Presentation on theme: "LIBRARY BUILDING Where to Begin?. WHY? Identify the reason for the new/renovated building Quantify the need based on standards, shortfalls and benchmarks."— Presentation transcript:
LIBRARY BUILDING Where to Begin?
WHY? Identify the reason for the new/renovated building Quantify the need based on standards, shortfalls and benchmarks Relate to community activity Focus on benefits Discuss options and estimated costs/savings Relate to your strategic plan or civic plans
Stages of the Project 1. Concept Development Establish major priorities – why? Select a consultant Initial determination of feasibility – cost/timelines/impact Concept design Seek approvals of concept/feasibility Confirmation of project financing
Stages of the Project (cont.) 2. Detailed Design Design development Contract documents Procurement of goods/services Building permit & other approvals Participation of the public - revision
Special Consideration 3. Alternatives: Interim process – temporary sites Partnership with City Build up the need with restricted services Establish close relationship with community Establish the need with funders Reinforce your value
Key Issue Communication Determine level of involvement of staff and Board Decide the role of municipality – project management Regular users of the facility – clubs, daycare, joint tenants Community input in design Consultant as communicator Model