15 June 2006
CHAPTER 3 INTERIOR DESIGN PROCESS
A Comprehensive Interior Design (CID,) which includes both SID and FF&E design
services, will be developed and coordinated with the architectural design in accordance
with applicable design guides, the project delivery process and project scope of work.
The following information outlines the interior design process using industry standard
design phases and does not reflect the specific submittal phases in terms of
percentages and terminology for each branch of service and/or type of project. Verify
actual submittal phases required on a project-by-project basis as each activity will have
its own specific requirements.
PROJECT DELIVERY PROCESS.
While other project delivery methods are possible, the two main methods are Design-
Bid-Build and Design-Build.
3-2.1 Design-Bid-Build (DBB).
When the Design-Bid-Build (DBB) project delivery process is used, the SID/FF&E
design should be developed by a single interior design source in the prescribed formats
discussed herein. The SID portion of the interior design is performed concurrently with
the architectural design. Where furniture is planned, the conceptual design of the
furniture is performed concurrently with the architectural design to insure coordination
with building systems. The FF&E portion of the interior design is initiated during either
the building design or the construction process. The completion of the FF&E design,
procurement and installation will be coordinated with the user's Beneficial Occupancy
Date (BOD.) In some situations, a Government designer performs the FF&E design
instead of the A/E interior designer, which designed the SID portion of the project. The
following table outlines the interior design process and at what stage the designer is
involved for the DBB project delivery process.