Appendix E: FS & PDS Team Roles / Responsibilities and Worksheets (cont.)
Architect/Engineer/Interior Designer services are an invaluable part of project planning--to help
assess and strategize approaches to specific needs and develop general implementation strategies.
Evaluates customer needs and goals, develops the program goals, and analyzes the ability of
existing buildings to meet those goals.
Develops layouts and test fits to meet customer needs in new or existing buildings and sites.
Develops cost estimates with shell and tenant improvements (TIs) broken out separately, to inform
Occupancy Agreements (OAs).
Ensures that alternatives` analysis has a complete base of information for general and specialized
needs (e.g., seismic, systems efficiencies).
Takes the lead in the technical analysis of alternatives.
Ensures that proposed budgets are appropriate for project phasing, underlying issues and
conditions, and other items.
Provides specialized expertise as needed during project planning (e.g., civil engineering, blast,
geotechnical, seismic, archaeological, preservation, and NEPA specialists).
Real Estate Appraiser
Gathers ownership information for any affected sites.
Establishes appropriate rental rates for OAs and financial analysis.
Develops sound estimates of the future acquisition and relocation costs of needed sites.
Security Assessment Specialist
Verifies all federal security requirements.
Coordinates federal security requirements with fire protection engineering and life safety
Meets with the Regional GSA Fire Protection Engineer.
Ensures that proper security design criteria, setbacks, and so forth are incorporated into site plans
and Feasibility Studies.
Provides crime statistics and special security studies as required.
Inspects sites with the project team and assists in analyzing the security risks and costs
associated with each site.