Upon taking a brief, F.A.O Phillips & Associates hold discussions with the client/ architect to ascertain the wishes of the client. A preliminary report is then prepared and submitted to the client out-lining our interpretation of the client's wishes and seeking confirmation that our interpretation is correct.
The preliminary report also highlights the problems posed by the client’s wishes, the methods we propose regarding the project on the agreed time schedule.
A detailed program is agreed upon, with the client at this stage, and there-after, we run the project on the agreed time schedule. Progress reports are submitted to the client regularly.
We use the project team concept in the execution of our projects. A group of highly skilled members of staff are organised under a project manager to undertake the project with support as needed in certain disciplines from associates and other specialists, etc. In order to meet the specific needs of the particular project.
The project manager provides the link between the client or architect and the project team. He holds regular meetings with the client/architect to provide the client with the opportunity to review the work at different stages of completion and to alert the client to problems that require the client’s inputs for their solution.
Review teams are set up internally with the principal consultant and other key staff and for short-term experts to give technical direction to any project to ensure that the client’s wishes are satisfied and also that the high level of technical excellence that we're committed to attaining.