What's Important and When
Proposes responsive design scope and funding, including site/landscape
Outlines a process for early community consultation and coordination in the
Project Management Plan.
Sets customer expectations.
Program Development Study
Ensures that proposed construction costs are sufficient to support project's
community coordination, urban design, and public space (First Impressions) goals.
Ensures that project design/construction budgets include anticipated costs for
archaeological resource identification and recovery, plus other activities as needed.
Implementation strategies have a significant impact on a project's success. Diligent
planning, inspired design, and adequate budget preparation can all come undone
without adequate coordination and attention during the implementation phase.
The level of cost estimate required of the Feasibility Study and PDS is one of their
most significant differences. Requirements and estimating techniques also vary,
depending on the type of project. In all cases, the relevant Planning Call specifies the
required cost estimating.
Maintains familiarity with the latest GSA Pricing Desk Guide and cost
Develops cost estimates based on the most recent General Construction Cost
Review Guide (GCCRG) or other standards, per the Planning Call.
Provides cost estimates prepared by a third-party estimator who does not have
a financial stake in the project's total cost (e.g., excludes the A/E of Record or
Construction Manager, CM, at Risk).
Applies applicable programming and pricing models to new courthouse and
border station construction projects.