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PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND FEASIBILITY PHASE

Based upon an approved conceptualization phase, or other phase, study, or design document designated by the Owner, SCH shall prepare alternative architectural, mechanical and electrical schemes leading to a recommended solution together with a general description of the Project.
– SCH shall assist in developing the selected scheme, including proposed floor plans and structural, mechanical, and electrical systems.
– SCH shall submit to the Owner a preliminary construction cost estimate based on previous experience, current area, volume, or other unit costs.
– If SCH preliminary construction cost estimate exceeds the Owner’s original estimated construction cost contained in the Total Project Budget, SCH shall recommend to the Owner items of possible cost reduction(s) to bring the Project within the Total Project Budget. After the Owner’s approval in writing of these cost reductions, if any, they shall be incorporated into the schematic design documents.
– SCH shall provide the Owner with drawings, outline specifications, and other pertinent documents for review and approval (the “schematic design documents”).
– Upon completion of Schematic Design Phase, SCH shall prepare design presentations including preliminaries on site plan, floor plans and elevations.
– Geotechnical review.

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PHASE

– SCH shall prepare from the approved schematic design documents, drawings, outline specifications, and other pertinent documents to fix and illustrate the size and character of the Project as to architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical systems, materials and other such elements as may be appropriate.
– SCH shall prepare and submit to the Owner a construction cost estimate based upon construction categories for basic elements, such as, but not limited to, site work, structures, foundations, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and fixed equipment in sufficient detail to permit a review of the design and to make such modifications as may be necessary to keep the Project within the Total Project Budget.
– If SCH construction cost estimate exceeds the Owner’s original, or, if applicable, adjusted estimated construction cost contained in the Total Project Budget, SCH shall recommend to the Owner items of possible cost reduction(s) to bring the Project within the Total Project Budget. After the Owner’s approval in writing of these cost reductions, if any, they shall be incorporated into the design development documents.
– SCH shall provide the Owner with such drawings, outline specifications, and other pertinent documents for review and approval (the “design development documents”)

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS PHASE

– SCH shall assemble from the approved design development documents, accurate, adequate, complete and coordinated drawings and specifications setting forth in detail all of the work required for the Project including, without limitation, civil (including all utilities), architectural (including fixed equipment), structural, mechanical, electrical and special systems (the “Construction Documents”). All Construction Documents shall be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the State of Florida, county and local governing bodies and all laws set forth including other laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Project, the Owner, or both.
– SCH shall keep the Owner informed of any changes in requirements or in construction materials, systems or equipment as the Construction Documents are developed.