Review Programming and Alternate Building System
/ Develop and Refine Design / Analyze and Select Mechanical Systems
During the Schematic Design Phase, decisions made
during the Programming and Site Planning Phases are reviewed.
Landes-Benson-Parkins will then prepare Schematic
Design plans with alternate construction methods for the project
along with cost comparisons for each of the alternatives. These
alternatives are then reviewed with the client to
ensure that the project will meet all requirements.
Landes-Benson-Parkins will continue to work
to develop and refine the schematic design to fix and describe
the architectural, mechanical, and electrical systems of the
project. Various building systems will be reviewed with the client
to ensure the proper selection is made. Selection will be based
not only upon budget, but also energy efficiency life
cycle cost. The cost estimate will be updated during the
Design Development Phase.
Prepare Drawings and Specifications / Submit
Documents for Approvals / Selection of Bidders / Receive and
Evaluate Bids / Prepare Contracts
The next step of the project is the preparation of
Bid Documents consisting of the Drawings and Specifications
which set forth in detail the requirements for the construction
of the project. LBP has a reputation for providing thoroughly
prepared Bid Documents. For the contractor, this means knowing
exactly what is required to complete the project. For
the client, it means receiving highly competitive bids because
hidden cost and the contingency amount to cover cost is minimized.
Landes-Benson-Parkins will also assist the
client in selecting a list of bidders, distribute the Bid Documents,
and evaluate the proposals that are received from the bidders.
We will also assist the client with filing documents required
for the approval of any governmental agencies having
jurisdiction over the project.
After the bids have been evaluated and a selection
made, LBP will prepare the contract between the client
and the successful bidder.