Why Must I Use an Architect in Designing all my Building Plans

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Building Plans

Building Plans and Designs

Architectural plans/ building plans are designs and plans for buildings and contain architectural drawings, specifications of the design, calculations, time planning of the building process, and other documentation. All building projects require the services of a building designer, typically a licensed architect or structural engineer.

Process Involved In Designing Building Plans

Many processes are involved in designing a plan. They include the following;

  1. Preliminary research: This is where you examine your current home, lifestyle, and your budget. Here, you also seek advice from designers and decide on how you want your house or building to be like.
  2. Choose your designer: Choosing the right designer for your project is the most important step on the path to your new home. Engage a designer based on their experience, qualifications and demonstrated the capacity to deliver the type and style of the home described in your brief and for your climate zone. Seek references from previous clients and, where possible, visit homes that the designer has completed.
  3. Site analysis: Visit the site with your designer to do a ‘SWOT’ analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats). This is your first opportunity to work with your designer to see if your objectives align. It can take the form of a paid consultation or can be part of the design contract outlined in the next step.
  4. Concept designs: Designers often prepare several concept designs to communicate their thinking and allow you to assess them against your brief. They can range from a simple bubble diagram sketch on the back of an envelope, through to hand-drawn concepts of form and spatial arrangements.
  5. Final design: Make your final design.

Importance of Using Professional Architects in Designing Building Plans

  1. Great understanding of your need