25 May 2005
Change 1, 22 February 2006
Change 2, 4 December 2006
CHAPTER 9 PREDESIGN SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS
Pre-design consists of identifying the requirement and developing the project
documentation. The requirements may come from a variety of sources i.e., new Navy
platforms, facilities planning data, or base realignment and closure. Project
documentation may involve multiple levels of approval. Projects are classified as minor
work, special projects or military construction. Each of these classifications has its own
Once the requirement has been identified, complete the Facility Planning Data and
initiate project development; select the best alternative to fulfill the requirement. This
may include renovation/modernization of an existing facility, new construction, leasing
or a combination. Include other elements of the project documentation to include: the
1391 in Electronic Project Generator (EPG) format with detailed scope, collateral
equipment list and cost, preliminary budgetary cost information for primary facility and
supporting facilities (e.g., utilities, connections, site work), site location and approval,
NEPA documents (CATEX, EA, EIS, RONA, RAC, etc), SHPO (as required), Economic
Analysis, Facilities Planning Data including Basic Facilities Requirement, and other
project specific data. In the site approval process, include the review of Land Use Plan
and any possible site constraints. The constraint issues may require unique design or
construction elements and, therefore, the site should be fully approved prior to initiating
the project design.
Some constraints may restrict or prevent development on a selected site. If a site is
considered developable but restricted, project cost can increase significantly due to the
addition of design and construction elements needed to build on the site. Due to site
location or facility elements, some projects require other agency design approval
process (i.e., NOSSA, SHPO, NEPA, etc.). These design reviews can be protracted.
Time required for the completion of environmental documentation varies and may be
developed in parallel to the design effort, but must be completed prior to construction.
Include other data in the project documentation such as site drawings and sketches, site
location, map of existing supporting facilities and site utilities, location of identified
constraints, diagrams and sketches that suggest the relationships among project
Functional Space Areas, adjacent or related projects, and existing facilities.