Schematic Design sets up the general idea for a project, then the Design Development focuses and refines it. Construction Documents finally fill in all the details. The final set of drawings and specifications will specify every element of the project, from the site, to the structure, to the paint colors.
This is the most critical phase for any development. The construction documents must provide design goals while delivering a clear roadmap contractors can understand and deliver. This in turn, provides the greatest value to the owner.
Concise plans and specification translate into a healthy contractor buyout process and shorter schedule completion, while mitigating change orders.