Design Data and Assessments: The first basic step is to gather design data from the
preliminary planners who have already defined the objectives, the food service operator and our own inspection and evaluation of the physical existing conditions. This will enable us to input our findings and ideas, mainly visualizing the best possible flow from the back of the house to serving. After discussing additions and innovations, we will test them in our schematic plans, to be developed in the next step.
Conceptual Design and Space Allocation: As facility designers, we will submit schematics and rough layout plans to arrive at our design concept and the most suitable space allocation to fit the operator's food-service program within the architectural concept. An analysis of the main kitchen space and the feasibility for updating and remodeling is fundamental in this step. The complete flow and inter-relation of the overall facilities is tested and illustrated on a plan view for preliminary approval.
Development of Preliminary Plans: The next step is a general preliminary plan of the complete food service operation, which divides the different areas in accordance with their functions. Each area then is sub-divided in work stations. Simultaneously, a preliminary list of equipment is prepared and attached to the drawings. Our drawings are coordinated with the other designers in the project and submitted progressively for review and comments.
Proposed Layout Plan and Equipment Budget: Once we have arrived at a mutually agreed solution, final layout plans with item numbers and equipment schedules are submitted. An estimate for the equipment cost is prepared and design revisions are made if necessary, to stay within budget. The ultimate final plan is complete and will include the equipment selection and layouts.
Catalog Book and manufacturer's Technical Data: Following the approval of our proposed plan and budget, we proceed to furnish catalog material, technical information and any manufacturer’s detail that may be required to help others in their completion of the over-all design of the project. This completes Phase One of our endeavor for final approval. Phase Two follows for bidding, construction and installation
Finalized Equipment Layout and Schedule: Phase One drawings are reviewed for any updating to make them current with the latest project drawings. Utility connection information and changes are added to the Equipment Schedule. These drawings are now finalized and re-submitted for final approval.
Specifications, Elevations ad Details: Equipment specifications are written following Section 11400 format of the “Construction Specification Institute”. Elevation drawings, fabrication details and other details required for the site to fit the equipment are prepared and incorporated as additions to our previous approved drawings.
Utility Connection Drawings: A complete set of drawings compiling all required utility connections to the equipment is submitted to assist in the mechanical engineering of the project. Our drawings indicate the energy consumption, loads and ventilation requirements for the building mechanical design.
Approval of vendors’ submittal: The General Requirements of our Specifications indicate how equipment contractors and vendors should submit their shop drawings and catalog material for approval prior to fabrication and shipping. Alternate substitution of equal products may be proposed if they meet the specifications. Our evaluation and approval of vendors’ submittal are included in our service.
Supervision: As required in the Specifications indicated in step number 2 above, the equipment contractor or supplier is responsible for the interne supervision of the equipment installation. We will be available for job site meetings when required, periodic installation inspections for quality control, punch list and final approval for specification compliance.