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Our design philosophy is to develop a project with input from all available sources. In this regard, we recommend conducting project workshops with the Owner’s staff members and the design team members. The initial meetings are to include information from the design consultant as to the various options the project has, including advantages, disadvantages and cost impact. Life cycle costs are considered. Oral, written and graphic presentations are utilized. Staff member input includes program requirements, scheduling and support facility preferences. Subsequent workshop sessions will determine scope and content of the project. From this point we assess, evaluate and make recommendations to the Owner for scope and composition.

Steps to successful field design
Properly designed drainage and base systems are critical to a successful field installation. D.A. Hogan & Associates develop its plans and specifications for these systems in a detail oriented manner thus providing the contractor clear direction relative to the proper installation procedures. We then apply our specialized technology to produce the design development for Owner’s approval, proceeding simultaneously with preparation of all documents necessary for agency review and approval, so as not to experience undue delays in the process. This is accomplished with the utilization of initial investigative and control work such as site survey, application of Owner’s record drawings, close site assessment and geotechnical soils evaluation. Upon approval of design development phase, we expeditiously execute preparation of bidding and construction documents. All of the work is tracked on a projected time line (critical path) to assure prompt completion to meet all schedules. All production is performed on AutoCad 2014 and Microsoft Word for accuracy and efficiency of time. Schedules are prepared utilizing Microsoft Project, and are updated at regular intervals to track critical deadlines, permit submittal and review requirements, and to estimate the time of construction based upon the actual scope of work included in design and construction documents.