What is Master Planning?
Master Planning is the augmentation of information developed during the Facility and Process Planning phases. Starting with the refinement of the process plan and facility plan, it also may include development of preliminary site plan information. Major building utility systems—such as HVAC, refrigeration, and electrical—are also quantified in order to develop building and process utility requirements.
How is a Master Plan Developed?
Building materials and room finishes
Process equipment details
Room environments and types of heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems
Process equipment utility needs, such as boilers, chillers, compressed air, and electric
Cleaning and sanitation systems
Process Floor Plan
Drawings showing process equipment, walls/openings, structural elements, materials/finishes, and a preliminary building code review.
Process Flow Diagrams
Diagrams showing the process flow and equipment lists indicating make and model
Preliminary site plan indicating roadways, parking, utilities, and future expansion opportunities.
Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Systems to be utilized for heating, cooling, ventilating, refrigerating, and powering the building
Primary project milestones for design, permitting, costing, and construction.
Costs for implementing the project segregated by area type or function, construction trades, or other relevant factors.
Capacity or usage estimates for water, gas, electric, and sewer systems.
Staffing needs to operate the facility including production, warehouse, maintenance, quality, sanitation and supervisors.
Plans for phasing the project, including current implementation plans and future growth concepts.