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Schematic Design Documents (DBB) - Design Deliverables, Content and Format Requirements

Design Concepts Assessments
Schematic Design Alternatives
Class C Construction Cost Estimates for Each Schematic Design Alternative
Value Analysis Report
Fully Developed Schematic Design Preferred Alternative
NPS Project Sustainability Checklist
Class B Construction Cost Estimate
100% Draft Schematic Design Documents Submittal Formats
Final Schematic Design Documents Submittal Formats

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


Design Concepts Assessment

Present and revise, as needed, site integrated massing and architectural design concepts based on the completed Contextual Analysis and/or Project Program. NPS will verify conformance with the Contextual Analysis and/or Project Program. Design Concepts include:

  • Sketches
  • Massing Models
  • Character sketches
  • Diagrams
  • Images

In consultation with NPS, choose Final Design Concepts for advancement to Schematic Design Alternatives. Final Design Concepts may include:

  • Sketches
  • Massing Models
  • Character sketches
  • Diagrams
  • Images

Schematic Design Alternatives

Each Schematic Design Alternative may consist, as applicable, of the following for the specific project (additional information may be required for certain projects):

  • Drawings
    • Site Plan
    • Grading Plan
    • Universal Design and Accessibility Plan
    • Demolition Plan
    • Site Details
    • Floor Plans
    • Typical Sections
    • Typical Elevations
    • Utility Plan
    • Process Diagrams
    • Character Sketches
  • Presentation Options
    • Physical study model
    • Computer-generated three dimensional model images
    • Film or digital images
    • MS Powerpoint presentation
    • Color hand-drawn perspective and oblique drawing prints

Class C Construction Cost Estimates for Each Schematic Design Alternative


Value Analysis Report


Fully Developed Schematic Design Preferred Alternative

The Fully Developed Schematic Design Preferred Alternative shall consist of the following, as applicable, for the specific project (additional information may be required for certain projects):

  • Site and Utility Plans
  • Building Floor Plans, Elevations and Sections
  • Basis of Design Report

Narrative and drawings that capture all aspects of the project including descriptions of engineering systems, building, site and utility design; structural, mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, water and wastewater analysis; energy analysis; materials analysis; dark sky management features; and natural soundscape and noise management. The report shall include:

  • Civil Engineering
    • Storm water management
    • Utility corridor or routing
    • Roadway and parking
  • Landscape Architecture
    • Functional analysis of site program
    • Universal Design and Accessibility Plan
    • Accessible Route Plan
    • Roadway and parking siting and analysis
    • Vegetation and planting
    • Materials analysis
    • Character defining features listing (cultural landscape)
    • Statement of historic significance (cultural landscape)
    • Night Sky Preservation
    • Integrated Pest Management
  • Water/Wastewater Systems
    • Code analysis and verification
    • Descriptions of water/wastewater systems and alternatives
    • Design flow calculations
    • Fire flow requirements
    • Results of soils testing, e.g. percolation test results
    • Results of sampling and testing of wastewater
    • Utility corridor or routing
    • Calculations for utility system sizing
    • Modeling
    • Special studies, e.g. hazmat
  • Architecture and Preservation Architecture
    • Code analysis
    • Accessible Route Plan
    • Functional analysis of building program
    • Materials analysis (interior and exterior materials and finishes)
    • Character defining features listing (historic structures)
    • Statement of historic significance (historic structures)
    • Concurrence with NPS Cultural Resource Management Policies (2006)
  • Structural Systems
    • Analysis of code and loading requirements
    • Foundation system description
    • Roof and floor framing systems description
    • Lateral load-resisting elements description
  • Mechanical Systems
    • Descriptions of alternative mechanical systems
    • Mechanical code review, listing special code requirements
    • Adequacy of site utilities for mechanical systems, based on actual measurements of flow and pressure available or based on information from local utility companies
    • Justifications for and descriptions of preferred alternative mechanical systems
    • Description of Plumbing Fixtures and Plumbing System Equipment
  • Electrical Systems
    • Descriptions of electrical systems and alternatives
    • Load summary and calculations (if applicable)
    • Adequacy of site utilities for electrical and telecommunications systems based on information from local utility companies; verification of phase and voltage available
    • Electrical code review, listing special code requirements
    • Discussion of telecommunication, fire, and intrusion systems
  • Energy Analysis
    • Comparison of energy source alternatives, including renewable energy
    • Life cycle costing for value analysis of mechanical system and renewable energy alternatives
    • Preliminary mechanical system sizing
    • Energy analysis for US Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED™ certification
    • Energy budgeting for proposed facilities
  • Fire Protection
    • Fire Safety Plan (Code Analysis) consists of the following elements:
      Applicable Codes
      Fire Protection/Life Safety Approach
      General Description
      General Fire Resistive
      Construction Aspects
      Occupancy Classifications
      Fire Resistive Separations
      Doors and Windows
      Interior Wall, Ceiling and Floor Finishes
      Decorative Structures within Buildings
      Egress (including emergency egress lighting and accessible egress)
      Special Design
      Emergency Signage
      Suppression Systems
      Fire Department Access
      Fire Detection and Alarm System
      Emergency Communication Systems
      Smoke Management Description
      Central Control Station
      Emergency and Standby Power
      Elevators
  • Fully Developed Schematic Design Documents may also include the following:
    • Renderings and illustrative plans
    • Color hand-drawn perspective and oblique drawings
    • Computer-generated three dimensional model
    • Physical study model
    • Photographs or digital images
    • Microsoft PowerPoint presentation
  • Energy Use Estimate
    The energy use estimate should incorporate and reflect building specific modeling inputs (such as wall/window ratios, shading, nominal R-values, mechanical system efficiencies, lighting power densities, estimated infiltration rates, ventilation, etc.). The energy use estimate should be based on local or nearby weather data and be provided in the following two forms:
    • Energy Utilization Index (EUI) in kBTU/sf/year
    • Annual building energy consumption as a percentage of a similar building built to comply with ASHRAE 90.1 (including all site energy sources)
  • An example tool for determining the energy use estimate is Energy-10©. Regardless of which tool is used, provide, in tabular form, all the assumed modeling inputs in a summary document.

NPS Project Sustainability Checklist


Class B Construction Cost Estimate


100% Draft Schematic Design Documents Submittal Formats

  • Submit 100% Draft Schematic Design Documents in Hard Copy Formats.
    • Schematic Design Alternatives
    • Class C Construction Cost Estimates for each Schematic Design Alternative
    • Value Analysis Report
    • Fully Developed Schematic Design Preferred Alternative
      • Site and Utility Plans
      • Building Floor Plans, Elevations and Sections
      • Basis of Design Report
      • Energy Use Estimate
    • NPS Project Sustainability Checklist
    • Class B Construction Cost Estimate
  • Submit Class B and C Construction Cost Estimates in Electronic Format.

Final Schematic Design Documents Submittal Formats

  • Submit Final Schematic Design Documents in both Hard Copy Formats and Electronic Formats.
    • Schematic Design Alternatives
    • Class C Construction Cost Estimates for Each Schematic Design Alternative
    • Value Analysis Report
    • Fully Developed Schematic Design Preferred Alternative
      • Site and Utility Plans
      • Building Floor Plans, Elevations and Sections
      • Basis of Design Report
      • Energy Use Estimate
    • NPS Project Sustainability Checklist
    • Class B Construction Cost Estimate
    • NPS Review Form with written responses to 100% Draft Schematic Design Documents Review Comments
  • Development Advisory Board (DAB) Support Documents
    • Submit DAB Documents in Electronic Formats
      • Proposed Design Development and Construction Document Value Analysis activities on remaining key decisions.
      • Discussion focused on how the cost of major project features, systems, assets, equipment and finishes of this project compares with similar construction project costs in the local market area.
      • Five or fewer graphics providing an overview of the project, for example:
        • Existing Conditions Plan - location plan
        • Site Plan
        • Building Plans for each level
        • Building Elevations
        • Building and Site Sections
      • Information required to update the Environmental Screening Form (ESF)
 

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