A/E Contract Managements - Design, Design Build, Design Bid Build
Design Guidance: The performance and quality of Architects, Engineers, and Project Managers. Design Objectives: A truly successful project is one where project goals are identified early on and where the interdependencies of all building systems are coordinated concurrently from the planning and programming phase design objectives: accessible, aesthetics, cost effective, functional/operational, historic preservation, productive, secure/safe, and sustainable and their interrelationships must be understood, evaluated, and appropriately applied.
Accessible - Pertains to building elements, heights and clearances implemented to address the specific needs of disabled people.
Aesthetics - Pertains to the physical appearance and image of building elements and spaces as well as the integrated design process.
Cost-Effective - Pertains to selecting building elements on the basis of life-cycle costs (weighing options during concepts, design development, and value engineering) as well as basic cost estimating and budget control.
Functional / Operational - Pertains to functional programming spatial needs and requirements, system performance as well as durability and efficient maintenance of building elements.
Historic Preservation - Pertains to specific actions within a historic district or affecting a historic building whereby building elements and strategies are classifiable into one of the four approaches: preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or reconstruction.
Productive - Pertains to occupants' well-being—physical and psychological comfort—including building elements such as air distribution, lighting, workspaces, systems, and technology.
Secure / Safe - Pertains to the physical protection of occupants and assets from man-made and natural hazards.
Sustainable - Pertains to environmental performance of building elements and strategies.
Multiple Executive Orders (EOs),
laws, and regulations define Federal high performance and sustainable building requirements, including: Executive Order 13514 Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance. EO 13514 contains numerous other agency-wide requirements on greenhouse gas and energy reduction, water use efficiency, pollution prevention and waste reduction, sustainable acquisition, electronic stewardship, and other sustainability aspects. EO 13514 builds on the requirements contained in EO 13423, Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management. For more information on both EOs, including a crosswalk of sustainability goal areas by EO and key legislation.
Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC)
Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) Department Of Defense Standard Practice For Unified Facilities Criteria And Unified Facilities Guide Specifications - Establishes establishes procedures for the development and maintenance of Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) and Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) and prescribes their use by the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD) defense agencies, and DoD field activities. All DoD components are adopting the concept and practice of sustainable design and development and the use of project rating and scoring systems such as Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED). May Consider of the DOD Engineering Criteria Status Report for the list of UFCs that were formerly Agency-specific documents.