APPENDIX B: DESIGN SUBMITTALS AND DOCUMENTATION
Block Plan Submittal (S-1). Block Plans shall include at least
three substantially different alternative design solutions. For less
complex projects the number may be reduced as coordinated with the using
agency, and the design agents medical facilities design office or center.
The intent is to either select one of the three schemes or develop a
composite scheme for room-by-room floor plan development in S4. Each block
plan will show building massing, siting, and the layout of the gross
function areas (blocks) within the building. The following are the
requirements for the Block Plan effort:
Site plans of each scheme showing existing and proposed
structures, topography, utilities, roads, and parking.
Floor plans for each scheme showing each level with circulation
patterns and principal dimensions. On addition/alteration projects,
existing versus new conditions must be clearly delineated.
Description of each scheme and strong and weak points of
solution and the rationale for the solution. The following features must
be addressed for each scheme: expandability, flexibility, any cost
variations, proposed structural system, proposed mechanical system(s),
electrical system, energy conservation features, phasing, and initial
Either a site investigation report or Project Book information
will address the existing and proposed conditions on and near the site
including: demolition requirements (if any), topography, adjacent
facilities, site vegetation, access roads, easements, safety clearances,
site acoustics, parking (existing and proposed), soil conditions,
floodplains or wetlands criteria, asbestos and hazardous waste on-site,
and energy considerations such as building orientation, solar access, and
prevailing wind conditions. Provide a summary of any environmental impact
studies, base master plans and base architectural plans where available.
Provide photographs of the site and nearby structures.
Either a site utilities report or Project Book information will
address: storm drainage, sewer, water (potable and fire protection), gas,
utilities to serve the proposed project and any demolition required.
Sketch perspectives for each proposed solution as directed by
the design agent and/or the using service.
The narrative portion of the submittal, calculations, cost
estimate, and reports shall be properly bound and formatted.