Construction Administration Phase


Construction AdministrationAt a minimum, Construction Administration will consist of the Architect reviewing shop drawings for various building components such as, roof trusses, floor trusses or engineered joists, steel frames, plumbing systems, electrical systems, and HVAC systems. As an additional service, during the Construction Administration phase, we can administer the contract between you and the Contractor. This contract is based on our drawings and specifications. As the construction of the building progresses, we act as your representative by observing the progress of construction for conformance with our drawings and specifications, by providing clarifications to our drawings, and with your approval, making modifications to the design that may be required, which may impact the Contractor’s work. We also can review Contractor’s Requests for Payment to verify they are billing you correctly, and review general construction progress for conformance to budget and schedule.

Typically, we recommend bi-weekly site meetings between you, the contractor and the architect to review the work and discuss any issues.

When the Contractor has substantially completed construction, we can also perform a “Punch List” to direct their work towards final completion prior to your final payment to them. Throughout this process we are contracted by you separately and represent your interests to the contractor as defined in our drawings and specifications.

The American Institute of Architects has published an informative article on the subject of AIA Contract Administration that can elaborate on the process even further.

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