Labarre Associates, Inc.

The Light Bulb Story

It all started with a light bulb...

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Light Bulb

Posted: July 31, 2017

Your Story: Vivid Ink Graphics

With another acquisition under their belt and a newly finished office expansion and warehouse addition, Vivid Ink Graphics is set to grow dramatically again.  We at Labarre are extremely happy that we are along for the ride watching one of our repeat…

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Your Story - Client Story Series

Posted: June 27, 2017

SFP Process: Three Components of Area Analysis

Area summaries are a critical component of facility planning throughout the life cycle of the building.  Construction Area is used in estimating replacement cost and is used in insurance calculations and in calculating facility renewal ratios.  Rentable…

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Strategic Facility Planning Process is like Chess

Posted: February 06, 2017

SFP Process: The Importance of a Color System

With a facility planning color system, every department is assigned a unique color.  Departmental colors are used in the “colored” organizational chart, stacking charts, occupancy drawings and in benchmarking graphs and other illustrations.  …

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Strategic Facility Planning Process is like Chess

Posted: February 03, 2017

SFP Process: Forecasting and Risk Management

Strategic Facility Planning under Uncertainty With companies operating in the 60-70 percent range of certainty (versus 80-90 percent previously) strategic facilities planning should employ an array of scenarios that have costs, schedules, benefits, financial…

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SFP Process Series

Posted: January 16, 2017

SFP Process: Analysis of Demand vs Capacity

Analyzing the demand for space vs. current capacity is an iterative process: First a computer model is set up to analyze how approved staffing plans will impact current space If demand exceeds supply how much space should be built?  When should it be…

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SFP Process Series

Posted: January 09, 2017