Guide to Professional Services
Patane Group provides this list, as a general guide because our services are not limited to these items and our services can be tailor made to suit your particular project.
Patane Group provides a custom designed service for clients and the particular project.
1.00 PROJECT FACILITATION, PRE PLANNING AND DESIGN SERVICES
1.01 Advising on the Site and Site Selection
Inspections, evaluations, comparative studies, negotiations and reports to the client. The detailed study and report may include topographic and sub-surface conditions, utilities, zoning and land use requirements, parking and traffic flow regulations, title restrictions, existing or proposed easements, public relations evaluation.
1.02 Site Use Studies and Value Adding
Analysis of site to allow optimum use, site use studies to maximise value adding, including review of existing conditions, services, if any, planning requirements to establish, infrastructure, facility locations, site improvements, landscape.
1.03 Studies of Services and Infrastructure
Studies of requirements on-site and off-site infrastructure, which may include electrical service and distribution, sewer and storm water collection, drainage, water supply and distribution, fire control and alarm, emergency lighting, security protection, air conditioning, pollution control, site illumination, telephone and communications services.
1.04 Zoning Analysis and Authorities Consultations
Determining conformity with planning zones, preparation of material for and consultation with authorities, negotiating development conditions with authorities, preparation of material for the applications for approvals, re-zoning, attending appeals.
1.05 Finance and Feasibility Studies and Reports
Technical appraisal, user study, planning and design study, statutory authority inquiries, financial study, complete feasibility studies, reports, time tables, contract procedures.
1.06 Soils Investigations
Investigations of surface and sub-soil conditions to determine the nature of the material, characteristics, bearing capacity, water table, ease of excavation.
1.07 Existing Building Survey Reports
Inspections, preparation of measured drawings, verification of available drawings, taking photographs, checking building ordinances and authority requirements, preparing reports. Reports may include examination of building components and services, advising on use, reuse, improvements, alterations, developments, costs.
1.08 Project Programming and Analysis
Assessment of area requirements and functional relationships for the planning and design brief, including consideration of clients resources, technical issues, physical requirements, site limitations, future facilities and requirements.
Setting the initial program, monitoring, and reporting with advice and recommendations.
1.09 Preparation Brief
Preparation of and/or assistance in preparation of clients detailed brief.
1.10 Submission for Grants, Subsidy, Fund Raising
Drawing, reports, estimates, consultations.
1.11 Building Procurement Advise
Advising on appropriate means of procuring buildings and on types of building contracts available.
1.12 Administrative Services
Research, correspondence, discussion, management in providing pre-design services.
2.00 DESIGN, DOCUMENTATION AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
2.01 Schematic Design
Preparation of schematic design, illustrated by preliminary sketch drawings and/or reports, and provision of indicative estimate of costs.
2.02 Design Development
Preparation of developed design including, as appropriate, developed sketch drawings, reports, advise on preliminary designs of engineering and other specialist services and provision of time program and estimate of cost.
2.03 Contract Documentation
Preparation of documents sufficient for the calling of tenders including, as appropriate, co-ordination and integration of consultants work. Revision of estimate of cost.
2.04 Contract Administration
(a) Calling of tenders in conjunction with or on behalf of the client and answering tenderer’s queries.
Analysis and advise in respect of tenders received. Negotiation, preparation of documents and arrangements for execution of contract.
Note: Additional services may include preparation of documents for and calling of alternative tenders and/or administration of special tendering procedures.
2.04 Contract Administration
(b) Administration of the contract and inspection of the works including, as appropriate, supplying information, checking claims and issuing certificates, negotiating variations and cost adjustments and dealing with claims for extension of time and other matters included in the building contract.
Note: Where inspection additional to that provided by the architect is required a clerk of works may be employed.
3.00 POST CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
3.01 Special Drawings
Providing drawings for phased developments, studies, models, services, co-ordination, approvals, lessor and lessee, other special purposes.
3.02 Record Drawings, Maintenance Manuals
Providing drawings showing significant changes made in the work during construction, either redrawn or marked-up drawings and/or other data appropriate.
Providing maintenance manuals for building, services and plant.
3.03 Commissioning Assistance
Providing assistance in the utilisation of systems and equipment, initial start-up and testing, adjustment and balancing, training of personnel, consultation.
3.04 Services After Final Completion
Making period maintenance inspections, warranty reviews, estimation for insurance, operational reviews.
4.00 SPECIAL SERVICES
4.01 Master Planning for Phased Development
Preparation of short, medium and long term master planning for development, phasing of development within the master plan.
4.02 Segregated Contracts
Providing documents for sections of the development work which taken together comprise the complete works.
Calling tenders for and/or negotiating contracts for sections of the works.
Administering contracts for sections of the works.
4.03 Special Studies – Environment
Studies may include environmental and environmental impact, matters arising from master planning, town planning, matters arising from statutory planning, effect of building regulations and other statutory authorities controlling development and buildings.
4.04 Co-ordination of Special Plant
Providing documents, arranging meetings, making site inspections, advising, testing, handing over of completed installation.
Designing and/or coordination for landscape work, garden work, preparing documents, calling tenders, arranging for the execution of the work.
4.05 Interiors, Furniture, Furnishings and Art Work
Designing or selecting furniture, fittings, fixtures, furnishings and equipment, preparing documents for calling of tenders for manufacture and supply, arranging for execution of the work.
Design, Selection or advising on works of art or engaging, instructing and supervising artists work.
4.06 Estimates of Replacement Costs
Providing total cost estimates for replacement of buildings and plant.
4.07 Construction and Operations Research
Providing design, management, construction and operation research, arranging production of prototypes.
4.08 Administration Services
Including interstate and international travel, research, correspondence, discussion, management in providing special services, audit assistance.
4.09 Development and Project Management
Providing total management for the project, from project instigation to completion, including project facilitation, financing advice, preparation of briefs, appointing and controlling consultants, construction manager, agents, contractors, reporting on progress and finances, handing over to completion.
4.10 Construction Management
Providing advise during the design and documentation stages and management through the construction stage, including calling of tenders and quotations, letting of contracts, co-ordinating contractors and suppliers, certifying payments, controlling retentions, quality control, programming, reporting on progress and finances, handing over at completion.
4.11 Property Management
Providing complete management for property and building portfolios from maintenance to tenancy leasing, including all matters with regard to care taking, administration, taxation, property services, fitout and upgrades.
4.12 Reinstatement After Damage
Providing services in connection with reinstatement of facilities and infrastructure after damage, ie. water, storm, fire, explosion and other causes.
4.13 Examination of Drawings and Legal Documents
Examination of drawings, development, legal and other documents in connection with special advise for all types of property development, as required.
Submissions may include preparation of reports, drawings, applications for obtaining licences, applications to Tribunals and Boards of Appeal.
Attending Tribunals, Courts, Arbitration hearings, Boards, Associations and the like.
4.18 Litigation and Arbitration
Preparing material, opinions, acting as expert witness in connection with litigation and arbitration proceedings.
4.19 Property Estimates
Providing property estimates for insurance, sale, studies and reports.
Providing estimates for projected work, studies and reports.