preliminary design


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preliminary design

Architectural services performed by an architect in the initial stages of a project, including the program review, preliminary program evaluation, review of alternative approaches to design and construction, and preparation of preliminary design documents.
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The preliminary design chosen Monday was created by Kaltsouni Mehdi Inc.
Lockheed Martin will receive about USD20 million over 17 months for QueSST preliminary design work.
Lockheed Martin will receive about $20 million over 17 months for QueSST preliminary design work.
The selected consultant will be responsible for the preliminary design of the complete infrastructure and systems of the 1,061-km railway project, Oman's contribution to the inter-operable GCC network.
They have also completed development of the conceptual layout and 3-D models and initiated preliminary design.
The preliminary design review evaluated the vehicle's capability, as currently designed, to support three types of missions: flights to the International Space Station (ISS), weeklong missions to the moon and missions to the moon for up to 210 days.
The study and preliminary design work is scheduled to take approximately two years and cost $9 million.
In a report to Congress, the GAO had argued the contractor selection is occurring well before NASA has a preliminary design and firmer cost estimates for the spacecraft's development.
The program completed its second major technical review since contract award, and was approved to proceed to the preliminary design phase.
Functional deployment maps were then created to examine pattern shop processes and the preliminary design process, marking the completion of the define stage.
In 2003, advisors re-organized the BattleBots Project into four phases: Analysis and Preliminary Design, Fabrication and Component Testing, Testing and Rehearsal, and Competition.
Recently, the preliminary design review was successfully completed with ATK and the U.

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