ARK Architects as luxury home builders control all the building process right from the beginning. ARK has their own construction site company, and their team that will carry out the works strictly in keeping with the design and quality specifications of the architect design firm. This guarantees the final results and that the project is completed to the utmost standards of quality, safety and always delivered on time.
Controlling the work also allows us to comply a 100 per cent with the delivery date we committed to. This is one of the most valuable commitments appreciated appreciated by ARK architects design firm clients who, once the project has started, have the opportunity to know in detail the progress. Our high demands and our high levels of organization and efficiency allow the client to have a global overview of the project planning, timescales and project phases, a monthly reporting of the completed phases and a deadlines specific to each building phase. All this allows us to ensure with total confidence the date of delivery and that the client is permanently informed of the project evolution.
Our experience as luxury home builders has led us to know the best plots of land. These are complex terrains, so our ﬁrst obligation is to carry out a good geotechnical study. We work with reputable companies of high prestige to fulﬁl that part and although the characteristics of the terrain limit us, fortunately technology exists that allows us to fulﬁl the dreams of our clients.
We work in a very safe sector. There are external quality control agencies and the municipalities, through work centres, carry out labour inspections. But that’s not all. At ARK we have our own internal controls to ensure that the work complies with current legislation.
We try to be totally independent and not to have to rely on anyone. That’s maybe, for me, one of ARK’s strengths. If we outsource an engineering work it is because we want to make sure that the latest technology is being used, but the truth is, we might probably be able to do it by ourselves. We have the right software and knowledge in all different fields. Anything we design we can build. The client trusts us, and is surprised at how well we work in Spain.
THE IMPORTANCE OF GEOTECHNICAL STUDIES
The area of influence taking in Campo de Gibraltar and the Costa del Sol is very geologically complex, hence the importance of accurate geotechnical studies, and in particular, the need to follow expert recommendations.
Geologically, the area under study is located in the context of the Cordillera Bética or Betic System of mountain ranges, which can be divided into three major geological units, one of which is the Campo de Gibraltar Complex, appearing mainly in the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga, although there are also terrains in North Africa which are tectonic equivalents of this complex.