Your project will require the input of certain professionals plus other technical contributions. The following is a guide to these.
Please note that your project, as a Domestic Project is divided into four Work Stages. Specific architect actions within each of the four stages are identified within the RIAI Agreement between Client and Architect for the Provision of Architect Services.
Work Stages 1 and 2 Relate to: Appointments, Project Feasibility, Concept and Design-Development Planning Permission
Work Stages 3 and 4 Relate to: Development of Working-Drawings, Ensuring Compliances, Tendering and Contract
Appointment of Contractor, Notifications, Constructions and Completions.
Michael B Doyle Architects (MBDA) seeks to professionally guide, lead and coordinate your project. We propose to provide you with services as set out in the RIAI Agreement between Client and Architect for the provision of Architect Services. A blank copy of this document accompanies for your reference. In due course, subject to discussion with you and agreement of details, a completed copy of the document can form the basis of a formal agreement between us. In reading the draft please also cross-refer to the accompanying supportive explanatory and supplementary Client Guidance texts (of which this is one) which have been drafted by. These texts are intended to provide clients with a level of overview and context to the process of designing and realising a building. The guidance is intended as an informative expansion of aspects referred to within the RIAI Agreement between Client and Architect for the provision of Architect Services.*
2. Health and Safety Design Process Coordinator
The Safety, Health and Welfare at work (Construction) Regulations 2013 came into effect on the 1st of August 2013. Consequently clients of domestic projects are now required, upon commencement of domestic project designs, to appoint a Project Supervisor Design Process Coordinator (PSDP). Please refer to the accompanying copy of the RIAI Safety Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 Information Paper for Clients which explains your legal obligations and duties. MBDA further propose to provide you with PSDP services as required for your project. This as set out in the RIAI Agreement between Client and Architect for the Provision of Health and Safety Design Process Coordinator Services. A blank copy of this document accompanies for your reference. In due course, subject to discussion with you and agreement of details, a completed document can form the basis for formal agreement between us.
3. Land Surveyor
In seeking to locate buildings on tight sites and for legal land registration purposes it is advisable to have a land survey carried out. A survey will definitively and unambiguously provide clarity re dimensions, levels, areas, boundaries, tree height drain positions and inverts and ownerships. A land surveyor is appointed by the client under separate terms as may be agreed. Michael B Doyle Architects will be pleased to advise you and coordinate in respect of appointment of a suitably qualified and experienced Land Surveyor.
4. Arborologist – Tree Surveyor
Tree removal is necessary in order for your site to be successfully developed. It is possible, if not likely, that there may be third party opposition to removal of trees. A reasoned case will have to be made for tree removal within the request for planning submission. There is a good case to be made as the density of trees present is more than is healthy for all the trees. The local authority will require definitive survey and detailed information in respect of trees both inside and outside of the subject site. A report will be required to identify location, species, size and condition of each. Michael B Doyle Architects will seek to co-ordinate a quotation for the provision of services as required from a suitably qualified and experienced Arborologist.