We are having some work done on our house; we have an architect who will see the project through the Câmara, but we are having some problems with getting across the concept of project management - largely I suspect due to the language issues, but also may be because what we want may not be normal procedure here.
What we want is someone to oversee the builder: basically to represent us in agreeing on fixtures and finishings; in checking the work has been done correctly; agreeing that the next staged payment can be paid etc.
Is this something the architect would normally take on? What would be the correct term in Portuguese for this?
Any advice, experiences etc, would as ever be appreciated.