SM 302 (A)

SM 302 (A)
B. Flaherty
Chapters 4 & 5
Small-Group Project
Class Announcements
1st Facility Visit: Tentative September 26
(TH) @4:30 pm @ Waterford Community
Center/Civic Triangle Park (Meet at Community
Center, 24 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT)
Discuss Facility Project
Review of Chapters 4 & 5
Small Group Project
Group Facility Project
Plan the type and location for your facility
(Research similar facilities which can give
you information on size requirements, costs,
and facility characteristics)
Review chapter 4 (Assessment) You need
to plan a needs assessment ( feasibility
study) for your facility and develop your initial
Group Facility Project
Review chapter 5 (Planning) Pick your approach to
project planning. Review planning considerations.
Develop a project statement
Review chapter 6 (Design) Pay attention to site and
structure considerations
Review Chapter 7 (Funding) Decide on how you are
going to fund your project. Pick a construction option
Review Chapter 8 (Construction) Examine the
construction management section
Sport Facility: An enclosed facility where sports are played (G.
Fried 2005).
Public Assembly Facility: Include sport facilities, plus other
entertainment or non-entertainment facilities where people
gather (G. Fried 05). Examples are school facilities, community
centers, arenas, stadiums, performing art facilities, convention
Management: Process of influencing people and resources to
achieve pre-determined goals.
Basic Organizational Structure
Mission Statement
Goals & Objectives
Organizational Chart
Four Integral Parts of Administration:
Planning: Drives an organization to success. Can be
short term or long term; risk mgmt, budgeting
Organizing: Important in maximizing human and
physical resources; policies and procedures.
Directing: Supervisors guiding their employees so
they are successful in completing their jobs.
Controlling: Methods to monitor resources;
performance standards, evaluation system
Employees: Most important. Involves recruiting/hiring/training.
Money: Fiscal management; budget process, income/expenditure,
Equipment/Facilities: Extensive element. Indoor/outdoor
The business of creating interest. Reach the target audience so
product can be delivered.
The Four “P’s” Product Promotion Price Place.
Facility Fundamentals
Natural Environments: Outdoor areas with some adjustments…. Ski
resorts, lakes, rivers, trails.
Man-Made Structures: Indoor, outdoor, or combination of both. Sport
stadiums, fitness centers, multi-purpose fields, parks.
Facility Management: Both an art and science. Involves the coordination
of employees in order to satisfy the goals of the organization.
Sustainability: The “green movement” Utilizing resources to lessen the
impact on the environment.
Code Compliance: Federal codes help to protect the welfare of
participants and employees. Some examples……American With
Disabilities Act, Equal Opportunity Act.
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Chapter 4 Assessment
Determine the need. Is it feasible to build a new
facility/renovate existing ??
 Needs Assessment; can be formal or informal
 Formal: Feasibility Study: Helps establish the
need. Is it viable?
Prospectus: Formal summary of project. Can
justify funding & attract investors
Consultants should be considered
Influencing Factors
Safety: Critical to have a safe facility for both
users and staff. Minimizes risk. Adhere to
national standards
Satisfaction: Be aware of first impressions
Participation: “Carrying Capacity”, facilities
are designed to accommodate a certain
number of users. Difficult to estimate
Efficiency: Maximize revenue while
controlling expenses.
 Comparison: What is the competition doing?
 Modernization: Take advantage of
technology. It can improve overall service,
and prevent injuries
?? Examples ??
Influencing Techniques
Use all the tools available to make your case
 Site Visits: Take users, staff, and decision makers to
the facility that needs renovated/ or for new
construction, visit model facilities
Personalizes the process and will build support
 Surveys: Internal/external. “Benchmark Survey”,
compare facilities
 Focus Groups: Form group to share thoughts; 5-12
with a facilitator. Vary the make-up
Comments/Suggestions: Collect from users
& staff. Valuable information. Keep record of
Petition: A formal statement signed by those
who want the same thing
History/Asset Mgmt: Know the facility history
as well as the condition its in
The Initial Proposal
Formal communication documenting the need
 WILL INCLUDE…. Title, recommendation,
introduction, rationale, justification, funding,
outcomes, summary
Chapter 5 Planning
Planning is essential for facility success.
The information gained in the
assessment stage become the details in
new construction or renovation
Planning Options
Administrative Approach: Most of the project
is controlled by a few. Involving others not
Participative Approach: Involves many. Time
consuming, can be rewarding and build
Planning Committee
Comprised of….
 Staff
 Administrators
 Consultants (specialists in design,
architecture, engineering)
 Maintenance Representatives (Those who
care for the facility. Often overlooked)
 Architects
Master Planning
Serves as the basis of the needs of a facility
and sets priorities
5-15 years, logical planning approach
Update frequently
Planning Considerations
Planning is a compilation of information
and ideas.
 Site Analysis
 Assessment Information
 Structure (Conceptual Plan)
 Cost Projections (construction & operating)
 Area Impact
Development Options
Most projects will involve…..
 Repair
 Renovation
 Retrofitting
 New Construction
Project Statement
Formal facility design stage
Primary Space
Auxiliary Space
Service Needs
Space relationships
Environmental Impact
Equipment & Furniture
Small Group Project/Summary
Risk Management Power Point Small Group

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