How to Construct a House

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HOW TO CONSTRUCT A HOUSE / BUILDING

By: Sudhakar Dokhane
(Past President PEATA (I)
Basically construction of house/building is a product created by teamwork of different component agencies such as Owner/Developer, Architect, Structural Engineer, Site Supervisor, Civil, Electrical & Plumbing Contractor etc.
In this chapter basic information is given to those who intend to construct their own house/bungalow or apartment building. This is categorised in three parts: –
Appointment of professionals & contractor/s
Scope of work and duties of each component agency.
Types of contracts.

APPOINTMENT OF PROFESSIONALS & CONTRACTORS:
After purchase of land and before proceeding further one has to appoint principal
professional i.e. architect. Besides the appointment of architect, the owner/developer has to appoint other professionals and component agencies, in consultation with the Architect (being a principal Co-ordinator) such as structural engineer, site supervisor, electrician, plumber and respective contractor/s for the proposed work.
In every metropoly there are associations of professionals who can give list of architects & structural engineers, to enable to have a choice of professional. List of such professional associations in Mumbai is given at the end of this chapter.

SCOPE OF WORK AND DUTIES OF COMPONENT AGENCIES :

OWNER/DEVELOPER:
To appoint professionals and to provide them all documents and payments of fees charges etc. payable to statutory authorities required for approval of the proposal.
To issue letter of appointments to professionals with scope of work, terms & conditions togather with schedule of professional fees payable.
To supply good quality materials to the contractor. (if the work is to be carried out on labour basis or departmentally).
To pay professional fees to respective professionals, as per schedule of payment.
To appoint contractor/s in consultation with the architect and to execute agreement-of-contract for proposed construction.
To pay to the contractor as per schedule of payment incorporated in the contract.
To appoint full time qualified site supervisor/engineer on site.





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  1. What if approval from Govt. Agency is not taken prior to construction. Is there a way to get the approval after construction.

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