Concept Design

A concept design is required which will present conceptual graphic design solutions to functional and performance requirements. The proponent will prepare a Project Design Brief, which will include the following elements.

Concept Design report: The report shall provide information on a number of possible design solutions that have been evaluated in the concept design phase to determine the design trade-offs between site constraints, building requirements and technical criteria for the C-2000 design. The design brief shall provide a description of the design solutions evaluated during the schematic design phase. The narrative should include an outline of preliminary specifications for major system components. Designs should be innovative and some level of risk should be associated with them.

Team qualifications: Confirmation of the composition and qualifications of the development team will be provided.

Financing report: Potential local and/or regional funding partners will be identified. It should be noted that CANMET has already identified a number of potential funding partners in some regions. Contact C-2000 staff for further information.

Functional Program report: A Functional Program will be developed to cover spatial, locational, adjacency requirements, areas and environmental requirements for specific building facilities etc., as per the owner/developer's needs.

Promotion and Technology Transfer Plan: A final version of the Promotion and Technology Transfer Plan.

Draft Project Schedule and Organization Plan: A project plan shall provide preliminary information on the project tasks, responsibilities of design team members and a timetable for the project tasks.

Draft Energy Efficiency Plan: It is expected that preliminary energy analysis will be carried out as a part of the development of the concept design. The preliminary computer analysis in this Phase does not require an hour-by-hour simulation program approved by CANMET. The energy analysis shall provide preliminary energy budgets for each building model evaluated.

Draft Environmental Impact Plan: The design team must develop and submit a draft Environmental Impact Management Plan (EIMP), which details the strategies and methods by which each of the environmental issues is addressed and incorporated into the base building design and on-going management of the building.

Draft Comfort and Productivity Performance Plan: The design team will develop and submit a draft plan defining targets for performance in indoor air quality, lighting quality, acoustic quality and personal control over the indoor environment.

Draft Quality Assurance Strategy and Commissioning Plan: A draft Quality Assurance strategy which will include the outline of a Commissioning Plan, is required.

Draft Functionality, Longevity and Adaptability Performance Plan: A draft plan is required to show how these issues will be addressed.

Draft Building Operations and Maintenance Plan: A draft plan is required to indicate preliminary strategies for maintaining performance over the long term. Issues to be covered include:

General building operations policies

Training of building operating and maintenance personnel

Strategy for selecting and involving tenants in the efficient operation of the building.

Draft Life-Cycle Cost Report: A preliminary life-cycle cost estimate shall be presented in the report, comparing the incremental life-cycle cost of meeting the C-2000 criteria compared to the base building. concept, as defined in the Base Building Systems Matrix submitted with the Expression of Interest.

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