Working with Architects

At BIC Construction we understand that our job is to turn your vision into solid form, to create a building that is true to the design and built to the highest standard from the foundations to the finished product.

Architects - The Tender Process

The following steps allow for a seamless delivery of a detailed tender package:

This might be with just you the architect, or with both you and the client to discuss your project design, site access, budget, lifestyle needs and wish-list. We have found one of the most common hurdles for an architect is how to deliver your design vision within your client’s budget. We welcome the opportunity to work with you on cost-effective build solutions and construction techniques for the available budget.
No two sites are the same, so it’s critical for us to visit the site in person and get a feel for the lay of the land. If the site has difficult or unusual access a second visit may be in order, perhaps with our demolition team, to ensure that we have a good understanding of the site’s possible challenges.
This meeting gives us the chance to sit down with the clients and discuss any concerns they may have and provide answers to any questions that have cropped up. We’ll also give a rundown on how BIC Construction operates and what our processes are.
We will supply a comprehensive break down of all the build costs so that no guesswork is required. We’re all about transparency, having a clear breakdown makes contract administration so much easier using the standard ABIC construction contracts (and most other standard contracts on the market). We will also suggest a preferred start time and our estimate for the project duration.
After the tender submission we’ll get together with you and the client to run through the tender and answer any questions. We love working collaboratively with our architects through a contract administration build process, but if that’s not possible, we can also take the reins and work in direct partnership with the client.

Clients - The Construction Process

Card image cap Communication

We really can’t overstate how highly we rate good communication. It’s just so important for a smooth-running build. Although having a comprehensive set of drawings is essential, design or construction complications do pop up and the easiest way to deal with these is with open and consistent communication. We’ll keep you in the loop and we welcome your questions from start to finish.

Card image cap A project program

Before we get started on the build we’ll put together a thorough project program which clearly shows the project’s key milestones and all the steps in-between. The program lets everyone see what stage the build is at, what happens next and most importantly what decisions are required and when you’ll need to make them.

Card image cap A project foreman

With the support of a project manager who takes care of administration and scheduling, all our projects have a dedicated foreman who is responsible for the build from the very beginning right through to handover.

Card image cap Fortnightly meetings

We like to have regular onsite meetings throughout the construction phase. It’s an opportunity for the clients to see the progress of the build, ask questions and to enjoy the experience of watching their home come to life. We suggest meetings every two weeks.

Card image cap Reliable Trades

We only use highly skilled, qualified and professional trades. Our key contractors are regular long-term associates who understand and uphold BIC standards and values.

Card image cap Your home is our home

We will treat your home like our own – we’ll keep it clean, tidy and safe. Every worksite is tidied daily and the entire project area will be thoroughly cleaned weekly.

Architect & Clients - Handover

The photo package.

At handover you will recieve a comprehensive photo pack with detailed construction images showing items such as services within walls, floors and ceilings so you and or the client knows exactly where to find everything if there are future upgrades carried out on the home.

The product schedule.

Along with the photos, we’ll also provide a final finishes and products schedule. This lists the name and supplier of products used, from paint choices, tile and grout selections through to all fittings and fixtures, like floorboards and light fittings. It’s a fantastic reference to help owners with any future work that may be carried out in the home.

 

 

Contact Us

There really is no greater outcome than for you to love not just our work, but our approach to creating great relationships and great homes. If you’d like to talk with us about your upcoming projects, we’d love to hear from you.