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Schematic Design Phase: A Quick Guide For Projects

William Malsam
Publication date:
August 2, 2022
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Schematic Design Phase: A Quick Guide For Projects

Construction is a complicated process that involves a lot of stakeholders and resources. The first part of the design process is the schematic design, which is a rough drawing of the project's basic features and cost estimates. This phase is followed by the design development phase, which involves finalizing the design chosen by the client and working on the general structural details of the building. The schematic design is revised to meet the client's requirements, and the cost estimate is updated to reflect any changes. Construction documents are developed such as blueprints, technical specifications, permit applications, etc.

This phase involves the architect, who is responsible for the blueprints. Construction bidding is when construction contractors work with the client, design team or both to win the work. Having the designer in this phase is important as they are most intimate with the work the contractors will do.


architecture projects, construction project, architecture firms, schematic design phase, design development phase, construction bidding

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William Malsam
Schematic Design Phase: A Quick Guide For Projects
August 2, 2022
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