Establishing an Equipment List/Budget
After being awarded a contract, typically the first task asked of Korbel Associates is to establish a preliminary equipment list and budget. This is accomplished
using a combination of the project’s functional space program, architectural drawings (if available), meeting minutes and any other documentation regarding
medical equipment at a department or room level. We prepare this preliminary budget by using our library of ‘model’ equipment rooms to populate the project-specific
Functional Space Program
Once the database is initially populated, all of the equipment reports become available on the website. Equipment reports are used at the outset to help
both clinical users and administrators focus on the budgetary impact. For example, the Budget by Descending Cost report can be created either on an overall
project basis for the benefit of project leadership, or on a department basis as a tool for departments to refine their budgets.
This equipment list will include minor items like wastebaskets and sharps receptacles, but the focus of the meetings in the Schematic Design phase will
be on major equipment such as booms, surgical lights, headwall systems, physiological monitoring, imaging equipment, sterile processing equipment, etc.
At the first meeting with clinical users, draft reports will be ready for review.