The Space Planner Toolkit
The Space Planner Toolkit: Hospital Edition is
an easy-to-use spreadsheet program that incorporates state-of-the-art thinking into an
approach that is quick, accurate, and flexible. This tool can be used to provide
benchmarks for master planning and for preliminary estimates for specific projects.
Information and space calculations are organized into logical subgrouping for easy
Anyone familiar with computer spreadsheets can immediately use this
tool. Its open structure is designed to allow experienced used to modify the
programs to address institution specific activities, programs, or organization. Computer
output is designed to be concise and easy to read, providing important records of key
assumptions, workloads, and project cost estimates.
Sample worksheet for Surgical Services:
Integration of Information
The space estimating methodology uses key workload assumptions for
hospital services to estimate major space elements. This approach allow the quick
comparison of activity and space levels for similar components within a large hospital
systems and for the analysis of space needs for program consolidations or expansions.
|The space and cost summary components of the Space Planner Toolkit
are fed data automatically from the services under analysis, avoiding the risk of building
preliminary costs estimates from out of date information. A comprehensive listing of
project cost elements is included to provide an clear record of what expenses are include
in a project budget.
Sample of Project Cost Summary:
This program, developed by Frank Zilm & Associates,
Inc., is available for $495 through the American Hospital Association