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Coastal Design Concepts takes the complicated planning, design and product selection out of the equation.  Housing Authorities and Corporate Property Owners can have the confidence that they will have one of the only national recreational safety planning design firms working on their project and saving them money.  Based on the budgetary needs we will:

  1. 1.     Perform an initial Site Assessment
  2. 2.     Begin to make our initial recommendations on “The Collective Safe Play Environment”
  3. 3.     Product Suggestions

We work seamlessly in the planning of the Play Environment with Architects or your team members and create a planned Play Environment Presentations for the team to evaluate, comment and approve.

 

Once approved, there are two roles in which our firm can assist with your project.  Most recreational projects have considerable more elements going on than only installing a play unit.  Associations have to contend with the Planning, Specifications, Product Selection, Drawings, Consumer Product Safety Commission Guidelines (Law in California), ASTM Standards, Board Approval Process, and Execution.  We may be of best service to you in one of the following capacities: 

 

1)     Consultative Design Role at an hourly rate to assist in recreational design, safety, specifications and planning but not including project management.  This service is best utilized when you have different suppliers you may want to work with, but don’t know how uniformly they will work together and meet current Consumer Product Safety Commission Guidelines (Law in California) and ASTM Standards.   Also, you currently have a general contractor and would like them to Project Manage the recreational scope of work.  

 

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2)     Provide Project Management Planning and Contract Execution.  We usually are able to have a net savings to clients at a rate of 15%, than if they were completing the project themselves.  With our more than 22 years experience and relationships with manufacturers, installation crews, and product sourcing, you obtain deep discount factory direct pricing without over paying. 

Scope of Work will include:

  • Defining a Budget
  • Site Planning Needs and Considerations
  • Creativity in Design
  • Play Functionality for the Community
  • Educational Features
  • Play Equipment Recommendations
  • Specification Evaluation and Finalization
  • Landscape Review “Safe” for Children’s ingress and egress
  • Child Security and Safety Concerns
  • Site Furnishings / Elements
  • Playground Safety Surfacing
  • Play Use Zones
  • ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) (Law in California)
  • ASTM Standards

In the post-planning stage, Coastal Design Concepts continues to see the execution of the project through.  We closely monitor the progression and assist in any additional final details necessary to have a timely on budget and successful installation.

Upon completion, Coastal Design Concepts continues to offer a wide variety of services as a resource.  Often we see that School Districts begin to lose sight of their project.  Over time a host of maintenance, safety, liability and litigation issues arise costing tens, or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

 

We can help mitigate this through:

  • Continued Inspections
  • Maintenance Requests and follow-up
  • Record Keeping
  • Accident Investigations
  • Independent Expert Testimony
  • Critical Fall Height Testing

Our goal is Child Safety through Proactive Results Management, continuous vigilance and meeting future compliance concerns to effectively limit liability due to negligence.