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Leading & Empowering Organizations to Plan & Design Programs & Environments for Work, Learning, and Recreation!
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Workshops and Consultation Services For:
  • Planning Business, Health Care, and Recreation Facilities
  • Public and Independent Schools
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Public and Private Agencies
  • International Clients
Featuring:
  • Stakeholder Participation
  • Engineering Principles
  • Community Involvement
  • Scientific Educational Planning
Results:
  • Goals, Values, and Beliefs to Support a Facilities' General Specifications
    • Concept Design
    • Illustrative Design
    • Diagrammatic Design
  • Architects Complete Design According to the Design Team's Specifications
  • Schematic Design
  • Capital Cost Estimates
  • New Facility or Recreation Area
Special Assistance for Organizations  Seeking:
 
 LEED Certification and
 Green Status

Building a new business, health care, or recreation facility; or a new school may not be the right thing to do.  Here are some views of Lowell Junior High School, Bisbee, Arizona -- A successful renovation project!


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Lowell Junior
                        High School, Bisbee, AZ

Lowell Junior
                        High School, Bisbee, AZ

Lowell Junior High School, Bisbee, AZ


Planning, Design, & Construction

The TPEG assists
public and private businesses in Site Selection with the assistance of drone technology.  We focus on planning work, health care, & recreational facilities; and public, independent, and faith-based school organizations in developing age-appropriate facilities.  We prefer to work independently up through the development of a concept design.  Then, we assist the client in selecting a project architect.   

Essential Activities for Engineering & Planning a People-Friendly Facility

The TPEG informs stakeholders and owners about scientific facts regarding functions necessary to achieve excellence in high-performing Facilities. 

An Example of Activity-Milestones in Planning a School to be Monitored by a "Design Team"

Planning

For Schools, the TPEG employs educational engineering principles, embedded in strategic planning phases, that maximize student learning, minimize discipline problems, and enhance cultural, and value-building experiences during the formative years.  Our most successful approach to this problem is strategic planning.  Read About our Strategic Planning Phases >>>

Pre Construction

At this time, we help the organization select the appropriate architect.  Then we work closely with the architect to ensure that the concept design is explained and converted into the appropriate schematic drawings.
  1. Select an appropriate architect (if TFPG works independently through Phase I)
  2. Translate the concept design and educational specifications, with emphasis on green architecture, into preliminary schematic design
  3. Define furniture needs
  4. Specify technology
  5. Complete all specifications
  6. Obtain professional cost estimates
  7. Select a program or construction manager
  8. Facilitate the bidding process

Final Design

  1. Review all designs and specifications
  2. Finalize technology requirements
  3. Order furniture
  4. Check all contracts for operational and legal issues

Construction

  1. Award contracts
  2. Begin construction
  3. Operationalize monitoring schedule using drone technology and traditional procedures
  4. Facilitate change order(s)
  5. Review legal issues
  6. Complete construction

 Commissioning

  1. Facilitate building commissioning
  2. Complete equipment commissioning
  3. Finalize technology commissioning

 Occupancy

    a.  Provide orientation
    b.  Complete final walk through

Questions The TPEG Will Help Clients Answer:

Selected definitions of activities that TPEG uses in communicating with stakeholders:

  1. Needs Assessment > Are programs and facilities adequate or below the needs of the client population?
  2. Population Forecasting > What will the size and mix of the client population be within 10 to 20 years?
  3. Program Evaluation > What type of programs will best serve the client population?
  4. Facilities Evaluation > What is the best way to proceed? Do we build a new facility, or renovate or remodel?
  5. Engineering > How does the application of engineering science enhance facility design?
  6. Goals for Design > How do we know that we are developing an appropriate design for the facility?
  7. Design > Can the design team determine which concept design will best complement functions to be carried out in the facility?
  8. Programming > How much detail should the design team demand for general facility specifications?
  9. Architect Selection > What architect is best to ensure that the concept design is actually included in the construction documents?
  10. Project Cost Estimates (Including Site Acquisition and/or Site Preparation) > Is a professional cost estimator necessary for this project?
  11. Technology Definition and Acquisition > What kind of technology should we implement?
  12. Assistance with Funding > Will the project need extra assistance with funding?
  13. Bidding > What  bidding procedures will eliminate or minimize funding problems and save time?
  14. Contract Set Up > How much legal assistance will be needed in contracting and construction?
  15. Contractor Selection > How can the project avoid pitfalls with contractors?
  16. Furniture Selection > When should the furniture selection process begin?
  17. Construction Monitoring > Will the project need an independent construction monitor?
  18. Commissioning > Will a commissioning agent be necessary?
  19. Occupation > What are the best procedures for transitioning to the occupation of the facility?
  20. Orientation > Is orientation necessary?
  21. Final Walk-Through > When does the final walk-through occur and who is involved?
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