Getting the project ready for approval

Once we have completed the feasibility study, and defined and visualised the targets and intentions of the project, we will proceed to the draft and approval planning stage.


At this point, we design the various building elements for ensuing official approval capability, without losing sight of the economic aspects. We match user needs with process requirements and legal building guidelines. Our interdisciplinary teams coordinate all interfaces and assist you with the entire planning of the building.

Throughout the project, we involve the required professional planners for structural engineering, technical building equipment, building physics, and fire protection, along with all other experts and specialists necessary for more specific issues. Any negotiations with the approval authorities are also conducted by our team.

Our services within the draft and approval planning

From pre-planning through to building application procedures, we provide you with the complete range of basic services defined in service phases 3 and 4 of the German Official Scale of Fees for Services by Architects and Engineers (“HOAI”).

These include:

  • Development of a draft under consideration of the essential relationships, requirements and conditions  
  • Integrating all the work results of the involved professional planners, and coordinating the required services
  • Compiling a site and draft description that encompasses all disciplines
  • Negotiations pertaining to the project’s approval capability
  • Cost calculation according to DIN 276 and comparison with the initial cost estimate
  • Updating the time schedule
  • Developing and compiling the templates and documents for public approvals or consents including applications for exceptions and exemptions
  • Construction project support up to approval notification

Special services can be arranged if and as required.

Want to learn more? Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Please contact us 

Ansprechpartner Generalplanung: Florian Heimerl
Florian Heimerl Member of the Management Board/Partner Phone: +49 (0) 62 21 / 379-224

About io‑consultants

io-consultants provides integrated consulting, design and planning services for production, logistics and supply chain management, as well as for architecture and IT projects. Since our launch in 1958, we have been helping our clients improve their supply and value chain with a wide range of services: from developing ideas into strategies to implementing complex industry projects as a lead consultant.