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Project Potential Analysis
Evaluating the need and scope of a project before design
Every year the US commercial sector alone adds about 1.6 billion square feet to the built environment.1 How much of that space is actually needed? Groups such as GPII oppose unnecessary mega projects that are underused, waste money, and cause major environmental damage.
To avoid overbuilding and protect communities and clients, we can conduct a thorough analysis to understand the full potential of a project. In some cases, RTKL has advised clients not to expand because they can optimize their current facilities through smarter design. Typically, however, we are approached by clients after the decision to build has been made already, but we still can evaluate how much is necessary to build and how the project will affect an organization or community. A project’s scope can be broadened or narrowed to improve efficiency and use.