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When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
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When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels

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One of the presentations from a program called "Where Did the Money Go?!: Understanding Hidden Expenses That Derail Small Scale Renovations". It was coordinated by LLAMA BES at ALA Annual 2010 (June …

One of the presentations from a program called "Where Did the Money Go?!: Understanding Hidden Expenses That Derail Small Scale Renovations". It was coordinated by LLAMA BES at ALA Annual 2010 (June 26, 2010).

Many library leaders will find themselves planning a remodel of library space. Whether repurposing for a new use or just improving function and aesthetics, a limited budget can be eaten up by existing building issues: HVAC problems, asbestos abatement, interruption of systems, or simple staging logistics. Experts will share with attendees what to watch for, what questions to ask, and how to plan to anticipate these considerations so that project goals are met.

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  • 1. When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels ALA 2010 Presentation by:  Stephanie Kingsnorth, AIA June 26, 2010 When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 2. Finding a Balance QUANTITY QUALITY BUDGET When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 3. Prepare Yourself - Developing A Project Plan What is A Project Plan?  Goals and Priorities  Cost Modeling/Estimate  Define Quantity / Quality / Budget  Schedule When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 4. Step 1: Identify the Goals Aesthetics - Updating the Look/Feel - Color/Texture - Furniture/Equipment Service - Service Points - Patron Movement/Comfort - Materials Movement - Staff Efficiency Infrastructure - Information Technology - Lighting - HVAC When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 5. Step 2: Prioritize the Goals When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 6. Now what? When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 7. Step 3: Understanding Your Building When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 8. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – What do you look for? Tangible Factors Intangible Factors (aka “Hidden Landmines”) When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 9. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – What do you look for? Tangible Factors - Structure - Infrastructure (Building Systems) - Current Configuration/Layout Intangible Factors (aka Hidden Landmines) - Structure - History (Age of Building) - Hazardous Materials - Construction Type - Codes - Domino Effect When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 10. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Tangible Factors Structural Issues - Previous Building Additions (Connections) - Floor to Floor Height 1952 1965 - Column Spacing (Grid) A 1975 1965 1960 B When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 11. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Tangible Factors Building Infrastructure - Age of Systems - System Capacities - Mechanical - Heating - Air Conditioning - System Typology - Electrical (Outlet Spacing/Location) - Plumbing - Fire Suppression - Telecommunications - Routing - Flexibility - Serviceability When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 12. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Tangible Factors Current Configuration - Patron Circulation - Visibility/Sightlines - Wayfinding - Serviceability When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 13. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Intangible Factors Structural Issues - Floor Loading - Floor Slab Construction When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 14. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Intangible Factors History - Age of Building? - Historic? - Character Defining Features - Archaic Materials - Faux Finishes - Alternate/Unusual Construction Methodologies - Nostalgia/Emotion When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 15. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Intangible Factors Hazardous Materials - Lead Paint - Asbestos Insulation Ceiling Tiles Floor Finishes Mastic (Adhesives) - PCBs (Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls) Transformers Light Ballasts - CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) Air Conditioners Fire Extinguishers - Mercury Smoke Detectors Lights Switches Thermostats - Mold When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 16. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Intangible Factors Construction Type/Condition - What’s Really… …Behind the Walls? When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 17. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Intangible Factors Construction Type/Condition - What’s Really… …Behind the Walls? …Above the Ceiling? When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 18. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Intangible Factors Construction Type/Condition - What’s Really… …Behind the Walls? …Above the Ceiling? …Under the Floor? When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 19. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Intangible Factors Building Codes - Code Requirements “Triggers” Exiting Fire Sprinklers Fire Alarm ADA Upgrades - January 2011…New Building Code When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 20. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Intangible Factors Domino Effect When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 21. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Intangible Factors Domino Effect - Examples: 1. Additional technology stations… - Wiring - Routing - Floor Slab Construction When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 22. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Intangible Factors Domino Effect - Examples: 1. Additional technology stations… - Wiring - Routing - Floor Slab Construction 2. HVAC Improvements… - Electrical & Plumbing Impacts - Lighting - Structural Support - Hazardous Materials When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 23. Step 3: Understanding Your Building – Intangible Factors Domino Effect - Examples: 1. Additional technology stations… - Wiring - Routing - Floor Slab Construction 2. HVAC Improvements… - Electrical & Plumbing Impacts - Lighting - Structural Support - Hazardous Materials 3. New shelving… - Lighting - Wall Mounting Attachment - Fire Suppression When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 24. Step 4: Managing the Costs • Cost Modeling - Define all project elements at the outset - Early exploratory work to eliminate multiple unknowns • Define Quantity / Quality / Budget - Balance expectations with resources - Determine project priorities • Monitor Line Items - Look for scope “creep” - Identify alternatives • Design Priorities and Options - Design and bid alternates - Early VE list development • Value Management - Lifecycle costing, sustainability, and long-term value - Design and bid alternatives When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 25. Step 5: Developing the Schedule • Establish a Clear Work Plan A roadmap for the projects • Define Decision Making Milestones Critical path issues – get the right people in the room • Allocation of Resources Staffing and consultant performance time frames • Anticipation Know the pulse of the project and approval needs Provide “look ahead” agendas • Communication Keep everyone in the loop When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 26. Step 6: Admitting That You Can’t Have it All… Be Prepared for Change Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine. - Robert C. Gallagher When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 27. Step 6: Admitting That You Can’t Have it All… Phasing Options - Is Phasing An Option? Domino Effect Cost Impact Schedule/Living Through It Revisit Your Priorities - Priorities Always Change Critical… Important… Wish List… Quality, Quantity, Cost – Choose Two - Unlimited Budget is Rare - Limit Quantity? - Limit Quality? When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 28. Step 6: Admitting When You Need Help Possible Partners - University/College Setting Capital Planning Facilities University Architect - Public Libraries Building Department Planning Department Reference Information - RS Means Building Construction Cost Data - Building Construction Illustrated - Professional Organizations - Peer Institutions When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels
  • 29. When You Can’t Have it All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels ALA 2010 Presentation by:  Stephanie Kingsnorth, AIA June 26, 2010 When You Can’t Have It All: Balancing Cost, Quality & Quantity in Library Remodels

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