Facility and Capital Asset Planning

ECG’s facility and capital asset planning experts translate an organization’s strategic and operational goals into implementable, viable, and flexible solutions. Over decades of master planning and facility activation projects, we have planned more than $40 billion in new capital investments since 2000 and have also helped dozens of organizations identify alternatives to major construction that resulted in increased efficiencies and substantial cost savings.

With our deep expertise and varied experience in strategy, facility planning, operations, and technology, we plan facilities that are continuously adaptable and can be occupied immediately. During our decades of service to the healthcare industry, we have brought field-tested insights and proven tools developed through our work with the majority of North America’s leading academic medical centers and health systems.

When construction or renovation is part of the solution—for example, a new hospital or ambulatory facility or a refurbished tower—our proprietary database, developed over years of programming major building projects, allows us to benchmark and recommend appropriate capacities and utilization for all areas and service lines. We collaborate with clinical and operational leadership to determine the appropriate number of rooms and types of assets to support an efficient operation, as well as a streamlined building plan.

At the space programming stage, our experts will help your organization articulate a vision and accompanying guidelines based on the desired future clinical and operational practices; increased use of technology; and ideal experience for patients, physicians, staff, and visitors. And we have unparalleled activation and transition planning experience to ensure your facility’s first day goes off without a hitch.

As you begin to transition into your new or renovated space, our consultant group with experience in operations, construction, commissioning, IT activation, and occupancy planning will collaborate with your team to sequence and execute a safe, effective opening. Over the past decade alone, we have helped 26 clients move into 25 million square feet of new space, including greenfield and de novo hospitals, major building additions, and campus expansions.

While most solutions fall along the facility development continuum and include strategy, facility sizing, space programming, building activation, process improvement, or IT optimization, few apply a systems approach to the problem—considering and fully understanding the upstream and downstream impact of decisions. Our subject matter experts from various service lines that include oncology, cardiology, and pediatrics, among others, work collaboratively to build customized master planning and activation planning solutions that are well informed and comprehensive. Combined, ECG’s capabilities span a wide spectrum of perspectives and creative solutions that help our clients make the best decisions for their organization.