Feasibility Study Phase
Refine design costs.
Since workplace performance
Use applicable tables and consider whether the design costs should be adjusted
and customer involvement
for unusual complexity, design competition, unforeseen conditions, or other
and satisfaction are high
factors that may increase the design effort (e.g., complex or controversial NEPA
include fees for requirements
development, space planning,
Refine site acquisition costs.
and design development for
Use professional appraisal estimates based on representative (e.g., buildable) sites,
the tenant spaces. Ensure
rather than on unsuitable market comparisons.
that the budget can cover
Include estimates for demolition, decontamination, soil conditions, and tenant
these important aspects of
and utility relocations.
Ensure that the site acquisition request enables the purchase of a suitable site in
the planned year of purchase.
Be Sure to Include These
Costs in the Budget
Estimate construction costs.
Ensure that construction cost estimates conform to Planning Call standards.
Consider site-specific conditions that may affect costs, such as seismic zone, soil
conditions, hardening requirements based on an achievable setback, landscape
area, invasive testing, multiple phases, working in occupied buildings, and after-
hours work, among other factors.
Use Cost Benchmark estimates for new courthouse construction projects.
Complete draft OAs, based on project budgets for the preferred alternative.
Realistic, thorough project cost estimates
This task typically takes one (1) week.