Do Pre-Schematic Work

Hold SD kickoff meeting

  1. All attendees notified: team members, owner reps, consultants
  2. Meeting info distributed: time, date, location, attendees, what to bring
  3. Meeting agenda prepared: objectives, topics, issues, schedules
  4. Supporting documents available: drawings, photos
  5. Meeting held: see host meeting
  6. Office objectives identified: financial gain, fill-in project, establish reputation
  7. Project objectives identified: quality, cost, schedules, staffing
  8. Selected tasks assigned
  9. Important decisions documented: recorded, noted, distributed
  10. Important decisions implemented

Confirm client submittal requirements

  1. All SD submittals to client identified: sketches, calculations, reports, diagrams, schedules
  2. Dates for SD submittals agreed to by all parties: owner, architect, consultants, outside reviewers
  3. Formats for SD submittals identified: quantity, delivery, email, hard copy
  4. Arrangements for required SD meetings agreed to: attendees, agendas, dates, locations
  5. All special services required during SD identified: needs assessments, requirements programming, financial feasibility studies, planning surveys, site evaluations, comparative studies of prospective sites, traffic studies, special studies for governmental authorities, future facilities, measured drawings, verifying drawing accuracy, inventories, cost analyses, appraisals, as-built drawings, special consultants

Research code requirements

  1. Critical code issues identified and documented: zoning, floor area ratios, accessibility

Research special construction requirements

  1. Special construction requirements identified and documented: construction phasing, use of existing facilities, future expansion

Obtain existing drawings

  1. Locations of existing drawings identified: owner, prior architect, contractor, building department, planning department
  2. All required existing drawings identified and obtained: plans, elevations, sections, details, engineering drawings, surveys
  3. Other required documents identified and obtained: specifications, calculations, geotechnical reports

Convert existing drawings to CAD

  1. Required drawings to convert identified: site plans, floor plans, roof plans, ceiling plans, elevations, sections
  2. Most effective conversion method identified: scanning, digitizing, outsourcing
  3. Every aspect of converted drawings agrees with existing.

Verify accuracy of existing drawings

  1. Drawings reflect existing conditions: verify by site visit, survey

Verify adequacy of existing services

  1. All utilities and services are sufficient to handle requirements of new building: sewer system, septic tank system, water pressure, gas pressure

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