In general, the system expects the design team to schedule clash meetings at least on a monthly basis during the design development phase and biweekly during the construction documents phase
. At these meetings, the BIM managers from NMH and the general contractor are present.
During the construction documents phase
, the project team pursued additional points by reaching almost 60 percent energy use reduction levels (using excess waste heat from an adjacent cogeneration plant as the primary heating source), reducing the heat island through Energy Star roofing, and reaching a 50 percent certified wood level (using wood from certified fast growth forests).
"Unfortunately, most owners put off getting into commissioning until late in a project--maybe during construction or perhaps late in the construction documents phase
of a project," Heinz says, adding that it is best to write large commissioning initiatives into the front section of the project specification to tell the contractor "beyond a shadow of a doubt what has to be done in terms of commissioning.
This article makes no reference to an overall time limit, and a prudent owner should consider fixing a time by which the construction documents phase
and the bidding or negotiation phase is to be completed so that the project won't be delayed by late provision of the architect's services.
The goal of the Construction Documents phase
is to prepare a comprehensive set of documents that will result in accurate, on-bud-get bid responses from contractors.
Construction documents phases
. These phases deal with the facility's continual refinement on paper.