Project Considerations

Following are some of the items that must be considered when generating a program statement. To expedite the planning process, please be prepared to discuss these items during the planning meetings.

ARCHITECTURAL

  • Walls/Partitions
    • Drywall
    • Plaster
    • Masonry
      • Block
      • Brick
    • Accordion
    • De-mountable
  • Insulation
    • Wall
    • Ceiling
  • Wall Covering
  • Paint
  • Vinyl Tile
  • Sheet Vinyl
  • Carpet
  • Terazzo
  • Base
  • Specialty Flooring
  • Suspended Ceiling
  • Plaster Ceiling
  • Windows
  • Doors
    • Vision Panel
    • Keying
    • Re-keying
    • Marlok System
    • Keypad Lock
  • Door Hardware
  • Entrances /Storefronts
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Railings
  • Bookshelves
  • Custom Woodwork

EQUIPMENT / SPECIALTIES

  • Whiteboards
  • Tackboards
  • Chalkboards
  • Projector Screens
  • AV Equipment
  • Toilet
  • Shower Partitions
  • Mirrors
  • Lockers
  • Benches
  • Storage Shelving
  • Access Flooring
  • Entry mats
  • Coat rack
  • Book rack
  • Directories
  • Kiosk
  • Signs
  • Lab Equipment
  • Lab Casework
  • Epoxy resin counter tops
  • Food Service /  Kitchen Equipment
  • Appliances
  • Walk in Cooler
  • Mailboxes
  • Laundry Equipment
  • Elevator
  • Conveyor
  • Controls/Instrumentation
  • Security Camera
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire alarm system
  • Computers
  • Network printers
  • Fax
  • Copier
  • TV
  • Safe

FURNISHINGS

  • Window Treatments
  • Fixed/Movable Seating
  • Office Furniture
  • File Cabinets
  • Modular Office Furniture
  • Lab Furniture - Display Cases - Bookcase Shelving 

MECHANICAL

  • Window A/C
  • Central A/C
  • Package AC Unit
  • Temperature Controls
  • Humidity Controls
  • Ductwork
  • Diffusers/Grilles
  • Exhaust Fans
  • Fume Hoods
  • Boiler
  • Water Heater
  • Equipment Cooling Unit

ELECTRICAL

  • Power Supply
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Motion Detector
  • Receptacles
  • GFCI Receptacles
  • Power Other Than 120V
  • Data Outlets (computers & printers)
  • Voice Outlets (telephone & fax)
  • BG1 Card
  • Dedicated Circuits
  • Power Poles
  • Clock
  • Fire Alarm
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Exit devices
  • Exterior lighting
  • Wireless internet access
  • Smoke Detector   
  • Generator
  • Uninterruptible power supply

PLUMBING 

  • Domestic Water
  • Distilled Water 
  • Air, Gas, Vacuum
  • Sink Fixtures
  • Slopsink
  • Toilet Fixtures
  • Water fountain
  • Drain/Vent
  • Fire Sprinkler System
  • Backflow valves

EXTERIOR

  • Landscaping 
  • Parking
  • HC Parking
  • Pavement marking
  • Parking barriers (blocks)
  • Sidewalks 
  • Curbs 
  • Ramps
  • Signs
  • Railing 
  • Fencing 
  • Benches
  • Kiosk
  • Flagpole
  • Emergency Telephone 
  • Security Camera
  • Loading Dock
  • Roofing
  • Waterproofing

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • Demolition Noise / Dust
  • Space allocation / requirements 
  • Space use and occupancy 
  • Relationship to other spaces/departments
  • Moves and/or relocations during construction period 
  • Temporary office space 
  • Special Events 
  • Life & Safety Issues 
  • Asbestos/HM Removal 
  • Reception area 
  • Utility closet 
  • Mop closet 
  • Storage Room 
  • Security system/Access control
  • Cable TV – Telephone 
  • Intercom
  • PA System
  • Sound System 
  • Door bell 
  • Vending 
  • Deliveries
  • Accessibility (ADA)
  • Egress
  • Energy Conscious Design