Involvement of public agencies

The nature of the project determines the extent to which various public agencies will be involved. Again, there may be activity in this regard throughout the planning and design phase. Reference to Figure 3.2 indicates that, for this university classroom and laboratory building, 'agency review' is an expected part of schematic design and design development and 'agency approval' is required as part of the construction document stage. Activities might include the preparation of environmental...

Pretender meetings

Two types of meetings are common during the time the tender proposal is being prepared. One type is internal to the contractor's organisation. Attendees include the cost estimating staff, personnel expected to be in supervisory positions on the project if the contractor is selected and representatives from general company management. During a series of such meetings, topics comprise all those discussed above under preliminary job planning, plus the cost estimate as it is developed and the final...

Preliminary schedule

In preparing its proposal, the contractor will need to develop a preliminary project schedule. This schedule is not to be confused with the detailed schedule that will be prepared after the job is awarded. This later effort, described in Chapters 5 and 6, is used both for in-depth planning of the multitude of individual project activities and for the control of the schedule as the project proceeds. Instead, the preliminary schedule breaks the project into relatively few broad activities, to...