Stage 1 – appraisal and definition of the project
identify, interrogate and quantify the project performance
Stage 2 – design concept (35%)
establish applicable design strategies
Stage 3 – design development (35%)
quantify and qualify the applicable design strategies
and assist architectural design development coordinate
the strategies with the rest of the consultants
Stage 4 – technical documentation (15%)
use any modeling in stages 2 and 3 to assist in finalizing
dimensional and material selection in the architectural
design applicable to the agreed strategies.
Stage 5 – contract administration and inspection
support in transferring concept ownership to the
contractor, decision making around on site design
changes, reviewing commissioning information
Stage 6 – post occupation evaluation (project
determine the performance of the actual building
compared to that of the design
Past experience and project precedents, engineering and design architectural background, modeling and simulation software (Ecotect, Design Builder, EnergyPlus, DaySIM, Radiance, Relux, etc.), proprietary software and tools.
We are appointed as specialists in addition
to the conventional design team and do not replace
or take over any role or responsibilities of any
of the other consultants.
Typically we are appointed during stage
1 to assist the architect in exploring the possibilities,
opportunities and challenges in the design.
We then assist in establishing
applicable overall strategies. These strategies are
then coordinated with the rest of the design team.
Our service is directed at special projects with
special needs: conventional building designs can be managed by conventional design teams.