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Predesign Documents (DB) - Design Deliverables, Content and Format Requirements

Contextual Analysis (Initiation)
Project Program
Integrated Design Narrative
Contextual Analysis (Completion) - When Required
NPS Project Sustainability Checklist
Class C Construction Cost Estimate
Scope and Cost Validation Documentation
100% Draft Predesign Documents Submittal Formats
Final Predesign Documents Submittal Formats

100% Draft Predesign Documents shall consist of the following. (Additional types of information, processes and considerations may be required for certain projects.)


Contextual Analysis (Initiation) - (Not Required for Designated Historic Structures and Historic Landscapes)


Project Program

The Project Program shall consist of the following, as applicable, for the specific project (additional considerations may be required for certain projects).

  • Architectural Program
    • Functional Requirements
    • Functional Relationships (Bubble Diagrams and/or Matrices)
    • Universal Design Features
    • Square Foot Area Requirements
    • Dimensional Requirements and/or Limitations
    • Unique Design Parameters
      • Dark Sky Management
      • Natural Soundscape Preservation and Noise Management
      • Integrated Pest Management
      • Bird Friendly Design for Structures with Large Glass Areas
    • Interpretative Program
    • Accessibility Requirements (ABA) - Utilize the NPS Universal Design and Accessibility Scoping Forms:
    • Building Orientation

  • Site Program
    • Functional Requirements
    • Functional Relationships (Bubble Diagrams and/or Matrices)
    • Universal Design Features
    • Square Foot Area Requirements (i.e. parking)
    • Dimensional Requirements and/or Limitations
    • Unique Design Parameters
      • Dark Sky Management
      • Natural Soundscape Preservation and Noise Management
    • Interpretative Program
    • Accessibility Requirements (ABA) - Utilize the NPS Universal Design and Accessibility Scoping Forms:

  • Site Analysis
    The Site Analysis (narrative and graphic format) shall be prepared based on the following Site Analysis Checklist:
    • Topographic Analysis (graphic plan)
    • Slope Analysis (graphic plan)
    • Analysis of Physical Features (graphic plan)
    • Accessibility Features and Deficiencies
    • Access and Circulation, Traffic and Parking Studies (graphic plan)
    • Vegetation (graphic plan)
    • Existing Water Bodies (graphic plan)
    • Site History
    • History of Existing Structures and Landscape
    • On-site Utility Studies (graphic plan)
    • Off-site Utility Studies
    • Environmental Studies and Reports
    • Climate Studies
    • Geotechnical/soils
    • Hydrologic Studies, Watershed Modeling Studies
    • Project Requirements
    • Existing Conditions Assessment, Hazmat Investigation
    • Permitting Requirements (property jurisdiction, wetlands, construction permits anticipated, etc.)

Integrated Design Narrative


Contextual Analysis (Completion) - (When Required)

  • Using the same character analysis process utilized for existing character, complete the Contextual Analysis template by filling in "Description of Proposed" to document the proposed character of all new site(s) and building(s) concepts. The completed Contextual Analysis Template will be used by the NPS to assess contextual compatibility of all forthcoming design concepts.

NPS Project Sustainability Checklist


Class C Construction Cost Estimate


Scope and Cost Validation Report Documentation

  • Document all scope and cost variations relative to the PMIS Project Statement and the PMIS Class C Construction Cost Estimate utilizing the Scope and Cost Validation Report template.

100% Draft Predesign Documents Submittal Formats

  • Submit 100% Draft Predesign Documents in Hard Copy Formats.
    • Project Program
    • Integrated Design Narrative
    • Contextual Analysis (When Required)
    • NPS Project Sustainability Checklist
    • Class C Construction Cost Estimate
    • Scope and Cost Validation Report
  • Submit Class C Construction Cost Estimate in Electronic Format.

Final Predesign Documents Submittal Formats

  • Submit Final Predesign Documents in both Hard Copy Formats and Electronic Formats.
    • Project Program
    • Integrated Design Narrative
    • Contextual Analysis (When Required)
    • NPS Project Sustainability Checklist
    • Class C Construction Cost Estimate
    • Scope and Cost Validation Report
    • NPS Review Form with Responses to 100% Draft Predesign Documents Review Comments
 

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