ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITECTURE AT GEAR

GEAR’s architectural services encompass planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. We plan and design the form, space and ambience to reflect functional, technical, social, environmental and aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of materials and technology, and of light and shadow. We produce the following documentation, drawings, plans and technical specifications which define the structure and behavior of a building or other kind of system that is to be or has been constructed.

 

SERVICES

Our architectural services include design, preparation of construction documents, and construction administration. We also provide a wide variety of services including feasibility studies, architectural programming and project management.

 

Services Offered By Our Architects And Their Sub-Consultants:

1. Project Inception
- The planning of your project starts here. You will share your project needs, dreams and goals.

 

2. Schematic Design

During this stage we will begin by preparing preliminary design sketches based on your requirements and budget to explore and illustrate possible options. We will review these options with you, pointing out the merits and responding to your input.

 

3. Design Development

This stage refines the agreed upon schematic design for a clearer definition of the scope and quality of the finished project. Further cost projections will determine how closely the design conforms to the budget expectations, or what, if any, adjustments are required.

 

4. Construction Documents

When the design concepts have been decided, we prepare working drawings and specifications. These are required to obtain building permits and bids, and to guide the contractor in construction.

 

5. Bidding and Negotiation

We advise you on your choice of contractor – usually done by calling for competitive bids. Your architect will help evaluate the bids and select the contractor, and prepare the contract between you and the contractor.

 

6. Construction and Contract Administration

We will consult with you and advise you during construction. On-site visits will determine if construction is proceeding in general accordance with the contract, and that the design, materials, and workmanship meet with acceptable standards.

 

7. Substantial Performance of Construction / Occupancy Certificate

We provides regular progress reports to keep you informed, authorizes staged payments to the contractor and remains involved until the project is completed.

 

 

There Are A Number Of Other Additional Services That Our Architectural Division Can Provide Including:

 

  • Project management
  • Feasibility studies
  • Site selection
  • Building condition audits
  • Programming
  • Interior design
  • Renderings and promotional materials
  • Full time site representation
  • Multiple contract preparation
  • Interior design
  • Cost estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Construction administration

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