Development Processes Defined


The Inception Phase:

 The Inception Phase frameworks establishing the project vision and means to satisfy the client's business or public service requirement, including site selection, planning considerations, establishment of timeline, method of delivery and budget; additionally serves as a reflective path to identify the necessary resources (design, legal, financial and liability).

The Conceptualization Phase:

 This Phase identifies the major design ideas in the context of objectifying programs, facility performance and activity parameters, to define spaces, and to initiate basic project element considerations to address feasibility.

Criteria Definition Phase:

This Phase provides for the creation and refinement of schematic diagrams of the basic project elements - substructure, shell, interiors, equipment, services, equipment and furnishings, special construction and demolition, and building site-work that fully establish project spatial and element criteria as the Basis of Design.

Design Phase:

Phase in which project team establishes means of satisfying project Basis of Design requirements with technical solutions, evaluates alternatives through value analysis or similar processes, and completes initial documentation - Drawings and specified Work Results - for the designed project.

Coordination Phase:

Phase that bridges the design effort with implementation by integrating constructability and feasibility evaluations of the design in order to further develop spaces, elements, products, and materials necessary for the procurement and execution of the Work irrespective of the method of delivery.

Implementation Phase:

Phase to implement the coordinated design through construction planning, prefabrication, and field execution characterized by constructor 'means and methods,' and Basis of Construction strategies controlled by quality assurance and control protocols.

Handover Phase:

Phase to evaluate the completed Work through testing, inspection, and commissioning activities, including for any Owner-furnished equipment, to ensure that design/performance criteria are met while conforming to applicable codes and standards, and transfer project knowledge from the design/construction team to the Owner/facility management team via demonstrations, training, and documentation.

Operations Phase:

Phase in which owner or a designated agent occupies, uses, and manages and maintains a facility, which may also include partial or whole facility renovation, repair, reconditioning or remodeling activities as part of the project use lifecycle.

Closure Phase:

Phase which includes facility closure, preparation for unknown future use, demolition in whole or part, foreclosure, sale, or similar dispensation initiated by the decision that the facility no longer meets the needs of the Owner and cannot be feasibly reconfigured for continued use by that Owner Developments are managed through processes.


From Processes Into Actions


Pre-submittal Meetings:

Pre-Submittal Meetings are a requisite to the permitting  of large development plans. Pre-submittal must be requested by filling out an application through your local building department.

Representatives from City Planning, Building and Safety, Civil Engineering, and Strategic and Transportation Planning are the core group who participate in Pre-Submittal meetings.

 When the meeting is scheduled an Applicant meets with a team from their local building services department at the proposed site to describe the 'Concept' of the development.

 Each department representative brings material and insight to the meeting which will be applied to the applicant's ideas to determine the general viability of the project.

 The applicant is asked to describe in general detail the proposed development and answers questions of the department representatives to help them determine what each respective department would require as a part of the submitted plan prior to approval for permitting.

 Pre-Submittal meetings offer an applicant with a Complex Project the opportunity to explore project viability, major requirements, fees, time frames, and overall processing issues before filing an application, preparing detailed plans, and committing other time and resources.

The goal of this early consultation is to help applicants understand and improve the flow and compliance of Complex projects as they move through the various stages of permitting, approval and finally development.

 For a Detailed Guide on what you should know and expect when applying for a pre-submittal meeting you can query 'pre-submittal meetings' in your local area. An example of the the types of documents you will need can be found by clicking the link below.

Documents You Will Need In Your Endeavor