Phase 2: Design Development
Design Build Process

Phase II - Design Development

The Design Development Phase consists of taking the design elements from Phase 1 and beginning the process of drawing blueprints for the project. Clients should be completely satisfied with the work done during the Design Phase before beginning Phase 2, Design Development, as any changes made after Phase 1 will be more time consuming and costly.

Vanderbilt will begin by generating drawings that consist of complete plot plans, floor plans and elevation drawings, as well as preliminary layouts of the roof and floor framing. The resulting drawings may be used for review by the city planning department or design review board. The plans are still a work in progress and it is expected that some changes will take place at this time.

Before the end of the Design Development phase, Vanderbilt recommends that the client take the blueprints to an engineer for preliminary review. If the client does not already have an engineer, Vanderbilt’s in house engineers can review them. The engineer will determine if the project meets California’s 2005 Title 24 Energy compliance standards. This statute includes energy saving requirements such as number of windows allowed, handicap specifications, water heating and HVAC requirements, insulation requirements, etc.

Once all the blueprints are complete and a preliminary engineering review is done, Vanderbilt and the client can proceed to Phase 3, Working Drawings. In addition, at the end of Phase 2, Vanderbilt will provide a more detailed estimate of the project based upon the finishes the client has chosen for the project.

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