- Zedd provides Architecture, Design and Planning (A D P) services. Think of us as a partner, that will address the specific needs of your project to provide innovative, sustainable and smart solutions that add value and protect your investment.
The partial listing of services below is organized into the traditional 5 phases, and is independent of market sector and applies to all building types and sizes, project delivery models and new or renovated construction.
We may also be engaged for “partial services”, i.e., for one or more, but not all, phases.
Schematic Design Phase
• Assemble and review requirements of local authorities (e.g., site plan control, zoning or
land use, and code requirements) and assist in obtaining approvals.
- • Assist in developing project schedule.
- • Assist in determining requirements for such site information as: Legal survey; Topographic
- survey; Geotechnical investigation and environmental reports.
- • Assist in determining if construction budget and client program are compatible.
- • Assist in determining the structural and building services systems to be used in the project.
- • Review alternate design approaches in reference to the construction budget and project
- schedule with client.
- • Schematic Design documents such as: Site plan; Principal floor plans; Building sections;
- Elevations; Project data (zoning and code analysis)
- • 3D concept drawings and renderings
- • Assist client with submissions and process for approval by authorities having jurisdiction.
Design Development Phase
• Prepare design development documents including area calculations (net and gross),
including site coverage, density, floor space ratio, height and setback requirements.
• Coordinate with consultants as required, to illustrate and describe their portions of the
Construction Documents Phase
• Prepare construction documents in compliance with applicable codes and regulations
and coordinate with all consultants to do the same for their aspects of the project.
• Advise client regarding project delivery method, construction contracts, and bidding and
contract award procedures.
• Review project bidding schedule and bidding process with client.
• Sign and seal drawings, specifications, and other documents as may be required by local
• Assist client in their application for a building permit.
Construction Procurement Phase
• Assist and advise the client in obtaining bids or negotiated proposals.
• Record bid document inquiries received and answers provided.
• Prepare and issue addenda as necessary, including signed and sealed drawings and
specifications, coordinating all consultants’ input.
• Analyze bids or negotiated proposals.
• Advise the client on selection and implications of alternatives as applicable.
• Assist the client and contractor in award, preparation and execution of the construction
Contract Admin Phase Phase
• Request and receive such post-bid information/submittals as: Performance bond;
Labour and material payment bond; Insurance certificates; and Workers compensation
• Obtain and review the contractor’s construction schedule at onset of construction
• As the payment certifier, obtain and review contractor’s schedule of values.
• Establish and or advise regarding lines of communication between all parties concerned
(i.e., contractors, the client and/or the client’s representative, consultants).
• Establish requirements for testing and inspection of specific materials and work by
inspection and testing companies.
• Review shop drawings, samples and other submittals. Instruct the consultants to review
as appropriate; coordinate results.
• Conduct field reviews to determine whether construction is in general conformity with
building permit and contract documents.
• Review all contemplated changes and change directives with respect to design and
scope in consultation with client.
• Sign and seal applicable letters of assurance, as appropriate, for general compliance of
construction with building permit documents.
• As the payment certifier, evaluate work performed and materials supplied in relation to
the contractor’s applications for payment and statutory declarations, and issue signed
and sealed certificates for payment, in the value proportionate to the amount of the
contract and the contractor’s schedule of values, of work performed and products
delivered to the place of the work.
• As the payment certifier:
- Receive, from the contractor, application for Certificate of Substantial Performance,
statutory declaration and list of items to be completed or corrected;
- Carry out site visit for substantial performance;
- Review findings in relation to contract and provincial lien legislation;
- Determine date and certify substantial performance (signed and sealed) or notify the
contractor if substantial performance (signed and sealed) not certified, and provide
reasons, with deficiency list;
- Obtain and review required documents for release of lien holdback monies; and
- Issue certificate for payment (signed and sealed) for release of lien holdback monies,
• Advise owner to attend demonstrations of systems including take-over of applicable
operating systems and instructions, confirm receipt by owner of: Warranties; Certificates
of inspection; Equipment manuals; Workers compensation certificates; Operating
instructions; Keying schedules; Maintenance stock; Record drawings; and Other specified
• As the payment certifier:
- Receive from the contractor application for final payment and statutory declaration.
- Carry out site visit for final payment.
- Review findings in relation to contract and provincial lien legislation.
- Notify contractor if project not found to be complete.
- Issue certificate for payment (signed and sealed) of deficiency holdback for work,
as appropriate, based on contractor’s application for final payment.
• Prior to the end of one year following the date of substantial performance, review any
deficiencies that have been observed and reported during that period and notify the
contractor of items requiring attention.