15 June 2006
FF&E list with cost estimate.
3-4.3 Design Development.
Upon approval of the concept design, the designer will develop the design concept. In
the DB project delivery process, the interior designer may participate in a design
charrette to verify the RFP requirements before proceeding with developing the design
concept. In addition to participating in the floor plan development, the designer will
contribute to the interior architectural detailing. The designer will determine the
appropriate interior finish materials as well as the conceptual furniture layout. Ensure
architectural and engineering disciplines are coordinated with interior design
components. Furnishings layouts and locations of built-in equipment must be
considered during the placement of lighting, power and communication receptacles,
electrical/fire protection panels, sprinklers, etc. Fully coordinate furnishings with the
building systems during design development through the final submittals.
3-4.4 Final Design.
In the final stages of a project, the designer follows through with completing the
SID/FF&E interior design in sufficient detail to ensure successful execution. Coordinate
specifications with the final drawings, schedules and details as well as furnishings types
and layouts with other disciplines. In addition to equipment placement, types of
furnishings that require coordination with electrical systems include, but are not limited
to, furniture systems; motorized projection screens, electrically powered high-density
filing, power and communications in conference and training tables or computerized
directory systems. During furniture layout and selection, coordinate building elements
such as power sources, ceiling heights, column placement, lighting, wall switches,
thermostats, alarm panels, window placement, etc.
3-4.5 Review Process.
When the design is performed by an A-E, direct communication with the Government's
project manager, users, interior designer or architectural reviewer is required. This will
avoid unnecessary submittal of plans and specifications due to a misunderstanding.
The reviewer's name, phone number and email address can be found on the comment
sheets. The Government reviewer(s) will provide comments regarding corrections or
clarifications to be incorporated into contract documents or other design submittals.
The interior designer will ensure that comments are incorporated into the subsequent
submittal, or the reason for not incorporating the comment must be thoroughly
documented in the A-E's response to the comment. The Army and the Navy use a web-
based Government review management system called DrChecks, which will be use if
called for in the contract.
CONSTRUCTION AND FF&E PROCUREMENT PHASES.
During building construction, the interior designer will verify that equipment was
coordinated with the FF&E plans and installed properly. The designer will also verify the