- Develop lists of equipment specs & loads
- Are mezzanines needed current/future?
- Plan truck court maneuvering and loading
- What are the fire sprinkler hazard requirements/class?
- Assess Use scenarios – Warehouse vs.
- Manufacturing vs. Distribution
- Are generators/UPS needed?
- Determine optimal structural bays & materials
- Discuss dock configurations/equipment
- Coordinate dry utility services and phasing scenarios
- Review demising alternatives/requirements
- Is there cold storage/refrigeration?
- Special operation(s)/processes to plan for? Need (isolated) equipment pads?
- Address containment and/or exhaust requirements
- Determine area(s)/room(s) environmental & comfort requirements
- Address slab/floor levelness/finish
- Expandability & product change effects/scenarios
- Requirements for Receiving, Quality Assurance & Inspection, Fulfillment, etc.
- Establish budget, phasing, & time schedule