Development Processes Defined
The Inception Phase:
The Conceptualization Phase:
Criteria Definition 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.