Contract administrator and building design services

    Pre-contract
  • Assistance to prepare and scrutinise the Client brief
  • Co-ordination of the pre-construction cost plan
  • Preparation of a draft project programme
  • Site appraisal and commissioning of site survey
  • Production of the specification and tender documents
  • Advice on warrantees, consents, bonds and licenses
  • VFM negotiation with constructors
  • Validation of design
  • Contract document preparation
  • Coordinate other design team members to achieve the common goal
Post-contract
  • Convene, chair and record monthly site meetings
  • Undertake periodic site monitoring inspections to review progress and quality of workmanship
  • Co-ordinate cost control/VFM protocols and certification
  • Final completion quality and compliance inspections/sign off
  • Obtain from constructors handover, operating and maintenance documentation

When acting as Contract Administrator we provide a service which focuses on setting performance related quality standards aligned with the requirements of cost and programme.

Advising on specification standards, forms of contract, procurement methods, legislative compliance and coupled with comprehensive reporting protocols our Contract Administrator service is tailored to the precise needs of our Client. 

Contract administration by Ian Bridge Consultancy

Architectural Design Capability

We are often asked what the difference is between Architects and Surveyors. From our perspective, Surveyors concentrate on the technical specification from concept to delivery and completion. They will specify the detail at the beginning of the project which means that the contractor will have a clear idea of the work and costs involved and prices should not deviate from the original quote (unless the specification changes). They will also see the project through from design stage to contract administration and site supervision. An example of this for us is the Winchester Road project.