What are plan revisions..?

In performing the services for our 1st Class design standards, the objective is to provide a design likeness that can evolve into meeting your expectations. In the pursuit of this, we as your DESIGNER take directions from you our CLIENT, in order to create a likeness in imagery for those design intentions.

In producing such imagery it can require making modification and or corrections to what becomes understood by one but, isn’t the exact replica of desire by the other.

Thus, our design commitment makes inclusive (1) one plan revision during the development of the P-1.2 Preliminary Dimensional Layout stage of the plan’s development for the purpose of making such changes.

The P-1.2 Preliminary Dimensional Layout is the first layer of the design and everything that progresses forward from those design efforts uses the information from this sheet to further express the design intentions.

The Design results come from our TIMELY efforts in expressing the depictions that transition imaginative into a tangible reality, which can then become mutually understood.

The Final Draft…

Therefore, if additional changes are requested involving plan modifications that become necessary after this SHEET has been accepted as the “FINAL DRAFT“, in order to achieve satisfaction, then the additional time required for making further changes couldn’t nor wouldn’t have been able to be considered in the original DESIGN WORK SCOPE intentions that were understood by us, your Designer.

The Design Intent…

However apparent this statement may seem to be in this narrative, it can be easily be interpreted otherwise, and this is why it is necessity for us to provide a clarification for the level of commitment being made inclusive, as the known perimeters for the design intent.

Our objective in producing designs, isn’t to inherit the responsibility of an evolutionary process that requires a repetitive rendition that consumes unaccounted time. Our objective is to accurately assess the TIME, provide a competitive quote for what is known to be required as the DESIGN WORK SCOPE and produce a accurate plan for action, that’s been base upon a reliance on the official PLOT PLAN provided, which exhibits the property’s space available corresponding property line (s), set-back (s), P.U.E.(s), etc.. dimensions.

Inaccuracies on official documents…

As the DESIGNER, we assume no responsibilities for any inaccuracies on the PLOT PLAN and or other documents, as such surveys are beyond the intended DESIGN WORK SCOPE. Furthermore we additionally assume no responsibility for FIELD MEASUREMENTS that have been taken from existing construction results, as these may result in an amplification of any original survey inaccuracies.

Performing Revisions…

In all cases REVISIONS take more time, and depending upon where they become necessary along the design process, they can require a great deal more time than we could EVER have possibly imagined.

Our objective is to be reasonable and this is why we include (1) one REVISION at the preliminary stage level, as being inclusive in our responsibilities

What is a Conceptual Development Plan…?

If the design process requires more REVISIONS either during the preliminary stage or further along in the process, we couldn’t have foreseen nor accounted for these requirements and therefore it would be unreasonable to assume and or conclude that these should and or would be part of the fee structure quoted.

If multiple REVISIONS become necessary as the plan evolves, then this process in referred to as a CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT PLAN rather than a DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PLAN

What is a Design Development Plan…?

The difference in these two design involvement processes is that more TIME will be allocated for the evolutionary process of developing a Design Concept verses working with an already established design idea that a CLIENT has provided to us to start with.

Conceptual development can involve a greater investment of TIME in the development of a Concept i.e.;


This often results in more critiquing and generally making more corrections, modifications and changes during that process and as a result more design BOARD-TIME will be anticipated.

Responsibility for information supplied…

Typically, we are provided imagery by a CLIENT, such as Plot Plans, Sketches exhibiting corresponding dimensions, that come form officially recognized PLOT PLANS and other CLIENT supplied information.

These become the basis of our developing understandings about a DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PLAN.

For the purpose of our understanding these design implements originate from the CLIENT and therefore the responsibility for inaccuracies on these documents rest solely with the CLIENT provider, not the DESIGNER.

As the DESIGNER, we are merely providing the tool to further expressing the CLIENT’S desires with the implements provided, not validating the authenticity or accuracy of the PROPERTY SURVEY information being supplied.

Why are these clarifications needed…?

The purpose of this explanation is to provide a resource statement for clarification for what can be expected for our design efforts..

We have done this so, that our CLIENTS can assesses our design intentions for the design process and determine whether or not our definition coincides with their expectations.

The crucial element here is EXPECTATIONS, as it is in unrealized expectations that relationships can begin to feel disrespected.

Therefore we wish to project a willingness to be overly fair but, equally we want our time to not become under respected.

If the DESIGN PROCESS requires pursuing another OPTION of desire under a CLIENT’s direction, which wasn’t originally made part of our understanding, then we ask that fairness prevail in the consideration of the additional time that can become required in executing that additional and unaccounted for PLANNING OPTION.

As OPTIONS in buying or selling are considered to have value and therefore the TIME involved in presenting alternative OPTIONS should as well be recognize as having value.

TIME is the single most precious exchangeable commodity known to mankind, as we can never retrieve even one single second that fails to be appreciatively accounted for!

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