Facility Delivery Process
Holistic Delivery of Facility
Encourage a facility delivery process that actively engages all stakeholders in the design process to deliver a
facility that meets all functional requirements while effectively optimizing tradeoffs among sustainability, first costs,
life cycle costs and mission requirements.
Choose team leaders that are experienced in holistic delivery of facilities.
Train the entire team in the holistic delivery process. The team must include all stakeholders in the facility
delivery, including the users, the contracting staff, the construction representatives, project manager, and
design/engineering team members.
Identify project goals and metrics.
Plan and execute charrettes with team members at critical phases of the facility delivery.
Identify and resolve tradeoffs among sustainability, first costs, life cycle costs and mission requirements
through charrettes and other collaborative processes.
Document required results for each phase of project deliverables that achieve the project goals and are
measurable throughout the facility life span.
Develop performance specifications or choose competitive range of products that meet environmental criteria.
Use automated modeling and analysis tools to assess site and facility design alternatives.
Conduct life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) in the design process according to the Federal Facilities Council
Technical Report, Sustainable Federal Facilities: A Guide To Integrating Value Engineering, Life Cycle Costing,
and Sustainable Development, FFC # 142, 2000.
Conduct a full ecological assessment to include soil quality, water resources and flows, vegetation and trees,
wildlife habitats and corridors, wetlands, and ecologically sensitive areas to identify the least sensitive site areas
for development. Evaluate space utilization/functions to reduce overall space requirements, considering
networking, flextime, flexi-place, dual-use, and other strategies to reduce space requirements/optimize facility
Sustainable Project Rating Tool (SPiRiT) v.1.4.1