The following is a flowchart outlining the requirements and expected outcomes of the schematic design process.
Schematic design generally involves the preparation of design briefs and design sketches of the agreed development option. This in turn is used to set out the project scope sufficient to permit the preparation of a total estimated investment (TEI) cost plan C1, which will confirm the project budget for the approved scope of works.
The schematic design activity may also include the preparation and submission of town planning applications, if required.
The Department of Health and Human Services may choose to extend the engagement of the consultancy team who undertook the feasibility study or advertise for consultants and select another consultancy team.
For this stage and the remainder of the project, the consultancy team, for ‘typical’ lump sum projects, will normally comprise:
- principal consultant (usually an architect)
- service engineer
- structural / civil engineer
- landscape architect
- building surveyor
- quantity surveyor (separate appointment).
For larger and / or complex projects a project manager and ESD consultant are also appointed.