Steps in Capital Project Planning
Contact the TFPG to Discuss the Beginning Activities in Planning a Capital Project. The most frequently followed activities or milestones (not necessarily listed chronologically) for launching a capital project in the United States are outlined below:
the Planning Process. This initial
activity has been labeled "pre-design and planning." Set aside at
least 1% of the anticipated project costs. Attaching money to the
process, early on, will minimize
the useless activity of "planning for the sake of planning." Our
job is to ensure that clients who are also our partners in planning,
clearly define the functions to be performed in the facility
strategic planning activities. The advantage of this
step, completed without any pressure from the architect, is to clearly
define the functions the will go on in the spaces.
B- Forecast Client Population. For work and recreational establishments, we review records of past practices and adjust the forecast to match the new goals and objectives of the organization established in Step A. When working for public schools, we forecast the school district's student population for at least 10 years. Learn More »
C- Determine Feasibility by conducting an area analysis and program and organizational analysis.
Needs and Sustainability Goals.
E- Prioritize Needs.
Adopt Findings of the Needs Assessment and above activities (A, B, C,