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IterativeProcess-05
Architecture: A Simple Iterative Design Approach
Learn – Brainstorm – Design – Visualize – Discuss – Engineer – Quantify – Execute
Step 1: Questionnaire
To understand your needs and choices we do ask a few more questions. It enables us to run you through certain aspects of the project which could be ignored otherwise . It also helps us arrive at certain critical design decisions.
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Step 2: Design Objectives
A set of guidelines we arrive based on the thorough analysis of your requirements. This will be a sacred document for us to kick start the design process.
Step 3: Site Survey
When we visit the site and analyse it’s parameters in person, we might notice a few potentials or constraints which might form an important part of the design solution. Also, irregular shaped sites need to be electronically surveyed to achieve maximum space efficiency while designing.
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Step 4: Concept Design
This is a collective and creative outcome of your requirements, site potentials and constraints and our initial thoughts on the design solution. This helps both our thoughts evolve and arrive at the best design programme.
Step 5: Rendered Floor Plans
This is the extension from our design concept where we start converting everything into actual scale in CAD and detail out everything based on their functional requirement and arrive at an efficient plan.
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Step 6: 3D Elevations
The projection of the plan into the third dimension. A careful play with massing of various plane in the elevation to obtain a serene and sensible look to the building.
Step 7: Approval Drawings
As a part of our End-To-End system we furnish you with all the drawing needed for statutory approval of building, be it CMDA or DTCP or Corporation or Local Body Approvals.
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Step 8: Structural Drawings
After soil testing at 30 feet depth, we use the expertise of qualified structural engineers to do the structural designs of our architectural design matching the safe bearing capacity of the soil. This ensure you use optimum quantity of steel and other structural materials involved in construction. They also issue a stability certificate for their structural design.
Step 9: Working Drawings
These are the set of drawing that help the contractor to execute the buildings as per our design. We provide each and every custom made detail, to go with our design language, so that the contractor’s work become hassle free.
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Step 10: Electrical / Plumbing
Building services lie hidden within the walls, and this is an easy grey area to get cheated from contractors. We specify the locations / quantities and types of all the electrical units from switches to inverter lines to ceiling lights to overcome this. Also the plumbing drawings will help the contractor avoid complicated plumbing lines which helps waterproofing better. Locating the HVAC units such as indoor AC units and outdoor AC units will make cooling more efficient and prevent surprises by not having the outdoors popping out of the elevation.
Step 11: Detail Drawings
From Elevation Detailing to Door Knob Design we detail out Engineering Drawings to prevent the contractor make any uninformed decisions while handling the finer aspects of the building.
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Step 12: BOQ / Estimate
The Bill of Quantity ensures that Materials in each scope of construction is quantified and given to the contractor for him to Quote item wise. This helps you to have a control over the building materials / resources and thus removes the discrepancies caused due to approximations.
Step 13: Rate Comparison
The quotes received from different contractors by floating the BOQ helps conclude on the best prices before finalizing. You can compare quotations from your choice of contractors vs our recommendations as well.
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Step 14: Construction Spec
The quotes received from different contractors by floating the BOQ helps conclude on the best prices before finalizing. You can compare quotations from your choice of contractors vs our recommendations as well.
Step 15: Regular Site Visits
Visits to site help us achieve better, what we had visualized on the drawing table. Also helps to keep a check on the construction quality and timelines.
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Step 16: Material Schedule
A detailed list of materials and quantity of it required , alongside material properties such as color, texture, type etc to help keep in track for the benefit of contractors and clients as well.
Step 17: Snag List
The Snag list is the list of issues handed over to the contractor for completion before the final monetary settlement and completion agreement is accepted.
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Step 18: Handover
The final handover of project to you after all civil works are completed duly as per our design and standards. We always expect a testimonial for the services rendered.
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