Feasibility & Master Plans

“Think it through thoroughly, then act.”

Feasibility Analysis

Whether a basic renovation or a complicated, multi-phase construction project, a client’s leading concern is any issues impacting schedule and budget. These intertwined project components can mean the difference between magnificent success or monumental failure.

HSC offers feasibility analysis to offer insights in how to potentially avoid costly issues for the owner. Our clear methodology defines the adequacy of the early planning assumptions. We create an initial conceptual estimate, consider any value management options, review construction logistics, develop life-cycle costs, and suggest alternative solutions or delivery options.

For example, when University of Pennsylvania needed to move the 27 Ton Sphinx, HSC conducted a feasibility analysis to develop accurate information that helped the owner make an important business decision. Time is money, and a well thought-out feasibility effort is the foundation upon which a successful outcome rests.

Master Plan Studies

No one can accurately predict the future, but one can create a roadmap that charts the course of intended expansion or contraction, on a campus or within a complex of buildings. Assembling the appropriate team to analyze the why, what, how, and when of any contemplated project is key.

  • The why is the vision—the reason or the need for the project(s).
  • The what is the required program itself—the scope, the costs, and the desired result.
  • The how is the rational, logistical approach to delivery.
  • The when is the construction sequencing, its timeline, and milestones.

A Master Plan should be done with the combined efforts of the institution’s leadership, the design team, and the construction management firm. Needs, ideas, costs, and locations are debated, refined, and approved into a guideline document which supports the feasibility of each project. A campus-wide Master Plan serves as a necessary financial tool, allowing the institution to plan for, and control, future capital expenditures by creating a database of life expectancies for infrastructure, physical buildings, and systems.