The Design Development activity is the preparation of detailed development of the schematic design.
This activity can only commence after the Schematic Design and Cost Plan C1 have been approved by the Department.
The main components of Design Development include:
Some of the procurement methods utilised in capital projects are:
The Project Control Group (PCG) or Steering Committee will need to ensure:
This activity involves the ongoing development and refinement of the approved design by all consultants and the incorporation of all Authority requirements into the design. It also entails the final design components of structural systems, building engineering services, safety, security, energy management systems, selection of materials and finishes and resolving any other design issues outstanding from the schematic design stage.
The Design Development stage provides the Agency/Health Service and Department with a completed design for the project setting out all the aspects to ensure the description of the planned works meets the service delivery requirements in a manner that meets functional parameters. Design Development should resolve all outstanding design issues and address matters such as utility company negotiations, metering, monitoring and control systems, landscaping, water and waste management and wayfinding signage.
The Design Development stage is to retain the same approach to the project previously established at the schematic design stage in terms of low maintenance and durable design materials. In the selection of plant, equipment and finishes, consideration shall be given to robustness, long life and ease of operation. Consultants are advised to consider environmental sustainability issues and recurrent costs and the use of box gutters should be avoided unless approved by the CPSP PM.
A further capital cost estimate (Cost Plan C2) and recurrent operating costs will be prepared to demonstrate that the project is still within capital budget and recurrent estimates. If not then alternative recommendations required to achieve the budget will have to be assessed and initiated.
A Design Development report will be prepared that demonstrates the issues of planning, design, materials selection, construction and constructability, staging, services integration and co-ordination, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and energy services have been addressed and integrated into the proposal to ensure an effective project outcome.
Typical documentation required at the completion of this stage is set out in the Checklist and should include but not necessarily be limited to the following: