Any hospital facility director will tell you that in this economy, all on-going and future projects need to be completed at lower costs. Here are a few ways that Luckett & Farley [smart design] works to do just that.
Pre-Design Field Investigation
The designer needs to uncover all the existing field conditions to help set the stage for saving owners on the First Cost and Life Cycle Cost.
The average life cycle cost of a project will be a minimum nine times more than the first cost of the initial project cost. Understanding existing conditions could theoretically save an owner incrementally over the life span of a project. A full field investigation of existing conditions must be completed. Healthcare renovation projects are often in areas that have been renovated numerous times, over many years, with low floor-to-floor ceiling heights. Even when existing condition documents exist, they rarely uncover all the actual as-built field conditions that affect a project. Field measurements, floor-to-floor dimensions and photographic documentation aided by simple mobile measuring software such as Stickyyard or Autodesk ImageModeler can help evaluate existing building configurations and dimensions.
Automated Field Investigation: 3D Building Surveys
When a higher level of existing condition documentation is required, 3D building scans can be performed. Consultants like Coast-to-Coast can perform many levels of building scans. The end product is three-dimensional computer aided drawings that can be used in collaboration with typical design programs AutoCAD and Revit BIM programs.
Discover Now – Save Now
Healthcare renovation projects are necessary realities in today’s economy due to the six-month technology turnaround that occurs in the medical equipment industry. The designer needs to uncover all the existing field conditions to help set the stage for saving owners on the First Cost and Life Cycle Cost.