Services ǀ Design Management & Technical Control ǀ Oktopaz

Design management is planning and controlling design during the project life cycle. Design is the result of creating a solution to the design brief. Planning and control of design aim at achieving budget goals, deadlines, and required quality through proper coordination and communication.

Engaging the client properly in the design process is essential. We achieve this through the timely and consistent exchange of information with the client and the design team.

The most significant savings during the project life cycle Oktopaz achieves in the design phase. We identify cost-significant items from the priced bill of quantities. We analyse the highest percentage of costs by focusing on substantial bill items. With such an approach, we achieve savings on the project, thus providing the client with significant benefits.

Design technical control

Technical control of the building permit design is mandatory and regulated by law [1]. This service can be part of our design management or stand-alone. Oktopaz organises technical control, engaging a multidisciplinary team of experienced engineers who possess the appropriate licenses per applicable regulations [1] [2].

By the technical control of the building permit design, we check:

  • Fulfilment of basic requirements for the facility
  • Compliance with all conditions and rules contained in the location conditions
  • Compliance with legal regulations, technical norms, standards, and quality norms
  • Mutual compliance of all parts of the design
  • Consistency with the results of previous surveys (preliminary works)
  • Correctness of the technical solution of the foundation
  • Correctness and accuracy of technical-technological solutions and building construction solutions
  • Stability and load-bearing capacity of the building structure
  • The rationality of designed construction products
  • Impact on the environment and neighbouring facilities

Oktopaz compiles a report on the technical control of the building permit design, which contains all the required elements per the relevant regulations. If we find defects in the design documentation, we list the measures that the client and designer should take to correct them.

After the designer has corrected the defects, Oktopaz prepares a final report. In this document, we state that there are no objections to the building permit design, that is, that the designer has eliminated the observed deficiencies in all parts of the design documentation. Oktopaz delivers the final report to the client as required by law.

Technical control of the detailed design and main fire protection design

A detailed design is a set of mutually agreed design volumes that are more detailed than a building permit design. These design volumes determine the technological, construction and exploitation facility characteristics, with equipment and building services. The detailed design contains a priced bill of quantities.

The main fire protection design is an integral part of the technical documentation for the construction. A licensed engineer produces it in the phase of creating detailed design volumes.

The client is obliged to obtain the approval of the Ministry of the Interior for the chief fire protection design. More precisely, the law [2] lists all types of facilities that require this consent.

Technical control of the detailed design is not a legal obligation. However, Oktopaz deems that this control is a logical step and a benefit for the client, who thus exercises control over the development of his facility in all design phases. Given the importance of the approval of the main fire protection design for obtaining the use permit, we believe that the technical control of this design is particularly justified and beneficial for the client, even though it is not mandatory by law.

  1. Rulebook on the content, manner and procedure of preparation and manner of control of technical documentation according to the class and purpose of facilities (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia”, No. 73/2019)
  2. Fire protection act (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia”, Nos. 111/2009, 20/2015, 87/2018, and 87/2018 – other act)

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