect administer the construction process will offer you relief when all the questions and decisions have to be made, especially during a short construction time frame, and present you with a clear understanding of the process and choices available to you to keep your project on track with time and cost. With more than 18 years of experience working in New York and Connecticut, Imagine Architecture P.C. is the perfect choice for your construction and contract administration needs.
The Importance of Construction Administration
The intent of Construction Administration is to act as a checks-and-balance for the Project and to insure general conformance with the design intent and contract documents prepared by us and approved by you as the Owner. If details, materials or other need to be adjusted or changed, during the course of construction, we would discuss and implement any alternative or proposed details to be incorporated into the project. After the design process has wrapped up, our involvement in your project does not have to end. Construction Administration is an important part of the building process and having our experienced team on hand will be extremely helpful.
Your Key Resource During Construction
Having Imagine Architecture P.C. administer your project will benefit you in many ways, primarily by ensuring your building continues to conform to the vision first developed during the design stage. There is nothing more devastating than putting hours of effort into crafting the perfect design for your home only to be faced with an end product that does not resemble what you had in mind. We will help you discover any inconsistencies between your design and what is actually being constructed and thereby protecting your interests. When we sign on as your architecture firm, our commitment does not end when the design has been finalized—we can be part of the construction process as well. Our aim is to create beautiful, long lasting structures that are true to the design, so by staying on as your construction administrators we will ensure that you are completely satisfied with the results. If construction is about to start on your new building, get in touch with us today to learn more about our Construction Administration services.