Establishes design directives for foundations, structures, exterior walls and windows,
flooring and roofing, internal partitioning, finishes, conveyance systems, plumbing,
HVAC systems, fire protection, life safety, electrical service and distribution, lighting,
communications and security systems, equipment and furnishings, site work and
landscaping opportunities, and considerations for special construction and demolition.
Identifies key project milestones, stakeholders, funding sources, and uncertainties
about or risks to the project's delivery.
Proposes the project delivery method and assumptions.
Discusses phasing and swing space requirements, potential agency interruptions,
utilities coordination, construction phasing, and building turnover plans.
Describes required stakeholder funding approvals, plus strategies for meeting
environmental, historic preservation, and urban development requirements.
Provides project data, estimated construction costs (ECC), estimated total project costs
(ETPC), estimated customer relocation costs, cost of shell improvements, cost of each
tenant's TI, and the cost of security improvement (e.g., progressive collapse, blast
mitigation, glass fragmentation) to meet GSA cost estimating requirements (currently
based on Project Cost Estimate form UNIFORMAT II, Level 3). The OCA's Center for
Courthouse Programs develops a construction benchmark for the projects proposing
new courthouse construction.