Our team works with you on everything that happens before a shovel breaks ground.
Before you can develop a facility plan, you need to start with understanding your current needs. Having a detailed facility assessment is the first critical step toward understanding short- and long-term facility needs. Our team will work to identify building conditions and deficiencies, consolidate your own facility data, and create a detailed assessment and list of recommendations.
We analyze your current and proposed spaces to maximize space utilization and efficiency. These reports provide critical tools to determine space requirements and to find workable alternatives. Our team will determine the actual use of space based on square footage, number of people, and building capacity to increase performance.
We deliver a comprehensive look at facility systems to provide a total cost of ownership with consideration of operating efficiencies and best practices. We focus on understanding where a particular asset is in its lifecycle and whether it’s providing value by evaluating existing asset data, providing asset costs, and recommendations.
The ICS team has been involved in more successful referendum efforts than just about anyone in the local industry during the past several years. We seek to involve appropriate representation of client and community stakeholders while being sensitive and accountable to overall goals and objectives.
We develop a strategy that works alongside operational goals and construction schedules by working with financial and operational leaders. We focus on the supply of materials and identifying cost-saving opportunities on purchases by documenting internal needs, developing a sourcing and outsourcing strategy, and negotiating with suppliers.
We work with our clients to identify, structure and evaluate all potential funding or capital sources to ensure the most cost-effective and beneficial way to finance necessary improvements. Options included self-funding, external financing, project-based financing, and more.
Our Strategic Approach to Facilities Planning
We like to start each planning effort by listening and getting to know you, your goals, and what you expect from the process.
Getting to know you and your stakeholders is key. Through surveys, interviews, and one-on-one conversations, we will establish a baseline from which decisions will be made.
Taking the time necessary to accurately identify and assess all of your needs is critical to the success of every planning and project effort.
There are always multiple ways to achieve your goals. We will work with you to identify and evaluate numerous alternatives in an effort to ensure that you arrive at the solutions.
Careful analysis and proactive communication to all stakeholders will assist in establishing a clear understanding of your needs and solutions.
Once a comprehensive plan and solutions have been developed, the fun will begin as we work collaboratively with you to turn your plans into reality.