When assisting new clients in the design and development of new facilities, there are twelve (12) steps that are generally followed throughout the entire process. ITPS can provide assistance during any point of the 12 Steps. As always, a feasibility analysis will serve to outline and guide the entire process.
Step 1: Feasibility Analysis
The “roadmap” for the project. This analysis provides for project site evaluation, concept review, supportable market estimating, design day criteria, attendance projections, revenue forecasting and net warranted investment. The best money you will spend! Typically required for finding potential investors. We perform a complete feasibility analysis, not just a market analysis.
- Site Identification and Assessment
- Concept Evaluation
- Definition and Analysis of Local Market
- Estimation of Potential Tourist Support
- Characteristics of Similar Operating Attractions
- Determination of Potential Market Penetration
- Estimation of Attendance
- Preliminary Physical Planning Parameters
- Revenue and Cash Flow Analysis
- Net Warranted Investment Level
- Internal Rate of Return Analysis
Step 2: Master Plan Programming
The project’s goals and scope are developed and documented. The project team is chosen and their tasks are delineated. This process delivers a set of clear goals that define the size, financial parameters, schedule milestones and target audience. In addition, the creation of physical layout, site utilization, planning and development strategies help to establish the project scope.
PROJECT COORDINATION ROLE
- Assist In and / or Develop, Compose, and Distribute A Project Flow Chart
- Perform All Necessary Liaison Functions
- Review Initial Project Cost Budget
- Assist In Preparing A Project Schedule
- Coordinate, Compose, and Distribute Written Progress Reports
Step 3: Preliminary Concept Design
Preliminary concept designs are developed for major components to address the scope and nature of the project. Design themes, storylines and architectural styles are established. Issues that are addressed include not only design, but also economic and operational guidelines. Conceptual design developed during this stage is based upon the owner/developer’s project objectives.
Step 4: Final Concept Design
The final concept design covers all project disciplines, i.e. architecture and engineering, etc., developed to a level of detail sufficient for understanding the project’s scope, style and content. This will allow the determination of the requirements needed by these disciplines to design and develop the project. Verification of the final concept design against all major components of the project scope and establishment of project budget and schedule will complete the project’s master planning phase.
Step 5: Schematic Design
This stage the size, function, appearance, and basic requirements of the various component elements and project disciplines; as well as allows for the development of preliminary floor plans and elevations. The detail of this stage will be adequate to prepare cost estimates for all of the components.
Step 6: Detail Design
This stage develops the design to a level of detail, which accurately describes the project. Generally, this includes detailed strategies and specifications, as well as design documentation describing the show, architectural and site elements that support the project’s design intent. Documents produced include: refined floor plans, developed elevations, sections, details, finishes and outline specifications.
Step 7: Production and Construction Documents
This stage develops all production and construction documents which the consultant, vendors and contractors will need to implement the project. It can include developing plans, specifications, drawings, scripts, storyboards and other detailed information that will support and delineate the production and construction bid documents.
Step 8: Production and Construction
This stage deals with the bidding, negotiation and subsequent production and construction of all components for the project.
AMUSEMENT RIDE PROCUREMENT AND INSTALLATION
- Bid Package
- Bid Invitation List
- Solicitation Of Request For Proposals ("RFP")
- Evaluation Relating To The Purchase and
Selection of Each Ride
- Coordinate Equipment Inspections During the Manufacturing Process
- Ride Transportation Arrangements
- On-Site Installation
- Overall Critical Path and Detailed Schedules for Ride Purchase
- Supplemental On-Site Installation Supervision
Step 9: Installation and Testing
This stage covers the installation, termination, testing and programming of all components and equipment directly related to the show systems and technologies proposed for the project. Show systems are tested to ensure compliance with the requirements set forth in the project program.
Step 10: Pre-Opening Operations Planning
This stage covers the training of operations/maintenance personnel; the establishment of operations and maintenance procedures and manuals; the load-in of operations furniture, fixtures and equipment; and the stocking of all inventory required for operations.
Executive Search Services
Analyze Departmental Human Resource Requirements
Advise and Consult Regarding Establishment Of Product Plan For: Games, Merchandise, Food and Beverage, Entertainment Rides and Attractions, Provide Necessary Recommendations To Design Team
Assist In Developing: Preliminary Budgets, Finance Programs, Maintenance Programs, Rides and Attractions Programs, Admissions and Ticketing Programs, Games and Arcade Programs, Food / Beverage Programs, Merchandise Programs Safety Programs, Marketing Programs, Entertainment Programs
TRAINING MANUALS AND RELATED TRAINING SERVICES
- Prepare Operating and Maintenance Manuals
- Provide Flexible Modular Training Program For On-Site Job Instruction
- Provide Comprehensive Orientation Program For New Hires
- Provide An In-Depth, On-Site Staff Training Program
- Market Evaluation
- Base Program Formulation
- Available Inventory Compilation
- Category Definitions
- Qualified Prospect Listing
- Letters Of Agreement and Sponsorship Contract Formulation
- Pricing Matrix
- Sales Campaign
- Implementation Guidelines
Step 11: Grand Opening
This is the culmination of the entire project’s development. It is also the official opening and presentation of a fully operational and completely finished project to the general public.
ON-GOING MANAGEMENT SERVICES
- Human Resources
- Books and Records
- Agreement Negotiations
- Project Preservation
- Service Contracts
- Rental Agreements
- Labor Union Liaison
- Purchase Coordination
- Preparation of Reports
- Policy and Procedure Assessment and Recommendation
- Marketing Plan
- Daily Operation
- ITPS Staff Support
Step 12: Rehabilitation/Expansion
This stage begins when new ideas, updated processes or additional components are required to maintain a project’s viability. When requirements include new facilities, a major rehabilitation of existing elements or major additions, this process becomes a new and separate project and must again address the twelve stages of project development.
ITPS can provide many other services such as:
Acquisitions / Mergers / Property Valuation / Due Diligence
Project Management / Construction
Marketing / Group Sales / Sponsorship
Executive / Employee Training
Loss Prevention / Safety/Security Programs
Ride Bid/Negotiation / Ride Procurement