Proposes project size, scope, typical floor plate size, setbacks, and other requirements
that drive the size, location requirements, and cost of the site and play a major role
in building massing and design decisions.
Evaluates both the market capacity and the acquisition cost to supply a sufficient site
at the time of acquisition.
Begins to set customer and community expectations about the future site selection.
Includes sufficient sustainable design strategies for the project.
Proposes and evaluates alternatives and full life-cycle implications accordingly.
Documents the discussion and decision process for the LEED Certification file.
Proactively identifies community issues and opportunities to support goals.
Begins informal consultations with local officials and stakeholders to create positive
impacts and manage risks.
Proposes responsive design scope and funding, including site/landscape development.
Outlines a process for early community consultation and coordination in the
Project Management Plan.
Sets customer expectations.
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.
Derives cost estimates for existing buildings from prior-study cost information
(e.g., BER, BPP, blast, seismic, hazardous materials), TI cost estimates, First Impressions
program activities, charrettes, and detailed cost estimates where other cost
information is not available. The Project Cost Estimate form (UNIFORMAT II) should
be used for R&A estimates of existing buildings.
Establishes shell, TI, and security budgets.
Develops the site acquisition budget based on a short list of potential sites, test fits,
projected costs, and likely future real estate market issues.