1. Sketch & building permit
After having established the initial design concept with our clients, as well as the overall programme summary and our clients’ priorities for the project, a first sketch is made including: an inventory of the existing building and a first draft of the project plans in 3D, so that the clients may really picture themselves in their new space.
This stage involves research into the different urban planning regulations (plu, pos, rnu plu, rnu) that apply to the project.
Following the presentation of the sketch, and the feedback from the clients, the project will evolve in different stages aps and apd, in order to be presented to the town hall to ask for a building permit.
2. General design concept
Once the building permit has been approved and issued, the technical execution file - including the plans, sections, façades and details - is drawn up.
At this point, the clients decide upon the interior design, materials and equipment to be used.
The choices and feedback from the different experts (BE structure, geotechnical, thermal, control office) will then be integrated into the plans, in order to have a detailed file to present to the different companies involved in the construction process.
3. Fluid engineering
Depending on the type of project, regulatory calculations and thermodynamic simulations may be necessary for the project to comply with the thermal regulations that apply, and in order to improve the building’s thermal performance.
4. Construction economics
This work stage allows us to estimate the cost of the project, as and how it progresses.
After the implementation of the pcg plans, and for the realisation of the works, a consultation file of all the building services is established; this contains a description of the works to be carried out and an estimate for costs and materials required for the project. Upon receipt of the tenders, the work contracts are put together.
5. Site management
In order that the work is carried out smoothly, worksite supervision and management is proposed with: weekly meetings; reports; management of the construction or renovation work; receipts of payment; and assistance on the worksites.