A building’s preliminary design is what the client will have to initially evaluate before approval or rejection. That is why it has become a necessity for construction companies to come up with preliminary designs that are enticing and with options for changes or modifications.
The main objective of making a preliminary design is to formalize the agreed design proposal and turn it into a logical concept and ideas that includes detailed drafts of structural, architectural, and the services components. It is the design team’s job to assess structural systems and to prioritize construction techniques, select materials and verify performance requirements.
The result of the preliminary stage is a spatial resolution to the design requirements and to the development of the project’s exterior design. Since modern design elements illustrate more details, it is now possible for the company’s quantity surveyor to prepare more precise estimation of the construction cost.
Traditionally, fully designed projects are expected before approval and construction. However, this is not very ideal because some clients change their minds before on even during the construction processes. That is why they want to have partial documentation in which they can base their needs and requirements.
During the preparation for the preliminary design, the project manager is going to make sure that the design consultants are well-informed about the basics and the aspects of the project. During the preliminary stage, the project manager is going to closely coordinate with the design consultants regarding the activities they need to perform.
At CAArquitectos.com, we know the value of preliminary design and we understand the specific needs of the clients to see the initial concept for their intended structure. The approval of the preliminary design by the client signals the progress of the building design process into most critical stage – the final design development.
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