This initial phase
involves a fact-finding mission. All relevant data that is or will
affect the project must be identified. A survey must be provided showing
all site conditions clearly and accurately. A site analysis with photography
of the existing conditions is completed and studied. Client needs
and general budgetary issues should be confirmed and, governmental
jurisdiction, if any, will be clarified. Once done, the results of
this phase work will lay the foundation for the next stage of the
With the completion
of the Project Initiation phase, the creative process begins. Alternative
designs are generated culminating in the best design, the Master Plan.
To effectively communicate the Master Plan, the client is presented
with diagrammatic plans, elevations and/or perspective sketches. Also
at this juncture, Havenwood LLC also offers a Preliminary Cost Estimate.
With the client’s
approval of the Master Plan, Design Development begins. Key components
are studied in greater depth. Some redesign may occur with new program
requirements outlined. Additional detailed plans are developed including:
planting, layout and materials plans. Sections, elevations, construction
details, and outline specifications are also created. In essence,
this phase work will clearly define the scope, character and quality
of the project. Also at this juncture, Havenwood LLC also offers a
more detailed Cost Estimate.
As required by
a client, Havenwood LLC could identify numerous qualified landscape
construction contractors and submit Construction Bid Sets to them
for the purpose of obtaining bid proposals. If required, we will meet
in person with bidding contractors on-site to clarify and communicate
the specifics of the project. The resulting bids will be reviewed
for completeness and presented to the client for award of a construction
In this phase,
Construction and Detail Drawings, along with final Specifications
are developed. These technical materials provide clear communications
between our client and their contractor. They also present and communicate
the intent of our design in terms of quality expectations, complexity,
and final appearance. Additionally, these Construction Documents provide
the basis of a contractual agreement between our client and their
contractor for the construction of the project as defined by the scope
the complexity and the level of detail in the final design, Havenwood
LLC will interact with the contractor in an effort to ensure that
construction proceeds in such a way as to maintain the integrity of
the client-approved design as represented in the Construction Documents.
Our staff’s years of experience in the design/build environment
will aid in securing a smooth and timely process resulting in a project
of the utmost quality.
may require work components that fall outside the aforementioned basic
services. Such work may include, but is not limited to the following:
Professional Coordination - coordination of any necessary consultants,
for example, engineering, architectural, irrigation, etc.
Governmental Approvals - assistance in obtaining approval(s) from
the appropriate governing board or agency.
Material Selection - selection and tagging of materials -- for example, stone or plants -- at supply yards.
Specialized Designs - client-tailored designs and layouts for
lighting, security, sound design, in-field boulder arrangement, plant
RI CRMC Invasive Plant Manager #001
Develop Invasive Management plans for CRMC approvals to increase the allowed Maintained Buffer from 25% to 50% with in coastal buffer zones. Provide on site supervision while work is being done and create required follow up reports to CRMC for the required time periods. For addtional information see http://www.crmc.ri.gov/applicationforms/BZGuidance_Invasives_Checklist.pdf
Further information regarding the terms and conditions of our services
are available upon request.