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Landscape Architectural QA Checklist

Predesign

Within Scope and Budget

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Site program matches PMIS scope, budget.
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Project scope includes accessibility for visitors and employees with disabilities.
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Class C estimate includes appropriate site development.

NEPA/106 Compliance

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Environmental Screening Form (ESF) is complete.
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Section 106 documentation includes ABAAS requirements for historic buildings.

LA Design Standards

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Consistent with DSC Landscape Architecture Design Standards.
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Proposed design adequately addresses site needs of PMIS project.
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Site analysis complete, supports proposed design.
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NPS Universal Design and Accessibility Scoping Form is completed.

Site Program includes:

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Functional Requirements (parking, drop-off, RV/oversize parking, employee, visitor site amenities, etc.).
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Functional Relationships (Bubble Diagrams and/or Matrices).
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Universal Design Features and Accessibility Requirements (ABA).
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Interpretative Program and Programmatic Access.
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Unique design parameters.

Coordination

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Architectural and site program/analysis coordinated with no conflicting elements.

Completeness

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All required deliverables submitted.

Schematic Design

Scope and Budget

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Site development matches DAB approved scope, budget.
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Project scope includes accessibility for visitors and employees with disabilities.
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Class B estimate includes appropriate site development.

NEPA/106 Compliance

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Required environmental/cultural studies identified in ESF are complete, support proposed design.
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EA/CE complete, additional needs and permitting identified, scheduled.
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Historic building/site projects meet ABAAS requirements for historic buildings. Include:
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Accessible routes to accessible entrances from parking and/or public transportation.
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All major building functions are on an accessible floor/floors, accessible restrooms, etc.
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Visitor and employee spaces and programs are accessible.

LA Design Standards

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Consistent with DSC Landscape Architecture Design Standards.
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ABA requirements are met, universal access, number of parking spaces @ 1.8% maximum grade, 4.75% maximum walks or 8% maximum ramps with handrails.
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Accessible parking spaces and drop-off are close to building/site entrance (within 200').
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Design is appropriate for site, building orientation, site drainage, and access.
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Natural drainages are preserved.
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Building, parking and walks sited to minimize site disturbance.
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Outdoor use areas are sited to provide adequate shading, interpretation, views, appropriate seating, sized for function, integrated wheelchair seating.
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Universal design principles are incorporated.
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Common utility/vehicular/pedestrian corridor utilized.

NPS Policies and Guidelines (NPS ethic)

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Adequate value-based decision tools utilized.
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Proposed design reflects park design standards, HSR, CLR.
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Design meets intent of the Contextual Analysis and is compatible with NPS design ethic.

Completeness

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All required deliverables submitted.
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All review comments from Predesign Review satisfactorily resolved.

Design Development (DBB or DB)

Within Scope and Budget

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Site development matches DAB approved scope, budget.
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(VA) recommendations addressed.
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Class B estimate includes appropriate site development.

NEPA/106 Compliance

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Developed area is same as that cleared by (EA), all utility requirements within site cleared by NEPA document.
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Historic building/site projects meet ABAAS requirements for historic buildings. Include:
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Accessible routes to accessible entrances from parking and/or public transportation.
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All major building functions are on an accessible floor/floors, accessible restrooms, etc.
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Visitor and employee spaces and programs are accessible.
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Compliance is complete, needed permits identified, scheduled.

LA Design Standards

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Consistent with DSC Landscape Architecture Design Standards.
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Demolition Plan clearly identifies site elements to be removed and protects resources to remain provides adequate tree protection.
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Demolition instructions are clear on what to remove and what to remain, and are coordinated with design documents.
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Design minimizes amount of impervious surface constructed.
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Site Plans adequately distinguish existing conditions from proposed development.
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Site layout, materials and form are appropriate for climatic region.
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ABA requirements are met, universal access, number of parking spaces @ 1.8% maximum grade, 4.75% maximum walks or 8% maximum ramps with handrails.
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Universal design principles are incorporated.
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Road and parking turning radii appropriate for use identified.
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Culverts are sized adequately to reduce maintenance.
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Outline Specifications clearly reflect overview of treatment and quality that is presented in the drawings.
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Accessibility plan(s) included showing all accessible routes, maneuvering clearances at doorways, furnishings and amenities, reach ranges, etc.
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Building location meets all setback requirements, zoning codes, and deed restrictions.

NPS Policies and Guidelines (NPS ethic)

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Proposed design reflects park design standards, HSR, CLR.
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Design meets intent of the Contextual Analysis and is compatible with NPS design ethic.
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NPS cover sheet is used, clearly indicating park boundaries, limits of proposed work, and any historic district boundaries.
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Drawings comply with Director's Order and Reference Manual 10A, DSC CAD Users Guide, and NPS/DSC CAD Drafting Standards.

Coordination

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Drawing set is organized by site then architectural: civil, landscape architectural, architectural, followed by structural, then HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical complies with Director's Order and Reference Manual 10A.
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Building and retaining wall footings are shown on grading and layout plans match structural sheets with no interferences.
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Spot elevations match site, civil, landscape, architectural and structural drawings.
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Limits of construction match landscape, civil, plumbing, and electrical site plans.
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Site property lines and existing conditions match survey and civil drawings.

Completeness

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All required deliverables submitted.
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All review comments from Schematic Design Review satisfactorily resolved.

100% Draft Construction Documents (DBB) or 100% Draft Design-Build Construction Documents (DB)

Scope and Budget

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Class A Construction Cost estimate within budget.
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Class A Construction Cost estimate includes appropriate site development.

NEPA/106 Compliance

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Compliance with NEPA, Section 106, and ABAAS requirements for historic facilities is complete.

LA Design Standards

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Consistent with DSC Landscape Architecture Design Standards.
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NPS universal design standards followed.
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NPS accessibility standards followed.
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Appropriate treatment and "quality" of materials are represented in the specifications.
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ABA requirements are met, universal access, number of parking spaces @ 1.8% maximum grade, 4.75% maximum walks or 8% maximum ramps with handrails.
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Universal design principles are incorporated.
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Road, parking and site wall designs consistent with Geotechnical Report.
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Utility corridor width is adequate for depth of burial and utility separation.
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Expansion and control joint spacing in walks and slabs-on-grade are shown and dimensioned.
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Mortar and grout specified correctly.
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All required specification sections provided.
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Sustainable materials, coatings and treatments are specified.

NPS Policies and Guidelines (NPS ethic)

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Proposed design reflects park design standards, HSR, CLR.
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Design meets intent of the Contextual Analysis.
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Specifications follow NPS format and include contract price or bid schedule.
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Drawings comply with Director's Order and Reference Manual 10A, DSC CAD Users Guide, and NPS/DSC CAD Drafting Standards.

Coordination

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Site sections match elevations, plans, and structural drawings.
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Site plan match lines are consistent on site, civil, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical site drawings.
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New underground utilities are shown with no interferences with each other or with vegetation to remain.
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Existing power/telephone poles, utility boxes, signage, storm sewer appurtenances are shown to scale and do not interfere with walks, roads or other site amenities.
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Limits of construction include all site work and are consistent on all discipline plan sheets.
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Building footprint and finished floor elevation match on all discipline sheets.
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Retaining wall foundations shown in the correct locations with no site/vegetation interference.
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Footing width of walls shown with no site/vegetation conflicts.

Completeness

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All required deliverables submitted.
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All review comments from Design Development Review satisfactorily resolved.

100% Complete Construction Documents (DBB) or 100% Complete Design-Build Construction Documents (DB)

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All required deliverables submitted.
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All review comments from 100% Draft Construction Documents Review satisfactorily resolved.