Renatus Engineering best practice guidance to engineering managers for the delivery of technical integrity is summarized below. This document highlights the key deliverables and activities throughout the lifecycle of a typical design project. Note that approval for design stage is what most federal agencies refer to as direct design, relating to the 6% statutory design cost limitation.
- Scope Deﬁnition and Engineering Execution Strategy
- Commencement of Detailed Design
- Initial Design Development and Hazard Identiﬁcation
- Initial Design Review & Audit
- Approval for Design
- Approval for Construction
- Design Close-Out
The workﬂow shown above illustrates the execution sequence of a generic Detail Design Project. Some work can be undertaken concurrently however a sequential ﬂow of work is the standard. As the deliverables and activities in each phase are completed, work can transition into the next phase.
Situations will arise when work will need to be done out of sequence, typically to meet a demanding project schedule. Use of this process allows the risks of out-of-sequence working to be identiﬁed and the necessary mitigation strategies to be put in place.
Renatus Engineering Quality Control Manager (QCM) will measure compliance with the workﬂow and ensure out-of-phase working is being identiﬁed and managed. The link below contains an abbreviated copy of the Detail Design EDHW Workﬂow Road Map and includes detailed descriptions of the activities, the key engineering disciplines and supporting documentation.