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Businesses and institutions commit tremendous amounts of energy and capital to control costs and to improve efficiencies. Yet, many older buildings, even some newer facilities, suffer from a lack of vision to respond to this challenge.

Our planning approach supports corporate business plans. We assist facility managers by developing plans that:masterplanning (52K)

RESPOND TO CHANGE

  • Shifts in Economic Conditions
  • Changing Program Requirements
  • Production or Research Growth
  • Improving Communications
  • New Technologies
SUPPORT PRODUCTIVE ENVIRONMENTS
  • Allows Work Areas and Support Functions to Change With Minimum Disturbances
  • Supports Flexible Departments
  • Enhances Interaction
IDENTIFY LONG RANGE IMPACTS
  • Infrastructure Costs
  • Energy Costs
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Cash Flow Projections
PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY
  • Develops Options
  • Identifies Trade-Offs
  • Removes Barriers
Buildings fail, not so much from the improper application of technology, but fail from a lack of good planning. Poor circulation and work flow, inadequate lighting, inflexible layouts, and inefficient space utilization are problems we help our clients avoid. How a facility changes over time is a major concern. Facility Planning & Resources presents various long term scenarios for our clients’ examination in order to select the proper options and aspects of flexibility to incorporate into the design.

We specialize in developing serious, meaningful options as a means of understanding the solution. At the end of our planning process, careful evaluation will have been given to each possibility. Clear direction for developing the facility plan will be established. The preliminary project budget will have been updated with additional items listed and described in appropriate detail.

Design time to an architect is precious. Yet, somehow in our striving to extend the time to design, we have developed the notion that the longer it takes to design something, the better it must be. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

Rather than more time, architects need more of these four elements:20 (22K)

  • Appropriate information
  • Well organized data and concepts
  • An understanding of the client’s intentions
  • An atmosphere that supports creativity
Appropriate information means that the project has been adequately researched. The site, the client’s organization, the proposed building type and other factors need to be analyzed and understood prior to drawing the first line on paper. This is why establishing Goals and collecting and analyzing Facts in the programming process are so important. With the appropriate information, design decisions can be made readily and confidently.

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