Appendix D: PDS Checklist (cont.)
Refines the project's design strategy and costs to meet seismic performance requirements.
Telecommunications and IT
Develops budget and implementation strategies to support the Construction Prospectus.
Total Building Commissioning
Refines the process for quality assurance.
Develops budget for building commissioning, based on Commissioning Practice Level.
Art in Architecture
Includes design directives for Art in Architecture.
Proposes design directives and a budget to reflect unique opportunities that may
warrant additional funding.
Ensures adequate construction funding to cover "the right scope" with appropriate
fixtures, finishes, and site development.
Includes First Impressions projects in the overall project design and funding strategy.
Conducts detailed investigations to guide the design effort and establish sufficient
budgets in Construction Prospectus that can meet preservation goals.
Evaluates micro-level alternatives, based on the project direction established in the
Feasibility Study (e.g., incorporation of modern systems into a historic building).
Uses BPPs to shape detailed proposals and cost estimates for projects that affect
historic buildings and districts.
Ensures that required NEPA mitigation measures that affect the construction budget or
schedule are incorporated into the construction request.
Reviews the Site Selection Study and refines site preparation and construction costs.
Construction costs for new courthouse projects are provided by the Center for
Uses the most up-to-date site information (including subsoil, contamination, urban
design, expansion requirements, demolition, and relocation) to ensure that
the project funding request is sufficient to build on a typical site in the delineated area.
Establishes sustainable design goals and refines architectural, systems, and
operational choices in light of these goals.
Uses the LEED Checklist to identify specific sustainable design strategies to meet
the project`s goals.
Proposes a construction budget that can accomplish sustainable design goals.