An Introduction to the Facilities Planning Process: Area Development Plans

Course Number: P-2008
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
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Overview

In An Introduction to the Facilities Planning Process: Area Development Plans, you'll learn ...

  • The three levels of facilities planning
  • The processes in facilities planning: Identification, Evaluation , Implementation
  • The roles of the design team
  • The area development plan

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 34 pages

Facilities planning is an essential step in development of land for commercial, industrial, residential and public agency uses. In this course, you will learn how to prepare one of the key elements in the facilities planning process: Area Development Plans (ADP). You will learn the three phases to go through in preparing an ADP, and the data collection, analysis, evaluation and decision tasks that are necessary. This course will give you a framework you can apply to a broad range of developments in order to create a functional, efficient and environmentally sensitive project for your company, client or agency.

This course provides an introduction to the Area Development Planning (ADP) process that is commonly used in developing new project sites. The planning procedures described are a guide that can be modified to suit specific project requirements. They provide a logical process intended to lead to a successful end result.

The following professionals will benefit from this course: Architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineers; federal, state and local public works and infrastructure officials; and managers with private companies responsible for design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and related infrastructure.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The three levels of facilities planning
  • The processes in facilities planning: Identification, Evaluation , Implementation
  • The roles of the design team
  • The area development plan
  • How to use bubble diagrams and matrices to analyze functional relation ships
  • The types of data that should be collected
  • How to represent collected data on base maps
  • How to develop and evaluate alternative area development plans
  • The information that should be contained in a final area development plan

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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