As a full-service architecture firm in Vancouver, Kent Halex Architecture is able to provide our clients with a wide range of services. Our expertise does not end with the design of a building, so once you're in the construction phase we are still able to assist you.
What Is Construction Admin?
During construction it's important that the Architect oversee and have involvement in the construction process. This is a requirement for commercial and larger buildings and homes can certainly benefit from a version this process.
The role of the professionals and consultants shouldn't stop at the issuance of a Building Permit. The process of design and construction of any building always runs more smoothly with the involvement of the entire team right up until occupancy.
Once you have found the perfect construction company to see your building project through to the end, construction can finally begin. Even though the company you're working with will have access to detailed schematics and renderings of the project, having someone overseeing the construction is still a good way to avoid any nasty surprises when all is said and done.
Kent Halex Architecture is a well-established, respected presence in Richmond's architecture industry, and has experience overseeing construction on a wide range of buildings across town. With years of experience under our belt, we are an excellent choice for your construction and contract administration needs.
The Importance of Construction and Contract Administration
After the design process has wrapped up, our involvement in your project doesn't have to end if you don't want it to. Construction and contract administration is an important part of the building process, and having our experienced team on hand can be extremely helpful.
These services can benefit you in many ways, primarily by ensuring the 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 building only to be faced with an end product that doesn't resemble what you had in mind. With Kent Halex Architecture's assistance, any inconsistencies will be caught before it's too late.
What Happens During This Phase?
Architects provide value to a project by reviewing construction payment draws on behalf of the client. This gives you comfort that what you are being asked to pay is aligned with the progress of the project.
Regular Progress Reports
We also perform routine formal Field Reviews with photos and commentary where we ascertain that what's being built is aligned with the design and is in compliance with the Codes and Bylaws.
No design is ever completely resolved at the design/permit stage and nor should it be. There are often nuances that can't be appreciated until we stand in the space as it comes together. It might be a window that needs to be a bit wider to take advantage of a view or light, or ideas about how to enhance a volume.
Resolution of Unforseen Items
There are always issues that come up during construction that need be discussed and resolved –particularly in renovation projects where they aren't uncovered until work is underway. In addition, design decisions that build on or enhance the conceptual work are often made during construction that can be immensely beneficial to the final outcome.
Your Key Resource During Construction
When we sign on as your architecture company, our commitment doesn't 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 contract administrators we can ensure that is exactly what is built.
It's entirely understandable that you may not be well-versed in the construction process, so we can also serve as an intermediary between you and the construction company. Think of us as your go-to resource from start to finish, here to answer any questions you may have.Book an Appointment
As precise record-keepers, skilled communicators and detail-oriented architects, Kent Halex Architecture is an excellent choice for anyone in Richmond searching for a construction and contract administrator.
Whether or not we developed the design that is being built, we take the time to understand each project inside and out, so we can deliver the best results to our clients.
If construction is about to start on your new building, get in touch with us today to learn more about our construction and contract administrator services. With our experienced team keeping a watchful eye on how things are progressing, you can rest easy knowing the final product will be exactly how you had envisioned it.
Don't let the building you've been dreaming of end up looking less than perfect. Give us a call today to set up a meeting with one of our talented architects.