Pre – Concept Report
After the positive conclusion of project Feasibility Report, Pre – Conceptual Design is done which involves more skeleton detailing of the project on technical aspect. In the Pre – Concept Design stage, the goal is to further develop the project’s overall blue print and establish a project framework. Pre – Conceptual framework for the project as a whole is to define content priorities and individual conceptual directions for major areas/ zones, to produce an initial content and to develop an associated set of preliminary sketches and diagrams. Pre – Conceptual design is a phase which is probably one of the most important phases. This stages defines the design and engineering requirements of project, space planning & various functionality requirements. The Pre – Concept Design creates a general direction sufficient to understand the project and way forward for the development of same. Additionally, the critical operational parameters, project costs and schedules also begin to take shape.
Pre – Conceptual Design is not required for all projects. Clients which ventures into new field or on large investment projects; will use such services to develop the overall blue print & framework. Pre – Conceptual Design enables the design team to formulate ideas, evaluate design alternatives and conceptualise the project. It helps to develop a way forward process that defines how the project will be designed, engineered and implemented.
The Pre – Conceptual Design is discussed/ debated and revisited several times before a final blue print and preliminary framework of design & engineering is emerged that satisfy the criteria for success. It is a collaborative effort wherein investor are equally involved at various milestone discussions and decision. In the nutshell it a crisp report focussing on time, cost, scope and quality attributes for an organization to take an informed decision before starting a project.
In some ways it’s way finding effort, a path that leads to the most suitable solutions.
Typically deliverables of Pre – Concept Design are :
- Establishing the client’s goals
- Conceptual block layouts
- Potential sources of technology
- List of major production equipment
- List of major utility equipment
- Area statements
- Building Program
- Architectural Style
- Understanding space requirements
- Analysis the project budget
- Brain Storming Session
- Setting a preliminary project schedule
- Preliminary site plan
- Site Climate analysis
- Preliminary code research
- Preliminary Project URS
- Regulatory framework
- Project driver levers
- Commencement schedule
- Environmental & community concerns etc.