How SEO plays an important role for businesses?

With the growth of technology, the things around us are changing, even the ways in which the promotion of any company or brand is done. Everything that we do now have become digital and die to this the marketing that the companies do for the promotion of their business has also become digital. If your company is not known in social media, the customers that you get would be very limited. One of the major processes that this digital marketing involves is SEO. You should get good SEO services in order to get the best promotion for your brand. Here is a list of a few of the things that will help you in understanding as to why SEO is important for your business.

  1. Provides visibility

As we already mentioned, digital marketing is all about making your brand or business visible to the world. Since SEO is the key to digital marketing; it is dedicated to giving you maximum visibility. This basically increases your visibility in the way that whenever anybody searches about things related to your company, your company’s name will appear the first. The appearance of your company on the top of the search results will help you in getting the required recognition.

  • Provides traffic

The term traffic could be first understood by its literal meaning. In the business world, it means the customers that are coming to your website or store for knowing about your products or for purchasing them. If you think about it, then this is the most important thing that is needed for a business to grow. If the customers won’t come, how will your business grow? Therefore, SEO is the best way to get that traffic on your website.

  • Gives credibility

As everything now a day has taken the digital form, the credibility that you get for your business is also decided by the online performance of your company. The customers in the process of their search for a certain product relay upon the Google ranking of it. The higher the Google ranking is, the more trustworthy that brand is. So, SEO is the key that gives helps you in getting a higher Google ranking. If you have a good ranking, then you are more credible in the eyes of your customers.

  • Gives insight into your customer’s activities

It sounds magical, but it is for real that if you want, you can actually know what the mood of your customers is and what do they want at a certain time. SEO helps you in knowing that and it finally helps you in getting a sorted decision for your customers individually. To know more about the working of it search for SEO Wellington.

The conclusion is, SEO, when used properly and skillfully can do wonders to your business and can help you with many things. If you too are an owner of any business, then you must have used it at least for once. If not, try it now.

If you are interested in a career in Aquaculture we suggest you look at the opportunities offered by the training providers below.
Types of jobs include, deck hands, skippers, diving, farm maintenance, seeding crews, harvest crews, quality assurance, factory work and others.

If you would like to register your interest in any vacancies that may arise in the industry you can send your CV to info@marinefarming.co.nz. Please also include a brief summary, no more than 25 words and we will include in our bi-monthly newsletter which is circulated to marine farmers in the Top of the South Island.

Click here to download a copy of our Aquaculture Careers Brochure.

TRAINING PROVIDERS
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
An ever growing industry that feeds pockets and mouths – get qualified to work within this field. Get qualified in vessel operations, marine engineering, and aquaculture technology. Full-time study or short courses available. click here to download more information

Queen Charlotte College – Aquaculture Academy
Queen Charlotte College Aquaculture Academy (QCCAA) was initiated as a partnership between Queen Charlotte College and the New Zealand Marine Farming Association. The mandate of the Academy is to advance the skill levels and understanding of students and when possible, carry out meaningful research on issues relating to the aquaculture industry

New Zealand Seafood Industry Training Organisation
SITO is the link between the Tertiary Education Commission and the seafood industry. We make sure that funding provided by the Government for industry training in the seafood industry is used effectively.

SCHOLARSHIPS (Golden Bay)
Applications for the next Marine Farming Association Scholarship can be made by contacting NMIT or through your school. It is open to school leavers whose family home is in Golden Bay.
For more information click here to download the Aquaculture Scholarship Brochure.

CAREERS EXPOS
Golden Bay – click here to download more information.
Marlborough – click here to download more information

The Greenshell mussel industry in Marlborough earns around $170m in export earnings each year. The oversettlement of blue mussels on mussel farms is detrimental to the mussel farming industry in the region and it will be of great benefit to the industry if a productive model for oversettlement can be established, farmers could then adjust their farming techniques to avoid these oversettlements.

Download Sampling Reports here
Pelorus Sound Trip 1
Pelorus Sound Trip 2
Pelorus Sound Data Graphs (xls)
Pelorus Graphs 2012-2013 Year to Date Results (xls)
Port Underwood & East Bay Trip
Port Underwood & East Bay Graphs (xls)
Port Underwood & East Bay Graphs 2012-2013 Year to Date Results (Word)

Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) Application.
The Marine Farming Association lodged an application with the SFF to further enhance our current spat programme. This application was successful in attracting government funding. The project will increase the sampling areas for blue mussels to better predict the extent of blue mussel abundance in the Marlborough Sounds.

Throughout the project the Association will be better able to advise its members of the abundance of blue mussel spat in the water column which will in turn enable farmers to avoid over settlement by temporarily adjusting their farming methods.

FOLLOW OUR PROGRESS: Click here to read regular project updates.

Why has the MFA done this?

To develop a practical tool for mussel farmers to enable them to better manage their farming activities by reducing costs, rework and loss of growing space.
The collection of baseline data will overtime show trends which may be related to changes in environmental conditions.
An added benefit may be the identification of Greenshell mussel spat collection sites outside of the current collection areas.
At the conclusion of the three year project the MFA will better understand the distribution, abundance and farming implications associated with the over settlement of blue mussels. A review of the project with options for further work/continuation will be undertaken in the third year of the project.
What are the foreseeable benefits to MFA and its Members?
The data collected in the Blue Mussel Over-Settlement Project aims to help understand the abundance of blue mussels in the Marlborough Sounds by;

Not seeding greenshell mussels at peak blue mussel spawning times
Sinking spat and growing lines to avoid blue mussel settlement
Reducing on-vessel and factory grading out of blue mussels, thus reducing the level of blue mussels being dumped in landfills
Trialling of innovative methods to manage blue mussel over settlement
Increasing the production of Greenshell mussels using the same farming space
Reducing the level of vessel use for rework and operational inefficiencies
Increased knowledge through the collection and build-up of blue mussel spat collection data will allow the scientific experts to develop trends and understand further the behaviour of blue mussel spat.
The information from this programme will be shared with all members of the Marine Farming Association (representing 95-98% of mussel farmers) in the Top of the South.

The Greenshell mussel industry earns around $200m in export earnings each year. The seed material (spat) currently used to stock mussel farms comes from a number of sources; Ninety Mile Beach (60%) and Golden Bay and Tasman Bay (40%). There is a growing interest in hatchery grown spat.
Ninety Mile Beach (Kaitaia) spat is vital to the mussel farming industry throughout NZ. It is essential that these supplies continue and that the resource is sustainably managed to ensure future supplies. It is also important that the quality of spat received by the farmers is in the best possible condition for on growing. It is a major cost to mussel farmers if spat is purchased, seeded out and fails to grow.

Spat on Ninety Mile BeachSustainable Farming Fund (SFF) application.
The Marine Farming Association successfully lodged an application with the SSF to commence on a journey that will in the end provide quality Kaitaia spat to mussel farmers. This will occur through field sampling and the adoption of industry best practices.

FOLLOW OUR PROGRESS: Click here to read regular project updates.

The project aim is to;

Develop a testing regime to assess the viability of spat before it leaves Kaitaia
Develop a testing regime to assess the viability of spat when it reaches the marine farmer and when it is seeded out on the farm
Develop a Code of Practice for the handling of Kaitaia Spat from the beach to the marine farmer
Why has the Industry done this?

The cost of failed spat is significant for farmers and further research into spat viability and mortality has many benefits to the industry.
To embark on a long term process of continuous improvement based on the health of spat throughout the collection, packaging, transportation and seeding processes.
What are the foreseeable benefits to industry?

To ensure other Ninety Mile Beach stakeholders that the industry is harvesting mussel spat in a responsible and sustainable manner
To reduce waste and cost to industry by avoiding the need to rework failed spat
To have assurance that spat being purchased by farmers is healthy and in good condition
To future proof the right to collect beach cast spat from Ninety Mile Beach by exhibiting responsible practices
To better understand the variability’s around the collection and transportation of spat collected off Ninety Mile Beach
To improve the profitability for mussel spat catchers and mussel farmers

The Marine Farming Association (MFA) and its members are committed to the environment and since the 1990s the MFA has operated an active Environmental Programme.

In the early days this was focused on cleaning up and recording industry and recreational debris collected on the beaches in the Marlborough Sounds.

This programme was later extended to include Golden Bay and Tasman Bay and the scope was widened to include all ‘on water’ marine farming activities, including minimising the impact on the environment from:

Debris from marine farming activities
Noise levels from marine farming activities
Pollution and emissions from industry vessels
Waste taken to landfill
The Environmental Programme is guided by the ‘Top of the South Environmental Strategy’ and managed by the MFA’s Environment Committee. The Guiding Principles are:

To minimise the impact of marine farming activities on the wider environment and community in which we operate
To minimise generic concerns which from time to time may be expressed by other stakeholders and users of the Marlborough Sounds, Golden Bay and Tasman Bay in respect of marine farming
The programme includes a large number of volunteers from the marine farming industry. Also the MFA employs environmental mentors in Marlborough and Tasman Bay/Golden Bay. These mentors work with farmers to ensure they are complying within the industry standards.

The ‘army’ of volunteers are made up of MFA members and marine farming companies that donate their time, vessels and equipment to monitor on a roster basis ‘collector’ areas in the Top of the South, they also participate in regular beach clean ups.

The MFA also employs an Environment Programme Manager who oversees the implementation of the Top of the South Environmental Strategy and works with industry operators and other stakeholders to ensure the objectives of the Strategy are met. This work includes reporting on the activities of the participants and monitoring and cleaning up key areas of the Top of the South.

Because we know how much Kiwis love the outdoors and how important the environment is, the beach cleans extend further than marine farm debris and we collect all debris including recreational debris.

The MFA also operates an Environmental Hotline for use by members of the Association and the general public. If you have any matters of concern in respect to the marine farming industry’s environmental performance in the Top of the South Island please call this number.

Marlborough Shellfish Quality Programme (MSQP)
New Zealand’s aquaculture industry has built its reputation on seafood produced in a clean safe environment and leads the world in its quality management programmes.
When we take food from the ocean there are risks arising from the biotoxins, bacteria and viruses. We promote our seafood as being healthy and produced in pristine water. Therefore we have an obligation both commercially and morally to ensure that claim is backed by a rigorous food safety programme. Our programmes are considered the most robust in the world and we regularly host overseas industry representatives looking to learn from our systems and leading edge technologies.

Many shellfish such as mussels, cockles and scallops are filter feeders meaning they literally filter their food from the sea water by pumping the water through their gills. A typical mussel filters 360 L of water each day. As a result it concentrates any micro organisms, chemicals or toxins present in the environment. To ensure food safety both shellfish and water are monitored for
Biotoxins
Bacteria
Heavy metals – (industrial pollution – more of a concern overseas)

The industry funds just on $1,000,000 of sampling and testing each year in the top of the South Island, and that’s before the product reaches the processing plants and under goes additional testing.

There are two unique factors that distinguish our programmes from others around the world. The first is the co-operative approach between industry, scientists and regulators – resulting in continuous improvement, efficiency gains and very high compliance. The second is that the programmes are 100% industry funded in contrast to competing industries overseas where the programmes are funded and operated entirely by Government agencies. New Zealand is divided into 26 delivery centres that are responsible for operating the programme in their own areas. The MSQP delivery centre covers the growing waters from approximately 80% of New Zealand’s aquaculture exports are produced and extends from Port Underwood, Queen Charlotte and Pelorus Sounds and Golden Bay.

Marlborough Shellfish Quality Programme (MSQP) is an incorporated society and is governed by seven elected members of industry plus representatives from the regulatory authority.

Sampling
Each year we collect and test approximately 6000 water and shellfish samples. Our testing officers are on the water throughout the year in all weather and sea conditions. The programme operates 365 days a year.

For all the testing that is carried out the greatest opportunity for assuring the food safety and acceptable water quality, is to not contaminate the water in the first place.

The MSQP programmes monitor for contamination of both the water and the shellfish.

The aquaculture industry in New Zealand has representation at a number of levels.

The overarching organisation is the New Zealand Aquaculture Council which comprises representatives from the four major specie groups. Other organisations which have an interest in aquaculture, either at a national or local level, have non-voting observer status.
As the body representing the interests of the marine farming industry in the top of the South the MFA is such an associated organisation.

New Zealand Aquaculture Limited
Chief Executive – Gary Hooper

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Salmon
NZ Salmon Farmers Association Inc (NZSFA)
Chair: Mark Gillard

Abalone
NZ Abalone Farmers Association Inc (NZAFA)
Chair: Jimmy Miller

Mussels
NZ Mussel Industry Council (NZMIC)
Chair: Peter Vitasovich
Executive Officer: Rebecca Clarkson

Oysters
NZ Oyster Industry Association Inc (NZOIA)
Chair: Callum McCallum

Associated Organisations (Non-voting Observers)
Marine Farming Association Members (MFA) Contact: Graeme Coates,
Executive Officer

Te Ohu Kai Moana (TOKM)
Contact: Craig Lawson,
Seafood Resource Analyst

NZ Seafood Industry Council (SeaFIC) Contact: Nici Gibbs, Policy Manager

Coramandel Marine Farmers Association (CMFA) Contact: Gilbert James, Chair

NZAqC Water Quality Committee
Contact: Dorothy-Jean McCoubrey, Food Safety Adviser, Aquaculture New Zealand

Seafood Industry Training Organisation (SITO)

INDUSTRY TRAINING
The Queen Charlotte College Aquaculture Academy (QCCAA) was initiated during 2002 as a partnership between Queen Charlotte College and the Marine Farming Association. The mandate of the Academy is to advance the skill levels and understanding of students attending and, when possible, to carry out meaningful research on issues relating to the aquaculture industry.

To download a brochure about the Queen Charlotte College Aquaculture Academy Click HERE

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SEAFOOD INDUSTRY TRAINING ORGANISATION
The aquaculture industry in New Zealand has a bold future – and not just because of our ideal coastal topography, weather conditions and clean, unpolluted water. The industry’s commitment to training is a key part of future growth and development. Seafood Industry Training Organisation (SITO) ensures that opportunities for training and ongoing research and development abound, keeping up with the exciting pace of marine farming. SITO is strongly focused on responding to the aquaculture industry’s skill needs and works closely with industry representatives. This means individuals, businesses and the industry all benefit from relevant, industry-specific training. And the industry can move forward readily to meet ever-increasing market demands.

SITO and Aquaculture – where to find out more
If you want to know more about what training is available for you or for your business, visit the website at www.sito.co.nz

EMPLOYMENT

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Jobs in the New Zealand Aquaculture industry
People in the industry work as farmers, harvesters, divers, biologists, water systems engineers, hatchery technicians and managers, marine biotechnologists, biotoxin monitoring specialists, spat collectors, seaweed gatherers, marine ecologists, aquaculture nutritionist, aquatic health specialists, breeding technicians, researchers, product designers, marketing, suppliers, retailers, processors…to name a few! There are also people who work for aquaculture businesses in administrative and support roles, marketing and management or within the processing plants that bridge the gap between the ocean and the market place.

And the great thing about SITO and industry training is that there are opportunities to grow and develop your role in aquaculture while you’re at work. No student loans here!
Contact SITO today and catch your future now

Mussel Harvesting, Havelock circa 1960

New Zealand’s major aquaculture areas are Northland, Coromandel, Tasman and Golden Bays, Marlborough, Banks Peninsula and Stewart Island. CLICK HERE to a map outlining the major Aquaculture areas.
Marine Farming Association owns 5 spat catching and 8 spat holding farms in the Marlborough Sounds.

These are located in Beatrix Bay, Clova Bay (2), Wet Inlet, Danger Point, Fitzroy Bay, Te Puraka Bay, Te Puru, Waihinau Bay, Whakitenga, Whangatoetoe Bay, Garnes Bay, plus seasonal spat catching sites in Golden Bay and Tasman Bay.

The Marine Farming Association (MFA) and its members are committed to the environment and since the 1990s the MFA has operated an active Environmental Programme.

In the early days this was focused on cleaning up and recording industry and recreational debris collected on the beaches in the Marlborough Sounds.

This programme was later extended to include Golden Bay and Tasman Bay and the scope was widened to include all ‘on water’ marine farming activities, including minimising the impact on the environment from:

Debris from marine farming activities
Noise levels from marine farming activities
Pollution and emissions from industry vessels
Waste taken to landfill
The Environmental Programme is guided by the ‘Top of the South Environmental Strategy’ and managed by the MFA’s Environment Committee. The Guiding Principles are:

To minimise the impact of marine farming activities on the wider environment and community in which we operate
To minimise generic concerns which from time to time may be expressed by other stakeholders and users of the Marlborough Sounds, Golden Bay and Tasman Bay in respect of marine farming
The programme includes a large number of volunteers from the marine farming industry. Also the MFA employs environmental mentors in Marlborough and Tasman Bay/Golden Bay. These mentors work with farmers to ensure they are complying within the industry standards.

The ‘army’ of volunteers are made up of MFA members and marine farming companies that donate their time, vessels and equipment to monitor on a roster basis ‘collector’ areas in the Top of the South, they also participate in regular beach clean ups.

The MFA also employs an Environment Programme Manager who oversees the implementation of the Top of the South Environmental Strategy and works with industry operators and other stakeholders to ensure the objectives of the Strategy are met. This work includes reporting on the activities of the participants and monitoring and cleaning up key areas of the Top of the South.

Because we know how much Kiwis love the outdoors and how important the environment is, the beach cleans extend further than marine farm debris and we collect all debris including recreational debris.

The MFA also operates an Environmental Hotline for use by members of the Association and the general public. If you have any matters of concern in respect to the marine farming industry’s environmental performance in the Top of the South Island please call this number.

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The Marine Farming Association Inc (MFA) is a subscription based organisation, representing marine farmers in the top of the South Island of New Zealand, set up with the objective to promote, foster, advance, encourage, aid and develop the rights and interests of its members and the marine farming industry in general.

Farmers in this area of New Zealand grow approximately 80% of the marine products farmed in New Zealand. The major species include Greenshell™ mussels and king salmon. Other species include seaweeds, pacific oysters and paua (abalone). Sales from these farms exceed $200 million per year.

Marine Farming Brochure is available for displays, for further information and stocks of brochures please contact.

The mussel farming industry in the Marlborough Sounds started in the 1960’s. The early days of the industry were dominated by research and development, trial and error, local product sales and a mussel extract used to help alleviate arthritis.

By 1974, as the industry grew, there was a need for some formal organisation and the Marlborough Sounds Marine Farming Association was formed. The name was changed to the NZMFA in 1986 to better reflect the growing importance of the industry.

In 2007, following the establishment of Aquaculture New Zealand Ltd, the New Zealand Marine Farming Association agreed to change its name to the Marine Farming Association, which reflects both on the Association’s heritage and regional interest.

In 2004 the NZMFA released a book on a history of mussel farming in New Zealand. This book focus’s on the personalities and vessels involved in the first quarter century of the industry’s growth. The book ‘Lines in the Water’ retails for $59.95. The book is 320 pages, hard cover, with more than 400 colour photographs. The book is available from The Marine Farming Association Inc, 

‘Lines in the Water’
Retailing for only $59.95 this book is 320 pages, hardcover, with more than 400 colour photographs.

About the Book:
This book was commissioned by the MFA as a celebration of the mussel industry and a tribute to its pioneers. It was preceded by an oral history project, also by Carol Dawber, and tapes form that project are lodged at the Oral History Centre at the Alexander Turnball Library in Wellington

About the Author:
Carol Dawber is a Picton based writer who has specialised in Nelson/Marlborough histories. Previous publications include The Jacksons of Te Awaiti, a history of Tory Channel whaler Jimmy Jackson and his descendents, and Inheriting the Dream, about co-operative dairy companies in the Tasman region. A former Nelson Mail journalist, Carol has also worked as a scriptwriter for Shortland Street and has completed a Spectrum documentary programme for National Radio. Lines in the Water is her twelfth book.

The 2012 MFA membership stands at some 129 Ordinary Members and 35 Associate Members and 3 Life Members.  Each ordinary member has one voting entitlement.

The governance of the MFA is the responsibility of the Executive Committee that comprises a President, Vice President and up to 10 committee members.  Members of the executive are elected by ordinary members at the Annual General Meeting of the MFA, held in July each year.

2012-2013
President
Rob Pooley
Executive Members
Graeme Beal
Graeme Clarke
Jim Goulding
Jonathon Large
Aaron Pannell
Kevin Primmer
Andrew Schwass
Bob Nicolle
Kris Solly
Zane Charman
Vice President
Gary Brown
Executive Officer
Graeme Coates

The MFA is an active participant in the Ring Road companies, holding approximately 16% of the water space in Golden Bay and 20% in Tasman Bay Ring Road companies.

The Ring Road Companies comprises of Golden Bay Ring Road Spat Catching Ltd, Tasman Bay Ring Road Spat Catching Ltd, Golden Bay Ring Road Farming Ltd and Tasman Ring Road Spat Catching Ltd.

The MFA owns 5 spat catching and 8 spat holding farms in the Marlborough Sounds. Spat catching and spat holding lines on these sites are leased to industry on a contract basis. The MFA manages the lighting and permits relating to the farms and in return receives income from the leasee farmers.

Other activities run by the MFA include a Beach Debris Management programme and the Marlborough Sounds lights monitoring programme. The MFA runs regular liaison committee meetings with the Marlborough District Council, Port Marlborough Ltd, the Ministry of Primary Industries, Department of Conservation and the Tasman District Council. It also participates in the Marlborough District Council’s Sounds Liaison Committee.


Why a sheepskin rug is a great option than other animal rugs?


It has been observed that sheepskin rug is a very good option for decorating a house. If you are planning to give a warm feeling to your house then this type of rugs are the best one. It is also considered to be far better from another type of rugs. These types of rugs are versatile in nature. You might have observed that sheepskin rugs are always smaller in size than the other ones. Most of the other type of rugs are mostly found in big size.

The reason for buying sheepskin rugs for home:

There are ample reasons why sheepskin rugs can be used in various rooms. Rather this piece of information can be quite helpful for the people who are intending to buy a sheepskin rug for their home.

  • If you are wandering to give a Scandinavian look to your room then these rugs are the best choice. This is because the Scandinavian theme mainly focuses on a soft color other than bright or vibrant colors. Another type of rugs will not provide this look.
  • Sheepskin rugs can be dyed and found in a wide variety of sizes and textures. No other rugs can be so found. There may be variations in both their color and size.
  • The soft touch of the rug is quite comfortable for your foot. No other rugs will give you such comfortability and relaxation. This is because other rugs are made of many materials.
  • It has minutely observed that sheepskin rugs are very easy to clean. This is not the case with another type of rugs. Other quality rugs need much maintenance and care. The process of cleaning is quite easier at the same time.

It is now almost clear that sheepskin rug is always the best option for purchasing.

Other qualities of buying such rugs:

It is always ideal and amazing to buy a sheepskin rug for the home. Such rugs are always the best in terms of style and practicability. You must have observed that most of the commercial places and residential building are relying on using such type of rugs.

  • Time has changed and so is the concept of the interior. Most of the people are inclining towards decorating their home in primitive style and traditions. Sheepskin rug is a good option in such a case.
  • This type of rugs comes within the budget of the common man. This allows people to use such rugs in their room.
  • These types of rugs can be easily placed in any corner of the room as they easily fit within a small space. It is really the best choice.

With this, it can be well said that with the changing styles and concept people are really trying to adapt to the newly emerged fashion. It may appear to be slightly different to decorate a room with such rugs, but the whole idea is really amazing from all ends. It can completely turn the look of a room.

Steps Which Will Ensure a Smooth Project Completion


Architects are skilled people who have spent years studying the craft and even more years perfecting it. But no matter how much faith you have in an architect, for you, your project will, of course, be special. As such, it demands special attention as well. While there are some given steps to follow while hiring an architect, but there are some steps which you yourself should take while hiring one. These will ensure that you are in the right mindset and are ready to collaborate with the architect.

Remember that it Will Get Messy

Architects are in the profession of the building, but before creations come demolition, especially when it comes to renovations. All this means that things will inevitably get messy. To have an idea of how this destruction will go about, make sure to discuss the various facets of the demolition process with your architect. This will give you a good idea regarding the extent to which your residence will be affected and how you can protect the things you need.

Be ready for a change

Any initial conversation with a hired professional architect will make it seem like things are set in stone. But professionals understand that things are bound to change in the long run. You should be prepared for that too. Discuss carefully how you can deal with those changes in the best way possible. This is even more important if you need to deal with changes in the budget. Do this before the work contractually begins. Make sure you communicate to the architect that he or she should always be ready to discuss new plans before implementing them. Following these simple steps will help you avoid unnecessary stress and major project roadblocks.

Create lines of communication

As said in the above point a little, you should make efforts to ensure communication with the architect. This will help in making sure that both of you are on the same page. Before you sign on to a contract, make sure that you have established a level of trust and have agreed on clear communication in case any problems arise. This is because a proper connection will ensure a successful project. For this, create fixed times when the architect will give you updates on the project and both of you can clarify essential doubts.

Attention to details and documentation

Just because architects deal with numbers, measurements and scales don’t mean that they aren’t creative minded. But they are also very detail oriented and will want to know all the possible details regarding the project. So while communicating all such details it’s important that you come armed with strict documentation. Write down all that is agreed upon, as it will help both parties feel secure in the agreement and plans decide upon.

How to get a great architect?

You should begin your search of finding a great architect by asking your peer groups and relatives. But you can expand that list to include professionals like architect Auckland, Christchurch, Queensland and such. Keep an open mind while hiring one. All these steps will help ensure that you and your hired architect are on the same page regarding the project. It will cut down unnecessary stress and decrease project delays