COMMERCIAL BUILDING DESIGN
Our commercial team have vast experience when it come to commercial design. From office buildings, retail fitouts, multi unit complexes to industrial warehouses we have the experience to design and manage your next project.
Sketch designs, town planning, consultant management, tender management and construction documentation we can lead you through the entire design process.
Our commercial team has had recent success at the Building Designers Association of Queensland Awards with 6 regional awards and 1 state award in recent years.
PRELIMINARY SITE EVALUATIONS
SKETCH & CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
TOWN PLANNING REPORTS
3D RENDER & WALKTHROUGH
SAFETY IN DESIGN REPORTS
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PRELIMINARY SITE EVALUATIONS
CEADS can evaluate the vacant blocks design potential including any natural opportunities including sea views, wind paths and natural contours. By identifying these features we can design a house to suit the blocks characteristics.
SKETCH & CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
The conceptual design phase is where CEADS produce the initial design based on a rough scope, budget and any configurations that are to be incorporated into the house design. This stage is where CEADS gather the finding from the site evaluation and integrate them into the design along with the clients input and ideas.
In some cases a new dwelling will require a town planning report to address any local council codes and overlays resulting in an MCU (Material Change Of Use.) An MCU is required when the proposal does not meet the councils zone codes or is located within an identified overlay map.
Once the proposed dwelling has client approval to proceed CEADS will produce a full set of working plans with all the required details to ensure the house can be built to comply with current codes and regulations. The plans can be exported to a DWG format to assist with the engineer to complete the structural engineering for the house.
We manage the entire tender process from coordinating the tender documentation through to advertising, responding to queries, handling the receipt of tenders, undergoing evaluation, making recommendations and finally, awarding the tender.
3D RENDER & WALKTHROUGH
CEADS also offer a 3D Rendering service which produce photo realistic images of both interior and exterior of the proposed house to showcase to the client how the house will look once built.
VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
Virtual reality (VR) is an artificial, computer-generated simulation and immerses the user by making them feel like they are experiencing the simulated reality firsthand. Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that layers computer-generated enhancements atop an existing reality in order to make it more meaningful through the ability to interact with it.
SAFE DESIGN REPORTAs part of our obligation under the OHS Act and Regulations 2011 CEADS will analyze designs and prepare safe design reports for all projects. These reports look at reducing and where possible removing hazards throughout demolition, construction, maintenance and in-use stages.
We manage the entire consultancy process from coordinating all required consultants thoughtout documentation and building approval stage.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY ASSESSMENT
Residential energy ratings address the quality of the building fabric i.e. walls, windows, floors and roof/ceilings. Ratings do not cover the energy or water efficiency of appliances including heating and cooling, hot water, dishwashers, ovens, fridges, TV’s etc.
01. INITIAL MEETING
All projects large or small begin with an initial meeting. This meeting allows us to get to know you (the client) and what you are looking for in your design.
Goal: To obtain a detailed brief from the client to allow us to begin the project with as much detail as possible.
Potential Scope of Works - Design research - Initial meeting - Design brief recorded in meeting minutes -Design ideas & input for proposed development - Fee proposal and scope of works outlined
Considerations - Potential planning/approval issues -Staging and future requirements on site - Specific client requirements i.e. liveable housing
02. SITE INVESTIGATION
After we have been engaged by the client we will perform a site investigation report and a site measure if there are any existing structures on site or involved in the design
Goal: To determine any issues with the site in regards to natural hazards, planning/ zoning issues & determine the extent of existing structures on site.
Potential Scope of Works - Site Visit including measure up & photos - Planning research - Council searches ‐ Infrastructure - Report compiling all of the above information
Considerations - Potential planning/approval issues - Location of the proposed development
03. SKETCH DESIGN
Once we have all the planning and infrastructure information we can produce a set of sketch design drawings based from this information and the client brief.
Goal: Provide a set of sketch drawings that is aesthetically appealing to you, functional and meets the design brief.
Potential Scope of Works - Site plan showing potential location and site layout - Floor plan/s showing layout
Considerations - Best use of space to meet design brief - Budget restrictions
04. CONCEPT DESIGN
The conceptual design is a progression of the sketch design where we incorporate any client requested changes into the progressed drawings.
Goal: Provide a set of drawings with more detail to enable the client to fully visualise and understand the proposed spaces. These drawings will also allow us to submit to council for pre development meetings if required.
Potential Scope of Works - Site plan showing potential location and site layout - Floor plan/s showing layout - Elevations - 3D Views
Considerations - Client requested amendments - Any improvements to the design
05. DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION
Once a conceptual design is approved by the client we can move onto the approval stage (if required). This is the stage where we produce drawings and a town planning report as required by council for a development approval.
Goal: Obtain a development approval with the Local council for the proposed development
Potential Scope of Works - Site plan, Floor Plan, Elevations & 3D Views (More Detail) - Locality Plan - Landscaping Plan - Car parking Plan & Turning Circles - Town Planning Report - Specialised consultants - information request response - public notification
Considerations - Potential planning/approval issues - Best & quickest way to get your submission through council
After we have received the decision notice approval from council we can move the design into the detailing & documentation stages. This involves various engineering designs.
Goal: Engage and manage a group of engineers throughout their entire design process to ensure we have a team of consultants moving in the same direction and meeting allocated deadlines.
Potential Scope of Works - Set timeframes and deadlines for all consultants - Provide CAD drawings and information to all consultants - Provide client with weekly updates on progress - Present Preliminaries to client for approval - Present finals to client
Considerations - Potential delays - Potential clashes between engineering (i.e. structural & mechanical clashes)
Once we have all the engineering we will model the structure and services to ensure there are no clashes. From here we will document the project and produce a specification so that builders can accurately provide a quote for the build. We will then manage the tender process
Goal: Produce a set of documents so builders can accurately provide a fee proposal. Then manage the entire tender process
Potential Scope of Works - Produce the model based from the consultants documents - Prepare drawings to standard that builders can tender from - Prepare a specification with details on finishes/ fixtures and specific clauses - Pre tender, selecting tender method, call for tenderers (private of public) - Answering information requests from tenderers - Assisting client in selection of building
Considerations - Best value for money fee proposal - Best tenderer based on experience, reputation, timings & cost
08. BUILDING APPROVAL
Once we have selected a builder we will meet with them and the client to discuss any changes to the overall design. Once the final documents are approved we will issue for construction and submit for building approval.
Goal: Produce a set of documents ready for construction and to gain building approval with a private certifier or council.
Potential Scope of Works - Produce construction drawings to a standard that can be built from - Obtain building approval with council or private certifier - Liaise with building certifier on any issues.
Considerations - Compliance with NCC and Australian standards - Compliance with council decision notice conditions.