DB 1.0 Predesign (PD)

1.1 Prepare Contextual Analysis (Not Required for Designated Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes)

Document existing Building Character and Site Character using the Contextual Analysis template.

Template: Contextual Analysis


1.2 Prepare Project Program

Using the PMIS Project Statement (Project Management Information System), Facility Planning Model (if applicable), Project Sustainability Application Decision Matrix, and applicable portions of the NPS Project Sustainability Checklist as the basis for programming, prepare the Project Program. The Project Program includes a Site Analysis, a Site Program, and an Architectural Program.

Template: NPS Project Sustainability Checklist

Guidance: Project Sustainability Application Decision Matrix (pdf)


1.3 Prepare Integrated Design Narrative

Working collaboratively within the integrated design team, complete the Integrated Design Narrative documenting the integrated design process used during the Predesign phase.

Template: Integrated Design Narrative

Sample: Integrated Design Narrative (pdf)


1.4 Complete Contextual Analysis Template (when required)

Document proposed Building Character and Site Character using the Contextual Analysis template.

Template: Contextual Analysis


1.5 Permitting

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1.6 Complete NPS Project Sustainability Checklist (PD portion)

Working collaboratively within the integrated design team, complete the Predesign (PD) portion of the NPS Project Sustainability Checklist and use the Project Sustainability Application Decision Matrix to determine how federal sustainability requirements apply to the project.

Template: NPS Project Sustainability Checklist

Guidance: Project Sustainability Application Decision Matrix (pdf)


1.7 Prepare Class C Construction Cost Estimate

Based on the Project Program and NPS Project Sustainability Checklist requirements prepared above, prepare an independent Class C Construction Cost Estimate using the Class C Construction Cost Estimate template and Instructions.

Template:

Sample: Class C Construction Cost Estimate Sample

Guidance: Cost Estimating Requirements Handbook


1.8 DB Predesign (PD) Deliverables

1.8.1 Submit 100% Draft DB Predesign Documents (PD) for Review

  • Project Program
  • Integrated Design Narrative
  • Contextual Analysis (when required)
  • NPS Project Sustainability Checklist
  • Class C Construction Cost Estimate
  • Checklists for internal review of documents and cost estimates
    • Required documents for each submission are included and complete per contract requirements.
    • Required documents have been through a Quality Control (QC) review. National Park Service requires documentation and submittal of QC work performed.

1.8.2 Submit Final DB Predesign (PD) Documents

Resolve 100% Draft DB PD Documents review comments and incorporate resolutions into Final DB PD Documents. Submit Final DB PD Documents and responses to review comments, utilizing the NPS DSC Quality Assurance (QA) Review Comments form, within 15 calendar days after receiving comments.

 

Last updated: May 9, 2022

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