Hugo Alberto Hamity

Professional Architect



B.A.S (Bachelor of Architectural Studies) 1994
B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture) 1996

Memberships:
S.A.C.A.P. (South African Council for the Architectural Profession) Reg. No. 5854
S.A.I.A. (South African Institute of Architects) Reg. No. 6653
G.I.F.A. (Gauteng Institute for Architecture)

Practice Name:
Hugo Hamity Architects cc. S.A.I.A. Reg. No. H05275

Expertise:
Residential
Small to Medium Commercial

Services Offered:
Partial, Intermediate and Full Service

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Architect Design Services Offered

Stage 1: Inception.

Receive, appraise and report on the client’s requirements with regard to:

  • The client’s brief
  • The site and rights and constraints
  • Budgetary constraints
  • The need for consultants
  • Project programme
  • Methods of contracting

 

Stage 2: Concept and viability.

Prepare an initial design and advise on:

  • The intended space provisions and planning relationships (layout plan/s)
  • Proposed materials and intended building services (3D renders and computer model)
  • The technical and functional characteristics of the design
  • Check for conformity of the concept with the rights to the use of the land
  • Review the anticipated costs of the project (by QS if appointed)
  • Review the project programme

 

Stage 3: Design Development.

 

  • Confirm the scope and complexity
  • Review the design and consult with the local and statutory authorities
  • Develop the design, construction system, materials and components (layout changes, 3D updates, and finishes)
  • Incorporate all services and the work of consultants (i.e. structural engineer)
  • Review the design, costing (by QS if appointed) and programme with the consultants

 

Stage 4: Documentation.

 

1. Prepare documentation sufficient for local authority submission:

  • Co-ordinate technical documentation with the consultants and complete primary co-ordination
  • Prepare specifications for the works
  • Review the costing and programme with the consultants
  • Obtain the client’s authority and submit documents for approval

 

2. Complete construction documentation and proceed to call for tenders.

  • Obtain the client’s authority to prepare documents to procure offers for the execution of the works;
  • Obtain offers for the execution of the works;
  • Evaluate offers and recommend on the award of the building contract;
  • Prepare the contract documentation (and arrange the signing of the building contract)

 

Stage 5: Construction.

Contract administration:

  • Hand over the site to the contractor;
  • Issue construction documentation;
  • Initiate and/or check sub-contract design and documentation as appropriate;
  • Inspect the works for conformity to the contract documentation;
  • Conduct and Minute Site Meetings;
  • Administer and perform the duties and obligations assigned to the principal agent in the JBCC building agreement, or fulfill the obligations provided for in other forms of contract;
  • Issue the certificate of practical completion;
  • Assist the client to obtain the occupation certificate.

 

Stage 6: Close out.

 

  • Fulfill and complete the project close-out including the preparation of the necessary documentation to facilitate the effective completion, handover and operation of the project;
  • After the contractor’s obligations with respect to the building contract are fulfilled, the architect shall issue the certificates related to contract completion;
  • Provide the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings by the contractor and sub-contractors.

 

Note 1: an independent runner is required to attend to municipal submission and approvals.
Note 2: cost estimates, bill of quantities for tenders, cost assessments, final accounts, etc. to be done by an independent registered quantity surveyor, if appointed.
Note3: a quantity surveyor is to be appointed by the client if HHARC is to perform Stages 4.2, 5 and 6.

CONTACT HUGO HAMITY ARCHITECTS

PHONE:
CELL: +27 (0) 82 552 4494

EMAIL:
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ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 1389
Houghton 2041
Johannesburg
South Africa

OPENING HOURS:
Monday-Friday
8:00 - 17:00

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