Labarre Associates, Inc.

Size-Quality-Cost Triangle: A Balanced Building Project

Every building project has three sides that must be thoroughly communicated and understood from the earliest stages of project planning: Size, Quality & Cost.  We often draw this as a triangle but you can also imagine you have a 3-legged stool: Balancing…

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Posted: August 06, 2018

Budgeting for Your Project: What the ‘other guys’ won’t tell you…

What will my project cost? Only true answer is, “It depends.” As most people are more familiar with the ins-and-outs of a house we’ll use that knowledge to establish a precedent. When considering building a house, generally, you will get…

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Posted: July 24, 2018

How to Determine the Appropriate Branch or Retail Network Real Estate Investment Strategy

Barry is giving a webinar December 12th for IFMA.  From IFMA's Real Estate Advisory & Leadership Community: Register Here. Presenter: Barry Lynch CFM, SFP, RA, MBA, IFMA FELLOW Join us for an informative session with Barry Lynch of Labarre Associates,…

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Posted: November 22, 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