KEY ISSUES & LESSONS LEARNED
PROGRAMMING AND PLANNING
As part of a needs assessment, introduce specialty issues early in order to avoid interruptions later to design production, and costly design changes, affecting site planning and layout, space planning, design detailing and engineering.
Timely involvement of client representatives.
Coordination of technical consultants, engineers and architects.
Revisit the project program at each design phase leading up to production of construction documents.
Always question unique/special architectural features for availability, constructability and usability.
Always insert ourselves into contractor/vendor planning and production involving critical long-lead and custom products, and specialized construction.