25 May 2005
Change 1, 22 February 2006
Change 2, 4 December 2006
CHAPTER 8 DESIGN REVIEWS
Command, Major Claimant, Region, and Activity Reviews.
There should be adequate liaison between the Activity and the design agent through
participation by appropriate Activity personnel, in review of design or RFP, through the
early design-development or RFP development stages. For Design-Bid-Build, the
design agent is responsible for architectural and engineering aspects of the project to
ensure reasonable facility cost appropriate for the functions to be performed. The
Activity, together with the systems command or major claimant, as deemed necessary,
will review and approve the functional aspects of the facility design developed by the
Facility Engineering Command or the Design-Build Contractor. Resolve required
changes before proceeding to the later design development stages.
Change of functional requirements after the early design development or RFP
development stages seriously affects the completion date and design cost of the
project. The Designer of Record is responsible for using professional judgment and
technically evaluating user comments that suggest technical changes to design.
Designer of Record Reviews.
The Designer of Record (DOR) reviews and gives final approval for contract project
documents prepared under their direction. The Designers of Record must be registered
in the discipline for the documents they approve as described in paragraph 2-6.
For Design-Build projects, the overall approving authority is defined in UFGS 01 33
10.05 20 (01331N) and UFGS 01 45 00.05 20 (01451N). The Design Quality Control
(DQC) Manager is a key person for the design and is responsible for the design
integrity, professional design standards and all engineering services required by the
Design-Build contract and RFP. The DQC Manager implements the DQC plan and
must remain on staff until completion of the project. The DQC Manager has the
responsibility for being cognizant of and assuring that all design documents on the
project have been developed in accordance with the RFP, and have been properly
NAVFAC Command Reviews.
The Facility Engineering Commands have developed and implemented, in addition to
the normal technical adequacy review, a procedure to establish that the Designer of
Record has accomplished the required final coordination review. The Activity is to:
Perform a spot-check of the interdisciplinary coordination of the final plans