INTERIOR DESIGN

1. SCOPE OF WORK

    The Architect is required to provide services in respect of the following :
      Site evaluation and assessment.
      Interior design _ space planning/ development & volumetric study.
      Architectural additions and alterations.
      Design of fixed items of work, loose furniture & interior related civil works.
      Illumination design.
      Sound and acoustic design.
      Graphic design and signage.
      Indoor plants cape.
      Selection of materials, equipment and other interior related elements.
      Integration of all Engineering services.
      Periodic inspection and evaluation of works at site.

2. SCHEDULE OF SERVICES :

    CONCEPT DESIGN [STAGE 1] :
      Furnish a site evaluation and analysis report with basic approach to circulation, activity distribution, interaction and external linkages.
      Analyse schedule of spaces in relation to activities and site potential.
      Prepare conceptual designs with reference to requirements and prepare rough estimate of cost on area basis.
    PRELIMINARY DESIGN [STAGE 2] :
      2.04 Modify the conceptual designs incorporating required changes, prepare the preliminary drawings, interior views and schedule of finishes for the Client's approval along with the preliminary estimate of cost on area basis.
    DRAWINGS FOR CLIENT'S /STATUTORY APPROVAL [STAGE 3] :
      Prepare drawings necessary for Client's/ statutory approvals and ensure compliance with codes, standards and legislation, as applicable and assist the Client in obtaining the statutory approvals thereof, if required.
    WORKING DRAWINGS AND TENDER DOCUMENTS [STAGE 4] :
      Prepare working drawings, specifications and schedule of quantities sufficient to prepare estimate of cost and tender documents including code of practice covering aspects like mode of measurement, method of payments, quality control procedures on materials & works and other conditions of contract.
    APPOINTMENT OF CONTRACTORS [STAGE 5] :
      Invite, receive and analyse tenders, advise Client on appointment of contractors.
    CONSTRUCTION [STAGE 6] :
      Prepare and issue working drawings and details for proper execution of works during construction.
      Approve samples of various elements and components.
      Check and approve shop drawings submitted by the contractor/ vendors.
      Visit the site of work and fabrication workshop, at intervals mutually agreed upon, to inspect and evaluate the progress of works and where necessary clarify any decision, offer interpretation of the drawings/specifications, attend conferences and meetings to ensure that the project proceeds generally in accordance with the conditions of contract and keep the Client informed and render advice on actions, if required.
      In order to ensure that the work at site proceeds in accordance with the contract documents/ drawings and to exercise time and quality controls, the day-to-day supervision will be carried out by a Construction Manager (Clerk of Works/ Site Supervisor or Construction Management Agency in case of a large and complex project), who shall work under the guidance and direction of the Architect and shall be appointed and paid by the Client.
      Issue Certificate of Virtual Completion of works.
    COMPLETION [STAGE 7] :
      Prepare and submit completion reports and drawings for the project as required and assist the Client in obtaining "Completion/ Occupancy Certificate" from statutory authorities, wherever required.
      Issue two sets of as built drawings including services and structures.

3. CLIENT'S ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

    To provide detailed requirements of the project.
    To provide property lease/ ownership documents.
    To provide a site plan, to a suitable scale, showing boundaries, contours at suitable intervals, existing physical features including any existing roads, paths, trees, existing structures, existing service and utility lines and such lines to which the proposed service can be connected. In case such information is not readily available, the Client shall arrange for the survey/ collection of necessary information and pay for the same.
    To furnish reports on soil conditions and test as required by the Architect or pay for the preparation of the same.
    To furnish specific conditions/ Statutory stipulations/ Codes of Practice/Schedule of rates, etc., desired to be followed
    To pay all the fees, levies, security deposits and expenses in respect of statutory sanction.
    To give effect to the professional advice of the Architect and cause no changes in the drawings and documents without the consent of the Architect.
    To honour Architect's bills within one month of its submission.
    To appoint a Construction Manager (Clerk of Works/ Site Supervisor or Construction Management Agency in case of a large and complex project) as per the Architect's advice.