During the Design Phase of all State Revolving Fund projects, the technical staff from the State Revolving Fund Loan Program (SRF Loan Program) participates in a Pre-design Conference and Interim Design Conferences with the loan recipient and their consulting engineer in order to review and approve project Plans and Specifications and Addenda.
A Pre-design Conference attended by the Loan recipient’s designee and the consulting engineer is held at the offices of the Loan recipient. At a minimum, the considerations for the SRF Loan Program loan, design, and general issues listed in the table below are discussed at the Pre-design Conference.
Interim Design Conferences attended by the consulting engineer and the engineering staff responsible for the design of the project are usually held at the consulting engineer´s office. Interim Design Conferences are generally held at the 30-percent and 80-percent design completion stages or on an as-needed basis. A 30-percent Interim Design Conference concentrates on basic design information including facility location, arrangement of structures, geotechnical investigation results, status of easement acquisitions, Inter-municipal Agreements, required ordinances and permits, and project scheduling. An 80-percent Interim Design Conference focuses on specific design features and the means and methods necessary to construct the planned facility.