Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Engineers, Architects, Soil Test, Digital Land Survey
SHELLMARK LIMITED is working as the Architectural and Structural Consultant for more than 10 Years. Our creative and innovative design concepts rank us as the Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We always believe in efficient customer supports and unique design ideas in every aspects of our engagements.
HOW WE WORK?
Best in the list of Architectural Firm In Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1. Collection of Project Information:
When a prospective client visits our office or calls us over the phone. Accordingly, we try to understand his/her service requirements. During the conversation, we try to know the plot size first. Then the connecting road width, location of Land, and ownership history. Most importantly we ask to know the number of stories and types of projects. we also try to visualize the socio-economic conditions of the project area.
2. Submission of Financial Proposals:
Very soon after collecting project information, we prepare a detailed financial proposal. The proposal consists of Scope of Works, Terms, and Conditions of contract, Work Methodology, List of Deliverables, Time Schedule, Professional Fees, and Payment Methods. We send the proposal through the client’s email or deliver a hard copy if required.
3. Negotiations and Alternations:
After getting a financial proposal, most of the clients want to go for negotiations or alternations of project features. Generally, we arrange a virtual meeting for distance clients. Most Importantly, a physical meeting for nearby ones. In this stage, the financial proposal may be revised or remain the same as before. We always try to create a win-win situation with clients after discussing every pros and cons.
4. Signing of Contract Agreement/MOU:
After negotiations and alternations, the next part is the contract. If clients feel to work with us, we formally go for signing a Contract Agreement or MOU. The total work process and payment schedules are finally reviewed. Most of the time, we invite the client to visit our office to sign the Agreement. We also visit the client’s places if required. We take signing money from clients at this stage.
5. Project Site Visit:
Before undergoing any design work, we always try to visit the project location. Generally, the project visit is conducted by the designated Architect and Structural Engineer. The recognizance and geographical features of the project were noted carefully. Except for any special cases, we do not charge for it. For complicated and irregular Land, we always conduct a Digital Topographic Survey to get the exact dimensions of Land.
6. Preparation of Conceptual Plan:
Before starting to prepare a conceptual plan. We once again have a sitting with clients to have detailed information. In this stage, we note down the requirements of Landscape, Basement Floor, Ground Floor, Typical Floor, Roof Top Management, etc. The Color Themes, Material Use, Project Theme, and also the Construction Process are noted down. Finally, we prepare a Conceptual Plan and deliver it to the clients for review and feedback.
7. Plan Review and Approval:
In this step, clients take time to review the conceptual plan and give their feedback. If any logical corrections are required, we further revise the conceptual plan. If everything is alright and clients become satisfied with the plan, we take approval from them. Sometimes, we arrange a physical meeting for getting the conceptual plan final.
8. 3D Visualization and Animation:
3D Visualization is the most important part of the project consultation phase. This is the graphical and visual presentation of the design output. The client can visualize his/her future project, getting the 3D perspective view. Sometimes we prepare the project animation as per the client’s requirements. We also take the approval of the 3D view and animation from the client.
9. Preparation of Detail Design:
In this stage, we go for detailed Architectural Design, Floor Plans, Cross-Sections, Elevations, Furniture Layouts, Building Utility Layouts, etc. The Structural Analysis and Design were also performed in this stage. We use ETABS, STAAD Pro Software for Structural Analysis. GEAR and SAFE are used for Structural Design. Electrical and Plumbing Design have also been covered in this stage. We follow Time Saver Standards for Architectural Designs. BNBC-2020 and ACI Codes for Structural Designs.
10. Design Review and Finalization:
After completing all necessary designs i.e. Architectural, Structural, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Safety. We call an in-house review meeting with Design Architects, Structural Engineers, and all other personnel associated with the project. Basically, we arrange an open discussion that undergoes every pros and cons. Finally, we note down all meeting outcomes. The reviews and meeting outcomes are furthermore implemented with every design segment.
11. Design Print and Delivery:
The final design goes to design template settings and proper paginations. Generally, we print the design Book on standard A3 paper. In the case of Large Projects, we print them on A2 or A1 paper also. We deliver the printed design Books to the clients duly signed by authorized persons of SHELLMARK LIMITED. We also deliver soft copies of all designs along with a layout setting sheet.
12. Cost Estimation and BOQ:
When all design works get completed, then the next major issue is project cost. We estimate the whole project works in detail. Generally, We also prepare itemize cost data tables as per PWD Schedule. Present market rates are also considered besides of PWD schedule. Most Importantly, we prepare the itemized BOQ to supply to the potential Building Construction Companies. We deliver the BQQ and cost Estimation data sheet in printed format. We have an in-house experienced Estimator to conduct the work perfectly.
13. Project Top Supervision:
The project layout implementation is the first and most important part of starting construction. our project Engineers are always moving at the site to confirm whether the layout setting is correct or not according to the design. We also have top supervision during construction. Our Architects and Structural Engineers Generally visit projects at different stages of work when required.
14. Consultation During Construction:
In this stage, the contractor or client needs some support or clarifications from a consultant. Our Architects and engineers are always ready to consult with you during office hours. We also have 24/7 Live Chat support through our website to ensure our after-sales support is smother and effective. SHELLMARK is the Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh to ensure the highest customer satisfaction.
OUR DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
Leading Building Design Company in Dhaka, Bangladesh
1. Location of the Project:
Before starting any design works, first of all, we try to find the exact location of the project. Different types of projects are feasible at different Geographical Locations. We always try to guide our valued clients to build the right type of building at the right place. We always try to visit project location physically to asses the socio-economic conditions of proposed land.
2. The Type of Project:
Knowing the project type is the very preliminary part of program finalization. We try to know the types of projects i-e Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Hospital, Hotel, Duplex, Triplex, Vacation House, or any other categories. We guide our valuable clients to select right type of project at right location.
3. Road Width Connected to The Project:
Communication and Road network in vital considerations for any size of projects. A specious and easy road network enhances the value of a project. In case of plan Approval from RAJUK, CDA, RDA, KDA, City Corporations, or Pouroshova, a wider road includes an additional Floor Area Ratio (FAR) to the building. Resulting in more floor area coverage and more profitable projects.
4. Detailed Area Plan (DAP) Check:
The Detailed Area Plan abbreviated as DAP was first introduced in 2008 with about 1528 square kilometers area in Dhaka City. There are different types of Land use in DAP, Like Urban Residential Zone, Commercial Zone, Industrial Zone, Mixed use Zone, where different types of buildings are permitted to build. Also, there are some restricted zone, where any type of building cannot be permitted to build, Like, Water Body, Floor Flow Zone, Overlay Zone, etc. We always guide the project owner; which types of buildings are permitted to which area or not.
5. Project Budget:
Project budget is a vital issue for any project planning. We try to outline an estimated budgetary plan to the project owner, before going through the final project planning. We also provide item wise Project Cost Estimation and Bill of Quantities(BOQ) at the end of the detail design. It helps the project owner to get a Loan from any Financial Institutions.
6. Project Approval:
Whether it is a small or large project; approval must be taken from competent authorities Like RAJUK, CDA, RDA, KDA, Pouroshova, or City Corporations. We prepare the detailed project approval sheet and supply it to the owner, duly signed by the Enlisted Architects and Structural Engineers. It takes 2 to 3 Months to get project approval from RAJUK.
7. Cost Effective Design:
It is a major responsibility of the designer to minimize the project cost. Project cost can be minimized in a number of ways like rational analysis and design of the project, material use, local resources utilization, etc. We at SHELLMARK, try to deliver a cost-effective and rational design to reduce the entire project cost.
8. Return of Investment:
Every project owner Looks for the ultimate returns from his/her investment over the project Lifetime. Resources planning and timely hand of the projects always reduce the breakeven of a project. We try to deliver a detailed ROI plan for our valuable clients, so that can easily get back their returns within the possible shortest time.
9. Exterior Beauty:
We believe in the exterior beauty of the project may Lead the potential users and customers. Our project Visualization and Animation helps the project owner to visualize their future projects before being constructed. We provide modern and contemporary design to all of our projects.
10. Project Features and Amenities:
We always List out the project features before starting any design works. The unit facilities, car parking, number of stories, number of basement floors, building utility, cross ventilations, privacy, safety, security, color themes, material use, rooftop management are covered in this part of the design.
11. Durability and Life Span:
Generally, a building is designed for about 100 years of its life span. We design all the sub-structural and super structural elements ensuring their lifetime durability. We consider the earthquake and wind Load while analyzing and design of a building. Which enhances the durability and lifetime of a building structure.
12. Community Participation:
Community participation in a project depends on the Socio-economic Conditions and Demographics of the users. We try to create some participatory facilities of projects, that ensure community participation, i.e rooftop community hall, Gymnasium, waiting for Louse, etc.
13. Environment Friendly Design:
We consider the environmental Impact of a project while designing. Use of Local material, creating green spaces, use of the solar panel, rain water harvesting, waste water treatment, sewerage treatment is our environment-friendly design considerations.
14. Setting the Trends:
SHELLMARK LIMITED is the Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh to update and reshuffle ourselves with the current Trends of Design Philosophy. We are constantly growing and enhancing our design capabilities to handle any kind of project in Bangladesh.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka Bangladesh
1. RAJUK Enlisted Architects
We have Experienced Architects Graduated from BUET & Member of The Institute of Architects Bangladesh(IAB), Also Enlisted to RAJUK under the legislative of Dhaka Mohanagar Imarat Nirman Bidhimala-2008. Always try to get Building Design Services from a Registered Architect. This ensures the maximum utilization of your space and safe residence.
2. RAJUK Registered Engineers
Most of Our Structural Engineers are graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET). Our Design Engineers are Corporate Member of The Institutions of Engineers Bangladesh(IEB). Our chief Structural Engineer is Registered in Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakkha(RAJUK) under the legislative of Urban Resilience Project(URP). A registered Structural Engineer can deliver you a Cost Effective and Safe Structural Design.
3. Certified Electro-mechanical Consultant
We Consider Electro-mechanical Services as an Important Part for a Building. Our Industry Certified Professionals are Capable of Handling any issue within possible shortest time. We provide full functioned design, detailing, estimate and BOQ. We also have work force to implement and supervision of Electro-mechanical works of Building Strcutures.
4. Earthquake Resistance Building Design
Earthquake forces are considered as the most vulnerable and uncertain lateral force for any building Structures. Geographically Bangladesh is situated in very active seismic vulnerable zone. A moderate level Earthquake will damage most of the non-engineered building in Dhaka City. We ensure earthquake resistance building analysis and design to keep you safe as well as your buildings.
5. 10+ Years in Building Consultancy
We are dealing with building consultancy services for more than 10 years. SHELLMARK LIMITED is the top 10 Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Our Experienced Architects and Engineers are always with you to design your dream house. We always try to execute our past experience to design any Residential, Commercial and Industrial Project in Bangladesh.
6. Cost Effective Safe Design
Building Construction cost is the ultimate thinking of every land owner. Building cost can be minimized while planning and designing of any structures. Cost effective safe building design is the moto of our services. We always assure to maintain the highest level of competency in cost minimization of your projects and ensure the ultimate safety of structures.
7. Design According to Latest Building Code
We perform Structural Analysis and Design in accordance with Latest release Bangladesh National Code, BNBC-2020 and Structural Detailing with ACI Detailing Manual-2005. ETABS, STAD Pro, GEAR, SAFE Software are used. We calculate the Live Load, Dead Load, Superimposed Load, Earthquake Load and Wind Load as per Latest code of Bangladesh.
8. Dedicated Customer Support
Our dedicated, friendly Customer Support Executives and Expert teams are always ready to support you. We provide top supervision during construction. Our project Engineers are always keep in touch with Land Owner and Contractor during construction. Please feel free to call us for any types of building design related issues. Hotline: +8801711991792 or Email: email@example.com
9. Focused on Customer Satisfaction
Among the List of Architectural firms in Dhaka, Bangladesh, we always focus on customer needs and satisfaction in space management, privacy, usability, aesthetical view, great Interior-Exterior Design, material flow control, quality works. We always ensure the quality workmanship both of design and implementation. Material flow control and quality check is the part of our services.
HISTORY IN NUMBERS
Top Listed Civil and Structural Engineering Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh
We are expert in Earthquake Resistance building design as per Bangladesh National Building Code, BNBC-2020 and ACI Detailing Manual-2005. We always ensure the highest dimensional accuracy in all of our designs. Which lead us the Best Architectural Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh
OUR PRESTIGIOUS PROJECTS
Top Reputed Hospital, Resort and Residential Hotel Design Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh
1. DYNE IN THE SKY RESTAURANT, Cox’s Bazar
SHELLMARK LIMITED has successfully completed the design of First SKY DINE RESTAURANT at Bangladesh in 2021. The Restaurant was named as “DINE IN THE SKY” which is located at Inani Beach, Cox’s Bazar. This type of Flying Dine restaurant is very new concept in Bangladesh. We are optimistic to design more such SKY DINER Restaurant in Prime Locations in Bangladesh. It will be the next generation thrilling amusement for all class of people.
2. Bangabadhu Satellite Ground Station, Gazipur
Bangabandhu Satellite-1 is the only and first Satellite in Bangladesh. The main biggest ground station of it has been setup in Joydebpur, Gazipur. SHELLMARK have conducted the Sub-soil Investigation of the prestigious project. The works has been conducted on behalf of SIL. We have ensured the ultimate field and Lab accuracy while testing soil specimen. Most of the Bangladeshi TV Chanel are Broadcasting their programs using this Satellite Signals.
3. China Energy Engineering Group
China Energy Engineering Group is the 100% Chinese State Owned Energy Company in the Republic of China. They have 10 Nos Power Station Projects in the Eastern Zone of Bangladesh. SHELLMARK have conducted the Digital Topographic Survey and Sub-soil Investigation of that 10 Power Station Project at Brahmanbaria, Comilla and Chandpur District.
4. Airport Village Complex, Dhaka
The Airport Village, just near to Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka. It is the most prestigious State of The Art Airport Hotel and Shopping Complex in Bangladesh. SHELLMARK have conducted about 2,50,000 SFT cladding survey of that mega leisure project in Bangladesh. The total complex comprise with five star hotel and shopping mall in the capita city Dhaka.
5. Muhuri Irrigation Project, Feni
Muhuri Irrigation Project is the Largest Irrigation Project in Bangladesh. We have conducted Digital Canal Survey of about 240km Irrigation Canal in Feni Sadar, Fulgazi, Songazi, Porshuram, Chagalnaiya in Feni District and Mirsharai, Sitakunda in Chittagong District. We have executed the Pre-works and Post Works Survey for preparation of Canal Log Section and Cross Section. It was a Project of Bangladesh Water Development Board(BWDB) and Financed by Asia Development Bank(ADB). We have completed the works in 2019.
6. Pallathal Teat Estate, Moulvibazar
Pallathal Tea Estate is the oldest Tea Garden in Bangladesh, located at Borolekha Upazila, Moulvibazar. The Tea Estate was established in 1920s as Pallathal Division under Hindustan Tea Company Limited. SHELLMARK have conducted the Digital Topographic Land Survey and Contour Survey of about 870 Acres of Land at the entire project. The masterplan and expansion schedule also been done by us.
1. What is an Architectural Firm?
The Terms “Architectural Firm” refers to a company or an Association of a group of Architects. The Architectural Firm Provides the Architectural Design of Buildings. Different firms are expert in designing of Different types of Buildings. There are Residential, Commercial, Institutional, Educational, Hospital, Residential Hotel, Duplex and Triplex House Design Architectural firm in Bangladesh.
2. Who is the Best Architect in Bangladesh?
There are numbers of Best Architects in Bangladesh. Some famous architects are departed. The Best Architects in Bangladesh who are practicing now a days are listed below:
1. Ar. Mubassar Hussain
2. Ar. Yafes Osman
3. Ar. Shamsul Wares
4. Ar. Bashirul Haq
5. Ar. Jalal Ahmed
6. Ar. Enamul Karim Nirjhar
7. Ar. Mohammad Foyez Ullah
8. Ar. Rafiq Azam
9. Ar. Mustafa Khalid Polash
10. Ar. Merina Tabassum
3. What Does the Name SHELLMARK Means?
The name“SHELLMARK” comes from two terms “SHELL” means the hard and protective outer cover of a“Snail”. In the point of Civil Engineering view the term “SHELL” means a Protective House. The term “MARK” means a symbol on earth’s surface. So, the name“SHELLMARK” means a protective House on an earth surface. The name was given by the Managing Director of SHELLMARK LIMITED Engr. Masud Rashid.
4. Do you have BUET Architect, who design my project?
Most of our Architects are graduated from BUET and have more than 10 years of Experienced in Architectural Design works. They are also members of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) and Registered at Rajdhani UnnayanKatripakkha (RAJUK). They are experienced in designing similar projects in Bangladesh.
5. Do you have RAJUK Enlisted Structural Engineer?
Our Chief Structural Engineer is Enlisted to RAJUK under the Legislative of Dhaka MahanagarImaratNirman Bidhimala-2008 in accordance with the Urban Resilience Project (URP) of Bangladesh Building Construction Act. Our Structural Engineers are more than 15 years experienced in High Rise and sophisticated Building Design. All of our Engineers are Member and Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Bangladesh(IEB)
6. Which Building Codes you follow for Building Design in Bangladesh?
We Analyze and design the buildings according to the Latest Building code of Bangladesh BNBC-2020. The Load calculations, shears, moments and torsions are computed according to this code. The Structural Detailing is carried out in accordance of ACI Detailing Manual-2005. We follow Time Saver Standards for Architectural Design and Detailing.
7. Do you use any Software in Building Design?
Yes, we use different types of softwares for Analysis, Design and Drafting of Building Structures. Extended Three-Dimensional Analysis of Building Structures ETABS and STAD Pro are used for Structural Analysis. GEAR and SAFE are used for structural Design. 3D Studio Max and Lumion are used for Architectural Visualizations and Animations.
8. How many times you revise the proposed plan?
A client can ask for several revisions and alternations of a proposed plan. We have no Limits on it and we are always ready to revise the proposed plan up to the client’s full satisfactions. We always try to honor client’s expectations and emotions while finalizing the proposed plan of a project.
9. Can we visit your designed project physically?
We have so many designed projects in different locations in the capital city Dhaka and many other prime cities in Bangladesh. If you are interested to visit them physically, our Customer Support Engineers will guide you to visit the project Locations as well. You also can see our designed projects from our website.
10. What Documents Required for RAJUK Plan Approval?
As a part of talking plan Approval From competent Authority i.e RAJUK, CDA, KDA, RDA, City Corporations or Pouroshova, a design Approval Sheet is required. The sheet consists of Mouza Map, Site Plan, Floor Plans, Front, Back Side Elevations, Building Cross Sections, Locations of Utility Services, FAR and MGC Calculation etc. Some Land documents also required for Plan Passi.e Land Registry Copy, Via Land Registry Copy, Mutation, DCR, Updated Land Tax, Prescribed Application Form etc.
11. Do you have any supports during Building Construction?
We have project management services during Building Construction. We provide project site visit by experienced project Engineers. Our design Architect and Structural Engineer also visit sites if required.We also have 24/7 Live chat support through our website for any types of queries and clarifications. The engaged contractor can also contact with us over phone for any types of supports.
12. Do have any office outside Dhaka City?
We do not have any Branch or Liaison office outside Dhaka. Our only corporate office at MuktobanglaComplex, Suite-201, Level-9, Mirpur Circle-1, Dhaka-1216. We are providing services all over Bangladesh from our corporate office at the Capital city Dhaka. Our team are always ready to move your project locations at any time.
13. How Long you are working with Architectural Design Services in Bangladesh?
We are working on Building Architectural and Structural Design Services for more than 10 years. SHELLMARK LIMITED was established in 2012 as an Architectural Design firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Later in 2014, it was incorporated as a Private Limited Company under The Companies Act-1994. Currently we are working on Architectural Design, Structural Design, Electrical, Plumbing Design, Soil Testing Services, Digital Land Survey, Project Management and Civil Construction. Now we are the Best Architectural Design Firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh