How a centre is built
1. Site evaluation
Before a centre is built, the site is evaluated. For example, we want to know: who lives nearby? Which businesses are located here? What are the transport links like?
2. Preliminary planning
A centre needs a suitable entrance, bright spaces, water, and fresh air. Is that possible here? The site is inspected and evaluated with regard to the surrounding conditions, suitability, and the probability that approval will be granted. The architect develops a planning concept as a preliminary draft in the 1:200 scale. He estimates the extent of building work required and the costs.
3. Design planning
Building on this, the architect develops a draft of the final planning concept in the 1:100 scale, giving consideration to design, functional and structural requirements, for example. The final extent of construction or expansion work required is identified and the cost estimate is finalised. Design planning provides the foundation for approval planning.
4. Execution planning
More detailed plans are developed using a scale between 1:50 and 1:1. These show where the ventilation system will be installed, for example. Technical planners are consulted and coordinated. Afterwards, a tendering process is undertaken for the services of the approximately ten trades involved and furniture, advertising equipment and internal fixtures are ordered.
5. Architectural supervision
Do we have all the necessary approvals? Is everything going according to plan and on schedule? The architect coordinates the delivery of specially designed internal fixtures and the installation of advertising equipment, lettering and characteristic design elements – ultimately, the centre’s finished appearance should be fully in keeping with Kieser Training’s image.