Quality Check OF Building Plans Before Construction 03/08/2019

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Hi there,


When we build a new home based on the plans that have not been designed by Japan Homes, we will check the quality of the design.

This is to minimise the risk to face potential problems during construction causing a delay in schedule and/or extra costs.

For example, we often find that we cannot install a wastewater pipe as per plans because there is not enough space or a steel beam blocking the pipe route. In this case we sometimes need to stop the work and find the solution to this issue, causing a delay in schedule.

So we use our design checklist, which we use when we are designing new homes on our own, to check other architect’s design before we begin construction.

(A part of Design Checklist) 

It is much easier, quicker and cheaper to fix design issues before construction than during or after construction.

This is to avoid for the owner to be asked to pay the extra cost or told a schedule delay suddenly during construction because these things bring much stress to them.


This is one on many things that we do for construction preparation.


Thank you for reading.



Amazon OkuchiArchitectural Designer
Qualification: Degree of Architecture Studies and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (University Of Auckland) ; 2nd Grade Cad Technician (Japan)
Family: Extremely lovely wife, wonderfully kind mother in low, awesomely hardworking chickens, surprisingly lazy cat and unbelievably naughty dog.

I love architecture and design so much that I have been to so many buildings and places around the world such as Sydney Opera House in Sydney, CCTV building in Beijing, Empire State Building in New York, Royal Palace in Bangkok, Houryu-Ji in Nara, etc. However, the residential building attracts me the most. For nearly 10 years I have visited heaps of local and historical homes around New Zealand which I feel the builders’ great workmanship as well as occupants’ life.

From this experience my aim is to design and provide the comfortable and affordable houses with the spirit of Japanese workmanship that people enjoy and improve their quality of life.

In this blog I write my everyday experience of work to show what is a designer’s work and how it goes at Japan Homes.

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