Core Processes and Core Documents

(Refer to Annex 21A(2) to 21A(4) for a listing of activities in the author’s website)

Designing of Architecture

(Refer to Annex 21A(2) for a listing of activities in the author’s website)

  • Designing of Structure
  • Designing of Building Architecture
  • Designing of Façade
  • Designing of Landscape -Hardscape
  • Designing of Landscape - Softscape

Interior Designing

(Refer to Annex 21A(3) for a listing of activities in the author’s website)

  • Developing interior Design Plans
  • Developing & designing Furnishing plans of the area under the scope
  • Developing Reflected Ceiling Plans
  • Developing Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing engineering plans
  • Developing Design & Drawings of Interior areas
  • Developing Tender documents- Developing Tender documents -Technical design aspects
  • Estimating Costs (BOQ+ Labour+ direct construction variable costs)
  • Providing Hand holding support

Designing of MEP

(Refer to Annex 21A(4) for a listing of activities in the author’s website)

  • Designing of Electrical -External & Internal works
  • Designing of HVAC works (Heating, ventilation & air conditioning)
Above are just illustrations and there are many more processes applicable as stated in the handbook

Variety of core documents=38 (15+12+11)-function-wise details below

Core documents originating from “Designing of Architecture of buildings” function=15

  • Design brief documents /Design assumptions
  • Submission drawings for statutory approvals
  • The design & drawings w.r.t structure
  • The design & drawing w.r.t building
  • The design & drawing w.r.t facade
  • The design & drawing w.r.t landscape
  • specifications for BOQ samples and mock-up room before bulk construction
  • Tender documents (technical specifications), drawings and approved make/brands of BOQ and quality standards & acceptance criteria
  • Good for construction drawings
  • Change orders for design & or BOQ changes for extra items, substitute BOQ, etc
  • Structural stability certificate
  • Project Cost estimate sheets
  • “As-built” drawings
  • Renderings wherever required
  • Technical response to statutory agencies queries, notices about design & drawings vis a statutory code requirement.


The number range of these core documents is suggested to be 0001-9999

Above are just illustrations and there can be many more documents applicable


Core documents originating from the “Designing of Interiors of buildings” function=12

  • Design brief documents /Design assumptions
  • The design & drawings w.r.t finishes
  • The design & drawing w.r.t FFE (furniture, fixtures, and equipment)
  • The design & drawing w.r.t artwork etc
  • specifications for BOQ samples and sample room/mock-up room before bulk construction
  • Tender documents (technical specifications), drawings and approved make/brands of BOQ and quality standards & acceptance criteria
  • Good for construction drawings
  • Change orders for design& or BOQ changes for extra items, substitute BOQ, etc
  • Cost estimate sheets
  • “As-built” drawings
  • Renderings wherever required
  • Technical response to statutory agencies queries, notices about design & drawings vis a vis statutory requirement for BOQ or FFE, etc.

The number range of these core documents is suggested to be 0001-9999

Above are just illustrations and there can be many more documents applicable


Core documents originating from the “Designing of MEP services of buildings” function=11

  • Design brief documents /Design assumptions
  • The design & drawings w.r.t Electrical package
  • The design & drawing w.r.t Air-conditioning
  • The design & drawing w.r.t all other MEP packages
  • specifications for BOQ materials
  • Tender documents (technical specifications), drawings, and approved make/brands of BOQ, and quality standards for supply, installation, and testing criteria
  • Good for construction drawings
  • Change orders for design& or BOQ changes for extra items, substitute BOQ, etc
  • Technical response to statutory agencies’ queries, notices about design & drawings vis a vis statutory code requirement (e.g. fire, safety, freshwater supply, sewage disposal, etc.)
  • Cost estimate sheets
  • “As-built” drawings


The number range of these core documents is suggested to be 0001-9999

Above are just illustrations and there can be many more documents applicable