Overview Building a home is a dauntingly complex challenge. The labyrinth of regulations and the array of professionals involved - architects, consultants, planners, builders - can make it very complicated, stressful and demanding without the right guidance. Citi Housing has taken the stress out of the endeavor to build a perfect home or a commercial building with expert advice, guidance and assistance. VisionTo render helpful, clear advice and assistance in building a home and/or commercial edifice in a sustainable manner and delivers impeccable customer service by resolving a range of difficult steps - planning permission, building regulations, and more. ObjectivesObjectives of Building Control & Design Studio (BC&DS) are summarized as under:
Role of Building Control Department (BC&DS) Building Control Department is the one where a client who wishes to build dream home or commercial building first steps in. There he applies for site plan and is briefed about the building By-Laws and necessary documentations. Building Control Department ensures sustainability and aesthetic makeover of Town through implementation of By-Laws given by TMA and Citi Housing. It checks construction at different stages and ensure quality till completion of building. Role of Design StudioDesign Studio is a team of talented architectural designers. Clients are facilitated with one-window approach to tailor made solutions for homes and commercial buildings. Department offers a wide range of services such as working drawings, construction by-laws and site supervision etc. All solutions are custom-made to fit clients’ budget. A variety of drawings and imageries are produced from 2D plans through to 3D models, either computer generated or solid physical models.Design Studio performs the detailing to the highest of standards to ensure that buildings are designed and constructed in accordance with the building regulations and associated legislation, fire resistance, weather resistance, thermal insulation etc. This ensures a swift, smooth construction process with a finish that accurately reflects owners’ requirements.
Step 1: Site Plan and Drawing of House/Building
The owner reports at Building Control Department and applies for site plan on a prescribed form with following documents attached.
Step-2: Clearance of Dues On Issuance of site plan, the owner of plot clears all outstanding dues/installments including payment of corner, facing park or Main Boulevard and extra land, if any. He is briefed/guided for pre requisites like soil test and steel structure design for multi storey buildings after payment of design or design approval fee (to Society) and District Government charges /fee. Note:If Owner of plot is not available than BC&DS will ask attorney from authorized person for giving possession and construction of house to nominated person.
Step-3: Design of the House or Commercial Building Owner receives site plan and reports to Design Studio for map and other relevant drawings. Design Studio is one-stop customer service center where owner gets design proposal of their house or commercial building. Studio verifies necessary documents issued by the Building Control Department and facilitate the owner in every step of building their house by issuing following documents:
a. Site plan with gate location.
b. Planning draft (proposal) as per client requirement
c. 3d elevation
d. Detail of drawing as under:
Step-4: Possession/ Demarcation of Plot At this stage site plan is issued and all dues of plot are clear. Design of the building is ready with required soil/structure certificates. Map has been submitted or under submission to district council/TMA. Building Control department with their high tech digital equipment demarcates the plot and hands over the possession of the plot to the owner or deputed attorney to start construction. Step-5: Utilities Connection less Electricity On Completion or during construction of house, owner contacts Building Control Department for utility connections as per facilities available. Payments are to be deposited at different stages, in accordance with policy of Citi Housing, in the designated branches of approved Banks. BC&DS is not responsible for any cash payments made in the office to any person. Utilities connection charges includes services such as:
Electricity connection is provided by Citi Housing at the location before start of excavation work on the plot. Utilities, Building design, TMA approval charges for residential and commercial plots of all Citi Housing are subject to revision. Owners are requested to contact Building Control Department for most current charges applicable.
Step-6: Undertaking by the Owner On personal inspection of plot, owner certifies that there was no encroachment and no service line passed through / within the plot. Owner signs undertaking:
Note:The house is to be constructed within 3 years after possession otherwise fine as per policy will be charged.
BC&DS coordinates with owner of plot at every stage of construction for implementation of bye-Laws of Citi Housing. BC&DS issues NOC and hands over to owner following documents to the owner:
Following instructions to be followed after seeking NOC from BC&DS:
Note: Owners are requested to ensure implementation of above instructions in true spirit to avoid damage of Services laid in Service area. Inspection of Building Construction and Implementation of By-Laws at Different Stages Owners are bound to get construction checked from the Building Control Department at the following stages in order to avoid violation of By-Laws etc:
Owners are bound to get construction checked from the Building Control Department at the following stages in order to avoid violation of By-Laws etc:
Operation and maintenance (O&M) refers to all of the activities needed to run a water supply, sanitation scheme, electricity, sewage, hygiene, and horticulture services. O&M is a crucial element of town’s sustainability, and has the potential to adversely affect the well-being of residents. Its overall aim is to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of all facilities provided to residents. Citi’s O&M Department performs a variety of activities to maintain the Citi Housing in impeccable condition: 1. Delivers correct services and benefit to the residents. 2. Prevents the systems to collapse thus evading environmental and health hazards. 3. Contributes to the long term sustainability of the project. Citi’s preventive maintenance plan includes work planned and carried out proactively on a regular basis to maintain and keep the infrastructure in good condition. It sometimes also includes minor repairs and replacement as dictated by the routine examinations. Doorstep breakdown maintenance services are available to residents and businesses. No service charges except material replacements required to be paid. O&M staff contribute by: