Planning, Design, & Construction
The TPEG assists public and private businesses in planning work, health care, & recreational facilities; and public, independent, and faith-based school organizations in developing school facilities. We prefer to work independently up through the development of a concept design. Then, we assist the client in selecting a project architect.
for Engineering & Planning a People-Friendly Facility
TPEG informs stakeholders and owners about scientific facts regarding
functions necessary to achieve excellence in
An Example of Activity-Milestones in Planning a School to be Monitored by a "Design Team"
- Select an appropriate architect (if TFPG works independently
through Phase I)
- Translate the concept design and educational specifications, with emphasis on green architecture, into preliminary schematic design
- Define furniture needs
- Specify technology
- Complete all specifications
- Obtain professional cost estimates
- Select a program or construction manager
- Facilitate the bidding process
- Review all designs and specifications
- Finalize technology requirements
- Order furniture
- Check all contracts for operational and legal issues
- Award contracts
- Begin construction
- Operationalize monitoring schedule
- Facilitate change order(s)
- Review legal issues
- Complete construction
- Facilitate building commissioning
- Complete equipment commissioning
- Finalize technology commissioning
b. Complete final walk through
Questions The TPEG Will Help Clients Answer:
Selected definitions of activities that TPEG uses in communicating with stakeholders:
- Needs Assessment > Are programs and facilities adequate or below the needs of the client population?
- Population Forecasting > What will the size and mix of the client population be within 10 to 20 years?
- Program Evaluation > What type of programs
will best serve the client population?
- Facilities Evaluation > What is the best way to proceed? Do we build a new facility, or renovate or remodel?
> How does the application of engineering science enhance facility
- Goals for Design > How do we know that we are
developing an appropriate design for the facility?
- Design > Can the design team determine which
concept design will best complement functions to be carried out in the
- Programming > How much detail should the
design team demand for general facility specifications?
- Architect Selection > What architect is
best to ensure that the concept design is actually included in the
- Project Cost Estimates (Including Site Acquisition
and/or Site Preparation) > Is a professional cost
estimator necessary for this project?
- Technology Definition and Acquisition > What kind of technology should we implement?
- Assistance with Funding > Will the project
need extra assistance with funding?
- Bidding > What bidding procedures
will eliminate or minimize funding problems and save time?
- Contract Set Up > How much legal assistance will be needed in contracting and construction?
- Contractor Selection > How can the project
avoid pitfalls with contractors?
- Furniture Selection > When should the furniture selection process begin?
- Construction Monitoring > Will the project
need an independent construction monitor?
- Commissioning > Will a commissioning agent
- Occupation > What are the best procedures for transitioning to the occupation of the facility?
- Orientation > Is orientation necessary?
- Final Walk-Through > When does the final walk-through occur and who is involved?