LEAD DESIGN

AS LEAD DESIGNERS WE ASSUME OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PREPARATION OF INTEGRATED DESIGN DOCUMENTATION. WE SUPERINTEND AND COORDINATE THE WORK OF ARCHITECTS AND SPECIALIST DESIGNERS, WHO ARE NORMALLY MANDATED BY US. WE ASSUME LEAD MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY AND PRESIDE OVER THE INTERFACE WITH CLIENTS, INVESTORS AND USERS. AS LEAD DESIGNER UNDER THE TRADITIONAL SIA (SWISS SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS) ORGANIZATIONAL MODEL, WE ARE APPOINTED TO REPRESENT THE CLIENT WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUPERVISION OF THE CONSTRUCTION WORKS ON AN OPEN-ACCOUNT BASIS. DEPENDING ON THE CONTRACT MODEL, WE WORK AS A JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY LIABLE PARTNER IN CONSORTIUMS WITH ARCHITECTS. IN SUCH CASES, THE ARCHITECT LEAD-MANAGES THE DESIGN PROCESS WHILE WE ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR OVERSEEING CONSTRUCTION.