10 Requirements for Successful Lighting /PDF

Phase I - Programming

  • Meetings with design team and owner's representative to gain understanding of overall project mission
  • Brainstorming sessions to discuss lighting opportunities and establish goals
  • Survey to collect information pertinent to these goals
  • Discussion of design themes and specific technologies to consider
  • Assistance in establishing project scope
  • Development of time and fees estimates for subsequent phases

Phase II - Lighting Concept Development / Schematic Design

  • Preliminary sketch plans, elevations, and details indicating lighting design alternatives
  • Preliminary luminaire selections
  • Research specific lighting equipment and controls options
  • Estimate equipment costs for budgetary planning
  • Design memo discussing vital issues related to the project including visual comfort, performance criteria, budget, procurement, operating costs, sustainability
  • Presentation to explain lighting options and assist design team in selecting the main direction

Phase III - Design Development

  • Begin specific luminaire and lamp specifications
  • Refined lighting layouts in AutoCAD
  • Refined sketch details for the architect's and engineer's use in developing their drawings
  • Computer generated photometrics, evaluating and determining vertical and horizontal illuminance levels in critical areas
  • Revisit budget and determine life-cycle costs
  • Coordinate mockups of unique lighting concepts
  • Computer rendered images of lighting design

Phase IV - Construction Documentation

  • Complete lighting layouts and specifications
  • Coordination with architect, mechanical & electrical engineers to finalize drawings and details

Phase V - Construction Administration

  • Information support to the architect and contractor to facilitate bid process
  • Technical input to ease installation
  • Aiming and electronic programming coordinated with the electrical contractor and owner
  • Lighting maintenance guidelines to relamp and service the lighting system


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