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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

SFP Process: Demand Analysis

Business drivers of facility change are key components that need to be identified in the strategic facility plan or master planning process.  Sales forecasts, hiring plans and organizational change are frequent drivers of demand for space. However, there…

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SFP Process Series

Posted: December 30, 2016

SFP Process: Verify Space and Analysis

One of the key processes to strategic facility planning or master planning for growth (or the dreaded downsizing) is to verify existing space against departmental use through stacking plans and/or occupancy plans and to analyze the data presented within.  It…

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SFP Process Series

Posted: December 27, 2016