Feasibility analysis is the first stage of the design process. Owing to it, real options of using the existing arrangement of the premises are determined or the scope of work necessary to carry out is identified so that – in technical and practical terms – it can be adapted to the needs of the veterinary, dental, medical office, etc.
Carrying out the feasibility analysis is a process requiring professional knowledge and perceptiveness, because it does not follow only the established check list. Each time, specific investor requirements should be taken into account, especially if they are unusual and require designing the premises in a way that differs from the most commonly used principles.
In the case of many works, the feasibility analysis is carried out in a short and cursory manner, which is a serious mistake, because then the risk of unforeseen costs increases at a later stage of the design execution. Owing to a more detailed analysis and reliable verification of the facts, you can:
- agree on the scope of preliminary work before the start of the design phase;
- simplify and shorten the time of work on the design, as well as optimize activities in terms of economics;
- identify potential problems that need to be removed in order to achieve full compliance of the design with the requirements of the Sanitary Inspectorate or practical requirements for the doctor’s, dental or veterinary office;
- obtain full and reliable information about the technical and logical condition of the building or its part, thus gaining valuable tips for further design work.
The feasibility analysis is a preparatory process – it is usually documented in a written form to organize conclusions and recommendations, although this is not necessary. In the case of such activities, the insight and integrity of the inspections are of great importance, since the further direction of the development depends on the correct implementation of the analysis.
See also: Conceptual design