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slate. The prospective homeowner must provide the architect with information on the following: -

  • Wall conditions;

  • Roof;

  • Doors;

  • Windows;

  • Electrical;

The Architect has to help the client to conceptualise what he wants. The working session is intended to determine the project feasibility. The architect has to pull together all the information from the client and to represent the concept of the house in draft form.

What is the Topographic Plan?

The topographic plan shows the actual slope of the land including the levels. You should not embark on building a house without it. If you do not have the topographic plan there is the possibility that, you may go on the site to build, and you strike a level for a basement and you did not budget for it. These are the kind of problems that could arise in the absence of a topographic plan.

Cost of Site Works

Site works could include cisterns, major excavation, and

retaining walls. These are very expensive.

Therefore,

adequate allowance has to be made in the project budget for all these items.

In Grenada, site works would include quite a lot of preparation to build and to bring the building out of the

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