1. Architectural services according to the German HOAI
(Official Fee Scale for Services by Architects and Engineers)
Stage 1 - First Consultation: I define the exact project scope with the Client. Depending on size, I may involve special consultants in the process.
Stage 2 - Preliminary Design: Using sketch plans and drawings, I give shape to the Client’s initial requirements. I check the project feasibility in a preliminary consultation with the local authorities and prepare a first cost estimate.
Stage 3 - Construction drawings: I develop construction drawings – scale: 1:100 – write the outline specifications and prepare a cost plan.
Stage 4 - Building warrant drawings: I prepare the documents necessary for the building application and I obtain the building warrant from the local authorities.
Stage 5 - Detailed building design: I prepare the detailed building drawings – scale: 1: 50 – that are necessary to carry out the project.
Stage 6 - Preparation of the tendering stage: I prepare detailed bills of quantities and specifications for each contractor needed on the project and I call for tenders to obtain specific quotations.
Stage 7 - Participation in the tendering stage: upon receipt of tenders, I appraise them, calculate the costs and submit recommendations to the Client on contractor appointments.
Stage 8 - Site inspection: I inspect and coordinate work on site and check incoming invoices. I accompany and support the Client on the final inspection of the completed work.
Stage 9 - Administration and documentation: I prepare a project documentation after scheme completion and hand it out to the Client.