Managing quality in the design development phase

A checklist for this project phase

Contributed by Michael J. Lough, AIA, Principal, Integral Consulting

Summary

This checklist is intended to assist project teams in meeting their design development obligations. This checklist is organized in three primary parts: general objectives of phase, phase task checklist and deliverables for phase. The phase task checklist is further organized by subgroup tasks. In developing a checklist for general applicability, it is necessary to decide upon some frame of reference; this one assumes a medium to large commercial project.